We Live to Care

Meet our Union City team.

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Doctors

Dr. Kang

Dr. Kang

DVM

Dr. Kang went to veterinary school in South Korea and completed his ECFVG education at Cornell University in New York. He spent a year in an intensive small animal medicine internship program at the Bay Area Veterinary Specialists before holding several consecutive chief of medicine positions at various local hospitals. Owning UNI Pet Clinic is the fulfillment of a life-long dream. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his two cockapoo dogs Mori & Gabi, and playing tennis. He is fluent in Korean.

Dr. Yoon

Dr. Yoon

DVM

Dr. Diane Yoon is a Bay area native who grew up in San Jose. She briefly studied biology at UC Davis, wanting to be a doctor. But after volunteering at an animal hospital, she decided she would much rather help cute furry animals instead. She then went to Korea to attend Seoul National University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with her DVM degree in 2021. She is excited to join the UNI team and looks forward to meeting you and your lovely pet.

When not working, she enjoys cuddling with Chucky her chihuahua-mix dog, playing tennis, and catching up on all her favorite tv shows. Dr. Yoon is fluent in Korean.

Dr. Park

Dr. Park

DVM

Dr. Park was born and raised in South Korea and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine form Konkuk Univerity in Seoul. Dr. Park continued her education in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she completed a clinical year at Louisiana State Univ. Dr. Park worked various animal practices in southern California until she moved to Bay area in 2019.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending her free time hiking, bouldering and playing golf. Dr. Park is fluent in Korean.

Dr. Rashid

Dr. Rashid

DVM

Dr.Thalia Rashid was born and raised in Canada and received her doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2018. She worked in Canada for 1 year before relocating to the Bay Area where she has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys cuddling her two terriers Dixie & Zoey, and her cat Big Tuna, as well as working out and traveling. Dr. Rashid is fluent in French.

“Lots of people talk to animals…. Not very many listen, though…. That’s the problem.”

-Benjamin Hoff

Staff

Catalina, RVT

Catalina, RVT

Practice Manager

Catalina holds an Associates Degree from Carrington College, obtained her RVT License in November 2018. She has always had a passion with animals and aspired to be a Veterinarian. She has been in this field since 2005. In her free time she enjoys relaxing with her children, going to the beach and sewing.

Andrea

Andrea

Practice Manager Assistant

Andrea is a mother to two handsome red nose pits, Draco and Zeus. She dreams of becoming a veterinary technician. In her free time she enjoys hikes, trail walks and loves nature and horse back riding.

Selina

Selina

Assistant Practice Manager

Selina holds an Associates of Science Degree in Veterinary Technology. She enjoys assisting patients and seeing the variety of cases throughout the day, While not helping patients she like spending time with her family and friends.

Alexis

Alexis

Veterinary Assistant

I graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. I grew up in La Jolla San Diego and I’m willing to hang up my surfboards for some snowboards. I worked with all sorts of animals and I’m excited to be working at UNI Pet Clinic. I hope to further my experience with small animals and one day become a professor of Animal Reproductive Physiology.

Brandon

Brandon

Veterinary Assistant

Brandon is a passionate veterinary assistant who is aiming to become a veterinarian. After graduating from UC Davis in Animal Biology major, he is gaining a lot of knowledge and experience in UNI Pet Clinic. He likes to play piano, sing, and sleep during his free time.

Cynthia

Cynthia

Veterinary Assistant

Hi my name is Cynthia, I hope one day to be a RVT, and right now I’m just gaining experience and knowledge at UNI. On my free time I like to spend time with my two cats, my German Shepherd and my border collie puppy.

Paola

Paola

Veterinary Assistant

Hey I’m Paola, my future goals one day is to become a veterinarian, open my own clinic, and have a non-profit rescue. In my free time I love going to the beach or going hiking with my two fur babies Max and Beya.

Yzabelle

Yzabelle

Receptionist

Yzabelle is planning to go to Ohlone Community College to major in nursing and minor in psychology. On her free time she likes to go hiking with her husky and being with family.

Jasmine

Jasmine

Veterinary Assistant

Hello! I’m Jasmine, I went to high school at James Logan High School. I currently go to Chabot Community College. Have 2 dogs of my own who I love and adore very much!

Andres

Andres

Veterinary Assistant

Hi my name is Andres. I am currently enrolled at Ohlone college. My future goal is to become an RVT. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my two dogs, Nala and Cisco, two bunnies, Lola and Gizzie.

Ashley

Ashley

Kennel Attendant

Hi, my name is Ashley. I attended Clark Atlanta University and studied business marketing/management. I love animals, especially cats! I have an 11 year old cat named Randy that I adore!

Jzenica

Jzenica

Kennel Attendant

Hello I’m Jzenica! Ive always loved animals and by gaining experience working with them at UNI Pet Clinic. I hope to one day become an RVT.

Rachaelle

Rachaelle

Kennel Attendant

I graduated UC Davis with a major in Biological Sciences and minor in Comparative Literature and Animal Science. In my free time, I spend time with my rat terrier mix Mochi, watch Marvel movies, and do nail art.

“When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.”

-AD Williams

Externs

Dr. Sung Cho

Dr. Sung Cho

Extern

I am so happy and grateful now that I spent three weeks of the externship in the UNI Pet Clinic with those of great passion and character. Special thanks to Dr. Kang, he was the one responding with a short but kind email saying “If I can help, I will be glad. Come over. Let me know when you have a detailed plan.” Even in the middle of this chaotic pandemic, all veterinarians and staff have been devoting themselves to the customers and patients. After graduation with DVM, Feb 2015, I have worked in Choonghyun Animal Hospital located in Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea. Completing my 1 year small animal internship, I continued my work as an associate veterinarian. Currently, I am at the final step of ECFVG Certificate program (Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates) which is also called CPE (Clinical Proficiency Examination). It was an indispensable time to gain new experience and prepare for the CPE. While working within the team shoulder to shoulder, I was more than thankful for patient, engaging mentorship and cheerful friendship from veterinarians and staff. There is a way of translating one’s dedication and integrity into veterinary service. It was there. I am happy to be part of it.

Dr. Insung Chun

Dr. Insung Chun

Extern

Dr. Insung Chun grew up in South Korea and received his DVM degree from Seoul National University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2021. He is currently a 1st lieutenant in the Republic of Korea Air Force. He is serving as a veterinary medical officer, taking care of military working dogs in the Cheongju Air Base. Off-duty, he is an amateur drummer and a bass player. He also likes playing golf and working out. He is excited to join the UNI team after his military discharge in 2024. He speaks fluent Korean and Japanese.

Shannon Drexler

Shannon Drexler

Extern

Hey there! My name is Shannon and I am currently in my 4th year of veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. I am planning to pursue a career in small animal general practice upon graduation and will be moving to Union City this summer.

The staff -doctors and technicians- at UNI Pet Clinic are incredibly welcoming and knowledgeable. During my time spent externing here I was able to get a great deal of hands-on experience, and my questions were always well received and answered with thoughtful responses. I highly recommended this clinic to any student looking to get some more small animal general practice experience. A big shout out to the UNI Pet Clinic team in both locations, thanks for being so kind and inviting!

Lyssabeth

Lyssabeth

Extern

Hello everyone! My name is Lyssabeth Lorico and I am currently a 4th year Animal Science major and GDB minor at UC Davis. I am currently planning to apply to veterinary school this upcoming cycle. I am interested in pursuing a career involving shelter medicine, animal behavior and/or public health.

During my time at UNI Pet Clinic, I had the privilege to work with so many knowledgeable and kind veterinarians and technicians. Without them, I would not have been able to gain a strong foundation to my veterinary knowledge. I appreciate all the time they spent explaining all the different aspects of the clinic. The hands-on experience that I have gained from UNI Pet has proven to be invaluable throughout my continuing experience in the veterinary field.