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. Nakamura

Dr. Nakamura

DVM

Dr. Nakamura graduated from veterinary school in Tokyo, Japan. She received a Masters degree in Veterinary Neurology and attended the residency program in Neurology/Neurosurgery service at U.C. Davis. Dr. Nakamura is also an expert in dentistry. When not working, she enjoys training in Muay Thai kickboxing and hiking with her husband, two teen children and Teddy the Chihuahua. She is also compassionate in caring for companion animals for the homeless and volunteers at Paw Fund free vaccine clinics in Berkeley. She is also a member of the California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps to help the animals at natural disaster sites. She is fluent in Japanese.

Dr. Hegde

Dr. Hegde

DVM

Dr. Geethanjali Hegde grew up in Bangalore, India, around both small and large animals. Dr. Hegde completed her Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree at Mysore Veterinary College in India. She moved to the United States and completed her foreign veterinary program at Iowa State University (School of Veterinary Medicine) in Ames, Iowa. She received her D.V.M. degree in 2001. Dr. Hegde has now been practicing in the Bay Area since 2002. Other interests include hiking, cooking and spending time with her two beautiful daughters and cute cat, Shamboo.

Dr. Justin Jiulianti

Dr. Justin Jiulianti

DVM

Dr Jiulianti was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There he graduated from Widener University with a bachelors degree in Biology. From Philadelphia he traveled to the St kitts in the Caribbean for veterinary school. He attended Ross University school of veterinary medicine graduating in 2011.

Dr J has enjoyed practicing over the last 10 years in different regions across the country. From emergency medicine in Philadelphia to general practicing in Salem, Massachusetts, he appreciates how different veterinary medicine can be from coast to coast. He looks forward to building relationships with you and your pets while establishing himself in the Bay Area veterinary community.

“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.

Melissa

Melissa

Veterinary Assistant

Melissa graduated with her AA in Biology with emphasis in Allied Health. She plans to work towards her RVT license in the near future and loves hiking and spending time with her 6 year-old German shepherd.

Hazel, RVT

Hazel, RVT

Practice Manager Assistant

Hazel is a graduate from Foothill College’s Veterinary Technology Program, and obtained her licenses shortly after. Hazel enjoys hiking and camping in her free time and is a very outdoorsy person. She loves to spend time with her two kitties, Chai and Hazel Junior. Newest addition to the furry family is Reggie, whom she rescued near the premise of UNI Pet Clinic.

Natalie

Natalie

Veterinary Assistant

Hello, my name is Natalie I am currently in school as a Biology major and minoring in Animal Science. I hope to become a Veterinarian in the future.

Sam

Sam

Veterinary Assistant

Sam is currently enrolled at Chabot College, looking to transfer to UC Davis or Hawaii State. He has always had a love for animals and enjoy working with them. When he is not working he spends time with family and friends and of course with all his pets.

Lizette

Lizette

Veterinary Assistant

Hello my name is Lizette Gonzalez, my love of animals came at a very young age. I decided to go to school, then I started my journey at Banfield pet hospital and now here. I have 3 fur babies of my own. A 11 yr old female chihuahua/ rat terrier mix named Luna and two huskies Walter 5 yr old and Belle 3 yr old; all the loves of my life. I look forward to being here and helping to make sure your babies get the best treatment possible.

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.

Sabrina

Sabrina

Veterinary Assistant

Sabrina joined the UNI Team earlier this year in April as a Kennel Assistant and has been working her way up as a Veterinary Technician. I love animals and plan to continue veterinary technician work in the future.

Meredith

Meredith

Veterinary Assistant

My name is Meredith Ortiz. Im from Hayward and I’m currently studying at Cal State east bay and will be graduating next year. I’ll be pursuing a masters after that. i’ve been working with animals for 4 years now and I’ve enjoyed it so much. In my spare time, I like going out in nature to recharge, watching true crime or ghost shows, or growing food in my backyard.

Mhylia

Mhylia

Veterinary Assistant

Hey I’m Mhylia. I am currently a college student at Chabot majoring in Psychology with a potential second major in Biology or Education. In my free time I take care of my family, hang out with friends or go hiking with my dog Harmony.

Monserrat

Monserrat

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon!

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.

Deanna

Deanna

Veterinary Assistant

Bio Coming Soon!

Andrea

Andrea

Receptionist

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.

Jasmin

Jasmin

Receptionist

Jasmin is a receptionist here at UNI. She hopes to become a veterinary technician one day and get her RVT license. She has always enjoyed working with animals and planned this as her future carrer. She has two kitties, an orange tabby and a Siamese mixed tabby. She hopes to learn and grown at UNI with the help of mentors.

Alice

Alice

Receptionist

Bio Coming Soon!

Dani

Dani

Kennel Assistant

Dani Arreguin is a vegan, aspiring to be a vet and open her own clinic and sanctuary. On her free time she loves drawing, dancing and advocating for animal rights.

Natalia

Natalia

Kennel Assistant

Natalia is passionate about animals and providing quality care for the patients. She recently moved to NorCal from Chicago and will soon be pursuing her RVT license. Seeing the deep love between fur babies and their people is what keeps her inspired everyday. She shares a home with a Belgian Malinoise Max and a domestic shorthair cat Oyster. When not working you can find her doing all sorts of outdoor activities including horseback riding and hiking.

Armando

Armando

Kennel Assistant

Armando is working towards his AA at Chabot College and hopefully transferring to CSU East Bay to study Radiology. Since a young kid he has had a passion for animals. In his free time he loves to play fetch with his 9 year old chihuahua.

Jose

Jose

Kennel Assistant

Bio Coming Soon!

“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.

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!