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. 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. Jiulianti

Dr. 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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jason

Jason

Veterinary Assistant

Jason is a father of 2 boys, an army combat medic veteran and has been working in the veterinary field since 2004. He graduated from Chabot College with an Associates of Science in Fire Technology. He has always loved animals and had a passion for medicine. When not at work he enjoys surfing and swimming with his boys.

Gaby

Gaby

Veterinary Assistant

Gaby recently made the move to Veterinary Medicine in May because of her love for animals and wanting to help others. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and working on cars with her husband.

Jessie

Jessie

Veterinary Assistant

Hello my name is Jessie I am a mommy to a red nose pitbull I’ve had him since he was 3 weeks old. I’m looking forward to this new chapter at UNI and I am excited to meet you and your lovely pet. When off work I enjoy coloring and going for walks and I love doing self care on my days free.

Dani

Dani

Veterinary 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.

Holly

Holly

Veterinary Assistant

Hey I’m Holly. I was lead down the path of veterinary medicine by the friendship and the unexpected loss of my best friend. Aurora. Her incredible spirit, loyalty and love has compelled me to learn all aspects of this field, and I hope to one day operate my own clinic to help others and their four-legged family members stay happy and healthy.

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.

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.

Vivian

Vivian

Veterinary Receptionist

Hello my name is Vivian. I am currently going to Chabot College and my hobbies are singing, writing, drawing and playing video games. I have two cats, lily and lulu. I plan on getting a pomski in the future.

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.

Paola

Paola

Kennel 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.

Sarai

Sarai

Kennel Assistant

Sarai is working on applying to the vet technician program in foothill college in the spring in hopes of becoming a certified tech. After gaining her license she’s going to continue college and transfer to UC Davis to earn her bachelors in animal science.

Jose

Jose

Kennel Assistant

Hi my name is Jose, I just joined the team as a kennel assistant and am looking forward to a new chapter in my life and to learn new things. In my free time I like to take my dogs on long walks at the park but usually spend it studying to become a chemist.

“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!

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.