Lori O’Neil, DVM – Owner, Veterinarian

Certificated in Canine Rehabilitation Therapy

I was raised on a ranch in the Mojave Desert and have always loved and been an advocate for animals. In fourth grade I petitioned the President to save the wild horses. Later, I started rescuing cats and kittens. One summer alone, I bottle fed 40 rescue kittens at one time and found them all good homes. All this while going to school and working! To this day my passion for animals has never faded.

I found my true calling in veterinary medicine, dentistry, animal physical rehabilitation (otherwise known as physical therapy) and Emergency medicine/critical care. This is the area where I felt I could make a difference and have the strongest impact in saving and improving the quality of animals’ lives.

My philosophy is to treat every animal, whether owned or stray, like it is my own. I am very fortunate to be able to do what I love!

I am featured in the Ventura County Star newspaper as the resident “Ask The Expert”

Graduate:

    DVM, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 2001

Internship:

    Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group, Ventura, California, 2001-2002

Recent Experience:

    Emergency and Critical Care from 2002-Dec 2005 at Pet Emergency Clinic in Ventura and Thousand Oaks, as well as at California Animal Referral and Emergency in Santa Barbara. I continued to perform Relief Emergency shifts from 2006 through 2012.
    Animal Rehabilitation Center of Ventura County 2006 -2013 (Now a part of Adobe)
    Adobe Animal Hospital and Emergency Center January 3, 2006 to present

Member:

    American Veterinary Medical Association
    American Animal Hospital Association
    California Veterinary Medical Association
    Santa Barbara and Ventura Veterinary Medical Association

Certifications:

    Alpha-Stimulation, Dr. Eva Frick
    Certificate in Canine Rehabilitation Therapy from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, Dr. Van Dyke
    Penn Hip Radiology

Additional Training:

    Ultrasound workshops: 2 workshops University of California Davis and one Sound technology 2-day course
    Emergency Critical Care Workshops: 2 labs and one 2-day workshop with Dr. Tim Crowe
    Bandaging workshop: VECCS
    Eye Surgery Lab: Dr. Maggs, UC Davis
    Inhalation and ventilation labs: VECCS
    Basic and Advanced Dentistry workshops: Western States Veterinary Convention
    Advanced Dentistry and Endodontics: Animal Dental Training Center of Baltimore, Dr. Ira Luskin

Special interests:

    Abdominal ultrasound, advanced dentistry, emergency and critical care, physical rehabilitation, soft tissue surgery, and pocket pets

Catherine Griego – Lead Receptionist and Inventory Coordinator

I have worked at Adobe Animal Hospital since 2013. I started as a receptionist and worked my way up to being in charge of Inventory and running the Front Office. What I love best about working here is being able to interact with our clients and knowing that what we do at Adobe is putting the pets care first.

What I feel I excel at is being able to communicate with all of our clients and being able to run the front office smoothly. I am not afraid to try something new and I am always up to learning new things.

My hobbies are spending time with my family, watching movies, laughing with friends, but most of all spending time with my grand daughter Catherine who is my heart.


Daisy Garcia – Receptionist and Beginning Technician Assistant

I have been with Adobe since 2015 as a Receptionist. I am a very positive person and I always greet the clients with a smile. I love being a receptionist but the longer I have worked here, the more I have wanted to work more with the pets. I expressed this desire to Dr. O’Neil and I am now being cross-trained to become a Veterinary Assistant.


Lourdes Cortez – Receptionist and OSHA Coordinator

I’ve been at Adobe since 2015. Working at Adobe has given me a different point of view of the pet world. I’ve learned to be more caution in the care of animals than I previously had and still continue to learn every day. I enjoy helping clients with their pet needs in good times and in bad. Seeing a pet leave Adobe happy and healthy with their owner is what I enjoy the most.

I enjoy crocheting, watching movies and spending time with my family and my dog “Gizmo”.


Amberley Lunsford – Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist

I started working for Adobe in June of 2017 after going to the office as a client with my 3-year old Great Dane, Weagle, my “only child” so far.

I moved to California from Georgia when my husband was stationed at Port Hueneme. In Georgia, I was working at an AAHA accredited animal hospital and had only been here a few months when Dr. O’Neil offered me a working interview and I have been with Adobe ever since.

I love learning and am aiming towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and hope to work with (not be eaten by) big cats, specifically tigers!


Rose Briseno – Senior Nurse

I have been working at Adobe Animal Hospital since 2009. I enjoy working with animals, our staff and doctor.

Initially I worked as a Kennel Nurse. Through dedication, hard work, and expanding my knowledge base, I have moved up to Senior Veterinary Nurse.

I love providing preventative education to our clients about the illnesses and diseases that their pets can get so they can protect their loved ones from diseases such as Parvo and Heartworm.

I am currently attending classes to become a Registered Veterinary Technician.

I really enjoy the family atmosphere and company outings like the one we recently took to the Painted Cabernet. I feel very lucky to have found this job and it has turned into a career that I love.


Victor Solorio – Senior Nurse and Dental Assistant

I always had a deep love for animals and honestly my family has a small zoo including a mini horse.

Initially I was an Adobe client. Every time I would see Dr. O’Neil I would ask if I could volunteer my time just to get a foot in the door of veterinary medicine. She always insisted that I get into a training program so that I would be reimbursed for my time. She even gave me the names of organizations that could help me. I found one, Adobe took me on and trained me. The training is hard and the learning curve is steep but when it is your passion you cannot quite call it hard work. It is more like tough love.

I have been a member of the Adobe family since 2010.

Doctor O’Neil enrolled me in a Half-Maration training program which is fun, challenging, and a great stress reliever. She believes we all need balance in our lives to be the best we can be. Working in Veterinary medicine is everything I thought it could be and more.


Gabby Vasquez – Veterinary Nurse

Monitoring Radiology Badges and the Controlled Substances

I came to Adobe through an internship with Animal Behavioral College. Dr. O’Neil was impressed with the motivation and dedication that I displayed and Adobe took me under her wing. I have been working with the animals and staff since 2014.

We really are a family and do things together frequently. Dr. O’Neil enrolled Victor and me in a Half-Marathon training program. She believes we need to be healthy, strong and balanced as well. She has helped me understand the medical needs of animals, and I am still learning every single day.

I am working and attending college and I plan to go to Pierce College for the Registered Veterinarian Technician program to expand my knowledge on animal health. From there I may tackle becoming a veterinarian myself. Knowledge is power.


Annissa Noe – Nurse, BNI Spokesperson

I came to Adobe through the Animal Behavioral College Internship in 2015. I performed my 90 hours of hands on training with Adobe. Dr. O’Neil decided that I would fit right in with the rest of the crew and I have been here for almost 2 years now. I enjoy being able to work with animals every day, and being able to make them feel better and live happy lives.

I represent Adobe Animal Hospital as their Business Networking International spokesperson on a weekly basis. I feel I excel at compassion and understanding the clients and their pets. I treat them as if they were my own.

I was colluded into taking Belly-Dancing classes for exercise with Dr. O’Neil they turned out to be a lot of fun! I also participated in a superhero run with the Doctor and my super dog Cleo.

I loves spending time with my Chihuahua, Cleo, and collecting Superman memorabilia. Best of all, I love dressing her in her Superman tutu and showing her off the world.


Myriam Plascencia – Veterinary Nurse

Dental Assistant and the Controlled Substances

I came to Adobe through the Animal Behavioral College Internship in 2014.

Even though Dr. O’Neil was impressed with my work ethic and skills, there was no position at that time. I kept volunteering after my internship. A few months later I received a call from Adobe and have been a part of the family ever since.

Our patients cannot tell us what is wrong. Ill pets are riddles to be solved. Helping them when they are at their lowest point, seeing them improve, and helping their family have more healthy and happy times together is what keeps me motivated and determined in this field.

I am also continuing my education in Veterinary Medicine. My goal is to Go to Pierce college and become a Vet Tech. I enjoy anything and everything Disney.