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”


    DVM, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 2001


    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


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


    • 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

Amberly 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.

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 love 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.

Donna Cologna

My role at Adobe Animal Hospital is Office Manager. I double as receptionist, and overall encourager! I am a So Cal native who has recently returned home. My favorite part about living in Ventura County is the ocean, the beach, and the laid-back vibe here. I am a musician, play guitar and sing, and also love Karaoke!