Veterinary TeamMeet Our Veterinary Team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of ABC Veterinary Hospital Pacific Beach! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Get to know our team!

Our team is dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you, and we hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.

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Dr. Margaret Christensen

Dr. Margaret Christensen

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Christensen was born in Florida and raised in Houston, Texas. She earned her veterinarian degree at Texas A&M University. Dr. Christensen completed her 4th-year externship here at ABC in 1998😊.

Her favorite part about being a veterinarian is working with Puppies and kittens (obvs)! But she is particularly interested in dermatology and internal medicine.

Dr. Christensen enjoys spending time with her kids and husband, and she loves going to Pilates! Dr. Christensen has a full house! She has two dogs named Petunia/aka Turdand Brick, a cat named Fungus, and she has a gecko named Stubs, and a fish named Sushi.

Dr. Maja Vito

Dr. Maja Vito

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Maja Vito has been practicing for 27 years. She studied at the North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Vito enjoys giving out treats during exams to help keep stress to a minimum. She loves collaborating with owners to ensure a pet’s health and well-being. Dr. Vito’s favorite aspect of her job is soft tissue surgery. It means so much to Dr. Vito to know that a procedure like a spay or neuter will help a pet stay in their home for a happy and long life.

When she is not in the clinic, Dr. Vito enjoys hiking, biking, snow skiing, beach time, and playing board games with her family. She shares her home with her lovelies, Harper and Quid.

Dr. Nicole Zaranek

Dr. Nicole Zaranek

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Zaranek is from British Columbia, Canada, and has always had a passion for animals. She cultivated her animal-loving nature by immersing herself in the world of veterinary medicine at a young age by volunteering at farms, wildlife centers, and small animal clinics. She then transformed her childhood fascination into a lifelong passion by earning her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College. Her favorite part of being a veterinarian is helping patients recover from their illnesses and forming lasting relationships with pets and clients. Dr. Zaranek especially enjoys treating allergy cases and working with senior pets. She is currently pursuing advanced certification in veterinary acupuncture.

Dr. Zaranek lives in San Diego with her husband, son, and black Labrador, Kaia. She enjoys going to the beach and spending quality time with friends and family.

Carlos Floriano

Carlos Floriano

Registered Veterinary Technician

Carlos has been a loyal and integral member of the ABC Veterinary Team for many years.

Carlos graduated from Baja California Autonomous University (UABC) and studied Veterinary Medicine. He is a certified veterinarian in Mexico.

Carlos really enjoys every aspect of his job. He is especially fantastic at handling your pet’s dental procedures with ease.

Carlos loves listening to music, playing basketball, and spending time with his family. He shares his home with three dogs. A basset hound named Lucy and two Yorkies named Sophie and Phoebe.

Sandra

Sandra

Registered Veterinary Technician

Sandra studied at Pima Medical Institute. She is a kind and caring RVT.

Sandra loves educating pet owners about proper in-home care and good practices to keep their pets healthy. Sandra is a fountain of knowledge for pet care practice.

In her spare time, she loves to travel and spend time with her friends and family.

Reva Raymond

Reva Raymond

Veterinary Technician

Reva was born and raised in San Diego. She studied at Grossmont Health Occupation Center and is a fantastic technician.

She loves seeing her patients going home healthy and certainly does a huge part in keeping them healthy.

Reva enjoys spending quality time with her family. She shares her home with seven furry family members. It’s a farm with Pickles, Archer, Charlie, Alfred, Missa, Destiny, and Kevin.

Ericka Erickson

Ericka Erickson

Veterinary Technician

Ericka was born in Houston, Texas and was raised in San Diego!

Ericka studied to be a veterinarian at the University of the Philippines. She is currently getting her American license.

Her favorite part of her job is all of the kitty & puppy kisses! And, of course, making pets feel better! Ericka is a fantastic team member who treats every patient with the kindest of care.

She loves spending time with her cats, hanging with her family and friends, and enjoying the San Diego sunshine. Ericka has three fur babies, Mayari, Boo & Taz.

Charla Lowe-Valdez

Charla Lowe-Valdez

Veterinary Assistant

Charla has lived in Cleveland, Ohio and now San Diego.

She has been working with animals for 17-plus years. Charla studied at Pima Medical Institute in Chula Vista.

Charla loves giving the best customer service possible, and she succeeds at it! Her favorite part of her job is when she gets to see a patient recover from illness or injury.

In her spare time, she makes succulent arrangements for friends and family. Charla shares her home with three cats and one dog, Taylor, Bootsee, Spookie, and Latte.

Johanna Hueso

Johanna Hueso

Practice Manager

Johanna loves ensuring her staff and clients are happy. She loves cuddling new puppies and kittens (teenage and senior citizens too). Johanna also loves the Keurig/coffee station!

Johanna loves hiking, exploring waterfalls, and spending time with her family, her 9-year-old daughter, and her husband. She loves watching scary movies and admits that she can be a couch potato most of the time. She shares her home with three dogs and one tortoise. Charlie the chihuahua, Scarlett the mini schnauzer, Zeppelin the Belgian malinois, and Tortie Motley the Hermann tortoise.

Jodi Veitch

Jodi Veitch

Community & Media Relations

Jodi was born in Canada and raised all over the map 😊.

Jodi loves helping pets and their owners feel more comfortable during their visits. She loves the opportunity to make every step of your vet visit fun and informative.

Jodi is also a travel enthusiast! She loves helping you and your pet get to your destination with ease.

You will see Jodi and her polar bear Labrador named Daniel making the most of Pacific Beach! Paddleboarding, walks around the bay, and tacos (doggie chicken and rice bowls for Dan)are on the list of her extracurriculars!!

Victoria Contreras

Victoria Contreras

Customer Service Representative

Victoria was born and raised in San Diego. She went to school at Pima Medical Institute in Chula Vista.

She loves being a part of our awesome patients’ and pet parents’ lives! You will see her smiling face when you walk through our doors.

She loves hiking, being by the ocean, and eating good fish 😊.

She shares her home with Basil, the bearded dragon.