Meet Our Staff

The Veterinary Surgery’s veterinarians are supported by team of over a dozen staff members who handle the various needs of our patients, clients, and facility. To learn more about our friendly team, click on the position categories below:

Suman

Assistant Veterinarian

Bio Coming Soon.

Abdulla

Kennel Attendant

Abdulla is our Kennel Attendant at The Veterinary Surgery since June 2018 and he works hard to make sure that the boarding area is clean and comfortable during every pet’s stay. When he’s not looking after dogs in the boarding facility, he is busy with other task in/outside the clinic and making sure that surrounding of our clinic is very well maintained.

Moid Mohammad

Pet Support Staff

Moid became one of our veterinary technicians in December 2017 and has a special interest in assisting in surgery, health monitoring, and administering treatment. He loves being a veterinary technician and considers it a noble duty to take care of creatures that can’t help themselves.

In his spare time, he enjoys learning photography and editing. He is also a cricket enthusiast.

Dedan Njau

Veterinary Technician

Groomer and Veterinary Technician, graduated year 2015 from Nairobi Kenya; special interest in Animal Surgery, I enjoy and love working with Animals. My hobbies are swimming, playing piano.

Al-Hussein Domaot

Veterinary Technician

Al-Hussein became one of our veterinary technicians in June 2015 and has a special interest in surgery, health monitoring, and administering treatment. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Arts degree from Mindanao State University and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Central Mindanao University. Over the years, he has had many noteworthy experiences in the field, including providing care for big cats like cheetahs and tigers. He loves being a veterinary technician and considers it a noble duty to take care of creatures that can’t help themselves.

Al-Hussein is married and has a cat named Ottoman. In his spare time, he enjoys learning filmmaking and visual effects. He is also a Karate-do enthusiast.

Huda Pathy Abdalla

Veterinary Technician

Huda is one of the veterinary technicians at The Veterinary Surgery. She has been part of our team since May 2014, after earning her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine in Egypt. She has always loved pets, so pursuing a career as a veterinary technician was a natural choice for her. She also earned her International Computer Driving License (ICDL). When she’s not at work, she loves reading, walking, cooking, and crafting.

Elbie Abastillas

Veterinary Technician

Elbie joined our team in August 2016 as a veterinary technician. She attended Aklan State University in the Philippines, where she pursued her DVM. Elbie decided she wanted a career in the veterinary field because she had a desire to provide more than just emotional care for animals, she wanted to take it further and provide them with medical care and treatments when they’re sick. In fact, her favorite part about working at our practice is sending patients home happy and healthy, after they came to her sick.

Elbie has three dogs (Pogi, Siomai, and Bo), and in her free time she loves to play with them, read, watch movies, and get a good night’s sleep.

Edwin Turaini Hajihl

Kennel Attendant

Edwin is one of the kennel attendants at The Veterinary Surgery and works hard to make sure that the boarding area is clean and comfortable during every pet’s stay. Prior to joining our team, he earned an Associate in Industrial Technology (AIT) from Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College. When he’s not looking after dogs in the boarding facility, he cares for her own pet—a cat named Totocha—and spends time with his family.

Vilma Garduce

Groomer

Vilma joined our team as a groomer in December 2006 and loves caring for the animals and making them look at their best. She also loves making her clients happy. She earned a degree in Agriculture from Zamboanga A.E. College and is married with three sons.

Y. Siddhartha

Groomer

Siddhartha joined our team in February 2016, with several dog training and grooming awards under his belt. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Computel. As one of our groomers, he loves working with pets and helping them to be better companions by training and grooming them. At home, he cares for his own dogs and cats.

Asma Mohamed atif Gimal Eldeen

Veterinary Technician

Asma has been part of our team since January 2014. Fueled by her love for pets, she earned her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine in Egypt. She also earned her International Computer Driving License (ICDL). As one of our veterinary technicians, she now enjoys being part of a team that shares her love for pets. She especially loves working with dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys walking, drawing, and reading.

Gwen Blanco

Receptionist

Gwen worked as one of the Receptionist here in The Veterinary Surgery. She has several years of experience working in a private sector such as HR Assistant, Customer Service Representative, Team Leader and a Hotel Receptionist. She is a mother, with one child and a loving and very supportive daughter to her family. Just like anyone else, she has a Labrador in Philippines but unfortunately she passed away.

Sheila Blanco

Receptionist

Sheila joined The Veterinary Surgery September of 2018; she has several years of experience from various fields that includes works as Office Assistant for a private association and Customer Support for Telecommunication Company. Sheila has adopted a 2 year old Chihuahua a very lovely dog and everyone in her family loves her so much. A family oriented person, always loves to gather every weekend and have family bonding.

Catherine Njoroge

Front Desk Officer

Catherine worked as a front desk officer at The Veterinary Surgery. She has several years of experience in client relations and previously worked as Marketing Officer for private company, where she handled scheduling, accounting, payroll and finance. Catherine or Kate to her friends, have a rescued cat named Mark, such a loving soul, of course she enjoy the licking of her cat, She also love being outside and hanging out with family, friends, furry baby and colleagues.

Dorothy Clark

Inventory Specialist/Admin/Relocation Support

Dorothy joined The Veterinary Surgery April of 2017, with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major in Management. With 20+ years of extensive experience, in various fields that includes works as HR Office Manager, Freight and Warehouse Specialist & Manufacturing Specialist. I am a dog lover by nature, but when I joined the practice, I come to love the cat as well.

Charmine Amador

Administrative Assistant

Charmine joined The Veterinary Surgery in September 2014 after earning her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in accounting management from the University of Makati. As one of our administrative assistants, she enjoys being able to help clients and meeting new people. She also loves assisting the veterinarians and her colleagues. Charmine is married with a daughter. She also has a dog. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and cleaning.

Emily Dominica Simon-King

Receptionist

Emily has been part of our receptionist team since October 2015. She studied to become a medical transcriptionist at MTC Academy of Davao in the Philippines. She chose to pursue a position in the veterinary field because of her interest in medicine and to become more familiar with the role of a doctor. She loves having knowledge of the evolution of the medical field and the exposure she receives to pharmacological and medical terminology. She also loves working with a great work force and with pets. Her own pets include two cats named Mau and Henry and three dogs named Tiny, George, and Tanya. In her spare time, she loves reading books, traveling, discovering music, and watching movies.

Mahmoud El Hossan

Pet Relocation Consultant

Mahmoud began working at The Veterinary Surgery in June 2005, after studying at Cairo University. As one of our pet relocation consultants, he helps pets travel safely and helps pet owners with the planning, including all the requirements. When he’s not at work, he spends time with his family and cares for her African grey.

Mohamed Abdalla Faragalla

Pet Relocation Consultant

Mohamed has been with part of The Veterinary Surgery’s team since December 2005. He received a degree in social service from the College of Social Service. As one of our pet relocation consultants, he loves being able to assist customers with their pet travel needs to make sure that every pet travels and arrives safely. He especially loves witnessing the happiness of clients when they receive their pets and being part of that process. Although cats are his favorite animal, he has a snake at home.

Hani El Hossan

Accountant

Hani has been part of The Veterinary Surgery’s staff since December 2005. He earned his accounting degree from Cairo University. Although he deals with numbers all day, he also enjoys seeing the feline patients in particular; cats are his favorite animals. In his spare time, he enjoys watching television, playing games, and going out.

Matilda Desouza

Front Desk Officer

Inspired by her love for pets, Matilda joined our team in July 2012 after earning her Bachelor of Commerce degree from Indra Gandhi National Open High. She loves that every day is a new experience that allows her to learn something different. She also loves interacting with people from different parts of the world. She’s married and has two dogs named Pepr and Mac. In her free time, she loves spending time with friends, her dogs, camping, and dancing. She also prides herself on her ability to make people smile.

Ai Bahadur

Facility Maintenance

Ibahadur has been part of The Veterinary Surgery’s team since August of 2018. As one of our facility cleaners, he keeps the dog/cat recovery area clean for pets. He also walks the dogs, which he considers one of his favorite aspects of his position. When he’s not at work, he enjoys doing small backyard gardening.

Bhim Magar

Assistant Kennel Attendant

Bhim is one of the kennel attendants at The Veterinary Surgery since November of 2018 and ensuring keeping cages clean and sanitized especially in our Prep / Surgery area as his main focus; and reporting on the animal’s condition to our Veterinarian and or Vet Tech. Assisting also in, nail trimming and grooming of animals as well.

Riyas

Facility Maintenance

Riyas is one of the kennel attendants at The Veterinary Surgery since September 2018 and ensuring keeping cages clean and sanitized; walking, feeding and picking up after the animals; and reporting on the animal’s condition to our Veterinarian and or Vet Tech. Assisting also in bathing, nail trimming and grooming of animals as well.

Juan C. Magnaye, Jr.

Senior Facility Maintenance Person

Juan joined our team in August 2013 as one of our facility workers and cleaners. His primary responsibilities include cleaning the clinic as well as feeding the animals. He enjoys working with kind-hearted people, taking care of animals, and being a “big brother” for everyone. Juan is married with a son and enjoys singing and watching television with a cup of coffee in his spare time

Soduhang Lingthep

Facility Maintenance Person

Soduhang has been part of The Veterinary Surgery’s team since July 2015. He attended Godawari College in Itahari, Nepal. As one of our facility cleaners, he keeps the recovery area clean for pets. He also walk the dogs, which he considers one of his favorite aspects of his position. When he’s not at work, he enjoys reading books, writing, and playing his guitar.