Dr. Shokar has always had a keen interest in surgery since he started practicing veterinary medicine. This interest has blossomed into real expertise as he has performed thousands of procedures over the years. At the same time, he has always placed particular professional emphasis on dental care for our pets. As poor dental hygiene can contribute to a host of different diseases in pets, he spent years learning and perfecting new techniques to help provide the highest quality of dental care possible.
Although veterinary medicine has been the passion of Dr. Shokar’s life, he does occasionally have some spare time to himself! When he can get some time off, he enjoys traveling, reading and going on hikes with his two terrier/miniature poodle mixed-breed dogs named Castor and Pollux (People find it hard to believe because of their fur color but they are actually brothers from the same litter!).
Alina has lived in Santa Clarita for 5 years, 4 of those years have been dedicated to her love for helping animals. Alina has a 7 year old Husky Mix and 3 little feline friends- Melvin, Finn, and Onyx. On her days off Alina can be found watching Disney movies, going to the beach, or spending time with her boyfriend.
Christina is a Santa Clarita native who has been in the field for 8 years. Christina is currently going to school to obtain her RVT license. Christina has 2 cute Pitbulls and 1 Queensland Heeler. In her free time, Christina likes to volunteer at rescues and spend time with her family and friends.
Diana has been in the field for 15 years, she got her veterinary education and knowledge at Pierce College. She has a 10 year old labrador named Tiger Lily and a 2 year old Pomeranian named Ruby. On her days off Diana likes to hang out with her twin nephews, go see musicals, concerts, and movies!
Ian has been in the veterinary field for about 5 years. He has a 4yr old Maltese named Sadie and recently got a little Corgi puppy named Ellie! Ian loves to spend his time working on his car and going to Disneyland with his girlfriend.
Kylie has been in the veterinary field for about 5 years and obtained her RVT license from Pierce College in 2019. Kylie has a 2 year old fluffy feline named Finnegan, a 5 year old Terrier named Shadow and a sweet but rambunctious 1 year old Corgi named Piper. When Kylie isn’t saving animals, she loves cooking, going to the dog park, and binge-watching Hulu with her husband.
Mindy started helping animals around 2016 when she worked for a rescue, she then decided to pursue the veterinary profession in the clinic. Mindy fell in love with a dog that came to our clinic as an owner-surrender and took her in, she now has an energetic 2 year old Mastiff mix named Kahlua and a sweet 6 year old Pitbull named Frankie. In her free time, Mindy and her husband love to go camping and off-roading.
Sabrina has been in the veterinary field for 4 years and has continued her veterinary education through Animal Behavior College and Penn Foster. She has 2 dogs- Balto and Ollie, and 2 horses- Easy and Q-tee, as well as 2 little kittens. Sabrina loves horseback riding, snowboarding, and hiking when she isn’t working!
Sarah has been in the field for 5 years. She originally went to school for a laboratory science degree at the University of North Dakota but her love for animals has kept her in the veterinary field. She has an adorable Golden Retriever named Rue who unfortunately likes to eat socks. In her free time, Sarah likes to go swimming and horseback riding.
Sarah has been in the field for 15 years which has allowed her to own all sorts of animals as pets! Currently she has 2 cats, 2 dogs (who happen to be seniors), chickens, snakes, and geckos! On her days off Sarah loves spending time with her family, camping, and helping her son with Legos!
Vik has known Dr. Shokar for about 10 years, they attended Veterinary School together. Vik first realized his love for animals when he was 9 years old. He currently does not have any of his own fur babies, but can’t wait to adopt! When he’s not studying, Vik likes to work out and hang out on the beach.
Bianca has been in the veterinary field for only a year but has a background in biology! She is interested in pursuing a career in veterinary diagnostics. She does not currently have any pets but hopes to have a little kitten in the future. On her days off Bianca likes to draw and play video games.
Danielle grew up in Santa Clarita and has always loved the idea of working with animals. Danielle has been at Pinnacle for over a year and has her own kitten names Gus. In her free time, she enjoys trying new food, traveling and spending time with her family.
Hayley started at Pinnacle as an intern and has obtained her Veterinary Assistant license through her high school. Hayley is currently in school studying Biomedical engineering at Cal Poly SLO. Hayley has a lot of different animals such as cats, horses, goats, sheep, and even ducks! In between school and work, Hayley enjoys soccer and singing in choir.
Hemione started at Pinnacle as an intern and has obtained her Veterinary Assistant license through her high school. She plans on continuing her education to receive her RVT license. She has always had an interest in wildlife rehabilitation and likes to save birds. She currently does not have any of her own pets but plans on it in the future.
Sammy has been in the veterinary field for about a year and is currently going to Pierce College to earn her RVT license. She has an 8 year old Belgian Malinois named Reggie and a 3 year old Belgian Malinois named Riley. Between school and work, Sammy loves hanging out with her friends and going to the lake.