(760) 456-9556

195 N. El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024

clientservices@thedrakecenter.com

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Office Hours:

Mon - Fri 7 am - 7 pm
Sat 7 am - 5 pm
Sun 8 am - 5 pm

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Support Staff

Reception

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Our reception team plays a vital role in every client experience at The Drake Center. Knowing that each client, patient and situation is unique, our staff is empowered to be flexible and attentive. They will make sure your needs are taken care of, whether that means getting phone time with a doctor or making an urgent appointment that must be squeezed into the schedule.

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Reception

Client Service Specialist

A client of The Drake Center for over 15 years, Arlene joined our reception team in 2011. She is happily married with two children and a dog, Darla.

Client Service Specialist

Jonnie joined The Drake Center family in 2012. She is the proud pet parent of a Labradoodle named Brick.

Office Manager

Lorraine has been a part of The Drake Center family since 2001 and is an integral part of our leadership team. She shares her home with her husband as well as several pets, including a dog, Ellie, two cats, Calvin and Buster Brown, a horse, Arthur, and an emu, Truman.

Client Service Specialist

Sunny has been a member of our reception staff since 2004. She has two cats, Jean Gray and Geronimo.

Client Service Specialist

Natalie joined The Drake Center family in 2016. In addition to working at the front desk, she also works as a kennel attendant. She is the proud pet parent of a rescued maltese mix named Rezzie, and a cat named Jewel.

Client Service Specialist

Corey joined The Drake Center in January of 2017. She is the proud pet parent of a min pin named Gunther, a rat terrier named Winslow, and a tabby named Moe.

Client Services Specialist

Lindsay joined The Drake Center in May of 2017. She is the proud pet parent of a tuxedo cat named Cleo.

Technicians and Veterinary Care Providers

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Chances are, you’ve noticed many of the same faces here over the years. Our veterinary technicians’ combined years of experience in this practice numbers well over 50! A critical part of the health care team, our technicians have a strong passion for providing tender loving nursing care. They are well educated and continue to pursue ongoing education in all areas of veterinary medicine each year.

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Veterinary Care Providers

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Brianna joined our team in March of 2017. She is the proud pet parent of a Chihuahua Pomeranian mix, named Koda.

Veterinary Care Provider

Marissa joined The Drake Center in May of 2017. She is the proud pet parent of a Great Pyrenees named Archie, and a cat named Mittens.

Veterinary Care Provider

Tina joined The Drake Center in July of 2017. She is the proud pet parent of two pugs named Gomez and Morticia, and a gecko named Ijit.

Veterinary Care Provider

Destiny joined The Drake Center family in August of 2017. She is the proud pet parent of a black and white cat named Cairo.

Veterinary Care Provider

Hannah joined The Drake Center in September of 2017. She shares her home with her cat named Cleo.

Veterinary Care Provider

Angel has been in the veterinary industry for over 20 years and joined the staff at The Drake Center in 2004. She is the proud pet parent of a Pekingese, she lovingly named Trash Baby.

Veterinary Care Provider

Melanie joined The Drake Center family in 2014. She shares her home with dogs, Oakley & Baymax, a cat, Nala, a hamster, Teddy and a Beta fish named Toothless.

Veterinary Care Provider

Makena joined The Drake Center in 2016. She is the proud pet parent of a labradoodle named Wilson.

Registered Veterinary Technicians

Kim

Registered Veterinary Technician

One of our original team members, Kim joined The Drake Center family in 1992. She is the proud pet parent to one cat, Josie, and a fish, Darnel.

Registered Veterinary Technician

Loree joined The Drake Center family in 2000 and she is an integral part of our leadership team. She shares her home with three cats, Misty, Mia and Trouble, and a dog, Penny.

Registered Veterinary Technician

Peggy has been a part of The Drake Center family since 1993, and she is an integral part of our leadership team. She has two dogs, McIntosh and Pippin, and a cat, Zullie.

Registered Veterinary Technician

Vivian joined The Drake Center in 2012. She shares her home with her husband, son, an English Bulldog named Scotch, and a Basset Hound Beagle mix named Wally.

Kennel Attendants

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This wonderful team of compassionate providers will ensure your pet’s ultimate comfort while in our care. Pet interaction is our kennel team's primary responsibility and attendants can often be found outside in the play yard tossing the ball with one of our boarding patients. The kennel team is also responsible for all bathing services at our hospital and do a fantastic job making every pet look and feel great.

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Technician Assistants

Amy

Technician Assistant

Amy has over 20 years of experience in the industry, and joined The Drake Center in 2015. She is happily married, and is a proud pet parent to her Airedale named Chief.

Technician Assistant

Courtney joined The Drake Center family in October of 2015. She is the proud pet parent to a Pit Bull named Home Girl.

Technician Assistant

Kennedy joined The Drake Center in March of 2017. She is the proud pet parent of a Papillion named Bailey, a Cocker-Spaniel mix named Allie, and two cats- Tommy and Molly. 

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Technician Assistant

Joel joined the Drake Center in May of 2017. He is a dog dad to a Doberman Pinscher named, "The Beast".

Technician Assistant

Christian joined The Drake Center family in July of 2017. He shares his home with an American Pit-Bull Terrier named Havik, a Yellow-head Amazon bird named Koby, and a Bearded Dragon lizard named Chubbs.

Technician Assistant

Jean joined The Drake Center in August of 2017. She shares her home with her two daughters, a pit bull named Obie, a Portuguese podengo named Tildy, and a kitty named Kitty!

Technician Assistant

Brooke joined The Drake Center family in September of 2017. She is the proud pet parent of a German Shepherd named Kona, and two cats named Lilly and Nilla.

Administration

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Our administration team offers staff support and ensures our employees have access to the resources they need to provide our clients and patients with the highest level of care and service possible. In addition to working behind the scenes to keep the practice running smoothly, they are the liaisons who help extend our bond with clients and their beloved pets far beyond the walls of our hospital.

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Administration

Hospital manager

Chris has been The Drake Center’s hospital manager for over 20 years. She is happily married with two children. The family also has three dogs, Drake, Chester, and Arlo.

Media relations specialist

Gabrielle joined The Drake Center family in 2015. She has two daughters, and a rambunctious Pug named Annie.