Caring. Driven. Talented. The team at Arrow Dog & Cat Hospital believes in a simple idea: giving every single pet who walks through our doors the kind of care we would want for any family member.

Doctors

Nichole Agarwal

Nichole Agarwal

DVM

A California native, Dr. Nichole Agarwal graduated with her pre-veterinary degree from Cal Poly, Pomona, California. She then went on to complete and obtain her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. She obtained her license at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. She then went on to complete an internship in emergency medicine at the Pet Emergency and Specialty Center in La Mesa, CA and has been practicing small animal medicine for 15 years in southern California. Dr. Agarwal grew up riding horses and comes from a long line of cat “collectors”. She has treated dogs and cats for 12 years and has always had a special interest in feline medicine. She recently joined the team and is very excited to be able to practice in a species-parity environment where cats are not neglected. When not practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Agarwal is very active in her community. She organizes and chairs a large breast cancer fundraiser in downtown Riverside. She is also a mom of 2 children and 3 furry friends, a celebrity fat cat named Biggie and two dogs named Dixie (Malti-poo) and Gaston (Rottweiler).

Ayaka Barias

Ayaka Barias

DVM (Medical Director)

Dr. Ayaka Barias (Dr. Aya) is a first-generation Japanese from Irvine, California. She graduated from the University of California (UCI), Irvine in 2009 with a Chemistry major and a minor in Biology. After graduating from UCI, she went on to obtain her registered veterinary technician (R.V.T.) license at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California for the Registered Veterinary Technician program. Upon completion of her R.V.T. program, she was accepted to the prestigious Western University of Health Sciences for Veterinary School in Pomona, California in the graduating class of 2017. She brings with her the latest cutting-edge medicine and positive enthusiasm for the profession. She loves general practice because of the long-lasting relationships we build with our clients and patients. Aside from being a veterinarian, Dr. Aya has a motorcycle license and a license to teach Japanese Calligraphy. She also loves to cuddle with her cat, T’Challa.

Bruce Barrett

Bruce Barrett

DVM, Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Barrett is our orthopedic surgeon on-call who performs quality orthopedics at a reduced or discounted price when compared to the specialty hospitals. His patients have great outcomes with less pain and faster healing. He is a great asset to our team!

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

Hospital Staff

Junior

Junior

Practice Manager

Junior has been us since we opened this hospital in 2015 and has grown with the practice. His excellent leadership and customer service made him a perfect fit. He recently graduated from Platt College and is studying for his Registered Veterinary Technician exam. Come on in and shake his hand! He’s a great guy!

Donnie

Donnie

Lead Veterinary Assistant

Donnie has been here since we opened in January of 2015. She has developed great technical skills and has a special interest in anesthesiology. Rest assured your pet is in great hands during any procedure. She also performs some supervisorial tasks and has proven to be a great asset to our team.

Pam

Pam

Lead Receptionist

Pam is a very seasoned receptionist with decades of experience! She is very knowledgable about what pets/clients need. Pam has been with us for over 6 years and loves to educate clients about how they can optimize their pet’s care!

Linda

Linda

Veterinary Assistant

Linda is a great team-player. She is cool as a cucumber under pressure and always kind and patient with clients, even during very stressful situations. She takes on some administrative tasks and doesn’t she have a beautiful smile? She loves both cats and dogs and has a very handsome son.

Biggie

Biggie

Resident

Biggie is our resident celebrity cat! He has lost over 20 lbs! That’s two cats! You can find him on Instagram as “@biggieandfriends”.

Jacob Ruiz

Jacob Ruiz

Veterinary Assistant

Bio Coming Soon!

Jose Becerril

Jose Becerril

Veterinary Assistant

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Letty Madero

Letty Madero

Veterinary Assistant

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Jae Martinez

Jae Martinez

Veterinary Assistant

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