Meet Our Team

Caring for your pet is not a job to us. It is a calling. It is who we are, and who we were always meant to become. Now, meet the team that will care for you both like family.

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.

Nichole Weinstein

DVM, Medical Director

A California native, Dr. Nichole Weinstein graduated with her pre-veterinary degree from Cal Poly, Pomona, California. She then went on to complete and obtain her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the University of the Philippines. She obtained her license to practice in the US 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 since 2005 in southern California.

Dr. Weinstein grew up in the outdoors riding horses and comes from a long line of cat “collectors”. She has treated dogs and cats since 2005 and has always had a special interest in emergency medicine and surgery as well as feline medicine. She enjoys being able to practice in a species-parity environment where cats have equal importance to dogs, something lacking in most veterinary practices. Outside of her veterinary practice, Dr. Weinstein is very active in her community. She organized and chaired a large breast cancer fundraiser and serves the homeless on Skid Row. She is also a mom of 2 children, 4 dogs, a cat and some fish.

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.

Samantha Musa

DVM

Dr. Samantha Musa is a graduate of University of Illinois Veterinary School. She joined our team in 2020 after a long career as a director of a veterinary technical college preceded by several years of clinical practice. She brings with her an enormous data base of knowledge and is enjoying being back in clinical practice. Dr. Musa loves to educate pet owners to empower them to be the best caretakers and medical advocates for their own pets.

Dr. Musa is a wife and mom of 2 amazing grown children. Her family shares a love of baseball and enjoys travelling to see various games. She is a wonderful doctor and human and goes above and beyond with her clients.

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!

Junior (on the right)

Practice Manager

Junior has been with 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!

Jacob

Client Coordinator, Veterinary Assistant

Jacob will be off to Vet school this fall and will still be available to help at the practice. We are excited for this next step in his career!

Donnie

Lead RVT

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.

Amani

Receptionist

Bio coming soon!

Ashley

RVT

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Letty

Veterinary Assistant

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Chy

Veterinary Assistant

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Mia

Veterinary Assistant

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Chloe

Receptionist

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