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.
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.
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!
Client Coordinator, Veterinary Assistant
Jacob is on sabbatical to go to vet school (he’s class president at Western University!) but is working with us on breaks and will return as a doctor in 2025! We are so proud of him!
Amani- Amani is our front desk lead receptionist. She exudes love and cares deeply for the pets and people she encounters! We are proud of how far she has come since she started with zero experience! She is the one who has to deal with the clients when they’re stressed or unhappy and she does it with love and a listening ear! Please be kind! Amani has 2 gorgeous Boxers that she adores!
She is our RVT who is very skilled and competent in every aspect of her role here! She takes pet safety very seriously and is great at managing the flow of hospital traffic! Ashley is taking an interest in dentistry and is learning new skills daily! Commitment to Excellence would define her style!
Lety is working on her RVT licensing exam while developing more capabilities through her practice as a veterinary assistant. She is bilingual in Spanish and she has been promoted to the position of “Client Coordinator” due to her excellent communication skills and reliable work ethic! She is always early to work and stays until the job is done! She is very hard-working and we know she is capable of anything she sets out to accomplish!
Chy has a real “no-nonsense” attitude in her work! She gets the job done with efficiency and is an amazing animal handler! She knows how to calm them down so that they will allow the doctor to examine them thoroughly. Chy is fun to work with and has really grown into an amazing veterinary assistant!