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Dr. Jennifer Tavares, VMD

"Coming to Broadway Animal Hospital gives me the opportunity to utilize skills that are linked to my particular areas of interest in veterinary medicine."

Dr. Tavares graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a VMD in 2001. She worked in Western Washington after graduation, and recently moved to Humboldt County with her husband, two dogs and three cats. She enjoys working with exotics, as well as doing wildlife medicine.  She has particular interests in internal medicine, surgery and pain management.

Veterinary Technicians:

Chris Pitts, RVT

"I absolutely love veterinary medicine. The more I learn the more I realize that I am just scratching the surface of what there is to know. I began my career in the large animal field and transitioned to small animal medicine in 1995. It is wonderful to work for Broadway Animal Hospital where every doctor and staff member is fully invested in providing the best care for every patient."

Rick Hepburn, RVT

"I came to Veterinary Medicine in 2000 after retiring from the auto industry and scuba diving instruction. After working within the Human Medicine field, animal medicine sounded intriguing.  Since being in the field for thirteen years, I have found working with all types of animals to be a very fulfilling career and I’m looking forward to continuing this for years to come."

Edgar Roberts, RVT

"Reptiles and exotics are definitely my passion. I have over thirty snakes of my own, as well as a dog. I spent a lot of time working in shelter medicine while I went to tech. school. It is wonderful to be in a combined small animal/exotics practice where my passion and my education can come together."

Front Desk/Reception:

Shari Moenke, Receptionist

"I have been in the veterinary field for over twenty-five years. I enjoy supporting the human-animal bond by helping clients and patients receive the care they need. Many times a little moral support can go a long way. "

Chloe Cunningham, Veterinary Assistant

"I spent several years working in an animal shelter prior to coming to a small animal hospital. It is so heart warming to see the other side of the coin as a dog or cat becomes a family member. "

Janette Mendoza, Veterinary Assistant

"My love for the veterinary world started in 2010 while I was working as a volunteer at a hospital in Los Angeles. Later, I held a reception position for 4 years until I decided to pursue my dreams and start studying to become a Veterinarian. August of 2015 I moved to Humboldt County to attend Humboldt State University and to work at Broadway Animal Hospital."

Leanna Yact'e, Kennel Attendant

I love to interact with all the wonderful patients that come into Broadway Animal Hospital and the boarders at Cozy Cat Cottages. When I was little I wanted to be a princess. When I found out that 'princess' was not a job title, I decided to follow my heart and got involved in veterinary medicine. I started taking classes to become a Registered Veterinary Technician this Fall. I am so excited to learn more!

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