Suresh V. Dogra, DVM, Chief Veterinarian

Dr. Suresh V. Dogra is the chief veterinarian at Aloro Pet Hospital. His four goals as a veterinarian at Aloro Pet Hospital in Valley Village can be s...

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Suresh V. Dogra, DVM, Chief Veterinarian

Dr. Suresh V. Dogra is the chief veterinarian at Aloro Pet Hospital. His four goals as a veterinarian at Aloro Pet Hospital in Valley Village can be summed up simply: serve pets, relieve pain and illness, prevent pain and sickness, and bring happiness to clients and their families. Dr. Dogra is originally from Faridabad, India. He earned his undergraduate degree from D.A.V. College Jalandhar and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine with honors from The College of Veterinary Sciences at Punjab Agricultural University, both in Punjab. Dr. Dogra is a member of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association, the California Veterinary Medical Association, and the Indus Valley Veterinary Association. His professional interests include internal medicine, ophthalmology and general surgery. He has been part of the Aloro Pet Hospital veterinary team since 1986. Dr. Dogra and his wife Balbir have three grown children and a Boxer named Tyson. In his free time Dr. Dogra enjoys walking, hiking, movies and spending time with family.

Rupinderjit Garha, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Garha is a native of India who grew up happily surrounded by animals. From an early age Dr. Garha was fascinated by the stories of his uncle, who ...

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Rupinderjit Garha, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Garha is a native of India who grew up happily surrounded by animals. From an early age Dr. Garha was fascinated by the stories of his uncle, who was a veterinarian, would tell him. He became inspired to pursue a career devoted to helping animals, and earned his degree from D.A.V. College Jalandhar and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The College of Veterinary Sciences at Punjab Agricultural University, both in Punjab. He joined Aloro Pet Hospital in May 2006. Dr. Garha is a member of American Veterinary Medical Association, the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association, the California Veterinary Medical Association, and the Indus Valley Veterinary Association. His professional interests include dentistry, surgery, behavioral medicine, rehabilitation, and nutrition. Dr. Garha and his wife Rajwinder have a son named Ashman and a daughter named Anureet. Together, the family cares for Sophie, a Yorkie, and Champ, a Yorkie mix. Dr. Garha enjoys spending his free time walking and hiking. He also volunteers his time performing spays and neuters at animal shelters.

Anush Melkonyan, DVM

Dr. Melkonyan has been with Aloro Pet Hospital since 2009. Since then, she has worked in many roles includes Receptionist and Vet Tech. She obtained h...

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Anush Melkonyan, DVM

Dr. Melkonyan has been with Aloro Pet Hospital since 2009. Since then, she has worked in many roles includes Receptionist and Vet Tech. She obtained her degree from the Armenian National Agrarian University. Dr. Melkonyan brings a positive attitude and dedication to our practice. She most enjoys surgery and diagnostics. “Aloro Pet Hospital is my family,” says Dr. Melkonyan. “All staff members and Doctors are dedicated to helping our patients to live longer and happier lives, while keeping their parents as worry free as possible. I love doing it so much that I can’t ever call it a job…It’s my passion!” When not in the office, Dr. Melkonyan enjoys horseback riding, and spending time with her husband and three sons hiking, bike riding and visting the zoo. Dr. Melkonyan is also a pet parent to A German Shephard, Zoie, and a Pittbull, Smokey.

Sochi

Sochi has been part of the Aloro Pet Hospital team "from the beginning" since June 1990. As our office manager, she is responsible for managing our re...

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Sochi

Sochi has been part of the Aloro Pet Hospital team "from the beginning" since June 1990. As our office manager, she is responsible for managing our receptionists and technicians and communicating with clients. She has a degree in accounting from Univa Guadalajara in Mexico. "We are a great team," she says. "We have a wonderful group of clients. We are more like a family than coworkers." Sochi has a Maltipoo named Finn. She spends her time outside work chauffeuring her daughter Sara, at church, shopping or spending time with her family.

Yesenia

Yesenia is a full-time receptionist here at Aloro Pet Hospital. She enjoys assisting our patients and staff and providing them with high-quality care ...

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Yesenia

Yesenia is a full-time receptionist here at Aloro Pet Hospital. She enjoys assisting our patients and staff and providing them with high-quality care and information. Yesenia has two dogs of her own, Toby (K9-Bichon Frise) and Princess (K9 Poodle). In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and watching movies.

Jessica

Jess has worked in animal health for over 15 years and joined Aloro in the Fall of 2017. She works in our reception area communicating with clients, s...

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Jessica

Jess has worked in animal health for over 15 years and joined Aloro in the Fall of 2017. She works in our reception area communicating with clients, scheduling appointments and more! She prides herself on her client communication skills and enjoys the time she spends with the team and animals the most! In her free time, Jess enjoys cooking for her family, reading and spending time with her Pitbulls, Duke and Sir as well as Romper!

Monet

As our receptionist, Monet’s duties include answering phones, checking patients in and out, scheduling appointments, and maintaining patient records...

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Monet

As our receptionist, Monet’s duties include answering phones, checking patients in and out, scheduling appointments, and maintaining patient records. She excels is in her ability to put pet parents at ease in times of stress and confusion. Monet has been bringing her 24/7 smile to Aloro Pet Hospital since November 2018. When not at work, Monet spends her time tending to her Labsky, Sawyer, as well as her chameleon, Nuala.

Sara

Sara is a part-time receptionist here at Aloro Pet Hospital. Some of her job responsibilities include answering phones, discussing pricing, providing ...

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Sara

Sara is a part-time receptionist here at Aloro Pet Hospital. Some of her job responsibilities include answering phones, discussing pricing, providing clients with test results, refilling medications, and sending x-rays out for examination. Sara is currently studying to be a nurse at California State University Northridge. She is proud to be a part of the of the Aloro Pet Hospital family and loves how hard everyone works to keep our clients healthy and happy. In her free time, Sara enjoys hanging out with and skyping friends, trying new restaurants and recipes, and working out. She has one dog of her own, a 9-year-old Maltipoo named Finn!

Jancarlo

Jancarlo joined our Aloro Pet Hospital team in January 2004. As a veterinary technician, his duties include assisting our doctors with all aspects of ...

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Jancarlo

Jancarlo joined our Aloro Pet Hospital team in January 2004. As a veterinary technician, his duties include assisting our doctors with all aspects of patient care, treatment and surgery. He has a medical assistant degree from UEI College. Jancarlo says he especially appreciates the compassion, honesty and advanced medical care the hospital offers its clients and patients. He most enjoys being able to interact with the animals and help them in their time of need. He brings a kind and caring disposition to each client he encounters! In his free time, he enjoys working with his hands, cars and technology. Jancarlo has three Chihuahuas: Rex, Cammy and Roxy.

Geoff

Geoff has been a caring, diligent veterinary technician with Aloro Pet Hospital since May 2006 and has been working in the animal care field for almos...

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Geoff

Geoff has been a caring, diligent veterinary technician with Aloro Pet Hospital since May 2006 and has been working in the animal care field for almost 25 years. As a veterinary technician, Geoff assists our doctors in all aspects of patient care. Geoff has two Labradors: Brittany and Sean. In his free time he enjoys golf, airsoft and surfing the Web.

Alex

Alex has been a part of our team since June 2018 but has over 22 years of experience as a Veterinary Technician. As a Veterinary Technician, Alex is r...

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Alex

Alex has been a part of our team since June 2018 but has over 22 years of experience as a Veterinary Technician. As a Veterinary Technician, Alex is responsible for making your pets comfortable, assisting surgery and ensuring client satisfaction. As a teenager, Alex developed a strong love for dogs and cats. This connection sparked his interest in caring for them professionally in a hospital setting. He enjoys working for a hospital team that is so dedicated to high-quality animal care. When he isn't working, Alex enjoys playing and watching both soccer and football. He loves spending time with his kids and hanging out at the park. At home, Alex cares for his French bulldog Chela and his albino python.

Stephanie

Stephanie has worked with our practice as a Veterinary Technician since the Summer of 2018, but has worked in the field for 5 years. She is responsibl...

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Stephanie

Stephanie has worked with our practice as a Veterinary Technician since the Summer of 2018, but has worked in the field for 5 years. She is responsible for assisting with patients and ensuring their needs are best. Stephanie finds that knowing she has helped an animal in need is her favorite part of the job. She brings a positive attitude and great personality to our practice! Stephanie is the owner of a 1-year-old French Bulldog named Chola. When she is not in the office, she goes hiking, watches movies and enjoys adventure!

Armando

For over 35 years, Armando has worked as a Veterinary Technician. His daily duties include: assisting the veterinarians with x-rays and exams, interac...

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Armando

For over 35 years, Armando has worked as a Veterinary Technician. His daily duties include: assisting the veterinarians with x-rays and exams, interacting with clients, and assisting during ultrasounds and surgeries. “I love my job & keep pets in good health. I help to keep the hospital clean along with the treatment and surgery room,” says Armando. In his spare time, Armando tends to a flock of racing pigeons and his 2 dogs, Daisy & Aby.

Bobby

Bobby has always loved helping animals! His time working at Aloro Pet Hospital allows him to continue to help animals and most days feels like a secon...

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Bobby

Bobby has always loved helping animals! His time working at Aloro Pet Hospital allows him to continue to help animals and most days feels like a second home! As a Veterinary Technician, he is able to work closely with the Doctors and vet tech team. Bobby brings a positive attitude and happiness to our office each and every day! When not in the office, Bobby enjoys weight training, playing basketball and spending time with Appa, a malteese mix, & Taz a terrier/shih tzu.