Paul Lynch, Veterinarian
I am a California native and was born in Torrance, California. I went to Biola University in La Mirada for undergraduate studies, and then worked as a small animal veterinarian in Los Angeles and Orange County since 1998. I attended veterinary school at the Mississippi State University (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine, where I believe the veterinary education, especially for primary care, was second to none. MSU’s internship program brought me back home to the South Bay for one of the country’s best training programs in surgery, ophthalmology, zoo medicine, and exotics. I am now excited to be serving you and the community.
About my practice
When you and your pets are in my care, you are welcomed into my extended family. My job is to empower and educate you with the knowledge and guidance you need to make healthy life choices for your pets—but we will always move forward together as a team. I promise to be with you every step of the way, and I look forward to helping you improve and maintain your pet’s health.
How I thrive
I live well by keeping balance in my physical and mental spirit. I try to spend the majority of my time with family and friends. I frequently work with kitten adoptions and fostering programs. In addition, I love to play racquetball and spinning at LA Fitness. If time permits, I either go to dog beach and dog parks or try to head up to the mountains hiking with our dogs!
Antonio Pedraza, Veterinarian
Dr. Antonio Pedraza, DVM, MVM, cert SAS, MRCVS, has always had a lifelong passion for animals, and because of this he decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. After obtaining his veterinary license, Dr. Pedraza moved to the United Kingdom to continue his postgraduate training with ESPVS (European School of Postgraduate Veterinary Studies) and BSAVA (British Small Animal Veterinary Association). His focus was primarily in orthopedics, spinal, and complex soft tissue surgery. Dr. Pedraza has received extensive training in Endoscopy and Laparoscopy procedures. In Madrid, he earned a Master’s degree in Small Animal Surgery & Traumatology. He then moved to Los Angeles with his wife, a California native.
Dr. Pedraza strongly believes that the key to good veterinary medicine is integrating clinical skills and proficiency with good client communication. He prides himself on being attuned to the needs of his patients and their loved ones. He fosters open communication with his clients and a supportive atmosphere, and firmly believes this will facilitate the best long-term outcome for his patients.
Dr. Danielle Yuhas, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Dr. Danielle Yuhas is a board-certified small animal cardiology specialist with MOVES Mobile Veterinary Specialists in Los Angeles. Dr. Yuhas is originally from the Cleveland, Ohio area and obtained her veterinary degree from The Ohio State University in 2005. She then completed a rotating internship in New York City and a cardiology internship in Tampa, Florida. She relocated to the South Bay area of Los Angeles, where she completed a private practice residency in cardiology and obtained board certification in 2010. She fell in love with the area and made it her home, remaining in practice in the South Bay for another 12 years and ultimately joining MOVES in February 2022.
Dr. Yuhas enjoys piecing together the puzzle of a cardiology case, obtaining clues from the history and physical exam, then gathering evidence from cardiac imaging and diagnostics to formulate a diagnosis. She enjoys working with clients and primary care veterinarians in the management of chronic cardiac conditions and strives to provide the best possible long term outcome for each patient.
When not working, Dr. Yuhas can be found on a paddle board off the coast, behind the lens of a camera, or exploring the outdoors, both near and far, with her husband, daughter, and rescue dog.
Susie, RVT, Hospital Administrator, Technician
Susie is a Southern California native born in Anaheim. She attended Biola University in La Mirada for her undergraduate studies double majoring in Music and English. She graduated from Fullerton college in 2016 with a degree in Cultural Anthropology, and has her Associates Degree in Animal Sciences. She has been in the Veterinary field for over 25 years and has held a management role for the last 18 years. She is a mother of two, a son who lives locally and a daughter attending college in Phoenix, AZ. She lives in Seal Beach, with her dachshund Bree.
In her spare time Susie enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, camping, kayaking, going to Disneyland and practicing yoga. She enjoys photography and volunteering her time traveling internationally with a group of Veterinarians and technicians providing free spay, neuter and medical services in places such as Suriname, Jamaica, Nevis, Aruba , the Dominican Republic and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines islands.
Michelle, Inventory Control Manager
Michelle is excited to be working back in the Los Angeles area at a hospital she loves, doing what she enjoys most . In her spare time, she frequents the beach, concerts, and nature walks. She loves the Lakers & Dodgers , animal welfare, Cali sunsets and playing with her 3 rescue kitties.
Eddie started as an intern at Lawndale Pet Hospital in 1997 while attending a vet assistant course at S.C.O.C. He was hired full time in 1998 as a bather and kennel assistant and is now one of Lawndale Pet Hospitals technicians. He has a love for helping pets in needs and is especially fond of Rottweilers.
Amber has 12 years of experience as a receptionist and has been working at Lawndale Pet Hospital since 2015. She has a passion for animals and enjoys the opportunity to help cats and dogs. Outside of work, she loves going to Disneyland and channeling her creativity through arts and crafts.
Maria, Hospital Attendant
My name is Maria and I am originally from Ensenada Baja California, Mexico. I am a mother to three beautiful children and to a Chihuahua mix named Valentina. I have been gladly working at Lawndale Pet Hospital for over 5 years and during my time here I have evolved as a person, and as a team member. My love for my job has motivated me to take English classes to continue developing my English speaking skills to better connect with the families coming in. I am very grateful to Dr. Lynch and my team here at the hospital.
Toni, Exam Room Technician
It is a blessing to work at Lawndale Pet Hospital. I just started here but I have an array of experience with animals, starting when I was in high school. I raised beef cattle and pigs to exhibit at the county fair. After high school I became an Animal Health Technician. I have also worked for human doctors. I enjoy spending time with my 2 dogs Snickers and Shasta. We enjoy hiking and walking. I also have a flower garden.
Christina, Exam Room Technician & Receptionist
Christina is a Certified Vet Assistant that loves helping pets and has been working with animals since she was a teenager at non-profit shelters, a doggy day care and a spay and neuter clinic. In her free time she enjoys crocheting, spending time in nature, taking Polaroids, writing poetry and trying new food places.
Mel, Technician Assistant
Prior to working here at Lawndale Pet Hospital, Mel worked at a non-profit animal rescue. Her love and compassion for animals began at a very young age. She has had many pets including hamsters, birds, guinea pigs, rats, dogs, cats, fish and turtles. Mel’s hobbies include hiking, painting, reading poetry, photography (Polaroids) and drinking coffee. In an effort to save as many lives as possible, one of her main goals is to continue RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician) school and specialize in radiology, a field she recently became interested in while working here at Lawndale Pet Hospital. Mel would also like to open a small animal rescue in the future.
Sara, Technician Assistant
Sara is currently a student at Arizona College of Nursing in Phoenix, Arizona, studying to become an ER nurse. She grew up in the veterinary hospital scene and thought Lawndale Pet Hospital would be the perfect place to gain some medical experience throughout her journey. In her free time she enjoys getting Boba with her friends and practicing her photography skills.
Krystal has been working in animal shelters and rescues for 10 years now. She recently graduated from Veterinary Technician School to become your next friendly neighborhood RVT. Krystal enjoys anime, hiking, trying to play guitar, as well as trying to play bass, manga, comic books, video games and laughing at her own bad jokes. She has 2 cats, and is very happy to be a part of this team.
Monica, Exam Room Technician
Monica has been working with animals for the last few years and aspires to become a registered veterinary technician specializing in exotics. She started out volunteering at an adoption center and fell in love with working with animals. She knew at that moment that she wanted to help animals in any way that she could. She has a big soft spot in her heart for Corgi’s and senior dogs.
Amaris, Exam Room Technician
Amaris only recently started working in the animal field a couple of years ago but she has always had a passion for animals and animal welfare. While working at Lawndale Pet Hospital, she has taken an interest in anesthesiology and would like to pursue that path in the future. She has owned bunnies, turtles, fish, dogs, and currently has a clowder of four cats, only one of which enjoys being carried upside down. Her interests include Pokémon, anime, Kpop, baking and CD and poster collecting.
Jackie, Exam Room Technician
Jackie graduated from CSUDH where she received her bachelors in psychology. Over the years she discovered her true passion was to work with animals. She has years of experience working at dog daycares which is what sparked her interest and desire to work in the veterinary field. She was raised around differenttypes of animals and currently lives with cats, dogs, parrots, chickens and turtles. When she is not spending time with her pets, she enjoys gardening and camping.