Dr. Bridget Holden completed her undergraduate studies at The Colorado College and graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. She then completed her rotating internship at VCA Emergency Animal Hospital in 2009. She has been been a General Practitioner in the South and Central Orange County area since. In her free time, Dr. Holden enjoys going on walks, bike riding, and going to the beach with her husband and 2 children. Her furry family consists of Molly, a sweet 13 year old cattledog mix; Frankie, a 13 year old retired ally cat; and Miss Morris, a 15 year old spicy kitty. Dr. Holden looks forward to meeting you and providing excellent care to your furry family members!
Sara has been our practice manager since 2006, and is also the practice manager at our sister clinic in Foothill Ranch (Foothill Animal Hospital). Sara became a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager in 2013. She enjoys exercising and playing softball, spending time with her husband and daughters, and spoiling her two cats.
Allison has been at ACTRI since March 2004. She loves the relationships with the clients and the bonds with the pets she has built over the last 17 years. Allison is originally from northern California (Sacramento). Allison is currently owned by her 2 loveable male cats, Kylo and Rocket. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, listening to music and going on adventures with her husband.
Giselle has been part of the ACTRI team since July of 2019. She grew up in Austin, Tx surrounded by furry friends. She is the proud owner of 2 terrier mix dogs named Trico and Chikis, and a Turkish Angora kitty named Ori. She is always eager to learn new things and help others. In her free time, Giselle likes to read, play video games, binge the latest tv series in her pj's, play Dungeons and Dragons with her husband, learn new roller skate techniques, prep for the next anime convention, or do anything crafty!
Joe was born and raised in Southern California. He grew up surrounded by many furry friends and other pets. Dogs, cats, horses, chickens, pigs, goats, snakes, turtles, and birds to name a few! His infatuation and love for animals has put him on a career path that has now lasted for over 25 years! When not at work, Joe loves to spend his time at the beach surfing. He also enjoys hiking, camping, photography, and helping others in need. His best friend and current love of his life is Tegan. She is the sweetest black and white Staffordshire Terrier mix!
With a B.S. in mathematics and minors in accounting and statistics from UC Irvine, Jamie thought her path was set. In 2014, however, she rescued an overweight terrier mix named Savannah that was tactile sensitive, dog aggressive, and prone to panic attacks. After that, there was no turning back. Jamie spent hours poring through articles, speaking with professionals, and working with Savannah, loving every minute of it. She went on to complete her technician training at OC Veterinary Assistant School. She is currently preparing for the VTNE, working towards getting her RVT license. As for Savannah, she is at a healthy weight today. She has also built her confidence and has learned to trust. The two are now inseparable.
Berenice grew up in North Tustin and she studied Animal Science at Chico State. She received her bachelors in Animal Science in 2019. Since graduating, she has returned to her home town. She spends most of her free time with her 3 dogs. Her fur-family include Athena the Pitbull, Kyla the Rottweiler, and Jack the Pitbull mix. She enjoys taking them to the dog beach or park where they can roam free and get some exercise!
Sarah grew up in Tustin. In her free time she likes to go off-roading in her jeep, hiking and traveling. Her furry family include her dog, Joe, and her two cats, Tuna and Boo.
Emily grew up in San Diego, California. She is currently working on her BS in Mathematics Finance at UCI Wit ha minor in Biology. In her free time she likes to watch anime and catch up on sleep! After graduating, Emily plans to enroll in vet school!