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630 Nordahl Rd. #L
San Marcos, CA 92069

(760) 738-7399

Jeanine Jacobs, Veterinary Assistant

Jeanine is a native San Diegan with an innate passion for animals. As an only child, she grew up with a menagerie of family pets. She attended University of San Diego and then moved to Sacramento where she graduated in 2004 with a BS in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry. For over 15 years, she has been a loyal and dedicated employee at Mission Gorge Animal Hospital. She also recently began working with Dr. Choi at Nordahl Pet Clinic in San Marcos, CA. In June 2011, Jeanine completed an RN program at United States University located in Chula Vista, CA. She is still very much dedicated to her love for animals and the veterinary field. She has a spunky 13 year-old Bichon Frisé/Maltese mix named “Holly”, a 12 year-old cat named “Audrey” whom she hand-raised from birth, and two male Beta fish. Her hobbies include oil & acrylic canvas painting, scrapbooking, gardening, reading, and spending time with friends and family (including her pets!). She feels very privileged and is excited to be working under Dr. Choi, and also looks forward to forming new client/patient relationships at Nordahl Pet Clinic.

Allison L. Flores, Veterinary Assistant

Allison lives in Fallbrook with her husband and three kids. She worked at Alvarado Veterinary in Fallbrook in High school/early college. She graduated from CSUSM with a Bachelor's degree in liberal studies. She is familiar with ASL and has taken both high school and college classes (American Sign Language). She absolutely loves hard rock music. she leases a paint horse currently because horses are her passion as well.  She is involved in the Whosoevers organization.

Talia Padilla, Veterinary Assistant 

Talia was born and raised in San Diego and has worked in the animal welfare field since she was 14. She began her career as a kennel worker at an animal shelter and quickly moved into the veterinary side of the industry where she performed all things medical as well as grooming. During the fires of 2003 and 2007, Talia took one of the leading roles in the evacuation of over 350 cats from the shelter, both times. Talia has worked for veterinary clinics as well as the San Diego Humane Society where she is currently an adoptions counselor. Talia is schooled as a veterinary assistant as well as attending courses for animal grooming. In her spare time, Talia often pet sits for friends and clients to allow them peace of mind while they vacation away from home. To top this all off, Talia has volunteered with the ASPCA and been deployed across country to assist with an animal cruelty case.
Talia was raised with cats; with her first cat Max recently passing away at the old age of 20! She has had several cats and there are currently 3 in her home, as well as 2 dogs, 2 hamsters, and a guinea pig.

Stefani Nelson, Veterinary Assistant 

Stefani was born and raised in San Diego and has always loved animals. Growing up she has had all types of animals from bunnies, guinea pigs, and hamsters to dogs and cats. She has worked in the pet industry for over 7 years. Stefani and her husband have two dogs, Lola and Toby, a cat named Sheldon, and two pet chickens. She is new to the veterinary field but looks forward to learning from Dr. Choi and the rest of the staff at Nordahl Pet Clinic. 
Linda Kang, Veterinary Assistant
Linda is a graduating senior at the University of California, San Diego majoring in Physiology and Neuroscience. She is pursuing a career in Veterinary Medicine and is excited to serve as a part of the Nordahl Pet Clinic team. Linda has grown up with Jindo dogs and has garnered a love for animals as a child. She is a member of a Jindo Rescue Organization and has volunteered at a Canine Rehabilitation Center in San Diego where she was introduced to a different realm in the animal treatment field. Linda dreams of opening a shelter that incorporates all aspects of care and traveling to different countries to provide unconditional love and medical aid to animals in need.
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