Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Our Veterinarians

<strong>Dr. Anne</strong> <strong>Lai</strong> photo

Dr. Anne Lai

Harvard University, B.A. Biology
UC Davis, D.V.M.
Anne Lai completed her undergraduate education (B.A., Biology) at Harvard University and received her degree of veterinary medicine from the University of California, Davis. Her professional interests include general surgery, internal medicine, dermatology, and preventive care. She is also actively involved in educational/mentoring programs for students of all ages. She enjoys spending time with her dog Zoe and is an avid reader, traveler, hiking/sports enthusiast, and music/art aficionado.

<strong>Dr. Joanne</strong> <strong>Hwang</strong> photo

Dr. Joanne Hwang

UC Irvine, B.A. Psychology 
UCLA, Master of Public Health
The Ohio State University, D.V.M.
Joanne Hwang completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Irvine, and received her Degree of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University. Her professional interests include dermatology, dentistry, and pain management. She is driven to treat her patients with the same kindness and compassion that she expects for her own family members, both two-legged and four-legged, and in her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and being active outdoors.

Our Staff

<strong>Debi</strong>  photo


Debi has been a veterinary receptionist since 2004. She lives in Irvine with her husband of 26 years, their two children, her dog Finn, and her cat Montana. She is an active member of the local community and is particularly involved in her children's school programs.

<strong>Tammy</strong>  photo


Tammy has held a deep passion for animals from a young age, aspiring to be a veterinarian since the age of 8. She shared her childhood with several pets, including cats, dogs, guinea pigs, hamsters, fish and iguanas. She is now pursuing a degree as a Registered Veterinary Technician through Heritage College, while in her free time she enjoys movies, miniature golf and watching football with her fiance and family.

Allison  photo


Allison has been working in the veterinary field since 2000. Originally from St. Louis she now calls Irvine home. She shares her life with her husband of 20 years and their cat Iggy.

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Sean has been working with veterinary patients since 2010 and is currently pursuing her studies to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. During her free time she enjoys hiking, spending time at the beach, visiting the tide pools, and simply being out in nature. She shares her home with her cat "Pumpkin," dog "Basil," and tortoise "Edamame."

Mayra  photo


Mayra moved to California from Arizona when she decided to leave the legal field to pursue her dream of working with animals. In 2018, she graduated from Standbridge University with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She shares her home with her husband and her two furry companions-- a Pit Bull named Sophie and a St. Bernard named Penelope. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, traveling, and doing yoga.

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Stephanie has been in the veterinary field since 2016. She graduated from Stanbridge University in 2018 as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She shares her home with her husband and one fur-baby--a Chihuahua named Pulga. She enjoys painting, scrapbooking, and watching movies in her free time.

Animal Hospital of Irvine

4200 Trabuco Road Ste 160
Irvine, California, 92620

Phone: 949-559-9988
Fax: 949-559-5868
Email Us: [email protected]


Monday 8:30am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 8:30am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 8:30am - 6:00pm

Thursday 8:30am - 6:00pm

Friday 8:30am - 6:00pm

Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday 9:00am - 4:00pm

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