About Us

Jeffrey R. Jenkins, D.V.M.

Dr. Jenkins,  a husband and father, is internationally recognized for his work in avian medicine and surgery, exotic and laboratory animal medicine and surgery. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on a variety of subjects. His work has been published in peer reviewed journals, texts and monographs.

Dr. Jenkins holds Diplomate status in the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Avian Practice, one of the first group of twenty veterinarians to achieve this honor.  find out more

Dr. Gillet

Dr. Gillet grew up in Southern California and graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science/ Pre-vet from Cal Polytechnic Pomona and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from St. Georges University in the Caribbean.  She completed her clinical rotations at Louisiana State University.  find out more

Lisa Jenkins

Since 1993 I’ve served as Hospital Manager for the Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital. I work in an environment surrounded by a variety of interesting people and animals.This practice is truly extraordinary! Each day is filled with something new and exciting. It’s wonderful being part of such a fabulous team of people. find out more

Shelly Meszaros

I have been working in the veterinary field since 1985. I began as a technician at Melrose Pet Clinic where we worked on dogs and cats. I completed my BA in English Literature from San Diego State University. find out more

Latisha Zamora

I have been with the Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital since 1994. As the Senior Laboratory Technician, I am responsible for the entire in-house laboratory testing including hematology, microbiology and parasitology. find out more

Amber Joubert

I joined the Avian & Exotic Practice as a Registered Veterinary Technician, (RVT) in 2009.  I have really enjoyed working with Dr. Jenkins and his staff.  It’s like working in a very exciting mini zoo, which has been a dream of mine since I was young. find out more

Dayna Zabielski

My name is Dayna and I have been interested in working with animals from a very young age.  I worked at a dog and cat clinic for a year in Ventura County before moving to San Diego.  find out more

Jared Firestone

Boarding Manager find out more

Sarah Deveny

Client Services find out more