Meet The Team

  • Dr. Deepak Khurana, DVM, MVS, Owner of PVAH

    Dr. Khurana completed his Bachelors degree in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at PAU, India in 1997. He then completed his Master's degree from the same university before he came to the United States to pursue his passion for treating pets.

    He further earned a ECFVG degree from Oklahoma State University in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. He practiced in Orange County, CA for about 5 years before he moved to Ventura County and bought Bristol Animal Hospital in Ventura.

    Dr. Khurana strongly believes in the power of preventive medicine and has a special interest in soft tissue surgery.

  • Danielle Glen
    Office Manager
    Danielle has been a part of Pleasant Valley Animal Hospital since 1999. She has enjoyed watching many pets come in as puppies and kittens, and live long, happy lives as valued family members. She explains her favorite part of the job as seeing how the close bond between the pet and owner can accelerate the healing process. She finds the work very fulfilling. During the summer months, Danielle volunteers for US Fish and Wildlife and monitors the nesting habitats of 2 endangered bird species on local beaches. She's done it for 7 years, and looks forward to each breeding season. For fun, Danielle loves rooting for the Green Bay Packers, and spending time with her husband Michael and their 3 rescued mini dachshunds, Mya, Augustus and Grover.
  • Stephanie Garcia
    Stephanie graduated from Animal Behavior College as a certified vet assistant. She has always loved pets ever since she was young. Seeing them come back happy and healthy is her favorite part of the job. She is very happy to be part of the PVAH. She loves the environment and most important of all, the pets that come in. She treats any pet like her own. Stephanie has 2 dogs and 1 guinea pig. Leena (a Yorkie/Shih Tzu mix), Boss (a Pit bull), and Manx (an American Satin guinea pig). In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her hobbies are playing softball and watching the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Cristina Newman
    Cristina has been a vet tech for 11 years in both day practice and pet emergency hospitals. She enjoys all aspects of working in a veterinary hospital, especially assisting in orthopedic surgeries. Cristina recently moved back to California from Raleigh, NC and Pleasant Valley Animal Hospital is happy to have on our team. For fun, Cristina enjoys beach camping, hiking, cooking and spending time with her husband, daughter and three cats.
  • Karina Lingesso

    Karina is newer to the world of veterinary medicine, having been in this field for a year, but has found her calling. Loving and caring for animals has always brought her joy, so it was an easy decision for her to make it her career.

    Outside of work, Karina enjoys mastering vegan cuisines, expanding her passion for cosmetology and reading while relaxing.

    Karina loves hanging out with her jack russell mix, Draco and Appa, her domestic shorthair kitten.

  • Victoria Plambek

    Victoria has been in the veterinary business since 2013 and has worked boarding, kennel, reception and now veterinary assistance.

    Ever since she was a little girl, she has had a special connection with animals that helps them feel secure and less stressed. Now she uses that to help calm and comfort the pets while they visit our hospital.

    In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her daughter Emma on their small farm in Moorpark that includes: 2 mini horses, 4 Pygmy goats, a pot-belly pig named Spanky (Emma's BFF), a chicken and two Dobermans.

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