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Meet Our Team


Stephen Hodgeson, DVM

Stephen Hodgeson, DVM

Dr. Hodgeson has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2008.  During that time he worked in a high volume general practice under two more experienced veterinarians which allowed him to gain valuable experience in general medicine and surgery.  Dr. Hodgeson also opened a house call practice to serve the Inland Empire helping families and their pets in the comfort of their own homes.  Additionally, Dr Hodgeson provided relief services to many different practices in the Inland Empire, which allowed exposure to a diverse number of practice philosophies and different medical practice techniques.

Dr. Hodgeson is excited about hospital ownership and feels that with the partnership of Dr. Boshoven as well as the commitments from support team personnel, we will provide top quality care to you and your pet family members.

David Boshoven, DVM

David Boshoven, DVM

Dr. Boshoven was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and grew up there.  After graduating from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992, he moved to Southern California to start his career as a veterinarian.

Dr. Boshoven has worked as a veterinarian in Southern California for the last 25 years.  For many years he worked in the Lake Arrowhead area and for a time owned and operated Arrowhead Animal Hospital.  He has also worked as an emergency veterinarian, and prior to purchasing The Pets Place he worked at the Animal Emergency Clinic of Grand Terrace.

Dr. Boshoven has a love for medicine and surgery.  Not only does he enjoy working with cats and dogs, but he has developed skills and a love for working with rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice, and other pocket pets.  Nothing gives Dr. Boshoven more joy than to help pets and their owners live happy, healthy, productive lives by practicing the highest quality medicine here at The Pets Place Animal Hospital.

On his days off, Dr. Boshoven enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, their two pets Rooney and Lucy.  He also enjoys following futbol and being involved with his church.

Tyler Kelleher DVM

Tyler Kelleher DVM

Dr. Kelleher was born in San Diego, CA. He spent most of his childhood growing up across the bridge from downtown San Diego in Coronado, CA. He knew he wanted to be a veterinarian from an early age and decided to pursue it as a career, with his uncle (also a veterinarian) encouraging and mentoring him along the way.

Dr. Kelleher graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. in Animal Science, and then went on to attend veterinary school at Cornell University in upstate New York, after which he returned to his home state of California to begin his career as a veterinarian. He spent a few years practicing in the Chico, CA area while working on both large and small animals, until he decided to move back to Southern Californa and joined The Pets Place Animal Hospital in order to be closer to his family.

Dr. Kelleher enjoys seeing a variety of cases, with particular interests in radiology, cardiology and surgery. He is excited to meet you and genuinely looks forward to developing a treatment plan that provides your beloved pet with the best care possible.

In his time off, Dr. Kelleher enjoys spending time with his wife, being involved with the church, spending time in the great outdoors, playing softball, playing bass guitar, and playing some video games (when time permits).


Andrea Haynes

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Jasmine McKenzie

Jasmine McKenzie

I have been working at The Pets Place Animal Hospital since August 2015. I have been a veterinary assistant for 9 years. For as long as I can remember animal health care has always been my passion. I started volunteering when I was 12 years old with an animal adoption network.  When I was 16, I started working at my first animal hospital.

I am working towards becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

I currently have One dog, Bane, a cat named Boots and a bearded dragon named Grumpy Pants.

Jeannette Crenshaw

Jeannette  Crenshaw

Hi I'm Jeannette,

I have been in the veterinary field for just over sixteen years. I'm married with two kids. I enjoy concerts, camping, baking, photography and spending time with my family.

Elizabeth Margis

Elizabeth Margis

Hello, My name is Elizabeth. I have been in the Veterinary field over four years now and I am a single mom of two.

I have always had a passion to  work with animals . I have completed school and my plan is to now prepare to take the exam to obtain my Registered Veterinary Technician license.

In my free time you can find me with my horses or at dog club training. When I am not with animals I am relaing at the beach watching the sunset or enjoying music at a live concert.

Animals will always be my passion and whether it be my own or patients they will always have the best of care that I can provide.

Jessie Velasquez

Jessie Velasquez

Hello, my name is Jessie and I’ve been working as a veterinary technician for over 12 years. The story of my first pet is ironically foretelling- When I was 5 years old I was given the first choice of a cat’s litter- I chose the tiny, weak kitten with a severe heart condition. I didn’t care when they told me she couldn't possibly live long. I named her Rosie and even though her days were few they were full of love. I consider myself so blessed to work in a field where I can dedicate myself to caring after pets. When I’m not working I enjoy doing things with my family and church. Occasionally I find my way out into the fresh air where I can experience things like hiking the highest peaks in California and traveling along the pacific coast. 

Elizabeth Ardary

Elizabeth Ardary


My name is Elizabeth but I go by Lizzy I just recently became a registered veterinary technician and my dream is to one day specialize in exotics and species conservation.

I spend most of my free time with family, friends, traveling and watching veterinary medical shows on TV. I have two cats named Cleo and Amelia and one dog named Holly that are my motivation; I stick to the phrase "I work hard so my animals can have a better life." I have always loved and had a passion for animals since I was little and look forward to what the world has to offer. 


Corinna Draper

Corinna Draper

I love being in this field because I love animals and sharing my compassion for them.

I have been in this field for seventeen years and I love it. I am a proud mom of two kids and one grandson who is my pride and joy.

I have five dogs, two cats and a fish.

I enjoy spending time with my family and taking trips to the beach.

Jennifer McZeal

Jennifer  McZeal

Hello, My name is Jennifer. I started in this field as a volunteer at a nonprofit veterinary hospital. I learned all about the importance of veterinary care for pets. I am now going on seven years in this field as a receptionist and I love what I do.

In my spare time I love volunteering with fundraising for "Autism Awareness" and "out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness" I love to spend time with my family and my pets, Akayla the husky, Gunner my pitbull and Porkchop my mini pig.


Crystal Pasillas

Crystal  Pasillas

Hi There! My name is Crystal and I am a cat lady.

While I am fairly new to the veterinary field, animals have always been my biggest passion in life. I am currently studying to become a veterinary technician and further my career in this industry. I am so excited to be part of The Pets Place Animal Hospital Team !

Jackie Navas

Jackie  Navas


I am Jackie and I am new to this field, but since I was a very  young girl I've loved animals. Even if I went to visit my moms home country and saw stray pets I wanted to bring them all  home. To this day my free time is spent either with my family, at my church or with my dogs who are like my children.

Veterinary Assistants

Amber Serrano

Amber Serrano

Hi, my name is Amber. I am currently in school to become a veterinary assistant. I have three fur babies of my own, Brady, Marley and Nova. In my free time I enjoy going out with friends, music and relaxing with my pets.

I hope to continue my education in animal medicine and work at a wildlfie sanctuary. I have a passion for helping hurt animals and being their voice.

I'm excited to help you and your pets.


Janeth Aceves

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Kiona Tapp

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Arik Velasquez

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April Curtis

April  Curtis

Hello, I’m April and I have been at pets place for six months now and working in the animal field for two and a half years. I began volunteering for the animal humane society in high school and have always enjoyed being around animals. I am currently working on my degree in veterinary technology and hope to become a tech within the next year. I enjoy spending time with my three dogs and my guinea pigs. I look forward to meeting you all and your pets

Support Staff

Kathi Sepulveda
Practice Manager

Kathi Sepulveda

Kathi Sepulveda has worked more than 30 years in private, as well as corporate veterinary practices, leading them through start-up, survival, turnaround and growth modes. She advises and works to ensure practices are productive and efficient, thereby making the client experience smooth and rewarding.

Kathi is returning to this location where she used to work for many years assisting  Dr. Wilds as his technician/practice manager.  She is enjoying seeing and meeting all the old clients she used to see in years past.     

Kathi  has served as Hospital Manager, Operations Manager and Director of Human Operations in a variety of Veterinary practices, expressing superior leadership during critical transition phases, including hiring professional and technical staff, implementing budgets, writing and implementing mission statements, policy and procedure manuals, training systems, clarification of objectives, and achieving acceptance and implementation of plans. Kathi continues to attend continuing education to keep current with industry business standards and practices as well as team building strategies to improve the value of the business and individual staff members.

Robert Dunson

Robert Dunson

Robert brings 22 years of grooming and training experience to our team. He grew up in a large family and was usually the one who took care of them.

I love working with pets at The Pets Place Animal Hospital, and in return The Pets Place takes care of me.

Oscar Garcia

Oscar Garcia

I have been working at The Pets Place Animal Hospital for the past eight months.

I have been in building and grounds maintenance for twenty years. I enjoy my field and I like to fix things.


Lissete Valenzuela

Lissete Valenzuela

Hello everyone, my name is Lissete

It is a great privilege to introduce myself to The Pets Place Animal Hospital family.

Growing up I always believed that I was going to build a career within the animal health field. However, life being life decided to take me through the path of accounting instead but made a full circle by combining both of my loves and passion of accounting and animals.

On a personal note: I am a proud mother of two beautiful miracles and find true enjoyment  spending time in the ocean, hiking, concerts, theme parks, camping and most of all, making memories with my family. 


Dr. Hodgeson....and staff are always polite, non judgmental and make you feel like your at home. I never feel like there trying to make EXTRA money off my pet or take advantage of a situation."

— Coleens

The Pets Place Animal Hospital

Map MarkerAddress: 625 W La Cadena Drive, Riverside, CA 92501

Phone IconPhone: (951) 684-2181

Fax IconFax: (951) 684-1375

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Clock IconHours of Operation:

  • Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • *Sunday: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

*Available Only for Picking up Boarders, Medication, & Food.

After-Hours Emergencies

After-hours emergencies are referred to Animal Emergency in Grand Terrace. They are available when the clinic closes from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. and are located at 22085 Commerce Way, Grand Terrace, Ca 92313, (909) 825-9350.

Map IconMap and Directions:
Located across the 215 Freeway from Johnson’s Caterpillar

Proudly Serving:

Riverside & San Bernardino Counties, including: Riverside • San Bernardino • Colton • Grand Terrace • Moreno Valley • Corona • Norco • Mira Loma