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  • Dr.
    Diana Welsh

    Dr. Diana Welsh is a graduate of the University of California at Davis, where she received a B.S. in Zoology and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. As owner and practitioner of Wildwood Veterinary Hospital, her goal is to bring quality care to pets and their families. Dr Welsh practices small animal medicine with special interests in the treatment of birds, reptiles, pocket pets, and exotic animals. Dr. Welsh is highly allergic to rabbits and chinchillas so unfortunately, we are unable to accept new rabbit and chincilla clients at this time.

  • Dr.
    Chris Sanders

    Dr. Christopher Sanders is a 1996 graduate from Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine. He is certified with The International Veterinary Acupuncture Society as a veterinary acupuncturist and has used his skills to treat many dogs, cats, iguanas, and birds. Dr. Sanders has a special interest in treating birds and reptiles. Also, he has experience treating amphibians, fish, and insects.

  • Krystal Manuel
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Krystal graduated from the Foothill College Veterinary Technology Program in 2015 and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Cal State University East Bay. She became a Registered Veterinary Technician shortly before joining Wildwood Veterinary Hospital in 2016. She has worked in both general practice and emergency hospital settings. She grew up in the bay area and has an avid interest in caring for animals of all species. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her two cats, dog, bearded dragon, and turtle.

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  • Iris Morales
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Iris grew up in Menlo Park and has had love and admiration for all animals since she was a child. You can find Iris working at both Redwood City and San Jose locations. Iris is bilingual in english and spanish, and is currently studying spanish veterinary terminology to cater to our spanish speaking clients. On her day off, she enjoys spending time with her farm of animals which includes 2 dogs, 3 rabbits, 4 cockatiels, 5 chickens, 2 mice, and 2 geese.

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  • Andrea Mocabee
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Andrea had grown up with dogs all her life but her passion to work with animals did not begin until she became involved in Greyhound rescue and adopted her first Greyhound, Barney. She went back to school to study Veterinary Technology and became registered in 2007 upon graduation. Andrea became part of the Wildwood team in 2013 and works part – time as an RVT. Andrea also works at Scout’s House, where she is not only the Practice Manager and RVT, but she is also a rehabilitation therapist for animals. Andrea lives in San Jose with her two Greyhounds, Ridley and Gilly and her two Bearded Dragons, Leonard and Malcolm.

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  • Magaly Toscano
    Technician Assistant

    Magaly was born and raised in San Jose. She has always had a great love for all animals, small and large. Even as a kid she would always rescue animals off the street. She always knew working in the veterinary field was where she needed to be. Magaly has been working at Wildwood since the summer of 2012 and has enjoyed being able to work with a variety of animals here in the hospital. Magaly currently has several different pets, 2 cats, 3 dogs, 2 box turtles, one budgie, several betta fish and 2 rabbits. On her free time she likes to go hiking with her three dogs and boyfriend.

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  • Kelsey Hodge
    Veterinary Assistant

    Kelsey grew up in the Santa Cruz mountains, and has always loved animals, domestic pets as well as wildlife. She received a certification in veterinary assisting from Foothill College, and is currently in the Foothill College Veterinary Technology Program. At home, Kelsey has two dogs (Bodi and Suli), two cats (Huey and Louie) and a fiance named Dave. In her spare time she loves camping/hiking, snowboarding and traveling to new places.

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  • Adalyd Gomez
    Veterinary Assistant

    Adalyd has worked at Wildwood since June of 2014. She is also fluent in Spanish. When she is not at work, Adalyd enjoys exploring with her best friend, Astro (her dog) . Other activities that she enjoys are painting and spending time with her other furry and scaley kids, which include her cat Memphis, dog Spot (Spotty), her gecko, Kuron, turtle Tony and her snakes Draco, Ed, Edd and Eddie.

  • Chelsea DeLong
    Receptionist

    Chelsea grew up in San Jose loving animals. When she was little she loved dressing up her childhood cats and collecting ladybugs and frogs. In December 2014 Chelsea joined the Wildwood family. She has enjoyed expanding her knowledge on exotics but her true passion is cats. She has always had a love for cats and now has her own colony. She also loves all types of food, the sun and lilies are her favorite flowers. Her hobbies include relaxing with her fur children, watching movies, cooking, taking advantage of the local adventures her home and surrounding cities have to offer, and traveling.

  • Marisa Salazar

    Marisa is the original receptionist at Wildwood Veterinary Hospital. She has been with Dr. Welsh on and off since 1998. A native of San Jose, she has always loved animals. She always had a variety of animals, cats, hamsters, dogs, turtles, fish and even a pet moth. As one of Jehovah’s Witness, she spends much of her time teaching the bible to the spanish speaking community. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, Ruben and their four legged children, the kitty cats. Saber and her twin, Cloudy, who are 12 years old. Anikin, who is 8 years old, George who is about 9 years old. Lastly her newest addition, Ninja , the red ear slider.

  • Shauna Garcia
    Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant

    Shauna has loved animals of all shapes and sizes for as long as she can remember and is finally turning that love into a career. She joined the Wildwood family at the end of 2016 and is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technology Program at Carrington College. She has an interest in shelter medicine, exotics, and has volunteered at various animal rescue and shelter organizations. Shauna is a self proclaimed "cat lady" and foodie who enjoys reading, watching movies, and going to local music shows or concerts. She currently lives in San Jose with her cat Sheba, and looks forward to expanding her animal family in the future.

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