OUR VETERINARIANS

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Dr. Mike Morgan

Dr. Morgan is no stranger to Irvine. A proud UCI alum, Dr. Morgan received his bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, a bachelors degree in Biomedical Science, and Masters in Electrical Engineering. Dr. Morgan spent nearly ten years in the high-tech industry as an electronics engineer until a consulting project brought him into veterinary hospitals and he discovered a new passion. “This is how medicine should be – helping those that cannot help themselves. Pets need someone to translate – owners need help understanding.” Dr. Morgan was awarded the Valedictorian award from St. Matthew's University and completed his clinical training at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Morgan and his wife, Maria, are proud parents to two little boys and a poodle mix named Kingston.  In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors with his family.

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Dr. Christine Shumka

Dr. Shumka grew up in Southern California with three sisters; one of whom is also a veterinarian. She graduated from UCLA summa cum laude and went on to attend North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She was a member of the Phi Zeta Psi Chapter and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies and also received the Companion Animal Faculty Clinical Proficiency Award. After graduating in 2011, Dr. Shumka worked in small animal general practice in Cary, North Carolina before moving back to Southern California. Dr. Shumka joined the team at Quail Animal Hospital in Fall 2016. She enjoys working with the exceptional team at Quail Animal Hospital to provide compassionate, comprehensive patient care and client education. Another passion of hers is forming long lasting patient-client relationships. Dr. Shumka has a German Shepherd named Charlie that she adopted while in vet school. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing the piano, swing dancing, cooking, and reading. 

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Dr. Mike Wang

 Dr. Wang joined the Quail team in the summer of 2017. Known for his wide scope of knowledge and calming bedside manner, Dr. Wang is a valued addition to the Quail Animal Hospital family.  Dr. Wang spent part of his childhood in Taiwan and is fluent in Mandarin and English. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from University of California at Santa Barbara and then attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, Dr. Wang completed a competitive small animal rotating internship in San Diego, acquiring extensive training in surgery, internal medicine, emergency, and critical care and cultivating his interest in radiology. Dr. Wang and his wife, Jennifer, who is also a veterinarian, are the proud parents of a Chihuahua named Nori and a lovable cat named Rupert. During his free time, Dr. Wang enjoys spending time with family, gardening, deep sea fishing and watching movies.  

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Dr. Kristin Ross

Dr. Ross joined the team in February 2020. She was born and raised in Michigan where she completed her undergraduate studies. She then moved to Colorado to explore the mountains, outdoor adventures and further her education. There she earned a master’s degree in toxicology and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University. Her special interests include ophthalmology, cardiology, dentistry and pain management. Dr. Ross enjoys road biking, photography, sailing, hiking and exploring seaside towns with her family. She has a dog named Ziggy, a bird named Lemonade, and a fish named Flash.

OUR TEAM

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Jennifer, RVT

Jennifer, RVT

Jennifer, RVT

Jennifer was born and raised in a small town in southern Ohio. Jennifer joined the veterinary field in 2013 as a veterinary assistant and client service representative at Quail Animal Hospital.  In January 2017, Jennifer proudly earned her license to became a Registered Veterinary Technician.  Sometimes you will still find Jennifer in her old role at the front desk serving clients; “I have always wanted to work with animals, and I am so blessed to be able to do it everyday.” Today proudly leads the team as Office Manager. Jennifer and her husband Corey have two little boys,  Shea and Luke, and a black lab named Duncan. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, doing outdoor activities and exercising. 

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Kurtis, RVT

Jennifer, RVT

Jennifer, RVT

Kurtis joined the veterinary field in 2012 as a veterinary assistant. He joined the team in June 2015 and worked overtime while attending Heritage College to obtain his license in December that same year. He has been passionate about the medical and technical aspects of veterinary medicine since first volunteering at a local animal hospital and seeing the depth of knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective technician. His special interests include dentistry and surgery. Kurtis has a dachshund/terrier mix named Frankenstein who joins him and his Fiancee Michelle on all of their adventures; exploring various byways and off-road trails around the western United States.

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Jenny, RVT

Jennifer, RVT

Jenny, RVT

Jenny is a South Orange County native and the youngest of four. She graduated from Seattle University in 2015, where she earned her BA in Liberal Studies, Alpha Iota Sigma Honor Society, and played Division I softball. After graduating, Jenny quickly started living her dream to work in the veterinary field. She has envisioned herself working with animals as far back as she can remember. In summer of 2018, Jenny earned her RVT license. Her special interests include surgery, pain management, and dentistry. During her free time, Jenny enjoys spending quality time with family, friends and her best pup, Charlie. Jenny enjoys all things sports, spending time exploring nature, reading, and cooking.

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Amy, RVT

Nicole, Client Services

Jenny, RVT

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Patti, Client Services

Nicole, Client Services

Nicole, Client Services

Patti has been a member of the veterinary field since 1997. In the summer of 2012, she assisted in the opening of Hospital and has proudly continued to lead the team as a Customer Service Representative. You will never find Patti without a smile to greet you; "I love participating in the health and happiness of all our beloved furry family members". Patti has a Pug-a-Poo named Freddy, a cat named Madre, and an Arabian Mare named Raven. When not at work, Patti spends most of her time happily horseback riding or celebrating with family and friends.

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Nicole, Client Services

Nicole, Client Services

Nicole, Client Services

Nicole is a Orange County native and has been a veterinary client service representative since 1999. At a young age, Nicole always knew that she wanted to work in a veterinary hospital. Her contagious laugh is quite hard to resist should you hear it echoing in the halls of the Hospital. Nicole is our resident "cat lady" - proud mother to three independently minded felines. In her free time, Nicole loves to spend time with her family and tending to her garden. 

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Alexis, Client Services

Marissa, Veterinary Assistant

Melissa, Client Services

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Melissa, Client Services

Marissa, Veterinary Assistant

Melissa, Client Services

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Marissa, Veterinary Assistant

Marissa, Veterinary Assistant

Marissa, Veterinary Assistant

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Lexi, Veterinary Assistant

Jessica, Veterinary Assistant

Marissa, Veterinary Assistant

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Jessica, Veterinary Assistant

Jessica, Veterinary Assistant

Jessica, Veterinary Assistant

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