Meet Our Team!

Meet the veterinarians and team at Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Get to Know Our Team!

We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you and hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.

Veterinarians

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Barinder Virk, DVM

Dr. Virk received her Doctorate in Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology and has been a valuable member of our team since 2015. Her expertise in internal medicine, diagnostics, and preventative medicine makes her a valuable asset to our practice. Dr. Virk’s love for animals is evident in everything she does. She takes great joy in seeing pets go from sad-faced to wagging tails and is dedicated to helping all of her patients lead happy and healthy lives. Dr. Virk enjoys reading and taking nature walks when she’s not at the clinic or spending time with her family.

She has been happily married for 20 years and has two young boys, aged 9 and 12. Interestingly, Dr. Virk had aspirations of becoming a teacher when she was a child, but her love for animals led her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. We are lucky to have Dr. Virk as a wonderful leader to our team. Her passion, expertise, and commitment to helping animals make her a true asset to our practice.

Dr. Kahlon

Kenwar Kahlon, DVM

Dr. Kahlon is our newest Veterinarian at MVVC. He is a local in the area and spent his early life growing up in Fremont, CA. He attended Niles Elementary, Centerville Jr. High, and Washington High School (Go Huskies!). He’s had a love for animals since a young age and eventually decided to make a career out of it. After graduating from UC Santa Cruz with a major in Biology, he was admitted into Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. After the 3 year didactic course, he shifted to the University of Florida, where he completed his clinical and final year of veterinary school. Outside of caring for your pets, Dr. Kahlon enjoys many activities, such as playing basketball, football, hiking, and snowboarding. He has one pet of his own, Bhaloo, a two-year-old Pitbull. Dr. Kahlon is also Feline Fear Free certified, allowing stressed and anxious cats to feel more at ease during their visit! Come on over and book your next appointment at Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic, “The Other Family Veterinarian”.  

Dr. Kahlon

Cindy Edelman, DVM

Dr. Cynthia Edelman is an Associate Veterinarian with a deep passion for animal care. She holds a BS in Animal Science from UC Davis and a BVMS from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. With over 20 years of experience in veterinary practice, Dr. Cindy has developed a professional interest in internal medicine, dermatology, behavior, and avian medicine. Dr. Cindy takes pride in providing thorough and compassionate care that strengthens the human-animal bond. Her dedication to her patients and their well-being is evident in her approach to veterinary medicine. In her free time, Dr. Cindy enjoys traveling, gardening, cooking, and photography. A fun fact about Dr. Cindy is that she was raised in Fremont, left for education, and returned after 10 years to provide care to East Bay companion animals. She has been an Associate Veterinarian at Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic for 16 years and is returning from hiatus to continue her passion for animal care. Dr. Cindy is also a pet owner herself and shares her life with Macy, their service dog.

Hospital Staff

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Gerardo Orozco

Veterinary Assistant

Meet Gerardo Orozco, a dedicated Vet Assistant at Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic. With 2.5 years of experience, Gerardo’s passion for animals shines through in his compassionate care. A graduate of Washington High School, he prides himself on treating every patient like his beloved pet—with kindness and respect. In his free time, Gerardo enjoys immersing himself in literature, exploring the great outdoors through hiking adventures, and indulging in the occasional movie or show. With his warm demeanor and commitment to excellent veterinary care, Gerardo is a valued Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic team member.

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Ariana Duenas

Veterinary Assistant

Introducing Ariana Duenas, a dedicated Veterinary Assistant at Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic. With one year of experience, Ariana is committed to providing exceptional care to every furry patient who walks through the clinic doors. She obtained her education from Carrington College’s San Leandro Campus, where she laid the foundation for her passion-driven career in veterinary medicine. Ariana takes immense pride in getting to know each patient personally, ensuring their comfort and well-being during their visit. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and her beloved fur baby, Kobi. With her compassionate approach and dedication to patient care, Ariana is an invaluable member of the Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic team.

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Angel Tafeamalii

Veterinary Technician

Meet Angel Tafeamalii, a compassionate Vet Assistant at Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic. With a year and a half of experience, Angel is dedicated to the well-being of every furry patient. Currently enrolled in Carrington College, she brings fresh enthusiasm and a nurturing touch to her role. Angel takes pride in working with the diverse range of animals that come her way, finding joy in witnessing their healing and recovery. In her free time, Angel cherishes the companionship of her beloved dog and enjoys expressing her creativity through arts and crafts. With her warm demeanor and unwavering dedication, Angel is a valued member of the clinic team.

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Katie Robinson

RVT-Tech Lead

Introducing Katie Robinson, the dedicated Lead Registered Veterinary Technician (R.V.T.) at Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic. With an impressive 14 years of experience, Katie brings expertise and compassion to every aspect of her work. A graduate of Carrington College, she takes immense pride in providing top-notch veterinary care and ensuring pain-free anesthesia for her patients. In her free time, Katie enjoys hiking with her children, embarking on adventures with Pokemon Go, and cheering on the 49ers during football season. With her commitment to quality care and her love for both animals and outdoor activities, Katie is an invaluable asset to the Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic team.

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Cathy Dutra

Veterinary Assistant

Introducing Cathy Dutra, a part-time veterinary assistant at Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic. She is a graduate of San Jose State University and takes pride in communicating positively with each patient as they discuss the reason for their visit. In her free time, Cathy teaches dog obedience for two local dog clubs. She also competes with her own dogs in various activities, including Agility, Obedience, Rally, and Conformation.

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Shiraz Ansari

Veterinary Assistant / Receptionist

Meet Shiraz Ansari, the friendly and dedicated Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic Receptionist. While not a practicing veterinarian, Shiraz has excelled in his role for the past 7-8 months, providing exceptional customer service to everyone who walks through the clinic doors. Currently pursuing a degree in 2D Animation and Directing at Ohlone College, Shiraz is passionate about creativity and collaboration. He takes pride in assisting colleagues and clients, striving to contribute positively to the clinic’s environment and success. In his free time, Shiraz enjoys drawing and leading animated projects with colleagues, constantly striving to improve his skills and expand his portfolio.

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Lesly Madera

Receptionist

Meet Lesly Madera, the compassionate Customer Service Representative (CSR) at Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic. Lesly is integral to the clinic’s caring community, where animals are always the top priority. While her role doesn’t involve practicing veterinary medicine, Lesly takes immense pride in contributing to the well-being of every patient through her dedication and empathy. Lesly enjoys spending quality time with her husband outside of work, embarking on small road trips, visiting family, and cherishing moments with their siblings. With her commitment to compassionate care and love for building connections, Lesly is a valued member of the Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic team.

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Andrew Paratore

Registered Veterinary Technician

Meet Andrew Paratore, a skilled Registered Veterinary Technician at Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic with eight years of experience. A graduate of Carrington College, Andrew takes pride in his expertise in performing dental cleanings, ensuring the optimal oral health of his patients. In his free time, Andrew enjoys reading and playing games, finding relaxation and inspiration in these hobbies. With his dedication to excellence and compassionate approach to veterinary care, Andrew is a trusted caregiver for every furry friend who walks through the clinic doors.

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Rachel Roland

Office Manager

Meet Rachel Roland, the accomplished Office Manager at Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic. With over 8 years of experience in the veterinary field, Rachel brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role. A graduate of Cal State East Bay with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a concentration in Management, she is dedicated to ensuring smooth operations and exceptional patient care at the clinic. Rachel prides herself on providing the same high-quality care to patients as she would to her own beloved pets. In her free time, Rachel enjoys hiking, crafting, coloring, and spending time with her Maltese and bearded dragon. With her commitment to excellence and her love for animals, Rachel is an integral part of the Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic team.

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Kea'ra

CSR

Introducing Keara, a compassionate Customer Service Representative (CSR) at Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic. With a dedication to supporting animal care and wellness, Kea’ra brings invaluable assistance to both patients and clients. While her role doesn’t involve direct veterinary practice, Kea’ra takes immense pride in facilitating the well-being of animals and helping clients navigate their pet care journey. In her free time, she serves on the Board of Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue, demonstrating her commitment to animal welfare, and participates in AKC Conformation events, furthering her passion for dogs. With her dedication to animal advocacy and client support, Kea’ra is an essential member of the Mission Valley Veterinary Clinic team.

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Harley Pratt

CSR

Meet Harley Pratt, who has been practicing veterinary medicine for two years after completing her education at Ohlone Community College. She is dedicated to ensuring that pets live their longest, happiest lives while empowering their owners to enhance their well-being. In her free time, Harley enjoys playing video games, reading, drawing, cooking, and baking.