Jodie WilliamsHospital Manager
Jodie was born in Fontana, California and raised in Perris,California. She has three sons, eldest Derek, middle Devone and youngest Dezmund, and 2 granddaughters. Jodie has an extensive background in the veterinary industry dating back to her first job at PetCo in 1995 and she is actively involved in fundraising for her boys’ sports teams and their school. Jodie has been with Arlington Animal Hospital since 1998. In her spare time you can find her watching movies, cooking and at the game cheering for her boys.
Krystal JonesFront Office Supervisor
Krystal has been with Arlington Animal Hospital since 2008. She has been an extremely versatile member of the staff and has even done months of shifts on night crew. She is an avid proponent of rescue and TNR and has single handedly trapped over 20 cats for sterilization and vaccination in order to keep populations healthy and disease free. She has a dog named Rocky, and helps with her family member’s pets as well. In her spare time she loves to push her boundaries at the gym, and play with her niece.
Felisa EsquivelFront Office Assistant Supervisor
Felisa has been with us at Arlington Animal Hospital for 6 years (since 2014). She helps to oversee and train reception and pharmacy technicians. Her favorite activities are anything to do with her 13 year old daughter and family. She generally is a bit of a homebody but thinks the most important thing to focus on is not what you’re doing but who you are with. She has 4 pets including an adorable poodle named Daisy and 3 rabbits.
Nicole SimonTreatment Supervisor
Nicole was born and raised in Murrieta, California. She has three pets, Ruca the pitbull and Ember, the sassy French bulldog, as well as Kroger, the cat. Nicole has been a veterinary technician for over 14 years and has experience in small animals and exotics with and her professional interests include reproduction, behavior, exotic medicine and surgery and small animal surgery. Nicole joined Arlington Animal Hospital in 2009. She is an avid outdoors person and in her spare time you will find her hiking, fishing and off-roading.
Brittany Joswiak-NunezRVTTreatment Assistant Supervisor/Internship Program Coordinator
Brittany is a Riverside native and has been in the animal care industry since 2014, though she has always had an interest in veterinary care. She graduated from Carrington College in 2014, and received her Registered Veterinary Technician license in 2015. She has been at Arlington Animal Hospital since 2014, and initiated and built the current Internship Program. She has rescued several animals in her career at Arlington, and has fostered many different animals for local rescues as well. She frequently accompanies Dr. Saldanha in attending career days at local schools in order to share the passion and fun that can be found in veterinary medicine. She is currently working on starting a family with her husband, Alex, and enjoys baking, reading, Disney, and Harry Potter. On her days off you’ll find her cuddled up on the couch with her dogs Minnie Mouse, Roo, and Watson enjoying the simpler things in life.
Richard James Taylor, Jr.Laboratory Supervisor
Richard was born and raised in Riverside, California. He has a Bachelors of Science in Physics and over 20 years in the Naval Reserve. Richard’s professional interests included new and emerging veterinary laboratory diagnostics and he has been with Arlington Animal Hospital since 1985. In his spare time you will find Richard at his favorite hobby, woodworking.
Judy TaylorAccounts Supervisor
Judy was born and raised in Orange County. She has a son, Rick and daughter who is a licensed private investigator. Judy has a border collie and several Australian shepherds. Judy initially started working as a teacher’s aide but her love of animals drew her to veterinary medicine and she has been in the industry for over 30 years. She worked at a number of different veterinary hospitals and joined Arlington Animal Hospital in 1984. Judy has been involved with Australian shepherds and herding for over 50 years. She and her dogs have many titles in conformation, obedience and herding trials. Judy is a licensed judge in conformation and obedience for the Australian Shepherd Club of American in addition to being a member of several other dog clubs. She has been involved in the 4-H Club Program for most of her life and often gives herding demonstrations. In her spare time you will find Judy training her youngest Australian shepherd for competition and demonstrating the herding ability of her dogs.