Veterinarians & Vet Techs Helping to Make a Difference

By December 15, 2021 No Comments

We are very grateful to those veterinary professionals who volunteer their time to help us with our mobile wellness clinics.

One such person is Dr. Yvette Archie.

Recently featured on KCBS Los Angeles News as a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) role model. She is an inspiration to us all.

Doctor Yvette Archie has known since she was seven years old, she wanted to be a veterinarian. She got her love of animals from her father and her thirst for medicine from her mother. After graduating from 12th grade, she had volunteered at UCLA cancer research for animals and knew then she could achieve her dream of becoming a veterinarian. While attending U.C. Irvine, she worked the emergency shift at a 24-hour animal hospital where she pioneered their ambulance services and became a nurse at Lion Country Safari.

After graduation, she worked with Woodland Park Zoo as a keeper, nurse, and then a veterinarian.

She has been chased by a buffalo, beat up by a monkey, and pooped on by an elephant. She is a great believer in incorporating both traditional & holistic medicine and was fortunate to work in small animal clinics utilizing both techniques. Having been raised to always give back, she volunteered with oil-spill birds at The Donner Clinic and was part of a small group that created Science to save Wildlife, a program that targeted minority and at-risk kids through zoo animals to encourage them with math & science. She received a B.S. in Biology from U.C. Irvine and went on to graduate from WSU with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.

We are always looking to add to the numbers of professionals that volunteer their services for our wellness clinics and who are willing to assist in times of disaster. If you are interested in participating, please contact us.