Meet the Staff

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  • Dr.
    Wonjae Lee
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Lee is a licensed California veterinarian with more than 15 years of practice experience. He earned his veterinary degree from Seoul National University in South Korea and continued his studies at Oklahoma State University, School of Veterinary Medicine.

    He joined Blue Cross Pet Hospital in 2009 after practicing in several general and emergency hospitals in Michigan, Oregon and the South Bay.  He is an active member of the California Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

    His special interests include preventive medicine, soft tissue surgery, dentistry, dermatology, and geriatric care.  He prides himself on providing personalized individual care to each of his patients, treating each as his own.  In his free time, he enjoys hiking, cycling, playing tennis and spending quality time with his wife, two kids and his cat, Tuaca.

  • Dr.
    Gabrielle Alonzo
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Alonzo was born in Los Angeles, CA but has spent most of her life in Mississippi. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Mississippi and attended veterinary school at Mississippi State University. Her areas of interest include preventive care, client education, feline medicine, and ophthalmology. 

    Dr. Alonzo has a Beagle-Lab-Chow mix (Frances) and a cat (Biscuit). In her free time Dr. Alonzo enjoys spending time outdoors and all things involving food. She enjoys cooking, baking, exploring new restaurants, and traveling.

  • Perla N.
    Practice Manager

    Perla joined Blue Cross Pet Hospital in 2019 with 2 years of previous veterinary field experience. She graduated magna cum laude from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Communication Studies in 2016. She also earned an A.S. in Medical Transcription, a Medical Office Assistant certification, and Medical Billing and Coding certification from Skyline College. 

    Perla has over a decade of hands-on experience working with parrots, reptiles, and fresh water aquariums. She has always loved animals and has a soft spot in her heart for rescues, especially senior animals. Her rescued pets have been an English budgerigar parakeet, a Meyer's parrot, a veiled chameleon, a crested gecko, a betta fish, and a chinchilla. Perla currently has two cats (Lucy & Leo) and in her free time enjoys reading graphic novels, crafting, painting, and the comforts of home. 

  • Mariel A.
    Head Veterinary Assistant

    Mariel is a native of Southern California. She received an associates in Mathematics & Natural Science & Computer Science from Grossmont College. She then transferred to San Francisco State University and earned a Bachelor's degree in Biology with a concentration in Marine Biology. Despite her love for the ocean, she grew up on a ranch which led her to be near horses, cattle, pigs, and various dog breeds. 

    She joined Blue Cross Pet Hospital in 2020. After working hard in reception, she was mentored as a veterinary assistant and is continuously sharpening her skills to provide the best care for her patients. Loving how fast paced and challenging working in the  veterinary medicine field is, Mariel constantly strives to keep evolving. She also helps her family with their newest addition, Pixie, a small Pomeranian full of energy!

    In her free time, Mariel likes to play basketball and tennis, travel, and socialize with friends. She is certified in diving and would like to explore more diving sites in the near future. 

  • Daisy O.
    Veterinary Administrative Assistant

    Daisy is a San Francisco native who studied at San Francisco City College. She lived in Mexico for a few years where her love for animal health care began. Daisy observed how her two aunts operated their veterinary hospital dedicated to farm animals. They frequently provided house calls and assisted with the delivery and birth of various animals. Under their guidance, she learned her clinical knowledge, such as vaccine administration and deworming treatments. She also helped her aunts with clerical duties such as processing payments and scheduling appointments. Daisy particularly admired the devotion her family had toward their patients. 

    Inspired by their devotion, Daisy began volunteering at animal rescues. She particularly enjoyed working with cats. At the rescues, she would socialize cats and help find them their perfect forever home. She has her own cat named Moosh Moosh that she adopted at 6 months old. In her free time, Daisy enjoys long walks, to travel, and to shop. In the near future she wishes to go back to school and learn more about animal behavior. 

  • Fatima Z.
    Veterinary Assistant

    Fatima moved to San Francisco from El Salvador at the age of 11 years old. Her passion for animals began as a child, where she witnessed her uncle caring for stray animals in El Salvador by providing food and shelter. Her uncle would also take care of all the injured animals. Through witnessing and helping her uncle, she too started caring and providing shelter for the stray animals. The animals returned the love by gathering around Fatima's house to protect them and to also call a place home.

    This passion transcended into Fatima’s teenage years, where she volunteered at the San Francisco zoo and educated others about the animals at the zoo. When the time came to choose a major, Animal Science was the obvious choice. Fatima graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a B.S. in Animal Science. During her time at Cal Poly Pomona, she worked with sheep, goats, pigs, and rabbits. She helped by socializing the animals, restraining for medication administration, and working side by side with onsite veterinarians to ensure the best health of all the animals.

    Fatima became a part of the Blue Cross Pet Hospital family in 2020. She honed in her administrative skills in reception and now uses her clinical skills as a veterinary assistant. She continuously strives to provide the best care for your lovely fur children! She is also a huge fan of Chihuahuas as she is the mom of two of her own, Dante and Mustard

  • Maya M.
    Veterinary Assistant

    Maya was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. She attended Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA for her undergraduate studies and double majored in Animal Behavior and Anthropology. Throughout her life, she has always been fascinated by animals, nature, ancient/contemporary cultures and art. During her undergraduate experience she worked with many types of animals: turtles, fish, rats, and 18 capuchin monkeys in her school's vivarium. She also spent time working in the Paleontology department working with ancient and extant bivalve species. 

    She spent her summers working with sick, orphaned and injured racoons; skunks; opossums; and squirrels with the San Francisco Rescued Orphan Mammal Program (SF ROMP) and volunteering at Muttville: Senior Dog Rescue. In her final year of undergrad, she continued to explore her passions for animals through hiking, snorkeling, and exploring Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands with an amazing study abroad program. Maya is currently earning her Masters degree at the University of San Francisco.

    Maya is passionate about getting to know all the adorable cats and dogs that come to Blue Cross and assisting in their care. In her free time, Maya loves to hike, take pictures with her film camera, and spend time with her 14 year old dog named Tribble who has been under the exemplary care of the doctors at Blue Cross.