OUR TEAM AT MISSION ANIMAL HOSPITAL
At Mission Animal Hospital, we are PASSIONATE about your pet’s healthcare. It’s why we are OPEN SEVEN (7) DAYS A WEEK and why we have more FIVE STAR YELP REVIEWS than any veterinary clinic in a hundred miles.
HERE’S WHAT WE BELIEVE–
We believe in INTEGRITY. Kind of old fashioned, really. We’ll treat you and your pet as family, and that takes trust.
We believe in DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN FOR YOUR PET. We’ll use advanced diagnostics, the best in traditional medicine, and skilled surgery when needed. We’ll use nutrition and herbs and laser therapy. Because Your Pet Matters.
We believe in COMMUNICATION, because we consider you our partner in optimizing your pet’s health.
We believe in VALUE, because … although, truth be told, we’re not very religious…. there’s this thing called the Golden Rule.
Most of all, we believe in the LOVE OF A PET.
JULIE BOSSERMAN, DVM
Your Pet's DoctorSPECIAL INTERESTS: DERMATOLOGY, INTERNAL MEDICINE
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NATALIE WISE PERKINS
The World's Best Office Manager
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I am the Office Manager here at Mission Animal Hospital. (Kevin’s note– she is the BEST office manager ever, but don’t tell her I said that…) I am here Monday through Friday greeting our furry and non-furry clients at the door, and assisting the doctors with their appointments for the day. I love working with animals as I find they tend to be the ones in our lives who love us unconditionally. I was born and raised in Riverside, CA but my family moved to the Central Coast when I was 12 and we’ve all made roots here. My mom, dad, and younger sister all still live here on the Central Coast. As I came to my veterinary career a little later in life, I’ve gone down a couple avenues of education, one of which was that I graduated from an Interpreting for the Deaf program in Huntington Beach. When I’m not at work, I love hiking, writing, spending time with my family and boyfriend, and most recently learning the banjo. I have three furry little children of my own, Olive the Jack Russell mix, Chloe the Russian Blue, and Frankenstein, my domestic short-haired something or other. Frankenstein is my little survivor cat, as she was born with fused joints in her back legs. She doesn’t let this stop her from cliff hanging up the couch in the hopes of reaching that chip crumb she’s been eyeing for the last half hour.
The Nicest Person Ever... and Our Manager of Patient Care!!
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Senior Care Manager
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Receptionist and Director of Fun
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SARA FULLER, DVM
Your Pet's DoctorSPECIAL INTERESTS: INTERNAL MEDICINE, DENTISTRY
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Director of All Good Things
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I’m a technician as well as the dental manager at Mission Animal Hospital. I perform blood draws, IV catheter placements, help with x-rays, assist in anesthetizing your pets, as well as monitor all of their vitals while they are under anesthesia, and my favorite, performing dental cleanings! As the dental manager, I make sure all of our dental equipments are up and running, cleaned and properly maintained. I also educate clients about the importance of dental care for their pets! I was born and raised in Yokohama, Japan. My dad was in the Navy and got stationed in Washington and we moved to Whidbey Island in 2005. I do very much consider myself a Washingtonian – forever and always! As much as I loved Washington and where I lived, I wanted a change in my life. My boyfriend wanted to stay in SLO after graduating from Cal Poly so I decided to move down to beautiful San Luis Obispo in June of 2017. We now live in an awesome house with my Anatolian Shepherd, King, and love every minute of it! I have always loved animals, especially dogs, since I was young. Starting from dog sitting for neighbors and friends, I worked my way up into the veterinary field. I received hands-on training at my last hospital in Washington. I ditched going to school and decided I wanted to work instead. (what’s better than getting paid AND learning with no homework?!) It was one of the best decisions I made! I did eventually take online schooling to get my degree in veterinary technology while working. Everything that I know about veterinary medicine today, I learned from the fantastic team that I worked with back in Washington. I still learn new things everyday with my current amazing team here at Mission! I am so very grateful to be working with such an amazing team! When I’m not at MAH, I enjoy photography, exploring SLO, working on DIY projects, and gardening. I’ve owned Anatolian Shepherds for over a decade. I love introducing people to this wonderful breed and educating people about them – since they’re not your typical dog! I have a female who lives in Washington with my dad, and my male lives here with me. I go nuts over anything Anatolian. I’m pretty much head over heels for this fantastic breed! My dogs are my pride and joy.”
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I’m originally from the valley and now I have the amazing privilege to be here on the Central Coast for the last 16 years as my father graduated from Cal Poly and when offered a position here, he jumped on it. I would never want to be anywhere else in the world, not only is it beautiful but the people here are amazing as well. When I’m not at work I get to be with my absolutely amazing 4-year-old son, Brooks. He is quite literally the light of my life. I don’t know what possessed God to gift me with such a perfect child, I call it “Divine Intervention” because I certainly don’t deserve it.
This is the most rewarding, amazing job I have ever had. They’ve trapped me I can’t go anywhere else!
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I was born in a small farm town in rural Ohio, then moved to sunny Southern California (I’ve also lived in Arizona and Oregon). After my boyfriend graduated college, he found a wonderful career opportunity in SLO county, so we decided to call the Central Coast our new home, and we absolutely love it!
Growing up in a farm community, I have had a love for all animals my entire life. At a young age I had experienced everything from bottle-feeding lambs on my grandma’s sheep farm, finding kittens in car engines, showing rabbits in 4-H, raising baby chicks, and watching puppies being born! A job in veterinary medicine kind of fell into my lap at the perfect time (I used to be a licensed insurance agent!), and I can’t imagine working in a different field. I love enriching the lives of our patients by working with and educating their owners on providing the best care possible.
I’m very passionate about sustainability and eco-friendly living, and volunteer with the Surfrider Foundation. I live on an orchard in the forest and keep busy with my two rescue pups, Blue & Chavo, rescue kitty, Buddha, and two hens, Dorothy & Sophia. When not with animals, I’m usually gardening, hiking, or doing some kind of craft project!
Since we have moved to our home in the forest, my dogs have encountered many different animals. My little Chiweenie, Chavo, loves to play with the wild peahens that live on our property! We can’t tell if she’s playing back or just trying to keep him away, but he sure has a lot of fun with her!
ASHRAF UKILI, DVM
Your Pet's DoctorSPECIAL INTERESTS: THE COMPREHENSIVE CARE OF OLDER PETS
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I’m a Veterinary Technician at MAH. This means that I am responsible for patient care, diagnostics like taking x-rays and blood tests, and assisting the doctors in their diagnostic tests and procedures. I also am in charge of ordering prescription diets for our patients. (Other little known Bonnie facts– she is known to love Raisin Bran, and is also responsible for 90% of the laughs at MAH throughout the day!!). Bonnie grew up in Lompoc, and came to the SLO area to go to class, play soccer and volleyball at Cuesta College. When she’s not at Mission she enjoys Crossfit, running, riding, hikes, and hanging out with her family. She also enjoys outdoor sports like hunting and fishing. She and her family have 3 dogs, 3 cats, 15 goats, and two horses…. and love every one of them!!
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Physical Therapy Manager
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My primary passion is being the best father, husband
I am so grateful for how welcoming our community has been, and I am excited to continue to serve your families through animal medicine.
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When I’m not at Mission caring for our patients, I love scuba diving, playing guitar and drums, trail running, camping, kayaking, and overall anything that involves playing outside. The outdoors and music have always peaked my interest.
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