Meet the Team

Our Doctors

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Dr. Louis Mauna

Dr. Louis Mauna is the proud owner of Sendero Animal Hospital. Dr. Mauna has dedicated his life to providing compassionate care to his clients over his many years of practice. After graduating from UCLA in 1998, Dr. Mauna attended Ross University and completed his final year of veterinary school at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Dr. Mauna and his wife Kelly are proud parents to two beautiful children - Korie and Landen. In his spare time Dr. Mauna enjoys CrossFit and living an active lifestyle.

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Dr. Frances Tiberi

Dr. Frances Tiberi is a Ladera Ranch local who has been practicing in Orange County for over 20 years. She earned her BFA from the University of Utah and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Ohio State University. Her areas of interest include internal medicine, preventative care and dentistry. Dr. Tiberi lives a very active lifestyle with her husband, two sons, their dog, two cats and four spoiled guinea pigs. When not in the clinic, Dr. Tiberi loves training at Orange Theory, spending time at the beach, cooking, gardening and being a baseball mom!

Dr. Ryan Bloeser <br> MRCVS photo

Dr. Ryan Bloeser

Dr. Ryan Bloeser is a 2000 graduate of the Royal College of Veterinary Studies at Edinburgh. Following an internship in equine medicine in Palo Alto, California. He then moved to Golden, Colorado and joined a small practice. His love of family, and the ocean eventually led him back to California where he has been practicing ever since. Dr. Ryan's special interests include internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. In his free time, he enjoys paragliding, writing, and spending time with his wife and 2 boys, along with their dogs, Rupert and Wilbur.

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Dr. Rachel Stanaland

Dr. Rachel Stanaland was born and raised in South Orange County. She attended the University of Southern California before graduating from St. George’s University as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Stanaland completed her clinical rotations at North Carolina State University. She has special interests in dermatology, dentistry, and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Stanaland also volunteers her services weekly to the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, working with seals and sea lions. She and her husband, John, enjoy traveling, boating, and their German Shepherd, Buddy!

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Dr. Thakran

Dr. Thakran graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She then completed a one-year small animal rotating internship with specific training in emergency medicine, surgery, internal medicine, and oncology, and has worked in various positions in small animal general and emergency practice. Her interests include surgery,  dermatology, internal medicine, and urgent care. She enjoys counseling owners on all stages of life, from pediatrics to ways to improve mobility and quality of life as patients age, and end-of-life care. She also finds great satisfaction in working with clients as a team to tailor therapies to each individual pet, and to solve the mystery of what ails them. Dr. Thakran is excited to be bringing her wealth of experience to Sendero Animal Hospital and hopes to treat all of her patients like her own family. 

Dr. Thakran is a native to Southern California but spent the greater part of her adult life in Northern California. In 2019 she moved to the Temecula/Murrieta area and couldn’t be happier to be living in one of the most beautiful regions in the state. Outside of work, she enjoys wine tasting, cooking, trying new restaurants, traveling, and spending time with her husband, stepkids, and friends. Her furry family includes 2 dogs and 4 cats.


Melissa N. </br> Hospital Manager photo

Melissa N.
Hospital Manager

Melissa was born and raised in Southern California. She has been in the veterinary field for over 20 years. She lives in San Juan Capistrano with her two sons, two dogs, and an Egyptian Uromastyx. In her spare time, she likes spending time with her sons, being outdoors, and going fishing. She has a soft spot for possums. Melissa is working towards getting her CVPM this year!


Josh B.</br> <strong>Registered Veterinary Technician</br>Technician Manager </strong> photo

Josh B.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Technician Manager

Josh has been a veterinary technician for over 20 years and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2008. His specialties are dentistry and critical care. When Josh isn't at work, you can find him doing anything active, especially running. Josh lives with his wife, a turtle, a cat, and a fish tank full of cichlids.

Allie S. </br><strong> Registered Veterinary Technician</strong> photo

Allie S.
Registered Veterinary Technician

Allie was born and raised in San Clemente. She became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2020. She has a rescue horse, named “Willow” and 2 dogs, Maverik and Lilo. She lives in Dana Point with her husband and her daughter. In her free time, she enjoys working on horsemanship with her horse, jogging, and off-roading.

Nat M.  </br><strong>Registered Veterinary Technician</strong> photo

Nat M.
Registered Veterinary Technician

Natalie was born in Bellflower, but raised in Anaheim.  She has been in the veterinary field for almost 3 years. You can find Nat and her chihuahua, Zoey, going to parks, and enjoying puppuccinos. In her free time, she enjoys playing video games, cooking and perfecting delicious meals, and taking long walks on the beach. Sitting for the VTNE in early 2022! 

McKenna </br><strong>Registered Veterinary Technician</strong> photo

Registered Veterinary Technician

McKenna has been in the veterinary field for 2 years, and earned her RVT in March of 2022. She was born in Southern California, but has also lived in Canada. She has a dog named Dusty who was found wandering in the desert, and turned out to be the best dog ever! When McKenna isn't working, you can find her snowboarding, surfing, horseback riding, or off roading in the desert. 

Giovanni G. </br>Veterinary Technician photo

Giovanni G.
Veterinary Technician

Gio was born in California but has also lived in Mexico. Gio lives with his girlfriend, and their two cats, Sushi, and Nour, in Mission Viejo. In his spare time, he can be found fishing, gardening, going to the zoo, and airsofting.

Dominique </br><strong> Registered Veterinary Technician</strong> photo

Registered Veterinary Technician

Dominique grew up in Southern California where her passions were travel soft ball, and showing horses. Growing up in the barn is what made her want to pursue her career in veterinary medicine. In her free time you can find her in Lake Havasu, off roading in the desert, fishing and spending time with her Staffie mix, Rambo.

Miranda </br><strong> Registered Veterinary Technician</strong> photo

Registered Veterinary Technician

Miranda was raised in Rancho Cucamonga, California, and has been in the veterinary field for 8 years, specializing in emergency and oncology. Before entering the field, Miranda was a licensed cosmetologist. She currently resides in Lake Elsinore with her boyfriend, 2 dogs and a cat. In her spare time, Miranda loves to work out, travel and visit wineries. She loves to read and learn new things.

Shasta </br><strong>Registered Veterinary Technician</strong> photo

Registered Veterinary Technician

Shasta grew up in San Clemente, California, and has been in the field since 2014. In her free time you can find her scuba diving, traveling, hiking and spending time with her German Shepherd, Sequoia, and her diabetic cat, Princeton. 

Technician Assistants

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Technician Assistant

Regina grew up in Southern California and resides in Camp Pendleton with her husband, son, and two dogs, Apollo and Zeus. She is currently in school to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Unfortunately, we will be losing her in May, as she and her family are moving to the East Coast.

Siena </br><strong>Technician Assistant</strong> photo

Technician Assistant

Siena was born in Laguna Beach but spent the last few years living in La while attending USC, studying biology and archeology. Her studies and passion for animals and wildlife have led her to her interest in veterinary medicine. Since graduating, she has moved back with her family and two cats, Daisy and Marie. She enjoys knitting, collecting and restoring antique books, hiking, and watching nature documentaries in her spare time.

Client Service Representatives

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Laurie M.
Client Service Representative

Laurie is a California native that lives in Trabuco Canyon with her husband and 2 cats. In her spare time, Laurie likes to travel, and is an excellent baker! 

McKenzie B.</br> Client Service Representative photo

McKenzie B.
Client Service Representative

McKenzie has lived in California for about 8 years now, having moved from Florida where she spent most of her time working on farms, and cattle ranches. She enjoys being outdoors, mostly hiking with her Catahoula Leopard Dog, Sadie Mae. Her favorite animals are cows

Sheena H. </br> Client Service Representative photo

Sheena H.
Client Service Representative

Sheena is a California Native, born and raised in Long Beach, but currently resides in San Clemente with her best friend and kitty, Wendy. She loves car shows and country line dancing. She has worked in emergency veterinary medicine for 4 years but recently decided to give general practice, and we're so glad she did! She is a pet fanatic and can constantly be found kissing their faces!

Sendero Animal Hospital

30703 Gateway Place

Rancho Mission Viejo, CA 92694

Phone: (949) 226-5597

Email Us: [email protected]

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