Our Staff

Christie has been at Upland Animal Hospital since July 2020 as RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician) and she is also our Office Manager. Christie came from another hospital where she had been for almost 40 years.

She loves spending time with her many rescued dogs and cats, her 2 horses and her husband, friends and family.

Bente has been employed at Upland Animal Hospital since 2000. She is a Certified Dog Groomer from New York School of Dog Grooming and she holds a degree as a Dental Hygienist from Panum Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark.

In her free time Bente likes to travel, horse back riding, hiking and spending time with her family and pets, Molly, Bailey, Chief, Egon, Bella and Marceline.

Laura started at Upland Animal Hospital in 2003 as a kennel attendant but became a receptionist 2 years later.

In her spare time Laura likes to read, go shopping and spend time with her family, grandson and 2 feline friends, Skitch and Boo.

Terra has been in the veterinary field for over 23 years. She graduated from Veterinary Assistant school in 1997, and loves helping pets!

In her spare time she like to play pool and travel.

Alex has been at Upland Animal Hospital since June 2020 as a kennel attendant/veterinary assistant. Alex went to American College of Healthcare and Technology to be a veterinary assistant.

Alex loves to spend time with his friends, family and dogs.

Jocelyn has been at Upland Animal Hospital since March 2021 as a Kennel Attendant and is currently preparing to enroll into a Veterinary Assistant program starting in 2023.

During Jocelyn’s off time they love spending time with their cats Milo, Kiki, Darth Vader, Inkie, Pumpkin and dog Koda. They also enjoy soaking up the sun at their favorite beach and dancing with their best friends at concerts.

Christopher grew up in Upland Animal Hospital as his father Dr. Helsted has been practicing at Upland Animal Hospital for over 25 years. Christopher is currently a kennel assistant and is working to one day become a veterinarian and work at the hospital in which he grew up in.

Blessing has been at Upland Animal Hospital since March 2021 as a kennel attendant/veterinary assistant. She is currently working towards getting her license to become a Registered Veterinary Technician.

On her days off, she enjoys getting lost in a new book, exploring new places with her family and friends, and spending time with her 2 dogs and 3 cats.

Jonathan has been at Upland Animal Hospital since 2021. He has been in the field since 2000.

In his free time he enjoys time with family, playing hockey and hiking.

Leidy graduated from Veterinary school at the University of La Salle in Colombia and migrated to California several years ago. She is currently working on obtaining her CA licenses.

In her free time she loves to play volleyball, go to the gym, and do outdoor activities like hiking and camping.