Dr. Jae Kwon
Dr. Kwon received his veterinary degree at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungnam National University in South Korea after completing a 2 year pre-vet course and a 4 year veterinary medicine course. He continued his studies at Oklahoma State University and finished his clinical year at Tuskegee University in Alabama.
Educated in both South Korea and the United States, Dr. Kwon studied and practiced in several states including Ohio, Oklahoma, Alabama and Nevada before settling in California in 2008. While studying, Dr. Kwon completed various externships in the Bone, Joint and Spine Orthopedic Specialty Clinic, emergency rooms, general practices and a US military veterinary hospital. Having worked as a Senior Doctor in local veterinary hospitals and an energency room veterinarian in Orange and LA County, he is highly trained in general practice and surgery and is devoted to building strong relationships with his clients. Dr. Kwon's goal for his profession is to build an animal hospital that provides high quality genreal veterinary medicine as well as total patient care and services.
Veterinary dermatology, internal medicine, endocrinology, radiology and soft tissue surgery are one of Dr. Kwon's many professional interests. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
An interesting fact about Dr. Kwon is that he had previously majored in Civil Engineering. Equipped with this background as well as extensive veterinary training and a passion for animals, Dr. Kwon poured his knowledge, heart and soul into the construction of the hospital.
Outside of work, Dr. Kwon ejoys dining out, playing tennis, traveling abroad and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Sun Lee
Majored in architecture and earned her bachelor's degree at Hongik University in South Korea. She received her veterinary degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungnam National University in South Korea and completed the ECFVG and CPE courses in the USA. She was an honors student at the Veterinary College.
Dr. Lee originally majored in Architecture and worked for an architecture company in South Korea. She continued her dream to be a veterinary professional and received her veterinary degree in 2004. Dr. Lee participated in designing Irvine Great Park Animal Hospital and endeavored to realize her view of the ideal animal hospital as both an architect and a veterinarian. Her professional interests as a veterinarian are in canine and feline medicine, clinical laboratory diagnosis and endocrinology.
She enjoys meeting new clients and getting to know their pets. She also enjoys the relationship she has built with them since practicing veterinary medicine.
Vanessa is one of our Veterinary Technicians. She graduated from University of California, San Diego in 2012 with a B.S. in Pharmacological Chemistry. However, her love of animals has driven her to gain experience in the animal field, with the ultimate goal of becoming a veterinarian. Not only has she worked with cats and dogs, but she had previously worked with sick and injured songbirds in San Diego. She also recently completed an internship working with critically endangered Mexican gray wolves and Alaskan gray wolves, gaining extensive knowledge of our playful pets’ wild counterparts.
Aside from work, Vanessa enjoys hanging out with her friends, snowboarding, and playing with her miniature poodle named Peanut.
Nataya is one of our Veterinary Technicians. She received her B.S. in Animal Science from University of California, Davis and went through the pre-veterinary medicine program. At Davis, she worked as a foal manager at the Horse Barn (the university’s equine breeding facility) caring for and training horses, and after graduation, she volunteered in Costa Rica and Nicaragua to provide free veterinary care to the locals and their companion animals. She has also interned with a dairy cattle veterinarian in Arizona who specializes in reproduction. She will attend UC Davis College of Veterinary Medicine in late 2013.
Outside from working at our hospital, Nataya is involved with the indie record label Green Kite Records and their band ColdFusion.
Kaitlyn, an avid animal lover, holds the position as our Receptionist/Animal Attendant/Veterinary Assistant. For as long as she can remember, Kaitlyn has always been surrounded by animals. As an owner of dogs, cats, rabbits, gecko, turtles and fishes, Kaitlyn has never hesitated in assisting in the birth process of family dogs, nursing injured and ill pets, and always willing to lend a sturdy shoulder to friends and family who have lost a family pet.
Kaitlyn studied at Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA with a major in Zoology and currently studies at Platt College in the Veterinary Technology Program working on becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician and ultimately study Veterinary Medicine. She volunteers at Western Riverside Animal Shelter, Rancho Cucamonga Animal Care and Adoption Center and Petsmart Cat Adoption Center. She is a member of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America Chapter through Platt College.
When she's not at work or at school, Kaitlyn finds life balance in raising her pitbull- mix puppy, Tyson, playing with her chihuahua/dachshund dog, Tobi and watching her gecko, Elliott, catch crickets for his meal. She enjoys outdoor activities such as tennis, basketball, archery, laser tag, swimming and paintball, but no outdoor sports, no matter how interesting, compares to her love for animals.
Ivan Nadya Susanto
Ivan is currently a volunteer at our hospital. He grew up in Indonesia and came to the United States in 2009. His interest in animals came from his childhood experience. He had many kind of pets from domestic to exotic such as chickens, parrots, owls, tropical fish, sharks, and a deer. Apart from animals, Ivan has a passion for adventures such as going on expeditions and explorations in the wilderness.
Ivan is currently majoring in Biological Science at Irvine Valley College. He hopes that he has the opportunity in the future to become a veterinarian or a zoologist, like Steve Irwin.
The Irvine Great Park Animal Hospital team is highly trained in pet care and passionate in its client service. Our team goal is to provide skilled technique but also enable you to have a better understanding of your pet's conditions. At our hospital, only the highest standards of pet care and services will do. We look for to getting to know you and your family pets!