OUR SUPPORT TEAM Summer Shields, Practice Manager
Summer joined the Westside Pet Clinic team in September of 2017. Born in the South Bay and raised in Manhattan Beach, this is where she developed a great love and compassion for all animals. While she was studying Health science and counseling at Cal State Long Beach, she also spent her time working at a veterinary hospital. This is where she got to put her love for animals to work. Summer still does mental health counseling, but most her time is spent working on the management side of veterinary medicine. Summer has over 18 years in the veterinary field and 13 years in management positions.
Summer has been married for 20 years to her husband Daniel. They have two children Matthew and Andrew. And of course the 4 that run the house
Pit Bull Oscar, Shepard Mix Cody, Siamese Mix Yoki, and a Domestic Shorthair Raja.
Tracey Little, Veterinary Technician
Tracey is originally from Detroit, Michigan but gained all her experience from practicing in San Angelo, Texas and Midland, Texas working in both general and emergency settings. She relocated to Santa Monica, California in August 2015 to be near her fiancée, Marlon and started working for Westside Pet Clinic soon after her move. She has been a Veterinary Technician for 11 years and cannot imagine herself doing anything else. She is very passionate about her family and animals. She is currently a mother of three: Vernon 28, Jazmyn 26, Marc 14, and a fur baby, Gizmo. After marriage, she will have four stepchildren: Marlon Jr. 27, Dijon 26, Octavia 21, and Owen 15, one more than the Brady Bunch. While not at work, Tracey loves spending time with her fiancée and family. She also loves her time cuddling with her fur baby, Gizmo.
Kathleen Kabzinski, Receptionist
Kathleen has been working as a Receptionist at Westside Pet Clinic since 2015. She loves working with animals and wonderful clients, so she finds Westside Pet Clinic the perfect place to be. Her love for animals began early when she had a family dog growing up. In her spare time, Kathleen enjoys hiking, taking her pitbull, Astro to the beach, and spending time with friends and family.
Horacio, Veterinary Technician