Meet the Team


Meet the Team

DR. ALLEN HALLADA
PRACTICE OWNER/VETERINARIAN

Dr. Hallada grew up in rural Wisconsin. He was a biochemistry major at the UW-River Falls and recipient of the 3M Research award. He completed his doctorate work at UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine where he received the annual award for Proficiency in Small Animal Surgery.

Dr. Hallada was a partner in a multi-doctor mixed animal practice in Winona, MN where he worked on a variety of different animals including exotic large animals such as zebras and reindeer. He worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service studying migration patterns of Paddlefish and Sturgeon.

Following his dreams to live in the mountains and do public speaking, he moved to Sun Valley, ID where he lived for the next 7 years. He spoke throughout the country on delivering outstanding customer service and effective communication in the workplace. He was also a veterinarian to many celebrities that lived in the area.

Dr. Hallada purchased Mesa Veterinary Hospital in August of 2003. After performing major equipment upgrades he is finally achieving what he originally set out to do from the time he graduated from veterinary school, to provide a level of veterinary service to companion animals that we humans have. He continues to perform surgeries, dentistry, and is a strong advocate of wellness in pets. He is an Elite speaker for Pfizer Animal Health and teaches other veterinarians how to perform safe and effective anesthesia and pain management in pets.

Away from work, Dr. Hallada enjoys downhill skiing, golfing, and biking.

Our Staff


Ashley Trujillo </BR> Veterinary Assistant and Marketing Coordinator   photo

Ashley Trujillo
Veterinary Assistant and Marketing Coordinator

Ashley Trujillo is a veterinary Technician in training and has a background in Dental and Nursing. Ashley has a certificate in Business and Customer service, a license as a RDH, CNA, and is in progress of becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. She is born and raised on the Central Coast. For fun she surfs, hikes, gardens, and loves to lay out in the sun. Ashley has also traveled to many places around the world. Her main reason for becoming a Veterinary Technician is to help as many animals as possible. Ashley loves all animals and is very excited to greet and hold them all. She has an English Bulldog named Boo who you might see around the office once in a while.

Heather Moniot </br> Certified Groomer/ Veterinary Assistant photo

Heather Moniot
Certified Groomer/ Veterinary Assistant

Heather Moniot is a Veterinary Technician in training and a Certified pet Groomer here at Mesa Veterinary Hospital. She attended the American Grooming Academy in Temecula California. Heather started at Mesa Vet grooming six to eight dogs a day. Heather made her way upfront to help Dr. Hallada with exams, surgeries, and Dentals. Now, Heather works hard doing grooms on Tuesdays and Fridays and is training to be a Technician the rest of the time. In her spare time she loves to ride her two beautiful horses up and down the endless trails of Nipomo. Heather is also a hunter , she hunts with her Dad and Sister every deer season.

Analise Morales </br>Receptionist photo

Analise Morales
Receptionist

Analise Morales is one of our front desk receptionists. Being in love with animals her whole life, she started working at Mesa Veterinary Hospital in 2006. A few years later she decided to pursue her love for fashion and obtained her Bachelors Degree from Cal-State Northridge. Analise continued to work at Mesa Vet on her breaks from school and has since moved back to the central coast. Analise works for us on her free time to help fulfill her passion of helping animals and serving clients. She enjoys wine tasting, making jewelry, and spending time with family, friends and her feisty cat MeMe.

Kelly Cable </br>Reception Manager  photo

Kelly Cable
Reception Manager

Kelly Cable is our front reception manager and many of our clients have known her working our reception for the past 12 years. Kelly is always upbeat and can greet almost every client by name. She is very organized and positive which keeps our front office running smoothly. Kelly grew up near Los Angeles and moved to the Central Coast in June of 2007. Since moving here she has earned two College degrees including her Bachelors Degree in Animal Science from Cal Poly in 2017. Kelly is married and has five fur babies. Two dogs, two cats, and a pot bellied pig. She enjoys going to lakes in the area and riding her jetskiis and boating, as well as anything to do with animals. In her free time she likes reading, wine tasting, and enjoying all the wonderful restaurants on the Central Coast.

Anneke Dobbe </br>Receptionist photo

Anneke Dobbe
Receptionist

Anneke Dobbe is one of our current front receptionists here at Mesa Veterinary Hospital. She has grown up with animals both large and small since she was born. She displays a very upbeat attitude ready to take on the world with big goals and drive to succeed. When Anneke isn’t at work she’s training her horse Smarty for the next barrel race, Spending time with her Fiancé’ Steven, or taking an online class towards her AA in Business Administrations at Allan Hancock College. She believes in a strong work ethic, because without it you don’t achieve your goals. Annekes favorite quote that she lives by is “Turn your cants into cans and your dreams into plans!” Her hobbies include spending time grooming her dogs, walking on the beach, wine tasting with family and friends, and playing with her families three German Shepherds ( Ziva , Jackson, and Sasha) and her sweet Border Collie Bailey.

Tanya Martinez  </bR> Veterinary Assistant  photo

Tanya Martinez
Veterinary Assistant

Tanya Martinez is a Veterinary Assistant and in training to be a Technician. Tanya has been apart of the Mesa Veterinary Family since May of 2018. She was born and raised here in Nipomo California and Graduated from Nipomo High School in 2009, where she was active in FFA. After high school, Tanya attended Allan Hancock College where she completed the Culinary Arts Program. However, her heart was drawn to loving and caring for animals. It was at this time she decided to start her career in the Veterinary field. When she is not busy taking care of patients in the Veterinary Clinic, she spends her time playing with her dog Minna and trapshooting with her boyfriend.

Benna Pilkington</br> Veterinary Assistant  photo

Benna Pilkington
Veterinary Assistant

Benna was in FFA growing up having raised sheep, bunnies, turkeys, horses, and at one time owned seven dogs. She graduated from Santa Barbara Bussiness College as well as San Joaquin vally college. Benna has had a variety of jobs that include Lab Assistant, Dental assistant, Shuttle security, and she had her own cleaning business. Benna helps keep the office clean and helps play and take care of the animals here at Mesa Vet Hospital. Benna is cross trained to do almost everything in the office and is a huge help to us. She is friendly and cares deeply about the animals that come here. Bennas son Logan is engaged to Heather who works here as a Veterinary Assistant and a licensed Groomer.

Mesa Veterinary Hospital

323 W Tefft St.

Nipomo, CA 93444


For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at: (805) 929-5114

Email Us: mesavethospital@aol.com
Emergency: Central Coast Pet Emergency (805) 489-6573
Fax: (805) 929-4493



Hours

Monday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Thursday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed