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Meet The Team

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Serina Ortiz PhD, RVT

Serina co-founded SGV Animal Advocates in 2011 after noticing a vast need for wellness clinic services for small rescues with limited resources, yet large goals. With a PhD in Biological Sciences and a decade of experience as a veterinary technician, Serina brings years of hands on knowledge to the forefront in helping SGVAA grow and succeed.


Judith Henahan - Adoptions Coordinator

Judith has been helping SGVAA for many years and plays a vital role - ensuring that our cats and kittens find loving forever homes. She has carefully helped hundreds of families find the perfect furry companion. Her compassion, patience & dedication help keep us running.

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