Meet the Team

The Care Animal Hospital is:

  • Pet friendly
  • Caring
  • Skilled
  • Knowledgable
  • Committed to client education and understanding

Read more about each team member below!

Dr. Alcorn

Dr. Alcorn

and his friend, Emma.

Growing up in Denver, Colorado, at age eight I witnessed my dog Blackie being hit and killed by an out of control car in my front yard. I decided then to dedicate my life to helping family pets. My wife, Nancy, our four children, and I moved to Temecula in 1991 where we established our small animal and exotic practice. Dante and Amelie, our two cats, now run our lives! We enjoy visits from our “grand pets” Lola the dog and Emmett the pig, as well as our “real” grandchildren. I am thankful to be part of the talented and dedicated team that share the same passion for animals and for providing the best veterinary care. I am honored to serve our clientele and their beloved pets. Welcome to Care Animal Hospital!

Colorado State University, Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1975.

Washington State University, Master of Science in Neurophysiology & Pharmacology, 1977.

Colorado State University, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 1981.

American Veterinary Medical Association, Member.

California Veterinary Medical Association, Member.

San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association, Member.  

Dr. Alcorn is a frequent contributor to the Care Animal Hospital blog.

Dr. Murphy

Dr. Murphy

and his friend, Denver.

A lifelong fascination with animals and a longstanding passion for science and health made my path into the field of veterinary medicine an obvious one. From humble beginnings working as an assistant at the animal clinic in my small hometown in Michigan through my time at Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, I have been very fortunate to gain experience with a diversity of animals from dogs and cats to exotics and wildlife.

After earning my degree from MSU, I waved goodbye to the Great Lakes and made the long journey across the country to the sunshine of southern California. While not at the hospital, I enjoy getting outside and hiking, birding, or spending time at the beach with my fiancée and our Australian shepherd mix, Lucky.

I am thrilled to be a part of the excellent team here at Care Animal Hospital and look forward to helping the people and animals of the Temecula community!

University of Michigan Dearborn, Bachelor of Science in Biology, 2013.

Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 2018.

American Veterinary Medical Association, Member since 2014

Dr. Miriam Flock

Dr. Miriam Flock, BVMS MRCVS

and her friends Koda & Harris

Born and raised in Pleasanton, California, animals have always been a part of my life, starting with the family cats and dog. I joined 4-H at an early age, where I had the opportunity to care for animals of all shapes and sizes, from goats to horses to guinea pigs. During my 4-H years, my love for all creatures great and small inspired me to pursue veterinary medicine with the goal of working with exotics.

I received a B.S. in Animal Science from Cal Poly, SLO and then continued with my veterinary studies at the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

I am glad to be back in California and look forward to starting my journey with the Care Animal Hospital team to help your pets live their best lives.

Ciara

Ciara

and her friend, Alfred.

Animals have always been my passion, and growing up I knew I wanted to commit my life to helping them.

I am currently going to school to get my degree in zoology and hope to one day specialize to work with lions. I am owned by two rescue pitbulls: Denver and Ellie.

I am so thankful to be a part of the Care Animal Hospital family and I enjoy getting to work with the large variety of animals we see here on a daily basis.

Penn Foster College, Registered Veterinary Technician in progress.

California Fish & Game, Falconry License, 2018.

Lauren

Lauren, RVT

and her friend, Ella.

From a young age, working with animals was always something I was passionate about and knew I wanted to pursue it as a career somehow. I have been working in the veterinary field since high school, and prior to moving to Temecula and joining the Care Animal Hospital family, I spent over 6 years with a great veterinary team in San Diego.

In 2013, I became a Registered Veterinary Technician and I am now working to specialize in veterinary dentistry.

I share my home with my three dogs: a lab mix named Logan and two Yorkies named Jake and Koda. I also have a tabby cat named Thomas, a Russian Blue named Belle, and my sweet, newly rescued kitten, Ella.

The fast-paced work environment and constant variety of animals and wildlife makes every day exciting. I am so grateful to be a part of such an amazing team.

Veterinary Allied Staff Education, Registered Veterinary Technician, 2013.

San Diego Veterinary Dental Training Center, Dental Radiology, Basic & Advanced Extractions, 2014.

Lisa B.

Lisa B.

and her friend, Chief.

I started my career in the veterinary field in 1996 as a kennel assistant. Within 2 years of dedicated hard work and a sincere thirst for knowledge, I became a full veterinary technician. Since then, I’ve spent time in all different types of practices from small to large and 24 hour emergency, collecting as much knowledge as possible.

As a child, I spent most of my time trying to understand and help animals, from my own dear pets to the wild life surrounding my home.

I fully believe that God has placed this passion in my heart and blessed me with becoming part of the “Care family.” I strongly feel I’ve finally found a place to call home and where they all really do Care.

Tricia

Tricia, RVT

and her friend, Noah.

Growing up, I always knew I wanted to work with animals. As a child I had three horses named Razz, Twinkie, and Frolic who were part of my inspiration to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.

I have always had a love for animals and I am currently going to school to get my degree and become a Registered Veterinary Technician.

I share my home with my two lovable fur-babies: Zoey, a 20 year old domestic shorthair; and Noah, a rambunctious, 3 month old domestic medium hair. My recent move to Murrieta brought me to Care Animal Hospital and I am so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful team.

Penn Foster College, Registered Veterinary Technician, 2020.

Londyn

Londyn

and her friend, Flynn.

Since I was young I have always had a love for all types of animals, but it was not until I started working at Care Animal Hospital that I knew I wanted to pursue a career in this field.

It has been such a great experience seeing a wide variety of animals each day, and assisting in caring for them is very rewarding. I enjoy working alongside the rest of our staff and hope I can take what I learn and become a veterinary technician.

I currently live with my two kitties Flynn and Nala, and hope to adopt more animals needing homes in the future.

Penn Foster College

Amanda

Amanda

and her friend, Joey.

I have always had a love for animals, and decided to make it her career.  I have been in the Veterinary industry for 8 years, and graduated in 2019 from Platt College.

I love working with our patients and clients.  I enjoy being a part of the Care Animal Hospital team, and can say that it feels like an extended family.  I am also a busy Mom who shares my home with my two children, Joey, and my cat, DiVinci.

Platt College, Registered Veterinary Technician, 2019.

Sydney

Sydney

with her friends Pumpkin, Popcorn & Peanut

I started working in the Veterinary field in 2016, and joined the team at Care Animal Hospital in 2021. I have always loved animals, and have had a love for guinea pigs since first grade, when I read a book about them. I have a heart for wildlife conservation and was attracted to Care Animal Hospital because of the association with Project Wildlife.

I share my home with the guinea pigs, and my cats Nemo & Dalia.

Talia

Talia

with her friend Monty

I have been incredibly passionate about animals all my life & have been rescuing pets & wildlife since I was a kid. I joined the Care Animal team in 2022.

At home, I have a Leopard Gecko named Gekyume & a frog named Dr. Bob.

Ashley

Ashley

and her friend Myrtle

Ashley joined our team in June of 2022.  She has 8 years Veterinary Experience, and has completed the Veterinary Assistant Certification from Mt San Jacinto College

Ashley is a gamer in her off time, and shares her home with Duke (Boxer), Atari (Pyrenees/Dalmation), kitties Rose & Tom.

Kat

Kat

and her friend Jack

Kat brings over 20 years of Veterinary Experience to our team, and has attended Platt College Registered Veterinary Program

In her off time, she loves watching horror movies.  Kat shares her home with her cats, Jack, Diane, Gunther & Chester

Odiee

Odiee

and her friend Mowgli

Odiee is a graduate of Platt College’s Registered Veterinary Technician program

Odiee has a soft spot for Pittbulls and Elephants, and hopes to one day go to Thailand to work with elephants. 

She is a talented dancer performing Ballet de Folklorico for many years.

Maxine

Maxine, RVT

pictured with her friend Olivia

Maxine has been in the Veterinary field for 6 years and completed Pima Medical Registered Veterinary Technician program.

In her off time she enjoys fishing and painting.  She shares her home with a ShihTzu named Annie, and Amazon named Olivia and a Bearded Dragon named Gannon.

Julia Nagy

Julia Nagy

I have had a love for animals since I can remember, and it’s a dream come true that I am able to work and help them in any way possible. Just knowing that I was able to make a difference in someone’s life brings me an immense level of personal joy. I have only been doing receptionist work for the last two years, but I absolutely love being part of this team and I am so fortunate that I got this opportunity to learn and grow. Everyday is a new opportunity to learn something new.
 
When I am not working, I like to hang out and play with my own kitties: Artemis, Luna and Binx. And when I am not spending time with animals, I like to play video games, watch movies, write sad poetry, stargaze, daydream and I have a penchant for makeup/beauty/cosplay that I like to use as an outlet to express myself artistically.   

Misty Carrillo

Misty Carrillo 

I have been passionate about veterinary medicine since I was a little girl. I started at a small practice in 2012 in Orange County while going to college at California State Univeristy of Fullerton. I learned all the basic fundamentals of working in a hospital and it made me fall even more in love with this field. I eventually got promoted to lead technician and manager. After 8 years with that practice, I was ready for new beginnings and growth to expand my knowledge. I am so grateful to lead the team at Care Animal Hospital. I am so excited to work with exotics!

In my free time, I love spending time with my 3 children. I love being a mom. We have 3 dogs (Luna, Lily and Lola), a cat named Snow, and a chicken named Twizzler. We love being outdoors, the beach, Disneyland, shopping and spending time with family. We hope to own a ranch some day!

California State University of Fullerton; BA – Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and Administration