Our Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Rose City Veterinary Hospital in Pasadena! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Please call us at 626-796-8387 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

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Meet Our Team


Dr. Dana Bleifer DVM

Veterinary Support Team

Jenna Valenica

Office Manager

Jenna has been a part of the Rose City family since her transfer from Warner Center in December of 2010. She began working in the veterinary field at the age of 15 as a kennel assistant. She enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family. She has an 12 year old Brussels Griffon mix named Frankenstein.

Mya Suryan

Veterinary Technician

Mya has been a technician since 2001 and earned her RVT license in 2009. She has worked at Rose City since May 2005. She has 2 cats, Phoebe and Al, and two tiger salamanders, Mr. Bing and Joey. Mya also loves dogs! French Bulldogs, Bull Terriers, English Bulldogs, and pugs are her favorites. Mya likes sea turtles, but her absolute favorite animal is the Maine Coon Cat. When not at Rose City, Mya enjoys horseback riding, fishing, and swimming.

Dani Overton (Camera Shy)

Veterinary Technician

Dani has worked with animals since she was 15, having volunteered at Pasadena Humane Society and other Veterinary Hospitals. She has been with Rose City since December 2004. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family and cuddling with her Persian cat Nigel.

Apryl Dowse

Veterinary Technician

Apryl has been at Rose City since 2003. Apryl attended Mt. San Antonio College’s RVT program. She raises and shows Golden Retrievers and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. She also has two cats, Snickers and Peanut. In her spare time, Apryl likes to shop, sew, and garden. She also loves Disneyland. Apryl would love to have a Koala Bear!

William W. Strickland


Dr. William W. Strickland, has a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Cleveland Chiropractic

Dr. William W. Strickland, has a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Cleveland Chiropractic
College-Los Angeles where he is also an assistant professor. He has been working with animals holistically since the inception of Rose City Veterinary Hospital.

Joan Winter, DVM


Dr. Winter graduated with honors from University of California, Davis. She is certified Traditional Chinese Veterinary Practitioner, also Certified by the CHI Institute in Veterinary Acupuncturist, Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbologist, and Certified Veterinary Tui-na Practitioner Certified in Food Therapy and Herbology. Dr. Winter has practiced these modalities for fifteen year; she is a contributing editor of Dr. Xie's large animal Internal Chinese Veterinary Medicine.

Sofia Brickman, DVM


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Our Committed Receptionist Team at Rose City Veterinary Hospital

  • Judyanna Estrada 
  • Erika Cortes 
  • Francesca Espinosa 
  • Bridget Guy 
  • Rosie Hurtado 
  • Crystal Soto 

Animal Rehabilitation and Wellness Center at Rose City

  • Sofia Brickman, DVM
  • Danielle De Los Reyes
  • Joan Winter, DVM

Medical Assistant Team

  • Kanani Chica – Reproduction coordinator 
  • Monica Ibarra – Surgery coordinator 
  • Irene Carillo 
  • Javier Dominguez
  • Jessica Hunter 
  • Gloria Perez 
  • Robin Renton 
  • Danielle De Los Reyes 
  • Rosa Rodriguez 

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