I had a childhood surrounded by animals, from an aviary of birds, to aquariums of fish, dogs, cats, rodents, reptiles, and a horse, so it was only natural for me follow a career working with animals. After attending UC Davis, majoring in Wildlife Biology, I worked briefly as an elephant trainer, before landing back in San Diego as a Zookeeper. The majority of my 15 year career was spent in the nursery, hand-rearing baby mammals.
I transitioned to the veterinary field in 2019, as a technician, focusing on caring for some of my favorite animals, dogs and cats. I recently completed additional training to become a registered veterinary technician, and will soon be attending human nursing school.
As a pet parent myself, I am proud to join the Freddie’s Place team to provide cutting edge care at an affordable cost. With two wonderful senior dogs and a cheeky orange cat, I empathize with any pet parent seeking the best care for their fur babies, especially when immediate vet care is needed, and will work to provide the best care and experience possible for pets and their owners.
SUNNY SUWANNABART, BS, RVT
Hello! I’ve been in the veterinary industry for 10+ years, starting as a kennel assistant and working my way to being a veterinary nurse. I graduated from San Diego State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology-Zoology, and also a Minor in Environmental Studies. While going through the competitive application process for veterinary school, I felt that the hands-on connection to veterinary medicine was, for me, the most rewarding as a technician. Switching gears in 2019, I passed the VTNE and officially became a Registered Veterinary Technician. I enjoy the rush of assisting with surgeries, routine or emergency; and on the calmer side of things, I enjoy providing families with the education and materials to give their fur babies the best possible care. I’m very passionate about dental/oral health and take pride in my dental extraction skills. I have a soft spot for “spicier” patients and I’m comfortable with doing whatever I can to ease their stress in a hospital setting. I’m grateful to be a part of the Freddie’s Place team!
In my (rare) down time, I enjoy being outdoors, exploring new food spots, and attending music festivals or concerts. If I decide on a “lazy” day, I’ll be cuddling up with my two fur babies — Sir Oliver Garfield Chesterton III and Panda Roo Moo Cow!
Hello everyone, my name is Ivy and this is Gigi pug. I’ve had her for three years now, she is quite the fun. She loves to sleep in all day and play at night. I grew up with lots of animals from dogs to cattle. I always loved caring for them and as I grew older I knew I wanted to be able help give your fur babies the best life possible. I started with dog sitting during the summers, then I worked at a dog boarding facility while attending Pima Medical Institute, and now I am at Freddie’s Place which has been the best choice. It is a great place with great people and a great learning environment!
Hello! I was born and raised in East Los Angeles until I turned 18 and joined the Marine Corps for 5 years. After ending my contract honorably, I always knew my true passion and dream was to work with animals. I get to do this as a career now and I couldn’t be happier with my choice! I’m currently furthering my studies in the veterinary field and hope to be able to help you and your fur babies.