Dr. Ian Stone, DVM

Medical Director

Dr. Ian Stone has been working in the field for over 20 years. Dr. Stone received his DVM from UC Davis in 1998 and has been practicing in the Bay Area, with special emphasis in surgery and emergency medicine. In addition to cats and dogs, Dr. Stone sees pocket mammals, exotics and avian. Dr. Stone is married with two daughters. He has two dogs, ``Mimi`` and ``Nano``; two cats, ``Schmedrin`` and ``Shnook``; and nine chickens. In his free time he’s kiteboarding, surfing, or spending time with his family.

Dr. Catherine Hedden, DVM

Veterinarian, Rehabilitation Specialist

Dr. Catherine Hedden has been working with animals for nearly 30 years. A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Dr. Hedden received her D.V.M. from University of California at Davis. Dr. Hedden is a Certified Rehabilitation Specialist and holds additional certification in veterinary acupuncture. She lives with her husband and two daughters, as well as 4 cats, 1 dog, 2 rabbits, and 2 fish! She likes to travel to Europe and spends her free time reading and sewing.

Dr. Briana Arroyo, DVM


Dr. Briana “Bri” Arroyo is originally from Dallas, Texas. She holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in International Business with a minor in Spanish from the University of Texas at Arlington. She attended veterinary school at Ross University and completed her clinical year at Auburn University in 2017. While in veterinary school in St. Kitts, she ran a non-profit rescue for abused and unwanted animals. She also was involved with the Feral Cat Project, which spayed and neutered feral island cats. Although she loves all areas of veterinary medicine, her favorite aspects are dermatology, oncology, preventative medicine, feline medicine, and soft tissue surgery. She relocated from Texas to the San Jose area with her fiancé and two fur children, a blue heeler terrier mix named Riley and a “fluffy” orange tabby named Milo. In her free time she enjoys traveling, exploring the outdoors, trying new restaurants, and volunteering with local animal shelters and rescues.

Dr. Gillian Finnie, DVM


A native of Toronto, Dr. Gillian Finnie obtained her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College - University of Guelph, after previously earning a Bachelor's in Medical Science from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. Dr. Finnie recently relocated to the Bay Area with her fiancé and their 2 cats: a 7-year-old ``troublemaker`` named Wilson and a 7-year-old tabby Cleo. When she’s not working with animals, Dr. Finnie enjoys travelling, hiking, kayaking, and a variety of other outdoor activities.

Dr. Middleton, DVM


Dr. Middleton grew up in Hillsboro Oregon. He became interested in working with animals because he believes you are able to touch people’s lives and help them care for their beloved family members. Before becoming a vet, Dr. Middleton worked as a software engineer. He is married and has two dogs: Sky and Takari. He loves to go hiking and camping.

Diane Bloom, CVPM

Hospital Administrator

Diane Bloom has been involved in Central Animal Hospital's administration since 1994. In addition to her son and daughter, Diane is ``Mom`` to a rescue mutt, ``Auz`` and a kitty, ``Chippy``. Diane is a big fan of road trips, softball, bicycling, and traveling anywhere with an ocean.

Lyndsay Pierce, RVT

Veterinarian Technician

Lyndsay Pierce has been working with animals as a Registered Veterinary Technician since 2004, when she graduated from Carrington College. A San Jose native, Lyndsay enjoys local adventures, including hiking, camping, and riding horses. She lives with her life partner, son, and daughter, as well as her rescue pets: a Husky, a Lab, a Pug, and three cats.

Katelynn Slattery

Veterinarian Technician

Growing up on a farm in a small town in Kansas, Katelynn was working with animals from her earliest years. She began working with animals professionally about five years ago, starting her career at a Kansas Veterinary Clinic. Since relocating to the Bay Area, Katelynn has entered the Vet Tech program at PennFoster. She lives with her boyfriend and two dogs, a four year old Rottweiler named ``Jennifer`` and a two year old mini-Pin mix, ``Taco``.

Steven Keller

Kennel Assistant

Growing up in Campbell with a number of pets in his home, Steven always knew working with animals was his calling. Central Animal Hospital is Steven's first experience working with animals professionally. Outside of work, he cares for two cats and a dog at home, and he enjoys going to the beach, hiking, and visiting museums in his spare time.

Kyla Lundell

Kennel Assistant

Kyla has been surrounded by animals since her earliest childhood days in Campbell: dogs, cats, birds, and guinea pigs were always part of her family life. Today is no exception: her furry family currently includes an energetic Border Collie named Rocky, a Maltipoo named Max (who she describes as “evil but cute”), a hefty Maine-coon named Tigger McKittensworth, and a shy Siamese cat named Luna. Currently, Kyla is a student at DeAnza College. When she is not entertaining animals or doing schoolwork, Kyla enjoys attending concerts, hiking, and traveling.

Nikki Righter

Kennel Assistant

Nikki's work with animals began at an early age. She grew up in Andover, MA with dogs in her household. At age 12, she worked on a horse farm, and later, at a local animal shelter, before moving to San Jose. Outside of her work with pets as a Kennel Assistant at Central Animal Hospital, Nikki cares for a slew of animals at home: a Belgian Malinois mix named Kai, a Boxer-Pit puppy named Tyson, 2 leopard geckos, a bearded dragon, and a cat named Ruca.

Andrew Wright

Kennel Assistant

Andrew Wright grew up locally, in a house in Santa Cruz. His interest in both medicine and the individuality of animal's personalities developed into a desire to pursue a veterinary career. His first professional involvement with animals was a position at The Kitty Hotel in Campbell, a job that afforded him the knowledge of animal care that he brings to his role at Central Animal Hospital. A beach lover since childhood, Andrew sees the beach as the ideal place for dog owners to get their pup exercised and socialized at the same time.

Tina Souza

Office Manager

Tina has been part of Central Animal Hospital's administrative staff since 2004. Tina started as an Assistant, became a Customer Service Representative, and was later promoted to a supervisory position. Most recently, Tina received further promotion to the position of Office Manager. Tina has three dogs of her own - ``Cornbread``, ``Fasha``, and ``Mr. Stubbz`` - and two cats, ``Mikayla`` and ``Sudeez``.

Kassandra Johnson

Customer Service Representative

Growing up, Kassandra had a variety of animals surrounding her in her San Jose home: rabbits, birds, hamsters, dogs, and a cat. She has now begun turning her lifelong love of animals into a profession, joining the Central Animal Hospital team and pursuing a Veterinary Technician degree at Evergreen Valley College. Kassandra is married and has several ``furry children`` in her household: toy poodles named Kiki and Edward (mother and son) and a Yorkie named Bella.

Annie Shears

Customer Service Representative

Having had a lifelong interest in working with animals, Annie is excited to be getting her introduction to veterinary medicine at Central Animal Hospital. When she’s not interfacing with the clients and furry patients at our facility, she can often be found outdoors, exploring, traveling, and seeking opportunities to see exotic species. Annie currently lives in San Jose, the city in which she grew up, and she looks forward to adopting a pet of her own in the future.