Meet Our Highly Skilled Veterinary Team
- Todd Hughes, DVM
- Dr. Hughes received his BS in zoology in 1994 and his DVM from UC Davis in 1998. He also completed a surgical and internal medicine internship at Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego in 1999.
Dr. Hughes has been at CVVH since completing his internship in 1999. He is currently owner and medical director of Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital.
His wife, Stephanie Lipp, is also a veterinarian who practices at CVVH. They have a daughter, Hannah, and son, Shane. Their pets include two dogs (Dottie and Minnie), three cats (Yoshi, Leo, and Billy), a lineolated parakeet named Baloo, and two California desert tortoises.
Dr. Hughes’ hobbies include family time, fishing, kayaking, and snowboarding. His professional interests are small and exotic animal internal medicine and surgery.
- Evan Antin, DVM
- Dr. Evan Antin hails from Kansas City, Kansas where he grew
up spending the majority of his childhood in search of native wildlife including snakes, turtles and insects. He went on to study evolutionary
and ecological biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder and spent several months abroad in Australia and Tanzania to learn more about
their respective ecosystems and fauna.
In addition to his love for cats and dogs, Dr. Antin's true passions lies in exotic animal medicine and interacting with exotic animals in their natural habitats around the world. Through out his twenties, Dr. Antin has made an effort to seek opportunities to interact with wildlife on a domestic and international level to include locations such as Central America, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, South America, Eastern and Southern Africa, South East Asia and a variety of North American ecosystems. The accumulation of Dr. Antin's hands-on experience with exotic animals has prepared him exceptionally with their handling, husbandry, and enrichment. He is capable of caring for small, delicate animals; large, dangerous animals; and of course our beloved household dogs and cats with ease and confidence.
Dr. Antin currently lives just outside of Thousand Oaks, California with his dog, Henry, his cat, Willy, his savannah monitor lizard, Matilda, and an assortment of tropical fish. Other hobbies of his include snowboarding, hiking, and weightlifting.
- Mike Cao, DVM
- Dr. Mike Cao received his BA in Studio Art from the University of California, Irvine. He then studied Animal Sciences at Oregon State University, and is a 2012 graduate of The Ohio State
University College of Veterinary Medicine. Before coming to CVVH, he worked at a six doctor practice in Columbus, Ohio.
As a southern California native, Dr. Cao enjoys outdoor activities such as going to the beach, running, live music and car shows. He also likes to relax with his two dogs, a Mastiff named Uhuru and a French Bulldog named Molly.
Dr. Cao enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine including internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. What he appreciates most about his job are the relationships he is able to build with his clients and patients.
- Kamaryn Casey, DVM
- Dr. Kamaryn Casey is a southern California native. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from University of California Santa Barbara and her DVM degree from Western University of Health Sciences; the second graduating class. She has two dogs, Dory and Scarlett.
In her spare time she enjoys traveling, hiking, paddle boarding and going to the beach. Her other hobbies include figuring out more creative ways to workout which include circus classes for static trapeze and silks, and flying trapeze.
Her professional interest includes ultrasound and she has experience in small animal reproduction. Dr. Casey’s favorite part of being a veterinarian is helping someone’s beloved family member.
- Patrick Connolly, DVM
- Dr. Connolly received his BS in biology from the University of Denver and his DVM from Colorado State University in 1980. His wife, Betsy, is also a veterinarian, teaches at Moorpark and Pierce Community Colleges, and serves as school board president of Conejo Valley Unified School District. They have a daughter, Kate, finishing her masters at California Lutheran University, and a son, James, studying mechanical engineering at Ventura Community College. The family includes a chocolate Labrador retriever named Max and two cats, Cassie and Nuit. His professional interests are internal medicine, cardiac ultrasound, and soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.
Dr. Connolly’s hobbies include senior basketball, sailing, skiing, snorkeling, and reading.
- Ken Coscarelli, DVM
- Dr. Coscarelli received his BS in animal science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, his master’s of science in veterinary physiology (special interest in reproductive physiology) from Texas A & M University, and his DVM from UC Davis.
His family pets include three dogs (Malibu, Wrangle, and Princess), two cats (Claudia and Jasper), an adult California desert tortoise named Joe, 14 baby tortoises, a snake, and several tanks of fish.
Along with spending time with his wife and four children, he enjoys involvement with his church, the community, teaching home schooling science classes, and watching movies. His professional interests include small animal and exotic medicine and surgery.
- Eric Kane, DVM
- Dr. Eric Kane is originally from Oak Park, where he grew up and also now resides. Set on the path to become a veterinarian since 11 years old, when his dog Ginger had puppies, he went off to obtain his B.S. in Animal Science/Pre-Vet at beautiful Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in the mid-1990s. Working for a little over a year as a kennel boy and then veterinary assistant to gain practical experience, he continued next to UC Davis where he earned his DVM in 2003. All the while, pet dogs and cats by his side.
After 3 years gaining good, early experience at a busy 4 doctor practice in Fairfield, CA, Dr. Kane returned to his hometown of Oak Park to remember what family living close by felt like. He has since been doing his best helping the dogs and cats of Agoura Hills and surrounding areas, working for the last 8 years at Agoura Hills Animal Hospital. Grateful for the fantastic clients and patients he has met there, and the experiences he will take with him, he hopes to continue relationships with whoever can make the extra drive.
Based on his inherent passion for dogs and cats, Dr. Kane has focused his first decade of veterinary service on these two most popular pets. Aware that CVVH is known for their exotic/bird/pocket pet care and compassion, he is excited about the knowledge and expertise surrounding him in his colleagues, so that he can absorb all that he can, expand his skills and offer his hand in helping these other interesting creatures.
When not learning more about his profession, Dr. Kane works on learning more about how to keep his wife, Jonell (an RVT who he has worked with for almost 8 years, and a couple for 7 years - married 3), happy and how to keep his dogs Kong (the one eyed pug) and Duchess (the Chihuahua princess) from soiling the carpets. He's either hanging with his wife and pets at home (also includes big kitty Bobo), reading non-fiction history involving medieval and modern dynasty, power and war, trying to stay somewhat fit by jogging and lifting some weights, or enjoying his long time passion of being an 'I only perform at home' singer/songwriter and guitar player.
- Ronit Lavie, DVM
- Dr. Lavie received her BS in zoology from UC Santa Barbara, went through the master’s program at CSUN with a focus on fish parasitology, and received her DVM from UC Davis. She has a dog, Olive Oyl, that she adopted while in vet school, and a cat named Ror, that was rescued at CVVH.
Dr. Lavie enjoys traveling, architecture, synchronized figure skating, and dance. Her professional interests include internal medicine, ultrasonography, and fish medicine.
- Stephanie Lipp, DVM
- Dr. Lipp received a BA in biology at CSUN and a DVM from UC Davis.
When she is not working here, she is busy taking care of the Hughes family. Her hobbies are snow skiing, playing the piano, and horseback riding. She has a special interest in dentistry and shelter animal medicine.
- Hilary Lookingbill, DVM
- Dr. Lookingbill received her BS from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and her DVM from Colorado State University.
She and her husband, Mark, have a son, Alex, and two dogs, Paco and Kali. Dr. Lookingbill loves all outdoor activities including hiking and skiing. She enjoys all areas of small animal medicine.
- Sophia Mallon, DVM
- Dr. Sophia Mallon was born and raised in Camarillo. She received her B.S. in Animal Science from University of California – Davis and her DVM from Western University of Health Sciences. Her professional interests include transfusion medicine, toxicology, and zoonotic diseases.
Dr. Mallon shares a home with her husband, Matt and their two dogs, Gidget and Missi. In her off-time, Dr. Mallon enjoys running, golfing and cheering on the LA Dodgers and Manchester United.
- Jason Sweitzer, DVM
- Dr. Sweitzer is a proud native of Moorpark, CA and is happy to have returned home to raise his family. He received his BS in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior in 2003 and his DVM in 2009 from UC Davis. He also has 10 years of experience as a veterinary assistant and registered veterinary technician. His human family includes his wife Angela, an amazing groomer, and his daughter, Jessica. The Sweitzer's are currently expecting their second child. Their animal family includes their four cats (Cheyenne, Libby, Bonnie and Clyde) and a beta fish. Dr. Sweitzer has owned numerous exotic pets and loves raising litters of orphaned kittens.
Dr. Sweitzer's personal interests include dance, music, games, and bad puns and jokes. He is very passionate about the sport of field hockey. He has played since 1990 and also enjoys coaching and umpiring the sport in his spare time. His professional interests include behavior, teaching, business management, canine, feline, exotic, and emergency animal medicine. Dr. Sweitzer has written articles for magazine columns, blog posts, and educational articles and given numerous presentations on his veterinary interests. He has taken additional courses and training in the behavior field and is a big advocate of positive reinforcement. Dr. Sweitzer believes that the path to the solution is as important as the final result.
- Amy Vlazny, DVM
- Dr. Amy Vlazny came to Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital this year after completing an internship in small animal emergency medicine, internal medicine and surgery at Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group in Ventura. She is a 2011 graduate of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, and is originally from Louisville, KY. Prior to veterinary school she attained a BA in biology at Washington University in St. Louis, worked as a veterinary technician, and lived in Ecuador for over two years as a Peace Corps volunteer. As a result of her experiences she has a special interest in international outreach work to help bring much-needed veterinary services into remote and under-served communities. Her other professional interests are primarily in canine and feline emergency and internal medicine.
Dr. Vlazny shares her home with her husband César and an affectionate, fluffy black cat named Morgan. She spends free time outdoors bike riding, reading on the beach, and exploring beautiful Ventura County. She is also finally finding time to get back to her love of capoeira, a Brazilian art form that is described as a game, martial art, or dance.
- Rachel Wallach, DVM
- Dr. Rachel Wallach is a Toronto native and received her BA in Industrial Design from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Canada. While attending university she worked overnights at Toronto's largest veterinary emergency and referral hospital. She then went on to study veterinary medicine at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. She graduated in 2014 and was inducted into the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. While in Scotland Dr. Wallach worked with British Divers Marine Life Rescue and one of her more memorable experiences was helping to refloat stranded whales. Dr. Wallach now lives in Thousand Oaks with her two dogs and cat. In her spare time she loves traveling, outdoor activities, furniture-making, reading, and fostering ill/injured animals. Her professional interests include emergency and critical care, internal medicine and shelter medicine.
- Tobi Yoakum, DVM
- Dr. Yoakum received her BS from UCLA and her DVM from UC Davis. She completed an internship at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York.
Dr. Yoakum and her husband, an optometrist, have a son, a daughter, and a cat named Violet. Her hobbies include wind surfing and tennis, and her professional interest, in addition to general medicine, is ophthalmology.