Laszlo Pallai, DVM
Dr. Laszlo Pallai is a graduate of Colorado State University’s Veterinary School. Always believing and observing that the human and the dog are a match made in heaven he desired to spend his life serving both and strengthening that bond. He has practiced in southern California since 1986.
He loves tinkering and problem solving and appreciates the opportunities his vocation provides him in putting these skills to use helping his clients and their best friends. Nothing is more gratifying than restoring a fellow being to health and happiness!
Dr. Pallai is active in his church and is married to his wife of twenty eight years. He has two sons, one works for the Department of defense and the other is a pilot and completing his university studies in economics. In his spare time Dr. Pallai enjoys hiking with his dog and biking in the Santa Monica Mountains. He often Vacations in Idaho and loves skiing in Sun Valley where he often sees moose, elk and other wonders.
Matthew Stanman, DVM
Dr Stanman received his bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Cruz in marine biology. After that he worked as a veterinary technician for four years before entering veterinary school at the University of Illinois in 2002 and graduating in 2006 with extensive training in emergency and general practice. He enjoys orthopedic and soft tissue surgery and cardiac and abdominal ultrasound. Dr Stanman is a conservative doctor with a solid background… offering clients a patient centered approach. He strives to give his clients as much time as needed in order to make sure they understand what is going on with their pet. When not at work, Dr Stanman enjoys the outdoors as an amateur nature photographer and spending time with his dogs Barron and Maya.
Francisco, Registered Veterinary Technician
Francisco grew up here in Los Angeles, has a true love for animals and their people and is very invested in giving them the best veterinary experience. His passion led him to initially pursue a degree in biology at California State University, Northridge and then earn his Registered Veterinary Technician license in California. He has worked in the veterinary field since 1993 and managed a large hospital for 10 years before purchasing Rainbow Veterinary Hospital with his wife Claudia. Owning a hospital of their own has a been a dream to provide the best quality medicine for the animals they care for. He also hopes to attend veterinary school to complete his ultimate dream of becoming a veterinarian.
Claudia, Registered Veterinary Technician
Claudia is a Los Angeles native who graduated from UC Davis with a major in animal science. She has always had a strong interest in animals. Ever since childhood she experienced first-hand the beauty of the human-animal bond with her family pet, a cat named Mittens. She first started working in the veterinary field in 1992. After receiving her bachelor’s degree and RVT license from Northern California, she returned to the San Fernando Valley to continue her career. Claudia and Francisco have two children, Sophia and Joaquin, and a 5-pound chihuahua mix, Lucca Bella. They enjoy going to the beach, hiking, being outdoors, spending time with friends, and participating in church.
Karen, Veterinary Assistant
Raised in Huntington Park, California, Karen is the middle child out of 4 siblings. Her hobbies include gardening, arts and crafts, cooking, and hiking. When she is done with the work day, her two dogs Chabela and Chica welcome her home and cuddle up beside her.
Growing up, Karen always had dogs in the family as well as birds, fish, and small pocket pets like mice. She has always loved animals since youth but there was one experience that sparked her curiosity in the field of veterinary medicine. Her Dalmatian puppy Minnie had parvo virus—a disease that is often fatal to puppies—and Karen was deeply saddened because she did not understand how her dog had gotten sick or why she passed away. Karen, although initially upset, was also intrigued by what had happened and she took it upon herself to learn more about animal diseases and treatment. This experience, in other words, impacted Karen in ways that would eventually lead her to the veterinary field.
Karen initially was studying business in college since she was given an opportunity to work in the banking industry; however, she had a feeling that this career path was not aligning with her interests. She reflected on other options and confirmed that she wanted to enroll in the Veterinary Technician program at Pierce College instead. During this time, Karen worked at a doggy daycare facility and learned more about animals and particular breeds. During work and school, she was able to receive hands-on experience/training with various species like cats, dogs, livestock and small exotics. Karen is now part of the Rainbow Vet staff and recently received her associates’ degree from Pierce College in 2017. Karen enjoys assisting in surgery because she feels every day is a new learning experience and she likes seeing pets leave the hospital in good health. She is currently preparing for the national exam to get her RVT license.
Jennifer, Veterinary Assistant
Jennifer grew up in the Hollywood / Los Angeles area with her parents and other family members. Being an only child, she often felt that pets were her brothers and sisters, even though she argues with her cousins as if they were her siblings. Jennifer always wanted to keep her pets happy and healthy, which is why she got into the veterinary field. Now she cares for pets every day as a Veterinary Assistant at Rainbow Veterinary Hospital!
During her senior year at Hollywood High School, she started volunteering at different rescues from dogs and cats to even pocket pets. After high school, Jennifer started volunteering at the Burbank Animal Shelter while attending college classes. She’s currently attending Pierce College and Los Angeles Valley College to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. After volunteering at Rainbow Veterinary Hospital, she was hired on—she loves seeing a pet leave the hospital happy, and especially enjoys when a healthy animal licks her face as a thank-you!
Jennifer’s family has many pets. Oscar is her 4-year old Doberman that lives an active lifestyle since he loves going hiking and running. Mia—her 8 year old Pitbull that loves going on car rides and sleeping—is the only female dog in her house. Blue is her 5-year old blue Doberman that loves playing in the water, especially jumping into the pool. Max, who is the smallest and second oldest dog of the household, shows that he owns the house and is still a youngster that loves swimming, going camping to Yosemite, and going on the jet-ski although being 8 years old. Jennifer also has three rabbits that are well behaved and have been trained to be play around her yard with her dogs, three guinea pigs, a few goldfish, and birds!
In her free time, Jennifer likes being with her family and friends. She likes going hiking with her dogs, attending Dodger games, and going to theme parks for fun. She does like to go shopping and eat at different places, especially eating dessert!
Daniela, Veterinary Assistant
Daniela’s job is to collaborate with the doctor to provide the best care for their patients in the recovery process. Her dream of being a Veterinarian has been present all her life, because since she was little, she has lived with animals and had the dream of dedicating her life to their well-being and happiness. She graduated in Veterinary Medicine in a beautiful country of Colombia, where she also took some extra courses such as Animal Nutrition and Dietetics applied to cattle, Ornithology and Classification of Colombian birds of prey, and Animal behavior and Welfare. Every day she seeks to be more efficient, and to be able to apply her knowledge in practice. Outside of work Daniela enjoys listening to music, dancing, and spending time with family. She also loves discovering new places and cultures, as well as traveling. Daniela says she really appreciates working at Rainbow because we support each other and work as a team. My co-workers make me feel like part of a family because we trust everyone’s skills and knowledge and try to be better every day.
Monica, Veterinary Assistant
Daniel, Veterinary Assistant
Jasmine, Veterinary Assistant
Gonzalo, Veterinary Assistant
Miguel, Veterinary Assistant
Natascha, Veterinary Assistant
Elizabeth, Client Care Representative
Elizabeth has been part of the Rainbow family since 2018, but has also worked with Francisco since 2012 . Currently living in the San Fernando Valley with her husband and three young children, Liz was raised in Palm Springs and moved to Fullerton when she was 18 years old to attend Cal State Fullerton where she received a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies. Liz has had so much love and passion for animals since she was little. Growing up she was always surrounded by dogs, cats, rabbits and parakeets at home. Her love for animals continues and she is very happy to be working with them, alongside an amazing team! When not at work Elizabeth is busy raising her little family and enjoys the outdoors with her Chihuahua Mix Milo. They love visiting Palm Springs to see family and Big Bear to enjoy the snow!