Dr. Ena Valikov, DVM
University of California, Davis Graduate
Dr. Ena recognized her passion for pets as a 6-year old. She was rescuing stray dogs and cats and ‘fixing’ them as a child in Russia and she rarely met a dog that she disliked. She began working as a veterinary assistant cleaning kennels and answering phones in high school. Without giving away her age completely, she will tell you she is working in the field of vet medicine for nearly 30 years.
Her 14-year professional experience after she graduated from UC Davis has shaped her into a go-getter veterinarian but with a heart.
- Member of AVMA and CVMA for 15 years
- Member of Cornell Feline Health Center
Hospital Assistant and Kennel Technician
Thanks to Mercedes, our Hospital is maintained well and looks great. She was away for a while and all of us realized her great value to the Hospital and to the patients. Mercedes is a simple and caring lady and devotes most of her time taking care of the boarded pets.
She is another one of the shy people around but is only shy with people; with pets it’s a different ballgame for her.
Chris is a hard working receptionist and takes care of all the pets in the back Saturdays. He is learning about dog training and helping pets with behavioral issues. When not working, Chris hangs out with his brother Richard and friends or practicing with his drums in a band with Natalie. His favorites are Death Metal, jazz and blues.
Richard Jelski’s multi-tasking skills and love for animals make him a valuable asset as a team member. Richard has been a veterinary assistant and receptionist at Bellflower Veterinary Hospital for the past two years. He has taken interest in behavioral issues of pets along with Chris.
More recently he has taken an interest in hospital network administration. Richard has two dogs (Cuddles and Snowy), an Iguana named Nosey and a cocktail named Baby. In his free time, Richard enjoys reading science fiction, skating at the beach and playing video games until his eyes pop out of their sockets.
Dr. Ena’s pets
Dr. Ena’s pets are very much a part of her family and bring her immense joy and satisfaction.