Dr. Hardy is a California native and grew up in the South Bay area. His love for veterinary medicine began at an early age while working in his father’s veterinary practices in Los Angeles and Redondo Beach.
Dr. Hardy studied Biology Sciences at the University of California Los Angeles and Tuskegee University before receiving admissions to the prestigious Tuskegee University school of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Hardy graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1992 and participated in a rotating internship at All Care Animal Referral Center in Fountain Valley.
Dr Hardy has since practiced at several Southern California Hospitals and Emergency Service Clinics as an Associate Doctor, Medical director, Chief of Staff and Department head.
Dr. Hardy is a General Practice veterinarian with special interest in Advanced Dentistry procedures including oral surgery and has written a chapter for a Veterinary Dental publication.
Dr. Hardy lives in Lakewood California with his wife, 2 kids and his Puggle.
When not in the hospital, Dr. Hardy enjoys swimming, video games, cycling, basketball and aviation. Dr. Hardy is also an Airline Transport rated pilot and Certified Flight Instructor.
Veronica Vicente is a vital part of our nursing staff. She has patient comfort as her main focus. She is dedicated to seeing that each visit and stay is as stress-free and comfortable as possible. Veronica is very attentive to our patients and will always go the extra mile to help and comfort them.
Veronica and her husband are the proud parents of a beautiful young daughter. Their family also includes a cat named Michi.
Karina Montes joined Evening Pet Clinic on July of 2015. Most clients know her best by her nickname “Kiki”. She is caring, outgoing and warmhearted. She enjoys playing the piano and horseback riding on her spare time. Her furry family consists of 3 cats named Luna, Gypsy , Bruno and a dog named Fiona.
Osmara Medina joined Evening Pet Clinic on February 2019. She is a graduate from California Healing Arts College. She knew being in the veterinary field was her calling as a little girl. She is a beloved furry mother of 2 chihuahuas (Lucky & Bella) and also a labrador retriever named Perla.