Selecting a care provider for your pet is a major decision. At Morena Pet Hospital, we strive to maintain a warm and friendly relationship with both you and your pet. This page highlights the doctors and staff - our training, experience and dedication to veterinary medicine.
Our Caring Team
At Morena Pet Hospital, we work hard to maintain an excellent staff of veterinarians, receptionists, technicians, and kennel assistants. Our staff is a great, caring team, with the right mix of skills and backgrounds.
Shahla is our Practice Manager and has been a part of our team since 2015. She has 2 pets, a cat named Orangellow, and a lovely dog named Nathan. What Shahla enjoys most about her job with us is, “Seeing all the pets & knowing they are getting the best care and help they need with Dr. Steib”. When she is not working passionately at the hospital, she enjoys running, swimming, and spending time with her family and friends.
Marcie is our Customer Service Representative, and has been a part of our team since 1995. She has 2 dogs named Maya and Johnny, and recently adopted a kitty named Valentina. “What I enjoy most about my job is helping our clients with their fur-babies”. When she is not working passionately at our hospital, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, taking walks, hiking and exploring new trails
Bianca is one of our Customer Service Representatives, and has been a part of our team since April 2022. Bianca has 2 amazing kitty cats named Dolores and Tulip, which she didn't know she was a cat person until she met them <3. “I enjoy getting to meet everyone's angels!!! It's so fulfilling knowing I help animals. I can’t see myself doing anything else for the rest of my life. I am so happy when I get home from work to see my babies. I want everyone else to enjoy that moment and more with their healthy and happy babies! Having an amazing team also makes my days at MPH very rewarding. I look forward to working with passionate individuals that have the biggest hearts. Love you guys!” When she is not working passionately at our hospital, they enjoy being active and soaking in the world around her. She also really enjoys binge watching Netflix series with her cats and cuddling them in bed all day! “it’s all about balance. Thanks for taking the time to get to know me!”
Marcella is our Veterinary Technician and has been a part of our team since 2013. She is a San Diego native and has a total of 7 pets which include a dog named Charo, three cats named Kiki, Jubilee, and Bilbo, two tortoises named Harlequin and Kumi, and a few different types of freshwater fish. “What I enjoy most about working at Morena Pet Hospital is the bonds we make throughout our time here, the staff is like a second family to me. I also enjoy being able to help animals and be their voice”. When she is not working passionately at our hospital, she enjoys spending time with her son and her husband. She also enjoys doing her own nails and the occasional arts & crafts. Say hi to Marcella next time you come visit us!
Jessica is one of our Technicians and has been a part of our team since 2017. She has 5 cats named Ember, Aslan, Gus, Bounty & Ziggy and a dog named Rizzo. “What I enjoy most about working at MPH is working for Dr. Steib. She is an incredibly kind, thoughtful & caring person”. When she is not working passionately at our hospital, she enjoys playing and listening to music, watching documentaries, and playing video games with her husband.
(image coming soon)Shawna is one of our Technicians and she has been a part of our team since 2019. “What I enjoy most about my job is meeting other people's pets and keeping them healthy and happy”. Shawna has a kitty named Spike and when she is not working passionately at our hospital, she enjoys swing dancing, motorcycles, and camping!
(image coming soon)Kyle is one of our Technicians and he has been a part of our team since June 2022. He has 2 cats named Lannister and John Snow, a dog named Kona and a tarantula that goes by Sweetheart. “What I enjoy the most about my job is hugging overweight kitties and treating abscesses”. When he is not working passionately our the hospital, he enjoys spending time outdoors camping, hiking and fishing, watching boxing, astronomy and cooking.
(image coming soon)Laura is one of our Veterinary Assistants and has been a part of our team since October 2020. Laura has a lovely little chihuahua named Oreo which we all love so much. “What I enjoy most about my job is seeing all the animals that come in and the joy I get from helping them”. When she is not working passionately at our hospital, she enjoys drawing and gaming.
Ayde Stephanie is one of our Veterinary Assistants and has been a part of our team since December 2021! She trained with us to get her assistant certificate and was hired right after her externship. Stephanie has 3 cats named Osiris, Lilith, and Freya. “What I enjoy most about my job is being able to see how the pets grow up, build bonds with our patients, and help them feel better”. When she is not working passionately at our hospital, she enjoys making art, cooking, playing video games, and spending time with her family and boyfriend.
Esme is one of Veterinary Assistants and has been a part of our team since May of 2022. She is a San Diego Native and has three dogs named Mia, Reina, and Yuyi. “What I enjoy most about my job is being able to show our patients love and being able to help them feel better”. When she is not working passionately at our hospital, she enjoys cooking, watching movies, and spending time with her family.
Gina is our Kennel Supervisor and she has been a part of our team since 2017. Gina has 5 senior pups named Capo, Sam, Peanut, Spike and Mae Mae. “The best part of what I do for MPH is caring for our boarding dogs and cats, and meeting new puppies and kittens”. When she is not working passionately at the hospital, she enjoys spending time with her dogs, photography, art, and riding her bike exploring San Diego.
In order to keep all team members aware of the rapid advances in veterinary medicine, our veterinarians hold regular staff training seminars. Dr. Steib, Dr. Lindsey, and Dr. Potter are strong advocates of ongoing continuing education, attending several educational conferences annually and support all staff members in their efforts to do the same.
It is our desire to provide both you and your pet with the very best in veterinary care. By having a caring, knowledgeable, and professional staff, utilizing the latest technological advances, and implementing the foremost medical practices, we hope to provide for the long-term health and happiness of your pet. Keeping your pet healthy and happy is important to us; at Morena Pet Hospital we strive to offer quality care in a compassionate environment.
We aspire to go above and beyond what is expected of us in the care of your pets. Two of the ways we try to achieve this are through customer service and client education. After all, we understand that the typical healthy pet may solely come in to see us for their annual health check-up, leaving 364 days out of the year in your care. That is why we concentrate on building upon the pet/pet owner relationship and aim to educate you throughout your pet's various life stages from puppy/kitten to adulthood.
Meet Our Veterinarians
Dr. Crystal Steib graduated top of her class from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009, and is now the proud owner of Morena Pet Hospital. In 2006, she received her BS in Animal Science from Louisiana State University. She is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association , the California Veterinary Medical Association , and the San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association . Dr. Steib is an active participant and advocate of continuing educational seminars. She joined the staff of Morena Pet Hospital as a full-time associate in August 2011.Dr. Steib was raised near Baton Rouge, Louisiana and moved to San Diego in August 2011. She enjoys hiking and camping with her big pup, Mr. Bones, and husband Rob. Twiggy, her tiny rescued Chihuahua, loves to greet her after a long day at work and go out to dinner. Athena and Mickey, her two cats, keep everyone entertained at home.
Dr. Lindsey Moore was born in Mississippi and then spent her childhood just up the road in Manhattan Beach, CA. She spent part of her high school years living in Mexico and becoming fluent in Spanish. She returned to the South for college and received Bachelors of Art in International Studies with minors in Spanish and Anthropology from Louisiana State University. While this experience broadened her horizons, it was not a meaningful and fulfilling life. Dr. Lindsey was then inspired to return to school to fulfill her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University in 2021, just like Dr. Steib. She is a wholehearted animal lover, but has a soft spot for chihuahuas and parrots. In her free time, Dr. Lindsey enjoys skateboarding, playing recreational softball, and spending time with her family and growing assortment of pets.