Executive Director

Lena Schjelvan, RVT

Lena has worked in the veterinary field since 2000 and received her RVT license in 2009. She has worked the majority of her career in specialty medicine and has acquired a wide range of experience including Internal medicine, Oncology, Surgery, and ER/Critical Care. She has had the pleasure of leading many specialty departments and working with great teams of highly skilled doctors over the years. Her special interests are teaching and leadership, and she is very excited to have found her new home with Mohnacky Animal Hospital of Vista. Lena currently resides in North County with her two sons and her cat “Stella”.

Assistant Executive Director


I have been with Mohnacky for more than six years and I really enjoy working with patients who have chronic illnesses. I enjoy being partners with clients in order to help their pets heal and feel the best they can every day.


Maycie, RVT

I was born and raised in Southern California and love the outdoors. Working with animals is my passion. I started out as a kennel aide and worked my way up to Registered Veterinary Technician. I have a one-eyed cat named Toulouse and 2 dogs named Carson and Anza.


Trust is a large part of the veterinary experience and I strive to be a trustworthy individual who will provide the best possible care.


I want to meet all of the fur babies! My days are made so much better with each tail wag or slobbery kiss. I love this field and am lucky to be here.


Following in my father’s footsteps, I want to continue our family‚Äôs legacy and provide the excellent care that all of our customers, both two and four legged, have come to trust.


I have worked in the veterinary field for the past 12 years but I have been an animal lover my entire life! I am presently pursuing licensure as a Registered Veterinary Technician- keeping pets healthy and happy is my goal.

Our Exam Room Advocates


After completing my undergraduate degree, I found a calling in veterinary medicine. I wanted to work with the doctors and the clients in a way that facilitates the best possible care for our patients. As your Lead Exam Room Advocate, I get to do the work that I love, ensure quality patient care, and provide an amazing client experience.


I was born and raised in San Diego. I grew up with cats all my life and have a special place in my heart for feline companions. After college, I decided I wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. I have a passion for helping people as much as I do helping their furry friends. In my free time, I enjoy reading, taking care of my houseplants, and playing with my kitten Marcus.


I am originally from Florida and have been in the veterinary field five years. I enjoy using my skills to better educate clients and make their pets as comfortable as possible.

Our Customer Service Representatives


I enjoy meeting all of our clients and their furbabies! I love providing them with the best care and I strive to make all of our clients feel like they are family.


I have lived in California most of my life and grew up with dogs and cats. I currently have a dog, Penelope and we enjoy hiking and walks at the park. I love helping our clients and their pets!


“At MAHV I have the opportunity to build connections with clients and their furry pets. As a CSR it is my duty to help those in need with a warm welcoming smile. I love being part of this team!”