Meet Our Team

Heather Mineo, DVM

Medical Director

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Dr. Heather Mineo completed her residency in small animal emergency and critical care medicine in 2007 after graduating valedictorian of her class at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000 and finishing a small animal medicine and rotating surgery internship in New York City.

She has enjoyed the last several years working for a large multi-specialty veterinary group in the Los Angeles area and recently changed roles to become the Medical Director for Long Beach Animal Emergency. Dr. Mineo has a special interest in trauma and wound management and sepsis and soft tissue surgery. She also has extensive experience in endoscopy, ultrasound, and intensive care medicine.

When she is not at work, Dr. Mineo can be found on various sports fields watching her children play, traveling with her family, and exploring modern art and architecture. In addition, she enjoys Broadway shows, live music, reading, wine, and her new hobby, axe throwing.

Corrie Kerr, DVM

Associate Emergency Veterinarian

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Dr. Corrie Kerr discovered her true calling in veterinary medicine by taking the road a little less traveled. After beginning a career in architecture (& concurrently volunteering at the local humane society in her spare time), it didn’t take long for her to realize that her genuine passion was in caring for animals.

She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences. Following graduation, she completed a year-long small animal rotating internship at an emergency & specialty referral hospital in Irvine. It was there that she developed a strong interest in emergency medicine.

Originally from Ohio, Dr. Kerr currently resides in the Long Beach area with her husband & their furchildren (two cats & a pittie mix). When not working, she enjoys spending time with family & friends, crafting, traveling, hiking & being outdoors in the beautiful SoCal sunshine.

David Beeh, DVM

Associate Emergency Veterinarian

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Dr. Beeh’s passion for veterinary medicine grew while he was working in the field as a veterinary technician. He started at an all cat general practice prior to branching out into emergency medicine. Dr. Beeh attended Western University of Health Sciences and graduated in 2012. He then joined Long Beach Animal Emergency where he enjoys the dynamic of emergency, especially emergency surgery. Although Dr. Beeh is a softie for kittens, he is almost always accompanied by his shadow, Jay the Pit Bull. In his spare time, Dr. Beeh enjoys running, hiking, snowboarding, gaming, or experimenting with his fish tanks.

Ravi Srungaram, DVM

Associate Emergency Veterinarian

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Dr. Ravi Srungaram is a Southern California native who grew up in Long Beach. Dr. Srungaram grew up working at his father’s veterinary practice which built his love for the profession. He majored in Biology at Loyola Marymount University before going to UC Davis for his DVM in 2015.

When not working, he enjoys playing basketball, running, and spending time with friends and family. His favorite dog breed is the Malamute.

Susan Chae, DVM

Associate Emergency Veterinarian

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Dr. Chae received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, and obtained Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona. After graduation, she worked in general practice for a few years providing primary care.

She then completed a rotating small animal internship at California Veterinary Specialists in Ontario. During the internship, Dr. Chae developed an interest in emergency medicine and enjoys the constant challenge emergency medicine provides. She finds it rewarding to provide help for patients and their families.

Outside of the hospital, Dr. Chae enjoys spending time with loved ones, gardening, and listening to podcasts.

Catherine Perino, DVM

Associate Emergency Veterinarian

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Dr. Perino grew up in a suburb of Chicago with a love for animals. She received her bachelor’s from the University of Notre Dame and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University. She then went on to complete a rotating internship, specializing in emergency and exotic animal medicine.

In her free time, she enjoys working out, watching movies, going to the beach, and spending time with her partner and their rescue pup – Jojo

Rebecca Campbell, DVM

Associate Emergency Veterinarian

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Dr. Campbell was born and raised in Southern California. She received a bachelor’s degree from UC Davis and her veterinary degree at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She completed a rotating small animal internship in Sacramento prior to returning to the South Bay. She enjoys the variety and challenges of emergency medicine.

She has a very handsome Husky named “Meeko”, a Corn Snake named “Finnegan” and a Pink Toe Tarantula named “Bongo”. When not at work, she enjoys rock climbing, watching sunsets at the beach, and growing her collection of national park junior ranger badges.

Andrew Pongyan

Practice Manager

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Andrew Pongyan was born and raised in California where he has spent most of his time living in the Los Angeles region. Andrew moved to Long Beach in 2019 and has loved living here and being a part of the Long Beach community. Andrew, also known as Drew, enjoys all the activities SoCal has to offer, including snowboarding, paddle boarding, golfing, baseball and bike riding.

Drew began in the veterinary field in 2008 as a kennel attendant working at a Los Angeles general practice/emergency hybrid clinic. He then went on to become an ICU Technician. During the next 10 years, he became a supervisor in the ER/ICU and then later went on to become a Manager. Drew has a real passion for the ER and is equally excited to be serving the Long Beach community.

Deanelle Abatayo

Client Service Manager

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Deanelle, a Southern California native joined the veterinary field 7 years ago as a Client Service Representative. She has been with Long Beach Animal Emergency since March 2018 and is currently the hospital’s CSR Manager. Deanelle’s interest in veterinary medicine was influenced by her sister who is also in the veterinary field as a veterinarian’s assistant and animal lover caretaker.

Outside of the hospital, Deanelle is a Polynesian dancer and instructor of 10+ years. She loves to travel and enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and furbabies Moloa and Bro.

Valerie Flores

Inventory Manager

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Valerie has been in the veterinary field for 16 years, working as CSR and Administration. Valerie has 2 dogs, Puggie Sue the pug, and Dallas along with her cats Arthur Fonzerelli and chops. In her free time, Valerie enjoys watching football, attending concerts, and spending time with family and friends.