Meet Our Team

Jackie Short, DVM

Medical Director

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Dr. Jacqueline Short graduated from veterinary school at the University of Glasgow in 2007 and worked at the university for a year during a rotating internship. She completed her residency at local specialty hospitals around the Southern California area and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in October of 2014. Dr. Short has authored multiple articles featured in veterinary publications and has lectured on diverse topics including smoke inhalation trauma and blood transfusions. Her special interests include transfusion medicine, multimodal analgesia, and the diagnosis and treatment of nonsurgical diseases, especially of internal organ systems such as the respiratory, digestive and urinary tract.

In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, surfing, snowboarding, and spending time with her dog, Thurso.

Thomas Babcock, DVM

Hospital Administrator

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Dr. Babcock completed Veterinary School at Colorado State University in 2006. He then completed an internship at the Animal Emergency Medical Center in 2007. Since then he has practiced emergency medicine full time in the Southern California region.

In his spare time he enjoys many outdoor activities, including surfing, biking, and motorcycles. 2 years ago he rescued a scruffy terrier, named Pia, who also enjoys running along the beach.

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.

Ambria Haddad, DVM

Associate Emergency Veterinarian

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Originally from Southern California, Dr. Ambria Haddad graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a Bachelor’s degree with a pre-vet option before earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Louisiana State University. Following graduation, she completed a small animal rotating internship at a specialty and emergency hospital in Las Vegas. She continued working in Las Vegas at a general practice hospital before returning to California to join Long Beach Animal Emergency. Emergency medicine has been her top interest since before veterinary school.

When not working, she spends time with her dogs, Will Truman and Carlton Banks, and her cats, Steve Buscemi and Gary Busey. Dr. Haddad also enjoys going to Dodger games and is always on the lookout for good live music venues.

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.

Valerie Flores

Administrative Assistant

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Originally from Southern California, Valerie joined the veterinary field 15 years ago as a Client Service Representative and is currently the Administrative Assistant. She has been with Long Beach Animal Emergency for the last 2 years.

In her free time, she enjoys watching sports with her husband Rocky and spending time with friends & family.

She has four wonderful pets, a Pug “Puggie Sue”, a Jack Russell mix “Dallas” and 2 cats, “Arthur Fonzerelli” & “Chops.”

Kathryn Andrew

RVT

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Kathryn Andrews has 5 yrs experience in the veterinary field. She received her Registered Veterinary Technician license in 2009 from the Professional Veterinary Assistant School.

Kathryn in her spare time loves to do many things such as going to the movies, beach, and of course the mall. She has a special interest in Critical Care. Kathryn or “Kat” as we call her here at Animal Emergency Referral Center, has a mini dachshund “Missy”, a calico cat “Bleachy” and new puppy “Africa”.

Sharifa Rastegar

RVT

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Bio coming soon.