Our Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Newport Mesa Animal Hospital in Costa Mesa, California! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 949-642-2100 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!


  • Eric M. Irwin

    Administrator / Owner

    Eric owns Newport Mesa Animal Hospital with his wife Katie, and works as the Hospital…
  • Katie C. Irwin

    Co-Owner / Head Veterinary Technician

    Katie has been with the hospital since 2005. She began her work with us as an intern, and…


  • Angela Spaan

    Veterinary Receptionist

    Angela enjoys working with animals and is currently attending Orange Coast College for…
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    Ging Dimalanta

    Ging joined our reception team in November of 2017. You'll find her at the front desk…
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    Kevin Dirreen


    Kevin joined our team in February 2018.…
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    Lily Cole


    Lily joined our team in May of 2018.…
  • Kristina Fipps

    Office Manager

    Kristina has extensive experience in the veterinary field. After starting with us in 2013,…


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    Kirstin Cowart

    Veterinary Technician

    Kirstin joined our team in January of 2018.…
  • Alyson Sampuel

    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Alyson has worked in the veterinary field for over 10 years, and graduated from…
  • Krizia Reitano

    Assistant Manager, RVT

    Krizia starting working with us in May of 2012. She's a Registered Veterinary Technician…
  • Patrick Espinoza

    Veterinary Technician

    Patrick has been with us since 2012. He started out as a kennel attendant, and now works…
  • Jorge Fregozo

    Veterinary Technician

    Jorge was hired alongside Patrick. He has quickly advanced through hard work and training,…

    Kennel Attendants / Veterinary Assistants

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    Eema Moravej

    Veterinary Assistant

    Eema has worked for the NMAH family for a number of years, cross training over multiple…
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    Kaitlyn Giroux

    Kennel Attendant

    Kaitlyn was recently hired and works as a kennel attendant. We're excited to have her as…
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    Natalia Jones

    Kennel Attendant

    Natalia is another new team member who works as a kennel attendant. We're excited to have…
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    Zee Alfarouk

    Kennel Attendant

    Zee joined our team in April of 2018.…

    Medical Record Entry

  • Angela Jackson-Brunning

    Medical Record Entry

    Angela has been with us since 2012, and has been working with animals for the last 18…
  • Elke Christ

    Medical Record Entry

    Originally from Illinois, Elke has been an animal lover since before she could walk.…

    Specialty Doctors

  • Dr. Paul Cechner

    Board Certified Surgeon - On Call

    Mobile surgery specialist Dr. Paul Cechner takes care of our hospital’s more complicated…