Meet The Doctors

Paul Cechner, DVM, DACVS

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Paul Cechner, a mobile surgical specialist, tends to our clinic's more complicated surgical cases, as he does for several hospitals in our community. Dr. Cechner graduated from veterinary school in 1973 from the University of Illinois and completed his surgical residency in 1976 at Purdue, where he worked as an Assistant Professor educating future veterinarians on surgical procedures until 1983.

When he is not busy with complex surgeries, Dr. Cechner stays busy with his own 5 furry family members at home.

Ginny De La Hoya, DVM

Medical Director

Dr. Ginny De La Hoya is a Los Angeles native. She graduated from the 
College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences in 
2010. She is married and has 6 fur babies, 4 dogs and 2 cats. She 
previously worked at a 24 hour emergency practice and did an internship in 
Emergency and Critical Care. Ginny joined or team late 2016. She enjoys 
hiking, the beach and traveling on her spare time. 

Yu Fen "Dr. Jen" Hwang, DVM

Dr. Jen is excited to be part of the Lakewood Pet Vet family! Dr. Jen is a New York native and received her undergraduate degree from 
Stony Brook University in NY. After graduating from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine she completed her clinical studies at the University of Illinois. She then successfully completed a rigorous small animal rotating surgery and medicine internship program at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in NYC. 

In October 2014, Dr. Jen made the permanent move to sunny SoCal. In her spare time, Dr. Jen enjoys trying new restaurants, excercise and spending time with her fiance Mike and Rupert the cat. She also loves relaxing, watching movies and yoga. 

Dr. Kristina Naef


Dr. Kristina Naef was born and raised in the South Bay. She attended  undergraduate school at Arizona State University, before pursuing a Master’s degree in biomedical sciences at Colorado State University. While  iving in Colorado, she worked for the Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic before moving to Indiana to complete her DVM at Purdue University. Her veterinary interests include behavior, soft tissue surgery,  ophthalmology and internal medicine. She has a passion for shelter medicine and enjoys volunteering with shelter and rescue groups. 

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Naef loves practicing yoga and whipping up  culinary delights! She enjoys music, hiking and spending time with her family, which includes two cats, Gordon and Wheatley.

Dr. Tiffany Dang

Dr. Tiffany Dang was born and raised in Huntington Beach. After graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health 
Sciences, she completed a rigorous one year rotating internship at Inland Valley Veterinary Specialist and Emergency Center where she gained 
experience in many fields including, emergency, internal medicine, oncology, surgery and shelter medicine. Outside of work Dr. Dang enjoys spending time with her fiance, trying out new food, baking and watching online cats and dogs videos. Her family consists of two dogs, cat, two lovebirds, box turtle and fish. 

Dr. Keunhong Lee

Dr. Keunhong Lee was born and raised in South Korea. He studied at Kyungpook National University and earned his D.V.M. degree in 2013. After serving 2 years in the military, he practiced small animal medicine at leading hospitals and clinics for 4 years. Meanwhile he completed Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates Certification Program (ECFVG) and received a California veterinarian license. He enjoys every aspect of veterinary medicine with an emphasis in preventative medicine, internal medicine and soft tissue surgery.
Dr. Lee has a 4 year old Japanese Spitz. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring new places and restaurants with his wife.
He also enjoys watching UFC, soccer and Netflix.