Meet the Five Star Family

Meet the Veterinarian & Team of Five Star Veterinary Center in Sylmar! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 818-362-6599 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr.-Alexander-Stern

Dr. Alexander Stern has been in practice since 1977, and opened Five Star Veterinary Center in his hometown of Sylmar in the summer of 1987.  Dr. Stern has special interest in internal medicine and selective surgical procedures. He enjoys building relationships with his clients and their pets. On his time off he enjoys keeping his mind and body active through daily visits to the gym, fishing and reading.

“I love my profession, and cherish my team members.”

Education

Bachelor of Science-University of Missouri Kansas City

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine- University of Zurich Switzerland

Residency in small animal medicine-University of Missouri Columbia

Associate Veterinarian –Santa Anita Small Animal Hospital under Dr. Ray Weitcamp

Jazmin-Bravo-Arroyo

Jazmin Bravo Arroyo is the practice manager at Five Star Veterinary Center and has been working in Veterinary medicine for the past 20 years. She is drawn to veterinary medicine because of her passion for helping people and their pets. During her time off she enjoys volunteering her time at her children’s elementary school in the PTA, traveling with her kids, and painting with her family.

“Cultivating relationships with people and their pets is the best part of the job

Veronica

Veronica Bravo has worked at Five Star since 2005 and has always been a charismatic and kind member of our team.  When she isn’t helping pets, she provides one on one care for an autistic adult. Her hobbies include traveling, spending time with her Godchildren, and exploring the culinary scene.

“Providing support to those in need is my favorite part”

Yolanda-Guzman

Yolanda Guzman joined the Five Star team in 2004 and has always been eager to expand her knowledge in veterinary medicine. Her love for all pets has always been a huge part in her life, from wildlife to livestock.  During her spare time away she enjoys: traveling, crafting, and baking treats for her dogs.

“I love my job and look forward to coming to work every day.”

Heidi-Guzman

Heidi Guzman is a newest addition to the Five Star team. She is currently a senior at California State Northridge obtained a Bachelor in theatre. She is excited to be working in a new field that helps pets. During her time away from work, she enjoys grooming dogs, acting in plays, and traveling.

“I am excited to start this new chapter in my life.”

Jennifer-Vasquez

Jennifer Vasquez has been in the veterinary medicine field since 2014 she is currently studying Veterinary technology at Pierce College.  Animals have always played a major part in her life. When she began volunteering at the shelter she knew that her future was meant to be in veterinary medicine. On her time off she enjoys hiking, traveling, and horseback riding.

Building relationships with clients and patients brings me great joy.”

Kara-Zarate

Kara Zarate has worked in the field since 2003 at 2 hospitals in the Sylmar area. Her favorite part of the job is helping to educate clients. Her hobbies include: fostering kittens, pet sitting, participating as a fundraising chair in her daughters cheerleading organization, and spending quality time with her family.

“I love having the opportunity to learn something new every day,”

At Five Star Veterinary Center our goal is to provide exceptional, compassionate care for you and your pets. We hope to guide you in your time of need, and teach you to be the best pet owner possible.We all have chosen this occupation because we deeply care about pets and their people. We consider ourselves a family because we feel very close to our patients, and our support staff at Five Star. We hope to be here for you through the good times and bad.  Thank you for taking a minute to read about us, and we look forward to forming a long relationship with you and your pet.