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 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.”


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 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 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”

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.