Meet Our Team

Isabel | Office Manager

Isabel is our Office Manager and has been with Newport Animal Hospital since March of 2011, but began her career in animal care in 2005. In addition to her work experience, she has an Associate’s degree from Irvine Valley College.

“Dr. Giannone is the best veterinarian I have ever seen in the industry,” she says “His experience of 32 years, as well as his work with all of his patients and staff, is really what shines the most. This hospital is also just like a family; we work very well together producing great care for all of our patients.”

At home, Isabel has two cats named Maggie and Kenny. She has also volunteered with Friends of OC Homeless Pets by fostering and bottle-raising several kitten litters. Her interests include spending time outdoors with her Husband and two small children

Nicole | Technician Supervisor

As Technician Supervisor, Nicole is responsible for organization, directing responsibilities, ordering medical supplies and making sure all tasks are completed in the treatment room. She has been with Newport Animal Hospital since opening our doors in March of 2011. She has a bachelors of Science from the University of California, Irvine and as earned certification as a veterinary assistant from the Animal Behavior College.

“The friendly and upbeat atmosphere here helps to make almost every client encounter a positive experience,” she says. “Dr. Giannone and Dr. Heathcock are a delight to work with and  teaching background leaves me with more knowledge by the end of each day.”

Nicole has 2 Shepherd/Lab mix breeds named Grizzly Bear and Kuma. Nicole enjoys hiking, spending time with her dogs and being in the sun.

Bagalee | Veterinary Technician 

Bagalee is a Veterinary Assistant that has been with Newport Animal Hospital Since 2013. She brings more that 20 years of experience in the animal care field, and hold's a Bachelor's degree of Science from California State University, Fullerton.

"My job may not be glamorous," she says, "but it's super rewarding. I love all of our patients, especially the puppies that I get to watch grow up."

Bagalee has two dogs and one cat. In her free time, she rescues English Bulldogs from shelters and finds homes for them. She also enjoys reading and going shopping with her dogs.

Taylere | Veterinary Technician 

Taylere is a Veterinary Assistant from Huntington Beach, CA. She is currently enrolled at Heritage college obtaining her Registered Veterinary License.  Eventually, her goal is to become a Wildlife Rehabilitator. 

When she is not working at the hospital she loves spending time with her 3-year-old Siberian Husky, "Shay".  Her hobbies include camping, hiking, fishing, and photography.  


Leslie | Client Services

Leslie is our newest member to the Newport Animal Hospital Family. With over 6 years of customer service, Leslie's outgoing and friendly personality brings great positivity to our team. Growing up with all different types of animals, she shows great compassion and care when it comes to our clients and their fur babies.

"Working here is the most amazing job ever! Dr. Giannone and Dr. Heathcock make it such a great experience for myself on a daily basis. I have never worked with more amazing and caring people. Seeing all of our patients so
excited to visit their doctor shows what an incredible team we have here"

In her spare time she loves to take her two mastiff mixes, "Mickey" and "Alpha" to the park. She also enjoys airsofting and spending time with her boyfriend Tyler.