4547 Telephone Rd., Ste A, Ventura, CA 93003 (map) info@ohanapethospital.com


957 Faulkner Road, Suite 101, Santa Paula, CA 93060 (map) infosp@ohanapethospital.com

Janessa Waltrip

Pharmacy Assistant

Janessa Waltrip, a Ventura County native, has always had a strong passion for animals ever since she was a little girl. Her family would often find her “playing vet” bandaging up her Beanie Babies with tissues and other odds and ends.

As a young adult, Janessa began actively pursuing her love of animals first my beginning to work as a Veterinary Assistant in 2012. She went on to graduate from U.C. Davis with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science in 2014.

Janessa joined Ohana Pet Hospital in August 2015 as a Veterinary Assistant and is now working as a Pharmacy Assistant to expand her knowledge of the pharmaceutical aspect of veterinary medicine. She is also a volunteer at the Ojai Raptor Center in pursuit of her other passion, to become a certified wildlife rehabilitator.

When not volunteering or working, Janessa spends quality time with her husband, Perry, whom she married in 2016, and their two cats, Kovu and Squeaks.