About Our Veterinary Staff

Our Veterinarians and In-House Specialists
Clifton Machado

Dr. Clif Machado

Chief Executive Officer
Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Clif Machado grew up working in a veterinary hospital with his dad. Starting as a 10-year-old giving dogs baths to becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Machado prides himself in knowing all the ins and outs that go into a veterinary hospital. Originally from San Francisco, he earned is DVM from the University of Illinois in 2018 and his special interests include dentistry and internal medicine. When Dr. Machado is not practicing veterinary medicine, he enjoys time outdoors, playing basketball, and spending time with his wife (who is also a vet!) and their two Labs - Benny and Suzy.
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Myrna Allen RVT

Practice Manager
I’ve spent the last two decades of my career working my way through every role imaginable to the vet-med World... From volunteering in animal shelters to Veterinary Receptionist, from Kennel Attendant to Veterinary Assistant, from Veterinary Technician to RVT... And the story continues as I enjoy my role as a Veterinary Practice Manager here at Belmont Pet Hospital. Over the years, however, the bottom line has always remained the same – My heart is and has always been split into two equal halves – People and animals.

I am a pet owner myself, and my animals are my World. Every day, I strive to structure this practice in such a way that reflects the heart of the matter, which is why we are here, and why we do what we do as veterinary professionals.

Each and every staff member within this practice has been selected to be part of this team not only for their professional knowledge and abilities... but, for their shared passion for people and animals, for their kindness, for their high ethical standards, and for their willingness to treat their role as far more than just an assigned duty. Their genuine dedication to our clients and patients is consistently apparent in everything they do.

In stepping into the role of a Veterinary Practice Manager, my promise to this practice, to our clients and to our patients is to lead in such a way that reflects both my professional roots and my roots as a lifelong animal lover and pet owner with high, undying hopes of leaving behind a positive influence on the veterinary world as a whole. You have many choices for your pets' veterinary care needs, and we are honored to have your trust.

As we continue to grow and evolve as a practice, we hope to serve you in such a way that puts your mind at ease, knowing your pets are in loving, committed and capable hands.
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Chris, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician
Chris has been working as a veterinary Technician since about 2008, eventually accomplished his RVT license and has been enjoying the diversity of veterinary medicine since then. In his off time, he spends time with family, walks his cats or finds time to play guitar.
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Asami, RVT

Lead Registered Veterinary Technician.
Hi I'm Asami. I was born and raised in the Bay Area and have always had pets growing up, starting with pocket pets (hamsters and rats). I eventually got a 6-week-old Chihuahua from my friend's litter, and I was hooked on those beady eyes and saucy-but-sweet spirit. I discovered vet tech as a career when I was a receptionist at a clinic back in 2010 and decided I want to give it a shot. I started off in shelter medicine while I went to school to be a tech, eventually graduating and acquiring my RVT license, and I haven't looked back since. I worked in shelter medicine for 6 years but decided to move on to expand my skills and knowledge in the field and worked at an ER for a brief time. I really enjoy building relationships with clients and patients in general practice and to help them have the best life in good health with their family. I currently have a 13 year old Chihuahua mix named June that loves to get attention and dressed up and we are very happy to be a part of the Belmont Pet Hospital family.
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Veterinary Technician
Michelle was born and raised in San Francisco. She has been working with animals for 3 years and has been at Belmont Pet Hospital since Nov. 2022. She is currently enrolled in a veterinary technician program with plans to complete in Spring of 2024. Michelle has two cats and a dog named Diablo.
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Veterinary Technician
My name is Josh. I was born in San Francisco and spent the majority of my life in the Bay Area. I am a Veterinary Technician with a small interest in Botany. I started off at the Peninsula Humane Society as a vet assistant working with stray and surrendered animals before they were put up for adoption and then moved to anesthesia work at Spay and Neuter Clinic. I love animals so much and being able to work with them so much makes me incredibly happy. One day I hope to create my own animal sanctuary and forest.
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Client Service Representative
Hello, my name is Da’ja and I’ve worked with dogs and cats for a little over 6 years. Working with animals has always been a huge passion of mine for years. I really enjoy working here at BPH as a CSR, meeting and greeting clients and their small/large fur babies, seeing clients happy that BPH staff is here to help take care of their fur babies and seeing the smiles on their faces makes me extremely happy. Thank you for choosing Belmont Pet Hospital as your veterinary clinic.
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Client Service Representative
I'm Alicia, born and raised in San Francisco. I've been working in this industry for about 10 years now. I love working with animals and hearing the stories pet parents share. I have two fur babies of my own, a dog and a cat. When I'm not working, I am usually with family or friends and love cooking in my down time.

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Hospital/Kennel Assistant
I was born and raised in Virginia and have been traveling and working in so many unique places since 2018. I have a lot of experience with animals, working with them and training them both personally and professionally. I have previously worked more in the kennel or boarding areas for most of my professional career, but this is my first time working in a pet hospital and I am always happy to continue to learn.
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Hospital/Kennel Assistant
Hi, my name is Myla and I’ve been working with domestic pets for as long as I can remember. I’m a Bay Area native and 1st generation Filipino. I’ve been through many struggles, including homelessness, but my love for dogs sparked when I found my 1st dog in an abandoned garage during that difficult period in my life. Ever since then I have never looked back and continue to enjoy caring for all animals.
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