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Meet The Doctors

Paul Cechner, DVM

Mobile surgery specialist Paul Cechner, D.V.M, D.A.C.V.S. takes care of our hospital’s more complicated surgery cases, as he does for several hospitals in our community. He graduated from Veterinary School in 1973 from the University of Illinois and completed his surgical residency in 1976 at Purdue, where he stayed on as an Assistant Professor of Surgery through 1983.

When he is not involved in the surgical treatment of the pets of the Los Angeles area, his animal family of five cats keeps him busy at home.


Frances Acevedo, DVM

Medical Director

Dr. Frances Acevedo is originally from Ponce, Puerto Rico. She received her undergraduate degree in Animal Science from UC Davis and her DVM degree from Kansas State University in 2010.

She shares her home with a pug mix named Scrappy and a crazy Vizsla named Reagan. In her free time she enjoys traveling, going to Crossfit, and taking her Vizsla to agility classes.


Keunhong Lee, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Keunhong Lee was born and raised in South Korea. He studied at Kyungpook National University and earned his D.V.M. degree in 2013. After serving 2 years in the military, he practiced small animal medicine at leading hospitals and clinics for 4 years. Meanwhile he completed Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates Certification Program (ECFVG) and received a California veterinarian license. He enjoys every aspect of veterinary medicine with an emphasis in preventative medicine, internal medicine and soft tissue surgery.
Dr. Lee has a 4 year old Japanese Spitz. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring new places and restaurants with his wife.
He also enjoys watching UFC, soccer and Netflix.



Joseph Lan, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

 Dr. Lan has been part of our team for many years! Before starting veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences in 2013, Dr. Lan was working as a technician at our flagship location, Bixby Animal Clinic. Once Dr. Lan graduated in 2017, he returned to our Bixby location and later joined the Lincoln Animal Hospital team! 

Dr Lan specializes in small animals but has an interest in working with exotic animals in the future!