Yoneko was born and raised on the Central Coast. While going to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in Carlsbad, CA she started volunteering full time with a dog rescue. It was during that time that she discovered a desire to pursue a career in Animal Wellness. In 2009 Yoneko started working for a group of Equine Veterinarians in Murrieta, CA and has been in the Veterinary field ever since. With a move in 2012 back to the Central Coast, she immediately started working for a local small animal veterinary clinic. Additionally, she has provided relief work to several local veterinary clinics, volunteered with non-profit organizations benefiting animal rescue programs, and participated in numerous Career Days for local elementary and middle schools.

Yoneko has worked as a kennel, CSR, Vet Assistant, Surgical Assistant, Dept. Lead (Exam Room and Pharmacy), and Dept. Supervisor (CSR) - she has moved quickly learning all she can in her multiple roles. She is passionate about animal advocacy and doing her part to support the bonds between people and their companion pets.

When not providing her expertise to the veterinary world she loves to go Rockhounding, hiking with Max (the most perfect German Shorthair Pointer), camping, reading and enjoying quality food with good friends.