Technical Staff

Team Member: Angie, RVT
Position at our hospital: Senior Registered Veterinary Technician/Technical Supervisor
Years in the veterinary field: 18 years
Favorite Animal(s): Cats
Her fur family: Gus and Chaos
A little more about Angie: “I am a 2000 graduate from UC Davis with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science, and worked at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) for two years while obtaining my degree. For 5 years, I worked in small animal practice before moving to a specialty practice where I worked in the surgery and oncology departments. I have been with this hospital since its opening in 2006.”

 

Team Member: Wendy, RVT
Position at our hospital:  Senior Registered Veterinary Technician
Years in the veterinary field: 19 years
Favorite Animal(s): Orange Tabby Cat
Her fur family: Pirate (Boxer),  Jude (Tabby), Mercury (Tabby), and Eleanor (Black cat)
A little more about Wendy: “I enjoy going to the beach with my son on weekends, particularly Morro Bay.    On my off-time, I like listening to The Beatles and beer/wine tasting.  Some of my hobbies include, spending time with my son (I’m a sports mom!), managing Tower District events such as the Rogue Festival, teaching at SJVC, and craft beer tasting.”

 

 

Team Member: Melody, RVT
Position at our hospital: Senior Registered Veterinary Technician
Years in the veterinary field: 18 years
Favorite Animal(s): Birds and pygmy goats
Her fur family: I only have 11 dogs rights now, which is the fewest I’ve had in a quite some time.  I also have two house cats, a Goffin’s cockatoo, a cockatoo, 1 African Grey, a conure, two macaws, numerous lovebirds, 7 goats, and a sulcata tortise.
A little more about Melody: “My first job as a technician was intended to just be for experience that I could put on my vet application, but I soon realized veterinary nursing was my niche.  Looking back, I realize I have always had a tendency to want to care for injured and orphaned animals.  For my family, it was a normal thing to have anything from puppies to piglets in our house, usually in various stages of bottle raising or convalescence.   I remember my sister and I once had a pair of goslings, Burt and Ernie, that would follow us everywhere, including into the house.  That lifestyle had carrier over into my adult life, and I’ve be lucky enough to marry someone who supports me in all of my “animal projects,” the most recent of which is bottle raising a baby pygmy goat.  I have also recently discovered my passion for birds, specifically large parrots, and am working toward becoming involved in parrot rescue.  Last year I began teaching veterinary surgery and anesthesia class for the vet tech program at San Joaquin Valley College, and am enjoying it more than I ever thought possible.  I know I’ve chosen the perfect career for myself because each day on the way home from work, no matter which job I’m coming from, I think to myself, “Man, I’m so lucky!  I love my life!‘”

 

Team Member:  Francisco
Position at our hospital: Senior Veterinary Assistant
Years in the veterinary field: 6 years
Favorite Animal(s): German Shepherds, cats, tigers, and wolves.
His fur family: Bach (German Shepherd) and Galileo (German Shepherd)
A little more about Francisco: “My lifelong dream is to be a police officer in a K-9 unit but working with animals has always been on of my passions.  I always feel good when I come into work and save a life.  Working in emergency takes a different breed of people and I am proud to say I work with some amazing doctors and support staff.  When I’m not working at the emergency hospital, I am occupied with my other passion, playing music.  I have been playing music for over 15 years.  My main instrument is trumpet but over the years I have picked up guitar, bass, and piano.  On my days off, me and my dog like to go for runs and sometimes we drive to the beach and spend the day there.”

 

Team Member: JacquiDSC_0899
Position at our hospital: Registered Veterinary Technician and Technical Staff Educator
Years in the veterinary field: 6 years
Favorite Animal(s): Hippo
Her fur family: T-Bone (Pitt-Mix/Rockstar) and Izzy (Rott-Mix/My Fluffy Princess0)
A little more about Jacqui: “I’m a silly animal lover with a deep passion for this field.  I grew up a science geek and math lover and my love of animals seemed to be a part of me since birth.  I hope to use my drive and passion to help as many animals/people as possible.  I live to share my life goal with others.  I’m a young, positive, compassionate, nerd with a big heart.”

 

Team Member: Priscilla
Position at our hospital: Veterinary AssistantDSC_1018
Years in the veterinary field: 11 years
Favorite Animal(s): Horses
Her fur family: A horse named Falco, a Pitt-Bull named Pheonix, an American Bulldog named Leonidas, a terrier mix named Zee, and two cats named Denver, and Dexter.
A little more about Priscilla: “I earned my AS degree in Veterinary Technology in 2008.  I absolutely love my job and truly feel this is what I was meant to do the rest of my life.  I rescue everything from horses, dogs, cats, snakes, birds, rats, etc.  I love being outdoors, jogging with my dogs, riding my horse and playing with my crazy cats.  I enjoy client education/awareness in order to  keep their pets healthy and safe.  I especially enjoy venipuncture and seeing critical patients pull through the most amazing injuries and illnesses with the help of our amazing staff here at FVSEC.”

 

 

Team Member: JacquelineDSC_1026
Position at our hospital:  Registered Veterinary Technician
Favorite Animal(s): Dogs and farm animals
Years in the veterinary field: 6 years
Her fur family: A chihuahua named Mary, a pit-mix named Tigger, and a hairless rat named Mr. Pinky.
A little more about Jacqueline: “I recently moved to the Fresno area from the San Fernando Valley where I was born and raised.  I obtained my A.S. degree from Pierce College and received my RVT license in September 2014.  Since I can remember, I always had a passion for animals and knew this was the career I wanted to pursue.  My love for animals grew each year until I was able to obtain my first job at a veterinary clinic and have been moving forward every since.”

 

Team Member: Jennifer , RVTgDSC_0022
Position at our hospital: Registered Veterinary Technologist
Favorite Animal(s): Any and all animals
Years in the veterinary field: 4 years
Her fur family: Princess, a Schipperke/Pomeranian mix, that has been with my during the most momentous parts of my life.  I also have Geass, a Maine Coon mix that I found as a 5 week old kitten wandering the streets.
A little more about Jennifer: “I grew up in Santa Cruz county and left after high school to attend Cal Poly Pomona, where I received my B.S. degree in Animal Science.  I am a major anime and video game nerd and proud of it!  I am a bit quirky, but that’s what makes me so interesting.”

 

 

 

Team Member: Sherie
Position at our hospital:  Senior Veterinary Assistant
Favorite Animal(s): All except spiders and insects
Years in the veterinary field: 16 years
Her fur family: Dogs, cats, chickens, and ducks
A little more about Sherie: “I’m quiet.”

 

 

 

Team Member: Shey
Position at our hospital:  Registered Veterinary Technician
Favorite Animal(s): Horse
Years in the veterinary field: 7 years
Her fur family: Ares an Australian Shepherd and Olive a kitty.
A little more about Shey: “I’m originally from Santa Cruz and moved to Fresno in 2014.  I came from human medicine (EMT) but realized animal medicine was my true passion.  I spend my free time with my two children, Chloe and Fox, and my fabulous husband.  We love movies, music, anything outdoors, as well as spending time with our dog and cat, Ares and Olive!”

 

Team Member: Johanna
Position at our hospital:Veterinary Assistant
Favorite Animal(s): Great Danes
Years in the veterinary field: 2 1/2 years
Her fur family: Two dogs
A little more about Johanna: “I graduated from SJVC in 2015 and have been working in the field since.  I love to travel and am addicted to coffee and all things Disney.”

 

 

 

Team Member: Chase
Position at our hospital:  Veterinary Assistant
Favorite Animal(s): Dogs
Years in the veterinary field: First Year
His fur family: 3 dogs (Mama’s, Papa’s, and CeCe) and a cat named Bee.
A little more about Chase: “I like spending time outdoors camping, hiking, and fishing.”

 

 

 

 

 

Team Member: Ariel
Position at our hospital:  Veterinary Assistant
Favorite Animal(s): Horses
Years in the veterinary field: 1 year
Her fur family: 3 horses
A little more about Ariel: “I love spending time with my horses and working with animals.  I am attending the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician program in hopes of one day becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician.”

 

 

 

Team Member: Kristina
Position at our hospital:  Registered Veterinary Technician
Favorite Animal(s): Penguin and Akitas
Years in the veterinary field: 7 years
Her fur family: Sir Galahad, Mr. Darcy, Nyssa, Bert, and Nala
A little more about Kristina: “I started in the field helping a friend at a pop-up wellness and vaccine clinic.  Previously, I worked in Alzheimer’s and dementia care and hadn’t considered the veterinary technician program as an option.  I’ve worked with programs to foster perts for deployed military members and have been rescuing my whole life.  This felt natural and like I’d found my true calling.”

 

Team Member: Patrece
Position at our hospital:  Veterinary Assistant
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Team Member: Laura
Position at our hospital:  Veterinary Assistant
Favorite Animal(s): Giraffe
Years in the veterinary field: Less than a year
Her fur family: 3 small chihuahua’s, 2 large dogs, 3 cats, and 4 rats.
A little more about Larua:  “I have loved animals as far as I can remember.  I enjoy taking my dogs to Shaver Lake and the beach.  I was born in Ensenada, Mexico and raised in Laguna Beach.  I previously attended SJVC.”

 

Team Member: Selina
Position at our hospital:  Veterinary Assistant
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Team Member: Alexis
Position at our hospital:  Veterinary Assistant
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Team Member: Jamie
Position at our hospital:  Veterinary Assistant
Favorite Animal(s): Elephant and Jellyfish
Years in the veterinary field: 4 years
Her fur family: Two GSD and 6 cats
A little more about Jamie: “My dream has always been to work with animals.  I couldn’t see myself at a job without any pets!  My life revolves around my husband and our son and our fur children.  We love to cuddle and watch movies to no end!”

 

Team Member: Brenda
Position at our hospital:  Senior Registered Veterinary Technician
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Client Service Liaisons

 Team Member: Bill 
Position at our hospital: Client Service Liaison
Years in the veterinary field: 9 years
Favorite Animal(s): Far too many
His fur family: Vincent Price (a majestic black cat) and Stu (bunny)
A little more about Bill: “I grew up in the Midwest and relocated to Fresno from 8 years of living in Northern California.  Having worked for the past 25 years, I’d have to say this is by far the most rewarding job I’ve had thus far.  Clients are quick to spot my other passion when they comment on my film strip tattoo.”

 

 

Team Member: Courtney
DSC_1019Position at our hospital:  Client Service Liaison
Favorite Animal(s): Cute furry ones (or stingrays)
Years in the veterinary field: 3 years
Her fur family: A lot of rescue cats!
A little more about Courtney:  “I have always had a passion for helpless animals.  I have rescued many cats and kittens over the years.  My friends call me the “crazy cat lady” because I have so many and always have a foster or two.  I love helping people and animals in all situations.  I graduated from CSU Fresno’s teaching credential program in 2012, but have chosen a different career path.  On my days off, you can find me watching movies with my fiance and cuddling our kitties.”

 

 

Team Member: Peter
Position at our hospital:  Client Service Liaison DSC_1035
Favorite Animal(s): The Hungry Hungry Hippo and Dinosaurs
Years in the veterinary field: 2 year
His fur family: Lots,
A little more about Peter: “It is a little known and not true fact that Peter in an eccentric millionaire hiding from greedy potential inheritors.  While he misses home, he does not miss the cutthroat world of Salt Water Taffy distribution.  It is as well know (although far more accurate) to describe Peter as the quietish one that enjoys reading, board games, going to th

 

 

Team Member: Kassie
Position at our hospital:  Client Service Liaison DSC_0028
Favorite Animal(s): Dog
Years in the veterinary field: 4 years
Her fur family: Three American Staffordshire Terriers
A little more about Kassie: “I love working in the veterinary field!  I think it’s so exciting and interesting.  I have always dreamed for working in this field and I am following my dream  I love to spend time with my three fur babies and watching movies are home.”

 

 

Team Member: Annie
Position at our hospital:  Client Service Liaison 
Favorite Animal(s): Cats and Dogs
Years in the veterinary field: 2 years
Her fur family: 3 cats and 1 dog
A little more about Annie: “I enjoy playing tennis and going on night runs/walks.  I am an animal lover who is passionate in continuing my education in the veterinary field.  Right now I have a total of four animals (3 cats and 1 dog).  I love cuddling with my fur babies and watching movies :).”

 

 

 

Team Member: Jessie
Position at our hospital:  Client Service Liaison
Favorite Animal(s): Wolf, goats, sheep, and moose
Years in the veterinary field: 3 months
Her fur family: Nala-a chubby German Shepherd, Pepper-deaf corgi/queensland, and Gumbo-flemish giant mix
A little more about Jessie: “I am currently a student at Fresno State, double majoring in Animal Science and Ag Education.  I own a herd of competitive Boer Goats and am part of Theismore Livestock Company, which was established in 2015.  I compete in state-wide and national goat events and enjoy volunteering at a sheep ranch in Sanger.  I am interested in livestock showing, genetics, and teaching.”

 

 

Team Member: Jessica
Position at our hospital:  Client Service Liaison
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Years in the veterinary field: 6 years
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Team Member: Caitlyn
Position at our hospital:  Client Service Liaison
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Administration

Team Member: Brandee, B.S.
Position at our hospital: Hospital Manager
A little more about Brandee: “I have worked in the Veterinary field for over 16 years, first starting at 15 years of age as a kennel assistant in the Bay Area.  I moved to Fresno in 2001 to attend Fresno State, which I graduated from the 2005 with a degree in Criminology-Victimology.  While attending Fresno State, I worked at as an veterinary assistant at a local veterinary emergency clinic before taking an opportunity at Central California Veterinary Specialty Center (CCVSC) .  Following the passing of ownership in 2007, I was promoted to Practice Manager.  I worked as Practice Manager for CCVSC until our current ownership purchased the practice in 2009, where I continued my role as Practice Manger for Fresno Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center. In 2016 I was awarded the VECCS Practice Manager of the Year Award, and now sit on the VECCS Practice Management Committee.

I enjoy all aspects of my job, but find communication with clients and treatment of patients the most rewarding.  I am a firm believer in client education and open communication, and believe in offering the highest level of care to our patients and clients.

When not working, I enjoy spending time running with my dogs, cleaning my house (weird that I enjoy doing that!), cooking, and reading.  As the owner of parrots, a majority of my free time is controlled by them.  My other special interests include sports medicine, geology, and anatomy.  To this day I could not imagine not working with animals, and I am blessed to have a career working with them full-time.”