Sacramento Animal Hospital's Technicians and Assistants

Betsy, RVT & Lead Technician 2006

BetsyBetsy joined SAH in 2006 while she finished her M.S. in Animal Science at UC Davis studying dairy cattle. She grew up with a large pet family which at one point included 7 cats, 3 dogs, and 6 rabbits. Caring for companion animals has always been an important part of Betsy's life, yet working as a technician really developed her love for medicine and helping pets live healthy, happy lives. Betsy currently lives with a Bull Terrier "Desi", Labrador mix "Simon", and tabby cat "Mr. Monks". Outside of work, you can find Betsy running, building things around the house, and gardening.

Tiffany K, RVT 2008

TiffanyTiffany (nicknamed TK) has been part of the SAH team since 2008 and has lived here in the Sacramento/Elk Grove area since 2007. She recently took a couple years off to spend extra time with her kids, but couldn't resist coming back to work with us! Here at work, Tiffany really enjoys interacting with clients and expanding their knowledge on how to keep their pets as healthy as possible. She additionally enjoys surgery, dentistry, and greeting animals with a happy squeaky voice. Outside of work, Tiffany lives with her husband, their three kids, and three dogs. She loves to spend time with her kids on her days off, usually doing something out and about.

Tina, Veterinary Assistant & Lead Technician 2010

TinaTina joined the SAH team in 2010 after working at a veterinary clinic in Kodiak, AK for 3 years. At a very young age, Tina promptly recognized the bond between pets and their owners and has always been drawn to veterinary medicine. After treating her dogs like they were her children for years, she and her husband welcomed twin sons into their family. They are currently raising their twins alongside their German Wirehaired Pointer, Axel, who always manages to find a spot on the couch with the entire family. Everyone in the family loves being outdoors, whether it is in the mountains or on the beach, where Tina and her husband grew up. Tina LOVES working here at SAH where everyone shares the same obsession with their pets as she does and she can usually be found giving staff members hugs. Having seen the hospital grow so greatly in the last few years, she is excited for her future here at SAH.

Stephenie ("Phenie"), Veterinary Assistant 2011

StephenieStephenie joined us in 2011 after graduating from UC Davis with a B.S. degree in Animal Science. Shephenie and her husband live on 2.5 acres with their 2 daughters. They have two horses: Buster and Aly, and three dogs: Daisy, Rue, and Bandit. There are three "Stephanie's" at SAH, so to prevent any confusion, this Stephenie goes by "Phenie", but she'll answer to either name. Phenie has a great enthusiasm for knowledge and strives daily to learn new techniques that can further benefit our clients and patients.

Kassie, RVT 2013

KassieKassie joined SAH in April 2013 after graduating from Carrington College's Veterinary Technology program. She is specifically interested in anesthesia, emergency medicine, and dentistry. Kassie also works with her family owned non-profit dog rescue called "One More Dog". She has 3 dogs, an Aussie mix named Sarabi, a Cattle dog named Shenzi, and a Sheltie named Rafiki, along with a cat named Zooey. With a future goal of working in human genetics, she is currently very happy being a part of the SAH team. In her spare time, Kassie likes hiking and camping with her dogs, and reading non-fiction books.

Tiffany, RVT 2013

Tiffany P.Tiffany joined our SAH team in June of 2013 and got her RVT license later that year in November. She has a Chihuahua Pomeranian mix named Boo, a Pomeranian named Murphy, a German Shepherd named Rocky, and 2 cats: Tux and Trinity. Tiffany and her family go to Denver, Colorado every year to watch the Denver Bronco's play in their hometown. She also enjoys getting out of the house to shoot some hoops, going to the drive-ins in her '65 El Camino, and lying with her pets and watching movies.

Amanda, RVT 2013

AmandaAmanda graduated from a veterinary technology program in 2012 and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2014. She joined the SAH family in September of 2013 and is such an asset to our team! Originally Amanda went to school for almost four years to work toward being an Ophthalmologist, but she realized that she prefers to work in veterinary medicine. Amanda particularly enjoys helping our patients through all aspects of surgery: preparing them for procedures, monitoring anesthesia, and making sure they are comfortable afterward. Dentistry is another aspect of veterinary medicine that Amanda enjoys. Taking and reading oral radiographs and extracting diseased teeth are fascinating to her; she also enjoys seeing how much it benefits the patient in the long run. At home, Amanda lives with her German Shepherd, Roofus, who is always finding new ways to be a big goofy dog and entertain her. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys hiking, camping, and spending time with her family.

Katy, RVT 2014

KatyKaty received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Chico State in 2009 before pursuing her passion for animals. She graduated from vet tech school in Reno in May 2012, where she spent a few years as an Licensed Veterinary Technician at small animal hospitals. Katy has worked with all types of furry and non-furry friends while completing externships at the Dallas Zoo Hospital and the PAWs Wildlife Foundation. She moved to Sacramento in June, 2014 and feels so lucky to have found her place with the SAH family. She has a special interest in dental procedures, especially when surgical extractions are warranted. Outside of work, Katy enjoys spending time in the sun boating, snowboarding, rafting, or at the river with her pups, Pongo and Mickey Mouse.

Kevin, Veterinary Assistant 2015

KevinKevin joined the SAH team in June 2015 after completing his BS in Animal Science at UC Davis. He has had a great love of animals since he was a child; even little 6-year-old Kevin said he wanted to be an "animal psychologist" when he grew up. Clinical genetics and emergency care are Kevin's particular areas of interest. Kevin lives with his dog Alan, an 11-year-old lab mix, and two cats, Opal and Hazelnut. During his off time, Kevin enjoys playing Frisbee, watching Netflix, and hiking. Working with animals is a dream come true for Kevin, who hopes to go to UC Davis Veterinary School within a few years.

Stephanie G. (Gilly), Veterinary Assistant 2016

Gilly Stephanie, aka "Gilly" as she is the 3rd Stephanie here at SAH, started in February 2016. She graduated from a Veterinary Technician program in 2012 and has known about her passion and love for animals since she was a little girl. Now Gilly loves being a member of the SAH team! Gilly is the proud owner of her Pit Bull "Lola", her Lab mix "Booga-Bear", a feisty orange tabby cat "Tyrion", and her deaf kitty "Ninja". She also has 2 rats named "Princess Leia" and "Crescent". Gilly is very interested in dermatology and nutrition since her Pit Bull has skin issues and food allergies. In her spare time, Gilly loves being out in the pool with Lola, hiking, and training for her next Spartan race.

Jackie, Veterinary Assistant 2016

JackieJackie joined Sacramento Animal Hospital in September 2016 after living in Humboldt County for nearly a decade. She graduated from Humboldt State University with a Bachelor's degree in English, but then decided to pursue a job at a small animal veterinary hospital in Arcata. Now she's back in Sacramento to be closer to family, and so glad to be part of the SAH team! Jackie grew up in a family of Veterinary Technicians on a ranch with cats, dogs, chickens, and horses. She considers animal care to be an integral part of her life. Currently she has two dogs, an Italian Greyhound named "Seester" and a Terrier mix named "Bitty", who both love to sun bathe with Jackie while she reads on the balcony.

Jack, Veterinary Assistant 2015

Jack Jack joined the SAH team in early 2015. He grew up in Sacramento and is still deciding what he wants to do for his career. Never having worked in a veterinary environment before, Jack is excited to see where SAH takes him! A great addition to the team, Jack does an excellent job keeping the hospital looking pristine. He is even learning how to work with the animals a bit more and is excited to gain even more knowledge. His favorite aspect of his job is getting to be around and work with the dogs and cats. Outside of work, Jack keeps it low key, mainly hanging out at home with his young bouncy German Shepherd mix named Whisky. If he can top it off by watching the Bronco's (aka. Super Bowl 50 Champions) win a football game, that's a big bonus.