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, otherwise known as TK, has been a valued part of the SAH team since 2008, and has lived in the Sacramento/Elk Grove area since 2007. Here at work, TK really enjoys interacting with clients and helping them expand their knowledge on how to keep their pets as healthy as possible. Aside from being an amazing RVT, TK is also a proud mom and wife, who loves to be home spending any extra time with her family out and about. She has 3 cats and a pug, who are a huge part of her family as well.

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 & Co-Lead Technician 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.

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.

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.

Jeffrey, Veterinary Assistant 2016

JeffreyJeffrey joined the SAH team in June of 2016 after graduating from UC Davis with a BS in Animal Science, specializing in companion animals. Entering the field of Veterinary Medicine, Jeffrey's passion and interest lies with hospitalized patients and pain management for our furry companions. He enjoys seeing our furry friends leave the hospital in a better shape than how they came in. Jeffrey lives with his two dogs, Claire, a Papillion/Pomeranian Mix, and Clover, a Pomeranian/Chihuahua Mix. While not at SAH, Jeffrey enjoys spending the day outdoors whether with friends or on a hike with his little girls. Jeffrey strives to become a Veterinarian in the far future but is enjoying the everchanging days at SAH, whether with the wonderful clients or their adorable companions.

Pauline, Veterinary Assistant 2017

PaulinePauline became a part of our SAH family in November of 2017. Eventually Pauline plans on going back to school to become a veterinarian, but for now she is one of the many great technicians here at Sacramento Animal Hospital. Outside of work, she enjoys outdoor sports and tries to get away to the mountains as often as possible. She also enjoys cooking, baking, and coming up with new recipes. When Pauline's not cooking it up in the kitchen or running along the bike trail, you'll find her spending time with her dog Lucy, a 4 year old Pitbull mix. Lucy likes to chase squirrels and loves cuddling up as close as possible to her mom. Pauline also has 2 weird, fun, loveable cats named Walnut and Daisy, who enjoy lounging around the house and bird watching from the window.

Gaby, Veterinary Assistant 2017

GabyGaby (a.k.a GG) joined the SAH team in April of 2017. Pictured are her fur children, Arya and Mango. GG enjoys eating cheese, dancing bachata, going on road trips, and organizing her apartment in her free time. She was born in Paraguay, raised in DC, and attended college in Tampa, FL. She graduated with her Integrative Animal Biology degree from the University of South Florida, and plans on attending vet school in the future. She loves her job here at SAH and can't wait to see your fur babies!

Jamie Adams, RVT 2017

JamieJamie joined the SAH team in November of 2017. She obtained her RVT license in 2016 after graduating from Carrington College. Jamie has a special interest in surgery, dentistry, and client education. She has a chihuahua named Abby who loves to go on walks and soak up the sun. Jamie's also a huge sports fan (Go Denver Broncos! and Oakland A's!) In her spare time, Jamie enjoys going to the movies, reading, hiking, and spending time with her family and her boyfriend. Jamie looks forward to growing as a technician with our SAH team!

Fia, Veterinary Assistant 2018

Fia Serafia, also known as Fia, joined our SAH team in April of 2018. Fia has been working in Veterinary Medicine since 2013. She's always had a love for animals along with a passion for their well-being for as long as she can remember. She's currently going to school part-time, working on her goal of becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. Outside of work, she lives with her Mexican hairless dog, Piglet, and her tabby cat, Hobbes. Fia enjoys drawing, traveling, hiking, and snuggling with her cat and dog. Someday she hopes to work with exotics and wildlife.



Sarah, Veterinary Assistant 2018

SarahSarah grew up in Roseville, CA and still lives in the area to this day. Sarah is in her last year of graduate school and eventually hopes to work as a school counselor. She has been a veterinary technician for 8yrs and loves it!! She has 2 cats that look identical and a chocolate lab named Brody.

Jay, Veterinary Assistant 2018

JayJay joined the SAH family in August of 2018 and is an aspiring veterinarian. When not working, he's usually being active, taking day trips to coastal cities and exploring all the hikes and trails that the West Coast has to offer. One of his hobbies is collecting cute seashells from all of the different beaches he visits. He absolutely loves taking his dog to the beach so he can be the majestic beast he was born to be. Jay has a sausage of a Chihuahua at home. While Jay likes to stay active, he also enjoys the slow-paced lifestyle. For example, he loves watching the sassy Golden Girls with a glass of wine in hand.

Meriveth, Kennel Attendant 2018

MerivethIn the summer of 2018 Meriveth joined the SAH team. She grew up in Brooklyn, NY where she worked as a cosmetologist for high-end hair salons. After moving to Sacramento in 2015 her passion for animals grew. From working at the California State Fair petting zoo, to volunteering at her local animal shelter. She then decided to work towards her Veterinary Assistant Certificate. She is currently working as a kennel attendant and is super excited for what her future holds here at SAH. Outside of work, Meri enjoys hanging out with friends and family including her two cats Mishu and Sterling. She also loves dogs and hopes to have same in the near future.