Ashley , Veterinary Assistant 2021
Ashley started working at SAH in June 2021 as a Kennel Attendant. Within a year, she worked her way up to Tech Assistant, and is now a Vet Assistant in training while she works on becoming a licensed Veterinary Technician. Animals have always been a part of her family since she was a baby with her earliest exposure being a protective Russian Wolfhound that would curl up around her. Her first job out of high school involved working with horses at her local stables, and ever since she has always been caring for animals in some capacity. Ashley is a huge fan of bully breeds and has a 3 year old Pit Bull mix named Clementine. She hopes to do more work advocating for Pit Bulls and other large breed dogs in the future.
Betsy , RVT & Lead Technician 2006
Betsy 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.
Brigid, Veterinary Assistant/Imaging Coordinator 2021
Brigid joined SAH in January of this year, after moving to Davis from Austin, TX. Camping, cooking vegan meals, and re-watching The Office are some of her favorite pastimes. Brigid’s best pal is her rescue cat, Scooter, and they enjoy long walks together every night. Brigid is passionate about animal welfare and client education, and strives to provide a comfortable and positive experience for all humans and pets she interacts with!
Cassie Hang, RVT 2020
Cassie joined the SAH family in Aug of 2020 and attained her degree in veterinary technology from her home state of Minnesota. She has always been fascinated with animals, inspired even, and found a career in veterinary medicine to help them live their best lives. New to Sacramento, her boyfriend Dave, two siberian huskies Khaleesi & Romeo Puff, and german shepherd mix Legend Dude are excited for the new adventures to come. Life outside of work includes roadtripping, exploring new places, camping, binge watching shows, the arts & projects, reading, and napping! And of course - all with the dogs... they're the best part. Cassie also welcomed home a bearded dragon named Mitsuki who enjoys riding on Legend's back & eating his grubs.
Fia , Veterinary Assistant 2018
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.
Guiselle, Veterinary Assistant, 2017
Guiselle, Veterinary Assistant, 2017 After leaving Marin County in 2017, Guiselle was hired at Sacramento Animal Hospital as a kennel attendant. The hospital quickly realized how valuable Guiselle's knowledge, skills, and passion were and she was promoted to veterinary assistant swiftly. On top of attending school to pursue her undergraduate degree, she also aspires to get her RVT license in the near future.
When she is not at work or school, Guiselle enjoys watching supernatural shows & movies, visiting family in the Bay area, and trying different types of food. Additionally, she loves to spend time with her two pets; Whiskey, a German Shepherd mix, and her tuxedo punisher kitty, Franky Castle.
Jack , Veterinary Assistant 2015
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.
Jackie , Veterinary Assistant 2016
Jackie 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.
Jay , Veterinary Assistant/Anesthesia Coordinator 2018
Jay 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.
Katy , RVT 2014
Katy 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.
Sophia , Veterinary Assistant 2021
Sophia joined the SAH team in July of 2021. She graduated from UC Davis in 2020 with a B.S. in Animal Science specializing in Companion and Captive Animals and has a variety of animal experiences ranging from canine and feline to laboratory mice and exotic pets. Sophia desires to positively impact her community by helping provide compassionate patient care. Outside of work, Sophia enjoys creating digital artwork, exercising, and spending time with Soup, her curious and extremely food motivated hamster.
Stephenie , Veterinary Assistant/Anesthesia Coordinator 2011
Stephenie 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, two dogs: Rue and Bandit, eight chickens, and a tortoise named Maui. Upon being hired, there were multiple Stephenie's working in the hospital, which is why it was an easy choice for Stephenie to go by "Phenie" instead. Phenie has a great enthusiasm for knowledge and strives daily to learn new techniques that can further benefit our clients and patients.
Tiffany , RVT & Co-Lead Technician 2013
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 laying with her pets and watching movies.
Vanesa , Veterinary Assistant 2021
Vanesa started her journey with the SAH family in May of 2021 as a kennel attendant. Her love for animals started with participating in 4-H and FFA by showing pigs and steer. Vanesa recently graduated from Sacramento state University with a B.S. in Biology where she spent time as an undergraduate researcher studying Bacterial Microbiology/Molecular Biology. Her love for science, preventative medicine, and animal welfare helped her blossom into a tech assistant and she is currently striving to grow into the role of a veterinary assistant. She plans on applying to Veterinary school in the near future in hopes of attaining her DVM and specializing in livestock animals. When she’s not working, she enjoys cooking, working out, hiking, and painting.