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Technicians and Assistants

Technicians and Assistants

Carmella

Carmella
Hospital Assistant, 2024

Carmella’s love for animals started with an endearing Delaware chicken on her abuelita’s farm. Her compassion for all living things and passion for learning continues to expand and overlap into different fields. She graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Animal Biology. During her time there, she gained research and veterinary medicine experience that solidified her desire to continue the path to veterinary school. When Carmella is not eagerly looking for birds, bugs and plants out on her adventures, she enjoys experimenting with food, gardening, creating art and spending time with her two cheeky rabbits, Gilbert and Eleanor. 

Lyzette

Lyzette
Veterinary Assistant 2023

Lyzette started working at Sacramento Animal Hospital in February of 2023. She graduated from UC Davis with a bachelors degree in Animal Science  and is now one of the hospital’s veterinary assistants. “I love that I am able to come to work everyday and help care for the animals while also working alongside the best people”. Lyzette has loved animals since she was a little girl and decided to pursue a career in the veterinary field to help care and advocate for them and their health. She plans on applying to veterinary school in the future, specializing in companion animals. She currently also has one dog of her own. His name is Max and he is her absolute best friend. They love spending their time playing frisbee at the park, hiking or going on road trips together. When her hobbies don’t include Max, Lyzette loves cooking, binge watching movies/tv shows and traveling. 

Martin

Martin
Veterinary Assistant 2019

Meet Martin, a dedicated member of the Sacramento Animal Hospital family who has practically grown up within the walls of our hospital. As the son of one of our hospital owners, Martin's journey in the world of veterinary care began early on. Starting as a kennel assistant, he quickly grasped the essential role that veterinary support staff plays in ensuring the well-being of our furry friends.

Currently enrolled at Carrington College, Martin is pursuing his passion for animal care with the goal of becoming a registered veterinary technician. His academic pursuits reflect his commitment to providing the highest level of care to the animals that come through our doors.

Beyond his professional aspirations, Martin's love for animals extends to his personal life. Outside of work and school, you'll often find him immersed in tending to his family's diverse menagerie. From goats and chickens to donkeys, dogs, and cats, Martin has a deep appreciation for the beauty and diversity of the animal kingdom.

While Martin may be on a serious career path, he can't escape the playful dynamic of being the hospital's "little brother." Despite his probable reluctance to admit it, his presence adds a touch of familial warmth to Sacramento Animal Hospital, creating a nurturing environment for both our team and the pets we care for. Martin's journey is a testament to the values we hold dear – a passion for animals, dedication to excellence, and the spirit of family that defines our hospital.

Max

Max
Veterinary Assistant 2023

Joining our team in 2023, Max has proven to be a great addition! Max has loved animals ever since he can remember. Stemming from his passion for animals and his desire to continue learning, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from UCSC. He impresses us daily with his inquisitive nature. When not hard at work, he enjoys time with his two cats, Luit and Doob, whom he affectionately refers to as “his girls”. You can also catch him birdwatching, hiking, gardening, or dominating at board games.

Tasia

Tasia
Veterinary Assistant 2023

Tasia joined the SAH team in 2023 and has brightened our days with her constant smile ever since! She can recall wanting to help animals since the age of eight and give a voice to innocent creatures who cannot speak for themselves. She is currently attending Sac City College working hard toward her goal of becoming a veterinarian with a focus in Zoology. During down time, you can find her hiking with her 3 crazy Huskies and Dachshund or hanging out with friends and listening to music.

Betsy

Betsy, RVT
Operations Manager 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". Outside of work, you can find Betsy running, building things around the house, and gardening.

Bibiana

Bibiana
Veterinary Assistant 2022

Bibi is currently attending the RVT program at CRC to obtain her license. She’s always been drawn to animals from a young age, and one day hopes to work in wildlife medicine. Bibi currently has a tabby cat named Nuka. Outside of work she likes to hang out with family, cuddle with Nuka and watch movies or explore the outdoors.

Fia

Fia
Veterinary Assistant, Imaging Coordinator 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

Guiselle
Lead Veterinary Technician 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.

Heather

Heather
Veterinary Assistant 2022

Born and raised in Oceanside, CA, Heather moved to Northern California to complete her Bachelor's degree in Biology at CSUS! From a young age, Heather's close bond to animals inspired her to want to work in the veterinary field. When not sharing her amazing laugh with all her co-workers, Heather can be found snuggling her pets; an English Bulldog named Ginger and a cat named Tofu. She also enjoys reading, watching horror movies, and going to music festivals.

Jackie

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.

Jamie

Jamie, RVT
Anesthesia Coordinator 2017

Jamie graduated from Carrington College and obtained her RVT license in 2016. She joined SAH in November 2017. She is married to her high school sweetheart and is a new mom to a baby boy. At home Jamie has 2 chihuahuas named Scarlett and Abby, a cat named Lucy, and a bearded dragon named Blaze. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, watching movies, and being outdoors.

Jay

Jay, RVT
Financial Controller, 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

Katy, RVT
Lead Veterinary Technician 2014

After graduating from Chico State, Katy decided to pursue a career working with animals, and went on to receive her RVT license in Reno in 2012.  She 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.  Dentistry is her favorite part of the job, especially when surgical extractions are warranted. Outside of work, Katy enjoys spending time in the sun with her pup Pinocchio, and his new human brother, Tucker!  She and her husband hope to show Tucker the world in their traveling adventures.

Amaya

Amaya
Veterinary Technician Assistant 2023

Amaya graced the SAH team in 2023. Already decorated with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology, she is currently working on attaining her Master’s Degree and thinking about moving on to a PhD in Conservation or Primate Behavior and Ecology. Phew! She came to SAH to gain experience and learn about animal behavior and care, and boy, is she learning fast! The next time you see Amaya, ask her about her 3 geckos – a mama gecko named Turbo and 2 baby geckos named Coco and Java. She will tell you about what sweet and loving pets they make. On her days off she enjoys watching horror movies or travelling to experience different cultures and cuisines.

Kierra

Kierra
Veterinary Assistant 2022

Kierra joined the SAH team in hopes of learning more about animal medicine. Helping people helping pets has always been a passion for her and she knew that there would be lots of opportunities to learn when joining the team! At home, Kierra is the proud owner of a quarter horse named “Money Pit”, and two cats named “Tobey Jr” and “Gizmo”.

In her spare time, Kierra enjoys paddle boarding with her boyfriend (her favorite place being upper Lake Clementine), spontaneous day trips with friends (mainly with her best friend, Saylor; one of our technicians), spending time with her horse by teaching her new tricks, archery, skeet shooting, cooking and reading thriller books.

In the future, she hopes to pursue an RVT license or work at a large animal clinic, but for now she's happy to learn as much as she can about veterinary medicine.

Cassie, RVT

Cassie, RVT
2020

Cassie joined SAH in the summer of 2020 after graduating with a degree in veterinary technology. She followed her passion & that led her to a wonderful, at times difficult, but forever rewarding career in veterinary medicine. Cassie spends her time away from work with her husband, son, and two absolutely incredible dogs. Together, they enjoy everything outdoors, spontaneous road trips, trying new foods, & watching movies, old and new. When she’s alone, Cassie enjoys reading impressionable books and napping with her fur babies.

Samantha

Samantha, RVT
2021

Samantha joined the SAH family in March 2021. Having a passion for animals since a young age, she's been in the veterinary field for nearly 16 years. As a child, Sam was always bringing home strays and volunteering at the local animal shelters- even fostering animals at times. In her spare time she loves spending time with her two children and her pets, Toby, Tootsie, Tiffany, and Tessa.

Saylor

Saylor
Veterinary Assistant 2022

Currently attending school to obtain a Veterinary Technician license, Saylor has been in the veterinary field for three years. She has always felt inspired to make a positive impact on the pets in her community and felt that working in the veterinary industry was just the right way to achieve that. Saylor loves all kinds of animals and has a few of her own. Most of her free time is devoted to caring for her horse, Betsey, and all her reptiles. Outside of work, Saylor loves hiking, trail riding, playing video games, and going on spontaneous adventures.

Sophia

Sophia
Veterinary Assistant, Imaging Coordinator 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

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

Tiffany, RVT
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 Broncos play in their hometown. She also enjoys getting out of the house to shoot some hoops, going to the drive-in in her '65 El Camino, and laying with her pets and watching movies.

Vanesa

Vanesa
Veterinary Assistant, Imaging Coordinator 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.