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 & 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 , Veterinary Asssistant 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 , 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, 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.
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 , 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 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 , 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.
Kierra , Veterinary Technician Assistant 2022
Nirvana, Veterinary Technician Assistant, 2023
Nirvana joined our team in January 2023 as a Hospital Assistant and due to her passion for animals, medicine, and biology, she is quickly progressing into the role of a Tech Assistant. She has been working with animals since October 2021, whether it was at a local pet store or a doggy day care. She worked as a medical assistant at a local hospital for over a year before she realized her passion was with animals. Nirvana has a love for all animals but has a very special place in her heart for her feline friend at home, Tunechi. Nirvana aspires to obtain her RVT license in the future to help better the lives of all animals who come into the hospital. Outside of work, she enjoys watching scary movies and true crime documentaries, crocheting, and spending time with friends and family.
Pauline , Veterinary Assistant 2017
Pauline has an ever growing interest in animal rehabilitation. She currently has her sights set on earning a doctorate in physical therapy with the hopes to one day work with both animals and humans. In her free time she loves being outdoors, whether it’s hiking a mountain, spending the day mountain biking, or going on a run with her dog Lucy. At the end of a productive day she enjoys relaxing with her 2 cats, Wall-nut and Dae-Z. With her enthusiasm for helping pets feel their best coupled with a passion for exercise, she is excited to work with pets who may require her expertise.
Rhea , Veterinary Technician Assistant 2022
Born in Sydney, Australia, Rhea moved to California as a small child and knew that she wanted to work with animals very early on. She has two pets at home; Elena, a German Shepherd, and Phoenix, her crazy orange cat. While there are times Rhea's pets stress her out, she would not trade them for the world. Outside of work, Rhea loves to spend time with her twin old brothers, reading, camping, traveling, and spending time at the beach. Although Rhea is always willing to take on any task, she will politely decline assisting with anything having to do with bugs. Be that as it may, Rhea brings a wealth of support to the team!
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 , 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 , 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 , 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, 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-in in her '65 El Camino, and laying with her pets and watching movies.
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.