VCA A Breed Apart Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Racheal Hernandez

    Our Technical Supervisor, Racheal Hernandez has been with our team at VCA A Breed Apart since 2008.  She has always had a love for animals and has been known by family and friends to rescue stray animals since she was in grade school.  She shares her home with her dogs; Patrick, Chorizo, Samantha, and Lily, and her young son Matthew.  Racheal has her license in vocational nursing and is currently pursuing her Bachelors Degree in nursing.  In her spare time she enjoys trips to Disneyland, reading and playing with her son.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Brian Silva

    Brian has been working at VCA A Breed Apart since 2010 and loves it! He especially likes working with our exotic bird patients.

    Brian and his wife have two daughters, Brianna, 18 who attends the University of Montana and Lucia (Lucy), 11 who is in the 6th grade. They share their home with a parakeet named Jack.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Devon Bell

    Devon has been working in the veterinary industry for 7 years.  She joined VCA A Breed Apart in 2011.  She currently is attending Pierce College to recieve her RVT as a technician and will continue on with a specialty that has yet to be decided!  There are so many aspects of animal health that she can't decide what to specialize in!


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.