Veterinary Support

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Devon Bell
    Veterinary Tech School: Pierce College

    Devon has been a part of the VCA A Breed Apart family since June 2010. She began her career in the veterinary field as a receptionist in small veterinary clinic in Palmdale, CA in 2003. She moved out to Highland Park, CA in 2005 and began working as a veterinary assistant at another small animal hospital. Eventually, she was hired here and the rest is history! Devon loves all animals, but has a special place in her heart for birds and horses and she currently busy studying for her RTNE to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Come on in and say hi to Devon!  


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Valerie Ponce
    Veterinary Tech School: Platt College
    School: Mt. San Antonio College, Animal Science

    Valerie joined the VCA A Breed Apart Team in July 2015. She attended Platt College and graduated in 2015 with an associates degree in Animal Science and is currently studying to take her VTNE to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Valerie currently has an English Cocker Spaniel named Sammy who is about 8 years old and a lilac-head Amazon named Sebastian who she adopted while working at the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society. She truly loves all animals, but has a special place in her heart for horses and loves to go horseback riding on her days off.  Come on by and say hello to Valerie!


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Patty Ramirez
    Veterinary Tech School: Platt College

    Patty has been a veterinary assistant at VCA A Breed Apart since September 2015 and couldn't imagine working anywhere else! Patty has always loved all animals and felt that becoming a Veterinary Assistant was something she was destined to do. Patty's compassion not only comes through in her interactions with the patients, but also in her interactions with the clients. Patty currently has a cat named Athena who is 6 years old and a tarantula named Charlotte who is also 5 years old.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Brian Silva

    Brian has been with VCA A Breed Apart since June of 2010 and is a vital part of our team. Brian's experience in handling all animals, especially birds and other exotics is incomparable. He loves all animals, but is especially taken with the exotics we see daily. He has pets of his own, a parrot named Poncho who is 25 years old and Luna a fox terrier who is 3 years old who he loves. Come on in and say hello to Brian!

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