Eliza moved to Washington from Oregon in 1994. The following year, she started her first job in the veterinary field as an assistant working at a small 24 hr trauma center in Poulsbo. From there her experiences expanded as she worked at various hospitals throughout VCA (previously Pet�s Choice) as a veterinary assistant, receptionist supervisor, inventory manager, and hospital team leader. Since starting with the company in 1998, Eliza has thoroughly enjoyed the experiences these different roles have allowed her to have. She has been with Alderwood Companion since 2007. In her spare time she enjoys furthering her education by taking classes at EVCC with a focus in Biology, running, spending time with her husband and pets, and being a supportive Seattle fan by attending Husky games and Sounders soccer games!
Sarah is one of the newest members of the VCA Alderwood Companion team (as of September 2014). She recently moved here from Texas and is still adjusting to the rainy weather. Sarah has always loved animals, but holds a special place in her heart for that of the farm variety, especially chickens. (She was once the best chicken judger in Texas, go ahead and quiz her)n Sarah loves to cook and can often be found singing in the car, church and shower. In her free time Sarah can be found day-dreaming about Australia, west Texas sunsets, and carbs.
Jill was 8 years old when her and her family moved to the Pacific Northwest from New York. She was born in Brooklyn in 1945. Her first job at a veterinary hospital started in 1967. She has been working in the profession since then! She really enjoys working with animals and their owners, making sure their pets' live a comfortable, long and healthy life. She has had her hands in almost everything that entails working in the profession, she even managed a hospital back in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for 6 years! Jill joined Alderwood Companion Animal Hospital with founders Dr. McGill and his wife, Bobbie, back in November 1994 (before the hospital even transitioned into a VCA owned hospital!) At this time, she has her hands full with her two kittens, Lily and Calla. In the past she has had birds, hamsters, cats and dogs. Other then her two special kittens, she enjoys gardening and is an avid cook (just wait until you try her rendition of Dr. McGill's infamous shortbread cookies during the holiday season!)
Michelle Souriyavongsa was born & raised in the Pacific Northwest. Her passion for animals started at a very young age when she would spend all her time outside discovering wildlife & tending to strays. She has volunteered at the Woodland Park Zoo during her Sophomore year in high school. Michelle joined the VCA practice in June 2013, and would not change it for the world! Her aspirations is to someday become a traveling vet/work with her favorite animals, especially elephants! On her spare time, you will catch her exploring new food ventures, thrift-shop/antique surfing & playing with her two dogs, Sparco (her Rottweiler/Husky mix) & Sophie (her super mutt!-Yorkie/Dachshund/Mini Poodle/Mini Sheltie mix).