Veterinary Support

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Rene Hopkins

    I am a native of the Coachella Valley and have 30 years of experience in the Veterinary field. I have been with VCA All Creatures for 18 years. Animals have always been a part of my life. I currently live in Bermuda Dunes with my husband, 4 horses, 2 miniature donkeys ,2 dogs, 1 rabbit, 2 desert tortoises ,2 goats ,chickens ,turkeys, ducks ,guineas and finches.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Oscar Martinez
    School: Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology, 2007

    My name is Oscar and I have lived in the Coachella Valley most of my life. I graduated from Coachella Valley High School in 2004. I went to Long Technical College in Phoenix Arizona to study and become a Veterinary Technician. While in school I worked for Dr. Hirsch in Phoenix for a year and a half. I missed my family and decided to move back to the Coachella Valley with my six year old son and two cats (Fiona and Phelix). I have added two dogs to our family, a male mastiff mix (Ruphus) and a female pomeranian (zhu zhu). I have been here at VCA All Creatures for the past five years. The staff and clients have enriched my professional and personal experiences. I love being able to put the sparkle back into the eyes of our four legged family members.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Vince Talavera

    I am a graduate of Palm Desert high school . I was a former intern, and now I am an employee at VCA A ll Creatures Animal Hospital. Since I was a child I always loved interacting with animals and at VCA All Creatures I get that opportunity everyday. Pets are very special members of the family and being able to make them happy and healthy everyday is an amazing feeling.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Ryan Whitlow

    My name is Ryan. I was raised in Palos Verdes and moved to Santa Barbara after high school. I have over 23 years working with animals and that is my passion. I moved to the desert in 2004 to be closer to my parents. They retired in Rancho Mirage. I thought it would be a good environment to raise my children. I have four beautiful boys, Robin, Nathaniel, Sammy and Louie, who are my life. I enjoy helping people with their animals and have really enjoyed joining the VCA All Creatures Animal Hospital team. The facility is amazing as well as the staff. I have an upbeat and happy demeanor. I look forward to getting to know the clients and being an asset to the hospital.

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