Registered Veterinary TechnicianRene 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 AssistantOscar 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 AssistantVince 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 AssistantRyan 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.