Technician SupervisorAmy Smith
Amy Hensley has been with Animal Care for over 10 years! She is in huge part, the backbone of this clinic. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science. She enjoys sports, with baseball being her favorite, and watching movies. Amy's dogs include Black Dog, Buster, Roscoe, Daisey, Jake, Lexie, and two cats-Kitty and Lucy.
Veterinary AssistantStephanie Oliveira
Stephanie joined VCA ACA in September of 2013 shortly after starting her studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. She recently moved from Fredericksburg and loves exploring Richmond with her dogs, Jack and Venus. She also recently adopted an abandoned kitten whom she named Kai.
"I would love to become a vet in the future. Working here gives me the opportunity to get more experience in this field. I enjoy working with animals and working here allows me to do so."
Veterinary AssistantJen Ramsey
Jen transferred to us in 2013 from VCA Airline in Portsmouth, VA. She graduated from Ashworth University in 2007 and enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family and fur babies. Jen has a miniature dachshund named "Peppy" and a cat named "Penelope".
"I love helping people. Our pets are family and should be treated as such."
Veterinary AssistantTara Stevens
Tara has been with Animal Care Associates for 20 years! In 2013, she finished her nursing degree, however still finds time to help us out on Saturdays :) Outside of work she enjoys reading, watching movies, going to the beach, and spending time with her great dane Daisy Duke, dalmation Dottie Mae, beagle P-Diddle, and yellow lab Bailee.
" I have a passion to work with and care for animals."
Veterinary AssistantTiffany Thompson
Tiffany graduated from Thomas Dale High School and joined the VCA ACA team in June of 2013 as a kennel assistant. However, she quickly worked her way into being a versatile player, filling in as a client service representative as well as a veterinary assistant. Tiffany has a great passion for the well-being of our 4-footed (or 3 as Chula is pictured here :) friends. She has a shih-tzu, Daisy, a fiesty kitten named Cheeto and two senior kitties, Zipper and Sassy. In her spare time, Tiffany enjoys playing softball as well as trying her hand in the kitchen with baking and pastry arts.
"I do what I do because I love doing it. I believe that pets are a blessing, so I feel very priviledged to work with animals on a daily basis. I couldn't think of a better way to make an income than to help people take good care of their pets. Every member of the family deserves love and care and I am happy to provide that for our clients."