Licensed Veterinary TechnicianDesneiges Hansen
Veterinary Tech School: Parkland College
Desneiges graduated from Parkland College and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2011. She is happily married to her husband, Damien, and they share their house with 4 cats, 2 rats, 2 dogs of their own, and 1 foster dog. Desneiges fosters for a rescue in Crown Point, IN, called CPR Fund. Desneiges would like to specialize in canine behavior and help rehabilitate damaged dogs so they can be adopted into loving families.
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianMelissa (Mel) Meredith
Veterinary Tech School: Parkland College, Champaign-Urbana
Mel is a Certified Veterinary Technician that has been at the clinic since August 2000. Mel has been dubbed "the cat whisperer" by her coworkers because of her ability to handle fractious cats. She is also the clinic kitten mom, having raised many kittens and adopted them out over the last few years. Mel currently has 5 cats of her own: Loki, Tiger, Lily, Kashka and Derby. She married her husband Chris in August 2001. Their son, Quentin, was born November 2005.
Veterinary AssistantPatti Bertrand
Patti has been at VCA Aroma Park since April 2007. She has been trained as a technician assistant, but has also served the clinic as a receptionist and as a member of the kennel staff. Her family pet is a chihuahua named Oreo.
On her days off, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, Paige, born August 2008, and also enjoys scrapbooking and doing all types of "crafty" projects.
Veterinary AssistantMindy Montgomery
Mindy has been with VCA since July 2008. She started her work here as a kennel manager and later moved to being a technician assistant. She has 2 children, 3 dogs, and 2 rats (and a partridge in a pear tree!!).