VCA Asher Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Christine Lemon

    Christine's father is a practicing Veterinarian, so she has been around this profession for 30 plus years. It was quite a transition going from a single doctor practice to a 9 doctor practice when her father joined the VCA Asher team in 1999. She attended Butte College in Chico. Christine loves spending time with her two little boys and husband, horseback riding, dancing, and camping. She has 3 cats, Sticky, Oreo, and Linus, 2 dogs, Mater and Sydney, and 3 horses, Huey, Lilly, and Roxy.

  • Technician Supervisor

    Marie Hawkins

    Marie started with VCA Asher Animal Hospital in 1999. Her first few years, she was our overnight Animal Care Technician. She has filled about every shift in the schedule and currently works our busy weekends. Marie has grown into a key member of the hospital team and is currently a Technician Supervisor.

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Amy Pero

    Amy has been a Registered Veterinary Technician since September 2006. She has worked in the veterinary field since July 2002. She has a special interest in Emergency and Critical Care and Physical Rehabilitation. Amy has a B.A.S. degree in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College. She is also the Hospital Safety Officer and a Technician Supervisor. In her free time Amy enjoys gardening, sewing, and spending time with her family. She has four dogs: Hercules, Stellaluna, Georgia, and Daisy Lou.

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Jackie Loverde

    Jackie started as a Veterinary Assistant in Nashville, Tennessee in 1995. She moved to Redding and started at VCA Asher Animal Hospital in 2003 as a Technician Manager. She was licensed as a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2008. Her interests are in wound management, surgery, patient care, and employee/client relations. She has four dogs and enjoys hiking with them in the mountains of Northern California. She has also recently developed a special interest in horsemanship and hopes to eventually have a horse of her own.

Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

Find a VCA Specialty Care Animal Hospital near you:


See all VCA Animal Hospitals >


Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.