VCA Bascom Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Jessica Cruz
    Veterinary Tech School: Foothill

    Jessica graduated from Leigh High School in 2012 and is currently pursuing a career in Veterinary Technology and her RVT license. She enjoys long cuddle sessions with her pomeranian and chihuahua, Lucy and Mac, ballroom dancing and rocking out to country music. 

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Hannah Hinkle

    Hannah has been a part of the VCA family since 2010. She came to VCA Bascom to help out, fell in love with the hospital and decided to transfer over!  Hannah has owned many creatures from bulldogs and cats (pictured with her foster cat, Godzirra) to rats, mice, and ferrets.  She one day hopes to own her favorite dog, an English Mastiff. In her spare time she loves to foster pitbulls, bottle feed kittens and go to the gym. 

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Jenna Lemmon
    Veterinary Tech School: Carrington
    School: UC Santa Cruz, Bachelor's

    Jenna received her Bachelor's Degree at UC Santa Cruz and is currently completing the Veterinary Technician Program to receive her license. She has two Chihuahuas (Piper Jane and Stewart) and two cats (Horatio and Leonardo the Lion). They all enjoy tacos and hockey! Go Sharks!!

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Sandra Zago
    Veterinary Tech School: Carrington College

    Sandra grew up in San Mateo, always surrounded by cats. After completing the Gurnick Academy Phlebotomy Program, she decided to turn her focus to animals. She has just completed the Veterinary Technician Program at Carrington College and is on her way to taking the State Board and National Test to become an RVT. To this day, she is still surrounded by cats!!    


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.

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Emergency Care

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