Veterinary Support

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Nadia Cheung


  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Monica Forsythe


  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Lisandra Marquez


  • Veterinary Assistant Supervisor

    George Dunning, Jr.

    George Dunning has been in the veterinary field since 1992, spending the entire time here at VCA Bay Area Animal Hospital. George has worked in all facets of the hospital and loves the family feel of our hospital. George shares his home with his wife, young son, a Pomeranian named Mister Licks and a Ball Python named Amaru. When not at the hospital, George enjoys sports (especially basketball), muscle cars, art, and video gaming.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Leonne Chung


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Stanley Cristales


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Toni Hoover


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Marketa James


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Nicole Jemison


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Donnetta Johnson


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Emma Kocina


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Rowena Kuang

    Rowena is a veterinary assistant at VCA Bay Area and joined the team this year in June after graduation. She was born and raised in Oakland, but is currently residing in San Leandro. She went to Skyline High School in Oakland and then proceeded to graduate with a BA in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley, Class of 2015. Rowena is currently applying to veterinary school with a pursuit to become a veterinarian one day, hopefully working back in the East Bay. She does not currently have any pets, but I would love to have a companion Labrador to cuddle and go jogging with. She enjoys being a wanderlust by traveling and seeing the many wonders of the world.  On a more local scale, she likes to go on long hikes and try a variety of food. She is excited to go to work each day since being in the veterinary field has been a lifelong dream of hers.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Linda Navarro


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Robinson Nguyen

    Robinson joined VCA Bay Area in September 2012.  He attended Carrington College and received an AS degree.  He currently resides in Santa Rosa, California with his 4 pets: Bear the Rottie, Storm the Pitbull, Rini the Beagle, and Mocha the Torti.  During his spare time, he enjoys hiking, fishing and most water activities.  What he likes most about his job is all aspects of the of it from meeting new patients to help saving them.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Varvara Semenova

    Varvara Semenova is a second-year student at Cal studying Molecular Environmental Biology, with the hope of one day becoming a Veterinarian.  She has been a veterinary assistant at VCA Bay Area since June 2015, and though it has been a short time she has loved every minute! From helping dogs, cats, bunnies to interacting with clients from all over the Bay Area, there is never a dull moment for her here. As an officer of the Cal Pre-Vet Club, she spends a lot of time volunteering for various organizations and helping her fellow pre-vetters have the best opportunities possible for them to succeed in veterinary school. She moved to Berkeley a year ago from Los Angeles to attend college, leaving behind her beloved guinea pig, bird, and two dogs.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Tian Yin

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