Veterinary Support

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Krista Carlsson
    Veterinary Tech School: Foothill College

    Krista is a native San Franciscan and currently one of our Veterinary Assistants. She has always had a passion for helping animals. After the age of 13, she began working closely with all types of animals as a volunteer at the San Francisco Zoo; she worked her way up to Animal Keeper and loved it. She worked closely with the Veterinary staff to keep the animals healthy and enriched and she soon realized that being a Veterinary Technician was her dream.  Before coming to our hospital, Krista spent almost 5 years working as a Veterinary Assistant at a cat only practice. Krista has a special connection with our feline friends and understands their unique needs. She is our cat champion here and we are proud that we are a Silver Certificate Feline Friendly practice. Krista is currently attending Foothill college to become a Registered Veterinary Technician.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Christine Hau
    Veterinary Tech School: San Juan College
    School: University of California, Davis

    Christine, a san Francisco native, is one of senior Veterinary Assistants with four years of dedicated service to animals at VCA Bayshore. Prior to, she worked at a 24 hour emergency veterinary clinic in Sacramento while attending University of California, Davis. She found a special place in her heart for animals at an early age and subsequently started volunteering at the SFSPCA and the San Francisco Zoo at the age of 13 where she learned invaluable low-stress animal handling skills. Currently, she is attending a distance-learning veterinary technology program at San Juan College to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. In her free time, she enjoys playing video games, knitting, hiking, and spending time with her two dogs, Zoe (Corgi) and Rorschach (Border Collie), and her corn snake, Adonis.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Pam Rhoades

    Pam's picture and biography will be coming soon!


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Catherine Rliles

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