Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Amy Bardwell
    School: University of California, Irvine, BA Latin

    Amy started working at a VCA hospital in Southern California as a Kennel Attendant and worked her way up to a technician. After she moved to the Benicia area she decided to continue at VCA Benicia Animal Hospital.

    Amy graduated from UC Irvine with a degree in Classics with an emphasis in Latin. She was going to teach Latin at the high school level, but decided animal care was her true passion. Amy has a 10 year-old Golden Retriever, Pippen, and three cats, Niles, Delilah, and Rozz.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Stormie Prosser

    Stormie has been a long time animal lover and advocate.  As a child, she would beg her parents to let her rescue animals and give them a better life.  As an adult, Stormie originally sought a degree in Arts and Humanities only to find out it was not her passion.  After discovering she wanted a career with animals, she changed her degree to biology and started the Santa Rosa Junior College's RVT program in Spring of 2014.  After completing the necessary hours, she hopes to take her Board Exams and become a Registered Veterinary Technician.  She would like to use her education and degrees to help wildlife conservation efforts.  Stormie loves enriching the lives of people and their pets everyday.  When not at work, she enjoys hiking, reading, and indulging in art and wine tasting.  She resides in Vacaville, California with her boyfriend Cory.  They are the proud parents of their cats, Winnie and Bean; and their Border Collie mix, Jax. 

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Jackie Rivero
    School: UC San Diego, Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Neuroscience

    Jackie began working for VCA in 2011 while completing her undergraduate work at the University of California, San Diego.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Neuroscience, and is currently pursing a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University.  Jackie has been involved in animal rescue since the 7th grade, and has managed the feline division of her mother's local dog rescue since 2010.  She plans to continue her involvement in shelter medicine, and with the rescue community, as a licensed veterinarian.  She is an advocate for shelter pets, and promotes responsible pet ownership through spaying and neutering.  She has four cats name Boo Boo Kitty, Sebastian, Dior, and Nugget.  Her favorite dog breeds are pit bull and Rottweiler, and she hopes to adopt her own once she is finished with school.  Outside of work, Jackie enjoys nights in with family and friends, cooking/backing, and staying active with hiking, yoga, and weight training.