Veterinary Support

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Chelsea Fierro


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Meaghan Horel

    Meaghan joined us early in May of 2015 as the new kennel attendant.  She enjoys all aspects of her work, especially being able to play with the dogs and cats that board with us.  She loves all animals, and hopes to one day help run a rehabilitation and rescue center catering towards military dogs.  In her free time Meaghan enjoys reading books, cuddling with her family's grey tabby cat, Cinders and their Bichon Frise, Max.  To stay active, she enjoys swimming, hiking with Max, and golfing.   


  • 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. 

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