Receptionist SupervisorDustin Duits
Dustin loves working at VCA Blossom Hill, but has been at a couple locations in the VCA family now, previously working at VCA Winchester in Campbell. He has had an instinctual love of animals his whole life, and has never been without a pet of some form or another. Before coming into the animal health field he worked as a sales associate at Dolphin Pet Village in Campbell where his love of reptiles and exotics flourished. In his spare time he spoils his household fur-babies: 3 dogs, Sydney, Morra, and Gizmo, and 2 cats, Luna and Sophie. His fiance and him also have 3 tortoises and a bearded dragon. Dustin is a nerd at heart and loves playing video and table top games with his fiance, friends and family. He hopes to go further in the veterinary field with an emphasis on reptiles and exotics!
Brandy has always had a love for animals and has been in the veterinary field for about 6 years. She has 3 pets of her own and her own pet sitting business in Santa Cruz where she lives. She makes the drive all the way from Santa Cruz every day because she loves working at VCA Blossom Hill! She plans on being part of the VCA family for a long time coming and enjoys every moment in being able to make a difference in pets' lives!
Jaeda is a fresh, new face to VCA Blossom Hill. She is currently working on becoming an RVT and is taking classes at Foothill College. Before joining VCA, she graduated with a degree in Animal Biology from UC Davis, spent a summer monitoring killer whales off the coast of Washington, and worked as a wildlife rehabber at the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley in San Jose and at Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center on San Juan Island. Jaeda has two Chihuahua mixes named June and Pepperoni and a Mitred Conure named Rosie. In her spare time, she enjoys knitting, catching up on her favorite TV shows, and going on adventures with her friends.
Kris grew up on a small farm in Monte Sereno with lots of animals of every different species. After graduating with a BA from Mills College, she spent the next five years pursuing graduate work and managing a movie theater. An armed robbery made theater work very unappealing, so the next 18 years were spent in banking and finance. Finally, in 1999 she returned to her first love…animals. She is a proud founding and still active member of the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley, specializing in opossums. At VCA since 2005, she is one of the pharmacy techs who escorts you into the exam room, weighs the patient, enters your charges and fills your prescriptions.
Kris shares her Berryessa area home with two fantastic cats (Russ and Latte) who were both rescues from work, as well as occasional wildlife. She enjoys all kinds of music and sports and has recently joined a Model A Ford club with her brother in law in an attempt to restore her old high school car.
Michaela has been with VCA since 2004. She has worked at 3 different VCAs including VCA All Pets in Boulder, Colorado and VCA Hemingway in Saratoga. She spent some time on the East coast where she took in foster cats and did volunteer work with rescue groups. She moved to California in 2003. She has 2 cats: Maya (9 years old), and Sina (8 years old). Maya traveled cross-country with her when she moved to California. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, enjoying the sunny weather and camping.
Val has been with VCA Blossom Hill since 1995. Prior to coming into the veterinary field, she was a Pharmacy Technician with Walgreen’s and took Veterinary Technician classes at Hartnell College in Salinas. She says that her passion for animals comes from being pet deprived as a child. She has filled that empty spot over the years by providing compassion for dogs, cats, pocket pets, fish, birds, and a turtle. Her latest rescue is a border collie/shepard mix from a shelter. Her spare time is spent watching movies, reading good books, horse back riding, camping, caring and loving her critter kids and understanding husband, and enjoying time with her grandkids.