Hospital ManagerJulie Hughes RVT
Veterinary Tech School: Cosumnes River College
Julie was born in Sacramento and was raised in Lodi. She has a background in management with many years spent in the grocery industry. After leaving the food industry, she earned her AA and AS degrees along with passing the National Board Exam and California Board Exam for Registered Veterinary Technicians in 2003. She joined the team at VCA Bradshaw Animal Hospital in 2004 as an RVT about a year after graduating from Consumnes River College Veterinary Technology Department. In 2006, Julie was promoted to Technician Supervisor and in 2007 to Hospital Manager. Getting to know our clients and spending time talking with them about their pets is what she enjoys most about working at VCA Bradshaw.
Julie is married and has two adult sons, both of whom graduated from California State University, Sacramento with bachelor degrees. In her time off, Julie and her husband enjoy vacationing on the California Central Coast and taking long walks with their two dogs, Ozzy, a Schnauzer/Poodle mix and Sprout, a Shih Tzu/Havanese mix. She also has a cat named Sylvester, who she raised as a bottle baby when he was 3 weeks old. He is now almost 14 years old!
Assistant ManagerKelly Hanson
Kelly has always known she wanted to work in the veterinary field and started working at VCA Bradshaw in 1997. She started out in animal care and has held many various positions including technical staff and Client Service Representative (CSR). She now holds the position of our Assistant Manager, overseeing payroll, scheduling, and other administrative duties as well as supervising our Patient Care department.
Outside of work, Kelly enjoys traveling, boating, and spending time with friends and family. She shares her home with one dog, Ricky, and three cats, Cid, Sophie, and Carter.
Referral CoordinatorNikki Thomas
Nikki always knew she wanted to work in the veterinary field. She loves animals and loves helping people, so being in customer service at a veterinary hospital is the best of both worlds. Nikki started working at VCA Bradshaw Animal Hospital in 1998 as a Client Service Representative (CSR). Over 10 years ago, she moved into a supervisorial position as a CSR Manager, overseeing the day CSR team. She is also currently our Referral Coordinator, so you can ask to speak with her if you need any information regarding referrals.
Nikki loves the employees and clients at VCA Bradshaw. Her close friendships are built here, and she loves the family feeling. Outside of work, Nikki enjoys spending time with family and friends, horseback riding, gardening, crafting, cooking, going on vacation (especially spending time on the beach). She has 3 dogs, a cat, 4 rats, 2 snakes, and a Chinese water dragon.
Financial ManagerScott Maynard
Scott began working at VCA Bradshaw Animal Hospital as a kennel assistant in high school. He has been a part of the VCA Bradshaw Animal Hospital family for over 30 years now, holding various positions throughout the hospital. A number of years later, he took on the roles of purchasing and finances, both of which he continues to do today.
Outside of work, Scott can be found doing countless home improvement projects, especially woodwork. In the rare occasion that he has time, he also enjoys golf. Scott has two chiweenies, Rhonda and Russell.
Safety CoordinatorChristie Goehring RVT