Certified Veterinary TechnicianAmber Whittaker
Veterinary Tech School: Pierce College
My name is Amber and I am a recent addition here at VCA Burbank. Although I am new to this hospital, I have been working toward a career in veterinary medicine ever since I was a child. I knew I wanted to be a veterinary technician my whole life but it started to come true when I went to a zoological sciences magnet high school. Once I graduated from high school I then continued on at Pierce College, where I went through and graduated the veterinary technician program there. I have two sassy cats named Spaz and Tonks.
Veterinary Assistant SupervisorMike Machado
Mike started working for VCA about 10 years ago at VCA All-Care. He worked there for about 4 years and that is also where he met his beautiful wife. They worked as technicians together until she was accepted to veterinary school in NY. They moved back to California after graduation and Mike started working at VCA Burbank. He has now been with VCA Burbank for 5 years and has recently taken on the role of technician supervisor. His spare time is spent on the golf course or playing competitive golf in the LA and OC areas. He started running and going to classes at his local gym to be in better shape for golf tournaments and now is hooked on running. He has competed in some local races and plans to do many more including competing in a triathlon this year.
Veterinary AssistantRigo Colio
My name is Rigoberto and I have been working for VCA since 2002 and have been at VCA Burbank Animal Hospital since 2010.My interest in this field vary from working on preventative disease care, dental work up and working with the surgical team. Before VCA I worked with large animals on feed lots for about 3 years. I enjoy working with the team here at the hospital and hope to grow with the company .
Veterinary AssistantKat Kim
My name is Kat. I've always had a love for animals and enjoy helping them. I studied Biology at Concordia University of Portland and served in the United State Marine Corps. I had various animal related jobs before, but my passion has always been in animal health and sciences. I have been in the animal healthcare field 5 years prior to working here and I love this job. I have two dogs (Butch and Riley) and a cat (Astro).
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Veterinary AssistantRobyn Molina
Hello my name is Robyn. I am a fairly new addition here to VCA Burbank, but certainly not new to veterinary medicine. From the time I was a small child, a career in animal medicine is all I envisioned doing. I have been a veterinary assistant for 10 years. My interests include surgery and emergency medicine.
When I’m not in the hospital, I enjoy spending my time outdoors or boxing. I am grateful to be a part of such a wonderful and caring team here at VCA Animal Hospital- Burbank.
Veterinary AssistantJustin Schaefer
My name is Justin and I am a Veterinary Assistant here at VCA Burbank. I am new to this hospital but have been a Veterinary Assistant since 2013. My mother was a Veterinary Technician for 22 years so the field runs in my blood. I studied biology at College of the Canyons and hope to start the Pierce College Veterinary Technician program soon. My hobbies include playing indoor soccer and hiking/camping. I have a little trouble-maker miniature pinscher named Toby.
Veterinary AssistantAshley Scholl
Hi, my name is Ashley and I have always been an animal lover. I have worked as a vet assistant for about 4 years. I got into the field because I wanted to help animals in need. I enjoyed working with shelter pets while living in Louisiana. I have one cat named Cherub, but if I had the space I would have a dog or two. In my spare time I enjoy being outside. I love hiking, photography, snorkeling, scuba diving (anything to do with water really). I also volunteer at the L.A. Zoo as help to the zoo keepers. I enjoy being a part of the VCA family and if I haven't already met you, I look forward to your visit. Just a side note in the spirit of Bob Barker, please spay and neuter your pets.