Licensed Veterinary TechnicianAshley Marino
Veterinary Tech School: Platt College
School: Golden West
Ashley has been working at Cal Oaks for over 8 years. Her work is her passion. She loves taking care of animals and saving lives. She completed the Platt College alternate route veterinary technology program and is currently enrolled at Golden West, where she is working on her undergrad courses in order to attend veterinary school. She is hoping to attend Colorado State University for vet school. Ashley enjoys being outdoors next tot the water, and loves being surrounded by friends and family. She has two children, Allister and Kelley, who she spends her weekends with. She also has two Pitbulls, Peyton and Brinks, and is a huge advocate for the Pitbull breed. Cal Oaks is Ashley's home away from home. Cal Oaks has the best doctors and staff, and they are like her second family. She loves the family oriented atmosphere and the tight knit community at Cal Oaks. She is proud to work at this hospital, which also offers the best quality of medicine the industry has to offer.
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianStarra Weinberg
Starra became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2002, graduating from Mount San Antonio College. She has taken a few years off to raise her 3 children. Now that they are older, she is excited to re-enter the veterinary field and come back to Cal Oaks.
She lives with her husband, children, and many animal companions, including: terrier mix, 3 cats, 2 bunnies and a tortoise.
Veterinary AssistantJessica Alatorre
Jessica, who also goes by J.C. returned to VCA Cal Oaks 7 months ago, after taking time off to raise her three kids, Hailey, Hayden, and Matilyn. Jessica also has a beautiful, young husky named Star. She originally chose to work in veterinary medicine because she loves both animals and science. She gained most of her experience while learning hands on during the two years she previously worked with the Cal Oaks team and is excited to be back in the field now. She loves VCA because of the team members here and the family environment we have established. Jessica enjoys outdoor activities involving off-roading and the river. She also values spending time with her kids, family, and friends.
Veterinary AssistantMelissa McCray
Melissa worked at Petco as a manager for 5 years. As the Petco manager, she had been working in partner with the Cal Oaks staff the last few years. She says she feel in love working with the staff at Cal Oaks and wanted to be part of the Cal Oaks amazing team!
When not at work, she spends time with her husband and her Golden Retrievers named Charger and Barkley.
Veterinary AssistantVicky Ramirez
Vicky jokingly refers to herself as "the grandma" at VCA California Oaks Animal Hospital, having been here longer than any other employee. She began work working here in 1998.
You will often see her as your pet's exam room nurse. When she is not here, she loves spending time with her family, her Yorkshire terrier, and her exotic pets.
Veterinary AssistantCelina Williams
Doctor AssistantLisa Staneart