Veterinary Support

  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Becca Howard
    Veterinary Tech School: Fox College

    Becca graduated from Fox College and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2012.  She has been with VCA since 2012 as well.  In her spare time, Becca enjoys fishing, camping and the great outdoors.  She currently has 2 cats, Shamrock and Ailey.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Amanda Strainis
    Veterinary Tech School: Joliet Junior College

    Amanda is a Certified Veterinary Technician.  She has worked at VCA Channahon Animal Hospital for 13 years.  Amanda is married and has three daughters.  She also has two rescued Pit Bull Terriers named Dooley and Doja.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Nikki DeCristofaro

    Nikki has worked for VCA for 5 years.  She started as a Kennel Assistant and has worked her way up to include duties as a Receptionist as well as a Technician Assistant.  Nikki is going to Joliet Junior College in order to become a Certified Veterinary Technician.  Nikki hopes to one day gain enough experience to work behind Zoo doors.  Nikki currently has three cats and one dog, all of which were rescued.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Amanda Miles

    Amanda is a wife and mother to three daughters.  She has been a Technician Assistant for 10 years, most of it being with VCA.   Amanda can't imagine doing anything else and loves her job. Besides taking care of her husband and children, Amanda also has two dogs, a guinea pig, fish and a turtle. 

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