School: University of Massachusetts - Amherst, BS in Animal Science
Mirela's passion and love for animals started while helping on her aunt's farm in Bosnia as a little girl. On the farm, she helped care for a variety of domestic animals ranging from goats, sheep, chickens, geese, swine, dogs and cats. After immigrating to the United States with her family, she attended UMass Amherst, and majored in Animal Science. She plans to attend veterinary school. Her primary focus is feline and ruminant medicine. Her other interests include arts and crafts, photography, reading, biking and hiking. She is the proud owner of two canine rescues: Seamus and Verni.
School: Framingham State University, Bachelor of Science, Biology
Bethany joined the VCA City Cats team in March of 2014. She originally hails from the Greater Boston area and after spending a few years west of the Berkshires, she is thrilled to be back. Bethany plans to receive her veterinary technician certification before returning to school to become a family nurse practitioner. She enjoys exploring Boston, running, hiking, and learning to play guitar. Bethany has two adorable male cats, Felix and Tiger, and when asked what she likes most about working for City Cats, she says, "being challenged on a daily basis and sharing my love of cats with their human families!"
Veterinary AssistantJackie A.
School: University of New England, B.S. in Animal Behavior
Jackie has spent many years caring for animals in a variety of settings, including an animal shelter, kennel, grooming facility, farm, zoo, and veterinary hospital. She graduated with a degree in Animal Behavior from the University of New England in Southern Maine where she enjoys visiting regularly. She has been a life-long animal lover and adopted a Yellow Lab mix named Juno who quickly became her best friend. Jackie enjoys attending Boston sports games, drawing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She plans on becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician.
Veterinary AssistantMaria C
Veterinary Tech School: Mount Ida College
Maria joined the VCA City Cats team in July of 2015. She is currently enrolled at Mount Ida College pursing her degree to become a Certified Veterinary Technician.
Veterinary AssistantMegan R.
Veterinary Tech School: Oklahoma State University
Megan joined the VCA City Cats technical team in May of 2016. Originating form Tulsa, OK, Megan came east to enroll at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Megan aspires to complete her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and focus on feline healthcare. We think she fits right in here at VCA City Cats!