Technician SupervisorSheila Wharton, LVT
Veterinary Tech School: CSN
I began my Veterinary career in 1989 as a Kennel Assistant, and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 1999. I've been a part of the VCA family since 2003 as a Techician Supervisor. I've always wanted to work with animals since I was a little girl and feel very lucky to be able to have a job that allows me to do what I love and as an added bonus I get to work with awesome people and have relationships with clients and their four legged family members. I spend my free time with my husband and our VERY spoiled cat Termite .
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianSteven Goldie, LVT
Veterinary Tech School: College of Southern Nevada
School: Moorpark College
I was born in Toronto, Canada and raised in Los Angeles, CA. I attended Moorpark College for Exotic Animal Training and Management Program from 1991-1993. I then moved to Las Vegas, NV in 1993. Since moving to Las Vegas I have worked with VCA off and on since 1995. I went on to obtain my Veterinary Technician License at CSN in 1999. I was able to work at the Lion Habitat at the MGM for 2 1/2 years and with Siegfried and Roy for 11 years. When I am not at work I enjoy being at home with my wife and our two dogs Roxy and Pooh Bear.
Veterinary AssistantSandra Palacios
School: Cal. State Los Angeles
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. (GO DODGERS!!!!) Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to work with animals so my house was always a ZOO and luckily I had very understanding parents who understood my love for animals. It wasn't till I attended college that my Veterinary career began. I began volunteering at a small animal hospital in Monterey Park, CA while I worked at USC school of Pharmacy doing Research. I also did a Summer internship at US Davis School of Veterinary Medicine where I was able to work hands on in the different areas of the Veterinary School. After 9 wonderful years at the Veterinary Hospital, I moved my way up the ranks to Hospital Administrator. But in 2005, my husband and I decided to move to Las Vegas and I began working for VCA Hospitals in 2011. As for my free time, I enjoy spending it with my husband & my son and of course, with all my furry critters which include 4 cats, 2 dogs, 5 parakeets and 2 Desert Tortoises.