Veterinary Support

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Katie Colton

    Katie has been with VCA since 2012.   She loves animals of every shape and size and has four dogs of her own.   She shares with us that since before she could talk she loved and wanted to be around animals.  In her spare time she loves being at home with her new son who was born this Summer.  

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Arena Crisemon

    Arena is a Certified Veterinary Assistant and she brings a sunny disposition and great humor to our team.   She enjoys working with the animals and their people and is a delightful animal advocate.   In her spare time she enjoys her kids, gardening and watching the True Blood series.   She plans to pursue training to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Jennifer Gilliland

    Jen has always had a love for animals since she was a little kid.   She fell in love with veterinary medicine when she went to college at Virginia Tech -- She has a degree in Biology and Chemistry.   Jen has been a veterinary assistant for about 10 years.   She has a German Shepherd named Bella that she loves dearly.   Jen also has a 30 gallon fish tank that is home to a sailfin pleco named Spike and a snail named Speedy.   During her spare time she enjoys video games, building and fixing computers, music, going to wineries and traveling. 

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Carey Nicholas-Barnes

    Carey loves working with animals and brings a friendly smile to the clinic every day.   She enjoys camping, hiking and disc golf too.  

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Lisa Orona

    Lisa fell in love with the veterinary field in 2012 and has never looked back.   She loves all animals, great and small, and goes horseback riding in her spare time.   When not with animals, she enjoys playing cello and kayaking, though not at the same time.  

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Jessica Ortega

    Jessica works full time at VCA Healthy Paws and is also a student.   She enjoys running in her spare time and loves all animals.    She has more energy than 10 people and she keeps a positive attitude always.