Licensed Veterinary TechnicianJessica Maynard
Veterinary Tech School: Bel Rae
Welcome, my name is Jessica.
I am a 2001 graduate of Bel Rae and a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Prior to joining the VCA Herndon Reston team in July 2008, I owned and managed a horse breeding business.
If you were to ask me WHY I went in to the veterinary profession I would say, "I love animals and taking care of them as well as the science behind what I do!"
Here are a few things that you may not know about me:
1. I love classice Hollywood movies & broadway.
2. I am involved with community theater.
3. I love to sing, dance, and act or perform.
4. I love to ride and take care of horses.
Veterinary AssistantMatthew Guarriello
Veterinary Tech School: Penn Foster Career School
Veterinary AssistantLinda Santamaria
School: George Mason University, Neuroscience
Welcome, my name is Linda Santamaria and I joined the VCA Herndon Reston team as a Veterinary Assistant in October 2014. . I graduated from George Mason University in 2014 as a Neuroscience major. After 4 years of hard core sciences I decided that it was time to put some of my knowledge to good use...while getting the chance to play with adorable animals too. If someone were to ask me WHY I chose to work with animals I would say, " There is nothing like the simple pleasure of holding a warm bundle of joy and doing your best to make them feel better. I believe that as humans that this is something we all can relate to." I love art, science, and of course, animals! I minored in Astronomy, and if I were any good at math I would have been a physicist. I've been doing gymnastics for a couple of years and I love to curl up with my dog and some hot chocolate after a long practice.