Licensed Veterinary TechnicianRaquel C.
Raquel was born and Raised in San Jose, Costa Rica, and came to the United States at the age of 19. She left a career as a model to pursue her true love for animal welfare and veterinary medicine.
Raquel got her degree from PIMA Medical Institute, becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2010. Raquel Joined the VCA family in August of 2012.
When she is not at work, she loves going to concerts, comedy shows, and amusement parks, or listening to The Beatles and reading a book. Raquel shares her home with four flat faced Persian cats and her three-legged American Bulldog named, Lana Marie.
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianNatasha K.
Natasha is originally from Grants, New Mexico, but has lived in Henderson, Nevada since she was 3 years old. Growing up she was always surrounded by the love of animals and knew that she always wanted to take care of them.
She graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at the College of Southern Nevada, and received her LVT license in 2011. She has been a part of the VCA Hualapai team since January 2012.
She enjoys spending time with her Jack Russell Terrier/Dachshund mix, Panini. Panini loves sun bathing and going to the park for long walks.
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianCandise S.
Veterinary Tech School: College of Southern Nevada
Candise was born and raised right here in Las Vegas, Nevada. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at the College of Southern Nevada and received her LVT license in 2009.
Candise has been a valued member of the VCA Hualapai team since 2010.
Candise enjoys spending her free time working out, hiking and relaxing with her 3 dogs, Bandit, Sasha, and Duke.
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianKelsey S.
Originally from Washington State, Kelsey started working in the veterinary filed in 2005. After some experience working in emergency, day practice, and large animal veterinary hospitals, she went to school and earned her degree in Veterinary Technology from Pierce College in June of 2011.
Needing a change of scenery, she moved to Las Vegas, staring work at VCA Hualapai in September 2011.
Kelsey shares her home with her two cats, Bella and Harriett. She enjoys spending her free time knitting and baking.
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianTina S.
Tina was born and raised here in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tina decided to become a veterinary technician because of her love of animals. She graduated from PIMA Medical Institute in July 2011 and received her LVT license in August 2011.
Tina has 3 dogs that she loves very much, Cupcake, Buck, and Camille. On her free time she loves to hike with her dogs in Mount Charleston or Red Rock. She also enjoys reading.
Tina has been a wonderful part of the VCA Hualapai team since July 2011.
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianRuth W.
Veterinary Tech School: College of Southern Nevada
Ruth was born and raised in Cuba. She came to the United States in December 1991.
Ruth graduated from the College of Southern Nevada from the Veterinary Technician Program in 2007 and received her LVT license in 2010. She had 2 years of experience at another animal hospital before joining our team in March 2010.
Ruth shares her house with her husband and her children. They also have 5 cats and 2 Chihuahuas, PeeWee and Shortie. Chihuahua's are Ruth's favorite breed, of course!
Veterinary AssistantSarah M.
Veterinary Tech School: Penn Foster
Sarah is originally from Southern California. While growing up, everyone knew she would have a career with animals because of her love and fascination for all living things.
Sarah moved to Las Vegas in 2000. She began working as a veterinary assistant in 2004 and has been a member of VCA Hualapai Animal Hospital's staff since 2006. She is currently in school working to get her Veterinary Technician License.
On her days off, Sarah enjoys spending time with her Pomeranian mix, Teddy and playing her favorite sport, ice hockey.
Veterinary AssistantSophie B.
Sophie is a Las Vegas native and graduated from Shadow Ridge High School in 2006. Sophie started working at VCA Hualapai Animal Hospital in 2008 as a Kennel Attendant. Sophie has since moved into the treatment room as a Veterinary Assistant and loves learning new things everyday as well as caring for all our patients.
Sophie shares her home with her fiance, Bryan and her 2 dogs, Pug (you guessed it, he's a Pug), and Zoie, a Brussels Griffon.
On her spare time, Sophie is busy planning her wedding and spending time with her family.
Veterinary AssistantAmanda F.
Amanda joined VCA Hualapai in September 2009 but has been in the veterinary field since 2005. From helping in the exam rooms to taking radiographs and assisting in surgery, Amanda takes pride and pleasure in providing excellent care and client service in an enthusiastic way!
Amanda has two adorable children, Caitlyn and Zackary, two dogs,Tobey and Arianna, and two cats, Dodger and Stu. Outside of work her hobbies include baking and dancing. Her favorite past time is taking her kids to fun and educational places around town, such as the Natural History Museum and the Discovery Museum.
Veterinary AssistantMichelle L.
Michelle has been a veterinary assistant for 2 years and has been a member of the VCA Hualapai team since December 2011.
Michelle has two adorable dogs, Chyna and Bejing. In her free time, Michelle enjoys pet sitting, watching movies and taking her dogs to the park.
Veterinary AssistantTravis M.
Travis was born in Michigan but has lived here most of his life. He started working at VCA Hualapai as a Kennel Attendant in 2006 and moved into the treatment room as a Veterinary Assistant.
Travis is a Jack of All Trades and helps keep this place in running order as well as delivering exceptional care to our patients as well as amazing customer service to their owners.
Travis had a menagerie of pets including, 3 Shih Tzus, 2 Cavalier King Charles, a Yorkshire Terrier, a Jack Russell Terrier, and a chameleon, "Sunkist".
Travis enjoys spending his free time pet sitting and teaching sports and social skills to special needs children.