Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Alicia Setaro BS, CVT
    Veterinary Tech School: Becker College

    Alicia joined VCA Lancaster Animal Hospital in July 2013.  She has been working with animals her whole life. Alicia is a graduate of Becker College, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in veterinary science. She received her CVT in the Spring of 2015.  Her interests include assisting with the whelping of Doberman pinscher puppies and pet sitting. In her spare time, you can find her running road races. Alicia loves spending time with her pets at home: a Doberman named Berenger and her cat Celia. 


  • Technician

    Kerri (aka Trixie) Brooks

    Trixie grew up on a farm and has always loved all kinds of animals. After graduating from Norfolk County Agricultural High School, she fulfilled her dream of becoming a veterinary technician. She has since gathered over six years of experience in the field, and joined the VCA Lancaster team in January 2010. At home, Trixie and Jarrad care for their son; their dog, Ranger and a rescue horse, Fido.


  • Technician

    Karen LaPierre, CVT
    Veterinary Tech School: Becker College
    School: Certified Veterinary Technician

    Karen has been working as a veterinary technician for over a decade, becoming a certified veterinary technician in 2006. She has been a VCA employee since 2005 and came to Lancaster full-time in 2008. At home, Karen wrangles a herd that includes her husband, two children, two dogs, two cats and a parrot.


  • Technician

    Amanda Paquette
    Veterinary Tech School: Becker College

    Amanda is currently working on her Bachelor's in Animal Science degree at Becker College. She loves working as a technician and is especially fond of the small mammals that we see.  Aside from working in general practice, she hopes to become more involved with wildlife and conservation efforts.


  • Technician

    Betty-Jo Therrien, CVT
    Veterinary Tech School: Becker College

    BJ joined the team in July 2013 bringing with her 16 years of experience working in all areas of animal care. She obtained her CVT certification in January 2012.

    BJ enjoys spending time outdoors and training for competition obedience with her 3 dogs: Ziva, the maltipoo, and Emma and Boris, the Dobermans. She is “mom” to 4 cats �" Tyler, Smudge, Rascal, and Banner �" and foster mom to many other pets, as well. BJ’s home is sanctuary to all sorts of rescue and foster critters.
     


  • Technician

    Nicole Walker

    Nicole joined us at VCA Lancaster in April 2009. She is pursuing her associates degree in natural resources at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner. Outside of school and work Nicole loves spending time with her zoo at home, which includes three cats and a leopard gecko.

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