Veterinary Support

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Laressa L
    Veterinary Tech School: Parkland College
    School: UC Santa Cruz Extension, A.A.S.

    Laressa's affinity and love for animals was apparent from her early childhood days while growing up on the islands of Guam and Hawaii. She has been a proponent of the Veterinary Technology profession since graduating from the Parkland College Veterinary Technology program in Urbana, Illinois in 1997. She has served on the CVMA RVT Committee and managed Vet Tech Internship programs throughout her 14 years in companion animal and lab animal medicine. Her passions include ensuring the humane treatment of animals, promoting continuing education, and advocating proper training and hands-on techniques. She returned to the VCA family in 2014 after dedicating time towards pursuing lab animal medicine and caring for her 3 young children as a stay-at-home mom. Outside of the animal hospital, she has fun with her rambunctious and hilarious kids, volunteering at their nearby elementary school, and playing with her huggable Mittens, the grey kitty who rounds out her loving family.

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Shawn L
    Veterinary Tech School: Carrington College

    Shawn graduated from the Carrington College Veterinary Technology Program in September of 2014. She is very excited to be a team member here at the VCA Lawrence Animal Hospital since working with animals has always been a passion of hers. Having the opportunity to share this passion with others has been very important and Shawn takes pride in treating each pet that comes into our hospital as if they were her own. We fondly revere Shawn as being extremely thorough in everything she does. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her cats, Madison and Champ.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Jennifer S.
    Veterinary Tech School: Carrington College

    Jennifer joined the VCA Lawrence Animal Hospital in August 2012. She graduated from Carrington College, where she received her Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. In the veterinary field, she has a special interest in performing dental prophys and assisting in surgeries. Jennifer is working on obtaining her RVT license and in the future, plans to specialize in either Dentistry or Surgery. She grew up and also lives in San Jose with her cat, Priscilla; her Beta fish, Valentino; and her 2 birds, Zoe and Snowball. In her free time she enjoys spending quality time with her precious pets.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Deztynee V
    Veterinary Tech School: Carrington College

    Deztynee grew up in the San Jose area and has lived here for all of her 23 years. She realized she wanted to be in the veterinary field when she was young. She used to walk around with her plastic ER kit and “check” her dogs’ vital signs. In her spare time, she likes to do outdoor activities, hiking, and taking long car rides in the mountains. She has 4 dogs and 2 cats: Zuul, Memory, Negrito, Maya, Olive, and Noche. She attended the Carrington College Veterinary Technology Program and graduated in 2014, and is currently working on acquiring her RVT license. She joined the VCA Lawrence Animal Hospital in 2014 and loves working with her team members here. Her special interests are in canine behavior and training.