Registered Veterinary TechnicianJennifer Vincent
Veterinary Tech School: Western Career College- San Leandro
Jen has always had a love for animals. When she was 7 years old her first cat had to be euthanized because he ate rat poison. She spent 3 days by his bedside trying to nurse him back to health and ever since then she wanted to help animals that were suffering. Jen graduated from Western Career College in 2005 with a degree in Veterinary Technology and has been a Registered Veterinary a little over a year. Jen's passion are birds and exotics. Her particular interests are in dentistry and emergency and critical care medicine. Jen has 2 cats (Hagrid and Frodo), an African Grey (Mo), a green cheeked conure (Skittles) and a ferret (Tipsy). Jen has rescues and fostered several abandoned kittens and is currently working with a recue foundation for parrots. Jen just recently lost her cockatiel (Akuma) and she thanks the staff for being so caring. Jen enjoys going out and doing outdoor activities. She has worked for VCA Lewelling a short time but has found a practice where she can confide with her co-workers and that also practices quality medicine. Jen feels that Lewelling is a practice she can recommend to her friends and family.
Leilani, an upbeat Veterinary Technician, joined us at VCA Lewelling Veterinary Hospital in April 2010. She has been in the veterinary field for over 10 years and is currently working towards her license to becoming an RVT. Leilani grew up in the bay area where she completed her general education courses at San Francisco State University and started the AAHA Distance Veterinary Technology Program . Recently Leilani and her fiance moved from Maryland to California to be closer to their home and family. When Leilani is not working she enjoys hiking, swimming and spending time with her family and three cats.
Veterinary AssistantMegan Hackbarth
Megan joined VCA Lewelling in 2005. She started VCA fresh out of high school and began working in the boarding facility as a kennel attendant. She slowly worked her way up. She began working as a receptionist, helping the technicians with restraint, rooming clients, giving vaccines, and assisting the doctors. Megan has now become a Technician Assistant. Megan's goal is to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Megan would also like to pursue possibly working with larger animals in zoos, such as lions, tigers and bears.