Certified Veterinary TechnicianJamie S
Veterinary Tech School: St. Pete College
Jamie has been an animal lover her entire life! Even as a little girl, she would play with stuffed animals instead of dolls. She always knew deep down that she wanted a career in animal care, so she finally enrolled in school to become a Certified Veterinary Technician! She is now a full-time student and is thrilled to be on the road toward an Associate in Science degree. She loves working for VCA and takes great pride in doing her job well - helping clients get the best care for their beloved pets. She has 4 wonderful pets of her own: a long-hair Chihuahua named Chiquita, a German Shepard mix named Nina, a Lab/Pit mix named Hershey, and a Snowshoe Siamese cat named Giggles.
I have always had a love for animals as well as interest in medicine, so becoming a veterinary technician was the obvious route for me to take career-wise! Working in the veterinary field is one of the most rewarding jobs because it allows me to provide quality medical care to people’s furry babies which makes me (and the owners) feel happy! There’s no better feeling than taking a sick animal into your care, nursing it back to health, and sending it home to a happy and grateful owner.
Valerie joined our staff in Feb 2014, but she’s not at all new to veterinary medicine. She has been a veterinary technician for approximately 14 years. Valerie has been riding horses her whole life and even earned her first broken bone at the tender age of 2 while riding in the snow in her home state of Ohio. Horses are a large part of her life: she breaks and trains them in her spare time. Valerie has lived in Florida for 23 years, and as a “local girl”, she was a cheerleader for the USF Bulls. In addition to her and her husbands 2 Walking horses (Lokey and District) Valerie has 2 Rottweiler’s (Sasha & Reggie), and “a fat Pit bull, Dixie”.
I love being able to help animals in need. I also like educating clients on pet needs so that can they provide the best care and preventative medicine from occurring.
Megan has been a part of our dedicated staff since July of 2007. She is a native of New Port Richey, FL. At home, her family consists of Skyy - a sweet pitbull, Bruiser - a macho bulldog, and her 3 cats - Gizmo, Lucy, and Boomer.
I love working in the animal field. I meet so many new people everyday. It’s very rewarding to have a job that doesn’t feel like a job at all.