Veterinary Support

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Shawna D
    Veterinary Tech School: Pierce College, Lakewood, Washington

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Sarah B
    School: Carrington College, Veterinary Assistant

    I started working here at VCA Manito Animal Hospital in April of 2013. I’m a 2008 graduate from Carrington College’s veterinary assistant program, and currently working toward becoming a licensed technician. I’ve been around animals ever since I can remember, raised showing horses in 4-H and showing hogs through high school in FFA. The last 8 years I’ve been showing and working with draft horses, both owned by other people and my own. I have 2 dogs, Suzie (Pit Bull Mix) and Rylie (Jack Russell Terrier); and a cat, Sheva. Currently I have 6 draft horses…Hank, Henry, Ruthie, Sally, April and DeMayo.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Nicole Ferns
    School: Appollo College, Veterinary Assistant

    Nicole Ferns has worked in the veterinary field since 2005 and joined VCA Manito in October of 2013. She graduated from the Veterinary Assistant Program at Apollo College and has had her Veterinary Medication Clerk Registration since 2011. Currently she is interested and looking into becoming a Veterinary Nutritional Advocate as well as Animal behaviorist. Nicole is passionate about animal care, and even has seven dogs of her own. Her other hobby is reading.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Jerry G
    Veterinary Tech School: Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon
    School: Allen Hancock University, Santa Maria, California, AAS Veterinary Technology