School: Cal State East Bay, BS
Cassie has been with VCA Mission San Jose Animal Hospital since 2010 and is currently one of the pharmacy technicians. She graduated from Cal State East Bay in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science. She rescued Olive, her beloved Chihuahua, in 2011, and loves dressing her up in cute outfits. When Cassie is not at work, she loves to go to the beach or hang out with friends!
Samantha joined VCA Mission San Jose in May 2010 and has been with the VCA family since 2008. She has 2 shih tzu's and enjoys the outdoors, hiking, and beach activities.
Jennifer is new to the veterinary world and has been with VCA Mission San Jose Animal Hospital since April 2012. She has always loved animals, especially her dog Metroid. She enjoys outdoor adventures such as hiking, snow skiing, swimming, and taking Metroid on walks! The thing Jennifer loves most about her job is meeting all the new animals and helping clients.
Allison recently returned to VCA Mission San Jose Animal Hospital after beginning her veterinary career here in 2003. She has had the opportunity to work at four different VCA hospitals, including VCA Bay Area Veterinary Specialists and Emergency. Altogether she has been working in veterinary medicine for thirteen years! She has helped out at another hospital in San Jose, CA for six months and then worked in West Sacramento, CA for one year. Allison grew up in the Bay Area and has always had a love for animals. Growing up, her family had cats, but once Allison began working in veterinary medicine, her family’s home pet population expanded greatly. She currently has birds, cats, dogs, horses, and turtles. Allison has a huge fondness for cats and dogs who are brachiocephalic (smash face!!), especially Persians, Himalayans, and Pekingese. Allison has always been very concerned about animal rights and their treatment, and has been a member of PETA for eight years. She has been a vegan for a year now too! She rescued a horse from an organization in Walnut Creek and has since been volunteering her time and services.
JoAnn is going on 13 years of employment at VCA. She has been working with animals since 1976. Starting as a groomer JoAnn moved through the different departments becoming a veterinary assistant in 1997, and currently is a receptionist. She has 2 cats and 2 fish living with her. JoAnn loves every minute of her job.