Receptionist SupervisorCheryl Seaborg
Cheryl has been with VCA Mission San Jose Animal Hospital since September 2011 and graduated from U.C. Davis in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development. She absolutely loves animals, especially her two rescue dogs Maddie, a Beagle mix, and Kenzie, an Australian terrier. Cheryl’s personal interests include scrapbooking, camping, and going on outdoor adventures with Maddie and Kenzie!
Karen has an approximate combined 5 years working in all aspects of animal care. From kennel attendant at the Humane Society of the Silicon Valley, to veterinary technician for both the Humane Society and a private vet practice, and husbandry with the Pooch Hotel, she is returning back to the veterinary field as a receptionist with VCA. Originally starting at VCA Bascom in Campbell she transferred to VCA Mission San Jose to be closer to home.
She continues to work full-time while attending SJSU to complete her BA Majoring in Pictorial Arts with focus in print-making. She enjoys using multiple forms of art in her work and grabs inspiration from anything like tattoos and musical influences.
Karen spends her free time with her former Marine husband, Emerson, and avidly watches and attends San Jose Sharks games, goes range shooting, camps, and does regular trips to Santa Cruz and winter trips to North Lake Tahoe. She has two dogs; Trouble, her husbands 5 year old pure bred blue nose pit bull, and Lexi, a 10 year old Australian shepherd labrador mix who she adopted at the humane society back in 2004.
Nicole joined the team in September 2013 but has been working with animals since 2006. She graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelors in Animal Science. Nicole has a purebred Siberian Husky named Rylee. In her free time, Nicole loves snowboarding, hiking, and hanging out with friends and family.
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.