VCA Mission San Jose Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Amber Post

    Amber graduated from Carrington College in 2011 and has been working in the veterinary field since 2010. She takes pride in caring for the animals and making them feel better. She has two cats, Pookie and Loki, and one Chihuahua mix named Dora.  Amber’s personal interests include hiking and playing basketball.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Kathie B

    Kathie has worked for VCA for 20 years and has 20 years of service in the veterinary field. Through hard work and dedication Kathie went from Kennel assistant to Veterinary Assistant Supervisor. In her spare time she loves to sew, and travel all over the country in her motorhome. Kathie loves her job because "everyday is a new adventure and I am constantly learning something new". Although Kathie no longer has any pets of her own she does have a Granddog named Koda.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Emerald P.

    Emerald joined our team as a Veterinary Assistant in 2014. She enjoys meeting and helping four legged friends! She adopted her dog Tiger Lily from the shelter and has spent many hours training her to become the confident, loveable and silly dog she is now. Her hobbies include spending time outdoors with Tiger Lily, the beach, camping and picnics.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Kaila P.

    Kaila has been with VCA Mission San Jose as a Veterinary Assistant since March 2014 and is currently attending Carrington College. She was born and raised in Sacramento, CA and has 3 dogs and 1 cat. Kaila is very passionate about working with animals, and she hopes to specialize in working with marine animals after she graduates. Outside of work, Kaila loves road trips, hiking, video games and spending time with her animals!

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Tamara R

    Tamara has been in the veterinary field since 2002 when she began training to become a technician. Her pet family has included cats, parrots, doves, bearded dragons, guinea pigs, and a tarantula. Right now she is mom to a 30 year old Arabian named Charlie. She loves working with the dogs and cats here at VCA.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Stephanie S

    Stephanie graduated from Carrington College with honors and joined VCA Mission San Jose in July 2013. She has been in the field for 4 years and  training dogs for about 8 years. Her household pets include dogs, cats, bearded dragons, and fish! Stephanie loves spending time with her family, camping, and dirt biking.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, please contact one of the following nearby emergency care clinics.

- Ohlone Veterinary Emergency Clinic 510-657-6620 1618 Washington Blvd. Fremont, CA 94539

- VCA Bay Area Veterinary Specialists 510-483-7387 14790 Washington Ave. San Leandro, CA 94578