Registered Veterinary TechnicianJinnelle L.
Jinnelle graduated from Carrington Career College in 2010, but she has been working and volunteering in veterinary medicine since high school. She loves her 2 Dachshunds, Beyla and Ari, and her 2 cats, Lexi and Oreo. When she is not at work, she enjoys rock climbing and water sports. Jinnelle’s goal is to one day obtain a specialty degree in Cardiology or Internal Medicine.
Registered Veterinary TechnicianAmber P.
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.
Registered Veterinary TechnicianDawn W
Dawn graduated from Western College in 2010, with an A.S. She has one cat and enjoys spending time outdoors with her two daughters.
Veterinary Assistant SupervisorKathie Burns
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 AssistantAnne F
Anne has been working at VCA Mission San Jose Animal Hospital for 5 1/2 years, has over 20 years of experience in the veterinary profession, and volunteered to be our hospital's cat champion. As a "cat mom" to four furry children herself, Anne feels a special connection to other cat parents. She understands that most cats are afraid of the vet, so she handles them with a gentle voice and touch to make them feel safe and secure throughout their experience. Anne's babies names are Starfish, a domestic short hair, Chocolate, a Balinese mix, Eddie, a domestic medium hair, and Gertrude, a domestic medium hair. She has extensive continuing education in the Veterinary field and has both Emergeny Medicine and General Practice experience. Anne's hobbies include jewelry making and cat wrangling.
Veterinary AssistantTamara 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.