Veterinary AssistantAmanda B
Amanda was born and raised in Tustin, California where she currently resides. She graduated from Pacific Coast High School, then went on to receive an AA in Sociology from Orange Coast College and is currently attending Heritage College to receive her RVT license. She got into the field because of her obvious love for animals as well as the fascination behind the science aspect. She loves caring for sick animals and watching the recovery. She also enjoys the long term bond that is created between hospital staff and owners/pets. She has one dog named Nova who is a 5 year old blue nose pit-bull and is the light of her life. She’s had Nova since she was 8 weeks old and couldn’t imagine life without her. In her free time she enjoys relaxing and cuddling with Nova as well as cooking, reading, visiting her brother in New York City, taking Nova to the dog beach, and watching Netflix.
Veterinary AssistantAngela F
Angela grew up in South Orange County and graduated from JSerra Catholic High School in 2007. She moved to Connecticut to attend the University of New Haven for her BS in Forensic Science and BS in Biotechnology. Upon passing her MCATs she decided to move home to be close to family and friends. In 2013, she finished her masters in Veterinary Forensics in 2013 and joined the VCA Mission Viejo Animal Hospital team. She is currently working on her PhD in Biotechnology-Biodefense at Johns Hopkins University; as well as becoming an RVT through Penn-Foster before this spring. When she is not working or attending school, she can be found at gymnastics with her daughter or snuggling with her boxer Stella.
Veterinary AssistantDiana K
Diana was brought up in a military family and lived all over the U.S. growing up, as well as overseas. She has worked as a Veterinary Technician for over 12 years and considers it the love of her life; she couldn’t see herself doing anything else. She graduated from Brandon High School in Florida and has an AA degree in medical administration from Keiser University. She is currently enrolled in Penn-Foster working on her RVT license. She has a few animals: first off is her best friend and partner Stone Man who is an American bulldog/pit-bull mix. Also she has a cat named Vitty and 3 horses: Wahoo’s Lil Storm, Renegade, and Minnie Mouse. In her free time she enjoys horseback riding, fishing, hunting, and just being in the great outdoors.
Veterinary AssistantTyler O
Tyler was born and raised in Anaheim. He knew that his passion was working with animals and decided to pursue a career in the animal hospital field. Tyler began his veterinary career in 2002 while working as a kennel assistant at a local animal hospital. Shortly after Tyler became a Technician at a animal hospital in Dana Point and stayed there for 10 years. Tyler joined VCA Mission Viejo Animal hospital in April of 2012. He lives in South Orange County with his two cat's Ninja & Martini and his dog Hank. When Tyler is not at work, you'll find him out riding his mountain bike, outside running and hiking.
Veterinary AssistantBryan W.
Bryan has lived in Southern California for 17 years now but is originally from South Africa where he lived for 16 years and was first introduced to animal care by his uncle who runs a game reserve business; although he has always had an affinity for animals. He has been involved in animal care field for almost 3 years. He attended Capistrano Valley High School and then attended Saddle-Back Community College for 2 years. He obtained a B.S. in media arts from the Art Institute of Orange County. He is currently attending Heritage College, working on his RVT license. He got into the veterinary field because he finds the medicine aspect of it interesting and diverse. He thinks the cases are fun to work on and no two pets or problems are the same; every day is different pet with a different solution. He has two pets of his own: a naughty young cat named Mojo-Jojo and little old princess Shepard mix named Sasha. In his words, “they are both the joy and grief in my world.” He enjoys working in an animal hospital because the people are well educated, caring individuals and perfect for this type of work. He enjoys seeing cases of patients that come in ill and/or injured and watch as the patients become healthy with our treatments. He enjoys the joy to see pet owners happy with our hospital and doctors as well as the joy to have pets happy to see us. In his spare time he enjoys art, surfing, swimming, and visiting zoo’s and museums.