Veterinary Tech School: Professional Veterinary Assistant School
Brienne has been with VCA Mission Viejo since 2010. She completed the Veterinary Attendant, Assistant and Technician Programs at the Professional Veterinary Assistant School in Lake Forest, graduating November 2012. She passed her RVT exam in March of 2013. Animals are her passion and she can’t imagine doing anything else! Brienne has a Chocolate Lab named Hershey Kisses, a terrier mix named Cadbury, and an orange/white tabby named Frankie at home keeping her on her toes. In her spare time, Brienne can be found playing music and singing at her local karaoke stop, as well as going to Disneyland with her family as often as possible.
Veterinary AssistantNatasha K
Tash has been with VCA Mission Viejo Animal Hospital for over 3 years and has worked in the animal care field for over 12 years. She has one rescue dog named Buddy who came from a California County Shelter. He has needed a lot of hard work and special care, but he has been worth it. Tash has a special place in her heart for the unwanted animals with special needs.
Veterinary AssistantJames O
James has worked in the veterinary field since 2010 after attending The Professional Veterinary Assistant School. He joined the VCA family in 2012 and most recently the team at VCA Mission Viejo.
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 AssistantQuynhchi "Chi" T
School: University of the West Indies, DVM
Chi has been working at VCA Mission Viejo Animal Hospital as a Veterinary Assistant and recently became our Tech Lead. Chi has a bachelor's in science from the University of California, Irvine. She graduated in 2011 from the University of the West Indies, School of Veterinary Medicine and is currently working on getting her license to practice veterinary medicine in the United States. Chi was raised in Orange County and has one dog, a Shih-Tzu, named Tiger.
Nutrition ConsultantSusan Blake Davis, CCN
As a Pet Nutritionist, Susan is a strong advocate of using whole, natural foods to nourish and strengthen a pet's overall health. With her wealth of knowledge and compassion for animals, Susan provides a unique and new perspective that will complement the care you are receiving from your veterinarian. Susan has extensive experience working with cats that have IBD, dogs with allergies and pets with cancer. Formulate a purr-fect new meal plan with Susan while your cat stays curled up at home relaxing.
Susan graduated with highest honors from the University of California at Davis and attained a Master’s Degree in Social Psychology and an MBA from UCLA. She also earned a Clinical Nutritionist Certification (CCN) from the Natural Healing Institute of Naturopathy. Susan is very committed to helping rescued shelter pets and founded Ariel Rescue, a 501(c)(3) charity. Her accomplishments have been featured in various media publications. Most recently, Susan was invited to address the importance of holistic pet care at a pet food industry conference.