VCA Monte Vista Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Chelsee Lopez

    My name is Chelsee Lopez. I have been with Monte Vista since 2001. I also worked for the Contra Costa Emergency Center for a few months. I have 5 dogs, 2 cats, and a turtle. I'm currently in the progress of becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. My favorite color is red and I also do pet house sitting after work.

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Kristen Martinez

    My name is Kristen Martinez. I grew up in Southern California and have always had a fascination with animals and a love to care for them. I went to school at Cal Poly Pomona where I received my bachelor of science degree in Animal health Science. I then became registered witht the State of California as a licensed veterinary technician. I joined the VCA family in 2005 while going to college and in 2011 transfered to become part of the incredible VCA Monte Vista Animal hospital family.  Shortly after I maried my husband in 2012, we had 1 furry four legged child, a male cat named Phineas.

  • Technician

    Shaneen Deshenes

    Shaneen has been in the Veterinary field since 2004. After years of unsatisfying jobs, Shaneen got her wish and joined the veterinary field as a technician. Shaneen has been working at Monte Vista since 2013. Shaneen has a loud personality and can be heard all over the clinic, and also has a beautiful little boy, Vinnie who is 5. Shaneen has 2 dachshunds and 2 cats, but loves all of yours as her own!

  • Technician

    Stephanie Goins

    Stephanie, a high energy veterinary assistant, joined the VCA team in 2010 in Benicia, then transferred to Monte Vista in 2012. She has been in the veterinary field for about 5 years. Stephanie has always had a love for all animals and growing up she always brought home new pets from cats and dogs to lizards and rodents. Currently, Stephanie has 2 dogs (Pariah and LD Girl), and 3 cats (Aspen, Willow, and Sequoia). 

  • Technician

    Keyara Young

    My name is Keyara Young and I have 3 dogs and a cat. I started working for Monte Vista Animal Hospital in 2012, and I enjoy every moment of it! I am currently attending Penn Foster College to achieve my AA degreee in Animal Science and to become an RVT.


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 call:

Sage Centers for Veterinary Specialities and Emergencies

1410 Monument Boulevard Suite 100

Concord, CA 94520

Call 925-627-7243


East Bay Veterinary Specialists and Emergency

2803 Ygnacio Valley Road

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Call 937-5001