Veterinary Support

  • Veterinary Assistant Supervisor

    Lora Wereb
    Veterinary Tech School: St. Petersburg Collage, Florida

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Ryan Beaubien
    School: UCSB

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Melissa Lamica
    School: Santa Barbara City College, AA

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Nikki Martin

    Nikki has been with VCA Noah's Ark since 2012. She has a strong interest in medicine and never shys away from the hard to handle patients. She also takes great pride in providing a comfortable stay in our luxurious Cat Resort boarding facility. At home she spends her time with her husband and their feline children, Gizmo and Sammie.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Kelly Short

    Kelly Short was born and raised in the Goleta/Santa Barbara community, and has been part of the VCA Noah’s Ark team since 2013. Growing up she has always loved animals, and wanted to be a veterinarian. Through the years she has done different volunteering jobs at Airport Animal Hospital & Resque Cats. She also has several years of experience with equestrian through Horseman’s Hangout. Kelly has grown up with animals her whole life, and now owns her own dog named Frankenstein.