Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Heidi S

    Heidi joined the VCA North Coast family in February of 2012 as a Registered Veterinary Technician and after 2 1/2 years of hard work and dedication, was promoted to Technician Supervisor in 2014. Heidi has  a chihuahua named Tito, a cat named Burt, and a  Columbian Boa Constrictor named Isabel. In her spare time Heidi enjoys yoga, running, hiking, and playing ice hockey.

  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Cara Z

    Cara joined the VCA North Coast family in 2008 as a Veterinary Technician when she moved to California and has 10 years of experience in the veterinary field . Cara attended school at Colorado Mountain College and graduated in 2006 from the AVMA accredited Veterinary Technician program. Cara excels in  emergency medicine and prides herself in the patient care she provides. Cara's family includes her 2 dogs Marley and Dacious,  and 3 little fish. Cara enjoys being outdoors, hanging out at the beach, camping and taking trips to Baja with her husband and her son.

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Lisa T

    Lisa joined to VCA family in 2011 as a veterinary assistant after retiring from her  successful career in the U.S. Navy as a Master Chief Petty Officer. Lisa then went back to school and  earned her Registered Veterinary Technician license from San Diego Mesa College. Lisa shares her spare time with many different animal rescue organizations such as Project Wildlife, Emergency Animal Rescue, and the California Wolf Center in Julian, which is the breeding facility for the critically endangered Mexican Grey Wolf. In her additional spare time Lisa enjoys spending quality time with her family exploring all of our National Parks in their motorhome, surf kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, kayaking, strength training, and furthering her knowledge in anything she can get her hands on.

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Annie W

    Annie Wu joined the VCA North Coast family in 2010 and a Registered Veterinary Technician and has years of experience in general practices as well as emergency hospitals. Annie is one of our lead technicians that oversees our daily operations to ensure that every pet has the best experience possible. Annie has 2 dogs Dino and Bash and enjoys, surfing, reading, and spending time with her friends in her spare time.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Alison B

    Alison "Ali" joined the VCA North Coast family in 2012 after moving from one of our VCA sister hospitals, where she worked as the Overnight Emergency Technician. Ali has happily taken on the task of being the Overnight Emergency Technician, and provides our patients with top notch care. Ali's 2 dogs  Wishbone and Winnie keep her company when our patients are settled and resting. In her spare time Ali enjoys studying Astrophysics and Quantum Mechanics, and reading classic literature. Needless to say, our patients learn quite a bit when they are here! If you ever find yourself at VCA North Coast in the middle of the night, rest assured that you are in good hands.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Elena C

    Elena joined the VCA North Coast family in 2012 as a veterinary assistant. She has over 25 years of veterinary experience ranging from general practice to emergency/critical care and was recently promoted to lead technician. She has 2 Chihuahuas Lula and Radar Love, 2 cats  Edward Bunny Hopper and Bella, a Columbian Boa named Misssssisssssippi, a Corn snake named Kornelius, and a bearded dragon named Norbert. Elena lives in Encinitas with her two sons. She holds a BA in English Literature and a BA in European History and enjoys going to church, the beach, watching soccer and reading.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Imani C

    Imani joined the VCA family in 2014 as a veterinary assistant and has worked in the veterinary field for 3 years. Imani started her career as a volunteer then moved to a kennel assistant position which led to her being a veterinary assistant.Imani has 3 pets at home, 2 dogs named Ricky and Honey and a rat named Cheeseburger! In her spare time Imani likes to volunteer with different organizations and she loves to work on as well as ride street bikes.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Kiera C

    Kiera joined the VCA North Coast Animal Hospital family in October 2011 as a  veterinary assistant. Kiera has spent 12 years working in general  practices as well as emergency hospitals. Kiera has 3 cats, Dipsy, Hacker & Kitten Mitten, 2 dogs,Maverick & Charlie and 1 rabbit Trixie, and her spare time is spent with her son Sebastian and her family.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Tiffany D
    Veterinary Tech School: Pima Medical Institute

    Tiffany joined the VCA North Coast family in 2014 as a veterinary assistant. She graduated from Pima Medical Institute and plans to test soon for her Registered Veterinary Technician License, and is currently working towards attending veterinary school. Tiffany lives with her hognose snake Noodle, ball pythons Pytre & Nipsey, boa constrictors Easy B & Eve, bearded dragons Fireball & Jager, Chinchillas Chester & Chubbs and her spoiled eclectus parrot Mali.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Tarra G
    Veterinary Tech School: Pima Medical Institute

    Tarra joined the VCA North Coast family in 2014 and has been a veterinary assistant for 5 years. Tarra attended Pima Medical Institute and completed her veterinary assistant program and  is working towards becoming an Registered Veterinary Technician. In her spare  time, she loves taking her pit bull “Sampson” out to local dog beaches.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Ian M

    Ian joined the VCA North Coast family in 2008 as a veterinary assistant and took on the task of the graveyard shifts. Ian has over 10 years of experience working in emergency medicine and takes pride in being here for our patients when they need soemone the most. Ian is owned by a dog named Stanley that he rescued when he was just a puppy, since then Stanley accompanies Ian to work everyday and enjoys saying hello to all of us one by one when he gets here. In his spare time Ian likes to play music and create amazing works of art.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Soledad V

    Soledad "Solly"  joined the VCA North Coast family in 2005 as a kennel assistant and it didn't take long with her determination to work her way up to a veterinary assistant. Solly is known around our hospital as the "Dental Queen" and has been an important staple in the hospitals growth over the years. Our clients love to see her familiar face whenever they visit, and she wills always take time to pop into the lobby and say hi to our clients. Solly has a variety of pets, dogs, cats, and even reptiles. Solly loves to spend time with her husband, 3 sons, and grandson in her spare time.