Veterinary Support

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Stephanie Meurell
    Veterinary Tech School: Veterinary Allied Staff Education

    Stephanie has been with VCA Orchard Plaza since 1990. She currently manages our team of RVTs and Veterinary assistants.  Stephanie says what she enjoys most is working with people in order to help animals receive the best care possible. She manages the treatment room with the motto "Life is too short - Be happy!"

    Stephanie's family includes her husband, two children, and her maltese Tesla. In her spare time, she enjoys running, swimming at the beach, and riding her horses.

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Katie Pefferle

    Katie has been with VCA Orchard Plaza for close to two years now (she left briefly to explore large animal medicine). Katie graduated from Carrington College in 2012 and shortly after took her state boards to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Most of her time is spent helping with routine and emergency procedures but you will also find her assisting in rooms as your "furry kid's" nurse. In her spare time, she enjoys everything outdoors, riding her horses, and spending quality time with her family and friends.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Jeanivic A.

    Jeanivic started working at VCA Orchard Plaza as an intern in the spring of 2014 and became part of the team as a Kennel Assistant a few months later. She is currently in her second year of the Veterinary Technology Program at Foothill College to pursue her career as a Registered Veterinary Technician. When she has some spare time outside of school and work, she reads, watches movies and spends time with family and friends.