VCA Orchard Plaza Animal Hospital

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 Bentley. In her spare time, she enjoys running, swimming at the beach, and riding horses.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Julie C.

    Julie grew up in San Jose and joined our team in 2010. After receiving a BS in Justice Studies from San Jose State, Julie decided instead to use her love of animals as a guiding point in choosing a career path. She is currently enrolled in Foothill College's Veterinary Technician program and expects to graduate in 2013. Julie says she loves all the patients at VCA Orchard Plaza as working with animals gives her great joy.

    Julie shares her home with her pug, Pebbles, and in her free time she enjoys drawing, watching scary movings and exploring the outdoors.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Idalia C.

    Biography coming soon.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Kara K.

    Bio Coming Soon.


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, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.