Veterinary Support

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Sarah Nelson
    Veterinary Tech School: Foothill College

    Sarah received her undergraduate degree in journalism from CSU Chico and went on to enjoy a successful career at Hewlett Packard Company. During a downsizing period at HP, she decided to take advantage of the opportunity to leave HP and pursue a career either in human or animal nursing. Her lifelong love of animals won out and she attended Foothill College's Animal Health Technology program. She graduated in 1995 and passed the California State Veterinary Medical Board exam to become a Registered Veterinary Technician that same year. She began working with Dr. Mell at the Stanford Pet Clinic (now VCA Palo Alto Animal Hospital) in 1994 and enjoys developing long term relationships with clients and their pets. She has a particular fondness for senior pets and the challenges they can present. Sarah loves being a mom to her own cats who range in age from 4 to 16 years old. She also enjoys mixed media crafting, hiking and is an avid SF Giants fan!


  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Janet Ronstadt
    Veterinary Tech School: Foothill College

    Janet received her undergrad degree in psychology and worked in mental health settings until she had children.   After they were launched, her life long passion for animals led her to join the Foothill College Veterinary Technology Program, from which she graduated  in 2001, passing the state licensing exam the same year and becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. About her second career Janet likes to say "If you love your job you never have to work a day in your life." She enjoys developing relationships with clients and caring for their beloved pets as if they were her own. Janet is especially interested in senior pet care as well as studying about vestibular syndromes. She is an avid reader and enjoys traveling with her husband and spending weekends at the beach with her Pembroke Corgi, Cheerio, her Cardigan Corgi, Alice Rose and her Smooth Collie, Lad.  


  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Pamela Warrior
    Veterinary Tech School: Foothill College

    Pam has been working with VCA Palo Alto Animal Hospital since 2009. Previously she worked for Stanford Pet Hospital for over 5 years. With over 10 years of training and experience she received her RVT license at Foothill College. Her and her husband, who is an Animal Control Officer for the city of Palo Alto, are the proud pet parents of a dog, four cats, and four gold fish. When Pam is not working at VCA she enjoys such activities as taking her dog Lily, a deaf double-merle Border Collie, to specialized training to heighten her other senses.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Laura Hendricks


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Tanya Phan

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