Licensed Veterinary TechnicianKatie Grichtmeier
Veterinary Tech School: Northern Virginia Community College
Meet Katie, our Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) here at VCA Pets First. Katie graduated from NOVA (Northern Virginia Community College) in 2013 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. To be a LVT, she had to graduate from an AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) accredited program and pass a national board exam. Katie has been trained in venipuncture, anesthesia and monitoring, clinical care, client education, laboratory procedures, radiology, and surgical assisting. She joins us after coming from a busy practice in Loudoun County. She has a special interest in weight management, anesthesia, and senior care. When not at work Katie can be found playing with her Springer Spaniels or spoiling her cats. If you would like to meet Katie, she will be in the hospital Wednesdays, Thursdays and some Saturdays. Feel free to come by and chat with her.
Veterinary AssistantKayla T
Kayla joined our staff in August 2015 as a Veterinary Assistant. Kayla comes to us with 3 years of veterinary experience. Away from work Kayla has a fur family consisting of three cats and one dog. Kayla has an interest in becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician in her future.