Receptionist SupervisorLydia R
Lydia came to Redwood in April of 2011. She adores all animals and has been in the veterinary field since 2005. Her other love is baking and has a diploma in Pastry. She hopes to always find a happy medium in combining these two passions for the rest of her life. She currently resides in Bothell with her boyfriend, Rob and two best felines, Clyde and Dexter. Outside of work, nothing makes her happier than spending time with her boyfriend and her family. She also loves a good laugh, eating Chinese food, the snow and rain, the mountains, playing video games, and anything with polka dots!
Chloe was new to VCA Redwood Animal Hospital in 2014. Although she has always worked with animals, this is Chloe’s first job in the veterinary field. She spent five years volunteering at the Everett Animal Shelter. While she was there, Chloe picked up lots of animal behavior knowledge, as well as training techniques. Chloe has three rescue dogs, a bird, a snake, and a Bearded Dragon. In her free time, she enjoys taking her dogs to the dog park, hiking, fishing, camping, and reading a good book!
Born and raised in Redmond, Nicole became a part of VCA Redwood Animal Hospital in March 2015. Although raised with animals her whole life, this is her first time working in the veterinary field. When not at Redwood she enjoys going hiking with her pitbull mix Amy, listening to music, a good sewing challenge, and working on classic cars with her friends.
Native to Everett and new to Redwood, Liz joined the team in June 2011. Her first time being in the veterinary field, Liz couldn't image working anywhere else!
While not having fun at Redwood, Liz enjoys traveling places with her friends, herpetology, and kicking back and enjoying life. She has two pets, a tortoise named Viola, and a hamster named Matt Damon and has a knack for getting curious looks by people when taking her tortoise outside in the summer for "walks".
Maritza comes to us after working for 3 years at the ‘happiest place on earth,’ Disneyland! Originally, from the Bay Area, but born in Santiago, Chile, she moved up to Washington from Southern California in order to be closer to family and to enjoy everything that Washington has to offer. She has had a variety of experience working with dogs and horses in caretaking environments. Her favorite experience was having the opportunity to herd horses while doing a study abroad trip to Belize for archeology work. Maritza has two adorable ‘kids’ with fur! They are a 1 year old golden retriever and a 7 month old border collie. In her free time she enjoys taking her dogs on walks and to the Dog Park, as well as herding lessons. Maritza is looking forward to the opportunity to work with animals and their caretakers in order to ensure the greatest care and experience is given to them!
School: Bowling Green State University, Bachelors in Business Administration
Emily recently joined the VCA Redwood Animal Hospital team to continue her work in the animal care field. As a 2014 graduate of Bowling Green State University in Ohio with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Emily made the journey across country from Rochester Hills, MI, to Redmond, WA this past summer. Since high school, Emily has worked on the teams of various animal care facilities, moving from animal caregiving positions to more office administrative roles. At home, Emily has a 2 ½ year old Chow Chow named Graham, who loves to go on outings to the local dog park.