Receptionist SupervisorStephanie Rivera
Stephanie was born and raised in Los Angeles and moved to Santa Monica 3 years ago to be closer to her school campus. Stephanie has a dog named Pixie (pictured) that according to a DNA test is ¼ poodle, ¼ maltese, ¼ Chihuahua and ¼ American hairless! In her free time, she likes to hang out with her friends, cook new dishes and read a good book. Every Sunday, Stephanie and her boyfriend, along with Pixie, go to the beach to watch the sunset! Her love for animals continues to grow everyday working at VCA Santa Monica Dog and Cat Hospital.
Client ServiceAlicia Keiser
Alicia is one of the smiling faces you'll see at our front desk. She has been with VCA since 2009 and calls Santa Monica her hometown.
Client ServiceJulia Ruiz
Julia is a Southern California native, born and raised in Fontana. From a young age Julia discovered her love for animals and helping others. With a constant longing to escape Fontana, Julia attended college at California State University, Monterey Bay where she majored in Film Production. Currently she lives in West Los Angeles with the loves of her life, Bryant and Luna (her kitty). When she’s not at VCA Santa Monica you can find Julia biking around Santa Monica, finding new hiking trails, and camping Big Sur in the summers.
Client ServiceHannah Ward
Originally from NC, Hannah moved to Venice, California in 2009. She grew up pet sitting and always brought home stray pets and wildlife. Outside of working at VCA, Hannah enjoys dog walking, biking and hanging out with friends.