Technician SupervisorJessica Bogosian
Veterinary medicine has always been a passion for Jessica. She started as a kennel attendant at the age of fifteen, and began shadowing the veterinarians and licensed technicians to pick their brains. After earning her Registered Veterinary Technician license in 2010, she began taking on a leadership role within the practice in order to contribute to a positive learning and work environment for all. Jessica’s areas of interest include advanced anesthesia, pain management, and integrative medicine. Jessica joined VCA Tender Care in 2015. She currently lives with a very special German Shorthair Pointer, La Fonda, who was born without a foot on her front right limb. Despite her handicap, La Fonda happily enjoys a life full of hiking, swimming, and scouting the skyline for birds. Both La Fonda and Jessica are avid Oakland A’s fans and enjoy sharing meals and catching some rays at the beach.
Registered Veterinary TechnicianJulia Hamaker
Julia has been working in animal hospitals for 15 years. She started as an assistant, then earned her RVT license in 2003, and has been at Tender Care for the last 5 years. She has one old, crunchy cat (whom she met at Tender Care) and one old, lumpy rat (whom was a rescue by way of UC Davis). Julia is from southern California and grew up in a house full of animals including horses, chickens, dogs, cats, hamsters, rats, and fish. Her special interests outside of work are of course, luring random animals she comes across on the streets to look at their dental health, but also vegan eats, surfing, and traveling. She is applying to school to be a human nurse in hopes to one day be able to take care of all mammals in need.
Veterinary AssistantJuanita Dudley
I joined the VCA Tender Care team in December 2013, and this time has been the best of my work life, which includes stints in retail, banking, human medicine and with the U.S. Postal Service. I’ve been in the veterinary industry for 17 years, but never lived a day of my life without at least one pet. Currently, I am “mom” to 3 dogs"Ryan, a Papillion, CC, a miniature poodle, and the love of my life, Carson, an Australian shepherd. Also in residence are 7 cats and 1 parakeet. All of my kids are rescues. My birthplace was Santa Monica, but Marin has been my home for 55 years in the little slice of paradise called Forest Knolls, where I enjoy spending time reading or gardening. Working at Tender Care has been wonderful. The atmosphere is pleasant, the people are fun, and the opportunities to learn are abundant. Our doctors practice excellent medicine. I’m proud to be part of this team, and hope to be for a long time to come!
Veterinary AssistantFrancisco Martinez Cruz
Veterinary AssistantJulia Riviello
I started in the veterinary field because I wanted to help make a difference in animals and people's lives. I love working in a hospital because I get to do that every single day. When I'm not at work, I'm furthering my knowledge through the SRJC Vet Tech Program. I have 2 dogs and 3 cats total in my life currently, and I love them all so much. On my days off I like to frequent the beach or go hiking. I feel incredibly lucky to work in a VCA hospital.
Veterinary AssistantMichael Simmons