Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Lana Pabon, CVT
    Veterinary Tech School: Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology

    Lana was born in Reading, Pennsylvania and moved to Colorado in 1998.
    Lana Graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology with honors in September of 2004. Lana completed her internship at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital and after graduation began her career there as a Treatment Technician. During her time at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital Lana was a Surgery Technician and an Oncology Assistant. In June of 2014 Lana joined the staff at VCA Thornton Animal Hospital as the Lead Technician.

    In her spare time Lana enjoys going to the movies, reading and camping. Lana lives with her three Chow Chow dogs Mufasa, Sarabi and Mulan and her Balinese cat Talya.

  • Technician

    Brittani Phillipy

    Brittani was born in Arizona but has lived in Colorado most of her life.  She has loved and wanted to work with animals her entire life.  She attended Bel-Rea and interned at VCA Thornton.  She loved it so much she decided to stay.  She currently has 3 cats.

    "Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms" - George Elliot

  • Technician

    Kathy Waltman
    Veterinary Tech School: Pima Medical Institute

    Kathy was born in California but has lived in Colorado for most of their life.  She attended Pima Medical Institute and graduated with honors.  After growing up without animals she now has 3 dogs, 2 cats, and a chinchilla.  Kathy is married with 3 grown children and a grandson she enjoys very much.  In her spare time, she likes reading and crafting of all kinds.  Her goal is to give compassionate care and great client service.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Zoe Becker

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Rishelle Halbert
    Veterinary Tech School: PIMA

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Angelica Ross

    Angelica is 38 years old and has wanted to work with animals all her life.  After raising her two boys (now 18 and 15) and spending more than 20 years in retail she decided to go back to school to get her Veterinary Assistant certificate.  She is now certified and loves her career.  Angelica is happy to be a part of the VCA Thornton Animal Hospital team.