Client ServiceGinny O'Shea
Prior to joining our team, Ginny worked as a cafeteria manager at a high school for 24 years, had an FBI document job for 3 years and was a cub scout/boy scout leader. She has been with VCA since 1997. Her roles in the hospital include greeting client and their pets and making them feel welcome. She loves animals and likes to see them live long and healthy, active lives. Her current animal companions are 4 shelties and 1 cat. In her spare time, her shelties do agility. She is also a member of northern Virginia sheltie rescue since 2002 and has fostered dogs since. She ended up keeping two shelties she fostered.
Client ServiceDenise Shifflett
Denise just came back to the VCA University family in Dec 2013. She started working here in 1999. She worked here part time, going to NOVA, and going other jobs such as babysitting, cleaning houses and landscape. Shortly after she realized she wanted to work here full time and have a career in the Veterinary field. She became Head Customer Service Reprenative, Event Planner and cross trained. Unfortunately she took another job in June 2010. She was missing her team members and clients at VCA University and was hoping there was a job opportunity back home. Luckily there was.
Client ServiceReema Taneja
Reema was a receptionist at a mortgage company and a doctor’s office before joining our team. She has been with us since November 2010. Her roles include greeting clients and their pets throughout the day. Her current animal companion is a 10 year old German Shepherd. Outside of work, she loves to dance. She is also interested in Law school and likes to volunteer at the juvenile ad domestic relations district court.
Client ServiceElizabeth Troncoso
Elizabeth was the manager at VCA Beacon Hill Cat Hospital for 3 years or so, a client service representative at Alexandria Animal Hospital for 3 years or so and accountant for 15 years and a banker for 5 years before joining our team. She has been with VCA now for 10 years. She loves everything about her job, especially touching people’s lives. She enjoys being a part of the healing process of pets. Her current animal companions are Nino, a dachshund, and 5 cats named Pablo, CoCo Chanel, Tomasina, Sandy and Jackson. Outside of work, she likes to volunteer at cat orphanages. She also likes to fly kites, fish and read, but most of all; she loves to spread the love of God!
“The reason why I work at VCA University Veterinary clinic is because we offer THE BEST VETERINARY CARE for our furry family members and with love and kindness reflected in each team member - by actions and by words. You can feel the HEART of our hospital from the front lobby to the back boarding and Treatment areas. It's a true Blessing when you wake up happy and actually look forward to going to work, especially knowing we are all so grateful to be part of something so wonderful - part of helping little souls!"