Indio Pet Grooming & Boarding

  • Kennel Supervisor

    Michael S

    Michael has always had an affinity for pets of all kinds. Over the years, Michael has adopted four dogs, four cats, three birds, some tropical fish, and a rabbit, as well as fostering over 50 dogs/puppies, cats/kittens, a lion cub, hamsters, mice, turtles, and a couple guinea pigs tossed in!
    After 25 years supporting local (Los Angeles and San Diego) pet adoption groups, and a 5 year association with the Los Angeles Animal Services’ West Los Angeles Shelter where he provided kennel support, adoption support, volunteer training and other services, Michael joined Valley Animal Medical Center as the Kennel Supervisor.
    Overseeing Valley Animal Medical Center’s boarding, grooming, daycare and upcoming training services, Michael and the staff strive to provide excellent client service and superior care for the pets entrusted to us.

  • Kennel Assistant

    Christipher K

    Chrisitpher, was raised in a family who prides itself in animal care service.

    Christipher grew up helping with animals and also with the “catch and release” of feral cats in Anaheim, Ca. with the occasional opossums.

    With one aunt being a VA and another family member being a registered dog breeder, Christipher has had amazing experiences with all sorts of animals.

    His love & curiosity for animals has led him to foster and appreciate many of his own.

    Having cared for cats, dogs, hamsters, rats, birds (wild & exotic), reptiles, amphibians, fish and even insects. Christipher  plans to continue to live, love and learn with our animal friends, because with them he is forever home.

  • Groomer

    Brittny Caputo

    My name is Brittney and I absolutely love animals.

    It started at a very young age when my dad and I spent more time camping then at home. My dad passed on his love for animals. He and I were constantly rescuing animals, everything from nursing hawks back to health, to helping the local feral kittens. We enjoyed hiking with our dogs just to enjoy the beautiful sights of nature and wild life.

    I have a passion for helping animals. Seeing an animal in need just breaks my heart and I instantly try everything to help.

    Before I was old enough to work I would foster animals, volunteer at shelters and pet sit. I got a job at a pet store when I was old enough where I got to put my passion to better use.

    I learned how to groom dogs and helped animal’s everyday.

    It warms my heart to groom a matted dog or see a poodle strut its stuff after grooming.

    I finally landed my dream job here at VCA Valley Animal Medical Center where I can do what I love. Helping animals everyday and making owners happy.

  • Groomer

    Leann Schigas

    Leann joined VCA Valley in June of 2013, she has been grooming for the past seven years. Leann was brought up around the grooming business; as a young girl she learned from her mother. Leann was brushing out dogs and cutting their nails at a very young age.

    Throughout high school, Leann worked as a bather and perfected her skills as a groomer.

    Leann states, "I see grooming as an art. I really enjoy working with animals and being able to make them look and feel better."