Kennel SupervisorMichael 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 AssistantBeth M
Kennel AssistantKat R
My name is Kat,
I recently moved to the desert from Nashville TN.
I’m currently attending College of the Desert for my associate’s degree and I am starting vet tech school in the fall. I have been working with animals my whole life and could not imagine doing anything else. Growing up in the country, we always had an abundance of pets. While in Tennessee I gained experience working at a Doggie Day Care and a Kennel. Since moving to Palm Desert I have been working for VCA for just over 3 months now. I absolutely love it. The staff and quality of care here at VCA is outstanding. I hope to grow with the company and continue to give you and your pet the care and love that you both deserve.
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."