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Matthew Reyes has been with VCA since September of 2013. His outgoing personality makes him a perfect fit for the client services department. Not only is he a very hard working and driven individual, but he genuinely cares for everyone and everything. He loves to make people smile and makes it a mission to make sure every person he comes in contact with laughs. He has a plethora of passions and interests ranging from volunteering at Martha’s Village and Kitchen, which is the largest provider of homeless services in the Coachella Valley to obsessing over Beyonce’s every move. His compassion and wisdom are way beyond his years. All these attributes make him a unique addition and valuable asset to the VCA team. Although, his dreams and aspirations change from day to day, we are sure that whatever he ends up deciding to do with his life, he is going to do amazing.
Claudia was born and raised in the Coachella Valley, as a young child she had a passion for helping animals and always being around them.
After graduating from Coachella Valley High School in 2004 one of her first jobs was working in a boarding facility, from there on she knew working with animals is what she wanted to do.
She has been working with animals for the past 10 years whether it has been in retail, grooming, boarding, dog training, and pet nutrition.
Claudia joined VCA Valley Animal Medical Center in November of 2013. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, daughter, and what she likes to call her 2 ¼ dogs two Pit-bulls and one Chihuahua.
Jillian was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado and lived there until August of 2014. She moved out here and joined our team in January 2015. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Human Services degree. Shortly after college she joined Frontier Airlines as a customer services agent and for a little over a year she enjoyed the benefits of working for an airline and traveled. With her love of animals and experience in customer relations she has been a great addition to our team here at VCA. As a child she would often tell her parents that when she grew up she wanted to be a dog herself. Jillian has always had a passion for golden retrievers so as soon as she could she welcomed Milo into her family. Shortly after adopting Milo she decided one wasn’t enough and brought home Logan.
Lizette was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and has lived here in the valley for three years.
After graduating high school Liz attended Milan Institute and is a licensed massage therapist.
Now that Liz is an employee at VCA she aspires to be a Veterinarian.
Liz’s passion for animals started at home, having a big animal family including two birds, red tail boa and Duchess a
Maltese. When not at work Liz enjoys spending time with her animals.
Sydney has been in the Coachella Valley since 1998. Born in Scottsdale, Arizona, and also has lived in Chicago, Illinois.
She has been in the veterinary field for almost 2 years, and has had a previous internship at Desert Veterinary Specialists during high school for health academy. Before veterinary medicine, Sydney has worked in a range of medical back rounds. To name a few are: Dermatology, cosmetic surgery, and physical therapy. The love for animals came from a very early age. Sydney would bring home numerous different species and breeds of animals to her family (they were not always excited about that) Sydney is engaged, her immediate family lives in the Coachella Valley as well, and she has a younger brother who is a pitcher at USC.
Growing up she was in many different sports: Softball, desert united soccer, gymnastics and cheer leading. Sydney still loves to hike in the beautiful desert mountains (when the weather allows it). Along, with outdoor activities, Sydney’s passion is make up artistry. Her all time loves of life are her four kitties, Phoenix, Georgia, Babycat, and Wrigley, as well as her family pet senior bearded dragon Arthur.
Nellie was born and raised here in Coachella Valley. She went to school locally and graduated with an AA in Criminal Justice from Santa Barbara Business College.
Nellie has worked several jobs and is currently is a Receptionist here at VCA VAMC. Nellie enjoys the Veterinary atmosphere and hopes to grow with the company and provide you and your pet with great customer service.
Nellie has two kids, Lily 7 yrs old and Shaun 4 yrs old. Nellie recently adopted a 6 yr old American Bulldog named “Zeus”. Nellie married her High School sweetheart Robert, and they have been married for 4 amazing years.
In her free time Nellie loves to spend time with her family
Kirsten was born and raised in the Coachella Valley.
Right after graduating from La Quinta High School, she enrolled at California Baptist University where she majored in Biology with a concentration in environmental science. While in college, Kirsten interned at the Mary S. Roberts Adoption Center in Riverside. She helped socialize animals and fostered many.
Kirsten has been a die hard animal lover since she was a little girl. Growing up, her dream was to become a marine biologist. Every summer, she would stay with her grandparents in Long Beach, CA and swim in the ocean for hours at a time with her grandfather.
She is happiest when she is with her two cats and dog- Micah, Laila, and Harlow.