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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. He may be the youngest employee at VCA Valley Animal Medical Center and Emergency Hospital; however, 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 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.
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.