Santa Clara Pet Grooming & Boarding
Kennel AssistantSummer Aldana
Summer Grace has been with VCA since 2014. She enjoys working with animals and hopes to one day open her own animal day care center. Summer spends her days working and is also a full-time student. When she is not working, Summer enjoys taking adventures with her dog Dottie, exploring new places, and cuddling with her two cats Me Meow and Chloe.
Kennel AssistantPaulette Rinck, R.V.T.
Veterinary Tech School: Foothill Community College
Paulette has been with VCA Vets & Pets Animal Hospital since June 2008. Animals have always played a very special role in her life. They give her comfort and she loves being able to help them too. One of her favorite parts of her job is giving the pets one-on-one nursing care. She graduated Foothill College Veterinary Technology in 1996 and is a registered veterinary technician. Another focus for Paulette is behavior medicine, and she hopes to further her education in this field at some point. Paulette has a service dog, Abby a Basenji. Abby has even won awards at dog shows! Paulette enjoys attending dog shows in her spare time and also has an interest for collecting model horse figurines.
Ines has been with VCA Vets & Pets Animal Hospital since September of 1998. She began grooming with us shortly thereafter. She is quite talented in this area, especially with the "less willing" patients- she seems to be able to talk to them in a language all their own! We love seeing the magic of seeing the pets' make-overs after grooming. Ines really enjoys talking with her clients and making sure they get exactly what they need.
Ines works with us 6 days a week, but in her spare time she enjoys watching movies, playing volleyball, or just chatting with her friends about the topics of the day.