Veterinary Support

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Ryin Horne
    Veterinary Tech School: Yakima Valley Community College

    Ryin moved to the Tri-Cities in 2007 to live with her Fiancée, Cameron.  Before that, she was an Art Teacher in Chicago, Illinois.  Ryin has always loved animals and it was because of that love she decided to go to veterinary technician school.  She graduated in June 2009 from Yakima Valley Community College.  She started at VCA Vineyard Animal Hospital after graduation and is celebrating 5 years in September 2014.  When Ryin is not working, she is going to dog shows with her 2 German Shepherds and training her male German Shepherd Crusader to do agility.  Ryin has a total of 3 dogs, 5 cats, 3 birds, 2 lizards and 3 snakes.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Tiffani Garner

    Tiffani has worked in the animal field for most of her life and just recently started working in the veterinary field.  She has learned that prevention is the key to keeping fur kids healthy and happy.  It is her goal to educate owners on how to prevent medical issues before they start.  Tiffani’s hobbies include showing dogs (for 32 years now), taking care of and riding her horses, going to the dog park with her little rescue dogs, watching her chickens peck the ground, and telling her husband what needs to be done around the farm and house.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Alexis Sims

    Alexis was born in Vancouver, WA and started working at VCA Vineyard Animal Hospital in 2013.  She started as a kennel assistant for a part time job during high school.  Since graduating, she has been attending Columbia Basin Community College where she is earning her degree in Veterinary Science and plans on attending Veterinary School after graduation.  In her free time, Alexis enjoys reading and playing Just Dance 2014.  She also recently started kickboxing classes.