VCA West Bernardo Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Samantha B.

    Samantha is a registered veterinary technician and has been part of the VCA West Bernardo family for 2 years.  Samantha moved to sunny San Diego from Sacramento a few years ago.  She enjoys living in such a "dog friendly city."  In her spare time, Samantha enjoys swimming, dancing and playing with her 3 dogs (Piglet, Milady and Rabbit).  She believes in treating every animal as if they were her own and in treating every client as if they were family.


  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Shell R.
    Veterinary Tech School: Mesa College

    Shell joined the VCA West Bernardo family in 1990.  She is a registered veterinary technician with over 20 years of veterinary experience.  Her hobbies include reading, knitting, reading and working in her yard.  Shell is the proud owner of 6 cats and 2 dogs.


  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Ann T.
    Veterinary Tech School: Mesa College

    Ann has been an R.V.T. since 1998 and a member of the VCA family for the past few years. There are three things she enjoys just as much as being a great technician and that are her 2 precious very senior kitties, and her 7 year old African tortoise.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Brent N

    Brent has been with VCA for five years and has worked at three different hospitals.  He has been a veterinary assistant at VCA West Bernardo for 2 years.  Brent enjoys helping clients and working with their pets.  He also has a strong interest in assisting in surgeries.  In his spare time he loves to ride dirt bikes and spend time with his girlfriend Stephanie and their two dogs Finley and Fitz.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Shanya P
    Veterinary Tech School: Vase RVT Program
    School: Community College

    Shayna is a San Diego native and has been with VCA for 13 years.  She is currently a veterinary assistant at VCA West Bernardo Animal Hospital and is working toward achieving her credentials as a licensed registered veterinary technician.  Shayna has been part of the VCA West Bernardo family for 4 years and has a deep passion for helping animals.  Outside of work, Shayna enjoys hiking, surfing, knitting, painting and spend time with her cat "Moses."

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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.

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