Veterinary Support

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Sammy R.

    As a child, Sammy grew up helping her grandfather raise steers in Petaluma and always harbored a passion for helping animals.

    After high school graduation in 2005, Sammy attended a vocational college in Sacramento, California. She began working in the veterinary field as a technician. In 2008, she became licensed as a registered veterinary technician.

    Sammy and her husband live in Cloverdale with their 4 furry “kids”. Pugsly, Penny, and Hickory are all three very lovable pugs that keep the Boxer, Cami, great company.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Danielle Lusebrink

    Hi, my name is Danielle. I started my animal career as a kennel technician and worked my way up to a veterinary technician after gaining valuable knowledge and skills at VCA Animal Care Center. I recently started at VCA Westside Animal Hospital after working in the wine industry for a short time. I strive to provide quality care for our patients and excellent service to our clients. I am always happy to answer any questions regarding animal health. My special interests include emergency and preventative care. My goal is to one day provide a preventative clinic for homeless pets in Sonoma County. A native of Kansas, I now live in Santa Rosa with my boyfriend and our animal kids, including a dog named Belle, a cat named Jewels, a leopard gecko named Olga and a very large freshwater fish tank. In my free time, I enjoy reading, crochet, cooking and exploring beautiful Sonoma County.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Sheena Paulsen

    My name is Sheena Paulsen.  I have grown up with an undeniable love and passion for animals.  I currently have three dogs who keep me quite busy!  My favorite hobbies include horseback riding, back packing, camping, biking, and hiking; I’m into all things outdoors!  I first began working as a veterinary technician working with horses.  I later decided I wanted to expand my knowledge, and start working with small animals as well.  It is a never ending learning process that I am incredibly excited to be a part of!  My dream is to one day open an equine and canine rescue and rehabilitation center.