Registered Veterinary TechnicianSammy 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 AssistantDanielle 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 AssistantSheena 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.