Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Denise Messina

    Denise grew up in Sonoma County, California. After graduating High School in 1995, she continued her education at CSU Chico, California and is currently working toward her RVT License at the Santa Rosa Junior College.

    Denise started working in the veterinary field in 2001 and has loved every minute of it! She is passionate about the never ending opportunity to learn something new in veterinary medicine.

    Denise and her husband live in Santa Rosa with their 6 year old manx kitty, Nola, 8 year old chow mix, Louie, 6 year old Labrador, Stewart Little, and 1 ½ year old jack russell terrier/corgi mix, Elle.


  • 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

    Amber W.

    As a child, Amber was born in Phoenix, Arizona and grew up in California. She had a passion to work with animals as long as she can remember.

    Amber has traveled and worked in Arizona, New York to California. In Arizona, she was a care giver in a group home for the visually impaired. Amber’s been in veterinary medicine for the past 7 years. She’s worked with mostly domestic animals but wild life as well.

    Amber lives in Santa Rosa with her American Pitbull, Faith and two cats, Pita and Whisper. Pita’s a domestic long haired tortoise shell and Whisper is her “jet black beauty”! Amber has unconditional love for them as she does for all creatures!