Veterinary Support

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Colleen Holtmeyer
    Veterinary Tech School: Western Career College

    Colleen graduated from Carrington College in 2010 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. Started working as a technician at VCA Westside in November of 2010. She has 3 pets at home, Lily is a 10 year old Dalmatian mix adopted as a puppy from the Sacramento SPCA in 2006. Colleen was not a typical “cat” person until the fall of 2010 when a sick baby kitten was dropped off on VCA Westside’s doorstep, it was love at first sight, and Rosie will be turning 6 in this fall. Dory was a kitty that was hit by a car and had been living at VCA Westside for a couple of years as the hospital mascot, but Colleen decided to take her home for a trial adoption in May of 2016 and everything went smoothly at home. The adoption was official later that month. Colleen loves being a licensed veterinary technician and working at VCA Westside.


  • Veterinary Assistant Supervisor

    Diane L

    I have been working in the veterinary field for 9 years. My interests are surgery and orthopedics. I specifically chose this field because of my love for animals and the excitement of not knowing what's going to walk through the door each day!


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Ashley M

    Ashley devoted her life to animals at the age of eight when she got her first dog, a Beagle/Chihuahua named Tyler. Currently, Ashley is thrilled to be in her second year of veterinary school at UC Davis, and she looks forward to a fulfilling career as a small animal veterinarian. Until then, she loves her job at VCA Westside where she learns everyday! Ashley also loves living with her two rescue cats and making beautiful jewelry as a hobby.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Monica S

    Monica started with VCA Westside in 2015 and has grown so much. She loves interacting with the animals and learning along the way. She is currently working towards becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician since graduating from the Veterinary Technician program at Carrington College in the middle of 2015. Monica is also a full time mom to two young boys and 2 cats, one of which she adopted from VCA Westside. Outside of VCA Westside, she enjoys spending time with her family, camping and watching scary movies.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Annette W
    Veterinary Tech School: Carrington College

    Annette has been with VCA Westside since May of 2013 as a student volunteer during her clinical rotations. She started her career here at Westside as a Client Service Representative while taking classes to become a Veterinary Technician. Annette has since graduated from Carrington College with an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology and has been working towards becoming a licensed veterinary technician. In the summer of 2016 Annette became the treatment supervisor. She enjoys taking her rescued German shepherd, Raven and her Labrador mix, Jake to the river. Annette plans to specialize in the veterinary field of critical care in her future.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Sharene Y

    Sharene was born in Neenah, Wisconsin and into a die-hard Green Bay Packer family. When she was a little girl she knew she wanted to work with animals and was thankful to find the position of a veterinary technician, and is now working towards becoming a registered veterinary technician through Penn Foster University. When she is not in school or working she likes to be outdoors hiking relaxing on the beach or spending time with her dog Marcelo at the dog park. Marcelo was adopted through her school as a rescue. Sharene joined the VCA family in March of 2015 and says she has never loved a job as much as she does this one. She is beyond blessed to be part of the VCA Westside family.

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