Technician SupervisorJennifer Wildes
I am a veterinary technician, assisting in anything from routine checks to surgery. I’ve been doing this for just about 12 years. Given my line of work and now Technician Supervisor title, one can obviously come to the conclusion that I’m a passionate animal lover and advocate!
So, let’s just cut to the part where I tell you a little bit about my feline friends… I have 3 cats, Anthony, Buckwheat, and Nicholas. As an owner, I have first hand experience with thyroid, heart, urinary issues as well as many other conditions. I know the challenges and emotions associated with caring for our feline friends.
I nursed and bottle fed my previous cat, Goliath, from a tiny kitten, who grew into a cat that showed his appreciation by being the friendliest kitty there was!
My other cat, Anthony, was surrendered with severe trauma to his back leg that required amputation. I fell in love with him, adopted him, and helped him to get the care he needed to survive. He is the sweetest most affectionate creature, and quite handsome, I might add!
Despite their seemingly independent attitudes, no two cats are the same, and all deserve special care and attention.
Certified Veterinary TechnicianAudra Floury
Veterinary Tech School: Becker Colllege
My love for animals began as a child and would carry me to a job as a dairy farmer. From there I would continue my love of animals by attending Becker College and receiving my technician degree. I have worked for VCA Wickaboag since June of 1994 and I have acquired much knowledge and many skills during my career here. It is my goal to utilize those skills and knowledge to better the health and well being of all of the patients in my care. I share my life with three cats: Timothy, Peter, and the three legged cat Alice.
Certified Veterinary TechnicianCynthia Matera
Growing up on a dairy farm, Cynthia realized at a young age, her love for animals. She received an Associates Degree in Veterinary and Animal Science, and is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She shares her home with her cats: Anya, Autumn, Jack, Pavarotti and Sammi, her dogs Rex and Tuk, as well as her turtle Oscar and two frogs Pete and Petey.
Certified Veterinary TechnicianDonna Reece
As a lover of all kinds of animals growing up, the path of life took Donna on a journey to become a veterinary technician 23 years ago. During her career at VCA Wickaboag and working with so many doctors over time, Donna has gained so much insight into pet care from many sources. Donna enjoys laboratory, dentals, radiology, and client education. Having the insight has helped with all her pets which have expanded to many species including chickens, ducks, turtles, lizards, hedgehogs, cats, 1 dog and fish as well as prior enjoyment of rabbit companions. During her down time Donna enjoys painting, gardening, photography, lounging by the fire-pit and playing on the computer.
Certified Veterinary TechnicianAshley Stevens
Veterinary Tech School: Becker College
Ashley's passion for animals began at a very young age growing up on a dairy farm. Over the years she had numerous pets from dogs and cats to cows, horses, chickens, and rabbits. At 5 years old she knew she wanted to work with animals, she just wasn't sure what exactly she wanted to do yet. Ashley attended Becker College and graduated in May 2013 with a Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Science. She then went on to pass her certification test in November 2013 and became a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT). She continues to put a lot of thought into eventually attending veterinary school and receiving her doctorate degree in veterinary medicine. She started working at VCA Wickaboag in 2010 while still in school and continues to work here today. Ashley spends most of her spare time at the family farm when not working at VCA Wickaboag. While there, she enjoys taking a lot of photos of her cats Cooper and Oliver and picking clover for her rabbits Millicent, Hennessey, and Cookie Dough. At home, she shares her space with her energetic dog Bullet and her once stray cat Chester.
Tracy has been a technician at VCA Wickaboag since 2001. In addition to excellent patient care, she is also in charge of most of the ordering of supplies for the clinic. When not working, Tracy enjoys photography as well as spending time with her Great Dane Enzo, Lab mix Marlo, family and friends and hanging by the lake. Her love of photography can be seen at the clinic every White Christmas event when she takes the pictures for the Holiday Pet Picture fundraiser VCA Wickaboag runs.
Veterinary Tech School: Becker College
I have always known I’ve had a deep love for animals, even as a child always helping them when I could. I knew from that time on that’s what I wanted to do with my life. Once I graduated high school I attended Becker College for a degree as a veterinary technician. I graduated in May 2014 with my associate’s degree. I was lucky enough to start working here while I was doing my internship, I was offered a full time job, and have been employed for almost 2 years. My love of animals continues to grow as does my family. My family includes my Pomeranian I rescued named Annabelle, my 2 cats Luna and Willow, a ferret named Daisy, a chameleon Sir Rango, and I recently lost my hairless one eyed rat named MOO. I have a 2 year old daughter named Savannah who loves all these animals as much as me, maybe even more. Our furry family will continue to grow as well as our love for animals of every shape and size.
Veterinary AssistantKelsie Anderson
I have always had a passion to work with animals every since I was a little girl, so in the fall of 2013 I decided to enrolled into the veterinarian assistant program at Quinsigamond Community College where I eventually interned here at VCA Wickaboag. After my classes and internship were over I was lucky enough to get a job here working with everyone I already knew. I absolutely love everything about my job and can’t wait to go back to school to eventually become a certified veterinarian technician. A little about my self, I share my crazy household with 1 crazy dog, Mocha, and 2 cats, Fenway and Mila who I consider to be my furry children (Even though they can try me crazy sometimes!) When I’m not working I love to spend time with my friends and family , going to the gym , and cooking something delicious .
Veterinary AssistantBerkley Burnham
Berkley has worked at VCA Wickaboag Animal Hospital since 1980. She is in charge of prepping and cleaning our surgery rooms as well as taking care of the surgical machines and supplies we use daily. She is a valued asset to our team and we wouldn't be able to do our jobs without her!