Pets: The staff at Del Valle Pet Hospital
Hobbies: Eating, sleeping, basking in the sun, ordering the staff around
Favorite thing about your job: Being the boss, making new dog friends.
Favorite hospital memory: Playing with my co-worker, dog Ella almost every day
Pets: Zeppelin is my dog, and also have a cat named Salem.
Joined Team: October 2021
Hobbies: Yoga and meditation, bowling, going on walks with the dog, or hanging with my family. There are always plenty of kids' sports and dance competitions!
Favorite thing about your job: Getting to help animals have a stress-free and positive visit to the vet.
Favorite hospital memory: I love that I get to work in the town that I live in and the sense of community built with getting to help pets & people that I already know and adore!
Joined Team: November 1, 2004
Pets: Three cats named Pookie, Keely, and Jazu Neko
Hobbies: Music! Cats, thrift store shopping, swimming, old movies
Favorite thing about your job: Getting to love on and help people with their pets.
Favorite Hospital Memory: All the love I received from everyone when I returned after a year hiatus.
Lead Veterinary Technician
Pets: Athena, the 9-month-old Doberman pit mix, and Olive, an 8-year-old lab pit mix.
Joined Team: October 2020
Hobbies: Gardening, hiking, horses (I have a 14-year-old Arabian mare), and dog training/sitting
Favorite thing about your job: I enjoy building relationships with clients and their pets by being there for their needs. I’ve always loved animals, and it brings me joy to see them daily. I’ve been in this field for 7 years now because of my passion for animals. Being there for owners and their pets is the most rewarding part of my job.
Favorite hospital memory: Definitely when my now husband proposed to me here on August 13th, 2021!
Joined Team: November 2017
Pets: “MaMa Dog” a Poi dog mix from Kekaha, HI
Hobbies: Bowling, motorcycling, as well as hikes and walks with Mama
Favorite thing about your job: My favorite thing is being part of an amazing team that works together to help fur babies through all stages of life.
Favorite hospital memory: My favorite hospital memory would have to be fostering Cleocatra, our clinic cat, while the hospital was being renovated. The best was catching her trying to eat the trunk of my Christmas tree but at least she didn’t climb it!
Joined Team: October 2018
Pets: 3 dogs, 1 cat & 2 parrots
Hobbies: Painting, sketching, playing the guitar
Favorite thing about your job: Being able to assist my co-workers when they need it, and making the pets trip to the vet a better experience.
Favorite hospital memory: Being in a room with nine 6-week-old Golden Retriever puppies.
Joined Team: May 2014
Pets: Cinder, a Border collie
Hobbies: Hiking, writing, volunteering at the Valley Humane Society, horseback riding, fabricating costumes, movie make-up
Favorite thing about your job: Helping and being a part of the team that takes an incredibly sick animal and brings it back to health.
Favorite hospital memory: Getting hired and meeting “Mobey Dyer”
Joined Team: December 2020
Pets: Dog, Mocha the Chocolate Lab & a cat named Pig Pig
Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, and hiking
Favorite thing about your job: Helping the animals, and being able to work with a great staff
Favorite hospital memory: Watching Dr. Rensink do a cherry eye surgery
Joined Team: October 2021
Pets: 3 Dogs- Koa, Roo & Dalley, and Pistol the horse
Hobbies: Traveling, Rodeo & Working out
Favorite thing about your job: Getting to snuggle all the dogs and learning on the job!
Favorite hospital memory: My favorite hospital memory is from the first vet hospital I ever worked at. The doctor I was assigned to asked if I'd be interested in monitoring his surgery. I said yes, but that I was nervous, and he was very reassuring by talking me through every step during the whole surgery. From "what" and "why" I was monitoring, to what he was doing, he showed me why I was going to love my job.
Pets: Midge is a white and black DLH with a sassy attitude.
Joined Team: April 2022
Hobbies: When I'm not at work, I am usually gardening, hanging out with family and friends, or enjoying wine tastings. (I also work at a local winery!)
Favorite thing about your job: I adore my amazing coworkers and getting to know our patients.
Favorite hospital memory: My first day of work. Getting to meet everyone and feel so welcome and at home.
Pets: Marley, our 4-year-old Maltese mix, and Mary Jane, our 1-year-old Maltipoo
Joined Team: May 2022
Hobbies: I spend most of my free time with my family and enjoying my one-year-old son. My husband and I love going to the beach and swimming with the dogs.
Favorite thing about your job: My favorite thing about my job is being able to communicate with our wonderful clients and love on all of their furry friends!
Favorite hospital memory: My first week of work. I was so nervous, but everyone made me feel incredibly welcomed. Obviously, our office kitty, Cleo, became my BFF. #mysecondfamily
Reception/ Kennel Assistant
Pets: Paisley, a black lab that's just 7 months old, and a 6-year-old golden retriever mix named Toby
Joined Team: May 2022
Hobbies: Anything outdoors! I love hiking, kayaking, fishing, and taking my pups on walks.
Favorite thing about your job: I really love being a part of a team that loves animals as much as I do. Every day I learn something new and interesting that inspires me. I am grateful for a career in veterinary medicine.
Favorite hospital memory: I love caring for each dog and cat that comes through our doors and giving the dogs treats after their appointments!
Pets: Minka, my sweet and silky-furred border collie. She keeps me sane. I truly owe my life to her!
Joined Team: March 2021
Hobbies: Podcasts, finding new music, concerts & raves, self-awareness and healing, and improving animal rights (especially putting an end to factory farming).
Favorite thing about your job: I love being able to comfort the animals, making sure they feel safe and comfortable while they are here. Hopefully, not be too afraid to come back. I also really enjoy being around like-minded people who value animals as family members and not just pets.
Favorite hospital memory: Brushing Cleo, our resident kitty, with our wire brush. She went nuts over it and definitely has been friendlier with me since then.