Grecia joined SVA in 2021 after getting a her veterinary assistant certificate. She has a particular interest wildlife medicine and exotics and intends to pursue that part of veterinary medicine in the future. When she’s not at work she’s painting or keeping her hands busy with a Rubik’s cube. She shares her life with Jax, […]


Alyssa joined SVA in 2021. She is currently working on getting her bachelors degree in wildlife science. With her obvious love of animals working in veterinary medicine just makes sense. When she’s not working for pay or paying to learn Alyssa enjoys reading, yoga, art, writing and exploring. She currently shares her home with Genie, […]


Julia joined SVA in 2021 as a kennel assistant. She shares her life with two sassy tuxedo cats named Ultra Cat and Nikki. When she’s not busy at work  she plays baritone saxophone, drinks coffee, and enjoys true crime.


Angelica joined SVA in March of 2021. She has a Bachelors degree in Wildlife Ecology and Management from Utah State University. She has big plans to continue her career working with animals and says “I love working with any animal, especially ‘exotics.’ I hope to become an LVT and then enter a graduate school program […]


Renick joined SVA in July of 2020. She is a student at SPU working toward a BS in Biology. Renick says she is “working toward becoming a veterinarian.” She grew up on a farm and loves animals so her goal just makes sense!  When she’s not at work or school Renick does a lot of […]


Ariel first joined SVA in 2007 as a client service representative (CSR) at our Ravenna Animal Hospital. At Ravenna Ariel became a very knowledgeable CSR and branched out in to working with the veterinary assistant (VA) team as needed. She moved out of the area and took a job as a veterinary assistant at another […]

Emily H.

Emily joined SVA in August of 2019 as a client service representative. She considers herself an expert organizer and boasts “I can fold a fitted sheet REALLY well.” Her two favorite parts of the job are getting to work with animals and getting to learn about infectious diseases. When she’s not at work, she likes […]


Bobby joined SVA in 2018 as a client service representative before becoming a veterinary assistant in 2019. Originally from Buffalo, NY, he fell in love with the PNW after visiting a friend and felt it was time for a change. His love of animals stems from a childhood full of many unique pets.  He’s interested […]


Krystal joined SVA in 2019 as a kennel assistant. She quickly proved to be more than up to the task and was promptly promoted to veterinary assistant. Krystal acts as servant and caretaker to a lovely brown and white tabby named Redwood whom she adopted from Seattle Humane.


Katt joined SVA in February of 2014 after earning a BS in zoology from WSU, working with everything from capybara and waterbuck to elephants and tigers, but her biggest love is the Great Apes.  She worked with chimpanzees and orangutans at a sanctuary in Florida that housed apes retired from acting, apes that had been […]