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 […]


Janelle joined SVA in July of 2020. She is attending UW for a degree in Aquatics and Fisheries Science. One of the things she loves most about working in the veterinary field is just getting a wide range of experience. She intends to get her DVM and to open her own practice and shelter.  When […]


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.


Autumn joined SVA in early 2019. Her history of working in veterinary care and being involved in animal behavior (specifically working with large dogs with behavioral problems) has made her an awesome fit for our veterinary assistant team. When she’s not at work she is a typical Seattleite who enjoys camping, hiking, and just plain […]


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 […]


Nicole joined SVA in 2008 after earning her B.A. in English Literature from St. Norbert College in Wisconsin. At work Nicole enjoys team-building exercises, training new veterinary assistants, and teaching and learning new low stress handling techniques.  She also enjoys finding new ways to improve the veterinary experience for everyone from patient to client to […]