For Jeff, veterinary medicine is a family affair. He’s the younger brother of Valley Animal Hospital’s owner and chief veterinarian, Dr. DuPrez! He couldn’t be happier to help the area’s pets and animal owners as the Hospital Manager.
Christy was the child who rescued birds who’d fallen from their nests and helped lost puppies or orphaned kittens find their next home. She’s been caring for the earth’s creatures ever since she was a little girl. For Christy, a career in veterinary medicine was the perfect fit! She’s a proud member of Valley Animal Hospital’s reception team and also helps pets hands-on as a Veterinary Assistant.
Stephanie has dreamt about caring for animals hands-on ever since she was a little girl. She’s always known that a career in veterinary medicine would be the perfect fit. Now, Stephanie’s dreams are a reality: she cares for pets and their owners on a daily basis as part of Valley Animal Hospital’s front-desk team!
Miguel decided to join the veterinary profession for two reasons. First, he’s always adored the company of pets. Secondly, he’s long been fascinated by diseases and anatomy, and knew that working in the veterinary field would satisfy his scientific and biological curiosities. For Miguel, helping pets professionally simply made sense! He’s a Veterinary Technician with the Valley Animal Hospital family.
They say our experiences as children often shape who we become as adults. This is certainly true with Ashley, who remembers the sorrow and helplessness she felt having to say goodbye to a family cat. The experience sparked a deep desire to learn more about animals and help educate others on how to care for their pets, as well as how to prevent certain illnesses and disease. As a veterinary technician, Ashley is now able to do just that!
Born in Pomona to Mexican immigrants, Beckah learned at a very young age the importance of working hard for what you want in life and never giving up. These life lessons were put to the test when Beckah welcomed her first child, forcing her to put her dream of working in the veterinary industry on hold. Fortunately, an opportunity arose at just the right time, and the rest is history! Now, more than a decade later, Beckah is still as passionate about her job as the day she started!
Growing up with parents who are farriers, animals have been an integral part of Heather’s life pretty much since birth. During the summer, she would accompany her father to local farms and hold horses for him to shoe. It came as no surprise to anyone that Heather would ultimately make her way into a career in the animal field. As a veterinary technician here at Valley Animal Hospital, Heather is honored to be helping pets live their best lives.
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Krista has always had a strong connection with animals. They have always been a constant source of comfort for her. During a brief stint in the foster care system, Krista can remember every single pet that she encountered and the peace and joy they brought her throughout that rocky period of her life. Since then, her adoptive family has rescued and kept many animals, from cats and dogs, to hamsters, hermit crabs, and more. This only served to strengthen Krista’s passion for animals and would ultimately play a role in the career path she would choose.
Having retired from a 33-year career in sales, Catherine decided to follow a longtime dream: working hands-on to help animals. That’s when she decided to join the veterinary profession! Catherine hasn’t looked back since. She’s a proud member of the Veterinary Assistant team here at Valley Animal Hospital.
Long before she was an employee here at Valley Animal Hospital, Marilyn was a client herself. Her pets have always received the best and most compassionate care here at the clinic. When the opportunity arose for her to join the team that has shown her own pets so much love over the years, Marilyn jumped at the chance! Now, she’s a Veterinary Assistant.
Brittney grew up with all sorts of animals, and she’s always held a deep love for the earth’s creatures. When her childhood Husky got sick, she knew right away that she wanted to learn more in order to help others’ pets. For Brittney, a career in veterinary medicine simply made sense. Now, she helps pets daily as a Veterinary Assistant!
Ana is a pet owner herself. She knows just how she would like her own animal companions to be treated, and she strives to impart that same level of care to every visitor here at the hospital. Ana helps pets and animal owners daily as a Veterinary Assistant!
Jacque grew up in California in a big family with plenty of pets. She’s been around animals all her life—she’s always known that a career spent bettering the lives of the earth’s creatures would suit her well. Jacque feels proud to help pets and animal parents every day as a part of the Valley Animal Hospital team!
When her beloved Chihuahua needed emergency veterinary care, Jenny wished there was more she could do personally to help. That’s what inspired her to enter the field of veterinary medicine—she knew that she wanted to help improve the lives of all the pets she possibly could. Jenny has been doing just that ever since! She’s a proud member of the Veterinary Assistant team here at Valley Animal Hospital.
Carlitos is originally from Mexico, and he has fond memories of helping with the farm animals on his uncle’s ranch and giving food to the stray dogs in the streets of Mexico City. Those early experiences made a lasting impression on him. He’s always wanted to help as many of the earth’s creatures as he possibly could! Carlitos gets to do just that: he’s a Veterinary Assistant with the Valley Animal Hospital team.
Ever since she was a little girl, all Ayanna has wanted to do is care for animals. Now that she’s a veterinary assistant at Valley Animal Hospital, she’s in a prime position to make her dreams come true on a daily basis. Not only does she get to give animals the love and attention they need, she also gets to help save their lives and nurse them back to health!
Growing up in Central Valley, surrounded by large animal agriculture, Cat discovered at an early age that she had a deep desire to work in veterinary medicine. Her hometown eventually influenced her decision to pursue a degree in Animal Science at UC Davis. She has not doubted for a second that she’s on the path she was destined for.
Idalis grew up in Dallas, TX and has always had a deep love for animals. Like most of her colleagues, she knew from a very young age that she would one day grow up to work with animals in some capacity.
Abby is Valley Animal Hospital’s resident office cat and oversees all goings-on around the clinic. She’s lived here at the hospital for a number of years and loves all members of her Valley Animal Hospital family. Abby also enjoys meeting the area’s pet owners and their animal companions on a daily basis.