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Katie joined SVA in 2003 after completing her A.A. in General Studies emphasizing Biology from Mira Costa Community College. She received certification in radiation use and safety in Portland, Oregon, and an A.A. in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College. Katie regularly attends continuing education in veterinary medicine. She has extensive experience with preventive health care for dogs and cats, including dentistry. Along with dentistry, Katie is well-practiced in anesthesia administration, maintenance and monitoring.
Katie is a sucker for kitties! Katie proudly cared for Marlee, who passed away gracefully at the age of 21. Marlee gave Katie the experience of managing senior conditions in cats, such as renal disease and arthritis.
She’s interested in the outdoors – hiking, cycling, kayaking, and camping. She also practices yoga with her amazing dog Bill.
Renée, Veterinary Assistant
Renée joined SVA in 2012. She began her career as a veterinary assistant in 2000 and spent several years working at an emergency animal hospital. Her veterinary interests include senior care and emergency medicine. Renée has a passion for training and behavior and aspires to train service dogs in the future.
She had the privilege of sharing her life with Bailey Boxer and Simba the Jungle Cat, both adopted from an animal clinic after they were surrendered by owners who could no longer care for them. Renée was then adopted by a feisty feline named Big Punisher. All three pets lived out their golden years with Renée as their care taker.
In her spare time she enjoys wine tasting, watching hockey, gardening and feeding the neighborhood squirrels.