Our team is united by their deep understanding and appreciation of the strength of the human-animal bond. We work together as integral members of your pet's healthcare team, but are far more than just co-workers: we are a family! Thank you for your interest in getting to know us.
Allison has been a member of the STVH family as a technician for many years, though she departed in 2012 to pursue management of our sister hospital in Murrieta, she rejoins us now as our manager as well! She has worked in the veterinary field since 2000, serving as a technician for equine, exotic, emergency/ICU, and general practices. She is passionate in her support of the human-animal bond and promotion of whole-life wellness to ensure our fuzzy family members live long, healthful lives. Her free time is spent hiking, studying, painting, riding horses, and spending time with her pups and fiance.
Tracy is heavily experienced as both a technician and receptionist, having worked at emergency facilities and general practices over the past many years. She joined us in 2015 and lovers to share her compassionate nature with people and pets alike while promoting outstanding client and patient care. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, and listening to music.
Ariel joined our team in 2015. She comes to us with several years of customer service experience, as well as experience working with animals. After growing up with three dogs, Ariel became a certified dog groomer and spent two years pampering and styling many Temecula Valley dogs. Ariel enjoys spending time with her family and friends, including her handsome American bulldog, Ace.
Ali B. joined our team in 2013 with a long history of working her way up through the ranks, first starting as a boarding attendant. She currently holds certification as a veterinary technologist and is studying to become a Registered Veterinary Technician, an achievement that exemplifies her dedication to animal health and well-being. Her husband is a 12-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps and together they love Loco, a Chihuahua mix, Rosco, a Rottweiler mix, Stella, an American Pit Bull, and many angels. Needless to say, the Chihuahua runs her household! Ali absolutely loves her job and conducts herself with infectious positivity - she looks forward to helping you and your pets with all of their needs!
Jill moved to Temecula at the age of 2 and growing up she wanted nothing more than to be a vet tech, like her mom. She currently owns 3 rescue dogs, Darla - a Jack Russell mix, who came to the rescue group very young and very pregnant, Syndey, a shepherd mix, who was found as a stray with parvo, and a 3-legged pit bull named Daphne. Besides caring for her own pets, she occasionally enjoys fostering and bottle feeding pups and kittens in need, but always finds it hard to give them up when they are ready for their permanent homes.
Katalina started here at our hospital as a member of the kennel staff in 2012 and rapidly proved to have the skills and interest to train into a technician position. She currently lives in Temecula on a small bit of property with her dog Dallas along with two horses and one snake named Monte The Python.
Chelsea found her passion for animals at a very young age, later volunteering in the veterinary field beginning in 2005. She worked her way up through the ranks to become a technician before joining our team in 2012. Chelsea is currently enjoying life with her fiance, 2 German shepherds - Yoshi & Callie, a 3-legged Dachshund named Trip, and the newest addition -- Bean, a tiny Dachshund friend for Trip.
Sharon moved from England to California in 2002 and has been working in the veterinary field since 2004. She has been with us since the day our doors opened in 2007. Sharon is a firm believer in pet adoption and has a dog from Tijuana, a rescued Vizsla and a cat that was found in a cardboard box; she has also fostered kittens too young to be adopted, which makes her cat Joseph very grumpy! Her spare time is spent with her husband and 4-legged family at the dog beach.
Suzie has been a member of the veterinary community since 2006 and has been with us since 2010. Her animal experience started at a very young age when her extracurricular activities were focused on 4-H animal groups including dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, and more. She particularly loved to educate the public with presentations on pet care at fairs. Outside of work Suzie enjoys various projects on her acreage and relaxing with her 4 dogs and chickens. She has Mac, an American bulldog, Chloe, a golden retriever, Ford, a dachshund, and Bella, a tiny Chihuahua....the chickens even have names, but are too numerous to list! She enjoys fostering for various shelters and rescue groups as well. She is looking into pursuing her Registered Veterinary Technician license and is hoping to begin the rigorous educational program soon.
Keilae is a certified veterinary assistant. She earned her certificate through Animal Behavior College, and has been working in the veterinary field for about 4 years. She moved from North Carolina to California with her husband who is in the United States Marine Corps. She resides locally in Temecula with her party animals: Jager, Kahlua, Schnapps, and Wild Turkey.
Assistants & Boarding Staff
Lindsay has been a long time member of the STVH family. Her experience and skill helps to make every boarding pet's stay a comfortable one, and she is rarely seen without one of our special patients, showering each of them with a little extra TLC! She has also spent the last several years sharing her indispensable skills as an assistant to the technicians as well.
Jasmine's love and compassion for animals is evident in her gentle care of our boarded pets. She joined the team in 2015 and is currently cross-training as an assistant. Jasmine is pursuing her interest in the medical field studying microbiology at MSJC, and hopes to one day study veterinary medicine. She enjoys refurbishing furniture and photographing families with their pets. She has an adorable little pit bull of her own named Bones, who can often be seen keeping us company throughout the day!
Evan met us through caring for his own pets and was welcomed to the team in 2015. He has a long history of training German shepherds for obedience competitions, and it is very clear he understands and relates to every one of our patients. He's rarely seen without a pet in his arms, adorning him with sloppy kisses! Evan's skill and interest in the field have grown so quickly that he is also cross-training as an assistant to the reception team.