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 personal 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.
Lisa joined SVA in 2008, as a Veterinary Assistant. Lisa earned her Veterinary Technology degree from Penn Foster University and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2013. Lisa also holds a B.S. degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. In 2017 Lisa was the first staff member of SVA to earn her Fear Free Certification and is using that training to improve the lives of pets. Lisa shares her home with her husband and two beautiful German Shepherd Dogs Ryder and Senta who are, together, 150 pounds of energy and love.
McKenze joined SVA in 2005 shortly after she graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelors in Veterinary Technology. In 2008 she became a certified dog trainer though ABC Behavioral College. She enjoys the challenges of veterinary medicine and is currently pursuing specialization in behavior. Other interests include: hiking, swimming, boating, kayaking, and exploring local parks. She is often seen performing tricks with her sidekick dog, Paige, who comes to work with her every day. She also lives with a beautiful domestic medium hair tabby named Walter who moved in, fell in love, and never left.