Sonia has a lot of veterinary technician experience, has completed a certified Veterinary Technician training program and we are encouraging her to take the RVT test. She has been a big asset for us... Sonia really knows how to bring IT and get work done. Sonia and her beau Fern love living in Davis and when not a work they are kept busy with after school functions with their daughter and son.
Emmy P. RVT
Emmy graduated from Cosumnes River College and received her RVT license in 2009. She has lived in Davis most of her life and is proud to call herself a townie. She loves to read, travel, and hike in her spare time. Emmy and her husband Ethan share their home with two Calico kitties, Teeny and Camilla and a Cockatiel named Sir Peppermint Waddlesworth.
Amanda is working her way through a technician training program on the way to a career working with animals. She has a gentle touch with animals, and is a very friendly and generous person. She’s another of everyone’s favorites. At home, she takes care of her much loved dogs and cats. On weekends, she likes to blow off steam by riding BMX and motorbikes with her fiancee around Lake Berryessa and Tahoe.
Leah W. RVT
Leah also graduated from UCD’s Animal Science program and then returned to school to obtain her RVT license. Her quiet exterior belies a smart and savvy woman inside. Leah, her husband Ben, and baby Zach, share their home with their dog Emma. When not at work Leah is commonly found engrossed in a fiction novel or training for her next 5k race.
Sarah graduated UC Davis in 2013 with a degree in Animal Science and joined the SDVC team in early 2014. When she is not snuggling our patients here at work she can often be found at home in Sacramento, appreciating Harry Potter and spending time in her home library. Sarah and her husband share their home with a spunky terrier mix named Lily, a little Chihuahua mix named Dobby, and three kitty cats, Ginny, Tonks, and Myrtle.
Sally N. RVT
Sally earned a Biological Sciences Degree, emphasizing in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior, from UC Davis in 2012. After learning of the need for competent, compassionate, and dedicated veterinary technicians, she earned her AS Veterinary Technology degree from Consumnes River College and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2014. Her husband, her daughter, and their dog Matilda are her life, and remind her every day that nothing worth doing is ever easy. When you see her at South Davis Veterinary Center, she strives to provide a low stress visit for you and your pet. She wants your pet to leave our hospital better than when they arrived, and wants to help you understand the knowledge behind every diagnosis and treatment.
Terri M. RVT
Terri obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Soil Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. After spending many years in her first career working in California, Texas, and Arizona and raising her two children she decided it was time to follow her heart and do what she truly loved which is working with animals. She went back to school, received her Associates degree in Veterinary Technology, passed the exams, and became an RVT in 2007. Terri lives in West Sacramento with her husband and enjoys hiking, horseback riding, and agility training with her red standard poodle Cousteau.
Alena is an Animal Science major at UCD and will be attending UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine starting in August 2017. She grew up in Occidental with rabbits, goats, cats, dogs, and occasional other animals. In high school she was an active participant in Future Farmers of America. She shares her home with Sophia, a rescued long-haired Chihuahua who sleeps all day and thinks she is a cat. In her spare time Alena enjoys baking, hiking, going on bike rides, and riding horses.
We welcomed Ashley to the SDVC team May of 2016. Ashley lives in Davis and graduated from Sacramento State b.s. in Biochemistry. Her ultimate goal is to become a small animal or equine veterinarian. When she is not at work or school Ashley can be found horseback riding, hiking, and going to the beach or lake. Ashley and her husband share their home with Maggie, a miniature poodle, a sassy Portuguese Water Dog named Ava, and their kitty Peter who thinks he is part lion!
She is currently finishing up her degree in Animal Science at UC Davis, with an emphasis on animal behavior. She hopes to one day apply her studies to improving animal welfare in livestock settings, shelters, and veterinary clinics, but for now she will settle for spoiling your pets with belly rubs and treats while they visit us at South Davis! During those rare moments when she is not at work or studying for one of her many exams, she plays fetch with her cat Milton (yes, he actually brings the ball back) while her other cat Oliver stares at Milton’s adorable weirdness and ponders how Milton can actually call himself a cat.
Kelly has been working at SDVC since September 2017 and has been a tech since 2013. Kelly loves her Beatles cat, Miss Sergeant Pepper; she also loves the Beatles and classic rock! Kelly is bright and enthusiastic; she is loud and funny. She loves Davis since she moved here and is delighted to work at South Davis Veterinary Center.
Emily has always had a love for animals. Training horses during high school and working as a kennel technician developed her love for all kinds of animals. Receiving an AA in Animal Science and Spanish, and completing technician school at Carrington College in Sacramento, she hopes to earn her RVT license by the end of the year. She loves seeing happy dogs and cats leaving our clinic. She has a wonderful daughter Corralee, and two dogs Hank and Chancho. She always tries to remember this quote when things get tough: “Around here however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors, and learning new things, because we’re curious……and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney
Janai Lynn R.
Janai graduated from Mount San Antonio college in 2016 with an A.S. in Registered Veterinary Technology. That same year she was accepted to UC Davis as an undergraduate in Wildlife Fish and Conservation Biology. Shortly after she realized she could also pursue her passion in creating artwork, and switched her major to Art Studio. Still holding on to her love of animal care, she obtained her RVT license in 2018 while continuing to broaden her artistic side. She hopes to apply to Veterinary school in the near future. In the meantime when she’s not studying, she loves being outdoors, painting, visiting her family in SoCal, and making people laugh.