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. When she's not at home tending to her many orchids, she loves to be outdoors hiking or on the water with her paddleboard. She also loves to bake and often brings in her amazing creations to work for everyone to share. Emmy and her husband Ethan share their home with two Calico kitties, Teeny and Camilla and a Cockatiel named Sir Peppermint Waddlesworth.

Karli W. RVT

Karli graduated Cosumnes River College 2016 with an A.S. in Veterinary Technology and General Science. She got her RVT license December 2016. She worked at PetSmart for 3 years as a dog bather. She has worked with veterinary specialists (Oncology and Cardiology). Her goal here at the clinic is "to help our patients live a long, happy life with their pet parents" and she strives for creating a positive experience for our patients and clients and love client education. Karli has a female dalmatian named Finlay, two cats named Elsa and Malley, and a Silkie chicken named Omelette. In her spare time she likes to visit zoos and aquariums and spend time with her grandparents.



Janai Lynn R. RVT

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.

Annie M. RVT

As an RVT, Annie has had over ten years experience in the field of veterinary medicine and is extremely excited to be a part of the South Davis Veterinary Center Team. Annie is passionate about animal behavior and strives to make every one of your family member’s trip to the vet an enjoyable one.

Sonia V.

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.

Amanda H.

Amanda loves her 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 husband around Lake Berryessa and Tahoe.

Ashley S.

We welcomed Ashley to the SDVC team May of 2016. Ashley lives in Davis and graduated from Sacramento State with a 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, woodworking, 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 is a girl).

Kelly S.

Kelly has been working at SDVC since September 2017 and has been a tech since 2013. Kelly loves her Beatles cat, Miss Sergeant Pepper. In her free time she likes to bake, paint, and spend time in nature. Her favourite colour is rainbow and she loves to put them on her eyes with her makeup. Kelly loves working with all her friends at SDVC. She is loud, enthusiastic, and everyone knows when she arrives for the day because she walks in and says "Good morning, friends!!!"



Katie P.

Katie’s passions in life have always been animals, nature, and family. She grew up in the South bay area with her mom and two older sisters, moving to Davis in adulthood to receive her B.S. in Animal Science at UC Davis. Pursuing her love of animals, at 18 she began volunteering at a cat rescue in the East Bay, which quickly transitioned to a veterinary technician job at the hospital the kitties were seen at – cementing her interest in animal medicine. When not helping all of our adorable animals, Katie spends her time hiking, playing with her doggy Faron and kitty Loki, and enjoying the local restaurants around Davis.



Kelly H.

Kelly graduated from UC Davis in 2016 with a degree in Animal Science. She joined the SDVC team in 2018 after working at a feline clinic for two years. Aside from her love for animals, she spends her time pursuing her passion in the music scene by setting up events in Sacramento, DJing, working on her radio show at KDVS and producing music. When not working with music, she can be found having funny conversations with her green cheek conure, Mango, hiking up waterfalls, or floating leisurely in a lake. Kelly plans to continue her education in the veterinary medicine field and hopes to work more with cats, dogs, and potentially exotic animals in the future.

Taylor P.

Taylor grew up in San Diego and graduated with a Biology degree from Muhlenberg College in 2018. Taylor joined the SDVC team in 2019 after finishing her first year of veterinary school at UC Davis. She is currently pursuing small animal medicine and is also interested in working with exotic animals. One of her most memorable experiences was studying abroad in Tanzania in 2016, where she realized her dream of going back and offering veterinary services to the village animals in need. At home, Taylor spends most of her free time with her two dogs, Jasmine and Roscoe. When Taylor is not studying or hanging out with her dogs, she loves horseback riding and paddle boarding.

Nicole B. RVT

Nicole earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from UC Davis and has lived in Davis ever since. After several years in a different career, she decided to follow her true passion, which is working with animals. She began working as a veterinary assistant in 2007 and obtained her RVT license in 2015 after studying through the Veterinary Allied Staff Education program. Nicole loves helping pet parents with their four-legged children and strives to create a strong, trusting relationship with both here at South Davis Veterinary Center.

Nicole shares her home with her cat, Pawvarotti, who is a handsome, distinguished gentleman but also a bit of a nut. When she’s not working or hanging out with Pawvarotti, she can be found at the dance studio where she trains and performs with a local contemporary dance company. She also loves visiting family, hiking, and traveling.

Diana C., RVT


Diana graduated from Carrington College - Sacramento in 2020 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. The same year, she passed the Veterinary Technology National Exam and became a Registered Veterinary Technician. She has previously worked at an emergency veterinary hospital in Sacramento and took care of the hospitalized patients. She hopes to earn her VTS (Veterinary Technology Speciality) in anesthesia/analgesia and/or dentistry in the future. She loves educating clients on their fur babies and aims to provide patients with love and attention while also reassuring the clients that their animals are receiving the best care as possible. She strongly believes that when coming to SDVC for an appointment, it should be as pleasant and stress free for the patients and clients.

Diana shares her home with her boyfriend and their 2 dogs, Rosie, a Rat Terrier Mix, and Cocoa, a Pitbull mix. She enjoys reading, hiking/traveling with her little family, watching movies, and enjoys the variety of restaurants in town.