Cari started her journey in the veterinary industry in 2004. She has always loved animals, so she applied to work as a veterinary receptionist at a local hospital. It was the best decision she ever made. Today, Cari is studying to become a Registered Veterinary Technician through the Veterinary Allied Staff Education program. At West Davis Veterinary Center, she strives to educate clients about the best medicine for their pets, be it prevention or treatment of a medical condition. She wants to create a trusting bond with our clients and patients. With her boyfriend Steven, and her two cats Ramsley and Harley, she strives to live life to the fullest. To Cari, her pets are her world. They help her through tough times and are there to cuddle her when she is sad or sick. She just wishes they would live forever.
Fran has a variety of experience in the veterinary field. She worked at a holistic veterinarian in Everett, Washington. She has also spent many years working as the primary technician in animal rescue, working primarily with cats. At West Davis Veterinary Center, she wants to be the patient’s best friend or favorite person. She always brings a smile to your face as well. Her cats, Dodi, Robin Sparkles, Baker, and Dimaggio make sure they make room for her on their couch as they all watch Raiders football together.
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 because 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 West 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.
Jess earned her BS in Animal Science from UC Davis, with specializations in equine and companion animals. In her goal to become a veterinarian, she is focused on providing the best care and treatment possible. She also loves to be able to answer any questions you may have to develop understanding and provide the best environment for your pet at home. She believes that if you are passionate about what you do, you’ll never really work a day in your life. To her, her pets are the physical form of unconditional love. Her dog Emma, her cat Penelope, and her turtle Zeus are always happy to greet her when she comes home. She feels that the world is a better place with her animals in her life.
Shallon became a veterinary professional because of her strong love of animals and medicine, earning an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Science at Johnson College. Together with her husband Bryan, and her son Oberon, they have a wonderful pet family including two cats, Cosmos and Puck, and one dog, Athena. Shallon calls them her fur babies because they are so near and dear to her. At West Davis Veterinary Center, her goal for every patient is to provide a low stress environment, and to anticipate the needs of you and your pet. Every day she is at our clinic, she strives to provide efficiency with compassion in her work.
Jane is just starting her veterinary career at West Davis Veterinary Center. She recently graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Animal Science and is now gaining technical experience by working in a private veterinary practice. With her 3 parakeets, one cockatiel, one ball python, and her dog Nugget, she is guaranteed to stay busy! When you see her at WDVC, she strives to make you feel welcome and wants to get a full understanding of your pet’s life at home. To her, it is important to enjoy what you do, even if you have doubts, and to be flexible, since not everything goes the way you plan it.
Heather has been working as a vet tech since 2002. She honed her skills in her hometown of Santa Rosa before joining our team in 2017. She has always had a keen interest in science and medicine and a compassionate love for animals. She is an active volunteer and board member for Sonoma County's Herd it through the Grapevine dog rescue and regularly fosters dogs with behavioral, medical and special needs. She and her husband live in Davis with an ever-changing roster of dogs, cats and exotic pets.
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. At West Davis Veterinary Center, she wants to help our patients and clients with any concerns to the best of her ability. She loves seeing happy dogs and cats leaving our clinic. She has a wonderful family, with her husband Michael, her 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