Jill is a Midwestern transplant from Michigan, although she has lived in the Bay Area for quite a few years now. Jill graduated from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. In her off time, she spends most of her time enjoying her elderly pups, Tiko and Nina (Chihuahua mixes). She also loves hanging out with her adorable nephew, going to the beach, traveling and exploring different cultures, and sometimes indulges in shopping…shoes being her biggest weakness. We have been lucky to have her since 2008.
Quote: “I want to be the person my dog thinks I am.”
Eva, Head Receptionist
Eva is extremely proud to be part of the WVPC team since 2005 and proud of the accomplishments we’ve made together over the past decade.
Originally from NJ, she lived throughout the South Bay, before settling in Oakland with her husband Tony, their Terrier Mix Scruffy, and Cockatiel, Harvey. When she’s not working, her life currently revolves around keeping Scruffy, who is 17 years old, active and comfortable in his old age. When she and Scruffy are not at the office they get their paws dirty in the garden, cook up new recipes, and try to get out to urban explore or venture off to some Bay Area back roads.
Eva attributes Scruffy’s longevity to the great medical care and support of her WVPC family. She’s also found that making adjustments as he’s aged and keeping to a familiar routine can go a long way. She enjoys educating pet owners about avian and canine care for every life stage, but particularly geriatric care. If you feel like you’ve tried it all and are open to new suggestions come brainstorm with her! Eva is by far a very integral member of our team.
Hidden Talent: Speaks Greek fluently!
Quote: “Be kind to every kind”
Sandra, Head Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)
Sandra joined the West Valley Pet Clinic in May 2015 as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Carrington College in 2014 and became a licensed technician shortly after. Sandra is a very cheerful, bubbly person who likes to drink champagne with her friends and go to the beach on her time off. She is excellent at keeping everyone smiling and laughing throughout the day. Her positive attitude is contagious to the rest of the team. Sandra is exceptionally strong in cat handling and behavior. We are so grateful to have Sandra as part of our team.
Pets: 4 cats, (Bernard, Merlin, Mowgli and Dot)
Hidden Talent: Cat Behavior and Organization
Quote: “Just keep swimming.”
Robyn, Registered Veterinary Assistant (RVT)
Robyn became a team member of West Valley Pet Clinic in July 2017. She graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Carrington College in 2013 and became licensed in 2016. Robyn enjoys hanging out with her friends having a good time whether eating good food or listening and dancing along with great music. In the downtime that she has, she loves to watch movies both Disney and action, as well as, baking. Robyn’s genuine love for animals and the pride she takes in their care makes her a valuable asset to the team.
Pets: A Cat (Miss Kitty) and a rabbit (Snuggle)
Hidden Talent: Puns and wordplay
Quote: “I reject your reality and substitute my own.”
Gigi has been a receptionist at West Valley Pet Clinic for many years now. She loves animals and has enjoyed her family pets, as well as, helping take care of yours over the years. She has a wonderful family and loves spending time with them. When she’s not having fun with her grandson, Cooper, she enjoys swimming, gardening, and cooking. Her kind heart, patience, and understanding make her an invaluable asset to the team.
Hidden Talent: Interior and Floral design
Quote: “The best things in life are not things.”
Felicia was born and received in San Jose, just about 5 minutes from the clinic! She grew up with backyard chickens, doves and finches. She also assists her uncle in a dove business on her free time. She has two dogs, Bella, a Chihuahua mix, and Sweety, a Pomeranian/bischon mix who she absolutely adores. In her free time she loves cooking with her boyfriend, decorating her home and traveling. We are delighted to have had her eager to help, sweet and bubbly self as a team member since 2016
Hidden Talent: Interior Design/Decorating
Quote: “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough”
Marlene is a San Jose native. She graduated from the National Holistic Institute in 2008 and has a certificate in massage therapy. Marlene is married and has two little boys, Lukas and Markus. These adorable boys take after their mom with their ability to spread joy to everyone around them. Marlene loves camping with her family and relaxing in the garden with a good coloring book at home. We are grateful to have Marlene as part of our team since September 2012.
Pets: Two female orange tabbys and a fish
Hidden Talent: Massage Therapist and bakes a mean snickerdoodle
Quote: “Never look down on someone unless you are helping them up.”
Megan, Veterinary Assistant
Megan joined the West Valley Pet Clinic team in January. She grew up in San Luis Obispo and graduated in 2015 from UCSC with a degree in psychology. Megan moved to this side of the hill in 2015, right before we lucked out in having her join our team. In her free time, Megan enjoys living a little dangerously riding motorcycles and getting “lost” on a great hike. She enjoys working with all animals but has a soft spot for anything and everything chicken!
Pets: A one-eyed special needs kitty named Bullseye
Hidden Talent: Plays the bagpipes
Quote: “Happiness never decreases by being shared”
Millie, Veterinary Assistant
Millie became a vital team member of West Valley Pet Clinic in 2016. She is currently a student at Foothill in the Veterinary Technician Program and should be graduating in June 2019. When she is not busy at school or working at West Valley Pet Clinic, she enjoys training Brazilian jiu-jitsu or going on hikes with her dogs: Mocha, her chihuahua, and Raikou, her shepherd mix.
Quote: “Some birds aren’t meant to be caged, their feathers are just too bright.”
Sonia was born and raised in San Jose. She graduated from U.C. Davis in December 2017 with a degree in Sociology. We were lucky to have had Sonia join West Valley Pet Clinic in April 2018. Sonia has a cat named Peaches and a Pit Bull named Zeus. Zeus is a staple at the clinic as he joins his mom when she comes to the clinic. Zeus loves hanging out…hopefully not only for the cookies.
In her free time, Sonia likes to go hiking and to the beach. She spends a lot of time training Zeus to be the sweet, polite boy he is. Sonia’s cheerful disposition and caring heart make her an important member of the team.
Quote: “You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.”
Tifany also joined the team in April 2018. She was actually raised on a farm and has a passion for all animals. Tifany also grew up in a household with hawks. Her father was a falconer! In her free time she enjoys finding a new recipe to try or challenge her baking skills. She also likes perfecting her “cheesy” pick-up lines. Her genuine kindness and great jokes make her a spectacular team member!
Pets: A dog, Bella
Quote: “If they don’t smile, then give them one of yours.”
Terri, Veterinary Assistant
Terri is also a wonderful recent addition to West Valley Pet Clinic. Terri has lived in San Jose her entire life. She is currently in school working towards graduating from the Veterinary Technician program. She knew she wanted to devote her life to helping animals ever since she was a young girl. Terri has said that she grew up with a wide range of animals, which helped foster her desire to pursue a career in veterinary nursing. In her free time she enjoys working out. We are thrilled to have Terri as an excellent addition to the team
Pets: A terrier dog, Skittles
Hidden Talent: Plays saxophone!
Quote: “Where there is a will, there is a way”
Rylee, Veterinary Assistant
Rylee is a recent member of West Valley Pet Clinic, joining the team in summer 2018. She is planning on attending a Veterinary Technician Program in the near future. In her free time, Rylee enjoys going ocean fishing and spending time on the boat with her boyfriend and dogs…Capone, Malia and Casper. Rylee is extremely enthusiastic and always expresses genuine concern for both pets and their owners. She has become a valuable team member in a short period.
Pets: 3 dogs (Capone, Malia and Casper), a cat (Finn), approximately 30 chickens and some saltwater fish
Quote: “Time has told me not to ask for more; someday your ocean will find its shore.”
Gwen, Veterinary Assistant
Gwen was born and raised in San Jose. Her animal career began at a young age with her first pets, a box of snails. What started out as simple curiosity turned into a lifelong dedication in the care for all animals. When Gwen is not at work, you can catch her out and about exploring the outdoors with her two dogs. She also loves trying out new restaurants and trying the strangest item on the menus. Although Gwen just recently started at West Valley Pet Clinic, with her calm yet laughter filled personality, she is a great addition to the team.
Pets: 2 dogs (Savage and Nena), and her cat (Abby)
Hidden Talent: Great cat impersonator and double jointed