Erin, Registered Veterinary Technician
When Erin's first Newfoundland, Sadie, was diagnosed with lymphoma, she was devastated. Already a technician at a busy general practice, she was so impressed with the level of care Sadie was receiving during her treatment at Veterinary Cancer Group that she decided to join the team in 2004. Sadie went on to survive almost 2 years after her diagnosis with great quality of life, and after her passing Erin has remained at VCG with the focus of making an impact on the lives of others faced with a diagnosis such as Sadie had. Erin completed the requirements necessary to become a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2010.
In her spare time, Erin enjoys training and competing with her Newfoundland dogs in AKC obedience and conformation, and NCA water rescue and draft work. She is a member of the Newf Club of America (NCA), Newf Club of SoCal, and the Lomita Obedience and Training Club. Erin currently shares her life with Newfoundlands, a tuxedo cat named Gordon, her husband, Chuck, and their adorable baby boy.
Swix, Veterinary Assistant
Swix has been with Veterinary Cancer Group of Los Angeles since 2008. In that time she's gotten to know many of the patients & families that visit and has become a favorite teammate of her co-workers. She can always be counted on to lend a helping hand, no matter what the day may bring. Swix' spare time is spent exploring the world with her son & spreading happiness wherever she can.
Sari, Registered Veterinary Technologist
Sari worked as a veterinary technician for over ten years at cat specialty practices before joining the radiation department at Veterinary Cancer Group in 2009. She has a B.S. in animal health science and is a licensed registered veterinary technologist. When not working she can be found in a dance class, working with her amateur auto racing team, or playing with her three cats, Puma, Wiggles, and Mister Fixer Upper.
Molly, Client Care Supervisor
Molly is familiar face to most who have been to our Los Angeles office. Molly, works hard to help keep conditions copacetic. Most people find Molly very easy to talk with & many greet her by name. She has a keen sense of memory & is able to recognize most patients when they walk in our front door.
Shauna, Veterinary Assistant & Doctors' Assistant
Jennifer, Veterinary Assistant
Alexis, Veterinary Assistant
Paul, Veterinary Assistant
Allison, Marketing Adviser
Allison works hard to keep the front desk staff feeling like a team. She enjoys ensuring that our visitors are at ease, helping to care for patients when the need arises, & assisting with the hospital's fun events. Allison acquired her bachelor's degree in International Business from Southern New Hampshire University. She brought with her experience in customer service & as an emergency veterinary technician assistant.
Alex, Veterinary Assistant
Alex studied veterinary science at Cal Poly Pomona & has her sights set on becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician in the future. Alex is new to pet cancer care but worked in the veterinary field for several years prior to joining Veterinary Cancer Group. Alex enjoys listening to music, do-it-yourself projects & hanging with Pretty Girl, aka "the most adorable cat in town", who was lucky enough to meet up with Alex while scrounging for food in an alleyway over 10 years ago.
Amy, Veterinary Assistant
Traci, Veterinary Aide
Traci first came to Veterinary Cancer Group as a volunteer with Los Angeles Pierce College's work experience program but was quickly hired due to her great work ethic in December 2015. Traci plans to be a veterinarian in the future. She enjoys helping with the farm animals at Pierce College, volunteering, and martial arts.
Skye, Veterinary Aide
Emily, Client Care Specialist
Abby, Client Care Specialist
Carol, Client Care Specialist & Veterinary Aide
Anamaria, Veterinary Aide
Anamaria comes to us from a very busy primary care veterinary practice in the Antelope Valley. She works mainly with our radiation oncologist, Dr. Lyons, in the Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley locations. Anamaria lives with her husband, one cat and one dog. In spare time, she likes to spend be outdoors.
Josef, Doctors' Assistant
Melissa, Doctors' Assistant
Sophia, Client Care Specialist
Sophia worked at PetSmart for seven years, most recently as a manager, before joining the Veterinary Cancer Group of Los Angeles team. She loves spending time with her daughter and is passionate about pets. Sophia enjoys working out at the gym in her spare time.
Denise, Client Care Specialist
Denise is a Cal State Channel Islands alumni, having graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art. Denise has an interest in becoming a teacher, eventually teaching college-level studio art. She enjoys reading, drawing, painting, playing guitar and helping her nephew with his math. Denise joined the Veterinary Cancer Group of Los Angeles team in September 2016.
Lauren, Veterinary Assistant
Myrna, Registered Veterinary Technician
Myrna is joined the Veterinary Cancer Group of Los Angeles radiation therapy department team in September 2016. She previously worked at nearby advanced specialty centers in the surgery and internal medicine departments. Myrna is excited to expand her skills and learn about oncology. She has 4 dogs (a Rottweiler, a pit bull and 2 Maltese) and has a love for martial arts and coffee.
Michelle, Veterinary Assistant
Michelle came to us from Colorado, where she graduated from the Bel-Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology. She worked as Colorado State Certified Veterinary Technician in a busy emergency practice for three years before moving to California with her husband and pooch Rico in October 2016. Michelle found Rico on the streets while she lived in Ecuador, where she coincidentally met her husband! She loves outdoor activities such as snowboarding, rock climbing, and hiking.
Megan, Veterinary Aide