Ariel first joined SVA in 2007 as a client service representative (CSR) at our Ravenna Animal Hospital. At Ravenna Ariel became a very knowledgeable CSR and branched out in to working with the veterinary assistant (VA) team as needed. She moved out of the area and took a job as a veterinary assistant at another hospital before returning to the area and to SVA in 2009. Ariel became a sort of “jack-0f-all-trades” and worked in both the CSR and VA as a valued team member providing coverage at each of our 4 veterinary clinics bringing her great attitude with her. In 2019, she became one of two Call Center Coordinators who help to handle messages and prescriptions for all of our hospitals. Her specific veterinary interests revolve around veterinary imaging and surgical procedures because “being able to see the internal part of the body and then ‘fixing’ the problem is a huge advancement in taking care of peoples’ companions.” Ariel has an associates degree in General Education from Central Oregon Community College which plays into her love for her children and helping them grow up to be the best they can be. The family has two German Shepherd Dogs, Otis and Brodhi, a horse, and a few chickens.
Cailyn joined SVA in September of 2018 after receiving a BA in Biology at the University of Vermont. Her favorite parts of veterinary medicine are phlebotomy and dentistry. When she’s not at work she enjoys hiking, digital art, and photography. Her home is ruled by two cats named Cryptid and Tarot, a ball python named Cecil, and 4 geckos.
Ga-Wing joined SVA as a veterinary assistant in 2007 after earning a B.S. in Biology from the University of Washington. In 2019, she became one of two Call Center Coordinators who help to handle messages and prescriptions for all of our hospitals. Ga-Wing lives on a farm with at least one cat, and two dogs named Ruckus and Mossy, some chickens, and couple of pasture horses. She enjoys going to the mountains, traveling, playing sports, and spending time with family.
Kristen joined SVA in 2015. She earned a Veterinary Assistant Certificate from PIMA medical institute and is interested in veterinary surgery, phlebotomy, the human/animal bond, and all the messy, dirty things that gross other people out. Outside of work, Kristen enjoys hiking, reading, yoga, and just about anything she can do outdoors. Kristen is owned by Stanley, a tuxedo cat who can be politely described as feisty.
Renée joined SVA in 2012. She began her career as a veterinary assistant in 2000 and spent several years working at an emergency animal hospital. Her veterinary interests include senior care and emergency medicine. Renée has a passion for training and behavior and aspires to train service dogs in the future. She had the privilege of sharing her life with Bailey Boxer and Simba the Jungle Cat, both adopted from an animal clinic after they were surrendered by owners who could no longer care for them. Renée was then adopted by a feisty feline named Big Punisher. All three pets lived out their golden years with Renée as their care taker. In her spare time she enjoys wine tasting, watching hockey, gardening and feeding the neighborhood squirrels.