Julie, Practice Manager
Julie became Douglas Blvd Veterinary Clinic’s Practice Manager in August of 2020 and comes to us with a broad base of veterinary industry knowledge as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She graduated from an AVMA Accredited school for Animal Health Technology in 1992, shortly after she started working for a national Avian and Exotics Veterinary Diagnostic lab and hospital for 8 years. In 1999, she started working in Emergency and Critical Care and eventually went full time in this position taking on an unofficial role to help coach veterinary interns as they obtained clinical experience. The years that followed, she gained skills and knowledge in Oncology, Neurology, Surgery and General Medicine. More recently in the last 11 years, Julie has functioned in management roles and in 2011 she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management with a Concentration in Human Resource Management.
Her special interests are Safety, Leadership, Communication and Training, which she feels yields the best outcome for client service and patient care. In addition to her interests, Julie joined the National Veterinary Response Team in 2007 to be an emergency responder in the event of a disaster, under the National Disaster Medical System, employed by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Julie’s small family includes an adult son named James, very loyal Border Collies named “Sophie” and “Sir Zackoh” and their feline friends “Zeke” and “Zena”.
Julie says that her favorite part of veterinary medicine is nurturing the human –animal bond, whether it is between clients and their pets or staff and their patients.
Rachel, Lead Receptionist
Rachel has been with DBVC since December 2004. She is our senior customer service representative. She has been in the veterinary industry since 2001. Rachel enjoys spending time with her pets Marty McFly the St. Bernard Mix, Dixie, a domestic short hair tabby, Geoffrey, a domestic medium hair cat, Mason her Chihuahua mix, and Caatriona, her Anglo-Arab horse, and Cowboy her Appaloosa. Her hobbies include reading, crochet, arts and crafts, hiking, antiquing, enjoying the outdoors, and spending time with her family.
Sarah, Registered Veterinary Technician
Sarah moved to Roseville from the Bay Area in the Spring of 2014 and has been with DBVC ever since. She has been in the veterinary field since 2004, then became licensed in 2009. She knew from a young age that she wanted to work with animals and it has continued to be her passion. Sarah and her husband, Nick, have 2 tuxedo kitties named Shelby and ‘Cuda, bunny named Delilah, and a crested gecko – her name is Gordon. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and discovering knew places to go.
April, Registered veterinary Technician
As a busy mother of six and grandmother of one, April was excited to return to work after a 15 year break. The children were not as pleased.
April has been lucky enough to lead a very interesting life, first as a Marine Corps brat, where she traveled from one side of the country to the other, then as an International traveler when her parents moved to Kuwait. She has friends around the world and plenty of stories to keep her children bored or engrossed for the rest of their lives.
April became a Vet Tech in 1997. She loved the job immediately and happily spent years making sure the animals in her care were safe and healthy. She took a break when she was pregnant with her fourth child, thinking that perhaps she should give equal attention to her beloved children. 15 years later, she happily picked up her bandage scissors and returned to the world of dental cleaning and surgery that she has always loved.
Maria, Registered Veterinary Technician
Maria just recently passed her National Veterinary technician Exam. She has been with us for several years while attending Carrington College pursuing her veterinary technician degree. She has three amazing dogs in her household, Timber the Chocolate Labrador Retriever, Trixie the American Staffordshire Terrier (Pitbull), and Little Bear the Havanese. Maria loves to spend time cuddling up with her dog Little Bear, watching movies, and playing video games. During her free time she likes to attend family BBQs, go on camping trips by the lake, and soak in the pool. She is excited to continue her passion of providing loving care to all animals!
Kacey, Veterinary Assistant
Kacey is a mother of 2 who has been in the vet field since 2008, when she graduated from tech school. She practiced as an RVT for 4 years and then stayed at home to raise the kids. She got back into the field as a receptionist 2 years ago in a busy general practice ago that also saw a lot of urgent care cases. She has brought her pets to DBVC for about 13 years and was so excited when a position opened up. When not working she loves to tie dye, play board games and hang with the family.
Claudia, Veterinary Assistant
I was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I have been surrounded by animals my whole life. My love and connection for the animals are beyond my words.
I moved to the USA in 2007, and I did some volunteer work at animal shelters in the Bay Area and Grass Valley area, until the day that I made the decision that working for the animal’s wellbeing would be like “living my dream.”
Today (and every day), I live my dream working at DBVC. The whole staff is very caring and compassionate.
My life purpose is to serve the animals and I feel honored to be a part of their healing process.
In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, listening to music, reading, meditating and spending time with my pets!
Susan, Veterinary Assistant
Susan graduated from UC Davis with Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 2022. She has been in the veterinary field since 2019, and she is currently applying to veterinary school, hoping to become a vet! Susan grew up in Shenzhen, China, went to high school in Vancouver, Canada, and she is now enjoying the sunshine in Northern California. She cherishes the human animal bond, and she loves making personal connections with our clients. During her free time, Susan enjoys Chinese dancing, snuggling with her cat Ziva, and playing guitar.
David, Veterinary Assistant
David has been in the veterinary field for about 7 years. He grew up in Irvine, but moved to the Sacramento region to attend school at UC Davis. David graduated with a BS in Animal Science in 2020, and will be attending the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine this upcoming fall. David believes that pet ownership is a core life experience that everyone should be able to experience, and has a passion for providing veterinary care to underserved and low-income areas. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling, hiking, making music, watching movies, and spending time at home with his fiancée Mattie, and his cat, Romeo.
David is currently attending UC Davis for Veterinary School, but we hope to see him around the clinic soon!