Karen, Office Manager and Receptionist

I happily joined the team at Companion Animal Hospital in January 2011. I have 12 years of experience in the veterinary field; for the past six years, I have worked primarily as a full-time receptionist. Previously I have done everything from being the head technician and surgical assistant to the receptionist. I studied animal health technology at Gavilan College and was accepted as a veterinary major to UC Davis. I have nearly 25 years’ experience as a successful outside-sales representative, primarily in the mortgage and credit industries.

I have studied extensively in sales and motivational training. In my spare time, I also do some landscape design work at Dream Gardens Landscape Design, having completed the horticultural program at Cabrillo College. I also used to breed, train and show Champion Shetland Sheepdogs. I am currently owned by a large, longhaired pastel Tortie named “Cinderbellie.” Let’s see if I can make it through this “kitten season” without adopting a new baby. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family and close friends. I travel as much as possible (especially love tropical locations). Photography, gourmet cooking and gardening are some of my favorite pastimes.

Kym, Veterinary Technician

My name is Kym, and I’ve been working at Companion Animal Hospital since December 2010. I have worked as a veterinary technician since 2002 in Santa Cruz County. I’ve always had a love for animals since before I could remember. I currently have three Dachshunds and a large aquarium at home, which always keeps me busy. I see myself as working with animals until I retire – someday.

Delilah, Veterinary Technician

My name is Delilah. I graduated from University of Santa Cruz in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology. I’ve done local volunteer work with marine mammals and invertebrates. Prior to working at Companion Animal Hospital, I was a lab assistant at a northern Arizona animal hospital. I’ve always loved the ocean and animals, and would love to pursue a long-term career in veterinary medicine or marine mammal rescue. I currently live with my two leopard geckos, Terra and Deaner, as well as my adventurous four-year-old cat, Donde.

Aimee, Veterinary Assistant

My name is Aimee, and I have lived in Santa Cruz my whole life. I’m married and have two children. I love my work with animals at Companion Animal Hospital. I have worked with animals my entire career and love doing it! In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my family and my animals. We have three cats, a dog and a horse. We love doing things like going to the beach and camping.