Our Team

Vickie S. – Practice Manager13248401_10209317150586866_3122188366935355761_o

vivkie (200x150)Vickie has been the Practice Manager of the The Paw Patch Place since 2003! She loves seeing all of our happy, healthy patients  every day. Her favorite things about our veterinary clinic are our clients, their pets, and our family atmosphere. She is the proud Nana of four beautiful granddaughters!  She loves spending time with them, making art, baking, and watching scary movies. She loves Golden Retrievers and Dobermans because both breeds are great with kids!


Candy A. – Lead Veterinary Technician 13248401_10209317150586866_3122188366935355761_o

candyCandy has been working in the field of vet medicine for 25 years! She attended Cedar Valley Veterinary Technician program several years ago and joined our team in 2012. Candy loves the family feeling we have between staff members and clients. Her favorite part of working in the veterinary field is always getting to do something different! Candy enjoys reading, drag racing, and gardening. Her favorite breed is “wiener dogs” because of their spunky personalities. Candy has her own dachshund, Harry Potter, along with two chihuahuas, Tater and Belle, and a cat, Neo.


Charlotte T. – Registered Veterinary Technician


Charlotte joined The Paw Patch Place team in November of 2016 and is loving it! She completed her degree at The Vet Tech Institute at IBC and has been working in the field of veterinary medicine for 5 years! Charlotte loves getting to see cats everyday, old cats, kittens, and adults! But she loves dogs too! Her favorite breed is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel for their eternal puppy looks. Outside of veterinary medicine, she enjoys seeing live music and eating spicy food. In fact, one of her tabby cat is named Spicy Frank Sriracha! He has a feline lynx point                                          sister named Sage.


Sabian B. – Registered Veterinary Technician13248401_10209317150586866_3122188366935355761_o

Sabian became a part of the Paw Patch Place family this year, January 2017! She is a new graduate from The Vet Tech Institute at IBC and we couldn’t be happier with her! She loves caring for the wide variety of patients we see here at The Paw Patch Place and our caring, family-like team keeps her smiling each day! She couldn’t choose a favorite breed, because she falls in love with all of them! Outside of veterinary medicine, she likes to spend time with her loved ones, go to the movies and exercise! She is a proud dog mom to a spoiled beagle named Molly.


Grace C. – Veterinary Technician13248401_10209317150586866_3122188366935355761_o


Grace is a graduate from The Vet Tech Institute at IBC. After completing her externship through the Paw Patch Place in 2017 we hired her on as a full time vet technician. She is a wonderful addition to our team! Grace is passionate about helping animals and she loves the fact that we are a “Fear Free” clinic which meets each patients individual needs. Grace’s hobbies include photography, concerts, festivals and taking her pups, Jasper, Bea and Kora, to the park. Her favorite breed of dog is a Shiba inu because they are so cute and look like little foxes.                                                    Besides her three dogs Grace has 2 cats, Amber and Nova and two                                          guinea pigs Daisy and Winnie.


Tarina R. – Registered Veterinary Technician

Tarina is a graduate from The Vet Tech Institute at IBC. She became a part of our team in May of 2018. Although Tarina has no previous experience in veterinary medicine, she has 12 years experience in human nursing. Her favorite aspect of veterinary medicine and what attracted her to our clinic is Fear Free and behavior science. Tarina’s hobbies include reading and anything to do with dogs, such as trick training. She favors mixed breed dogs because of the wide variety. Tarina is the proud mother of four dogs: Rock, a Shepherd mix; Tiki, a “Heinz 57”; Sasha, a Great Pyrenees mix; and Bella, also a mix.


Kaitlin N. – Kennel Technician

Kaitlin has been helping us tremendously since February 2018. Her favorite aspect of veterinary medicine is watching surgeries and her favorite thing about our clinic is Fear Free. Kaitlin’s favorite hobby is drawing. Her favorite breed of cat is a munchkin Scottish Fold because of its unique appearance. When it comes to dogs, she prefers the large breeds. Although Kaitlin has no professional veterinary medicine experience, she has a lot of personal experience with her own animals. Her farm includes: Uma and Ruger, both Dachsunds; Hemingway, a tortie; Mona Lisa, a silver tortie; Billy, a Quarter Horse; Liberty, an Appaloosa/Quarter Horse; Oscar and Felix, both Holstein cattle; Macaroon, a hedgehog; Jupiter, a gargoyle gecko; Royal, a betta fish; and Rumchata, a hamster.


Julie P. – Veterinary Assistant & Receptionist

001 (800x600)Julie joined the Paw Patch Place team in 2010. She received her training from The Vet Tech Institute at IBC. She loves working at the Paw Patch Place because we have “the coolest staff ever”. Julie considers herself a cat-person and loves being able to work with cats and kittens every day. She loves all kinds of cats but the fluffier the better! She is the proud owner of two dogs-Link and Cooper, 5 cats-Ozzy, Ninja, Nico, Bug, Bear, a guinea pig- Debbie Gibson, and a tortoise-Tortie. When she isn’t at work or playing with her own herd of animals, Julie likes to play video games.


Kyle M. – Lead Receptionist13248401_10209317150586866_3122188366935355761_o

kyle (200x150)Kyle considers herself a “Jack of all trades, Master of none”. Kyle first entered the field of veterinary medicine when she joined our team as a receptionist in 2006. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is working with different kinds of dogs. She likes mixed breed dogs because they’re always a surprise and they have lots of personality! In her spare time, Kyle enjoys reading a good book, travelling to new places, and spending time with family (especially her two grandchildren). Kyle has two dogs at home, Benson and Emerald.


Michaela C. – Receptionist

Michaela has been a part of our team since February 2018. Although she has no previous experience in veterinary medicine, she has a great appreciation of the way our veterinarians and technicians go above and beyond to make our clinic as Fear Free as possible. Michaela’s favorite aspect of veterinary medicine is seeing sick pets become happy and healthy again. Her hobbies include spending time with friends and family, watching movies, and taking on a good DIY project. Michaela doesn’t have a specific favorite breed – she likes the pets that give lots of cuddles! Her fur babies include: Jinx and Finn, both cats, and Zack, a red-eared slider turtle.