Rob Tatterson, RVT
Support Team Manager
Rob has been with Sunset Animal Hospital since November 2012 and has filled several roles here. He started out working as a Camp Counselor at Camp Sunset and moved over to the hospital side as a veterinary assistant and is now one of our main Registered Veterinary Technicians! Rob is a retired Master Sergeant from the U.S. Air Force for 21 ½ years. He earned his Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology from Carrington College in July 2014. He has been a Registered Veterinary Technician since February 2015. He also has an Associate’s Degree in Electronic Systems Technology from Community College of the U.S. Air Force in June 2007.
Rob’s hobbies are traveling and photography, which, since he’s been to 50 countries, should make for a spectacular collection of pictures! He is also a strategic gamer to keep his mind sharp and always problem-solving.
Rob is originally from Fairmont, West Virginia and all of his family still lives there. His furry family consists of two very loyal Chihuahua companions, Fiona, 6, and Pri (Apricot), 4. Rob also has a saltwater reef tank that he loves to unwind in front of after a long workday.
Rob’s favorite part of working in veterinary medicine is having a critical patient respond to treatment and seeing them reunited with their humans when they are discharged.
Kristina Soungpanya, RVT
Support Team Supervisor
Kristina came to us originally in February of 2013 as a veterinary assistant, left in May 2014, and came back to us as a Registered Veterinary Technician in November 2016. She graduated from Carrington College with an Associate’s Degree in May 2014 and has been a licensed RVT since March 2015. Kristina has a special interest in the Pit Bull breed, as they are a very misunderstood one. She loves to spend time with her family. She is a mother to two girls. The family loves going with Mom and Dad to the dog–friendly beaches with Bruiser, their 2-year-old Pit Bull. Her fur family also consists of Mila, a 2-year-old gray and white kitty that Kristina got for free off of Craigslist! There are several reasons that Kristina loves veterinary medicine, but the most important one is being able to nurse a patient back to health, making them feel better, more comfortable and comforting them when they are scared. She loves to make a client feel at ease, ensuring them that we will do our best in taking care of their pet, then seeing the look on their faces when we send their pet home feeling and looking better than when they first came in.
Shalyn McKinley, RVT
Support Team Supervisor
Shalyn came to Sunset Animal Hospital in June 2014 as a veterinary technician assistant. She worked as a server for Applebee’s restaurant for 3 years. She graduated January 2014 from Animal Behavior College with a certificate in veterinary assisting and then furthered her education and went to Carrington College to become an Registered Veterinary Technician in 2017. Her heart is in wild animal medicine and she plans on pursuing that as a career. Shalyn enjoys music. In fact, she played the violin for 10 years! Also, she has a love for sports and enjoys playing soccer and volleyball. She spends her free time with her four year old, son as well as the rest of her family. Her family of fur consists of Ella, her 9 year old Boxer and Trooper, her 8 year old cat she rescued as a kitten. Shalyn says her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is receiving hugs and kisses from all of our patients! In addition, she loves being in a fast-paced emergency environment which allows her to constantly learn, educate, and save lives, while having fun at the same time!
Bri Myers, RVT
Registered Veterinary Technician
Bri is one of our newer Registered Veterinary Technicians to join the family. She moved here from Michigan. When she’s not working here at Sunset, she loves to travel and go hiking. If she is not in the mood to leave the house, nothing makes her happier than staying in and reading a good book. Throughout the years, she has taken in two very sweet furry four-legged creatures named Luca, her kitty, and Bardock, her dog. Her favorite part of working with our little furry friends is that she can help educate clients on how to best take care of them.