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.
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!
Maribel Valdez, RVT