Veterinary Assistant / Training Coordinator
Jamie has been at Sunset since June 2014 as an experienced veterinary assistant. She has been in the veterinary industry for 15 years! She started out as a kennel attendant in a large veterinary practice in Sacramento and worked her way up to a veterinary assistant for a veterinary dental specialist, Dr. Kornfeld. Jamie has attended a veterinary technology program and has gained experience in patient care, client education, and emergency medicine. She really has become an essential part of the patient care team at Sunset! Jamie loves to do many things in her free time. She loves to make jewelry for her family and friends and has been known to sell a few pieces along the way! She gets outdoors every chance she gets to see our beautiful Pacific coast or just to take mini adventures to the mountains! She resides with her fiancee and two adorable four-legged friends Ansel the kitty, and Dutch, her border collie. Jamie says the thing she likes most about the veterinary industry is her patients and the bonds she makes with them while they are under her care. She says one of the most important parts of the healing process is making them feel calm and comfortable by trying to do things that relieve their stress and one of the ways to accomplish that is to talk to them and give them all hugs!
Veterinary Assistant / Safety Coordinator
Aly joined the Sunset team in September 2015 as a veterinary assistant. Prior to Sunset, she worked as a customer relations representative, sales associate, and was a nanny for 10 years! She had a few career options that she was wavering on and was reminded how much she loved animals when she worked at Petco. She obtained a certification as a Phlebotomist from Blake Austin College and following that she became a Certified Veterinary Assistant from Animal Behavior College.
Aly is a sports fanatic! She loves baseball and football and enjoys playing softball and riding quads. She played an excellent first baseman on our Sunset softball team! Aly has been married to her husband since 2011 and her family lives in Georgia. Her house is shared with her three kitties, Manchester, Rooney, and Giggs. For relaxation she enjoys the peace and tranquility of her 55-gallon fish tank!
Aly says her favorite part of veterinary medicine is knowing that we are the voice for the animals when they can’t speak for themselves.
Jenny has been with the Sunset family for about three years. She initially went to school to become a Technician Assistant but has since decided to further her education at UC Davis to become a nurse. Jenny has a thirst for knowledge and loves learning new and challenging things as well as teaching her two dogs, Nova and Shatzie, a bunch of new tricks. When Jenny is not being a full-time student or working here, she loves the outdoors. Whether it be hiking, camping, or going to the lake and having some fun, she takes her two fur babies with her. Jenny also loves spending time with her family barbecuing and just hanging out at the house. Jenny loves a challenge and feels most successful when she is able to help a fearful dog feel more comfortable here with us.
Cheryl is one of our technicians here at Sunset and has been here for almost four years. She has not always worked in the veterinary field. She was a manager for over 17 years at Ray’s Food Place, then decided to get into the Veterinary field. She worked at another clinic for about seven years as a technician assistant before coming to us. She has since furthered her education and gone to Blake Austin College where she is now a Certified Medical Assistant and licensed Phlebotomist, as well as an EKG technician.
Cheryl’s favorite job of all is being a mother to three children and a wife of over 26 years. Not only is she a mother of three, but she has a house full of fluffy creatures such as two very sweet German Shepherds, Jack and Eva; one Doberman, Axel; two cats, Gizmo and Truffles; a guinea pig, Alice; and some chickens. Cheryl’s favorite part of working with animals is treating them as if they were her own.