Katie joined SVA in 2003 after completing her A.A. in General Studies emphasizing Biology from Mira Costa Community College. She received certification in radiation use and safety in Portland, Oregon, and an A.A. in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College. Katie regularly attends continuing education in veterinary medicine. She has extensive experience with preventive health care for dogs and cats, including dentistry.  Along with dentistry, Katie is well-practiced in anesthesia administration, maintenance and monitoring.

Katie is a sucker for kitties! Katie proudly cared for Marlee, who passed away gracefully at the age of 21.  Marlee gave Katie the experience of managing senior conditions in cats, such as renal disease and arthritis.

She’s interested in the outdoors – hiking, cycling, kayaking, and camping. She also practices yoga with her amazing dog Bill.