Welcome to the Orchard View Family!
We understand that seeing a familiar face can put both animals and people at ease. We do have some new members and are pleased to introduce our wonderful staff, so you can get to know us.
Marilyn began working at OVVC as an animal caretaker in 2013 while she was still in high school. While attending college to study various interests such as psychology, animal science, and studio art, she always found herself most drawn to a career involving animals. Over the years Marilyn has moved up the ranks at OVVC: from animal caretaker to veterinary assistant, and then assistant manager until the fall of 2020 when she was promoted to Practice Manager.
Her favorite parts of working in veterinary medicine are building relationships with clients and their pets and performing the technical aspects of animal healthcare such as taking x-rays, placing IV catheters, and blood draws.
Marilyn’s greatest joy in life are her own pets, a black and white tuxedo cat named Jack, and her three-legged dog, Phasma, a brindle American Staffordshire Terrier mix. When she isn’t spoiling her fur babies, Marilyn enjoys listening to podcasts, thrift shopping, attending pub trivia nights, photography, quilting, and spending time with her loved ones.
Lead Receptionist/Assistant Practice Manager
Stephanie has always known that she wanted to work with animals and thoroughly enjoys helping pets and their families. Since starting as an animal caretaker in 2017, Stephanie’s sparkling personality, attention to detail, and organizational skills have proven to be an asset to the OVVC team and she has quickly moved up from animal caretaker, to lead receptionist, veterinary assistant, and now, assistant practice manager. Stephanie and her family have a spoiled rotten rescue Chihuahua, Penny, but one day, Stephanie dreams of having either a Basset Hound or a Beagle… (we say, why not both?!) While not at work, Stephanie enjoys hiking, reading, drawing, and expanding her collection of vinyl records.
Sandra started as an animal caretaker at OVVC in 2016. She has crossed trained into multiple areas of the clinic such as reception and veterinary assisting. Her calm and gentle demeanor puts her patients are ease while they are in her care. Sandra loves animals and has had several of her own and been around them since she was a child. She has had a passion for caring for pets as long as she can remember. She currently cares for her three dogs, Leo (Blue Heeler mix), Chance (Australian Shepard), and Sniper (Rottweiler), two cats, Coconut and Dizzy, both domestic shorthairs, and four chinchillas! She is focusing on a career with animals and hopes to make a real change in the lives of pets. In her
spare time, Sandra enjoys hiking and beach trips with her dogs.
Animal Caretaker/Technician Assistant
Anna has been an animal caretaker with OVVC since June 2018. She started while still in high school, and we have had the joy of watching her grow up, graduate, and start college courses; we are eager to see where her journey takes her! At home, Anna has a Golden Retriever named Kona, and a mother-son duo of rescue German Shepard mix dogs, Bella and Hank. While not at work she enjoys hiking and spending time with her friends. Her favorite aspect of
working at OVVC is the opportunity to be around animals and getting to work with fun people (her words, not ours!)
Animal Caretaker/Technician Assistant
Isaiah joined the team as an animal caretaker in April 2019 and has since been cross trained to assist our technicians and receptionists as needed. His love for animals is palpable, and the care and attention he provides to our patients is a striking reflection if this. His previous work experience in construction has been an exceedingly welcome quality at OVVC. When not working with patients we appreciate his willingness to help with such projects. For example, Isaiah spent many days and evenings creating a usable floor space in the attic above the clinic. This has drastically increased our administrative storage space and is an incredible help! While not at work, Isaiah enjoys playing video games, his favorite being BioShock. Isaiah has one pet of his own at home, a very handsome orange tabby cat named Cuda.
Monce started as an animal caretaker in November 2019 after a summer interning with us for college credits. She has been working her way through school with the dream of becoming a veterinarian. We are immensely proud of her as she has recently been accepted to vet school! With her great work ethic, attention to detail, and friendly personality we know she will go far in the field. Outside of work, Monce enjoys playing the violin and is a member of her university’s orchestra. At home she has two dogs, Bruno and Vennie, both chihuahua mixes, and two chickens, Petuca and Petaca. Monce’s favorite part of the job is interacting with patients and working with a community of animal lovers.
Aubree joined our team in September 2020 amid the pandemic and our transition to curbside service. Her outgoing and friendly personality puts our clients at ease while sending their pets in solo. While new to our clinic, Aubree is far from new to the veterinary medicine; she comes with years of experience working in animal shelters, boarding facilities, and veterinary clinics. Her three dogs Axel (Siberian Husky), Doobie (Pit Bull mix), and Sheeba (American Pit Bull) keep her busy in her off time. She also enjoys cooking and going hiking. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is being around all the dogs and cats.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Rebecca, our newest team member, started with OVVC in January 2021 but she comes to us with years of prior experience. Rebecca’s favorite aspect of veterinary medicine is being there to support the animals, sick and healthy, because she knows how scary being at the vet is for them. She also loves seeing the transformation of her sick patients back to healthy ones. She has one cat of her own named Sansa, but Rebecca calls her “Keeks”. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys off-roading at Sand Lake, hiking, and playing video games.
Biography coming soon.