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Office Manager, Veterinary Technician
Yaya can’t remember a time in her life when she wasn’t passionate about pets. Ever since she was a little girl, she’s wanted to put her time and efforts toward improving the lives of the earth’s creatures. As the Office Manager and a Veterinary Technician here at Royal Oaks Veterinary Hospital, Yaya gets to spend every day doing just that!
Animals have played an important role in Sherry’s life ever since she can remember. What better way to pay it forward while doing something she loved, Sherry mused, than by working in the veterinary field? Now, she’s been a Veterinary Technician for more than 30 years!
Sherry grew up in New Jersey and lived in Wyoming during her college years before moving to St. Louis, where she signed on as a staff member at the St. Louis Zoo. It wasn’t long before she began her career as a Veterinary Technician at a nearby emergency clinic—Sherry hasn’t looked back since.
When Deniz had to decide what she wanted to do for a living, she knew right out of the gate that sitting in an office and doing a regular 9 to 5 schedule simply wasn’t for her. She wanted to make a difference, particularly in the lives of animals. Working in the veterinary field just seemed like the perfect fit!
Rachael was inspired at a young age to do all that she could to help animals. That passion just never wavered. She’s always known that working in the world of veterinary medicine was her true calling! Rachael gets to help pets every day as a Veterinary Assistant with the Royal Oaks Veterinary Hospital team.
When Jayde was younger, she decided that she wanted to work with animals when she got older. Today she is a veterinary technician assistant at Royal Oaks Veterinary Hospital, living out her dream of being around the furry creatures on a daily basis. Sometimes she sits back in disbelief that she’s actually living out her dream!
Veterinary Assistant / Receptionist
As a military child, Ashley likes to say she grew up everywhere and nowhere at the same time. Moving so often, it was difficult for her to make close friends, so her animals filled that void for her. As she got older, she knew that she wanted to do more to be a voice for these precious souls who give so much of themselves to their human companions. Working in the veterinary field seemed like the obvious choice!
Unlike many of her colleagues, Adriana didn’t set out to work in the veterinary industry. In fact, because of her deep love of animals, the thought of seeing one in pain was the last thing she wanted to do. Over time, however, she realized that there is so much more to veterinary medicine. Thanks to this change in perspective, Adriana is now in a job she loves, getting to see pets get better and live amazing lives.
Growing up surrounded by dogs and birds, Karey developed a deep love for animals at a very young age. Initially, she thought about becoming a vet, but realized that path might be a bit too emotional for her, so she opted to explore other options. Over time, her heart led her back to animal care, and now, as one of our amazing receptionists, Karey gets to interact with pets and support their parents in a positive way.
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Christy was a current client of Royal Oaks Veterinary Hospital when she learned about a job opening for a receptionist and veterinary technician’s assistant. She jumped at the chance to apply, and officially joined the team in May of 2023. Christy loves being able to help our clients and interact with their pets on a daily basis!
Certified Veterinary Assistant
In Karina’s hometown, located on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, countless stray animals roam the streets. Witnessing this firsthand inspired Karina to pursue a career that would allow her to help animals live better lives. As a veterinary assistant, Karina gets to spend every day helping our furry friends stay happy and healthy!
Madisyn has always loved animals and grew up surrounded by pets of varying sizes and species. When her family adopted a young puppy who was gravely ill, Madisyn decided that helping animals was something she wanted to do when she grew up. Fortunately, little Kash survived, and Madisyn went on to fulfill her dream by becoming a veterinary assistant!