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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!
Trista has known that she wanted to help animals in whatever way she possibly could ever since she was three years old. Growing up, she volunteered her time to help the earth’s creatures before she was old enough to hold down a job—Trista volunteered with local vets’ offices, a farm, and even with a Greyhound rescue. Her passion for pets simply never quit! Now, she’s able to help pets daily as a Veterinary Technician.
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.
Veterinarian Technician Assistant
When Ariel was around 6 years old, she was introduced to a Red Knee Tarantula at Animal Kingdom. Witnessing the passion the keepers had for their animals inspired her to follow a similar path. As a Vet Tech Assistant here at Royal Oaks, Ariel appreciates the opportunity to be an advocate for those that have no voice.
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!
When Chelsey was working at a local animal shelter, she encountered a stray cat who arrived with a spinal injury and soon developed a severe, life-threatening infection. Chelsey named the cat Bonnie and committed her every free moment to helping that sweet kitty overcome the odds. Her dedication and love paid off, and Bonnie made a full recovery. It is animals like her, and countless others in need, that inspired Chelsey to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.
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.