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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.
Bethann was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she was constantly spending time around her own family’s dogs and cats or the neighbors’ pets when they would leave on vacation. She’s always known that she wanted to work hands-on with pets to help them live healthy, fulfilling lives! Bethann’s passion simply hasn’t quit—she’s now a Veterinary Technician and gets to care for animals on a daily basis.
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.
Although she always suspected she would love to work hands-on with pets, Lexi ended up attending college for communications and marketing. It wasn’t long before she knew that it wasn’t her true calling. It was time for a change—Lexi decided to do something she had always been passionate about and started working with animals! She couldn’t be happier with her choice and now gets to help pets daily as a Veterinary Technician.
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.
Kyra was only in kindergarten when she decided that she would one day work with animals. She never gave up on that dream. For her, no other choice of career would make sense! Kyra is a proud member of the Veterinary Technician team here at Royal Oaks Veterinary Hospital.
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.