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PHONE:
907-274-5623
ADDRESS:
2036 E Northern Lights
Anchorage, AK 99508
HOURS OF OPERATION:

Monday-Friday 7:30am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
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Technicians and Assistants

Alicia

Licensed Veterinary Technician

In the 8th grade Alicia attended Career Day at Palmer Vet Clinic with Dr. John Tuomi (our very own Dr.Pam Tuomi's brother-in-law) where she observed while they performed a spay on her own dog.  While she was a little queasy at first she quickly recovered and realized she had found her passion in life!  Alicia obtained her Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from Pierce College in Lakewood, Washington in 2005. After passing the Veterinary Technician National Exam to become licensed, she moved home to Alaska to pursue her lifelong dream of working with animals. She joined CVAC in 2005. She is especially interested in the nursing aspects of the field and particularly enjoys monitoring surgery and anesthesia. Alicia manages our ordering system and vendor relationships - if your pet's meds are a special order you can be sure it was Alicia who worked to find a source for you. She monitors our inventory and is our go-to person for just about anything here at CVAC. Alicia enjoys spending time with her husband and her fur babies: Rossa a 3-year-old Brittany and Mau-Mau her 6-year-old kitty.  They also enjoy living in Hatcher's Pass where they can enjoy the many joys of the Alaskan great outdoors!


Jan

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Jan is on a quest to change the world one pet mouth at a time!  Pet oral health is a passionate subject for Jan and her broad knowledge in this area allows her to provide exceptional client education and patient care.  Jan honed her dental prophylaxis skills in Fairbanks working along side a board certified veterinary dental specialist for many years.  After 15 years in Fairbanks, she moved to Anchorage and joined the CVAC family in January 2013 as a part-time technician and became full-time in December 2013.  In addition to dentistry, Jan enjoys orthopedics, oncology and neurology.  Jan's kryptonite is any brachycephalic dog or cat breeds.  She positively melts when she engages with pugs, boston terriers or french bulldogs. When not busy at work she shares her life with two crazy pugs: Moose and Pita; a husky/greyhound mix named Bubba and a sneaky black cat officially named Keisha (aka Mishap).  


Hillary

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Hillary received her Technician License after passing the Veterinary Technician National Exam in 2007. She has a special interest in exotic animals, and has taken many continuing education classes to expand her knowledge of avian, reptile and marsupial husbandry.  She has worked in emergency medicine, and has extremely strong technician skills. Hillary has a strong commitment to animal welfare, and enjoys client education on all subjects relating to pet care. While working part-time at CVAC Hillary is finishing her degree in Biology at UAA. When she is not studying or working Hillary enjoys time with her menagerie of critters.


Cherell

Veterinary Assistant

According to her cat Kenny, Cherell's love for animals comes from his early training - she is powerless to resist his charms!  Cherell has been with CVAC since 2010.  For several years she was a Technician Assistant and excelled at keeping us organized and that is no easy job in a busy clinic like ours!  In 2014 Cherell was promoted to Veterinary Assistant and she is preparing to take the Veterinary Technician National Examination to become a Licensed Veterinary Techncian. Cherell was born and raised in Talkeetna where most of her family still lives.  Cherell and her husband have 2 cats:  Kenny and Chaos, Frosty the ferret and Mr. Green a lovebird...oh and tropical fish!  Kenny is amazingly photogenic and can be seen multiple times across our website including here in his Mom's arms - but beware his charms...you just might fall under his spell! 

Jessica

Veterinary Assistant

When she was four years old Jessica went with her family to pick out her first puppy.  She took one look at the litter and said "quick let's grab them and we will take them all!".  As an Air Force baby Jessica and her family moved around quite a bit but once they came to Alaska in 2005 they knew this would be home!  As a client service representative and as a veterinary assistant you will encounter Jessica's smiling face all over the clinic. She is currently pursuing an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology and will sit for her National Board Exam in the Summer of 2016.  Her time here at CVAC allows her to apply her schooling with practical experience, all the while getting to meet our clients and their pets!  A few weeks after joining the CVAC team Jessica had her heart stolen by a 4 pound latin lover named Paco.  Paco is a little chihuahua with a BIG heart who is devoted to making Jessica's world a better place.  For Christmas 2014 Jessica got Paco a big sister: Sophie, an 8 year old diabetic kitty who won over Paco's heart with her silly smiles.  When she is not studying or working Jessica enjoys softball and running, as well as fishing and camping.


Jes

Veterinary Assistant

What do Kentucky, New Zealand and Alaska all have in common?  These are the three places Jes lived while earning her bachelors degree in History.  Born and raised here in Anchorage, Jes wanted to try life on the outside before settling down in her home town.  After working many years in the tourism field, Jes decided to follow her dream of working with animals.  She graduated from the UAA Mat-Su Veterinary Assisting Program in 2014 and after completing her internship with CVAC we were thrilled to have her join the team permanently.  Jes is preparing to take the Veterinary Technician National Examination to become a Licensed Veterinary Techncian in the summer of 2016.  Jes enjoys the many challenges of being a Veterinary Assistant and is considering specializing in anesthesia when she becomes an LVT.  When your BFF growing up is a fuzzy black mixed breed dog named Tobie it is probably a good indicator that animals will be a big part of your life.  We think Tobie would be proud of the career choice Jes has made!






Amber

Veterinary Assistant

It is Amber's knack for anticipating exactly what needs to be done that earned her the nick name "Ready Betty" at the clinic.  She is two steps ahead of most of the staff most of the time!  That is why you will see her in all the departments helping out where ever she is needed!  With a BS in Biology from Northern Arizona University Amber has a special interest in exotics and would like to one day be a veterinarian.  Amber and her husband Thomas share their home with a 3 year old bearded dragon named Winslow.  Winslow is a very charasmatic beardie who keeps his family well entertained.  They also have a 4 year old tree frog named Leonard and a 9 year old pomeranian named Bjorn who they rescued shortly after moving to Anchorage.