photo: LarissaLarissa (left) is one of our Veterinary Technicians and has been with the clinic since we first opened the doors in 2007. She graduated from Hancock with an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts. She is the owner of an Australian Shepherd named Sadie as well as two dogs named Princess; one a Pit bull and one a German Shepherd. She also has a cat named Willie. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

photo: BronteBronte (right) spent most of her childhood in Santa Maria. She moved to Colorado after high school gaining experience at multiple kennels and animal clinics. She moved back home in 2014 to join us at Caring Hands. She is learning new things every day as she is saving for college before enrolling into a local school to begin earning a degree in animal science. On days off, she can be found venturing trails along the beaches with her lab mix, Kono. In addition, Bronte is quite the talented artist and does fantastic drawings and sketches.

photo: RebekahRebekah (left) works as a technician and fills many other advanced roles. She started working here in 2014. graduated from Allan Hancock College with an associate’s degree in Liberal arts and is currently finishing the Registered Veterinary Technician program at Allan Hancock. She owns two cats, Jezebelle and Chowder, as well as a gecko. In her free time she enjoys drawing and video games. Lately she has been enjoying learning to appreciate different musical genres.

photo: ShelbyShelby (right) works as one of our receptionist and veterinary assistants. She started working at Caring Hands in mid 2014 and she recently graduated from the Allan Hancock Registered Veterinary Technician program!

Shelby is our German Shepherd lover! She owns 2 german shepherds, Rex and Bullet, that she adopted from the humane society. She enjoys taking her pink jeep off roading with friends on her days off.

photo: MeganMegan (left) Megan joined the Caring Hands team in April 2016 after moving back to Santa Maria to work on her pre requisites for nursing school. Megan has a Bachelors in Fine Art and has spent nearly a decade working at various veterinary hospitals in California, including specialty and critical care hospitals. Megan spends her free time hiking with her boyfriend and her adopted American Bulldog Olive Oil.

photo: AriannaArianna (right) Arianna works as one of our Veterinary Assistant and Technician. She graduated from Cal Poly SLO in 2014 with a BS in Animal Science. When she is not working she takes both Flamenco and Bachata dance classes. Arianna has two cats, Ninja & Udon, and a bunny, Pinecone, at home. In her free time she likes to make costumes to wear to conventions. Her favorite animal is a bunny and other interests include Japanese culture and all things Hawaii.

photo: CorinnaCorinna (left) Corinna grew up in Santa Maria, moving from Long Beach when she was two years old. She graduated from the local Junior College with an Associates Degree in Math & Science and now attends California Polytechnic State University with a major in Animal Science and a minor focus in Biology. Corinna started Caring Hands Pet Clinic in mid 2017 to embark on a career in veterinary medicine. She is our exotic animal lover with a variety of past pets from rabbits to breaded dragons and currently has four red-eared slider turtles, appropriately named Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo. When Corinna is not studying or taking caring animals she likes to spend her time outdoors hiking, camping, going to the beach and capturing nature photos.