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Cassie Amato
Veterinary Technician

It's been a joy working for AVVC for 7 years (since April 2008)! Each day is filled with something new which keeps my job exciting! I enjoy getting to know new clients and patients and build upon existing relationships. I have been fortunate enough to see pets grow from puppies and kittens into adult animals and I learn something new every day from different people and doctors.

I have 3 dogs- Moose, Jesse and Beau and also have 2 cats- Ellie and Scarlett!

When I am not at work, I am spending time with my husband and daughter Charli. I enjoy doing work outside and spending time at the lake or hiking, camping, hunting and fishing. I also enjoy reading.

Janet Jimenez
Veterinary Technician

I have had the honor or working with animals and in the veterinary field for the past 9 years and have been with AVVC since  January. There are a lot of things I enjoy about my job but what I enjoy most  is knowing we, as a team, are able to make pets feel better.   It's a team effort but I take pride in talking with owners and educating them so their pets can lead healthy lives.  

Not only do I work for a veterinary center but I have a pet named Pewee!. He is an 8 year old long haired chihuahua who is certainly a one of a kind pet!  He loves attention and will behave even better when food and treats are involved (I sometimes need to bribe)! 


When I am not working, I like to spend time with my two daughters . Our favorite thing to do is go to the park and have picnics.  They are a joy. 

Pam Lingenfelder
Client Service Representative
Jennifer Rodway
Veterinary Technician
Maria Lalor
Client Service Representative
Viktoria Narine
Client Service Representative
Lola
Hospital Cat

Lola is our oldest hospital cat; born in 2003. She was surrendered to us when she was only a year old. She loves attention from the staff (and anybody else who is around)and watches over them as they work. Lola also likes to say hello to our canine patients & make new friends. One of her fun qualities is she likes to sit in people's laps & knead their neck!

Logan
Hospital Cat

Logan came to us at approximately 2 years old in 2009. He's a cuddly love bug but if you give him too much love he'll drool on you! Logan also has quite the purr motor on him and he can get revved up just by looking at him. One of his favorite things to do (other than sleep) is to keep any papers we leave on the tables nice and warm.



Cindy Lopez
Hospital Manager

It has been my dream to work in a field that has always put a smile on my face.  I have been lucky enough to be involved in the veterinary industry for over 12 years now!  It's an incredible feeling to be a part of a team that works together to help make positive changes in the lives of our four-legged family members.  I am dedicated to making sure that all patients, clients, and staff are taken care of and treated with the respect they deserve.

I love spending time with my family, pet sitting, and most of all going to Disneyland.  My free time is spent taking care of my fiance, my dog Kirah, who is a princess that hates windshield wipers, and a cat named Harley who rules the house.

Christina Keas
Director of Human Resources

A graduate from CSUH with a degree in psychology, Christina has worked for Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care since its inception in 2000 and is now the Director of Human Resources for Amador Valley Veterinary Center (aquired by BRVC in 2015). 

An integral part in the growth of the hospital, Christina has held various leadership roles including reception, veterinary technician, and hospital supervisor.


Christina oversees the management over 100 employees. Christina lives with her two daughters, husband and their dog Colby, a rescued Labrador Retriever from Golden Gate Lab Rescue.

Margaret Simuro
Hospital Administrator

Margaret is a graduate of UC San Diego and Purdue University. A veterinary technician for more than 10 years with experience in emergency and critical care, she has managed multiple veterinary hospitals.

Always on the go, she enjoys traveling, gardening, sailing and spending time with her German Wirehaired Pointer Kiel, her cat Vinny, and Captain Jack, a California Desert Tortoise.