VotM Vet Staff



Brigitte has been working in the veterinary field for over 20 years now, with most of those spent alongside Dr. Schwab, Dr. Johnson and Practice Manager, Xochitl. Graduating from California State University, Chico in 2007 with a major in Animal Science and a minor in Agriculture, she moved back to Sonoma where she met her husband Chris and settled down in Santa Rosa. Together they have quite the Zoo, including daughters Vivian and Finley, dogs: Brody, Milah, Kunu, and cats: Tuscany, Siena, Rufus, and TukTuk. Brigitte enjoys country music festivals, re-watching Friends (again and again), wine tasting, renovating and designing her home, and traveling to the Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland, with her immediate and extended family! After many years of being a passionate veterinary technician, Brigitte worked her way up to Technician Manager where she can often be found training, helping with client relations, and is a vital asset to the daily grind in the hospital.

Chelsea Rose

Chelsea Rose has been with us for quite some time and we could not be any happier to share in her infectious laugh, zest for life, and knowledge of the profession. She brings an element of joy to our office everyday she is here. Born and raised in Sonoma, she is happily married to her “Lobster”, Sam, with whom she created two beautiful daughters, Juniper Moon and Daisy Sun. Together they have two dogs: Leelah Bird and Stella Blaze, and three cats: Gus Gus Alan, Dixie Fern, and Penny. On her days off, Chelsea can be found lost in a good book, wine tasting with good friends, day trips to the beach, and teaching people about vegetarianism and advocating for animals by using sustainable cruelty free products. One of her biggest goals in life is to open a Coffee Book shop where humans and animals alike are welcome to relax and dream the day away.


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Vanessa traveled to Sonoma County from Los Angeles in 2016 to attend Sonoma State University where she majored in Biology. Her plan was to move back home, but prior to graduating she met and fell in love with her boyfriend Lalo and has become a permanent resident of Sonoma and VOM VET! In her free time Vanessa enjoys doing anything that includes taking her dogs Bombo and Obi along for the adventure (she would take her cat McMeow, but does not feel like he would have a good time). Whether it's visiting breweries, hiking, fishing (catch & release), or swimming in our beautiful lakes and rivers, they are doing it together. Vanessa is Peruvian and is fluent in both Spanish and English and enjoys cooking meals from her ancestors and family recipes dating back generations.


A funny story about Kim. She worked in veterinary medicine with our doctors 18 years ago, but took time off to marry the love of her life, Pat, and create a beautiful family before she missed working in the field and came back home to us. She is born and raised a Sonoma Native and lives in her own little Zoo which includes children: Emma, Fiona, Charlie, dogs: Remy, Otis, Alex, Murray Christmas, cats: Belle, Nemo, Jack, pig: Big Guy, goats: Doc, Derby, and a plethora of chickens. If Kim is not found at home maintaining her small zoo, you can find her on her favorite family vacation in Disneyland. She loves country music, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and anything that causes belly laughs. 


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Mady was born and raised in Sonoma and currently attends Sonoma Valley High School. She lives with her parents and dogs Rex, Rosie, and Roxy. Mady has been wanting to work with animals for as long as she can remember and has been anxiously awaiting the day she could apply to a veterinary hospital. Lucky for us, she landed right here where she belongs. In her free time Mady loves snowboarding, camping, lake boating, spending time with her sister, and going on as many family trips to Disneyland as one year will allow. Next summer Mady is going to enroll for ‘Intro to Veterinary Medicine’ classes at the SRJC to get her career started early and we are excited to watch her achieve her goals.