Meet the Cast
Jaimie Ronchetto, DVM
I would never take my animals to anyone else... And I live 30 minutes away!
Our family personally owns cats, a dog, hamster and bunny. It is such a relief to know that Dr. Ronchetto has expertise working with all these animals!
Dr. Jaimie Ronchetto grew up in the Santa Clarita Valley. A graduate of Hart High School, Dr. Ronchetto went on to earn her undergraduate BS degree from UC Davis, and then graduated with Honors from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. As a Ross University graduate, each student spends their final year of study at a state-side vet school. Dr. Ronchetto spent her final year of study at Cornell University Hospital for Animals, rotating through each department.
Upon graduation, Dr. Ronchetto knew she wanted to move back to her hometown to be able to serve the Santa Clarita community and their furry family members. After spending several years in private practice as an associate veterinarian at other hospitals in the Santa Clarita Valley, Dr. Ronchetto is very excited to now open her own veterinary hospital with the aim of giving dogs, cats and pocket pets outstanding quality care in the areas of medicine and surgery.
Dr. Amber Wheelbarger
Dr. Wheelbarger enjoys caring for all types of animal companions here in Santa Clarita. A local girl, she graduated from Saugus High School in 1992 and California State University Northridge with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 1996. Going out of state for veterinary school, she graduated from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine with honors. She has over fourteen years of experience as a small animal veterinarian and has special training in Dentistry, Ultrasound and Endoscopy as well as Avian and Exotic Animal Medicine. She interned at the Minnesota Zoo, volunteered at the world renowned Raptor Center, and treated wildlife cases for four years. For eleven years she bred and hand-raised various species of companion parrots. Dr. Wheelbarger is married and has three children. In her free time, she enjoys reading, gardening, and hiking and biking with her family. In addition to her human children she shares her home with a 26 year old Amazon parrot, Max and fourteen year old Maine coon, Ernie.
Krysti - Head Receptionist
Krysti has lived in the Santa Clarita Valley since she was 10 years old. Growing up on a farm and being surrounded by animals both big and small has led her to a life dedicated to helping furry family members and the people that love them. Krysti graduated from Saugus High School with honors and certification in the Regional Occupational Program for Advanced Animal Care and Services. She began assisting horse veterinarians then started her career working in Veterinary Hospitals. Over the past 3 years she has been a stay at home Mom for her son Ethan, who also shares a love for animals. During her leave from the Veterinary field Krysti continued supporting the pet community by starting her own service called Perpetual Paw Prints where she offers to help families create personal pet keep sakes and memorials. She is thrilled to be back working in the field again! Krysti enjoys spending her free time with family, riding horses and volunteering at her church. She shares her home with several animals including horses, a mule, goats, emus, dogs, a cat and her two furry children: Riley an 8 year old boxer, Jake the Pirate a 4 year old Pitbull and Rampage a 4 year old Pitbull/Mix.
Sherri - Receptionist
Sherri grew up in the Santa Clarita Valley and graduated from Hart High. She has two beautiful kids, a dog named Taz (Shih-Tzu) and a kitten named Kit (DSH). She loves to spend time with her family, boyfriend, friends as well as riding Harley Motorcycless. She loves to be outside, hiking, camping, boating and beach walks. She also enjoys cooking and loves to travel.
Lisa, RVT - Hospital Manager
Lisa started working in the Veterinary profession 26 years ago and has held positions from Receptionist to Hospital Administrator. The journey learning about animals and their care has been a satisfying part of her life. She loves the constant variety and learning something new every day. Lisa’s favorite parts of veterinary care; the ability to care for pets oral health, through dental prophylaxis and education, providing safe anesthetic procedures, and client education. Cleaning up a "YUCK" mouth brings much personal satisfaction!
Joining CVC as the head technician in 2016 was a great opportunity to focus on excellent patient care and caring for pet’s people too. Lisa completed school and earned her Registered Veterinary Technician certificate in 2012 through a night course while working full time. When not working at CVC Lisa teaches Animal and Veterinary Science to high schoolers in the Hart District's College and Career Readiness program. She enjoys spending time with her big family, as well as her animals; two doggies, a labrador named Roxanne, a yorkie named Moses, a kitty-Puka and Irwin the Bearded Dragon. She loves hiking, camping, planting, kayaking and cheering her kids on in sports. She says she feels blessed to be trusted as CVC's Hospital Manager as she continues to serve Pet's and their People through Veterinary Medicine.
Caitlin - Veterinary Technician
Caitlin grew up in santa clarita and has always had a passion for animals. She graduated from Platt College in 2017 from the Vet tech program and currently studying to take her test at the end of the year to officially become an RVT. When she's not working she enjoys snowboarding, anything outdoors/adventurous, and hanging with friends. Caitlin has 2 dogs (Molly a golden retriever and Bentley a chiweenie) who are pretty much the coolest dogs!
Alexandra - Technician Assistant
Alex has grown up in Santa Clarita and has always dreamed of working with animals. She is currently attending Pierce College and is apart of their Registered Veterinary Technician Program. She has had a guinea pig, parakeet, dogs(Abbey and Seamus, Australian Shepherds), and had recently adopted a cat named Tom who is the coolest cat around. She has been apart of the California Rangers equestrian youth group for 12 years and has grown up in the program. After aging out she has stayed active in the program as a mentor for young kids in the program teaching the basics of horsemanship and care for horses. Being able to experience all the different types of species has been an exciting part of being on the Cinema team and she hope to continue to work with all different kind of species. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, going to Disneyland, and hanging out with her cat.
Hayley - Veterinary Assistant / Assistant Manager
Hayley grew up in Long Beach, CA. She moved to Santa Clarita in March of 2015. She has grown up with dogs her whole life. Besides loving animals, she was a ballet dancer for 20 years. After retiring from dance, she received her certification for the CVMA veterinary assistant program. She is currently going to College of the Canyons to eventually transfer to a CSU. Outside of work, Hayley enjoys spending time with her husband, friends, family, especially with her mom’s dog Riley (who is a Jack Russell Terrier), as well as hiking, watching movies and baking.
Sarah - Veterinary Assistant
Sarah grew up in the Santa Clarita Valley. She moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota when she was seventeen to attend the University of North Dakota. Here, she graduated with a B.S. degree in Medical Laboratory Science. Sarah spent her last year of undergrad in Phoenix, Arizona completing clinical laboratory rotations at Banner Desert Medical Center and Cardon Children's Medical Center. At the end of her rotations, she moved back to the Santa Clarita Valley and became a board certified MLS through the American Society of Clinical Pathology. When she isn’t eating or napping, her favorite past times include drawing, hiking, swimming, running, and horseback riding. These hobbies extend to early morning swim workouts with US Masters and weekly lessons teaching kids how to ride horses in a drill team setting. Sarah has always been passionate about animals and would spend her summers home from college volunteering at CVC before she became an official part of the Cinema family. She currently has three dogs (Rue, a Golden Retriever, Chloe, a beagle mix, and Cleo, a shih tzu), four red-eared slider turtles, and a draft mule named Dakota.
Madalynn - Technician Assistant
Madalynn grew up in the Santa Clarita valley and has always been surrounded by animals. Whether it be a lizard she caught in the backyard or her first dog, Abby, she’s fallen in love with every animal she’s encountered. She graduated from West Ranch High School where she completed their veterinary science R.O.P course. Madalynn aspires to be a veterinarian and enjoys learning everything that cinema has to offer. She hopes to one day go on to vet school to continue her education. At home she houses five dogs(Sophie, Nuka, Rylee, Toby and Latte), two snakes(Sage and Sapphira) and a tortoise(Frank). In her free time she enjoys volunteering with animals at Animal Tracks, reading, hanging out with friends, and loving up on her pets at home.