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Yvonne Scott- Office Manager: Yvonne has been at the helm of Clearlake Veterinary Clinic since the inception in 1992 as a team leader. She has expertly guided the growth and changes of the practice through many years with dedication and compassion. In conjunction with her efforts at the clinic she also contributes time working with ACME and the Animal Coalition of Lake County. Say the word 'squirrel' to Yvonne and you've got her full attention. She has expert skill with rehabilitating injured and orphaned squirrels and completely understands their every need and traits. Apparently, squirrels 'aren't morning people' according to Yvonne. She is privileged to be living with 5 cats, 2 dogs and a stray lizard that lives under the bathtub and graces the house with its presence each spring. When she isn't helping animals she enjoys quilting, reading, cribbage and knitting warm socks.
Maia Hoyt- B.S., RVT: Maia is a recent addition to the Clearlake Veterinary Clinic Team in 2013. She started working in the veterinary field in 1983, becoming licensed as an RVT in 1993. She moved to Lake County in 1995. She has found a challenging, but rewarding career with the CVC team. She shares her home with her husband, John, 2 dogs (Uluru and Ute), 3 cats (Wheezer, Oliver, and Milo), 2 horses (Christina and Laquita), and too many fish to count. On her off time she enjoys hiking, kayaking, rock hounding, gardening, and reading.
Justine Merrill- Vet. Asst.: Justine has been an outstanding team member with Clearlake Veterinary Clinic since 2004. She has achieved her high school diploma as well as working toward her RVT certification. She is especially interested in education and knowledge about overall animal health and maintenance. Justine shares her life with her husband, 1 dog, and 4 cats, 3 mice and a tarantula that are considered her kids. Her hobbies include photography and attending and producing local live band shows.
Tiffany Robinson- Vet Asst.: Joining the team at Clearlake Veterinary Clinic in 2007 Tiffany's special interest is training and working with horses. Her particular interest is assisting mares when they are foaling. With a love of the outdoors Tiffany loves to hike, fish, shoot and trail ride. When she isn't enjoying the outdoors she loves to sketch/draw.
Savannah Mello- Vet Asst.: Savannah Graduated from Kelseyville High School and is attending Collage at the Santa Rosa Junior College to become an Registered Veterinary Technician. Savannah likes camping, horseback riding, and reading in her free time. She has 3 dogs and 2 cats and she joined the Clearlake Vet Team in 2016.
Ben Varney- Vet Asst: Ben joined our team in 2016. He special interest in client education and works well with our patients. He is our comedian on staff and always has a smile on his face. He lives in this county with his wife and two dogs.
Alanna Bobbit- Lead Kennel Assistant/ Vet Asst: Alanna joined the team at Clearlake Veterinary Clinic in 2007. She graduated from Lower Lake High School. With a broad interest in animals, Alanna brings passion to the team of dedicated professionals. Among her many interests she especially enjoys scrapbooking, walks with Dexter & Buddy and spending quality time with family and friends.
Genevieve Rosales- Kennel Asst/Vet Asst.: Gen joined the Clearlake Veterinary Clinic team in April 2015. She's currently a full time student at Kelseyville High School and works on weekends and during summer break. Gen is a member of the FFA, her favorite class is floriculture and she enjoys liberal arts and exploring old and new things with her dog and best friend, Kita.
Summer Brown- Kennel Asst: Summer joined Clearlake Vet Clinic in 2016. She brings good working ethics to the clinic team and is a bright personality to work with. Summer is currently a full time student and works on weekends and during summer break. She enjoys internet browsing and shopping.
Faron Cotton- Kennel Asst: Faron became part of our clinic staff in 2016. He works well with the crew and is always thinking of new ways to improve things around the office. On his off days he likes to work on cars and go on hikes. He lives with 1 dog, a few rabbits, some mice, and fish.
Heather Munday- Receptionist: Heather graduated high school in Lakeport. She joined the Clearlake Veterinary Clinic team in 2000. She enjoys learning about and understanding animal behavior. Heather's special interest is basic dog training. She uses the animal behavior skills and basic dog training with her six Dachshunds, German Shepherd and Rough Collie. Her five cats observe in detached amazement the way only cats can. Heather's life and interests are rounded out with gardening, reading and jewelry. Her significant other, Bill is also our transporter for pet aftercare.
Claudine Rosales- Receptionist: A member of the Clearlake Veterinary Clinic team since 2003, Claudine grew up in Marin County and moved to Lake County about 20 years ago. Wildlife is a special interest for Claudine and she fostered her first orphaned chipmunk in 2011. She is really looking forward to assisting more orphans as the need arises. The 4 family cats share the house with her and her fiance, Jamie, their children and her mom. The children keep her busy with sports and cheerleading activities. The home and family security are entrusted to Kita, the best guard dog ever!
Christina Flaherty- Receptionist: Christina rejoined the Clearlake Vet Clinic team in 2013. She grew up in Clearlake, graduating from LLHS, and was a Kennel Assistant here at CVC from 2001-2005. She has an Associates Degree in Medical Transcript that helps a great deal with chart keeping. She speaks some Spanish and plans to further her knowledge of the language. Christina has 3 cats, 2 dogs, one fiance, and 3 human children. Christina enjoys barbecuing with friends and family, taking day trips with her family, and cooking; including homemade fudge.
Tammi Vantine- Receptionist/Kennel Asst: Tammi Joined Clearlake Vet Clinic in 2016. She lives with her three fur-babies- Titan, Steeda (American Staffs.), and Buddy (Chihuahua). She completed schooling in the Medical Assistant field. Her personal interests include reading and music. She lives with her family and has raised two lovely daughters.
Karen Dann- Receptionist: Karen joined Clearlake Vet Clinic in 2016. Karen came to us after she was living in Sebastopol and worked with a veterinary hospital for 13 years. She also volunteered with the Bird Rescue Center in Santa Rosa handling raptors as well as educating the public/school children on birds. Karen married a Lake County man in 2008 and moved to Lower Lake 7 years later. Her interests include birdwatching, gardening, road trips and reading. Karen and her husband live on 8 acres with 2 dogs & 3 cats. They have planted hundreds of trees and shrubs but plan on getting sheep to keep the grass trimmed!