Camille celebrates 7 years!

Camille is our senior registered vet tech and celebrates her seventh anniversary with Valley Animal Center today! We can’t believe she’s been with us for seven years already, dedicating her time and service to helping our shelter animals and the pets of our community. Read on to learn more about Camille in this online interview.

Camille joined in our April Fool’s Stuffed Animal’s Initiative. Learn more about that HERE.

How did you arrive at Valley Animal Center?

After working in both private and corporate practice, I decided I wanted to do something different. I saw that Valley Animal Center was hiring for a Registered Vet Technician and thought working for a nonprofit helping homeless animals sounded very fulfilling.

What has given you the most joy working here?

Being able to directly help with the medical care of the shelter animals, as well as fostering kittens.

Are you team Cat or team Dog?

Team cat. I love dogs as well, but if I must choose, I’m definitely team cat.

How many animals have you adopted since you’ve begun working here?

Three cats (two are foster fails), and one dog.

How do you see yourself in Valley Animal Center’s future?

Someday, I’m gonna run the place.

If you had a magic wand and could wish for one thing for Valley Animal Center, what would you wish for?

A new, acoustically designed dog adoption center. I think it would make the biggest impact overall, benefiting the dogs, the staff/volunteers, and potential adopters.



Valley Animal Center is dedicated to serving animal companions in the Central Valley and beyond. Our mission is to unite dogs and cats with loving people. We believe every animal deserves a loving family and furever home. Through our membership-based dog park and our low-cost clinic, we also provide local and accessible resources and services to the animal lovers and pet communities while rescuing animals in need from local animal control agencies. Donate to support our endless mission HERE.