Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Mission San Jose is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, where each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists. In a word: TEAMWORK!

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From check-in to check-out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

Get to know us. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

paw Team Spotlight
Julie Peterson
DVM Medical Director
Dr. Peterson joined the team at VCA Mission San Jose in 2015. She graduated from the University of Minnesota. She is originally from San Diego. In her free time, she enjoys going to Disneyland, visiting the beach, and attending musicals. Her favorite parts of veterinary medicine are caring for her patients and developing relationships with her clients. She enjoys dentistry and internal medicine.
Hospital Manager

Artika is from Fiji Island and grew up in South San Francisco. She joined VCA Mission San Jose Animal Hospital in November 2015 as a Client Service Representative. She was promoted to Client Service Supervisor a few years later and became the Hospital Manager in September 2022.

Artika enjoys providing quality care to the VCA Mission San Jose clients and easily gets very excited to meet all of their pets. She is thankful to her poodles for bringing her closer to the veterinary field. She feels like her heart is at peace when she is around animals.

In her spare time, Artika loves to travel. She also enjoys cooking I...

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Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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