Our Team

Our staff at VCA Naper Ridge consists of genuinely dedicated and caring professionals. We practice our mission statement every day: "Where your pet's health is our top priority and excellent service is our goal." We are committed to continuing education so that we always have the most up-to-date information. We look forward to meeting you and your pet.

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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
Renee Blentlinger
Medical Director

Dr. Renee Blentlinger has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2001. She received her undergraduate and veterinary degrees from the University of Florida. Since graduating, Dr. Blentlinger has been practicing small animal and emergency medicine and has been a Medical Director for over 6 years. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has special interest in dentistry, surgery, emergency medicine and caring for geriatric pets. She also has a special passion for helping rescue and shelter animals. Dr. Blentlinger's most rewarding aspect of practice is improving the quality of life for the pets that she sees, establishing strong client relationships, and educating her clients on how to care for their pets. She is also a member of the AVMA and CVMA. Dr. Blentlinger enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She also has a border collie mix named Brody and two cats, Chloe and Kyle. In her spare time she enjoys helping with her children's activities, running, playing tennis and volunteering with local animal shelter and rescue groups.

Alicia Jepsen
Hospital Manager

Alicia joined our team in late 2014. She comes to us with 8 years experience in the veterinary field, 4 of which as a practice manager. She has attended numerous conferences and seminars to increase her skill set. Alicia loves working with rescues and shelters to help deserving animals find loving forever homes. She also has a special love for German shepherds.

Veterinarians

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.

Administration

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.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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