Our Team Overview

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Vets and Pets Animal Hospital 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, each 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
Janice Lem-White
DVM Medical Director

Dr. Janice Lem is a bay area local, having been born and raised in Mountain View. She obtained her undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Bioresource Sciences with Animal Emphasis from the University of California at Berkeley. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her senior year of clinics at the University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine at Urbana-Champaign. She attended Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine for her clinical year of rotation. Dr. Lem has worked at several veterinary hospitals on Oahu, Hawaii and in the bay area, training with Board Certified Surgeons and Internal Medicine veterinarians in the areas of oncology, reproduction, and ultrasound.

Dr. Lem joined VCA in October 2000, working first at VCA Kanoehe Animal Hospital on Oahu and then here at VCA Vets and Pets Animal Hospital. 

Laressa Dimalanta
RVT, RLATG Hospital Manager
Laressa grew up on the Pacific islands of Guam and Hawaii caring for the injured animals she would find with her Gramma. She graduated in 1997 from Parkland College in Illinois, with an A.A.S. degree in Veterinary Technology, and then moved to the Bay Area. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician, Registered Laboratory Animal Technologist, and Technical Writer, having a combined 20+ years of experience in small animal general practice, biomedical research, and education. She has been representing RVTs on the California Veterinary Medical Association board since 1999 by being an advocate for the veterinary technology profession and making recommendations for veterinary medical legislative issues. She served several terms with CVMA as the Research, Education, and currently, as the District IX (San Mateo, San Francisco, and Santa Clara counties) RVT state representative. She also serves as a Program Advisory Committee board member at Carrington College for the Veterinary Technology program, and California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps member. Her three rambunctious children, cats - Mittens and Stormi, birds - Coconut, Mango, and Skittles, and betta fish - Ragnarok and Anora, round out her loving family. She enjoys reading, writing, and cultural appreciation. She is an advocate for the welfare of animals, and promotes lifelong education and mentoring for all veterinary staff members.


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.

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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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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