Technicians
Cara Church, LVT, CCRP PDF Print E-mail
Cara ChurchCara enjoys working in the veterinary field within a challenging environment that emphasizes quality health care and customer service. As Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cara moved from Philadelphia to Colorado where she started her career as Veterinary Technician. Since 1999, she has worked in various positions from surgery technician to technician supervisor in multiple hospitals; among others at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey and at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver. During her career she developed a strong interest in physical rehabilitation and joined Veterinary Specialists of Alaska, P.C. in 2011. Cara has successfully completed the University of Tennessee Certificate Program in Canine Rehabilitation - a great accomplishment!

 
Chris Gardner, MA, LVT PDF Print E-mail
Chris GardenerChris Gardner is a Licensed Veterinary Technician working in both the Physical Rehabilitation center and the Dermatology Department at Veterinary Specialist of Alaska. She is a native Alaskan.  She graduated from East High School and obtained her graduate degree in Political Science from UAA.  She works closely with Anchorage Animal Care and Control and Friends of Pets rescuing older or ill four-legged companions.  “More often than not I end up adopting these guys, so I have quite a menagerie at home…or as one doctor has described it, “my little shop of horrors.” She finds the special “hand-on” approach in these areas of animal care to be the most personally rewarding within the field of veterinary medicine. “Working for specialists in any career field is a great opportunity and the talented specialists at VSOA set the highest standard for insightful diagnosis, care, and treatment of their patients.”
 
Christina Hanson, LVT PDF Print E-mail
Christina HansonChristina Hanson, LVT, also called C.C, has been with Veterinary Specialists of Alaska, P.C.  since 2006. She is a licensed veterinary technician. Prior to joining VSOA, she has worked at several different animal hospitals in Colorado, Washington, and Alaska. She likes Alaska best, where she found her home, and is proud to work as one our surgical technician assistants at VSOA.  She says: “I love the new and exciting procedures we are constantly learning and incorporating into our daily surgical procedures. Each procedure helps us treat our patients better and helps our patients recover quicker and more efficiently. I love the staff at VSOA and I am very happy to be part of the family.”
 
Jasper Wallace, BS, LVT PDF Print E-mail
Jasper WallaceJasper was born and raised in Alaska. In 2009, she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. She worked in veterinary clinics in Washington and Alaska; for the past 4 years in the Mat-Su Valley and Eagle River. Jasper became a licensed veterinary technician in August of 2011 and joined Veterinary Specialists of Alaska, P.C. in spring 2012. “I find the surgical aspect of veterinary medicine the most fascinating. I have 2 big dogs named Kali, a border collie/newfoundland mix, and Titus, a shepherd/lab/rhodesian mix. I enjoy the wildness of Alaska, love hiking the trails and mountains - and I participate in the Mt. Marathon Race on the 4th of July each year. I am very excited to switch from a general practice to a specialty clinic and refine my skills.”
 
Lynn Dixon, LVT PDF Print E-mail
Lynn Dixon, LVT

Lynn Dixon, LVT, is a graduate from Texas A&M University. Her love for travelling brought her to Alaska, and her love for animals brought her to Veterinary Specialists of Alaska, P.C. in 2002. She became licensed as a veterinary technician in 2005. Lynn works part time as a member of the surgical team. She loves to take her dogs out into the great Alaskan nature. She is also the owner of three great cats, enjoys traveling, being outdoors, listening to music and being around people.

 


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