Meet Our Friendly Office Staff

The first thing you'll notice when you walk into Companion Animal Hospital is the incredibly friendly and inviting atmosphere. Members of our staff have been hand-picked to provide you & your pet the best possible experience during your visit. Learn more about our team below.


Alisha Davies, RVT Supervisor
Alisha has been working at Companion Animal Hospital since it opened in 2009. She has been in the Veterinary field since 2000 and became a licensed technician in 2010. She hopes to one day be a licensed behavioralist and rehabilitationist. Alisha finds working with our behavioral challenged patients very rewarding. When she's not home tending to her little zoo of dogs, cats, bird, and reptile you can find her on the beach, in the river or out on the bike trails with her boys.
Jillian Trujillo, RVT Supervisor
Jillian Trujillo is a RVT who is licensed both for the state of California and nationally. She has been working for Companion Animal Hospital since 2010, and loves the unknown of what each day brings working in a veterinary hospital! She is mother to one human child, Jameson, and four fur children: Kevin, Bodie, Iris, and Baldar. All are equally a handful and keep her busy in her free time. Jillian enjoys good food and being outdoors exploring with her family. She looks forward to meeting and building relationships with not only the patients she sees, but also their loving owners.
Jeanette Dupes, RVT
Jeanette joined our staff in May of 2018 and is often multi tasking throughout the hospital!
Brooke Parsons, RVT
Brooke joined the Companion Animal Hospital team in 2011 and obtained her RVT license in 2013. She has a passion for working with animals and thoroughly enjoys preforming dental procedures. Brooke is a proud mom and loves spending time with her husband and 2 children. At home she has the most loveable lab named Molly and Scooby the mischievous mouser. Some of her favorite activities are camping, gardening, shopping and traveling to tropical destinations.
Liz Bonner, Veterinary Assistant
Liz, A.K.A. "Lizard", became part of the Companion Animal Hospital family in June 2016. She's been in this field as a veterinary assistant for 14 years. She loves all animals and, of course, their people too! She strives to make everyone's visit a pleasant one. She has a rescued thoroughbred mare, Teva, and three cats: Mao, Baby Girl, and Alley. In her off time, she likes to ride her horse, sing karaoke, and spend time with her 3 children and 4 grandchildren. She loves her CAH family!
Samantha Ochoa, RVT
Samantha is a licensed RVT, who joined the Companion Animal Hospital crew in early 2016! She has a passion for animal medicine that shines through in her excellent patient care, and her attention to details. Samantha and her husband are the proud parents of two amazing kiddos, as well as their trouble making fur babies: Primus, Clara, and Ellie. In her spare time she is busy as ever, managing therapies for her son with Autism, and chasing after her two year old daughter.
Jamie Piazza, RVT
Jamie joined us in July of 2019 after a distinguished RVT career in Montana! We were fortunate to scoop her up to join our staff!
Candace Smoot, Office Manager
Candace has been working at Companion Animal Hospital sine 2014 and in the veterinary field for over 10 years. She is a proud mother of one human child Jack, and three fur children Alice, Omar, and Sharon. Outside of work she enjoys gardening, cooking and spending time with her family. She believes kindness, laughter, and passion is the keys to a happy life.
Kaylie Coffman, RVT
Kaylie joined the CAH family in the spring of 2017, but she is not a newcomer to the field. Her most fulfilling experience was working alongside the veterinary technician at her local animal shelter, where she fell in love with her 5-year-old boxer mix, Daisy. Kaylie enjoys spending time with her new husband, as well as knitting, and muay thai.
Collier Douglas-Turner, Veterinary Assistant
Collier is newer to the veterinary field but has been working with animals her whole life. Collier grew up on a cattle ranch in Shingle Springs where she grew up with Black Angus cattle, horses, dogs and cats. She grew up showing cattle and raising guide dogs for Guide Dogs for the Blind. After graduating college, she then went on to work for Guide Dogs in the Bay Area for 5 years where she worked with behavioral career change dogs, potential breeder dogs, and managing a training kennel. She also worked in the field helping manage guide dog puppies in training. When Collier married her husband Bryan, she found herself back in El Dorado County and her pets began going to Companion Animal Hospital. Collier's furbabies include career change from Guide Dogs yellow lab Penny, black cat Cosmo and calico cat Lassen.
Madison Wallace, Veterinary Assistant
Madison starting with us back in 2013! After college, she joined us full time in May of 2018 as a Kennel Assistant, promoting to Kennel Supervisor and most recently as a Veterinary Assistant and training coordinator!
Meg Ethridge, Receptionist
Meg joined our front office staff in April of 2019. You will normally see her smiling and problem solving!
Lindsey Kohlbacher, Veterinary Assistant
Lindsey joined us July of 2019 as a Kennel Assistant. After increasing her knowledge and valuable skills, she was recently promoted to Veterinary Assistant!
Ally Davis, RVT
Ally joined us in June of 2020. As an experienced Veterinary Assistant, she worked incredibly hard and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in August of 2022.
Victoria Boscow, Receptionist
Victoria joined us in February of 2019. As a full time health care professional and puppy raiser, Victoria regularly helps out our front office staff!
Amanda Templeton, Receptionist
Amanda joined the CAH team in March of 2021 after having been a client since not long after the practice opened! She enjoys the busy atmosphere and seeing what each day will bring. Amanda has 2 cats, Ruby and Mean Kitty, and 2 dogs, Thorne (German Shepherd) and Crooks (French Bulldog) as well as a husband and 2 grown sons. When not working she serves as chauffer for Thorne, who is a very busy Registered Therapy Dog. She can also be found watching or playing soccer or hiking in the Sierras.
Daniele Olson, Kennel Assistant
Madison Smith, Kennel Supervisor
Abbie, Veterinary Assistant
Andrea , Receptionist Supervisor
My name is Andrea, I'm a mother of two spunky teenagers and 4 fur babies, Ollie the boxer, and my 3 pugs, Winnie, Penelope and Mavis. I'm also blessed to be married to my high school sweetheart! When I'm not greeting all of our sweet faces at Companion Animal Hospital, you'll find me at the beach, camping or on some sort of adventure with my family. Speaking of family, I absolutely love and adore my Companion Family!
Celeste, RVT
Celeste joined us in February 2022 and is one you will see most often handling our vaccine appointments!
Sebrina, Kennel Assistant
Elizabeth, Receptionist
Samantha, Kennel Assistant
Hi! My name is Samantha. I love showing sheep and working with animals. In the future, I hope to work as a pediatric nurse!
Erakah, Kennel Assistant
Alleah, Kennel Assistant
Bri, Kennel Assistant
Alana, Kennel Assistant
Ocktavia, Kennel Assistant
Michelle, Kennel Assistant
"Hi! I'm currently going to school to hopefully become a veterinary technician. I spend a lot of my extra time playing with my cats or working on my car!"
Cora Harris, Kennel Assistant
Kendal Buckley, Kennel Assistant
Dixie & Andy
Dixie and Andy are deep in discussion in deciding their job descriptions (as you can see from their photo). They'll have to get back to you after their naps.
Nellie works hard at being the "goofy newfy." Be careful, she might slime you!