Meet Our Veterinary Team
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Thank you for making us your preferred veterinarian in Pleasant Hill, CA. Meet our amazing team below!
Heidi is a Midwest girl, having grown up in Missouri and Iowa. Moving to California was not meant to be permanent, but she met her husband here, and they have raised two children who are now in their 20s. Heidi’s family has enjoyed annual camping trips on the coast and has had a wide array of animals, including birds, guinea pigs, rabbits, snakes, and, of course, numerous cats and dogs.
Andrea has been in the veterinary field for 36 years. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, from pets to their people. She enjoys seeing complex cases through to a happy ending. In her free time, she likes to taste wine, cook, and take the backroads on the weekends. She feels blessed to live in this crazy place that is the Bay Area.
Megan has been in the veterinary field for 23 years. She graduated from Concord High in 2002. She takes pride in her absolute love and desire to care for animals and ensure they are well taken care of and happy. She likes to say, “it’s not an easy job, but someone has to do it, right?” In her spare time, she likes to attend or watch any sports games played by the Bay Area teams. She mostly enjoys watching the 49ers or Giants. She also likes spending time with her sweet dog, Bochy, and going on adventures with her loved ones and family. “GO, NINERS!”
Martha joined our team in 2016 and has been helping our doctors keep their fingers out of the mouths of land sharks ever since. Martha is fluent in English & Spanish and plans to master a third language in the future. She takes great pride in client education and believes the key to a healthy pet is being a knowledgeable and resourceful owner. At home, she still can’t get away from pet hair thanks to her cat, Flash, whom Martha & her fiancée, Brandon, adopted from the shelter in 2018. Outside work, she enjoys spending her free time petting stray and feral cats and helping homeless kittens find homes forever. Martha also enjoys spending time with her family at the beach, wine tasting, and countless hours watching anime & horror movies.
Stephanie started her career in veterinary medicine 27 years ago. She attended Miramonte Highschool and Santa Barbara City College. She prides herself in patient care and love for veterinary dentistry. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, playing bocce ball, traveling, painting, and spending time with her family and pets. She has three dogs, five cats, two rabbits, a ferret, a box turtle, an aquatic frog, and many fish.
Valerie has been in the veterinary field for nine years. She likes to provide compassionate care and educate owners so they can spend the highest quality time with their pets. She wants to do crafts, paint, cook, and spend time with her family on her time off.
When Krystine was a little kid, she wanted a dog. She asked her grandparents for one, and they said not until she was older. On her sixth birthday, they gave her her first dog. He was a two-year-old rat terrier named Spanky. Spanky made Krystine realize that she wanted to be a veterinary technician when she grew up. Fast forward to today, and she has found a love for Veterinary Medicine. Krystine loves educating clients about their pets and all the fun things they can do with their four-legged best friend.
Brittany started in the veterinary field three years ago. She enjoys being there for clients and their pets and meeting many incredible animals. In her spare time, she likes to go camping and hiking.
Shawntel Plante has worked in the veterinary community for over 20 years. She graduated from CSU East Bay with a Major in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a Minor in Business Administration.
As Hillcrest’s Practice Manager, she directs business and finance, human resources, OSHA requirements, client care, and local business outreach.