Jessica has worked at Sugar House Veterinary Hospital since 2008 and is the front office supervisor. She is also our veterinary technical nutrition counselor - doing everything from ordering products to educating our staff and clients about animal nutrition and prescription diets. Jessica has completed the veterinary technical nutrition counselor certification and the Hill's Veterinary nutritional advocate certification. When Jessica is not here at the hospital she is busy being a 'Momma Bear' to her two sons Ryan and Mathew.
Tracy came to work at Sugar House Veterinary Hospital in 1991 as a receptionist. After seven years, she became a veterinary technician. Tracy enjoys the challenges and rewards of working in a veterinary hospital, and is grateful to be working in a profession where she is instrumental in helping pets live longer, healthier, happy lives with their families. Tracy's husband Terry also has a great love for animals. They have been married since 1983 and live in Sugar House with their miniature dachshund Katinka.
After having graduated with a Masters in Social Work in 1985, Laura served as a mental health counselor. A dedicated pet enthusiast throughout her life, Laura became a happy client of Sugar House Veterinary Hospital in 1994 upon moving to the Salt Lake City area. Over the past 23 years, and throughout the lives of numerous beloved cats and dogs, she has appreciated the many fine services and professional staff provided by the hospital. When it came time to leave the corporate world, Laura knew that a continued focus upon her love of animals and working people was key to success in her retirement. When approached with the offer to serve as a part time receptionist at SHVH in 2015, Laura was thrilled to join the team!
Currently the proud mom of 2 herding dogs, 3 Persian cats and a horse, Laura enjoys her role at Sugar House Vet. She especially enjoys the company of colleagues and clientele, and the gratification of helping to provide valuable services to the people and pets of the local community.
Julie has lived in Sugar House area most of her life. She graduated from Highland High School and attended the University of Utah for 2 years. Julie has been employed with Sugar House Veterinary Hospital as a receptionist since 1988. She and her husband adopted two extremely cute cats from animal services in 2004 - Max is a black and white kitty with big ears, and Murphy is a brown tabby with a very long tail. Julie and her husband enjoy going on trips, and have visited many beautiful, interesting places in all 50 States. Julie also enjoys playing games with friends, and reading.
Erica has been with Sugar House Veterinary Hospital since 2009. She specializes in our patient's quality of life exams, and is a great help in all areas of the hospital. Erica LOVES her family! When she is not at work, she is with family or friends. Erica is always finding ways to help her family. She loves working at Sugar House Vet and has made many life long friends; not just with co-workers, but also our clients. She has an amazing boyfriend and two naughty dogs whom she loves to pieces.
Aleta Loves horses, has one dog, one cat, and two little girls. She loves working with exotic animals, especially lizards and guinea pigs. Aleta graduated with a Bachelor's degree in agriculture and science (equine emphasis) from Southern Utah University. She started working at Sugar House Veterinary Hospital in 2012 as a technician, and currently works from home managing our website, social media, and blog.
Jen has been with Sugar House Veterinary Hospital for over 12 years. Jen is trained in all areas of the hospital. She is currently working as a receptionist, but has spent many years as a veterinary technician. Jen does not currently own any pets, but has been thinking about getting a new pup to grow up with her beautiful daughter Harper. Jen loves spending time with family, reading, doing crafts, and camping. But most of all she loves to spend her time with her husband and daughter.
Lettie grew up in American Fork, Utah and moved to Salt Lake City to attend the University of Utah. She applied for a job at Sugar House Veterinary Hospital to help pay for school. Lettie loves animals and has cared for: fish, Madagascar hissing cockroaches, sugar gliders, frogs, snakes, rats, dogs, and cats throughout her life. She currently is mother to two beta fish named Emrys and Balinor, a snail Gaius, and a dog named Red. Lettie loves reading, cooking, and learning new things. She hopes to one day become a massage therapist for animals as well as people.
Sam started working at Sugar House Veterinary Hospital in August of 2015. She has been in the veterinary industry since she was 15 years old. Sam has always had a huge soft spot for animals. She grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and recently moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. Sam has a true passion for helping animals and she plans to expand her knowledge in the veterinary medical field as much as possible. Sam goes hiking A LOT and she loves to go back country camping. She has played volleyball since high school and is currently in a volleyball league. Same loves her job and the people she works with.
Bailee joined Sugar House Veterinary Hospital in the summer of 2016. She loves working with the friendly staff and clients at SHVH. Bailee has had a love for animals since she was a little girl. She enjoyed rescuing and rehabilitating any lost pets she came across growing up. Bailee plays just about every sport although soccer is her favorite! She also enjoys hiking and mountain biking. Bailee is a pet parent to a husky named Asha, a hedgehog named Humphrey and adores everything about them!
Shanna has been with Sugar House Veterinary Hospital since 2015, and is currently our veterinary technician supervisor. She LOVES animals and has enough at home to prove it. Shanna has 2 dogs, 5 cats, 4 birds, 6 chickens, 2 horses, 1 rabbit, 1 lizard, and lots of fish! Shoshanna says she loves that every day is different at the hospital, and she finds her job very rewarding. Her hobbies include; reading, hiking, horseback riding, gardening, and of course, spending time with her husband and kids.