Dr. Marlena Jan – Featured

Dr. Marlena Jan

Dr. Marlena Jan- Staff Feature Dr. Marlena Jan- Staff Feature Dr. Marlena Jan loves living in Santa Rosa because it reminds her of growing up in a small village in southwestern France. “I love it here and don’t want to live anywhere else.” She hunts for culinary mushrooms in the forests here, just like she…

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Kyra Blumberg – Featured

Kyra Blumberg- Staff Feature Kyra Blumberg- Staff Feature “I didn’t realize that not all three-year-olds were walking Doberman’s alone on the street,” recalls Kyra Blumberg. Her training in the veterinary world began early in life because Kyra’s grandpa was the original owner of Santa Rosa Veterinary Hospital. She lived above the hospital until she was…

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Jean and Dean Holland – Featured

Jean & Dean Holland Santa Rosa Veterinary Hospital- Staff Feature Jean and Dean Holland are the dynamic duo that keep Santa Rosa Veterinary Hospital humming, even during a pandemic. In 1992, the couple met at an Italian restaurant where Dean was working as a chef, and they’ve been on life’s adventure together ever since. Read…

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Amy Freeman – Featured

Amy Freeman Santa Rosa Veterinary Hospital- Staff Feature Artist and animal lover, Amy Freeman, contributes her creative and soulful energy to Santa Rosa Veterinary Hospital as a skilled vet assistant. Since 2018, she’s been an essential member of the SRVH staff-helping surgeries run smoothly and communicating with you and Dr. Krome about your pet’s condition,…

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Megan Van Deren – Featured

Megan Van Deren- Staff Feature Megan Van Deren- Staff Feature Megan weaves together her love for animals and her devotion to her friends, family and hobbies into a lifestyle that makes this “local girl” as she calls herself, one content human.   Ever since she was a kid growing up in Sebastopol, she was surrounded by…

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Hannah Darrow – Featured

Hannah Darrow Santa Rosa Veterinary Hospital- Staff Feature Hannah keeps all gears oiled and running smoothly at Santa Rosa Veterinary Hospital. As Practice Manager, she gets to see the “extra behind the scenes behind the scenes” world of accounting, bills and evaluations. Stuff you might think is boring, Hannah thinks is fun! “I love figuring…

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Erica Marshall – Featured

Erica Marshall- Staff Feature “Make a plan. Be willing to change the plan.” This is Erica’s work and life motto. Her life path might seem winding-a straight-A, biology-loving high school student becomes a computer repair person, a professional photographer then discovers her passion for animal care in a spay-neuter clinic.  But her curiosity is the…

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Guinea Pigs were once wild

Did you know your guinea pig has wild ancestors? Did you know your guinea pig has wild ancestors? Your loveable bundle of friendly fur (Cavia porcellus) has an ancient history. Their wild ancestors (either cavia tschudii, cavia aperea, or cavia fulgida) come from South America where they were domesticated around 5,000 B.C. Ancient Incas kept…

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