Staff

  • Madison Trathan
    Practice Manager

    Madison graduated in Business from Notre Dame. She loves the fighting Irish. Fight On.

  • Chelsea Saporita
    Customer Service Representatives

    Chelsea was raised in Oakdale, her dream as a child was to become a veterinary technician as she was raised around a family that bred Mastiffs. Chelsea took a different path and became an Esthetician and while she loved working with people, her call for working with animals came. She'll be the first Customer Service Representative to jump for joy as your cute little fur baby walks through the door.

  • Taylor Partenheimer
    Customer Service Representative

    Taylor joined our custeomer service team in 2016. She loves the culture that we have built and nurtured that sets OVG apart.  Taylor has an American Staffie named Miley. Taylor loves helping provide our clients and their four legged friends receive the best health care in the valley. 

  • O'Bannon
    Kelli
    Customer Service Representative

    Kelli is an Oakdale native, known to many of our clients. Kelli is a wonderful fit for our team and has quickly bonded with our staff and clients. A little fact you should ask Kelli about; She has a collection of amazonian  jumping bats and has named all 42 of them.

  • Kirsten Luna
    RVT
    Joint Head Veterinary Technician

    Kirsten is born and raised in Los Banos. Since a very young age she always knew she wanted to work with animals. She succeeded in making her way to Denver, CO and graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology in 2009. She became a Registered Technician in 2010. She joined the team in early 2018. She is looking forward to upholding Oakdale Veterinary Groups outlook on veterinary care and she can't wait to help you and your furry family members.

  • Christine Sakata RVT
    Registered Veterinary Technicians

    Christine was born and raised in a small town in Southern California. She fell in love with animals and always knew she would work with them. Down south she was an  equestrian and competed in Hunter/Jumpers with her thoroughbreds, and worked at a pet nutrition store learning and understanding per nutrition. From there, she moved to Stockton and graduated from Carrington College with an AS in Animal Science in 2013. Shortly after, she passes her national and California State exam to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. She has worked in general practice and emergency/critical care until she came to work for us. In her spare time she enjoys going hiking,camping, or to the beach with her dog Nemesis by her side!  

  • Lisa Simmer
    RVT
    Registered Veterinary Technicians

    LIsa joined our team after moving to California from Wisconsin. As a RVT she takes pride in delivering top care to our clients. On the weekends you can catch her rooting on her favorite college football team, the USC Trojans! Fight on!

  • Kricket Goodner
    Veterinary Assistants

    Krickett is our longest serving employee. She has a wealth of knowledge regarding our 4-legged patients and their collection of ailments. She loves all the patients as if they were her own pets.

  • Natalie Jiminez
    Joint Head Veterinary Technician

    Natalie is  one of our full time technicians who happens to be fluent in both English and Spanish. She was born in Santa Clara, CA but proudly raised in our small town of Oakdale since she was 7. She had two small Poodles and a German Shepard that she loves to take on adventures. You can count on her caring and loving out furry best friends as if they were her own.

  • Hannah Johnson
    Veterinary Assistants

    Hannah is one of our full time technicians. She graduated from Carrington College in 2013 with her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology. She has worked as a technician at both emergency and regular day practice veterinary offices. Hannah has a 1 year old son named Rhett and two dogs named Leone and Coconut. She has a major soft spot for bully breed dogs and spent many years showing dogs in confirmation and some obedience trials.   Growing up Hannah had a wide variety of pets including but not limited to: goats, mice, birds, horses, dogs, cats, and chameleons! She looks forward to meeting your fur baby soon!

  • Kate Wessling
    Veterinary Assistants

    Kate has been volunteering with us since 2012 and has officially joined the OVG team in May. She has two dogs, Trudy , a 7 year old Wired-Haired Pointer, and Meeka, a 10 year old Chihuahua mix. Kate is currently a student at Oakdale High School but is hoping to study veterinary medicine in the near future at Colorado State. Her dream is to get her degree and come back to her home here with us at Oakdale Veterinary Group to start her career as a Veterinarian.

  • Amber Powell
    Veterinary Assistants

    Amber is from Connecticut. She moved to California in 2017 with her husband, Ryan and their Border Collie, Bailey and her two cats, Jubilee and Gibili. In her spare time Amber enjoys, DIY projects, shopping and the color yellow. She enjoys being part of the team at OVG and being able to provide the high level of care that we offer.  A little known factor about Amber, she has a collection of 'Miniature Easter Island Heads'..

  • Susana Hernandez
    Veterinary Assistants

    Info coming soon.

  • Zack Chituras
    Volunteer

    Zach has been volunteering at OVG since 2016. He is a native of the valley and graduated from Oakdale High School in 2012. After three years in the army he decided to go to college in order to study veterinary medicine. He is hoping to start veterinary school in 2021. He has had dogs his whole life and currently has a black lab named Lily. He enjoys fishing, hunting, and is involved in research at CSU Stanislaus where he is starting his senior year as a biology major.

  • Gina York
    Volunteer

    Info coming soon.

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Our Locations

Office Hours

Main Office

Monday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:30 pm

Sunday:

Closed