Dr. Jyl’s Mobile Vet Connection Staff
Dr. Brian MacKie, DVM, DVM, ACVIM/Cardiology, Veterinary Specialist - Dr. MacKie, received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Washington State University in 2005. Following graduation, he completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA Sacramento Animal Medical Group in Sacramento, California. After his internship, he moved to the University of Wisconsin - Madison to complete his residency training in Cardiology from 2006-2009. During his time there, Dr. MacKie helped implement the use of the Amplatz Canine Ductal Occluder at the University of Wisconsin for non-invasive treatment of a congenital heart disease, authored a paper on the use of an implantable ECG monitor for the evaluation of fainting in dogs, and assisted in prospective research on pulmonary hypertension and cardiac biomarkers. His clinical interests include, but are not limited to clinical cardiology such as echocardiography and electrocardiography (ECG), pulmonary hypertension in dogs, syncope (fainting) associated with heart disease and arrhythmias, congenital heart disease, arrhythmias, and congestive heart failure (CHF). He does have a cardiac catheterization suite for pacemaker therapy and treatment of congenital heart disease. His goal in therapy for your pets is to maintain an exceptional quality of life for his patients with heart disease.
Michelle, Licensed Veterinary Technician "I've always been connected to animals since I was two. I Decided at seven years old that helping animals was going to be part of my life purpose and have been doing it to this day. Sitting in nature and at the ocean is my bliss and the planet continues to lead me to where I am needed most to help all the animals, Domestic and wildlife. Future vision is to travel the world living my bliss and being a voice for the animals of all kinds."
Jennifer, Veterinary Receptionist I was born & raised in Oakland, Ca. I've moved around quite a bit, from Santa Cruz to Colorado, from Irvine to San Jose, but I truly feel at home here in Orangevale with Dr. Jyl & her team. I have 3 human children along with 10 fluffy and furry children including dogs, cats, rabbits, pigs. My current hobbies are repurposing furniture, baking, making potpourri, and learning new diy hacks. I also want to learn how to make hanging plant terrariums, fairy gardens, personalized glass etching, and scrapbooking. I am thankful my career and passion for animals have blended so seamlessly. I love what I do and thoroughly enjoy the many adventures and inspirational stories these beautiful creatures have allowed me to be a part of.
Abby, Veterinary Technician Abby moved to Placer county from the Bay Area in January 2018. She has been in the Veterinarian field since 1999, working as a Veterinary Assistant and Office Assistant. Abby has had a love for animals her whole life and enjoys caring for them. Some of her hobbies include: hiking, gardening, camping, baking and spending time with friends, family, and her Frenchie/Boston Terrier mix, Ike.
Joey, Vetertinary Technician "Hello, My name is Joey Garay. I've been working as a vet tech for the past 5 years. I have an associates in animal science, and am studying to take my national exam to become an RVT. I love animals, those that I work with, and those I have at home. My boyfriend and I share a loving pack with a number of kids: Kiba, a 3 year old husky mix, Leela, a 7 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback boxer mix, Nutmeg, a 13 year old terrier mix, 4 cats (Anakin, Meatsa, Kitten McCandles, and Marshmallow), and last but not least- Mavis, our chicken. Most of my time outside of work consists of hanging out with all of them, going to concerts, and playing videogames. ”
Jeff, Grounds Keeper/Kennel Assistant My name is Jeff. I have a 5 year old female Shitzu dog named Ashes. My hobbies include walking my dog, long walks and riding bikes. I love all animals and enjoy working with them.
Andrew, Kennel Attendant "Hello my name is Andrew. I own a pug named Mojo and cat tabby named Zack. I like to go camping, play video games and I like to spend time with my family. I enjoy working with animals."
Christian, Kennel Attendant "I am currently pursuing organic farming. Have always been interested and fascinated by wildlife and nature. I love animals and the outdoors. Ive been working around animals for 1-1/2 years. I enjoy my daily tasks as a kennel tech in charge of feeding, cleaning, baths, and general maintenance of the animals and the clinic."
Suzanne, Kennel Attendant I work part time for Dr. Jyl as a Kennel Attendant. I have worked with animals in boarding facilities, shelters and hospitals for most of my life. I currently have a DMH cat named Doodle and a Yorkie mix named Brisbee. Both came into shelters sick and injured and I was fortunate enough to be able to give them a home. I am happy to be working with Dr. Jyl and her Veterinary family, especially all of the resident animals! In my spare time, I like to read and usually have 3 books going at once, I also enjoy cultivating my green thumb and attempting to keep plants alive.
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