Meet The Cast
Jaimie Ronchetto is proud to introduce her team of Veterinary Professionals.
Jaimie Ronchetto, DVM – Owner
Dr. Jaimie Ronchetto grew up in the Santa Clarita Valley. A graduate of Hart High School,...Read More
Jaimie Ronchetto, DVM – Owner
Dr. Jaimie Ronchetto grew up in the Santa Clarita Valley. A graduate of Hart High School, Dr. Ronchetto went on to earn her undergraduate BS degree from UC Davis, and then graduated with Honors from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. As a Ross University graduate, each student spends their final year of study at a state-side vet school. Dr. Ronchetto spent her final year of study at the famous Cornell University Hospital for Animals, rotating through each department of both small and large animal clinics. Upon graduation, Dr. Ronchetto moved back to her hometown to practice. She opened Cinema Veterinary Centre in 2012 with the aim of giving dogs, cats, and pocket pets outstanding quality care in the areas of medicine and surgery. She never wants to stop learning and looking for new ways to help her patients live full and healthy lives. In this quest for knowledge, she has most recently attended Chi University in Florida to get her certification in Veterinary Acupuncture. She also has an interest in learning more about Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine and Food Therapy as a complement to Western medicine. When not at CVC she enjoys time spending with her family and friends, gardening, baking, or finding some creative Pinterest project to work on. She currently shares her home with three cats: a Siamese named Preston who rules the house, a little Persian named Seamus, and a shy orange tabby named Pretty Girl. She currently has puppy fever so don’t be surprised if she asks you what rescue or breeder you may have gotten your adorable new friend from!
Amber Wheelbarger, DVM
Dr. Wheelbarger enjoys caring for all types of animals from dogs and cats to birds, reptiles...Read More
Amber Wheelbarger, DVM
Dr. Wheelbarger enjoys caring for all types of animals from dogs and cats to birds, reptiles and small mammals. She takes pride in helping the people of her home town. As a graduate of Saugus High she loves seeing the faces of people she has known most of her life become her clients. She is a Biology graduate from Cal State University Northridge and graduated top of her class from Veterinary School at the University of Minnesota. She has a great passion for wildlife and conservation. She was an intern at the Minnesota Zoo, volunteered at the world-renowned Raptor Center and treated wildlife cases for four years. Now she brings over twenty years of experience to every case she cares for and loves to add to her knowledge with continuing education.
A member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians since 1999, she is also a member of the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians and the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians along with AVMA and CVMA. Dr Wheelbarger has had special training in Canine and Feline Ultrasound and Dentistry as well as Avian and Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery. When not at work, she loves spending time with her family, human and animal – which includes a 33 year old Amazon parrot, a husband, one lab, three rescue cats and three kids. She believes no animal is too big or too small, or too common or too exotic to deserve compassionate, quality veterinary care.
Samantha Hancock, DVM and relief veterinarian
Dr. Samantha Hancock is originally from Eufaula, Oklahoma. She completed her Bachelor of Animal Science degree...Read More
Samantha Hancock, DVM and relief veterinarian
Dr. Samantha Hancock is originally from Eufaula, Oklahoma. She completed her Bachelor of Animal Science degree at Oklahoma State University in 2015 and immediately began veterinary school at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Health Sciences. Dr. Hancock completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2019 and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to begin her career in small animal medicine. Dr. Hancock’s interests include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and her personal favorite, brachycephalic (short-faced) medicine. Dr Hancock is also our relief veterinarian.
Dr. Hancock tries to spend all of her free time with her French Bulldog named June Bug. When she is not hiking or kayaking with June Bug, you will often find Dr. Hancock in the Crossfit gym or traveling around the world.
Veterinary Technicians & Assistants
Hayley, CVA-Assistant Manager
Hayley has been with us at CVC since 2016 and has grown professionally and personally into...Read More
Hayley, CVA-Assistant Manager
Hayley has been with us at CVC since 2016 and has grown professionally and personally into our very efficient Assistant Manager. She says she loves Veterinary Medicine because she gets to help animals, who don’t have a voice. She continues to learn as much as she can in the field, taking on new responsibilities, certifications and information. She dotes on her mom’s dog Riley the Jack Russell. She lives in Valencia with her husband, enjoys baking, doing puzzles and watching good movies. She looks forward to starting a family and having a labrador of their own. Until then you will find her working hard and loving on your furry friends!
Alexandra, RVT – Technician Manager
Our Technician Manager Alex has been with us since 2019, starting as a student intern in...Read More
Alexandra, RVT – Technician Manager
Our Technician Manager Alex has been with us since 2019, starting as a student intern in her final year of college. Attending Pierce College’s RVT program led her to us and we are so grateful. Her dedication to the animals and as a hard worker has made her our Technician Manager leading the team in the back. She says she loves Veterinary Medicine because it allows her to be able to apply medical knowledge and science while working with the animals and helping them. She is soon to sit for her RVT Exam and we are all rooting her on. She especially loves working with the exotics and pocket pets and wants to pursue working with various species. She currently lives with her cat Tom, dog Seamus, Hamster Ymir, several parakeets and hissing cockroaches! When not leading the team and caring for your critters you can find Alex riding horses and volunteering her time teaching kids how to ride with the California Rangers Equestrian Team. Or maybe you would find her taking a walk with her very talented cat Tom or going on shopping adventures with her sisters.
Veterinary Assistant Cate has worked with us at CVC since 2018. She has become an integral...Read More
Veterinary Assistant Cate has worked with us at CVC since 2018. She has become an integral part of our Assistant team with her upbeat nature and speedy work. She is the go to for crabby kitties and unappreciative doggies. She compares Veterinary Medicine to detective work, saying it has become her passion to help other species that can’t tell us where they hurt. They don’t always understand what is going on and that is why she finds it so rewarding to help them. She has completed her RVT college program and is studying to sit for her exam. At home she hangs with her two Goldens, Molly and Jameson and her handsome little chiweenie, Bentley. In freetime Cate enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding, anything outdoors and adventurous, and just hanging out with her friends. We are grateful she hangs with us!
Our Veterinary Assistant Sev, came to us as a volunteer/intern through the Hart District’s CCR Program....Read More
Our Veterinary Assistant Sev, came to us as a volunteer/intern through the Hart District’s CCR Program. She was hired on after her volunteer time was up because of her passion for animals, good nature and great work ethic. She works while attending COC and plans transferring to a University for her undergrad degree. She is pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming a Veterinarian. We love her ambition but know it will eventually take her away from us. She says she loves Veterinary Medicine because animals have a pure and loving nature. She has experienced their unconditional love and loyalty and wants to return the favor by helping them live their longest, happiest and healthiest lives. She lives at home with her parents and her three younger siblings along with their two German Shepherds, Captain and Chloe and the newest star of the family- a dwarf Holland Lop, Roycee. She is grateful for the love and support of her parents encouraging her to follow her dream. When she isn’t working or studying she enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, reading, astrology and journaling.
Railee started with us as an intern from the Hart District’s CCR Program and was eventually...Read More
Railee started with us as an intern from the Hart District’s CCR Program and was eventually hired on as a technician assistant. While volunteering she demonstrated a great work ethic, patience, and high standard of care every day she was here. Hence why CVC hired her, because of those amazing qualities! After finishing high school in 2023, she aims to work towards becoming a veterinarian. Some of her favorite patients are our Labrador Retrievers and Rabbits, but she loves all our patients equally. In her free time, she enjoys diamond painting, performing in the choir at her school, as well as listening to music.
Alison joined Cinema Veterinary Centre in 2021 after embarking in the field in 2019. They are...Read More
Alison joined Cinema Veterinary Centre in 2021 after embarking in the field in 2019. They are currently working towards a degree in Biology at College of the Canyons with the end goal of attending veterinary school. They enjoy learning all they can about the animals they help and working towards quality care for all types of our patients. They have special interests in reptile, avian, and pocket pet medicine; and continually strive to learn more about these creatures every day. Some of their favorite patients are rats, which they used to rescue! They share their home with their mom, partner (Armand), and the rescue animals, which include two snakes (Basil and Ryo), a bird (Sunny Egg), a cat (Owen Wilson), and two dogs (Kota and Oreo). When not working, they enjoy studying, spending time with their friends and animals, as well as playing video games, cross stitching, and listening to music.
Sarah started volunteering during summer months at Cinema Veterinary Centre before she became an official part...Read More
Sarah started volunteering during summer months at Cinema Veterinary Centre before she became an official part of the Cinema Vet team in 2017. She got her B.S. degree at the University of North Dakota in Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) with a minor in Chemistry and is a board certified CLS through the American Society of Clinical Pathology. Sarah has always led a busy lifestyle – when not helping animals at Cinema, she works a second job as a lab tech at Kaiser Permanente Regional Reference Laboratory in the Bacteriology/Infectious Disease Department. Outside of work Sarah also teaches kids how to ride in a drill team setting with Blue Shadows Mounted Drill Team and competes with a traveling drill team, the Untamed Cowgirls. During her limited spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her own animals. Currently she has a draft mule named Dakota, a quarter horse named Dallas, and a golden retriever named Ru.
Sherri has been with Cinema Veterinary Centre since 2016. She brings her years of customer service...Read More
Sherri has been with Cinema Veterinary Centre since 2016. She brings her years of customer service experience and life experience to our front desk. We know we can count on her to take great care of our clients and keep our Doctors busy. She says this position is the best of both worlds, customer care and serving animals. She enjoys being a part of this rewarding profession and loves Veterinary Medicine because it’s whole purpose is to keep animals healthy and happy. We are so grateful for her on the front desk team and her special brand of “Mama Sherri” caring for our staff, clients and patients. In her away time she says caring for her grandson and daughter makes her whole world. She enjoys spending time with them, her “Wee Wolf” Taz, a shitzu with a very large personality, her sweet cat, Kit and granddog Boss, the enormous pit bull. CVC is happy to have Sherri keeping each day going with the smiles she hands out.
Gabby became part of the front desk team in 2019. She obtained her Certified Veterinary Assistant...Read More
Gabby became part of the front desk team in 2019. She obtained her Certified Veterinary Assistant from the CVMA and went straight to work using her talents. She says she loves Veterinary Medicine because she wants to help animals receive the treatments they need and wants to be a part of something that can make a change. Gabby brings her own sweet, compassionate self to the aid of our clients, Doctors and staff as she answers the phone more times then we can count! Her dedication and work ethic are things to be admired. She continues to attend school at Pierce College and has future plans of becoming a RVT. She lives with her family, Gypsy, a senior rescue dog, a sun conure named Rigby who she also rescued and her youngster Maya, a golden/shep mix. She has the biggest heart for our animal friends. We are glad she shares it with us. For her relaxing times she could be found skateboarding, playing video games or the Kalimba.
Aisha joined Cinema Veterinary Center as a receptionist in the fall of 2022. She started in...Read More
Aisha joined Cinema Veterinary Center as a receptionist in the fall of 2022. She started in the field in 2020 where she was doctor’s assistant at an emergency department at a veterinary center in the San Fernando Valley. Her love for animals has drawn her to be a part of the veterinary field and loves being able to assist customers in the process of getting their pets back in good health. In her free time, you will find Aisha spending time with her husband and snuggling with her pets. A Maltese chihuahua mix named Scrappy, and two domestic short haired cats named Panther and Milo. She also enjoys watching movies, going on trail walks, and traveling.
Riley is new to the vet receptionist world; however, she has a big heart for animals...Read More
Riley is new to the vet receptionist world; however, she has a big heart for animals and thoroughly enjoys being able to come in everyday and get to be a part of a group that loves to not only help pets, but also the families that those pets belong to too. Somethings she enjoys doing outside of work include reading, playing video games and hanging out with her pets! She has 3 pets that were all adopted from shelters. Her dogs are named Zuko and Nova. Her kitty is named Whiskey.
Our past employees or Alumni who we have sent off to college, Your future RVTs and Veterinarians
Maddy is one of our interns-turned-employees! She is a fabulous Veterinary Assistant with lots of natural...Read More
Maddy is one of our interns-turned-employees! She is a fabulous Veterinary Assistant with lots of natural talent for this job. She has been helping us here since 2018 and excels assisting with our exotics and birds along with the other animals. She started her career through the Hart School District’s Animal Science pathway, and is now continuing her education at College of the Canyons and moving off to University in the fall to pursue her BS degree in Animal Science and her Registered Veterinary Technician certification. She also has an interest in the business of land management and hopes to wind that into her BS. She says she loves Veterinary Medicine because every morning she goes into work knowing she is going to be able to benefit the lives of her patients and clients. She is a busy lady and we know she is going places! Since all of her family and four legged kids live in the SCV we bug her to continue to come back and help us when she can. Those “kids” that keep her occupied are five doggies, Nuka, Riley, Sadie, Dixie and Latte along with her two ball pythons, Sage and Saphirra and one lucky tortoise named Frank. When not playing with her crew, working or studying you could find Maddy enjoying her time horse-back riding, reading, and spending time with her family.
Karen is another interesting student turned employee as she is on reserve duty with the US...Read More
Karen is another interesting student turned employee as she is on reserve duty with the US Army. She is on loan to us and working as a Technicians Assistant while waiting to attend Colorado State University under her ROTC scholarship, preparing to serve as an Army Veterinarian. She says one of the greatest things about Veterinary Medicine is how much of an impact you can make in a client or patient’s life. Also the knowledge gained, learned and practiced each day working in a clinic keeps her coming back for more. She looks forward to the day she deploys for the Army to amazing places while she gets to practice good medicine along the way! Right now she shares her life with two cats, Jack and Honey, a ball python named Monty, a Hognose named Miss Hissy Pissy and a myriad of fish. She enjoys horseback riding, singing and painting. We enjoy her enthusiasm for learning and are thankful for her service.