Meet The Cast

Jaimie Ronchetto is proud to introduce her team of Veterinary Professionals.

Our Director

Jaimie Ronchetto, DVM – Owner

Dr. Jaimie Ronchetto grew up in the Santa Clarita Valley. A graduate of Hart High School,...

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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!

Our Vet

Amber Wheelbarger, DVM

Dr. Wheelbarger enjoys caring for all types of animals from dogs and cats to birds, reptiles...

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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.

Our Manager

Lisa L Wise, RVT- Hospital Office Manager

Lisa has worked in Veterinary medicine for 27 years, working as a Receptionist up to a...

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Lisa L Wise, RVT- Hospital Office Manager

Lisa has worked in Veterinary medicine for 27 years, working as a Receptionist up to a Hospital Administrator. She obtained her Registered Veterinary Technician license in 2011 after attending night college while working full time. She says that Ved Med has captured her heart. She thoroughly enjoys good compassionate medicine and educating clients and staff. One of her favorite tasks is being able to get those infected, “yuck” mouths back to health- through proper anesthetic dentistry. Serving animals and the people who love them is what keeps her going. She has been with CVC since 2016 and became our Hospital Manager in March 2020. Encouraging, leading, training and working alongside good hearted people is her joy. She strives to make your experience here something you look forward to and can tell your friends about! At home she enjoys life with her family; her teenage children, her labrador Roxanne-the matriarch, Cattle Dog Demi-the princess, crazy cat Puka and her delightful cockatiel Sunny. Teaching at the Hart District CCR Department is another hat she wears and trying to fit in some camping, hiking, gardening, exploring, home improvement crafts, good coffee, red wine and extended family keeps her life full and satisfying!

Veterinary Technicians & Assistants

Hayley H., CVA-Assistant Manager

Hayley has been with us at CVC since 2016 and has grown professionally and personally into...

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Hayley H., 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 K.-Technician Manager

Our Technician Manager Alex has been with us since 2019, starting as a student intern in...

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Alexandra K.-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.

Caitlin C.

Veterinary Assistant Cate has worked with us at CVC since 2018. She has become an integral...

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Caitlin C.

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!

Madalynn B.

Maddy is one of our interns-turned-employees! She is a fabulous Veterinary Assistant with lots of natural...

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Madalynn B.

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.

Sevannah O.

Our Veterinary Assistant Sev, came to us as a volunteer/intern through the Hart District’s CCR Program....

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Sevannah O.

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.

Hema S.

One of our newest Veterinary Assistants, Hema comes to us with Veterinary Specialty experience and also...

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Hema S.

One of our newest Veterinary Assistants, Hema comes to us with Veterinary Specialty experience and also graduated from Mission College with an ADT in Kinesiology. She plans on working towards her BS in Sports Medicine or Athletic Training but loves Veterinary Medicine because ”it is so much more than helping a puppy with a broken leg”. She says it is medicine, it is art, it is business. She realizes the value of a Veterinary Hospital providing a place for animal healing, a place for animal lovers to make a living, a place for clients to go for help. She loves how this exchange allows her to learn about people, humanity, medicine and gives her the opportunity to help. We are glad she has brought us her talents, her excellent anesthetic monitoring and detailed care for our patients. She grew up in San Francisco but now lives in the valley with her two black labs, Sonu and Monu. She enjoys heading to the gym, hiking, sunbathing at the beach, cooking and spending time with her family and boyfriend.

Jade T.

Jade is working as a Technician Assistant as she trains in this field, she says Veterinary...

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Jade T.

Jade is working as a Technician Assistant as she trains in this field, she says Veterinary Medicine is something she loves because it gives her the ability to play a part in the greater good of animals and their owners. The fact that it is a growing field full of adventure and challenge has attracted her to it. She enjoys the feeling of making a positive difference in the lives of animals and their owners, leaving them better than before. These are goals she strives for in her life. Her education includes a bachelors in Psychotherapy and a minor in Biology from Masters University. Learning more about animals and being a rock-star wife to her new hubby Chris, are her current goals. Her own furry family members include two Queensland Heelers, Jax and Mako with a Havanese mix, Harley-the Queen Bee of the household. In her future owning a variety of reptiles is her wish along with teaching Krav Maga, traveling and growing a family with her husband. She has extensive training in Krav Maga and Taekwondo, and teaches others martial Arts. She loves to travel, write, photography, surf, dancing for fun and being around her large family and friends. CVC is pleased to have Jade and her wonderful spirit on board.

Hailey C.

Hailey is one of our newest Technician Assistants training to become an RVT. She is another...

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Hailey C.

Hailey is one of our newest Technician Assistants training to become an RVT. She is another one of us who has dreamed about working with animals since childhood. She gets great joy helping out people and their furry babies. She graduated Arizona Western College with her AA and has almost completed her BA from Cal State Northridge, she will be furthering her education with an RVT program so she can continue to work effectively in this profession. Her family history is surrounded with animals as three generations owned and ran a pet store. She has a “herd” of her own and caring for a multiple species household keeps her busy when not working and going to school. Her household includes, two dogs, three cats, two birds, three chickens, three ducks, two turtles, one pig and one lamb. You can say she comes by this love genetically! We are pleased she is helping us to love on and care for your four legged family members.

Karen K.

Karen is another interesting student turned employee as she is on reserve duty with the US...

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Karen K.

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.

Receptionists

Krysti F. – Reception Manager

If you have visited the front desk more than likely you have been helped by our...

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Krysti F. – Reception Manager

If you have visited the front desk more than likely you have been helped by our wonderful Reception Manager Krysti. She has been with us for 6 years now and served all of our clients and patients with her loving heart. She adores Veterinary Medicine because it gives her the ability to help animals and the people who love them! She enjoys educating pet parents, offering excellent patient care and promoting a fear free experience while your pet is in our hospital. She recently completed a Fear Free program and is now certified, looking out for the best emotional care of patients as they enter the building. We are proud of her passion and accomplishments. She has worked in this field that she loves for 16 years, starting in the high school ROP program. She shares her life with her amazing fiance, her two boys, and a barnyard filled with animals! They include dogs, horses, burros, a mule, chickens, goats, a chameleon, a leopard gecko, tegus and corn snakes. Krysti is passionate about creating your “pawsitive” experience at CVC and we are blessed to have her working for the best interests of all involved.

Sherri D.

Sherri has been with Cinema Veterinary Centre since 2016. She brings her years of customer service...

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Sherri D.

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.

Gabriela G. – CVA

Gabby became part of the front desk team in 2019. She obtained her Certified Veterinary Assistant...

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Gabriela G. – CVA

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.

Katy C.

Katy is the newest addition to our reception team and brings with her a customer service...

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Katy C.

Katy is the newest addition to our reception team and brings with her a customer service background in the pet store and food serving industry. She says she loves Veterinary Medicine because it allows her to serve the needs of another species that cannot speak for themselves. She has a bright upbeat nature that takes joy in helping our clients. When Katy answers the phone our clients are sure to feel it-she will help them! She enrolled in the Animal Behavior College for grooming but her path seems to be leading in a different way. While working with CVC she will continue on in college working toward her BS. She enjoys her supportive, hardworking family, her nephews and her time at Disneyland, being outdoors hiking, swimming, scuba diving and traveling. Quiet times are for jigsaw puzzles and crafting. Her animal shelter rescue pets Figgy the cat and Lola the beautiful german shepherd keep her life full.

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