Jeanie, RVT

Practice Manager

Jeanie comes to us with over 30 years of experience in veterinary medicine. She started in a small general practice in Carmel where she developed a solid foundation. She has a strong background in emergency and critical care and was Nursing Supervisor at both the Monterey Emergency Clinic and Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital. Most recently she was the primary CCU RVT at a large multi specialty practice in Campbell. Jeanie has loved all aspects of veterinary medicine including management and comes to us as Practice Manager after taking a break to start a family. She is a graduate of Hartnell Colleges Animal Health Technology Program is a Licensed Veterinary Technician and holds a BA in Biology from UC Santa Cruz. She enjoys reading, working out and poodles! She shares her home with her husband, one silly cat and her adorable son.


Veterinary Assistant

Cindy joined the practice back in 2014 with 10 plus years of client service and veterinary assisting experience. She worked for four years in the surgery department at Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital. She loves animals and has a calming demeanor that sets animals at ease. In her spare time she enjoys reading books, going to concerts and spending time with her two daughters and their dogs Dexter (Dogue de Bordeoux), Thor (Jack Russel Terrier) and Jupiter (Corgi).

Sierra Whitechurch-Aylsworth

Veterinary Assistant

Sierra joined the dentistry in 2015 and continues to be one of our full time veterinary assistants. She left for two years in 2018 to attend UC Davis and received her bachelor’s degree in animal sciences. Sierra hopes to attend veterinary school in the near future and hopefully continue her practice in Veterinary dentistry. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, puzzling, gardening and hanging out with her cat (Kona) and her dog (Roux). She is a very helping and caring person towards everyone’s companions here at the dentistry



Cat has been our veterinary receptionist since early 2022 after working in human medicine for 20 years. When she is not here helping our furry friends, she is tending to her furry friends on her small farm. She loves spending time with her husband, 2 children, and also teaches piano and voice lessons.


Janie is a recent graduate from UC Santa Cruz with a Bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She has experience working with animals in a variety of environments including lab, field, shelter, and emergency settings. She is excited to make a positive impact on the lives of animals and owners at Dentistry for Animals with a love and passion for the veterinary field.


Veterinary Assistant

Madi started at Dentistry for Animals in October 2022. She was born and raised in Aptos and has been working as a veterinary assistant since graduating from Cal Poly, SLO with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. She is currently pursuing her RVT license. She enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her cat and three dogs.


Veterinary Assistant

Tanya went to Central Coast College in Salinas,CA where she completed a Veterinary Assistant program in 2022. She loves spending time with her 2 children and her dog, Bluto. She also enjoys watching films, cooking, and traveling. Her goal is to continue working, learning and helping animals in the veterinary field, she wishes to pursue her RVT license in the near future.