Kirsten Burner, MBA – Hospital Administrator
Kirsten, or “Mrs. B.” as she is known at the practice, is the co-owner and Hospital Administrator at Anacapa Animal Hospital. Kirsten received her Bachelor’s degree in Cell and Developmental Biology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Master’s in Business Administration from California State University. During her undergraduate studies she worked in various veterinary hospitals to help pay for college. After graduating from UCSB, she worked at a specialty practice, the California Animal Hospital with Dr. Stephen Ettinger, where she gained her first insight into practice management.
After obtaining her MBA she pursued an interest in e-commerce. She worked as a Director of Global Web Services, Director of e-Strategies, and E-Store Producer for companies in the action sport and youth travel industries. She returned to her first passion, veterinary medicine, when she and her husband purchased Anacapa Animal Hospital in 2006.
In her spare time she enjoys hiking, walking, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. She lives in Ventura with her husband, J., their daughter, Sophia, and their menagerie of pets.
Sarah Barrios: Hospital Coordinator
Born and raised in beautiful Ventura, Sarah was among the first graduating class at Foothill Technology High School. After high school she attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Sarah has a background in marketing coordinating and brings great organization and leadership skills to the Anacapa team. When she is not ensuring client, patient, and staff well-being behind the scenes here at the practice, you can find her on the sidelines cheering for her son, Michael, and daughter, Shelby in their many extracurricular activities.
Michelle: Patient Care Supervisor
Michelle grew up right outside of Yosemite National Park, in a very small town called Mariposa. Throughout high school she worked at her family’s veterinary hospital and decided that would be her future. She attended college and became a Registered Veterinary Technician immediately after high school and has worked in veterinary hospitals ever since. Living all over California has given her the experience in small animal, equine, and emergency and referral hospitals. Michelle enjoys working with all kinds of dogs and cats, but has a soft spot for the more “reluctant patients.” Outside of work she can be found with her rescue Great Dane, Fiona, or on the move with her friends. She is a passionate traveler and will take any chance she can to get out of town, out of the state, or out of the country!
Client Care Staff
Roseann: Lead Receptionist
Roseann joined the Anacapa Vet Team in 2011. She had worked for numerous years at a veterinary practice in her hometown of Santa Paula before joining the staff. Roseann truly shines as a receptionist making her a lead on the team. Working with animals has been a passion of Roseann’s since she was a little girl. Being able to go into work each day and make a difference in an animal’s life is a dream come true.
Roseann is working on becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician at San Juan College. She has two cats, Trixie and Felix, and one dog, Callie. When she is not helping to care for our clients and patients, Roseann enjoys spending time with her family, friends and pets.
Ashlee is a native to Santa Cruz, CA but joined the Anacapa family in June 2015. She is currently attending Pierce College to become a Registered Veterinary Technician(RVT). Ashlee’s favorite part about working at Anacapa is spending time developing relationships with patients and their owners. When not at work, Ashlee loves to spend time with her cat, Hermes, or read books.
Jessica joins Anacapa Animal Hospital with 7 years of previous experience as a receptionist in veterinary medicine. She is a native to Oxnard, Ca where she lives with her 4 dogs: Gus, Browser, Two-Face, and Benny. Jessica is very compassionate about animals and cares for other people’s pets as if they are her own. On Jessica’s free time, she enjoys the outdoors with her family and friends.
Patient Care Staff
Aleiah: Veterinary Assistant
Aleiah has been apart of the Anacapa family since 2012. Aleiah is a native to Oxnard, CA. She loves animals of all types and is going to school to become a Registered Veterinary Technician(RVT). She is currently enrolled at Pierce College in the registered veterinary technology program. When she is not at work or school, she is spending time with her two dogs, Macksie Pad and Bruce Kii, or her cat, Sherlock Gordon, at home.
Anya: Veterinary Assistant
Anya joined the Anacapa team in the summer of 2016. She moved from Victoria B.C Canada to sunny Southern California to escape the cold, windy winters up north. Anya graduated from Olds College in Alberta with a degree in Animal Health Technology in 2014. Her interests in veterinary medicine include dentistry, anesthesia and nursing care. Her passion for animal welfare has lead her to volunteer with animal organizations including most recently with the Alberta Spay and Neuter Task Force in First Nation communities. Outside of work she enjoys traveling abroad, painting, hiking and exploring all the amazing scenery Southern California has to offer. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, her fierce chihuahua Louie, and bearded dragon Pez.
Ali: Technician Assistant
Ali has been a part of the Anacapa team since 2015. She moved to Ventura after graduating from Iowa State University with a Bachelors of Science in Animal Ecology. Ali sought out a career in veterinary medicine because she wants to help enrich the lives of pets and the people that love them through health and education. Ali’s love of animals started at an early age and continued to be a passion while she was in college. During her tenure at Iowa State University, she took part in internships at the Wildlife Rescue and Rehab center as well as the Zoological Park in her area. At the office, Ali brings to work a smile and positive attitude that can hardly be matched. Outside of the office, Ali puts all of her efforts into living and loving the California life. She enjoys hiking, surfing, camping and soaking up the rich California landscape.
Tabatha: Technician Assistant
Tabby was a military brat, living all over but spending most of her time in San Diego. While living in San Diego she attended Serra High School and Mesa College. Tabby is an efficient and resourceful member of the team, and very compassionate towards our furry patients. She has always sought out opportunities to be an advocate for animals and is excited to have a job where she can do just that. Before moving to Ventura, she volunteered at the San Diego Animal Shelter. Tabby spends her free time with her rescue pups, Annie and Kirra, and with her friends and family. She is often found outdoors, doing anything to keep both her mind and her body active. She is also an avid traveler any chance she gets.
Kaylie: Kennel Attendant
Kaylie grew up in sunny Ventura, CA. After attending Buena High School, she moved on to Moorpark College, studying Animal Sciences. She lives with her cat Patches, who has been with her since she was 5 years old.
Kaylie is happy and fun-loving and you will always see her walking around the hospital with a smile! She loves meeting new people and animals every day, and gets an immense amount of joy working with them. When she is not working she is cooking up a storm, and spending time with her friends and family.
Jeanette: Kennel Attendant
Jeanette joined the Anacapa Animal Hospital staff in 2016. She was enrolled in the Charter College Veterinary Assistant program and sought experience that compliments her education. She loves animals and wants to help them in any way possible. At home Jeanette and her family enjoy the furry company of their canine companions – Chico and Brownie. In her off time, she enjoys walks on the beach, hiking and spending time with her friends.