Patient Care Specialists
We are fortunate to have dedicated Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Assistants who are vital members of the AVIM team. These individuals are highly trained in the complexities of Internal Medicine. Akin to a human nurse, veterinary technicians and assistants are adept at a variety of procedures such as safe administration of anesthesia, proper animal handling techniques, use of laboratory equipment to process blood and other tissue samples, assist in endoscopic and other diagnostic procedures, and most of all, impart a lot of love to each patient.
Client Service Representatives
From the moment you call or enter our facility, it is the Client Service Representative that will greet you. They will assist you in processing paperwork, explain how we will care for your pet during the examination and consultation, and ensure all of your questions are answered. Similar in nature to a concierge, our CSRs are here to simply help in whatever way they can. Please let us know what we can do to make your visit most comfortable.
Missy Manlove, BS, RVT, CVPM
Missy received her BS from UC Davis in 1998 in Avian Sciences (yes, bird science!). After working a few years in both exotic animal and specialty hospitals, she decided to continue on with her education and received her Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) certification in 2001. Her final certification of Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) was achieved in 2017.
She has held multiple positions throughout her many years in the veterinary field, both as a technician and as a manager. Her passion and love of the profession is shown in all of her achievements and AVIM is fortunate to have her as part of our team.