Ragina's story with EVC started with a leap of faith when she applied at the age of 16. Persistently, she called each day to see if the spot has been filled. She started the summer of 2003 as a technician assistant.
As a young girl growing up in San Jose she had found her love for animals early. With pets ranging from cats to dogs and a small lizard named Bobbette, her enthusiasm for the care of those pets was her main concern. Her parents were clients at EVC and took her cat Precious (a DLH) to get spayed, but Precious got neutered instead! This lead to her interest in the veterinary field.
Juggling high school, night school, and a weekend job was no easy task. Yet growing up with a passion to nurture those in need helped her become a better assistant, and eventually a great tech. She even came in on her days off to learn the skills and procedures needed to do a great job with every patient.
In 2008, Ragina had her first child, and in 2011, her second. Being a full-time mother and tech taught her to be patient and perceptive. When she's not at work, she's volunteering at her daughter's school or snuggled up with her kids watching a Disney movie. She loves her children tons but EVC has been her home away from home since she was a child herself.
Everything she has become in life she owes to EVC and the continued compassion from the support staff she grew up with. She has become a better technician/parent because of the choice she made in the summer of '03 and wouldn't change it for anything.