Kevonna has been working with animals in some capacity since the age of 16. Each encounter she has had over the years has touched her on a personal level and left an indelible mark on her soul. Her connection with one dog in particular – a Pitbull-Great Dane mix named Samson who suffered from seizures – made such a profound impact on Kevonna, that she knew making animals feel safe, loved and wanted would be her life’s mission. As one of Valley Pet Hotel’s assistant managers, she is fulfilling that life goal each and every day.
When Stephanie was a kid, she could usually be found glued to the television, watching in awe as Steve Irwin (a.k.a. The Crocodile Hunter) handled all kinds of critters and wild animals. This influence, coupled with her love for her loyal canine companion, Zucky, inspired Steph to pursue a career working with animals. As a kennel attendant here at Valley Pet Hotel, Steph loves making fur babies feel safe and loved while their owners are on vacation.
Ever since she was a little girl, Alondra has found interacting with animals infinitely easier than interacting with other humans. It’s this special connection that inspired her to go into a career where she could work with and care for animals on a regular basis. In addition to the work she does as a kennel assistant, over the past two years, Alondra has also rescued two lost bunnies, two stray cats, and three birds.
When things would get tough for Daniel growing up, he always seemed to find solace in the company of an animal. It wasn’t until he became an adult, however, that he decided to turn his love of animals into a career. Now, he feels honored to be devoting his life to helping his four-legged friends in need.
When I was about 8 or 9 I knew that I wanted to have a career with animals, I’ve always been interested in learning more and learning about dogs and cats anatomy. At first I thought it would be cool to be a marine biologist but then I discovered that I am scared of what’s in the ocean. So I took my career into being a vet tech.
My love for animals started before I could even walk. Growing up with my 4 legged best friends Cheyenne, Sophie, and Lilly by my side was a huge part of what sparked my love for animals. Working with them has always been a no-brainer for me. I’ve made it my life’s mission to make a difference in the lives of all the beautiful creatures this world has to offer.