Staff of Cottage Veterinary Care

Staff of Cottage Veterinary CareBona, Veterinary Technician

Bona joined Cottage Veterinary Care in April of 2013 with more than seven years of experience working with animals.

Her past work includes volunteering for both the Marine Mammal Center-Moss Landing Triage Unit's rescue department and SORAC (Sea Otter Research and Conservation), where she tracked sea otters.

With bachelor's degrees in biology and secondary education, she is currently working on her master's degree in education. It's not surprising that she brings her desire to learn new things to work each day or that she is known for giving her all to each and every situation.

"I love working at Cottage Veterinary Care for many reasons including the amazing doctors and staff," Bona explains. "Everyone really cares for the patients as well as their owners. The quality of care is wonderful. The work environment is calm but professional with great camaraderie, supportiveness, and the willingness to share knowledge, teach new skills, and promote learning."

Bona has three "gingie" tabby cats of her own and enjoys cooking, reading, music (listening and playing instruments), movies, watching sports, and getting out in nature for walks, hiking, and camping. Free time is also filled with family and friends, work toward her master's degree, and of course, chores and errands.

Staff of Cottage Veterinary CareLaurie, Veterinary Nurse

Laurie has been working at Cottage Veterinary Care since May 2006 and is known for her compassion toward clients and special affinity for cats.

With eight years of experience in the animal care field, she worked as the adoption center manager for Animal Friends Rescue Project before coming to Cottage Veterinary Care where she genuinely appreciates the small clinic environment. “The unique design creates an atmosphere that is more casual and relaxed than most veterinary hospitals, creating a more positive experience for clients and their pets. Working with the staff is more like working with an extended family,” she explains.

Laurie has three domestic short-haired cats of her own: Asta, Rocky, and Sophia. And when she is not working on all aspects of in-and-out patient animal care, she enjoys cooking and dining, first, and hiking, biking and running.