Veterinary Support Staff

Rehabilitation Technicians

Sarah Johnson, M.A.
Canine Rehabilitation

Sarah received her master’s degree in exercise physiology in 1985, and was one of the first to use Pilates to help people recover from injuries and overcome chronic pain. In 2004, Sarah attended the University of Tennessee Veterinarian College, taking courses in canine rehabilitation, and received her certification as a canine body worker. After joining The Sams Clinic in 2005, Sarah began developing our canine rehabilitation program. Over the years, she’s taken veterinary technician classes and mastered various hands-on approaches that help release joints and heal soft tissues and muscles. Working with Sarah, many our patients can gain full function and range of motion. Sarah has competed with her own dogs in obedience, sheepherding and agility. Ask any of her canine patients: Sarah has a magic touch.

Kim, Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)
Canine Rehabilitation

Kimberly joined The Sams Clinic in 2009. She has over 25 years of experience in the veterinary field and received her veterinary technicians license in 2004. Kim's special interest in orthopaedic and neurological medicine feeds her deep desire to learn all she can in an effort to improve her patients quality of life and strengthen the human/animal bond. Kim lives in Sonoma County with her three cats, Captain Jack Sparrow, Rizzo and (failure to launch) Caarl. She enjoys outdoor activities, hiking, working out, horseback riding and knitting. In 2016, Kim was a finalist for the Pet Plan Veterinary Awards 2017 Veterinary Technician of the Year.


Nicole, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner


Nicole joined The Sams Clinic in 2016. She is a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant and began working in the field of canine rehabilitation in 2012. She earned her certification as a canine rehabilitation practitioner (CCRP) from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. She previously worked as a fitness trainer, dental technician and a customer service specialist. She is currently working towards acquiring her veterinary technicians license. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as her senior pet clan.


Danielle, Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT),
Head Technician

Danielle attended Santa Rosa Junior College and received her veterinary technician’s license in 2002. Involved with veterinary care for many years, Danielle’s love for our four-legged friends inspired her to pursue many areas of medicine, surgery, neurology, oncology and emergency care. Passionate about expanding her veterinary knowledge, Danielle is proud to be a part of “a wonderful medical team that not only urges staff members to further develop our skills and expertise but also encourages the veterinary field as a whole to expand its horizons.” She joined The Sams Clinic in 2008.


Katrina, Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

A graduate of Mill Valley’s Tamalpais High School, Katrina received dual degrees in chemistry and physics from the Randolph-Macon Women’s College in 2001. She’s worked with a variety of animals, from dogs, cats and horses to eagles, hawks, alligators, ferrets and chinchillas. Her clinical interests include diagnostic imaging and canine sports medicine. Currently, Katrina’s four-legged family consists of a horse, a number of cats, and two rescue dogs: Maddie, “The Flying Coyote,” a border collie who’s completed her advanced/master titles in three agility associations and has tried her paw at herding as well, and Malcolm, “The Crashing Coyote,” a sheltie who enjoys his rally classes and just about anything he can get in his mouth.


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Office Management

Leslie, Front Office manager

Leslie joined The Sams Clinic in 2011, bringing with her many years of experience as a veterinary receptionist. Leslie expanded her responsibilities into office management in February of 2016 and strives to keep everything running smoothly. She shares her home with two adorable cats: Newman and Peanut. In her spare time she creates spectacular cakes for family and friends, goes snowboarding and roots for her favorite team, the San Francisco Giants.