CJ is the lead receptionist at Coronado Veterinary Hospital and has been with the practice for nearly 8 years. She graduated from Guam Community College in 1992 with a degree in Business Management and Accounting. She enjoys interacting with new puppies and kittens and watching them grow into adults. She also enjoys developing not only professional, but personal relationships with our clients. She has 2 pets: Cooper (Staffordshire Bull Terrier) and Shadow (Russian Blue Tuxedo). In her spare time she enjoys going on road trips with her husband to photography and music festivals where he works. Together they enjoy hiking and spending time with their family, especially her granddaughters. Like the rest of us, CJ needs outlets to relax and that is where she enjoys cross stitching, baking, and crocheting.
Janessa has been with Coronado Veterinary Hospital since January of 2018, but has been working in the veterinary community for almost 4 years now. She received a Bachelors of Science degree in Communication Disorders at New Mexico State University in 2010 and worked with special needs children in the Phoenix, AZ school district for 4 years as a Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant. That time in her life was enjoyable and meaningful and taught her a lot about life. She is the oldest of 5 girls and grew up on a small ranch in New Mexico where her parents raised Blue Heeler’s, horses, cows, and her sisters raised pigs through the 4-H program. In her spare time Janessa enjoys photography, fashion, and decorating her home. She’ll often joke that a coffee bean is her birthstone and won’t say no to an iced latte any time of the day.
Customer Service Representatives
Carmen Chaisson, Customer Service Representative
Carmen has been working at Coronado Veterinary Hospital for almost 10 years. Carmen and her husband have rescued 3 dogs: 2 poodle mixes and one schnauzer. Carmen loves working with animals and that is why she sought out a career in the animal industry. When she’s not working, Carmen enjoys opening a good book.
Sheila Dahoney, Customer Service Representative
Sheila has been working as a customer service representative for Coronado Veterinary Hospital since September of 2012. She is originally from Wisconsin and went to Cosmetology school but decided it wasn’t for her in its entirety. Sheila is a woman of many hats. She’s worked construction building roads, fences, and homes. She’s also worked with special needs children for 13 years and has been rescuing animals for 30 years of her life! She owns her own rescue and loves working with people and their pets. She’s been a part of the veterinary world for 12 years and she loves working at Coronado Veterinary Hospital because it combines her love of animals with her joy of working with people and getting paid to do what she loves! In her spare time she loves to crochet, draw, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Heike Scott, Lead, Certified Veterinary Technician
Heike has been with Coronado Veterinary Hospital since April of 2010. She has a strong background in veterinary medicine having received her AAS and BAS of Veterinary Technology in St. Petersburg, Florida. Heike received the highest achievement in the veterinary technician community by earning her certification. Her special interests are emergency and critical care. Heike has several pets including horses, dogs, and some exotics. Her hobbies include hiking, swimming, horseback riding, and anything that involves the ocean.
Daniel Rathgeb, Veterinary Assistant
Daniel has been with Coronado Veterinary Hospital since April of 2010. He received his certificate for Veterinary Assistant at Pima Medical Institute along with a Bachelor of Science at ASU with a minor in religious studies. Outside of the hospital, Daniel enjoys hiking, climbing, foraging, mycology, and naturalist. Daniel has a three year old son named Waylon and together they like to adventure outdoors with their dogs Berkely (Aussie cross) and Critter (Border Collie cross).
Ashley Rodriguez, Veterinary Assistant
Ashley began working with Coronado Veterinary Hospital in April of 2010. She received her certification as a Veterinary Assistant at Pima Medical Institute. Ashley really enjoys being a part of the surgical team at the hospital. She has 3 dogs and 2 kids. In her spare time she and the kids like to take small road trips and visit the Tucson Children’s Museum often.
Emilee Sizemore, Veterinary Assistant
Emilee began working at Coronado Veterinary Hospital since December of 2016. While working as a veterinary assistant she worked to get her EMT certification and now works on the human medical side part time. Emilee owns 6 horses, 2 donkeys, 6 dogs, and one Leopard Gecko. In her spare time she enjoys riding her horses.
Kaitlyn Vasquez, Veterinary Assistant
Kaitlyn has been working for Coronado Veterinary Hospital as a veterinary assistant since December of 2016. She is married and has a 4 year old son. But that is not the extent of her family as she owns 3 dogs, 2 cats, and several reptiles. In her spare time, Kaitlyn enjoys playing video games and hiking..
Leila El Mohamed, Veterinary Technician
Leila began working at Coronado Veterinary Hospital in September of 2017 as a veterinary technician. She has a 6 year old tiny human and her own little farm of animals that includes: 4 hens, 2 turtles, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a bird. In her spare time she enjoys time with her family and pets. Leila loves the gift God gave her by instilling a love for animals within her and considers it a gift to be a part of saving lives and making a difference in the world.