Jen Paterson RVT
Jen Paterson is a registered veterinary technician (RVT) and has been at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital since 2002.
Jen is an animal lover, growing up around horses, they have always been a big influence in her life. She started out competing at small horse shows, to showing on the jumper circuit, and currently team ropes with her horse Elliott. When she is not working or riding horses, she enjoys exploring the outdoors with her dog Billie Jean.
Jen first came across SLREH through the foal sitting program and has been here ever since.
Jen's specialty is imaging, especially radiology, nuclear scintigraphy and CT, although she is involved in all aspects of the hospital. She was also involved in the development of myelographic techniques with Dr. Grant for neurological cases.
She has been dedicated to SLREH and its patients as her own family. She continues to strive to broaden her knowledge and skills to provide the best possible service to all of our clients and patients.
With over 20+ years of equine and tech experience, Michelle Reid Rossi first came to SLREH in 2012 when her horse Cowboy had an ileal impaction of bermuda hay. Then in January of 2014, she came back as a foal sitter and, not being able to stay away from us, is now one of our greatest techs. She's a hard one to miss with her fiery red hair, huge smile, and even bigger heart for the patients.
Prior to SLREH, she did her internship at the Saratoga Racetrack and worked at Northampton Animal Hospital in upstate New York for 20 years before relocating to California. In addition, she has two years of avian and exotic experience.
Jamie was raised in Elfin Forrest, CA and grew up riding and showing Arabian horses. Recently she started breeding horses and really enjoys being an instrumental part of the development stages for the foals as well as strengthening her veterinary technician experience. Jamie graduated from Colorado State University and we are excited to have her on our technician team. Her favorite part of being a tech is being a supportive resource during surgery and working with the foals.
Brittany has grown up riding horses in San Diego, CA where her interest in equine medicine began. While in college, she focused on bovine and equine research projects. After graduating from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. in Animal Science, Brittany began an externship at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital. This evolved into a permanent position as a barn technician focusing on inpatient care. Brittany is currently pursuing a career in veterinary medicine attending UC Davis. In her spare time, Brittany enjoys riding her horse and hiking.