Learn a little more about the veterinarians and staff at VCA SFVS in our staff spotlight series! This week we feature Sonja Ebata, a registered veterinary technician and one of our technician supervisors.
Name: Sonja Ebata
Your position: technician supervisor, RVT
When did you join VCA SFVS? June 2005
Favorite part of your job? My favorite parts of my job are: providing the highest quality of medicine and care to our patients, building strong relationships with my co-workers, and of course getting to see adorable dogs and cats every day!
Tell us a little bit about yourself: I was born in San Francisco. I moved to Oahu, Hawaii, when I was 11 years old. I knew I wanted to be in the veterinary field since I was in high school. One day, my cat brought me a bird that she caught. I was very upset because the bird was injured. My mother drove me and the bird to the closest veterinary hospital where they were able to care for the bird. The staff at the hospital were very kind and understanding. I was so grateful that they were there to help.
Any animal companions of your own? I have a Yorkie mix named Elphaba and a Chihuahua mix named Usnavi. Both are named after characters from musicals. Both dogs are rescues.
What do you enjoy doing outside work? Walking my dogs, reading, dancing, and exploring new restaurants in the Bay Area.
What are you currently reading? Allegiant by Veronica Roth
What’s in your music rotation right now? Beyoncé, Beyoncé and more Beyoncé!
Favorite TV show? Grey’s Anatomy and The Mindy Project