Jules Veterinary Center

We have officially MOVED! Our new location is 1755 W 11th Street. (Next to Prime Shine Car Wash, behind Safeway.) Although construction is still going on for our new pet lodging center, Stay! Pet B&B, we are fully operational and running. Please don't hesitate to stop by and say hi! 

Jules Veterinary Center has been serving the Tracy California community since 2002. Dr. Kecia Valdez opened the practice to honor her Miniature Schnauzer who was the reason she attended Veterinary School. Sadly little Jules passed away just before the hospital opened. Jules prides itself on helping clients understand their pet's medical conditions. Your pets are a member of the family and we take every precaution in keeping them safe and healthy. The staff at Jules Veterinary Center is always open to your questions and concerns and prides themselves on client education and preventative health care. We encourage our clients to browse our website for staff biographies, hospital hours, special announcements, and valuable information. 


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  • Dr. Kecia Valdez, DVM

    Owner
    Kecia Valdez, DVM is the founder and owner of Jules, Lathrop, and Arroyo Veterinary Center. Dr. Valdez was born in New Mexico and moved to Colorado to attend Colorado State Vet School. Her original dreams consisted of becoming a human doctor but a small schnauzer puppy quickly changed her mind. After becoming a concerned pet owner, she knew that becoming a veterinarian was her true calling.

    Kecia graduated with honors and was inducted into Phi Zeta, a veterinary honor society. Her medical interests include dentistry, soft tissue surgery, helping control the pet population and of course schnauzers. When she is not busy with her patient's medical cases, Kecia enjoys spending time with her three children Isabella, Francisco, and Sergio. She also finds herself lost in a good book regularly and taking as many pictures as she can.
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 11, 1998
    Education:
    Colorado State University
    Interests:
    Owner & Veterinarian
  • Dr. Natalie Olsen, DVM

    Natalie Olsen, DVM joined the Jules Veterinary Center team in February of 2011. She has a love for many species of animals including the very unique kind. This is demonstrated by her wide array of animals at home which include Hunter the Black Labrador, Kid the Chattering Lory, Sherlock the Green-Cheek Conure, Tony the Tiger Oscar, Candy the Corn Snake, and last but not least Bubbles and Wheeze the Desert Tortoises. Her fascination with other species does not end there; while attending veterinary school at Texas A & M University she was an avid volunteer along the coast assisting with injured marine mammals and sea turtles. Natalie graduated with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and has enjoyed working with animals ever since. In her spare time she loves to be outside with her husband Geoff, son Frank, and daughters Hattie and Delilah; hiking, swimming, going to the beach, or running with her club called “Moms Running Wild”. Natalie looks forward to learning something new on a daily basis and strives to communicate that knowledge to her clients.
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 11, 2006
    Education:
    Texas A & M University
    Interests:
    Associate Veterinarian
  • Dr. Jeana Atkins, DVM

    Dr. Jeana Atkins joined our Veterinary team in August of 2013. She is a Rhode Island native who moved to attend the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Prior to veterinary school she spent 20 years riding horses on the beach, grooming polo horses, and working in a training barn to earn riding lessons. Dr. Atkins trained in the hunter/jumper discipline and later transitioned to dressage.  She looks forward to learning parts of the western discipline as well. Currently Dr. Atkins and her fiance, Dustin, have two mixed breed dogs named Linus and Chevy, and a retired Saddlebred gelding named Noah. In her free time she likes to ride horses, read, relax on the beach, and explore California. She also looks forward to taking cooking lessons in the future. Although horses are her hobby she focused her veterinary studies on small animals. She looks forward to building a lasting relationship with our clients.
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 10, 2013
    Education:
    University of Minnesota
    Interests:
    Associate Veterinarian
  • Dr. Sabrina Kong, DVM

    Dr. Sabrina Kong joined our team in August 2016 after graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in London, England. Dr. Kong was born and raised in the Bay Area and received her Bachelor's degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, but decided to go abroad and enjoyed 4 years in London for veterinary school. When Dr. Kong first joined our team, she fell in love with a patient of ours, a sweet little puppy who had numerous health complications and no family to love him. Dr. Kong knew right away that he was hers and she was his and his new name would be Apollo. Apollo ended up having to have his leg amputated and continues to need medical treatment but we're happy to report that little Apollo and Dr. Kong are now inseparable. Dr. Kong enjoys spending her time with Apollo but also loves being with friends, trying new foods, watching movies, and traveling. Dr. Kong is interested in learning more about exotic animal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and physical therapy. Dr. Kong strives to build lasting relationships with our clients and providing the best possible care for their four-legged family members. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
    Education:
    Royal Veterinary College
    Interests:
    Associate Veterinarian
  • Abe Valdez, MSEE

    Abe Valdez is the founder, owner, and hospital administrator of  Jules, Lathrop, and Arroyo Veterinary Center. He was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and completed his Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering. Not only does he oversee many important aspects of the hospital, but he is also a network architect. Abe can be quite the jokester but always knows when it is time for business. He loves spending time with his three children Isabella, Francisco, and Sergio. You can also find him golfing, mountain biking, playing poker, enjoying movies and cooking.
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 21, 2002
    Education:
    New Mexico State University
    Interests:
    Practice Owner
  • Terra Kim

    Terra joined our team in October of 2011 as a Client Services Representative. After working her way up, Terra was promoted to supervisor, and then eventually to Practice Administrator for all three of our veterinary locations. Terra started working in the veterinary world in 2004 as a DVM Assistant while attending college and has worked her way up, learning everything she could along the way. Terra grew up in Sacramento, CA and attended CSU Fresno and then CSU Sacramento, where she graduated with a BS in Micro Cellular Biology. Terra has a passion for animals, her grandmother being her most important role model. Growing up, her grandmother was always caring for sick or injured animals, so naturally Terra ended up with a career where her same passion and love can be put to good use (and hopes that her grandma would be proud). Terra has volunteered and fostered for countless rescue organizations and she's bottle fed more orphaned kittens than she can count. Terra now spends all of her free time with her husband Kurtis and their little boy, Connor. Terra has a Yorkie named Roxy, a mixed breed named Pinky, and two cats named Timmy and Cali, who all happen to be girls. When their son was born, Terra's husband couldn't of been happier. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Education:
    California State University, Sacramento
    Interests:
    Administrator and Practice Manager
  • Dana Alcala

    Dana has been a member of the Jules Veterinary Team since the beginning. She started in September of 2002 and has been a staple to the front office ever since. She loves to greet clients and bond with many of our patients. She attended Foothill Community College and specialized in the AHT program. Since then she has had 3 beautiful children; Jessie, Ashley and Scottie and loves to spend time with them when she can. Her animals are also full of character which include a Cheddar a flame point Siamese mix, a turtle named Crush, Vixen a Doberman, and an array of goldfish.  Dana enjoys shopping, sports, and visiting family and friends.
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 12, 2002
    Education:
    Foothill Community College
    Interests:
    Head Client Services Representative
  • Deann Graham

    Deann joined the team as a Shift Supervisor in March of 2015. She has been surrounded by all types of animals her entire life and enjoyed working with her father; who was a large and small animal veterinarian. After Deann earned her Associates degree she became a wedding and event planner. It was always fulfilling helping couples have the day of their dreams but missed being in the veterinary world. Deann has a plethora of interests such as cooking (her mother taught Chinese cooking classes), camping, kayaking, and biking. Her favorite hobby of all is spending quality time with her family, children, grandchildren, and her two Shih Tzus, Rufus and Lola. In the future, Deann would love to travel, volunteer with organizations, and take classes for photography and cooking.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Interests:
    Shift Supervisor
  • Melissa Guillen

    Melissa has had a passion for animals ever since she can remember. She spent the majority of her time growing up with her grandparents who had quite the farm. Her childhood memories blossomed into a career path; leading her to the veterinary industry. After graduating high school she knew exactly what she wanted to do. Melissa joined Jules Veterinary Center’s customer service team in January of 2011. Eventually she plans on continuing her education and becoming an RVT. Melissa spends her free time cooking with her grandparents, dancing, and loves teaching her daughter Alayna how to properly care for their Chihuahuas named Bear and Cupcake, and their extremely large cat named Moose.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Education:
    Delta Community College
    Interests:
    Client Services Representative
  • Tira Marchiondo

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
    Interests:
    Client Services Representative
  • Amy Reynolds, RVT

    Amy was born and raised in Tracy California and is Tracy High Alumni. After graduation, she pursued her A.S. degree and became a registered veterinary technician (RVT). She has been a member of the Jules Veterinary Center team since 2005 and specializes in surgical procedures.  Amy also enjoys working on her parents cattle ranch and aspires to have a herd of her own. When we say she has a farm, this is no understatement. Not only does she manage a couple hundred head of cattle, her working dog Annie Oakley, 2 horses (Walt and Rowdy), and a stubborn donkey named Buster. She always looks forward to spending time with her husband and daughter, someday winning the lottery, and sitting at a black jack table with great friends.
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 12, 2005
    Education:
    Western Career College
    Interests:
    Registered Veterinary Technician
  • Bridgette Felver, RVT

    Bridgette may be a petite blonde, but do not let that fool you. She has a large personality and is the nurse who is prone to kissing all the animals who come in. She joined the Jules Veterinary Center nursing team in April 2008 and has been empathizing with our clients ever since. Bridgette is a Tracy native who graduated from Merril F. West High School and continued her studies at Western Career College where she graduated with an A.S. degree. She has an array of rescue animals including Dixie a Cattle Dog, Duke a Chihuahua mix, and her horse Blaze. When she is not at work she would rather be outside enjoying the sunshine, or even the rain. Her passions include camping, horse back riding, and hiking.
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 12, 2008
    Education:
    Western Career College
    Interests:
    Registered Veterinary Technician
  • Jessica Reed, RVT

    Jessica joined our Veterinary Nurse team in January of 2012. She is a graduate of Western Career College with her AS in Veterinary Technology. Shortly after graduation Jessica took her state boards and became an RVT (registered veterinary technician). She has a fascination with physical therapy in the veterinary world and looks forward to furthering her knowledge so she can apply it to our patients. Jessica and her husband have a full house with two beautiful little girls and an array of personable pets; there is Shelby the “Chiweenie”, Duece a Chihuahua mix, Moose a Collie mix, and Coco the cat. In their free time they love to work on vintage cars, garden, and watch The Nightmare Before Christmas.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Education:
    Western Career College
    Interests:
    Registered Veterinary Technician
  • Katie Pacheco

    Katie is a jack of many trades. She started working at Jules in 2006 as one of our kennel assistants. She “graduated” to reception in 2009 and also helps on the nursing team. Katie is another member of the team who was born and raised in Tracy, graduated from Tracy High in 2006, and completed the VASE program in 2014. When she is not working, she can be found giving horse back riding lessons, cooking, off-roading in her truck, or with friends and family. Not only does she have a large family that consists of 3 other sisters to keep her busy but a large animal family as well. Katie has two cats named Ricky and Bobby (yes, named after Talladega Nights), Jaz and Lucy her horses, Luci an Australian Shepherd, Bryant a Labrador Australian Shepherd Mix, and “Badey Madey” the Basset Hound she bought for her husband's birthday. Madey is one of the main reasons why Katie can empathize with clients; she is prone to eating things she should not and getting herself into mischief.
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 12, 2006
    Education:
    Veterinary Allied Staff Education
    Interests:
    Veterinary Technician
  • Noelle Nolte, RVT

    Noelle joined our team as a Registered Veterinary Technician in July 2016. She attended Tracy High School and then San Joaquin Delta College. From there, Noelle enrolled in the Veterinary Technology program at Carrington College where she graduated with honors and a 3.7 GPA in January 2015. Noelle has also volunteered a lot of her time to animals and caring for them (one of the many things that we love about her!). She volunteered over 100 hours at the Sacramento Zoo as a Keeper Aide Volunteer and volunteered with Animal Rescue of Tracy as Head Junior Volunteer for almost 4 years. When Noelle isn't working at Jules Veterinary Center, you can find her fishing, riding dirt bikes, camping, going to the beach, and watching movies. Noelle and her husband share their home with a black lab named Axle, two cats named Mindy and Mo, a rabbit named Tyla, and two geckos. Noelle's future goals are to become an experienced RVT and possibly work with exotics at a zoo.   
    Years in Practice:
    Aug 09, 2016
    Education:
    Carrington College
    Interests:
    Registered Veterinary Technician
  • Dawn Butler

    Dawn splits her time between our sister hospital Jules Veterinary Center and Lathrop Veterinary Center. She can be found at the front desk as well as working as one of our veterinary nurses. Dawn has obtained her A.A. in childhood development and has completed a veterinary technician excel program. She joined the Lathrop Veterinary Center family in July of 2009 and has been quite the valuable team member. When she is not at work her three children Quincy, Micah, and JaLynn keep her occupied. They enjoy spending the majority of their time outside with their many animals which include 2 cats, a dog, a horse, a goat, and a very personable goose.
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 21, 1994
    Education:
    Veterinary Allied Staff Education,LLC
    Interests:
    Veterinary Technician
  • Courtney Bartolomei


    Courtney joined the Kennel Technician team in September of 2012. She knew that starting as a kennel technician would help her become established in the veterinary world. After graduating from Carrington College in June of 2013 she moved to our Veterinary Technician team and is working towards her RVT. Courtney is one of our many Tracy natives and has never lived in another town. She currently has two cats at home; Kinsley who she found and bottle fed and Mac who was abandoned infested with fleas and in need of a blood transfusion. In her free time she loves to watch NASCAR, baseball, and go to the Stockton 99 to watch her boyfriend race his late model. 
    Years in Practice:
    Aug 22, 2012
    Education:
    Carrington College
    Interests:
    Veterinary Technician
  • Jacqueline Estrella

    Jacqueline (aka Jackie)  joined the team as a Kennel Technician in October of 2014. She graduated from Lathrop High School in 2012 and attends Laney and Berkeley City College with a major in Animal Science. Jackie knew she wanted to work with animals after she had the opportunity to swim with dolphins and feed monkeys while on a trip to Mexico. She has no problem calling herself a bookworm and reads whenever she can. Along with her love for reading, she enjoys painting with oils and water colors. One of her favorite subjects to paint is realistic eyes. When she feels like doing something else, Jackie takes long walks with her dogs (a Boxer named Rocky, a Chihuahua named Cooper,  and a Shih Tzu/Yorkie mix named Murphy).  She also enjoys to spoil her cat named JayJay, and hang out with her family and friends. In the future she looks forward to applying to UC Davis to fulfill her dream of becoming a veterinarian.
    Years in Practice:
    Nov 14, 2014
    Education:
    Berkeley City College
    Interests:
    Kennel Technician/Nurse Assistant