Our Careteam

Joan Totman

Practice Manager

Growing up in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Joan loved the dogs her father would bring home. Because of her asthma, Joan couldn’t keep dogs around very long—that is, until she adopted Peggy, a Skye terrier whose long hair didn’t affect Joan in the least! Now Joan cares for pets and their owners regularly as the Practice Manager of Vineyard Veterinary Hospital.

Joan has a strong background in finance, having worked on Wall Street for many years. Wanting a change, she applied for an Office Manager position at a local veterinary clinic. She was hired, and twelve years later she’s still involved in the profession! Now she works alongside her husband, Owner and Medical Director Robert Totman. She makes sure the hospital has everything it needs in order for the team to do the best possible job. She especially enjoys making the client’s experience as pleasant as possible.

Joan owns four dogs: Jimmy, a toy poodle; Sully, a Bichon; Sophia Maria the Maltese; and Annie Marie, an 11-year-old Malti-Poo.

In her spare time, Joan likes to be creative with painting and gardening. She also likes to cook and enjoy good wine with her husband.

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Chelcy

Client Services Representative

Chelcy’s childhood dog, a spunky Cockapoo named Pookie, made a permanent impression. As her beloved companion got older and started to experience health troubles associated with old age, Chelcy was the one by her side to comfort and calm her. Chelcy has known ever since that she wanted to do everything in her power to help all of the animals that she possibly could. That’s why she decided to enter the veterinary profession!

Chelcy grew up in La Mirada, California, just outside of Los Angeles. Her animal-care journey began in Phoenix, Arizona, where she secured a job at a pet resort while her husband was in school. Next, Chelcy returned to school herself, studying veterinary technology part-time while landing her first job at a local pet hospital. She’s been working in the veterinary field ever since!

Chelcy and her husband moved to Orange County just before she had her daughter. After her maternity leave was over, Chelcy joined the team here at Vineyard Veterinary Hospital—she’s been a member of the clinic family since July of 2018, and serves the area’s pets and animal parents as a Client Services Representative.

Chelcy’s passions outside of animal care include yoga, photography, and spending quality time with family and friends. She and her husband, Jake, have a wonderful daughter named Emma and also share their home with one pet, the handsome Remington.

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Teresa

Registered Veterinary Technician

Teresa has adored animals ever since her earliest memories, and her passion hasn’t let up to this day. She likes to joke that she’s the definition of the crazy cat lady! Teresa serves pets and their loving owners as a Registered Veterinary Technician here at Vineyard Veterinary Hospital.

Teresa was born and raised in Scotland, and also lived in New York before settling here in California. She spent the past two decades working in veterinary emergency care and the critical care unit before deciding to make the switch to general practice. That’s when she joined the Vineyard Veterinary Hospital family—Teresa has been here ever since! Her favorite parts of the job are the family-centered clinic atmosphere and the opportunity she’s given to meet a wide variety of pet personalities every day.

Away from work, Teresa likes exercising—she’s recently gotten into weightlifting!—and spending time with her three cats at home.

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Stormy

Registered Veterinary Technician

Stormy comes from a family full of animal-lovers, and she’s no exception. When the time came to decide on a fulfilling career choice, the answer was obvious: Stormy knew that she wanted to care for pets as a member of the veterinary profession! Now, she’s a Registered Veterinary Technician and gets to use her skillset to better the lives of pets and animal owners every day.

Stormy is originally from Southern California and also spent time growing up in Arizona. A friend referred her to a nearby college that offered a course in veterinary technology, and Stormy decided to go to the campus to learn more—before she knew it, she was taking an entrance exam! A few years later, Stormy became a Registered Veterinary Technician, and joined the Vineyard Veterinary Hospital family shortly after graduation.

Stormy’s interests outside of veterinary medicine include writing fantasy and fiction, drawing—she’s been known to doodle portraits of clients’ pets on pharmacy bags when there’s medication to be taken home!—and spending time at home with her family. She has one pet of her own: a cat named Franny who loves to jump onto Stormy’s shoulders and purr like crazy.

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Jessica

Veterinary Technician

Jessica was born and raised in Texas, where she grew up surrounded by seven siblings, horses, dogs, cats, and plenty of other animal companions. For her, it wasn’t difficult to develop an innate passion for the earth’s creatures early on in life! Jessica is proud to now help pets on a daily basis—she’s a Veterinary Technician here at Vineyard Veterinary Hospital.

Jessica was still in high school when she first signed on as a Veterinary Assistant at a local animal clinic. She’s been in the animal-care field ever since! Jessica moved to this area from North Carolina in the late summer of 2018, and it wasn’t long before she had signed on here at Vineyard Veterinary Hospital. She loves continuing to learn more every day, and her favorite part of every shift is getting to enjoy the company of the clinic’s furry visitors.

In her spare time, Jessica enjoys training horses, drawing with charcoal, and being a proud mother. She and her husband, a retired Marine, have a beautiful daughter and also share their lives with a number of animal friends. The family has six dogs, four cats, a pair of tortoises, and four horses!

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