Hi, my name is Krystal Ruebsamen and I am one of the Registered Veterinary Technicians at Sierra. Originally from San Leandro, I moved to Lathrop three years ago with my husband Casey after the birth of our son, Ayden. Since then, our family has grown with the addition of our daughter, Amelia, along with two dogs and a cat.

I joined Sierra in March 2016, and I’m so excited to be part of the team. During a typical day, you’ll find me in the treatment area assisting the vets take care of our patients. You can also find me on the dental table taking x-rays and performing extractions and dental cleanings. My favorite part of my job is taking care of our hospitalized patients. While it breaks my heart to see our patients sick, the greatest feeling in the world is watching them walk out of the clinic, happy and healthy. I love to know that I played a role in helping our patients on the road to recovery. I also enjoy getting to know our clients and helping them keep their furry family members healthy.

Before joining the team at Sierra, I worked for nine years at a vet hospital in Hayward. I attended Foothill Community College and obtained my degree in veterinary technology in 2011. Soon after graduating, I became a credentialed technician by completing the California State Board Exam and the Veterinary Technician National Examination. When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and children. We are an adventurous family, and love to visit local zoos or take trips to the ocean.