1317 Bayswater Ave.,   Burlingame, CA   94010
Monday - Friday:   8am - 5:30pm,   Saturday:   8am - Noon

Staff of Camino Real Pet Clinic

Burlingame, CA Veterinary StaffLena Bonfiglio, Certified Veterinary Assistant

As a certified veterinary assistant at Camino Real Pet Clinic, Lena's responsibilities include bringing patients to examination rooms, assisting doctors during exams and surgery and communicating with clients. She joined our veterinary team in February 2007.

"The camaraderie here is amazing," she says. "We work as a team to provide the best care possible for our patients and clients. Also, we have pretty amazing clients!"

At home, Lena cares for three Great Danes, Chevy, Crash and Pazzo. In her free time, she enjoys camping, home improvement projects and spending time with her family and dogs.

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Burlingame, CA Veterinary StaffScott Farabee, Registered Veterinary Technician

Scott is a skilled and easy-going veterinary technician at Camino Real Pet Clinic. His responsibilities include taking radiographs, monitoring patients under anesthesia, handling laboratory samples and assisting our doctors. Scott has an associate's degree from Foothill College and is a licensed veterinary technician in California. He joined our clinic in 1999.

"This is a great practice where I see clients and patients that I have known for over a decade," he says. "The doctors that I work closely with have a love of medicine and their patients."

Scott has a cat named Gilbert. Outside work, he enjoys Formula One racing, cycling and spending time with his family.

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Burlingame, CA Veterinary StaffCaitlin Harper, Veterinary Nurse

Caitlin is a veterinary nurse at Camino Real Pet Clinic who finds both working with the animals and learning new things very rewarding. Her responsibilities include rooming patients, filling medications, drawing blood, taking radiographs and administering vaccines. She has a bachelor's degree in animal science from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and joined our team in March 2014.

When not at work, Caitlin enjoys hiking, running, and playing soccer. She has four dogs: Rocko, Abby, Emma and Bruce; and three cats: Stuart, Stratus and Dexter.

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Burlingame, CA Veterinary StaffMargaret Herndon, Registered Veterinary Technician

Dedicated and friendly, Margaret has been a veterinary technician at Camino Real Pet Clinic since May 2001. Her responsibilities include general veterinary nursing, placing IV catheters, taking radiographs and assisting the doctors during exams and surgery. She is a registered veterinary technician in California.

"We have a very dedicated team that works well together, always with the patient in mind," she says.

Margaret has two cats, a dog, three horses and six rescue chickens. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, hiking, camping and gardening.

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Burlingame, CA Veterinary StaffChelsea Hile, Certified Veterinary Assistant

Compassionate and caring, Chelsea joined the Camino Real Pet Clinic in September 2009. Her responsibilities include bloodwork, nail trims, ear cleaning, dental and surgical assistance, medications and patient care.

"Everyone here is very dedicated to loving and caring for the animals that we see and we all want what is best for our patients," she says. "We are a small clinic, we all are like family and it is a wonderful environment to work in. I am very blessed to be here and around animals all day."

When not at work, Chelsea loves hiking and going to the beach with her dog Mac. She also has a black cat named Panda Ruckus.

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Burlingame, CA Veterinary StaffDarren Rodriguez, Veterinary Nurse

Darren is an animal lover and people person who joined the Camino Real Pet Clinic in January 2013. He brings a huge amount of nursing skills after working 20 years in the veterinary profession. As a veterinary nurse, Darren's responsibilities include drawing up vaccines, blood draws, filling medications, assisting doctors during exams and radiographs and general nursing duties.

"I enjoy working at Camino Real Pet Clinic because of all the cool people," he says. "We're like a family."

Darren and his wife have two black Labradors, Koal and Tessa, and a Persian named Gigi. In his free time, he enjoys baking, fishing, hiking, gardening and hanging out poolside with his dogs.

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Burlingame, CA Veterinary StaffAmanda Sanchez, Receptionist

As our receptionist, Amanda handles checking patients in and out, scheduling appointments and surgeries, prepping charts, answering the phone, filing, assisting doctors and technicians and other client services. Providing the best possible experience for our patients and clients is her top priority. Amanda joined the Camino Real Pet Clinic team in March 2014.

"I love that the clinic has a very dedicated clientele as well as a close knit staff," she says. "Everyone works very well together, helps each other and gets along well."

Outside work, Amanda enjoys spending time with her two sons, cooking and going to sporting events.

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Burlingame, CA Veterinary StaffMina Sato, Veterinary Technician

As a veterinary technician, Mina's responsibilities include assisting our doctors and managing the pharmacy inventory. She has a bachelor's degree from Chuo University in Japan and an associate's degree from Pierce College in Los Angeles. She has been a veterinary technician since 1989 and joined Camino Real Pet Clinic in 2004. Mina also provides translation services to our Japanese clients when needed.

"I love working in this clinic because the doctors and the staff are so caring, they treat your animals like your own pet," she says.

At home, Mina cares for a mixed breed dog named Sara and a Burmese named Cora. In her spare time, she enjoys watching sports, especially baseball and sumo wrestling, and cooking Japanese food.

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Burlingame, CA Veterinary StaffLaura Vaihola, Receptionist

Laura joined the Camino Real Pet Clinic team in March 2014. As a receptionist, her duties include greeting customers, checking patients in and out, answering the phones, and filing. She has over 25 years of veterinary hospital experience.

"I enjoy working with all the employees here and I look forward to coming in to work," she says. "We have excellent doctors with strong ethics."

Laura has a pug named Kirby. She spends most of her free time attending her four children's sports activities. She also enjoys reading, shopping and the beach.

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