Practice Manager

Maria has been in the Veterinary industry for more than 12 years. She attended a volunteer program that was provided by her High School called ROP, in helping out the community but also showing helping them in the future the responsibilities of life. Since then she loved being in the field and moved herself up with dedication and love her career in the Veterinary industry. A few of her responsibilities as our Practice Manager consist of making sure our hospital equipment is functioning accurately and properly, assisting our Doctors, Technicians, and Receptionist in the examination, treatment rooms, lobby area, office work, and helping with all Client Communication and Supervising our employees to make sure everyone is comfortable, happy, and most importantly, safe!

One thing most people wouldn’t know about me?
“Her original plans for her career where to work in the Law Enforcement Department as a K9 Officer”




Technical Manager

Hi! My name is Veronica and I’ve been doing what I love for the past 20 years; helping and caring for animals. Not many people can say that, I’m one of the few that can!

When not at work, I spend my time keeping up with my sport-loving Fiancé and our two furry kids. I also spend time with my energetic, fun, loving niece or volunteering at her school. Family is important to me and I enjoy spending time and hanging out with my siblings, cousins, and friends.

In my spare time, you can find me relaxing reading a good book or out enjoying new place to eat.

One thing most people wouldn’t know about me?
“I did some modeling at the age of 13. Even though it was fun, it just wasn’t for me!”


Veterinary Technicians


My name is Marco. I am a full-time student at the University of California, Davis. My passion to become a veterinarian has always been part of my goals since I can remember, for this reason, I decided to apply as a veterinary assistant. So far, I have enjoyed working with animals and ensuring they maintain a healthy life. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and my animals. In my spare time, you can find me playing tennis with my friends or exploring the outdoors.

One thing most people wouldn’t know about me?
“I was given a rooster on my 10th Birthday as my very first pet! This rooster passed away a little before I turned 18.”



My name is Alyssa. Here’s a little insight on one of the Vet assistants who loves your fur baby! I was born and raised in the Bay Area where I played softball and volleyball. My family definitely helped me become the person I am today. My sister who showed me what hard work was and never giving up looks like. My mom was always my biggest supporter while my dad taught me it’s okay to go hands on in the trenches at the front lines.

My family moved to Modesto 4 years ago, I graduated with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology and plan on continuing my education towards a Bachelor Degree. Animals have always been a part of my life and I’m so thankful to wake up every day and get to do something I have so much passion for.

When I am not working, I am eating Spicy Food and spending every opportunity I can with my family. We love all outdoor adventures and sports. My Fiancé and I don’t have any little ones yet, but our fur baby Hazel and our nieces and nephews without a doubt keep us on our toes.

I look forward to meeting your fur baby and giving you the greatest peace of mind that they are being cared for and loved as if they were one of mine!

Favorite Quote
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”



My name is Melissa. I’m from Hayward Ca. born and raised. I lived on a quiet court that was close-knit and where my neighbors nurtured and helped grow my love for animals by letting me pet sit their fur babies and do some dog walking when they needed help. My mom was always helping the stray female cats and their liters. I have definitely taken on her love for strays.

For as long as I remember, I have loved animals and always knew I wanted to work with them. My dream as a child was to work in wildlife because how awesome would it be to get next to a lion! I decided small animal was more suitable and just as rewarding with all the kittens and puppy kisses.

My hobbies are spending time with my 4 children- 2 daughters, 2 sons. Anything I do includes them. We like to be outside at parks, go on walks, have BBQ/picnics, and go to movies. Binge Netflix shows (I have 2 teens, 1 preteen). We’re looking forward to getting our little one (almost 2) to the Zoo soon, one of our favorite places.

I do enjoy comedy clubs, concerts and good food with my Fiancé, sister, brother-in-law, and other good company.

Favorite Quote
“Speak to your children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful and magical humans on the earth, for what they believe is what they will become” – Brooke Hampton


I am Kalyee, originally from the Bay area my family moved to Patterson right after high school. Before joining working with this team I was just going to Modesto Junior College for the Vet tech program while helping care for my grandmother. Since I was a kid I have grown a love for animals and raised rabbits, dogs, cats, snakes, lizards, birds, chickens, goats, ducks, and fish. Having the desire to work with animals, I was inspired to work in the vet industry.

Some of my favorite foods are Chicken and Strawberries with sugar. Coca-Cola has also been my drink of choice. Things I enjoy doing are video games, longboarding, movies, sleep, and hiking with my dog.

Favorite Quote
“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud” – Maya Angelou



My name is Jenna and I am one of the veterinary technicians who works with your fur babies. I have lived in Newman for most of my life. Before starting at True Blue I worked a few other jobs while going to school at MJC. It took a long time for me to settle on a path but like most people in the veterinary field, I started working with animals because I love them and they have always been in my life.

I have found it to be extremely rewarding to help animals that are sick heal and get better, and of course hanging out with the occasional puppy and kitten doesn’t hurt. In my free time I love relaxing at home and watching movies or reading. I also love spending time with my family and going hiking, especially at the coast.

Favorite Quote
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there”



My name is Esmeralda and I was born in the Bay Area. While I was still a baby I moved to Stockton where I was always surrounded by different types of animals. At 6 years old I ended up moving to Patterson where I began first grade. My passion for animals has been part of me since I can remember. My parents, whom I love dearly, have always supported my interests by allowing me to join all sorts of activities including horseback riding lessons, 4-H, Clubs and FFA while I was in high school. Some of my favorite things to do are playing violin, drawing, buying new things for my pets, training my dog and aqua-scaping.

Favorite Quote
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened” Dr. Seuss





My name is Melanie and I am one of the receptionists who greet you and I help manage our Facebook page. I have been working here for a year and a half and I love my job!

I have lived in Newman for 27 years. I have been married to my husband, Greg, for 26 years and we have a son, Joseph, who is a firefighter, and our daughter, Maggie, is a special effects makeup artist.

In my spare time, I am an actress for a local community theatre group at the Westside theatre in Newman. I also enjoy baking and making jams. I try to keep everyone in the office full with the goodies that I make at home.

I have always had a love of animals and I am so fortunate to work with them on a daily basis. At home, I have 2 dogs and a chicken named Matilda, who not only lays one egg a day but also provides hours of entertainment (cluck, cluck).

One thing most people wouldn’t know about me?
“At night, I’m secretly a ninja :)”



Hi Everyone! My name is Monce. I was born in Mexico and came to the US at the age of 6. I have lived and grown up in Modesto ever since. I’ve always had a heart for helping others and loved doing it. My love for animals has always been present in my life, but since starting work here it has grown. I’ve learned a lot these past 2 years working here, and I very grateful. About a year ago I became an owner of an 8-year-old poodle, Luna, who acts like a bunny because instead of running she hops.

My motto has always been
“Lo ago porque puedo, puedo porque quiero, y quiero porque dijeron que no podia.”



Office Assistant

I am the Office Assistant for our Offices, True Blue Veterinary Hospital and Apricot Veterinary Clinic. I have been in the veterinary field for over 16 yrs. Over the years my family has had various animals, dogs, cats, cows, pigs, chickens, and a few goats from time to time. Unfortunately, at the moment we don’t have any animals, our last one passed away at the young age of 12 years old. I am fluent in Portuguese and Spanish along with our English. I grew up in the country and that is where I found the love and passion, I have for the animals that we work with. It is always a pleasure to work with your 4 legged children. I don’t mind taking a few extra minutes to talk with a client about their concerns or issues with their patients. When I am not working at the office. I love to read, garden and sew. Most of all I love spending time with my family and am very proud to be a grandmother. So please don’t hesitate to ask for me if you have any issues or need to have someone help you in your language. Fala-se Portuges or Habla Espanol and of course English.

One thing most people wouldn’t know about me?
“Life is a book of chapters; you close one and open another. At night I secretly end a chapter and start a new one the following morning.”