Madera Veterinary Center

2446 N. Schnoor Ave
Madera, CA 93637


Our Staff


Steve Dougherty – Co-Owner/Manager

Steve is the co-owner of Madera Veterinary Center along with his wife Dr. Dougherty.  His main responsibilities are to ensure the operations and financial sides of MVC run smoothly, so Dr. Dougherty can focus on providing the best possible care for our clients and their pets.  While not at the clinic Steve enjoys fitness, cooking, and wrangling his two kids.  While not a cat person himself, Steve was adopted by the family cat, Tuna, as her favorite human much to the dismay of Dr. Dougherty. 

Adella L. – Customer Service Specialist

Adella joined MVC in 2007, and has been an integral part of the reception team.  She loves interacting with clients and their animal companions, sharing treats and stories.  While not at MVC, Adella enjoys going to the movies and gardening, and is devoted to her family and pets. She is also very excited about the recent birth of her first grandchild!



Michelle L. – Animal Health Care Assistant

Michelle has over a decade of experience in the veterinary hospital environment. She began working at the Madera Animal Hospital in 2000, and graduated from the San Joaquin Valley College for Veterinary Technology in 2001. She joined MVC’s team in July of 2009. She is a compassionate individual who always goes that extra mile for our clients.



Kimberly C. – Animal Health Care Assistant

Kim graduated from the San Joaquin Valley College for Veterinary Technology in 2010, and soon afterward, joined MVC’s team as a front desk receptionist. She has since been cross-trained as an exam room technician and veterinary assistant, and has become a valuable asset to the hospital. Kim plans to sit for her RVT exam in 2013. In her free time, Kim enjoys being with family and friends, as well as her pets Brewsky, Tinka, and Ironhide. 



Kristi O. – Boarding Manager/Animal Health Care Assistant

Kristi joined our MVC family January 2013. She is a 2013 graduate of the Veterinary Technology program at San Joaquin Valley College. Kristi is especially interested in Radiology and Nutrition and is certified as a Veterinary Technical Nutritional Counselor through Hill’s Pet Nutrition. Kristi has been around animals all of her life including raising show cattle for 6 years. Kristi has many pets and has a special bond with her horse Jake, queensland Heidi and her pit bull named Cooper. Kristi is currently caring for our boarding and hospitalized patients and is a valuable asset to our hospital.




Kinsey M. – Animal Health Care Assistant

Kinsey started at MVC in early 2013 as part of the externship program at Veterinary Technology program at San Joaquin Valley College. She was hired on a part-time basis in June of 2013 to help with reception, and is expected to complete the Veterinary Technology program in September and complete her RVT exam soon after.  A quick learner and not afraid to jump in and help Kinsey is excited to be a part of MVC and the impact we make on the patients’ and owners’ lives .  Kinsey is very active with hounds and enjoys taking them out to the hills every chance she gets.



Vanessa G.  Animal Health Care Assistant

Vanessa joined Madera Veterinary in 2013 after doing her externship at MVC.  She is currently working towards completing her studies and taking the RVT exam.  She enjoys working with all of the pets and owners that come into MVC.  Vanessa enjoys working with the staff here and feels this is a great learning experience.  Her favorite animal? Elephants.







Heidi B., RVT – Dental Specialist

Heidi graduated from San Joaquin Valley College in 2001 with an Associate degree in veterinary technology.  She went on to obtain her BS degree in Human Services from the University of Phoenix in 2006.  Heidi is a licensed veterinary technician in the state of California and she is also nationally certified.  She joined Madera Veterinary Center in 1999 as a technician.  She also worked as the Program Director of the San Joaquin Valley College Veterinary Technology Program from 2006 to 2007.   Heidi has a special interest in companion animal dentistry and is our resident dental technician, performing the majority of our dental procedures here at MVC.


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(559) 675-3044

2446 N Schnoor Ave

Madera, Ca

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