Colette Wasieleweski has lived in Tracy, CA her whole life. After graduating from Navy bootcamp in 2006, she was stationed in San Diego where she worked onboard the USS Nimitz as as Aviation Electronics Technician. She served as an active duty military member for 5 years. After her enlistment contract ended, she moved back home to Tracy with her parents.
After leaving the military, Colette decided to go back to school and study what she really enjoys. She has always loved being around animals so she enrolled in Carrington College California’s Veterinary Technology program in 2011. She graduated with honors with an Associate Degree in Science for Veterinary Technician (RVT). She obtained an interview with Sierra through one of her instructors and was hired on as a Technician Assistant. After passing the state board exam, she is now a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT).
Colette has been with us at Sierra for almost 2 years now and works mostly in the Treatment Area with the pets that need care after their appointments with the doctors. She enjoys learning something new every day and spending time with the pets while their treatments are being completed. In addition to her technician’s duties, Colette helps us out with taking pictures for our social media accounts and website.
At home Colette is mommy to two rescue dogs: Georgia Blue and and Zeus. Georgia is an Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix and Zeus is Anatolian Shepherd mix. During her free time, she hangs out with her dogs and tries to find places to take them on adventures.
Next time you’re in the clinic, find Colette and introduce yourself - she loves to meet our clients. A favorite for her is when people show pictures or videos of their pets on their smartphones, like the client who recently showed her a video of their rabbit swimming in the pool. Colette is a key part of the team at Sierra that provides such outstanding care for our patients, and we’re lucky to have her!