Small Animal Team

Michelle Watt, Certified Veterinary Technician, Small Animal Technician

Michelle was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. She graduated from Pima Community College with an Associates of Applied Science – Veterinary Technology degree. Michelle’s passion for animals has increased since she has been with Jackpot, with a special passion for small animal dentistry. She is also active in education, volunteering and working with Pima’s program often. Michelle has several pets, including two dogs, two cats and a 2000-gallon pond full of fish. Her hobbies consist of photography, nature and history exploration, and playing games.

Jessica Gastineau, Small Animal Technician

Jessica was born and raised in Oracle, AZ and moved to Tucson in 2012. She has always wanted to work with animals ever since she was a little girl. Her dream is to one day become a wildlife veterinarian. Jessica has multiple pets at home including; four dogs, one cat and five fish. She is always wanting more pets. Outside of work her Hobbies include dancing, cooking, baking, anything outdoors and spending time with her family.

Mary Sipocz, Certified Veterinary Technician

Mary was born and raised in La Mesa California and moved to Marana AZ in 2006, where she started working for the Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson. Mary has been working in the veterinary field for over 30 years. She obtained her license and degree in animal health from San Diego Mesa College and maintains her CVT license. She has a love for animals but her passion is horses and dogs. She has 4 horses and 4 dogs. Mary has been working as a team lead and supervisor over the past 25 years for two different emergency and specialty practices, and is now super excited to be a part of the Jackpot Veterinary Center Team.

Brianna Manzanedo, AVA, Small Animal Technician

Brianna was born and raised in Tucson AZ. She has what she calls “the zoo of minis”. She has chinchillas, dogs, bunnies, a desert tortoise, and fish. She also has family in New York who she visits as often as she can. She loves the outdoors and grew up hunting, fishing and riding quads. Brianna is also a huge basketball fan. She completed her veterinary assistant program at Pima college and has loved working with animals ever since.

Dani Santa Cruz, Small Animal Technician

Dani grew up in Nogales, Arizona around ranching. She graduated from PMI in 2015 as a Veterinary Assistant. She gained a lot of experience from her first job in the veterinary field at a clinic for four year. She then proceeded to work at an Small Animal Emergency clinic for three more years, developing her medical and leadership skills. She has a special interest in diagnostics including radiology and ultrasonography.
Her favorite animal is a Giraffe and her favorite pet is a dog. At home she has a 12 year old terrier. She is a talented artist and enjoys reading, writing, drawing and painting inside and exploring the desert outdoors. Dani chose to join the Jackpot team for its great reputation, family orientated environment and place to grow within the profession.

Gennavive Bordeaux, Small Animal Technician

Gennavive was born in Tucson, but raised in Henderson, Nevada. She moved to Tucson almost 3 years ago to pursue a degree at the University of Arizona. Before joining the Jackpot family, she worked at Tucson Medical Center as a patient care technician. It was this role that revealed her true passion lay in veterinary medicine. She plans on attending veterinary school to obtain her DVM after she completes her undergraduate studies. She has a bloodhound at home named Gus who does not yet know that he will be her practice patient in the near future. Outside of work, Gennavive likes to bake, read, and volunteer.

Hannah Johnson, Small Animal Technician

Hannah recently graduated from PMI with her Associates degree in Applied Science. She has long dreamed of working in the Veterinary field and is excited to begin her journey working as part of the Jackpot team. Animals have always been a huge part of Hannahs life and she currently spend majority of her spare time with her 4 dogs and 2 cats!

Francis Lopez, Small Animal Technician

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Kristy Hill, Small Animal Technician

Kristy is originally from San Diego, California, but has been living in Tucson for some time. Kristy started her career as a Veterinary Technician back in 1995 and is proud to have learned skills from some wonderful Veterinarians and Technicians throughout the years. Kristy is always trying to continue to educate herself about Veterinary Medicine and is happy to continue on in her career as an integral part of the Jackpot team. If she is not at work, you can most likely find Kristy cruising the lake with her dog Momo!

Paulina Rivera, Small Animal Technician

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Pauline Hixon, Small Animal Technician

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Christopher Martinez, Small Animal Technician

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Jessica Munguia, Receptionist

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