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 the 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 19 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 boyfriend 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.

On 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



Registered Veterinary Technician

Blanca is a registered veterinary technician and has been working in the veterinary field for almost 10 years. She strives to provide excellent veterinary care through client education and nursing care. Her understanding nature and compassion makes her an asset to the team. She enjoys spending time with her family and caring for her 2 dogs, 2 rabbits and a turquoise Green Cheek Conure!






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.”




Stacey has been grooming dogs for over 20 years. She had out industry education at the forefront of her career and combined that with her passion for the health and well-being of Animals into the certified holistic pet professional she is today. She is thrilled to be part of True Blue Veterinary Team and looks forward to working with your pets to help them look and feel their best.