Kristi began working in a veterinary hospital at the age of 16. Immediately after high school she attended college to become a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). After working many years in the veterinary profession, she left and became a Registered Dental Assistant. There are many jobs a person can love doing in life, however, there is usually one job you have a true passion for doing, and for Kristi, that was veterinary medicine.
In 1996 Kristi began working for Banfield as a Hospital Director and was quickly promoted. Her new position required weekly travel and Dr. Pawlowski and Kristi realized their new dream. They opened their first hospital in Folsom, CA in 2002 and their second hospital in Lincoln, CA in 2007. The most important factor in opening their own hospitals was to create a family – not just with their team but with the clients who grew with them.
Kristi believes in developing the team in a way to empower people and allow them to grow as individuals. She is active in numerous committees for the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), acting currently as co-chair for the CVMA Certified Veterinary Assistant Committee and current member and past-chair of the CVMA RVT Committee. In 2018 Kristi received the CVMA’s RVT of the Year Award for Private Practice.
In 2016, after selling both hospitals back to Banfield, Kristi returned to school, a lifelong goal. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from California State University, Sacramento in 2019 with her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management of Human Resources and Organizational Behavior.
Kristi lives with her husband, Dr. Pawlowski, three cats (Phinnaeus, Sabarri and Gaton) and two dogs (Kermit and Rowlf). Dr. Pawlowski understands he comes second to Kermit – Kristi’s true love.
She is looking forward to developing a new team at IVWC and meeting new friends and growing relationships with a new family.
Chief Insight Director
As a lifelong animal lover and equestrian, Jodi received her Associate’s degree in animal science and equine management from Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts. After working as a veterinary assistant for several years, she returned to school to complete her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University, Sacramento.
Jodi and her husband, Chris, have two active children who are involved in multiple sporting interests. Her most recent job as a medical biller has allowed her the flexibility she needed as a mom, and now with the graduation of her youngest, she is eager to return to veterinary medicine. Jodi is excited to dive back into the animal world and be a part of the Insight team!
Samantha grew up in Loomis, CA and has been in the veterinary field since 2007 having held many roles including receptionist, veterinary assistant and Practice Manager. She is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Practice Manager Association’s certification program and will become a CVPM (Certified Veterinary Practice Manager) by the end of 2020.
Samantha’s love of veterinary medicine started at age 16 when she got her dog. Her passion, knowledge and experience have only grown since then.
She lives with her husband, son, daughter and dachshund Sadie, her companion of over 14 years. In her spare time, she enjoys cheering on the Oakland A’s with her family and driving the kids to and from their sporting events throughout the year.
Samantha is most looking forward to starting with Insight and establishing great relationships with clients and their pets.
Karalyn began working in the veterinary field in 2014. She started working as a veterinary receptionist but cross-trained as a veterinary assistant whenever she had an opportunity.
In 2018 Karalyn started working as the Executive Secretary for the Sacramento Valley Veterinary Medical Association, where she organizes monthly continuing education meetings, works with industry partners, and maintains the membership database. Organized veterinary medicine has become extremely important to Karalyn and she is learning how it supports the veterinary profession.
Karalyn is in the process of becoming a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) through the Veterinary Hospital Manager’s Association. She is a proud pet mom to her cats Morty and Maizy and her three-legged dog Toaster. Karalyn enjoys spending her free time outdoors hiking with her nieces and nephews as well as planning her wedding for the fall of 2020.
Karalyn is looking most forward to working with Insight and helping take care of your fur babies.