Deron P. Larsson, DVM
Dr. Larsson is a 1987 graduate of U.C. Davis Veterinary School and has been at Canal Veterinary Hospital since 1988. He and his wife, Kathryn, have five children, three pets and live in Turlock. His interest is in internal medicine.
Heather Deleon, DVM
Dr. Deleon was born and raised in Turlock, California. She realized from a young age that she had a passion for veterinary medicine. She started her journey at Canal Veterinary Hospital as a kennel and veterinary assistant through junior high and high school. She obtained her undergraduate degree in biology pre-medicine from Cal State University, Monterey Bay-also working full time as a veterinary technician. She then went to veterinary school at UC Davis, where she continued to work as a veterinary technician.
Dr. Deleon has three cats (Owen, Fiona, and Sebastian), a loving Malamute/Husky mix named Noah, and a Springer Spaniel named Tag. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and their energetic son, Asher. She is very excited to be back serving her community in Turlock. She says it is a dream come true to be able to re-acquaint herself with the town, the people and their pets.
Staff Training Specialist
Lindy has been with Canal Veterinary Hospital since 2008. Taking time out to start a family in 2012 and choosing to be a stay at home mother to son, Cohen and daughter Ruby, is a true example of her caring nature. Lindy is back, filling in to help where ever she can, while still being a devoted wife and mother.
Rebecca Goodrich, RVT
Registered Veterinary Technician
Rebecca is our Registered Veterinary Technician and joined our staff in March of 2017. Though Rebecca’s roots are in the Modesto area, her husband Jake drew her to Wyoming 5 years ago. Now back in the area, we are excited to have her and her wealth of knowledge in the veterinary field, here at Canal Veterinary Hospital. Her experience and upbeat, kind-hearted attitude makes Rebecca a wonderful addition to our team.
Rebecca assists in diagnostic workups, filling prescriptions and surgeries; as well as monitoring our felines and canines in intensive care. Rebecca attended Western Career College and obtained an Associates Degree in Veterinary Science in 2008; where she also obtained her certification as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She spent the first 5 years of her career working at an emergency veterinary hospital in Modesto, specializing mostly in small animal medicine. Before joining us in April of 2017, Rebecca spent 5 years working at a large and small mixed animal practice in Wyoming where she worked with everything from cows and horses to dogs, cats, and exotics. She has a passion for helping animals, and even as a child, she knew she would obtain a career in the veterinary field. She is always looking for new challenges and expanding her experience and education. She is currently studying to take the VTNE to become a nationally certified veterinary technician. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband, family, friends, and of course her furry “children.” Rebecca currently has 4 dogs and 2 cats. Rebecca and her husband Jake have two sons, Jordan and Garrett.
Ann is currently a student at MJC and is taking classes to work towards a career in probation services. Ann has handled animals as our Kennel Assistant for many years and is now also an assistant to the veterinarians in the exam rooms. Her gentle and confident attitude around animals makes her an important member to our team.
Julie is our full-time receptionist here at Canal Veterinary Hospital. Julie and her husband have 3 children: Hope, Hollie, and Colton. Julie came to us with years of experience working with people. She loves to use her wonderful people-skills and compassion to help serve our clients and their pet(s). Julie’s kind and compassionate personality make her a cherished addition to our family.
Alexis Franzen, Veterinary Assistant
Alexis started volunteering with us in December of 2018 and was hired as a veterinary asssistant in February of 2019. Alexis is quickly growing in her short time with us and is truly an asset to our team! Alexis grew up in Gilroy, California and is now attending CSU Stanislaus where she is studying to obtain her degree before applying to vet school. In her spare time Alexis enjoys spending time with her family, boyfriend and her dog Rylee that she rescued.
Kaitlyn McGlynn Rocha, Veterinary Assistant
Kaitlyn joined the Canal Vet team in December of 2018 as a veterinary assistant. Kaitlyn is currently a student at MJC and is studying in the Veterinary Technician Program. Kaitlyn has a heart of gold and a very compassionate heart for our clients and their pets. She is a hard worker and we are grateful to have her on the team! Kaitlyn is married and has two fur babies Nooch and Odie. Kaitlyn and her husband David enjoy spending time with their fur kids and friends & family.