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Meet Our Staff

Lathrop Animal Services employs four full time employees. To reach any of our staff members during regular business hours, please call the office at 209-941-7240.


Animal Services Officers (ASOs) serve the public as the frontline of defense to protect the health and safety of humans and animals. Animal Services Officers are responsible for enforcing local animal ordinances as well as State Laws, including those regarding the humane treatment of animals. ASOs follow up on reports of cruelty and neglect, capture and shelter lost and injured animals, investigate all bite cases and handle suspected rabid animals, pick up dead or injured animals as well as euthanize animals. ASOs also provide educational information to the community about animals including, their care, how to foster a good animal/human bond and will make presentations at schools, day cares, etc.  


Senior Animal Services Officer:     Tiffany Estrada

Tiffany EstradaTiffany Estrada was promoted to Senior Animal Services Officer in November 2014. Prior to her promotion, Tiffany was an Animal Services Officer with Lathrop Animal Services since October 2005. Prior to this, Tiffany worked for Stockton Animal Control for 5 years as an Animal Control Assistant and Foster Program Coordinator and also worked 4 years for Walker Veterinary Hospital in Stockton. Tiffany studied Animal Science at Cosumnes River College and is a Registered Veterinary Technician with the State of California since 1997. In 1993, Tiffany was on the Equestrian Team for two years while attending Fresno State studying Art History. Tiffany has also completed the Animal Law Enforcement Academy.


Animal Services Officer:  Venicia Brown

Venicia BrownVenicia Brown has been with Lathrop Animal Services since November 2006 where she started as an Animal Services Assistant. In July 2014 she was promoted to Animal Services Officer after completing the Animal Law Enforcement Academy level 1 & 2. She had also previously worked at Community Pet Clinic in Manteca for 6 years as an office assistant and assistant to the veterinarians. Prior to this, Venicia lived on and worked at a horse ranch in Grass Valley for 11 years, training Cutting & Barrel Racing horses.

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