Small Animal Staff

Crystal Orlacchio, Practice Manager

Crystal joined Jackpot Veterinary Center in the Summer of 2020. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2008 and completed a Business Internship with the Social Entrepreneurship Corps in Guatemala. Crystal has always had a passion for business management and a desire to help people and animals, so naturally, the veterinary industry became the perfect fit. She has worked in the veterinary field for the last 10 years, managing practices in Connecticut, Florida, Nevada, and now Arizona. In Crystal’s free time, she enjoys spending time with family, volunteering with both companion and wild animal rescue, traveling, hiking, camping, and chihuahuas (especially chihuahuas!).

Michelle Watt, CVT, 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.

Rebecca Casillas, AVA, Small Animal Technician

Rebecca Casillas is originally from Los Angeles, California. As a child, she developed a strong interest in caring for animals. She moved to Arizona in 2013 where she grew her passion for veterinary medicine and went on to get certified as a veterinarian assistant. She started her 1st job in a 24-hour emergency veterinary hospital and learned to act gracefully in a fast paced environment while tending to the needs of families in the most uncertain of times. With 5+ years of experience she is passionate about continuing to advance her knowledge in veterinary medicine. In her free time Rebecca loves to spend time with her family and friends and most of all her Labrador Retriever named Cuervo.

Amanda Willits, Small Animal Technician

Amanda, a Tucson Native, received her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts and studied Applied Sciences in biology at Pima Community College. She began practicing veterinarian medicine as a kennel technician in 2009, then moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2012 and worked as a Veterinary Assistant at a General Practice and Emergency Clinic. In 2014, Amanda moved back to Tucson and started working at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson (VSCOT) as a Veterinary Assistant, where she honed her skills in Emergency Management of small animals. In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending quality time with her husband Mike, son Matthew and daughter Maddison.

Sara Eastin, AVA, Small Animal Technician

Sara was born and raised in the heart of the Midwest in Brownsburg, Indiana. She moved to Tucson in 2018 and attended Pima Medical Institute to pursue a career that she always had a passion for; Veterinary nursing. She completed her externship at Jackpot and graduated from Veterinary Technician Program in January 2020. In her spare time, Sara enjoys the picturesque views while hiking on Mt. Lemmon with her spunky pup Pickle. She also has a great time wowing the local bar scene with her mad karaoke skills. Sara also has pride and dedication for her sports teams, which include the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, Notre Dame college football, and the NBA’s Indiana Pacers.

Atim Kilama, Small Animal Technician

Atim Kilama was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. She moved to Tucson in 2018 to attend the University of Arizona where she is currently a senior majoring in Veterinary Science with a minor in marine biology. Atim has always had a passion for animals from small dogs to large giraffes, she loves them all and hopes to open her own clinic one day. Atim enjoys spending time with her dog Mamas, cat Lincoln, and leopard gecko Leonard. In her free time, she likes to travel, hang with friends, and explore Tucson. She also has a passion for fashion, and loves to recreate new looks, and gains new inspiration from different artists.

Brianna Lopez, 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.

Mary Sipocz, CVT

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.

Jessica Gastineau

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.

Hannah Jonson

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Gennavive Bordeaux

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Dani Santa Cruz

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.

Kali Myren

Kalli grew up in Illinois and moved to Tucson in 2009 to complete her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona. After graduation, she moved to Colorado and worked there for several years before deciding to come back to the great city of Tucson to pursue her DVM. She’s currently enrolled in UA’s College of Veterinary Medicine and hopes to one day work with wildlife or large animals. Kalli has a dog that she loves to go on hikes and bike rides with. In her free time, she also enjoys horseback riding, camping, going to concerts, and weight lifting.