VCA Kennel Club Resort & Spa

Your Pet's Vacation Destination!

Our Staff



We have an incredibly dedicated staff of pet-lovers. Our staff treats all of our guests the way they treat their own pets–with love and respect. Get to know some of our key staff below.
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Karen Welch
Position: Manager
Employed Since: May, 1995
Pets At Home: 6 dogs

Karen has been our Resort Manager since 1995. In that time, she has overseen many exciting changes with us, including our popular swimming pool and helping us to stay focused on the needs of the pets in our care. She has also made great customer service a priority. A St. Louis native, Karen has always loved pets. In fact, at one time she had 11 dogs! She devotes a lot of her free time to helping SPARE, a local pet rescue group.

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Brian Spradlin
Position:Assistant Manager
Employed Since: January, 1994
Pets At Home: 4 dogs; 5 cats; 2 aquariums

Brian has been Assistant Manager since 2001 and has been with us for over 15 years. Along with his regular managerial duties, we rely on him to maintain our website and our computer system. One of his best assets is always trying to make sure we are doing the best job possible and is not afraid to change things for the better.

I've always been passionate about pets. They make my life whole. I feel this is my calling.
Karen Welch, Manager

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Jose Maldonado
Position: Kennel Supervisor
Employed Since: January, 1992
Pets At Home: 2 dogs

Our Kennel Supervisor is Jose and has also been with us for over 15 years. Jose is responsible for making sure all the pets are taken care of properly each day. He loves dogs with a passion and always seems to know exactly what they need while in our care. Jose is so dedicated to making sure our facility operates well, he often helps out in various places in one day. You’ll see him in the morning in the grooming room bathing a pet and then on a walk with a dog in the afternoon.

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Kathryn Gensheer
Position: Assistant Manager
Employed Since: May, 2006
Pets At Home: 2 dogs; 2 cats

Kathryn started as a Receptionist in 2006 and is now Assistant Manager and Receptionist. Kathryn quickly showed she was dedicated and hard working. She comes to work happy and eager to help in any area needed. Kathryn has a degree in Animal Science

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Cathy, Jennifer & Samantha
Position: Concierge

Our concierges Cathy, Jennifer & Samantha are the smiling faces that usually greet you in our lobby. Cathy, who has been with us since 1995, has 6 cats at home. Jennifer began working with us in 2005 and has Brian to take care of their small zoo. Samantha began working as a kennel technician in 2007 and is now a concierge. At home, Samantha has 2 dogs.

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Kennel Attendants

It takes a small army to take excellent care of our furry guests. Jose and Maria are our groomers. For all other areas, we rely on Victor, Jose, Serafin, Carmen, Edwin and Antonio.
About Us
For over 30 years, VCA Kennel Club Resort & Spa has been your pet's vacation destination. We pride ourselves on caring for your pet as our own. Find out more here.
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Address
VCA Kennel Club Resort & Spa
3301 Fujita Street
Torrance, CA 90505
Phone
(310)539-2201
Fax
(310) 539-9151
Email
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We are conveniently located just one block north of Torrance Memorial Medical Center.
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All rates and information current as of March 1, 2017.
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