Napa Valley Equine

Our Staff

Megan Van Coutren ~ Office Manager
Megan has been riding and caring for horses since she was six. She has been working in the equine industry since 2005, after graduating from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, with a B.S. in Animal Science and a Minor in Equine Science. Megan formerly worked as a Large Animal Assistant at Napa Valley Veterinary Hospital, but switched into the Office Manager position at Napa Valley Equine when the small and large practices separated. Megan is married to Jesse Van Coutren and they have a young daughter named Iris. In her free time, Megan enjoys horseback riding, caring for her animals, and spending time with her family and friends. She is also very involved with the Napa Active 20-30 Club.

Robin Martin ~ Large Animal Assistant
Robin started working as a Small Animal Assistant at Napa Valley Veterinary Hospital in 1988, when it was owned by Jim and Patty Latham. She switched over to Large Animal Assisting in 2001. Robin is married to Maury Martin, also a Napa native and they have two children, Arilyn and Tristan. The Martin family is very active in their children's sports and FFA. Other family activities they enjoy include camping, gardening and cooking.


Kim Hetrick ~ Large Animal Assistant
Kim had her first pony ride at six months and has been hooked on horses ever since. She has been working as a Large Animal Technician since 2005. Kim has two Bachelors Degrees from the University of British Columbia; one in Natural Resource Science and one in Forestry. Kim has six horses and although she enjoys all equine disciplines she actively competes in barrel racing.   

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