Sylvie Peterson

Sylvie is the Executive Director of Mountain View Humane. She is responsible for the overall management of the organization. Sylvie and her husband, Michael, have three furry family members: Millie, a 13 year old black Golden Retriever mix who was her “foster failure” from the Roanoke Valley SPCA; Sadie, an 8 year old cat who they raised since she was only three weeks old after her mother was found deceased; and Sugar, a sick, feral tortie cat found while vacationing in PA four years ago. Sylvie is a lifelong advocate for animals and believes in doing all she can to end pet homelessness and reduce unwanted pets in our communities. She came to work for Mountain View Humane because of its mission to end pet homelessness and educate the public on the benefits of spaying and neutering their pets. Sylvie enjoys working with an amazing team dedicated to compassionate pet care and to helping everyone afford to spay/neuter! To learn more about Sylvie, please visit her LinkedIn Profile.

Call (540) 382-0222 or email Sylvie.

Valerie Martinez

Valerie is a veterinary assistant at Mountain View Humane since May 2022. She is responsible prepping the cats and dogs brought in for spay/neuter and taking care of them after surgery. Valerie graduated Virginia Tech in 2021 with a B.S. in Animal and Poultry Sciences and is in the process of applying to veterinary schools. At home with her significant other she has two feline fur babies named Pepsi and Rambo who are both 4 years old. They both came from the same litter and grew up with the family dogs. Now that they are older, they follow her everywhere and love watching when she is watering plants or cleaning fish tanks. Along with 6 aquariums, she has also added a new animal family member named Fresa who is a Pac-Man frog. She joined Mountain View to help end the cycle of future unwanted and homeless pets by spaying and neutering. Valerie also has the opportunity to gain new experiences on her way to veterinary school. She loves working with the team and helping the public by taking care of their furry family members as well as feral cats and shelter animals while they’re with us.

To contact Valerie, please email her.