Meet Our Support Staff
Meet our compassionate veterinary team.
We’ve dedicated our lives to providing the best possible care for your pet.
Internal Medicine Department
Sara R., LVT
Sara has worked for practices in New Jersey and New York, where she got exposure to general and emergency veterinary medicine. She enjoys acquiring new skills and providing quality nursing care in the ER/ICU setting. Sara is fluent in Spanish and would like to learn a new language. In her free time, Sara loves to travel and spend time with her family and pet rabbit, Bunnyta.
Gabrielle T., Veterinary Assistant
London A., LVT
Jennifer H., LVT
In her spare time, Jeni enjoys baking sweets, painting and taking her dog on hikes and runs.
Brittanny T., Veterinary Assistant
Sara K., LVT
Since her move to Seattle, Sara has worked at Pima Medical Institute as an instructor for veterinary technicians. She has also worked at another general small animal practice, but her real passion has been dentistry. Sara hopes in November 2018 to apply for a spot in the veterinary technician specialty program through the Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians to become a veterinary technician specialist in dentistry. She is currently owned by three dogs, two Newfoundland’s and a Pomeranian: Cinnamon – the boss (she thinks!), Merlot – the middle child, and Zinfandel – the baby.
Amanda H., Veterinary Assistant
Amanda was immersed in animal welfare and husbandry since the time she could walk. Her exceptionally patient Aunt Nancy, taught her to care for goats, horses, ducks and chickens. Amanda has volunteered at various shelters and rehabilitation facilities and previously worked as a kennel attendant. She completed her certificate course in Animal Behavior through The University of Washington, and is well versed in environmental and oceanography studies.
When she’s not working, Amanda spends time with her boyfriend and their rambunctious Husky, Freyja. She enjoys reading, art projects and traveling with her younger sister.
Alexia S., LVT
Alexia relocated to Washington with her husband to pursue new career opportunities, where she was able to continue working in animal dermatology part time. Alexia Started working for AMCS in April of 2019 after learning about the plans to establish a new Dermatology department. She is very excited to be able to continue her career in veterinary dermatology.
In her spare time, Alexia enjoys old movies, hiking and being out by the water along with spending time with her cat Loki, and two dogs Roofus and Gerard.
Kayla A., Veterinary Assistant
When not at work, Kayla enjoys hiking, reading, thrift store shopping and working on her own dog walking business. She has three fur-kids; a golden lab named Luna, a boxer lab named Sampson and her old lady cat Rascal.
Jenny C., LVT, VTS (ECC)
In her free time, Jenny enjoys spending time with her family and their rambunctious one-eyed chocolate Lab named Kahlua.
Charmaine M., LVT
Charmaine has been with AMCS since August of 2013 as an Emergency and Critical Care veterinary technician. She is a 17-year Naval Veteran who always held a special interest in veterinary medicine. Originally from Cleveland, she decided to make Washington State her permanent home and became a veterinary technician after leaving the Navy in 2012.
Charmaine recently decided to pursue another long time passion: baking. She has completed advanced training in pastry arts. She also loves to garden and care for her chickens (all 12 of them!). Charmaine also has 3 dogs and 2 cats.
Kelley H., LVT
Kelley has a special place in her heart for fear-aggressive and abused dogs and has volunteered with rescue organizations such as the Humane Society and Pasado’s Safe Haven, where she was involved in rescuing animals from abuse situations. She has also spent time in Missouri to help care for 500 dogs rescued from a multi-state dog fighting ring.
Kelley was born and raised in Seattle where she lives with her husband, Gary, and her two year old son, Liam. They have a mixed-breed dog named Maple and an orange tabby named Bert. Outside of work, Kelley enjoys spending time with her family, weightlifting and international travel.
Danielle L., LVT, CVPP
Danielle has a dog and a cat at home that are both spoiled rotten. When not at work you can find her camping with friends and family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, doing yoga, gardening, or spending time at home with her husband and pets.
Christina S., LVT
Christina has worked in shelter medicine, rehab, surgery and general practice, but has found that emergency medicine is where here heart lies. In her free time, Christina enjoys exploring Seattle and dog friendly breweries with her two beagle mixes.
Rina J., LVT
Rina has a deep love of travel and adventure but also enjoys quiet time at home.
Kasey S., LVT
Kasey is an avid book reader and enjoys weight training and hiking. She has four dogs, two Pit-Bull mixes, a Cattle Dog mix and a Border Collie mix and also has one very spoiled orange tabby kitten.
Nadine E., Veterinary Assistant
Gretchen T., Veterinary Assistant
Gretchen received a BA in International Studies and studied abroad in Japan where she focused on Japanese Art History and Japanese Art Media and speaks Japanese fluently. While in college in Southern California, she volunteered at a South Los Angeles County animal shelter and gained a lot of experience in shelter medicine and behavioral rehabilitation. After working as an art teacher for many years at a Japanese language-immersion preschool, she decided to pursue her passion, and what she believed to be her purpose: working with animals.
Gretchen’s interests in the veterinary field include respiratory cases, laboratory procedures, aspiration pneumonia in brachycephalic breeds, and wound care. She has a particular soft spot for French Bulldogs and is known as the “Frenchie Whisperer” on the floor. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, watching movies, eating Japanese food with her husband, running and volunteering with a local bulldog rescue that focuses on rescue, rehabilitation and education. She is also known for snuggling and posting way too many pictures of her rescued French Bulldog, Gingko, on Instagram.
Sydney D., Veterinary Assistant
Cassidy H., LVT
Cassidy is passionate about emergency veterinary medicine and is considering obtaining her specialty license in emergency and critical care. Her other passion is softball, which she has played for much of her life, and even played in college. She also enjoys traveling the world.
Mark S., LVT
When Mark isn’t at work, he enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends, camping and working in his yard. He shares his home with Willow, a six-year-old Labrador Retriever mix and two new kittens, Fred and Gracie.
Andy S., LVT
Meg J., LVT
Brandi B., LVT
Sarah Q., LVT
Sarah has special interest in small animal and exotic anesthesia and hopes to become a Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in anesthesia in the future! When not at work, Sarah travels to AZA-accredited zoos to evaluate their ADA compliance, knits and sings in a local choir. She also shares her home with her adorable cat, Gracie.
Pam F., Kennel Attendant
As a teenager and young adult, Pam volunteered at the Seattle Humane Society and worked at private kennels. Her passions outside of work include gardening, cars, and her beloved cats, ducks, and her senior dog.
Kayla C., Kennel Attendant
Kayla is also a student at Shorewood High School, and is a member of her high school’s marching band. Outside of work and school she is an enthusiastic gamer and an aspiring artist and writer. She also enjoys playing and napping with her one-eyed chocolate Lab Kahlua.
Bailey M., Referral Coordinator
Danielle B., Referral Coordinator
After her wedding in December, she plans to go back to school to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Danielle lives in Seattle with her fiancé, their two cats Daisy and Noah and their Pomeranian Rocky. Outside of work she enjoys being a pet mommy, fostering cats for a local shelter, hiking/working out, and playing video games.
Chanel A., Referral Coordinator
Chanel was drawn to veterinary medicine since she was a little girl. She and her family used to show English Springer Spaniels, which helped contribute to her love of animals. She was always excited to go to the vet with her dogs and learn all about the clinic.
Chanel has a 1-year-old English Springer Spaniel named Levi, and their newest family member Tully who is still just a puppy. In Chanel’s spare time she enjoys concerts, movies, spending time with her family and curling up with a good book and her adorable furry family.
Kassandra A., Referral Coordinator
Jason S., Referral Coordinator
Jason has been with AMCS since February of 2020. He graduated from Central Washington University in 2011 with a degree in economics. After graduation, he took a job as a Sales Assistant for a health insurance company for three years. Jason then transitioned to serving the college campus in a ministry role for five years, first at his alma mater and then at Skagit Valley College. Recently, he has started a family of his own and has transitioned back into working in the healthcare industry, this time as a Referral Coordinator and for pets’ health.
Jason has spent a lot of time with his wife and her family’s pets since they met in 2014. His favorite of the bunch is her cat Duncan, a Siamese/Tabby mix that his wife grew up with. In his teenage years, he was the caretaker of three hamsters, and he has fond memories of the hundreds of dogs and cats he would greet while talking with customers on his newspaper delivery routes.
In Jason’s spare time he enjoys tennis and soccer, spending time with his family, playing the drums with worship bands on Sundays, TV shows like “The Office” and “Tanked,” video games, and every once in a while, getting out his unicycle and riding around.
Tim M., LVT, CVPM, Practice Manager
In his spare time, Tim enjoys wine tasting, cooking, traveling and exploring the great Pacific Northwest.
April P., LVT, Hospital Manager
In her spare time, April enjoys participating in Seattle’s independent film community, photography and spending time with her family.
Dayna W., Accounting/Services Manager
In her spare time, Dayna enjoys scrapbooking, BBQs, camping and exploring the variety of beautiful scenery that Washington has to offer. She also enjoys spending time with her friends, family and her Miniature Schnauzer, Schatzy.
Jina S., LVT, Marketing Manager
Jina’s extensive knowledge in operations and sales support combined with her experience as a veterinary technician make her uniquely qualified for her role, and she is always looking to learn more. She enjoys offering learning opportunities for the veterinary community and helping out with local animal shelters and non-profits.
Jina has two adorable American Eskimo Dogs, Violet and Silver, who are helpful Marketing Assistants for her, and can be seen in some of the photos and marketing materials. At home, Jina also has a sweet, old Tortishell kitty named Felicia. When not working, she can be found hiking, horseback riding, practicing yoga and training and showing her dogs.