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's Bio
Sara is a graduate of Bergen Community College in New Jersey, where she earned her degree in Veterinary Technology in 2014. She relocated to Seattle in January of 2018 to be closer to family and become part of the awesome AMCS team.

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.

Emma P., LVT

Emma's Bio
Emma is originally from Los Angeles, and in 2018 graduated from Becker College with a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Sciences and an Associate’s in Veterinary Technology. Shortly after graduation, Emma passed the national board exam to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician and worked full time at a small animal general practice in southern California. It was here that she discovered her interest in endocrine diseases and management of anesthetic cases. Emma relocated to Seattle in the fall of 2019 to become a part of the Internal Medicine team at Animal Medical Center of Seattle.

In her spare time, Emma enjoys hiking, talking to anyone who will listen about the importance of shark conservation, and making up songs about her rescue cat Honey Nut.

Stephanie B., LVT

Stephanie's Bio
Stephanie was born and raised in Michigan, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Northern Michigan University in 2015, then attended Baker College in Michigan to become a licensed veterinary technician in 2017. She has always loved to travel and moved out to the Pacific Northwest on a whim with her old-lady cat, Harley, where she joined the neurology team at the Animal Medical Center of Seattle in June of 2021.

Stephanie enjoys laboratory work and has a special interest in microbiology. In her free time, Stephanie loves to explore all the sights that Seattle has to offer. She also loves to stay at home and read from her increasing stack of books on the rainier days. 

Oncology Department

London A., LVT

London's Bio
London has always had a great love for animals. Born in Alaska, she was always fascinated by the creatures around her. She grew up as a commercial fisherman working on her father’s boat. When she moved to Washington she fell in love with horses and the science of all animals. Her adolescent years were spent on Whidbey Island. She went to college in Bellingham, Washington where she acquired her veterinary technician license. London is an equine massage therapist as well as an LVT. She has a great passion for providing top notch care for her patients.

Sydney D., Veterinary Assistant

Sydney's Bio
Sydney has always had a love of animals, with a particular fondness for cats. Her passion for helping animals motivated her to begin her journey in veterinary medicine and enrolled in PIMA Medical Institute’s Veterinary Assistant program in 2012. Prior to joining the team at the Animal Medical Center of Seattle in April 2018, she had worked for a general practice for five years. She enjoys the opportunity to be able to work in the ER/ICU where she can continue to learn and improve her nursing skills.

Sydney was born and raised in Seattle, Washington where she lives with her twin sister and their feline friend Phinney, but also calls Alaska her second home where her Dad and step family reside. When she is not working, Sydney likes to read, go to the movies, play card/tabletop games, listen to music and travel.

Dentistry Department

ER Department

Kasey S., LVT

Kasey's Bio
Kasey is a Licensed Veterinary Technician at the Animal Medical Center of Seattle in our ER/ICU department. Kasey has loved animals for as long as she can remember and decided to start school at Pima Medical Institute in Seattle to pursue her dream of working in the veterinary field. Kacey began her career in emergency veterinary medicine as a Veterinary Assistant in 2013 before graduating from Pima in 2014, which helped her discover her passion for emergency medicine. Kasey passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam after graduating to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2014. Kasey truly enjoys the unexpected and the variety of cases that are seen in emergency and hopes to pursue her VTS in Emergency and Critical Care soon.

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.

Cassidy H., LVT

Cassidy's Bio
Cassidy has had a love for animals for as long as she can remember. So, when she got into the Veterinary Technician program at Bellingham Technical College, she was absolutely thrilled. When Cassidy graduated in 2017, she moved across the country to Virginia and started working at a specialty hospital as an ER/ICU Veterinary Technician. After working there for a few years, Cassidy decided she wanted to come back to the beautiful Pacific Northwest to be closer to her family. She joined the Animal Medical Center of Seattle as an ER/ICU Veterinary Technician shortly after.

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.

Gretchen T., Veterinary Assistant

Gretchen's Bio

Gretchen has been with AMCS since April of 2015 as a Veterinary Assistant. She was originally in our Oncology department but transferred to ER/ICU in May of 2016. Gretchen has been in the veterinary field since 2007, but as an assistant since 2014. She is currently working towards becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

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, 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.

Kayla C., Veterinary Assistant

Kayla's Bio
Kayla is originally from northern Indiana and moved to the Seattle area with her family in 2010. She has been working at AMCS in the ER/ICU department since the summer of 2016. She started out working as a Kennel Attendant, but moved into the Veterinary Assistant position in fall of 2018. She graduated from Shorewood High School in June 2019, but also took some additional college classes at Shoreline Community College through the Running Start program. Science, biology, astronomy and medicine were her favorite subjects in school, and she’s always had a soft spot for animals. The thing she loves most about working in Emergency and Critical Care is the unpredictability and diversity of cases that come in. Her favorite aspects are lab work, wound repair, and diagnostic imaging, and she’s eager to learn about the science behind what she does at AMCS.

Outside of work, Kayla enjoys playing video games, painting (digital and canvas), photography, drawing, listening to music and taking her energetic lab mix, Denali on hikes.


Kailey K., Veterinary Assistant

Kailey's Bio
Kailey received their Bachelor’s degree in Entomology from Western Washington University. They have worked with animals professionally for over the last decade. It started when they became a certified Dog Trainer specializing in aggression issues. They then moved onto being a Zookeeper and eventually Operations Manager at The Reptile Zoo here in WA for 8 years; helping create and manage their veterinary care program. There Kailey found their love of vet med and moved into a 24/7 ER clinic for Exotics and became Fear Free Certified. They love caring for and improving the lives of all animals and their human companions through knowledge of husbandry.

In Kailey’s free time they enjoy the outdoors, catching and identifying insects, crystal hunting, playing video games and loving their pet companions at home. They live with their spouse, two cats (Pacha and Amos), a Carpet Python (Tiffany), a Uromastyx (Bernard), and a shrimp named Jackie.

Remi P., Veterinary Assistant

Remi's Bio

Remi is an Emergency Veterinary Assistant at the Animal Medical Center of Seattle. Originally from France, he moved to the United States in 2017 to be with his wife. In France, he went to school for engineering and received a diploma in design and automatic industrial systems. He never really enjoyed this, so when he moved to the United States, his wife, who is a Licensed Veterinary Technician specializing in exotic animals, motivated him to go back to school to pursue his dream and passion to work with animals. He enrolled in school for Animal Health and Behavior, and anticipates graduating and receiving his Bachelor Degree sometime in September or October of 2023.

Remi began to work in the veterinary field as a kennel attendant, and worked his way up to a veterinary assistant. He worked 3 ½ years in Virginia and 1 ½ years in Alabama before moving to Washington State. He has done a substantial amount of volunteering that allowed him to work with some amazing animals. He volunteered at a wildlife center and in two different zoos as an assistant zookeeper. He worked with squirrels, raccoons, groundhogs, many bird species, deer, porcupine and zebu. But his absolute favorite animals to work with were the possums, beavers and American Red Wolves.

Remi has two dogs, a 10 years old Australian Shepherd that he adopted in France when he was a student, his wife’s 15 years old Jack Russell, 3 cats he found as strays in parking lots, 2 rats and a rescued white footed deer mouse. Remi found the mouse as a baby in the street, took him home and syringe fed him every 3 hours for 3 days until he opened his eyes. He is going to be 4 years old in September 2023, which is double his natural life expectancy in captivity!

Danielle B., Veterinary Assistant

Danielle's Bio
Danielle has been working at AMCS since September 2016 as a Referral Coordinator, where she enjoys interacting with clients and their pets. She grew up in the Philippines and moved to the United States when she was 10 years old. Even though she always loved animals from a young age, she never saw herself working in the veterinary field. Danielle graduated from the University of Washington in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics hoping to become a high school math teacher. In 2012 she was lucky enough to have met and cared for a stray orange tabby cat named Meelo. Sadly, he passed away from bladder cancer in 2014, but it was at that moment when she realized she wanted to pursue an animal-focused career.

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.

Urgent Care Department

Lou D., LVT

Lou's Bio
Lou is originally from France. After working as a translator, then a caregiver, she attended Pierce College in Lakewood and became a licensed veterinary technician in 2019. Lou joined the Animal Medical Center of Seattle in May 2022 as a Veterinary Technician in the Urgent Care department.

In her spare time, Lou enjoys exploring the beautiful PNW, doing puzzles, and curling up with a good book and her two cats.

Surgery Department

Sarah S., LVT

Sarah's Bio
Sarah graduated Pima Medical Institute’s Veterinary Technician Program with honors in late 2018 and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician early in 2019. She worked at a general practice hospital for a short time before deciding emergency nursing was something that excited her. She began work at the Animal Medical Center of Seattle in the Fall of 2019 on the Emergency and Critical Care team. Sarah is very passionate about science and medicine and is always looking to expand her knowledge of all animals.

Sarah served as the president of the Student Chapter of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America while attending Pima Medical Institute, leading several student volunteer trips to Pasado’s Safe Haven, New Moon Goat Rescue, and The Doney Memorial Pet Clinic. She considers it an honor to give back to her community and to care for animals in need.

Sarah is a Seattle-born native and plans to stay that way. In her free time, she pursues extra-geeky interests like Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, and lots of videogames, as well as sailing, horseback riding, and martial arts.

Diagnostic Imaging

Brandi B., LVT

Brandi's Bio
Bio coming soon!

Neurology Department

Kennel Attendants

Pam F., Kennel Attendant

Pam's Bio
Pam has worked at AMCS since 2009. She started as an assistant in our ER/ICU department and is now involved in many tasks throughout the hospital as well as patient observation, monitoring, and care. She now has over 27 years of experience working at veterinary hospitals.

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.

Referral and Patient Care Coordinators

Bailey M., Front Desk Supervisor

Bailey's Bio
Bio coming soon!

Jason S., Referral Coordinator

Jason's Bio

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.

Jessica H

Jessica H., Referral Coordinator

Jessica's Bio
Jessica grew up on a small island on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Much of her childhood was spent helping rescue wild animals and caring for family pets. Her veterinary medicine journey began in 2022 when she completed a University of Vermont program to become a Pet Death Doula. Jessica has two rescue dogs: Dodger (a Shar Pei-Pit mix) and Pippin (a Mini American Shepherd-Pit mix), as well as a rescue Russian Tortoise named Zoya. In her free time, she enjoys adventures with her human child and creating art to sell at local markets.

Administration & Management Team

April P., LVT, Hospital Director

April's Bio
April has been in the veterinary field for nearly 20 years with the majority of her experience in anesthetic and surgical nursing. She participated in a year-long externship in surgical and critical care anesthesia under a veterinary technician specialist from the UC Davis veterinary teaching hospital. She moved to Seattle to pursue her dream of working in specialty medicine and found her home at Animal Medical Center of Seattle as an ER/ICU LVT. Over time, she was promoted to Shift Lead and Nursing Manager. She is now AMCS’s Hospital Manager. She has lectured at Pima Medical Institute and to the veterinary community about various topics related to veterinary staff training, team dynamics and customer service. She was nominated for the VECCS Practice Manager of the Year award in 2016. She has special interest in cardiovascular emergencies, airway management and total intravenous anesthesia.

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

Dayna's Bio
Dayna’s career in the veterinary field began in 2008 as a receptionist at a general practice. In 2012, her journey led her to AMCS as a receptionist. In 2014 Dayna became our Accounting and Services Manager. To this day she is very proud to be a part of the AMCS family and thoroughly enjoys working with everyone here.

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 Bio

Jina attended Pima Medical Institute’s Veterinary Technician Program in Seattle to follow her dream of working with animals. She passed the national exam to become a licensed veterinary technician in 2012 and started her career at the Animal Medical Center of Seattle shortly after, working graveyards in the ER/ICU department. When a position opened up a year later in Internal Medicine, Jina jumped at the opportunity to learn something new and started working as an internal medicine technician. After working at the Animal Medical Center of Seattle for 3 1/2 years, she decided to move on to a career in real estate marketing as an Operations and Sales Support Specialist. But she just couldn’t stay away from the wonderful people at the Animal Medical Center of Seattle and took a position at the hospital as their Marketing Manager in August of 2016. She hasn’t looked back since.

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.

Meaghan O., Inventory Manager

Meaghan's Bio
Bio coming soon.

Karis C., Inventory and Equipment Manager

Karis's Bio
Karis has had a love and compassion for all animals since she was small. Over the years, she has welcomed many types of animals into her family, including dogs, cats, birds, turtles, snakes, rabbits, lizards, hamsters, rats, and mice. Karis’s career in animal medicine started before she even entered the workforce. She graduated from North Hollywood High School’s Animal Studies/Biological Sciences Zoo Magnet Center. Immediately following High School graduation, Karis started working as a kennel attendant in a 24-hour animal hospital in Southern California. Over the course of the next 10 years, she worked as a Veterinary Assistant and Operations Manager in two emergency hospitals before moving to Washington in 2010. Most recently, she was the Hospital Manager of two local general practices before coming to work at AMCS in August of 2020. Karis finds working with animals highly rewarding and is dedicated to making sure they get the best care possible.

In her free time, Karis enjoys various craft projects, cooking nutritious meals, staying active, and loves spending time with her family, including her adolescent rescue dog Ӕsbjørn.

Tanya G., Payroll Services Manager

Tanya's Bio

Tanya comes to the Animal Medical Center of Seattle with a wide variety of administrative support experience. She has over eight years of work in human healthcare, but in 2019 she started on a career path in veterinary medicine and couldn’t be more excited.

Living most of her life in the Seattle area, Tanya enjoys photography, karaoke, and playing Ultimate Frisbee in her spare time. She has two loving fur babes: Dennis the Bengal mix cat and Thunder, the super mutt puppy who just joined her family in May 2021.

Brittanny T., Specialty Nursing Manager

Brittanny's Bio
Bio coming soon.

Jenny C., LVT, VTS ER/CC and Urgent Care Nursing Manager

Jenny's Bio
Jenny graduated from Pima Medical Institute’s Veterinary Technician program in 2013 and has been working in Emergency and Critical Care at AMCS since April of 2014. Jenny has loved animals since she was a kid and has always wanted the opportunity to nurse them back to health. Along with helping heal her veterinary patients, Jenny also enjoys mentoring new technicians. Jenny is a veterinary technician instructor at Pima Medical Institute where she helps train the next generation of veterinary technicians. In the fall of 2017, Jenny passed the exam set forth by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NACTA) to become specialized in Emergency and Critical Care, earning her the new title Jennifer Cossey, LVT, VTS (ECC)

In her free time, Jenny enjoys spending time with her family and their rambunctious one-eyed chocolate Lab named Kahlua.