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.

Gabrielle T., Veterinary Assistant

Gabrielle's Bio
Bio coming soon!

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.

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.

Paula A., LVT

Paula's Bio
Paula graduated from State University of New York, Canton in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology and a minor in Hospital Management Services. She passed her national exam to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician (VTNE) in 2015. During her time in college, she volunteered as a Licensed Veterinary Technician for World Vets and helped with spay/neuter clinics in Nicaragua. After graduating, she worked in a small animal general practice for 4 years in Upstate New York before moving to Washington to work at the Animal Medical Center of Seattle’s Oncology Department.

Paula has always loved animals and the idea of being able to help them in their time of need is something she always wanted to be a part of. Growing up in Colombia and seeing a lot of stray pets who needed vet care, she knew she wanted to be that person who can provide the best care for animals. Being able to speak Spanish fluently, Paula can extend her help and care for those who have trouble communicating due to the language barrier. She is also a fear-free certified professional and is currently working on becoming a certified weight management coach for pets!

In her time off, Paula loves to explore the outdoors and go hiking, paint/draw and spending time with friends and family. She lives with her fiancé and their two adopted cats named Ozzy and Luna, and a rescued eastern box turtle named Lola

Brittanny T., Veterinary Assistant

Brittanny's Bio
Bio coming soon.

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

Mudita C., LVT

Mudita's Bio
Mudita has always loved animals and grew up raising 16 chickens, an Abyssinian and a Shih tzu. This drove her to pursue a career as a veterinary technician. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at Pima Medical Institute and obtained her license in 2014. While in school, she worked part time at multiple general practices, which helped her discover her passion for veterinary dentistry. Mudita worked at a specialty hospital for five years before joining the dentistry department at the Animal Medical Center of Seattle in 2020.

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, snowboarding, cooking, spending time with her miniature Australian Shepherd named Loki and Chihuahua mix named Stout.

Marlana I., LVT

Marlana's Bio
Marlana graduated from Bellingham Technical College and has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician since 2013. She primarily worked in emergency and critical anesthesia and has been a Veterinary Specialty Technician candidate in Anesthesia and Analgesia. She was the Washington State Veterinary Technician of the year in 2018 and is also Fear-Free Certified.

Marlana joined the Animal Medical Center of Seattle Dentistry department in June of 2021. She is passionate about pain control and anesthesia and finds nothing more rewarding than anesthetizing a painful patient and having them wake up pain-free and happy.

Dermatology Department

Alexia S., LVT

Alexia's Bio
Alexia is from Orange County, California. She graduated from Mt. San Antonio College with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology and passed her Veterinary Technician National Exam in 2016. She began her career in the veterinary field in 2014 working with livestock (primarily swine) on her school campus farm. From there she spent several years working at an all cat clinic gaining knowledge and experience in feline behavior, along with safe/low stress handling and restraint. Alexia decided to switch her focus and began working at a dermatology clinic for animals. Once introduced to the field of animal dermatology, it quickly became an area of interest.

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.

Meg J., LVT

Meg's Bio
Meg grew up primarily in New York and New Jersey, but she has lived all over the United States. Prior to her work in the field of veterinary medicine, Meg worked in Los Angeles as a clinical social worker with children and families. Once her own children entered elementary school here in Seattle, she chose to return to the classroom to pursue a new career. She attended Pima Medical school and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2013. Providing empathetic care and innovative treatment to animals has become her passion. She believes that witnessing the bond between people and their pets is an honor. One that she is very grateful for.

ER Department

Jenny C., LVT, VTS (ECC)

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.

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.

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.

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.

Samantha W., Veterinary Assistant

Samantha's Bio
Samantha’s interest in veterinary medicine started at a young age. She was active in showing some of her pets with the Future Farmers of America (FFA) and worked at a doggie daycare and boarding facility before pursuing a career as a veterinary assistant. In 2019, she graduated from the veterinary assistant program at Pima Medical Institute and worked for a general practice for a year before joining the Animal Medical Center of Seattle’s emergency/critical care team in March of 2021. Her goal is to learn more about emergency medicine and eventually pursue becoming a licensed veterinary technician.

In her free time, Samantha enjoys hiking and kayaking with her eight-year-old dog, Hikari.

Ashley S., Veterinary Assistant

Ashley's Bio
Ashley has known that she’s wanted to be involved with animals since she was young and received a certificate in veterinary assisting at Sno-Isle Tech while still in high school. Shortly after she graduated from high school, she enrolled at Animal Behavior College and earned a certificate in dog training, animal massage therapy, and canine nutrition.

Ashley had worked primarily in general practice before taking a position at an emergency veterinary hospital and found her passion for emergency medicine. In April 2021, she joined the Animal Medical Center of Seattle team as a veterinary assistant in the ER/ICU department. She is currently enrolled in Penn Foster’s veterinary technician program to become a licensed veterinary technician and hopes to one day pursue a veterinary technician specialty in emergency and critical care.

Ashley has three wonderful dogs: two Great Danes, Cow and Remington, and a Portuguese Water Dog named Forrest Gump. She also has two cats, Gizmo and her polydactyl cat Trouble. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and pets.

Megumi

Megumi S., Veterinary Assistant

Megumi's Bio
Megumi is originally from Tokyo, Japan and moved to Seattle in 2017 to attend the University of Washington. She graduated from the University of Washington in 2021 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. During her time at the UW, she pursued her passion for animal care by volunteering at PAWS animal shelter, wildlife rehabilitation center and working within a research lab studying songbirds. Megumi is currently working as a veterinary assistant to gain more experience prior to attending veterinary school in hopes of becoming a Veterinarian in the Emergency field. She enjoys the fast-paced environment of the ER/ICU department and the variety of interesting cases that come through the doors.
Outside of work, Megumi enjoys playing and coaching rugby, hiking, snowboarding, surfing, and spending time with her friends and two household cats, Norman and Cleo.
Megumi

Mai B., Veterinary Assistant

Mai's Bio
Mai was born and raised in Vietnam and moved with her family to New York in 2015. She enlisted in the Marine Corps and was stationed in California before deciding to move to Washington when she transitioned out of the military. After Mai left the Marine Corps, she was looking for a rewarding career and decided to pursue veterinary medicine. She began the online veterinary technician program at Medaille College where she is anticipated to graduate from in 2023.

Mai is a vegan and an advocate for animal welfare. She has also made one of her life goals to visit as many lakes in the Pacific Northwest as she can with her 9-year-old poodle, Kit Kat. In her free time, she likes to visit local coffee shops and make her own espresso drinks. 

Megumi

Larry S., Veterinary Assistant

Larry's Bio
Larry is a 2007 graduate of Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver, CO. His love for breeding chameleons lead him to pursue a career in the veterinary field, and began his journey in Colorado at an Exotics and Small Animal practice. Over the years he has also worked with horses at the Arapahoe Park Racetrack in Aurora, CO, along with lions, tigers, bears and wolves at Prairie Winds Animal Refuge in Kiowa, CO. 

After a brief detour to managing lab animals for a Swedish biomedical company, Larry moved to Seattle, WA in 2015 where circumstances lead him into emergency medicine. He has been working overnights in the ER since Feb 2020, and joined the AMCS team in August of 2022.

Larry is a loyal steward to an eight-year-old Australian Cattle dog named Pancho. During his time off he can be found pursuing backcountry hiking and camping, or exploring art and cultural activities in downtown Seattle. 

Urgent Care Department

Jeni H., LVT

Jenifer's Bio
Jeni graduated from the University of Washington in 2014 with a degree in studio arts and double minored in art history and classical studies. As much as she loved art, her passion for animals and learning pushed her to enroll in Pima Medical Institute’s veterinary technician program. Jeni began working at AMCS in the Emergency and Critical Care department as a veterinary assistant in May of 2018. She is currently studying to take her national exam to become a licensed veterinary technician.

In her spare time, Jeni enjoys baking sweets, painting and taking her dog on hikes and runs.

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

Marissa B., LVT

Marissa's Bio
Originally from Michigan, Marissa started in the veterinary field as a veterinary assistant in 2009 and is a 2013 graduate from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine with her Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Veterinary Technology. Animals were always a big part of her life, and when college started, volunteering at the local humane society solidified her decision to make her way into veterinary medicine.

After spending three years in San Francisco, Marissa made the trek up to Seattle and happily became part of the AMCS team in the ER/ICU Department in June 2020. She has worked in general practice, non-profit organizations, academia, and specialty settings and holds her veterinary technician license in Michigan, California, and Washington.

Marissa is passionate about the “why” behind different cases, advanced procedures, and educating, managing complex critical cases, emergency surgical repairs, and cardiac emergencies. When she’s not at work, Marissa enjoys traveling, coffee, tending to her hoard of houseplants, weightlifting, and spending time with her partner Sam, their cattle dog mix Lolita and their dilute tortie cat Rogue.

Riley R., Veterinary Assistant

Riley's Bio

Riley has always had a passion for animals and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Science with an Animal Science minor from Oregon State University in 2015. They had a focus on Animal Behavior during their studies and since graduating have gained experience in a multitude of areas within the pet industry, including training, grooming, and pet treat manufacturing. Once Riley entered the medical field in 2019, they found their true passion within the industry. 

They keep busy with their 95lb. Shiloh shepherd, 55lb. Formosan Mountain dog, and 13lb. Domestic Shorthair. Riley was born and raised in the greater Seattle area and loves the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. In their free time, they enjoy bouldering, being out in the great outdoors, crafting, and most areas of art.

Diagnostic Imaging

Brandi B., LVT

Brandi's Bio
Bio coming soon!

Neurology Department

Hannah H., LVT

Hannah's Bio

Hannah is originally from Denver, Colorado, and is a five-year Navy Veteran who made her way to Washington after completing her active duty contract in 2017. As someone who has been passionate about animals and medicine her whole life, it was only natural that she was drawn to a career in veterinary medicine. While working as a Veterinary Assistant, she enrolled in Pima Medical Institute’s Veterinary Technician Associate’s Degree Program and graduated in February of 2020. After graduation, Hannah passed the national exam to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician, and a few months later, began working for the Animal Medical Center of Seattle’s neurology department in May of 2020.

When not at work, Hannah enjoys spending time with her husband, hiking with her two dogs, Beans and Sugar, and snuggling with her two cats, Maverick and Jake. She loves traveling, spending her summers at baseball games, arts and crafts, and singing!

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. 

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.

Andy S., LVT

Andy's Bio
Bio coming soon!

Danielle B., Kennel Attendant

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.

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.

Chaynyth S., Referral Coordinator

Chaynyth's Bio
Chaynyth comes to the Animal Medical Center of Seattle from an extensive and varied background in customer service. She hopes to apply these skills towards helping animals get the care they need. She is passionate about helping others and enjoys a wide range of humor to keep the days going quickly.

When not at work or being amused by her cat, Miss Leelu Dragon-Noodlge, Chaynyth enjoys reading, hiking, and scenic driving.

Raneem A., LVT, Patient Care Coordinator

Raneem's Bio

Raneem has loved animals and nature since she was a little girl. She started her veterinary journey in 2014 as a veterinary assistant in a general practice hospital in Longwood, Florida. She obtained her Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from Eastern Florida State College in 2016 and became a licensed veterinary technician in 2017. Raneem has worked in a holistic practice and has helped in acupuncture and chiropractic sessions for small animals and pocket pets. Her fascination with emergencies started in 2015 when she worked alongside a critical care specialist and became an ER/Critical Care lead in a large emergency and specialty hospital in Melbourne, Florida. Her future plans include pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in biology and traveling outside the United States.

Raneem moved to the Pacific Northwest in the summer of 2021 and has been enjoying the change in climate, making new friends, and gaining more knowledge in the veterinary field. She is a proud fur-parent of three cats and one dog. She enjoys her time off trying new foods, cooking, visiting new places, spending time with friends, playing board games, stay-cations, and thrifting.

Administration & Management Team

Tim M., LVT, CVPM, Practice Manager

Tim's Bio
Tim’s career in the veterinary field began in 2008 as a Licensed Veterinary Technician in an Internal Medicine specialty practice. In 2010, his journey led him to AMCS as an Oncology Technician. In 2013, Tim became our Practice Manager. In August of 2018, he earned his CVPM designation (Certified Veterinary Practice Manager). He is very proud to be a part of the AMCS team and thoroughly enjoys working with dedicated, passionate professionals.

In his spare time, Tim enjoys wine tasting, cooking, traveling and exploring the great Pacific Northwest.

April P., LVT, Hospital Manager

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 Specialist

Meaghan's Bio
Bio coming soon.

Charmaine M., LVT, Nursing Manager

Charmaine's Bio

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.

Karis C., Inventory and Equipment Assistant

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., Administrative Assistant

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.