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
Emma P., LVT
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.
London A., LVT
Jeni H., LVT
In her spare time, Jeni enjoys baking sweets, painting and taking her dog on hikes and runs.
Paula A., LVT
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
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 dogfighting 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.
Mudita C., LVT
In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, snowboarding, cooking, spending time with her miniature Australian Shepherd named Loki and Chihuahua mix named Stout.
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.
Meg J., LVT
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.
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.
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.
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, 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 two rescued French Bulldogs, Gingko and Sumi (who was a cleft palate puppy!) on Instagram.
Sydney D., Veterinary Assistant
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.
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.
Sarah S., LVT
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.
Andrea S., LVT
Kayla C., Veterinary Assistant
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
In her free time, Samantha enjoys hiking and kayaking with her eight-year-old dog, Hikari.
Marissa B., LVT
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.
Melinda W., Veterinary Assistant
Outside of work, Mindy enjoys volunteering at a local wildlife rehabilitation hospital, playing music, traveling, photography and spending time with her cat, Felix.
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.
Hannah H., LVT
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!
Marianne C., Veterinary Assistant
Marianne has a special interest in exotics and animal behavior and hopes to one day work with large captive exotics with a focus on behavior and enrichment. She lives with her two cats Puffy and Mr. Olivia, enjoys her commute to work on her bicycle, and hits the hiking trails on the weekends
Katherine A., LVT
Kathy’s passion for animals started early in her childhood in the Dominican Republic, where her family owns a pet shop. She has been rescuing kittens from the streets since she was a young girl and helped an equine veterinary hospital during her summer breaks in college. Growing up in the Dominican Republic she is fluent in Spanish and loves helping Hispanic people with their animals here in the states.
Kathy’s interests outside of work are reading books, watching movies/shows, playing video games, and spending time with her friends. She has two cats, Kaleidascope and Archie, that she rescued during her college.
Natalie P., LVT
Her favorite aspects of veterinary medicine include major trauma, transfusion medicine, pain management, critical care anesthesia, and management of septic abdomens. She is a strong advocate for technician utilization, increasing diversity in veterinary medicine, and serves on the Not One More Vet Support Staff and Washington State Association of Veterinary Technicians (WSAVT) volunteer committees.
In her free time, Natalie has found a love of hiking the Pacific Northwest forests, continuing her photography, and many other assorted hobbies.
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.
Andy S., LVT
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.
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.
Kayla A., Referral Coordinator
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.
Administration & Management Team
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.
Meaghan O., Inventory Specialist
Charmaine M., LVT, Nursing Manager
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
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.