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.
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
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.
Brittanny T., Veterinary Assistant
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.
Marlana I., LVT
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gretchen T., Veterinary Assistant
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
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.
Ashley S., Veterinary Assistant
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.
Kailey K., Veterinary Assistant
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 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!
Urgent Care Department
Jeni H., LVT
In her spare time, Jeni enjoys baking sweets, painting and taking her dog on hikes and runs.
Lou D., LVT
In her spare time, Lou enjoys exploring the beautiful PNW, doing puzzles, and curling up with a good book and her two cats.
Riley R., Veterinary Assistant
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.
Brandi B., LVT
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!
Stephanie B., LVT
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.
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.
Danielle B., Kennel Attendant
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
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.
Jessica H., Referral Coordinator
Tricia G., Referral Coordinator
Tricia started in the customer service field over 25 years ago but began her veterinary medicine journey in 2021 when she realized that putting her love for animals and customer service was possible. Working the front desk in an Emergency and Specialty Hospital not only challenged Tricia, but has shown her strengths and how much she is capable of.
Tricia is a wife, mom, and grandma and has been married for 24 years, with three daughters and three grandbabies. She also has four dogs and three cats: a Cocker Spaniel named Nellie, a mixed rescue named Kota, a Husky mix named Milo, a pitty/lab mix named Mable, and her cats Naomi, Izzy, and Neville.
In her free time, Tricia likes to spend time with her Family and Friends, cuddle with her fur-babies, watch movies, hike, swim, and cook. When opportunity allows, she also enjoys volunteering with local rescues.
Administration & Management Team
April P., LVT, Hospital Director
In her spare time, April enjoys participating in Seattle’s independent film community, photography and spending time with her family.
Tim M., LVT, CVPM, Financial Manager
In his spare time, Tim enjoys wine tasting, cooking, traveling and exploring the great Pacific Northwest.
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 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
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 Manager
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
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.