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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Megumi S., Veterinary Assistant
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.
Mai B., Veterinary Assistant
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.
Larry S., Veterinary Assistant
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
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.
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.
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.
Andy S., LVT
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.
Chaynyth S., Referral Coordinator
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 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
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 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
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.
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.