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
Jennifer Z., Veterinary Assistant
Jennifer started off in Oncology as a Radiation Therapy Technician Assistant. Since then, she has worked in many other departments, including Internal Medicine, Neurology, ER, ICU, Cardiology, Alternative Medicine and Physical Therapy. Jennifer started working for AMCS in November of 2018 in our Internal Medicine department as a Veterinary Assistant. She is excited to be part of the AMCS family and can’t wait to learn and grow with her Washington peers!
In her free time, Jennifer loves to cuddle or play hide-and-seek with her six-year-old Dachshund-Chihuahua named Zeus, go for long runs, attend concerts and bake.
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.
London A., LVT
Jennifer H., LVT
In her spare time, Jeni enjoys baking sweets, painting and taking her dog on hikes and runs.
Brittanny T., Veterinary Assistant
Sara K., LVT
Since her move to Seattle, Sara has worked at Pima Medical Institute as an instructor for veterinary technicians. She has also worked at another general small animal practice, but her real passion has been dentistry. Sara hopes in November 2018 to apply for a spot in the veterinary technician specialty program through the Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians to become a veterinary technician specialist in dentistry. She is currently owned by three dogs, two Newfoundland’s and a Pomeranian: Cinnamon – the boss (she thinks!), Merlot – the middle child, and Zinfandel – the baby.
Alexandrea C., Veterinary Assistant
Alexandrea has worked in the veterinary field since May of 2017, beginning as a receptionist, and has always envisioned herself with a career in the veterinary field. She has a deep interest in providing quality education to pet parents and ensuring each pet in her care is comforted and feels safe. Her goal is for owners to feel reassured and to alleviate any anxiety and stress for their pets. She also firmly believes that you never stop learning and strives to educate herself every day.
Alexandrea’s special interests include nutrition, pain management and Fear Free handling.
When not working, you can find her with her boyfriend, Brodie, her dog Sam and her two cats, Chrysanthemum and Looloo. She enjoys exploring new places to eat, spending time outdoors, painting, drawing and re-watching her favorite TV shows.
Amanda H., Veterinary Assistant
Amanda was immersed in animal welfare and husbandry since the time she could walk. Her exceptionally patient Aunt Nancy, taught her to care for goats, horses, ducks and chickens. Amanda has volunteered at various shelters and rehabilitation facilities and previously worked as a kennel attendant. She completed her certificate course in Animal Behavior through The University of Washington, and is well versed in environmental and oceanography studies.
When she’s not working, Amanda spends time with her boyfriend and their rambunctious Husky, Freyja. She enjoys reading, art projects and traveling with her younger sister.
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.
Kayla A., Veterinary Assistant
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.
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.
Charmaine M., LVT
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.
Richard A., LVT
Richard moved to Yakima, WA to attend Yakima Valley College to pursue a degree in Veterinary Technology. After earning his Associates degree to become a Veterinary Technician, Richard moved to Seattle. He has worked in a shelter, emergency and specialty medicine (neurology-specific) which allowed him to experience multiple aspects of veterinary medicine. Richard really shined in Emergency and Critical Care as it provides a variety of cases and a fast-paced environment and joined the AMCS ER/ICU team in April of 2018
Richard enjoys continuous education and plans on pursuing a specialty in Emergency and Critical Care to further his knowledge of veterinary medicine. In Richard’s spare time he enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest or staying home and playing video games with his cat, Wasabi-Sake.
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 dog fighting 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.
Danielle L., LVT, CVPP
Danielle has a dog and a cat at home that are both spoiled rotten. When not at work you can find her camping with friends and family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, doing yoga, gardening, or spending time at home with her husband and pets.
Mark S., LVT
When Mark isn’t at work, he enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends, camping and working in his yard. He shares his home with Willow, a six-year-old Labrador Retriever mix and two new kittens, Fred and Gracie.
Kristin F., LVT
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.
Rina J., LVT
Rina has a deep love of travel and adventure but also enjoys quiet time at home.
Andy S., LVT
Darby L., LVT
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.
Nadine E., Veterinary Assistant
Alex H., Veterinary Assistant
When she’s not working, you can usually find her hiking and exploring the outdoors, spending time with her four dogs or relaxing with a good book.
Gretchen T., Veterinary Assistant
Gretchen received a BA in International Studies and studied abroad in Japan where she focused on Japanese Art History and speaks Japanese fluently. While in college in California, she volunteered at a South Los Angeles County animal shelter and gained a lot of experience in shelter medicine. After working as an art teacher for many years at a Japanese language-immersion preschool, she decided to pursue her passion: working with animals.
Gretchen’s interests in the veterinary field include respiratory cases, laboratory procedures, aspiration pneumonia and wound care. She has a particular soft spot for French Bulldogs and is known as the “Frenchie Whisperer.” In her spare time, she enjoys painting, watching movies, eating Japanese food with her husband, running and snuggling with her French Bulldog/Miniature Schnauzer mix, Turtle and French Bulldog, Matcha.
Sydney D., Veterinary Assistant
Gabrielle T., Veterinary Assistant
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.
Kayla C., Kennel Attendant
Kayla is also a student at Shorewood High School, and is a member of her high school’s marching band. Outside of work and school she is an enthusiastic gamer and an aspiring artist and writer. She also enjoys playing and napping with her one-eyed chocolate Lab Kahlua.
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.
Chanel A., Referral Coordinator
Chanel was drawn to veterinary medicine since she was a little girl. She and her family used to show English Springer Spaniels, which helped contribute to her love of animals. She was always excited to go to the vet with her dogs and learn all about the clinic.
Chanel has a 1-year-old English Springer Spaniel named Levi, and their newest family member Tully who is still just a puppy. In Chanel’s spare time she enjoys concerts, movies, spending time with her family and curling up with a good book and her adorable furry family.
Kassandra A., Referral Coordinator
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 has an American Eskimo Dog named Silver who works very hard in her office as the “Assistant Marketing Specialist.” She also has a 13-year-old Tortishell cat at home named Felicia. In her spare time, Jina can be found hiking, camping, horseback riding, practicing yoga, playing video games, or binge-watching Netflix.