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 Lisa Knapp, Office Manager since 1995

“Every day is an adventure. It’s fun and interesting to observe the different personalities so unique to each individual patient. Each day presents something new. In addition to working in an ever-changing ever-growing field, I am very fortunate that I am able to work for and with some of the finest people I know.”

Lisa loves spending time with her awesome husband and kids, hanging out with good friends, bird watching, gardening, camping, and reading


 Brenda Parsons, Veterinary Assistant since 1997

She enjoys working with dogs the best.

“I love working with animals because they each have their own personality and they know when we are trying to help them.”

She enjoys relaxing at home, watching movies and playing Wii games with her family. She loves animals and spending time with her own dogs and family. She has a mini-Dachshund named Simon.

Rieka Chatfield-Marek, Certified Vet Technician working at SVVC since 1999

Hey everyone! I'm Rieka and I began working at SVVC in 1999. After high school, I decided that I wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine and applied for admission into the the Veterinary Technician program at Yakima Valley College. I was accepted, studied hard, and graduated the two year program in 2005. I returned to SVVC to work as a Certified Veterinary Technician! Being a technician here is very rewarding, but also full of physically and mentally challenging tasks! Everyday presents something new! I enjoy working with small animals and helping assist with surgeries/procedures. I feel very privileged to work with our very compassionate team of staff. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, thrift shopping, playing outdoors and making crafts with my daughter. I have one dog and three cats.

Tresa Johnson, Veterinary Assistant since 2003

“Animals are a staple in my life and I truly enjoy this field of work. I work mainly as a veterinary assistant, but I also fill in as receptionist and update our clinic website,  which keeps everyday interesting. Helping owners care for their pets is very rewarding."

When not at the clinic, I enjoy traveling with my husband, karaoke, art, gardening, home building projects, and simple ways of living on our growing hobby farm. I have two dogs; "Josie" a German Shorthair mix & "Harvey" a Schnauzer Cocker mix and also raise chickens and hogs.

Tashua Seaton, Administrative Assistant since 2004

“I enjoy working at a veterinary clinic because every day is different.”

She enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs. Parker is a Pekingese/Poodle and Rio is a lab. She enjoys hanging out with family, friends, camping, hiking and biking.


Kristen Jacobson, Veterinary Assistant working at SVVC since 2007 and in the field since 1999 

She loves to work on dogs the best.

“I enjoy being able to help them and make them feel better when they are sick. I like seeing how happy their owners are when we can make them better. I really just all around love my job.”

She loves to camp, fish and do anything outdoors, and spending time with her kids, family and friends. She has 2 dogs Abraham & Vera Ann, a cat Ryan, a parrot and a mini pot-bellied pig Alex John.

Sarah Thomas, Veterinary Assistant working at SVVC since 2010 and in the field since 1996 

She enjoys working with dogs the best.

“ I like the challenge. Every day you learn something new. Helping clients with their four-legged children—it’s a great sense of accomplishment when you can help.

She enjoys reading, camping, spending time with her family, four-wheeler rides, fishing, bow hunting and hiking. She has two dogs: Moose, a Rottie; Eva Mae, a Mini Aussie. Her three cats are Dipper, Boomer and Boog. 

Tanya Weber, Veterinary Assistant since 2014

Tanya enjoys working with livestock animals.  She has worked as a veterinary assistant at SVVC since June 2015.  She has her bachelor's degree in animal and veterinary science from University of Idaho and grew up on a small cattle ranch in Fernwood, Idaho.  She plans to attend veterinary school eventually. 


Karlee Stanley, Kennel Attendant & Vet Assistant since 2015

Karlee began working as a kennel attendant in December 2015 and her goal is to become a skilled veterinary assistant or technician. She has two dogs; Pickles and Roxy, and a cat named Perelli. In her free time Karlee enjoys, fishing, shopping and spending time with family.

Amy Johnson, Receptionist since 2015

Amy's passion is working with animals and she is grateful to be able to do her part at the hospital. She has worked as a veterinary receptionist since 2003 and joined our Silver Valley team in December 2015.
Amy and her husband live in Kellogg. They enjoy spending time camping, boating, fishing, going to classic car shows, and road trips.
They share their home with 3 fur babies.... 2 cats " Molly & Creampuff " and a new puppy "Lucy".

Taylor Carlson, Kennel Attendant since 2016

Taylor is a student at Kellogg High School. She works in our boarding department and helps anywhere she is needed. Taylor loves being outdoors. She spends most of her time with her dogs, hunting, fishing and camping. She also loves snowmobiling and riding dirt bikes. She has 3 labs, Junior, Huckleberry and Twister as well as cats and horses.  


Madisen Hawkins, Kennel Attendant since 2016

Madisen is a student at Kellogg High School. She works in our boarding department on the weekends and fills in when others are gone.

She enjoys spending time with her niece, going fishing with her dad and goldendoodle "Fenn". Madisen also enjoys (and is a very skilled) photographer and also loves being with friends and family.

Her future includes obtaining her associates degree and becoming a dental hygienist or diagnostic sonographer.