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SILVER VALLEY STAFF

 Lisa Knapp, Office Manager since 1995

Each day offers something new to appreciate and make me smile.  I feel proud to work with people who give such personal heartfelt care to all of our patients.     

When I am not at work I enjoy yoga, hiking, outdoor photography, gardening, bird watching, reading and spending time with family, including Atticus (aka Poppie) pictured here.

 

 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, camping and bicycling with my husband and our dog Harvey (a schnauzer/cocker mix). I also love karaoke, playing the ukulele, art, gardening, home building projects, and simple ways of living on our growing hobby farm. I have a Schnauzer Cocker mix named Harvey 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 


I enjoy reading during my quiet time.  When not at the clinic I spend my time with my family either at a football game or spending time in the outdoors. 
Fly fishing,bow hunting, 3D archery, hiking or just exploring with my little side kick Eva.  I am also in process of learning how to garden and love my little flock of chickens! 
We share our home with 2 dogs; Moose a Rottweiler, Eva Mae a Minnie Aussie, 2 cats;  Hobbes and Dipper.  A box turtle named Myrtle and Russian Tortoise named Mikey. 

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.  

 

Henry, Clinic Companion & Team Mascot since 2016

Henry came to the clinic with a group of feral kittens in the fall of 2016. His personality stood out in the group and he was chosen to stay as our new clinic cat.

Henry enjoys chasing his toys across the floor, stealing dog biscuits off of the front desk and batting at the blinds in the boss' office windows. He also appreciates petting and cuddles from any human.