Staff of Hadlock Veterinary Clinic

Staff at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic Jessica Adams, Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary assistant Jessica Adams joined the team at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic in 2014. She is responsible for assisting veterinarians with anesthetic procedures, running diagnostic processes, and more. Her professional interests include critical care, diagnostic procedures, and wound care.

"I grew up on a ranch and have always enjoyed working with animals," says Jessica. "After working in emergency veterinary care for four years, I missed getting to know clients and their pets, so I joined Hadlock Veterinary Clinic."

At home Jessica has two Mastiffs named Darwin and Verona. She also has four cats: Eddie, Betty, Thelma and Louise. She spends her free time gardening, working on home improvement projects, camping, hiking and taking road trips with her husband.

Staff at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic Virginia Ray, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician Virginia Ray has been with Hadlock Veterinary Clinic since September of 2010. Virginia has over 29 years of experience in the animal care field. In addition to her veterinary technician license, she holds a B.S. in business administration. Her professional interests include veterinary dentistry and general veterinary care.

"The doctors at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic are brilliant, compassionate and generous," says Virginia. "I also appreciate the great staff."

At home Virginia has two dogs: Kootz and Thor, both Alaskan Husky mixes. She also has 16 rescued cats. In her free time Virginia enjoys working with her dogs and spending time with family and friends.

Staff at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic Billie Jo Meyers, Veterinary Assistant

Billie Jo Meyers joined Hadlock Veterinary Clinic as a veterinary assistant in July of 2007. She is responsible for rooming patients, cleaning and sterilizing equipment, and assisting our veterinarians with various tasks. Billie Jo attended Lake Washington Technical College and is a Certified Medical Assistant in human medicine.

"My co-workers are very nice and the veterinarians are talented," says Billie Jo. "They provide high-quality care to clients and are an asset to the community."

Billie Jo has a number of pets on her hobby farm, including roosters, chickens, goats, cats, turkeys, horses, rabbits, cats and a dog, Thor. She spends her free time working on the farm, making soap, camping, and riding her Harley Davidson.

Staff at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic Audra Holt, Receptionist

Audra Holt has been a receptionist at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic since August of 2006. Her favorite part of the position is greeting clients and their pets, and witnessing the bond between them. "Seeing how much people love their companions is the part of my job I like doing best," she says.

"The doctors at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic are caring and very knowledgeable," says Audra. "They are willing to go the extra mile and consider all options available to give pet owners the best possible treatments for their pets."

At home Audra has four ducks, four chickens, two dogs and one cat. In her free time she enjoys gardening, sewing, quilting, cooking, baking, hiking, and spending time with her family, friends and pets.

Staff at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic Noelle Rowland, Veterinary Assistant

Noelle Rowland joined the team at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic in May of 2013, bringing 11 years of experience in the animal care field to the position. As a veterinary assistant, she is responsible for aiding doctors during surgery and appointments.

"I love developing a relationship with our clients and their pets," says Noelle. "It's wonderful when we're able to help their family through all stages of their pet's life."

At home Noelle has two cats named Davidson and Jazz. She enjoys riding motorcycles with her husband and playing with her cats in her free time.

Staff at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic Montag/Monty Grace, LVT

Montag Grace joined the team at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic in July 2015. As a veterinary technician, he is charged with responsibilities that include helping with animal nursing, radiology, anesthesia, and client education. Montag has his Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology, and he is a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

"I'm very happy to have the opportunity to work here, and I hope to bring a new exciting energy to the clinic," Monty says.

When he's not at our animal hospital, Monty enjoys taking his dog Flora to the beach, as well as hiking. He has spent time volunteering for Wolf Haven International, and continues to be a member of the organization.

Staff at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic Kelsey Seiler, Receptionist

Kelsey Seiler joined the team at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic in February of 2016. As a receptionist, her responsibilities include answering phones and greeting clients and patients. Kelsey brings a positive attitude and compassion for animals to the position.

One of the reasons Kelsey says she is so excited to work at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic is because, "The doctors and veterinary technicians at Hadlock are highly respected in the community and truly care about the animals and clients.

At home, Kelsey has two basset hounds, Remus and June. Kelsey supports the Washington Basset Rescue and attends their annual Basset Blast. Remus is in the howling contest.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, Wyatt and their dogs, where they can often be found hiking, fishing, boating and exploring new places.

Hadlock Veterinary Clinic Rebecca Waite, Receptionist

Rebecca Waite joined the team at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic in December of 2015. As a receptionist, she is responsible for answering phones, greeting clients and scheduling appointments. "My favorite part of this job is being able to see how much people love their pets and how well they’re cared for," says Rebecca.

According to Rebecca, one of the reasons she was drawn to Hadlock Veterinary Clinic was because, "I was impressed by the level of community involvement on the part of the doctors at the clinic."

At home, Rebecca has a black lab, Lola, and a Maine Coon cat, Coco. She enjoys textile crafts, drawing, reading and collecting beach glass in her free time.

Staff at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic Jennifer Brinton, LVT

Jennifer Brinton has worked as a veterinary technician at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic since July of 2015, but she’s been employed in animal-related positions since 2003. Her duties at our clinic include patient care, hematology, diagnostics, nursing care, assisting in surgical procedures and with anesthesia, and client education.

Jennifer has experience working with several different species of animal in emergency and critical care situations. She graduated from Pierce Technical College with her AA of Science in 2004, and has renewed her veterinary technician license.

"The staff is compassionate and friendly – very easy to work with," Jennifer says. "The doctors here are talented, experienced, and passionate about their care for our patients."

At home, Jennifer cares for two dogs named Dezi and Winnie, two cats named Hyder and Sweet Pea, eleven chickens, several tropical fish, and a water dragon named Max Turbo. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys fishing with her family, gardening, hiking, biking and cooking.

Staff at Hadlock Veterinary ClinicAmber Look, LVT

Amber Look brings two years of animal care experience to her role as veterinarian technician at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic. She joined the hospital in August 2016, and is responsible for checking-in patients, monitoring anesthesia, dispensing medications, assisting in surgery, interpreting laboratory samples and performing radiographs. Amber has an Associate degree in Veterinary Technology from Pierce College, and is licensed in the state of Washington.

"I like working at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic because I get to work with a great time of people who are willing to teach me what is takes to be a great technician," Amber says.

At home, Amber has a hound mix named Dodger, beagle/Labrador mix named Astre, a domestic shorthair named Tuxedo, a domestic medium hair named Morpheus and an orange tabby named Nike. In her free time, Amber enjoys archery, fishing, hiking with her dogs, playing video games, visiting family, music and art festivals, and Comic-con events.

Rachel Higgins, LVT

Rachel Higgins joined the medical team at Hadlock Veterinary Hospital in February 2017. As a licensed veterinary technician with over 20 years of experience in the animal-care field, she is responsible for nursing care, dental cleaning, anesthesia, client education and behavior counseling. Possessing a great sense of humor and a positive attitude, Rachel’s favorite part of the job is reinforcing the human-animal bond.

“I like working at Hadlock Veterinary Hospital because it gives me the chance to help heal sick patients, prevent illnesses, and strengthen human-animal bonds,” Rachel says.

Prior to joining our hospital, Rachel earned her Associate of Science degree in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College in Florida. At home, she has a 13-year-old cat named Andy, a 6-year-old Beagle/Dame dog named Sebastian and a 3-year-old black lab named Ember. Outside of the office, Rachel stays busy as a mom.