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 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.

Hadlock Veterinary Clinic 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.

Hadlock Veterinary Clinic Christen Price, LVT

Christen became a part-time member of the Hadlock veterinary team in October of 2017. Since joining our staff, Christen has been working with our patients to monitor and induce anesthesia, provide surgical nursing, administer medications, and much more! The part of her job that Christen finds most enjoyable is being able to help the animals that come into our facility feel better, and minimalizing or eliminating pain or fears.

Prior to working for us here at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic, Christen attended Yakima Valley Community College where she obtained an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. She holds a veterinary technician license for the state of Washington, and has been working in the veterinary field ever since. Before working at Hadlock, Christen worked and volunteered for Yakima Pet Emergency in Yakima, Washington.

“I love the chance to continue to use my anesthesia and surgical assisting skills,” Christen declares. “I enjoy working with Dr. Strohmeyer and getting to know all of the staff here.”

Away from the clinic, Christen enjoys passing her free time by riding dirt bikes, snowboarding, and looking after her daughter. She owns 2 cats, named Audrey and Nelson, and a black lab mix named Mason. She is a former member of The Hawaii All-Breed Rabbit Club and was a English Angora breeder for the island of Oahu.

Hadlock Veterinary Clinic Olivia Ellingford, Kennel Assistant

Joining our team here at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic in June of 2017, Olivia has since been working full-time as one of our phenomenal kennel assistants. Olivia is responsible for cleaning surgical instruments, wrapping surgical packs, keeping our kennels and all other areas of our facility clean, and doing laundry. She exudes a willingness to learn new things and always aspires to help others.

Outside of the clinic, Olivia enjoys drawing, reading, and writing. She owns a hedgehog named Chloe, a guinea pig named French Fry, and two ferrets named Yoshi and Luci.

Hadlock Veterinary Clinic Amanda Cocking, Receptionist

Hadlock Veterinary Clinic was happy to have Amanda join our receptionist staff in August of 2017. Since her involvement, Amanda is responsible for customer service, scheduling appointments, and answering the phones. Interacting with clients and their animals is what Amanda enjoys best, including getting to observe the beautiful bonds shared between pets and their owners.

After attending the University of California Berkley, Amanda graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Conservation and Resource Studies and began working at a day care. There, she was responsible for oversight of 14 small children, including some chickens, bunnies, and dogs.

“Hadlock Veterinary Clinic is a wonderful place to work. Everyone is dedicated to the animals and clients. It is organized and effective in helping the animals in its care,” says Amanda. “I am proud to work in a place that takes the responsibility of being a veterinary office to its highest level.”

Away from the office, Amanda enjoys painting, drawing, and gardening in her free time. She enjoys painting pet portraits, as well as taking animal photography. After moving to Washington, Amanda began helping take care of 2 dogs, a Rottweiler Sheppard mix named Coral, and a Rottweiler Husky mix, named Rocky.

Hadlock Veterinary Clinic Anna Castro, Veterinary Assistant

Anna, one of our many great veterinary assistants, began working here full-time at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic in September of 2017. Since her involvement, Anna has been helping with animal restraint, administering medications, anesthetic monitoring, and IV catheter placements. She contributes a level of focus and consistency that is unparalleled. The part of her job that Anna likes best is having the opportunity to provide quality care to furry friends.

She is currently enrolled in the CVA program at Penn Foster, and has over 10 years of experience in the animal related field. Anna began her career in the animal related field by starting as a veterinary technician from 2006 to 2014, and worked her way to become a veterinary assistant in 2015. When asked about working for Hadlock Veterinary Clinic, Anna proclaims that “Everyone has been friendly and helpful in my transition to a new clinic.”

In her free time, Anna enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her family and friends.