Client Service Representatives

<? echo $title; ?>Emily Reid, Team Lead & Client Service Representative

As someone who enjoys animals and social work, Emily has found a passion in working with our incredible clients and their amazing pets here at CVVH and PTVC. Emily joined our team in November of 2017, working full time to help ensure the highest standards of excellence we strive to provide. Some of Emily’s responsibilities include answering phones, scheduling appointments, checking clients in and out of our facility, client records, medication requests, client education, serving as our initial point of contact, and much more.

"Port Townsend has always felt like a home for me. I’ve been looking for a career as well as an environment that truly feels like home. I have definitely found my calling here – it’s somewhere I know I can be successful and have fun at the same time,” Emily says. “The staff is very family oriented in the sense that we feel like a big family and definitely care about the love and bond that you share with your pet. I really see the therapeutic qualities that pets can have on people."

At home, Emily enjoys walking, spending time outdoors, chasing sunsets, and spending time with friends and family. She also likes to sing, play the guitar and cello, and considers herself a very musical person. Emily owns a Beagle mix named Camo, a Hound mix named Cadence, and a Long Haired Calico cat named Luana.

<? echo $title; ?>Hannah Peterson, Team Lead & Client Service Representative

Hannah joined CVVH and PTVC in August of 2015. She is brand new to the veterinary field and is very much enjoying her introduction to veterinary medicine as well as getting to know the clients and their pets. Hannah grew up in Jefferson County and graduated from Chimacum High School. She grew up bringing her pets to our hospital and feels honored to be a part of the team. Outside of work, Hannah enjoys taking her dog for walks, short hikes, going to the beach and spending time with her friends and family. Hannah is the owner of a fun-loving Yorkshire Terrier named Rue.

<? echo $title; ?>Nicole Norman, Client Service Representative

Nicole Norman joined Chimacum Valley Veterinary Hospital and Pet Townsend Veterinary Clinic in December 2011, bringing with her five years of prior experience as a veterinary technician. She particularly enjoys interacting with the hospital’s clients, with a focus on providing them with information they need to be the best possible caregivers for their pets.

“I love working here because my co-workers are fantastic—and as dedicated to our patients as I am,” she expressed. Also, “The Pacific Northwest is a beautiful area to call home.”

Outside work, Nicole spends her time reading, camping, hiking, hanging out with friends, and playing games. She has two cats: Loki, a domestic long hair, and Mr. McDiddles, a domestic medium hair.

<? echo $title; ?>Kerry Stork, Client Service Representative

Kerry’s love for animals started as a small child, growing up on a farm in Illinois, then on to another farm in Maine, where she lived for 18 years. She remembers her happiness as a small girl, helping to care for the lambs and calves who needed extra sustenance. She has also been blessed with many beloved pets throughout her life; from dogs and cats, to hamsters, gerbils, fish, and birds.

A caregiver by nature, Kerry worked as a nurse for many years early in her career; primarily acute care medical/surgical nursing. She also supervised an intermediate care Alzheimer unit. She raised two beautiful daughters and enjoyed directing musical productions at Chimacum School while her daughters were in HS. Kerry is now happy to be part of the team at CVVH, considering pets to be valued members of the family. It’s her great pleasure to be using her caregiving skills alongside wonderful individuals who dedicate themselves to the care and well-being of our client’s beloved pets.

<? echo $title; ?>Stephanie Groth, Client Service Representative

Stephanie joined our team at CVVH in May of 2016 and works part-time as one of our incredible Client Service Representatives. Some of her responsibilities include answering phones, scheduling appointments, and client hospitality and education. The part of her job that Stephanie likes the most is getting to connect with our clients and their amazing pets.

Growing up, Stephanie was a part of Rabbit 4-H for about 10 years, where she learned about how to raise animals. She has experience nurturing and helping to raise dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, goats, horses, hedgehogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, and more.

“When I was little we used to bring our animals to see Dr. Tony, the previous owner, and he was great,” Stephanie says. “I like my co-workers and I love how each of them really enjoy what they do and we all genuinely care about our patients and their owners.”

Some of Stephanie’s hobbies include hiking, backpacking, camping, spending time with her husband Michael, their daughter Lennon, and family dog named Barney, a Weimaraner Mix.

<? echo $title; ?>Alexis Vaught, Client Service Representative

Bio coming soon.

Veterinary Nursing Team

<? echo $title; ?>Aleta Anderson, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Aleta joined the Chimacum Valley and Pet Townsend team in January 2013. Her responsibilities include prepping and assisting during surgery, nursing patients, dental cleanings, and starting appointments. She especially enjoys comforting patients and “making a stressful visit easier and calmer.”

Aleta has a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and is a licensed veterinary technician in Washington. She has 17 years of experience in the veterinary field, 12 as a licensed technician. She enjoys learning and is always trying to improve her skills and her breadth of knowledge.

Outside of work, Aleta's primary social activity is walking with her border collie, Penny. As the picture shows, she also enjoys riding to work on her bike with Penny. When not involved in animal-related activities, she enjoys architectural ceramics, gardening and Zumba dancing. She currently runs a feline geriatric ward at her home, with 4 senior cats (Zowie, Neo, Zappa and Frankie) and 2 merely middle-aged brother cats, Roger and Stanley.

Aleta still loves being a veterinary technician and can't decide whether she loves the animals, or the humans connected to them, the most.

<? echo $title; ?>Candyce Jack, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Candyce Jack joined the Chimacum Valley Veterinary Hospital in September 2015. Her responsibilities include conducting pre-exams, assisting the DVM, collecting samples, preparing medications, and client education. Candyce believes the most important part of her job is patient well being done through quality patient care, client communication, and education. “Our efforts in the hospital are only successful when we are able to work together with clients to provide complete patient care."

Candyce brings 20 years of experience in veterinary medicine to her position. She has a Zoology degree from the University of Washington and a Veterinary Technology degree from Pierce Community College. She has co-authored three editions of the textbook, Daily Reference Guide for Veterinary Technicians, published by Blackwell Wiley and is a licensed veterinary technician in Washington.

Candyce is married to her husband, Jon and has three children. She also shares her home with Nutmeg, an Eastern box turtle; Piggy and Gus, guinea pigs; Rory and Oliver Glen, cats; Tegan, border collie; and 8 ducks and chickens. Candyce’s interests outside of veterinary medicine include travel, reading, and spending time with her family.

<? echo $title; ?>Tiffany Sullivan, Inventory Manager & Veterinary Assistant

Tiffany is a student at PennFoster College, working toward her Veterinary Technician Associate Degree. She has been with Chimacum Valley Veterinary Hospital since May of 2013 and has five years of work in animal related fields. She is a certified dog trainer (Animal Behavior College) and also fosters and rehabilitates dogs.

“I connect with our patients,” Tiffany explains. “I can communicate with them, read their body language, and respond well—making procedures go much smoother and their overall experiences positive.”

Tiffany is a member of the American Kennel Club and has competed in Agility, Rally, Obedience, and Freestyle. She has four dogs, Addi  (Border collie), Angel (Pomeranian), Shyla (Pomeranian), and Zephyr (Lhasa apso); four cats, Kit, Kat, Meow, and Lily; two rats, Pip and Squeak, a ten-year-old goldfish, and a Quarter Horse named Beauty. Her free time is spent training dogs and walking them on the beach—as well as cleaning the giant pet house that she calls home. She also loves spending time with her horse.

<? echo $title; ?>Mandy Lawrence, Veterinary Assistant

Mandy is our full-time Veterinary Assistant who joined our team back in September of 2013. She sees over a majority of the animal care here at our hospital and enjoys performing ultrasounds for our furry patients. Mandy is also currently enrolled in school to become a licensed veterinary technician!

At home, Mandy has three pets: her Golden Retriever Syler, who's four-years-old, her domestic long-haired cat Noodles, and Lizzard, who's 11-years-old.

In her free time, Mandy likes to spend time with friends and family. "I enjoy taking my dog on long adventures, watching sports, cooking, and going to concerts," she adds.

<? echo $title; ?>Heather Headley-Claybourn, Veterinary Assistant

Heather is one of our hard-working Veterinary Assistants here at Pet Townsend Veterinary Clinic. She joined our terrific team in October of 2014 and has been providing phenomenal veterinary and client care ever since. Heather is responsible for starting appointments, restraining patients when necessary, running in-house labwork like fecal analysis, ear& skin cytology, and more! She also makes great effort in client education, and feels an informed client is the best client.

What Heather enjoys doing the most as a Veterinary Assistant is drawing blood and making the patients feel as calm as possible. One unique attribute Heather shares with PTVC is singing to her co-workers and our patients if they are looking sad or stressed. She has been deemed a Certified Veterinary Assistant by the Pima Medical Institute, and loves working in the veterinary care, especially for CVVH & PTVC.

“Ever since Dr. Tony came to my class in 8th grade I knew I wanted to work at CVVH & PTVC,” Heather proclaims. “Growing up, this was our family vet and I felt this is where I was meant to be. My cousin Krystal is another reason. She lover working for CVVH & PTVC and it really make me think once again this where I want to be.”

Heather loves spending time with her friends and going on walks. She also loves to garden and potting plans, watching movies, and camping with her family. Heather owns a Husky/Corgi mix named Mocha, whom she adores dearly.

<? echo $title; ?>Shawnee Elrod, Veterinary Assistant

Being welcomed as a part-time CVVC team member in August of 2016, Shawnee has since been working as one of our outstanding Veterinary Assistants. Shawnee is responsible for working in the clinic and assisting our doctors with appointments. The part of her job that Shawnee finds most enjoyable is being able to establish relationships with clients and our patients. Shawnee cares a great deal about providing care and educating our clients with details to help reduce fear and anxiety among the patients we treat.

Prior to working with us here at CVVC, Shawnee worked at an animal hospital in Alabama and with an animal clinic in Kansas focusing on boarding and grooming. Shawnee brings with her a calm demeanor and an attention to detail that greatly benefits our clients, patients, and staff.

“This is my hometown,” Shawnee says. “I grew up here and it is a small close-knit community and I am surrounded by family and friends. The culture and way of life here is awesome.”

At home, Shawnee can most-likely be found with her Chihuahua, Merlin, at the beach. She also enjoys passing the time by going for hikes, walking, reading, riding her bike, and playing guitar.

<? echo $title; ?>Lyndsay Palmer, Veterinary Assistant

Lyndsay is a full-time Veterinary Assistant at Chimacum Valley Veterinary Hospital. Lindsay has a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from the University of Louisville and she is currently taking classes for veterinary school. Some of her job responsibilities include assisting the doctors during appointments, giving injections, restraining pets, taking x-rays and filling prescriptions. Lyndsay’s positivity and strong work ethic contributes to a comfortable experience that is as stress-free as possible.

As a former volleyball player for the University of Louisville, Lyndsay enjoys playing and watching a variety of sports. She also enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, skiing, camping and swimming. At home, Lyndsay cares for two dogs, a cat, and five chickens of her own.

<? echo $title; ?>Rhiannon Archuleta, Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant Rhiannon Archuleta has been working part-time with CVVH since April of 2018. Some of her daily duties involve helping our incredible clients with their needs, being hands on while working with our amazing patients, and providing aid to our skilled veterinarians and staff members. The aspect of her job that Rhiannon loves the most is being able to comfort animals when they are stressed about coming in and seeing how happy they are after receiving our veterinary care.

Each day Rhiannon brings with her a compassion, empathy, and understanding of animals that enables her to make a positive difference for the clients and animals she works with. Rhiannon is a Certified Veterinary Assistant, Certified Dog Behavior Specialist and Trainer, is certified by the Animal Energy Certification Program, and is also a certified Reiki Maser and Animal Reiki Practitioner.

Rhiannon has been working in the animal related field for over 17 years. She has held various grooming and kennel technician jobs, and is the owner and practitioner of Animal Chi, which she started up in 2015. Her business incorporates animal communication, energy healing, animal behavioral training, and more.

In her spare time, Rhiannon greatly enjoys being able to help animals and pet owners through her Animal Chi business. She tries to spend as much time as she can in nature, soaking in all the beauty wildlife has to offer. Rhiannon loves to take her dogs for walks, and owns a Border Collie named Ilmare, a Coonhound named Jethro, as well as a cat named Yowie. She also likes to garden, paint, hike, and meditate.

<? echo $title; ?>Christine Herbst, Veterinary Assistant

Christine Herbst is one of our outstanding Veterinary Assistants here at CVVH that has been helping to provide the highest standards of veterinary care since joining our team in June of 2018. She primarily provides assistance to our veterinarians and other staff, and her favorite part of coming to CVVH is getting to see and positively influence the animal-human bond between our wonderful clients and their beloved pets.

Christine has been working in veterinary care for over 9 years, having prior experience as a veterinary assistant for Oak Bay Animal Hospital. She is known for her ability to interact with our patients and their owners in ways that let demonstrate her genuine care and consideration of them and their needs. Christine likes working for CVVH because, “it provides an opportunity to improve my patient care skills as well as stay current with the latest patient care techniques.”

At home, Christine likes to spend time with her family and pets. She owns a Border Collie named Sophie Girl and an Australian Shepherd/Springer Spaniel mix named Merrah Belle.

<? echo $title; ?>Mary-Ashley Medeiros, Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon.

<? echo $title; ?>Alana Mousseau, Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon.

<? echo $title; ?>Renee' Galmukoff, Veterinary Assistant/Technician Assistant

Renee is a full-time surgery assistant at Chimacim Valley Vet Hospital. On a daily basis, Renee assists our technicians, helps monitor pets during surgery, and provides general care for pets during their stay. Renee cares for our client’s pets as if they were her own. She is eager to learn from her co-workers and loves being a part of our veterinary team.

In her free time, Renee enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and sewing. She has one dog of her own, a 12-yea- old German Wirehair pointer.