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2829 East 27th Ave
Spokane, WA 99223

P. (509) 535-3551 • F. (509) 532-9989
Pet Emergency Clinic: (509) 326-6670

Our Team


Jessica, CVPM, Hospital Manager

Jessica has worked at Lincoln Heights Veterinary Clinic for 17 years. She started as a work-study student through SCC and worked as an assistant then moved to receptionist. Several years ago she decided to go back to school and graduated with her Bachelors in Human Resource Management from EWU. In addition, she passed her CVPM test and is now a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager.

Jessica is proud to also be Fear Free Certified and helping the clinic reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in our patients. She is a proud member of the Fear Free Committee.

Jessica has been married for 16 years; she has three beautiful children, two kitties, and a Great Dane. She enjoys going out on the boat in the summer and spends most of the spring and fall carpooling kids around for various sports while still enjoying playing soccer herself.

Fear Free Certified Professional


Carolyn, Office Manager

Carolyn is one of the old-timers here at Lincoln Heights!! She started working with Dr. Mike Perry when she was just a kid! She lives on a farm with her husband and two cats, Clark the Maine Coon and Castle the orange cat.

She has enjoyed watching our clinic grow and become the great place it is today...

Carolyn is proud to be worker toward her Fear Free Certification and helping clients understand fear, anxiety, and stress in their pets and how to happily help get them to the clinic.

Hope you visit us real soon!

Fear Free Certified Professional


Carrie

Carrie, LVT

Carrie attended Gonzaga University from 1995-1999 and received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She started working at the clinic as a work-study student in 1997. She continued her education online through Cedar Valley College in Lancaster, Texas; studying to become a licensed veterinary technician. Carrie received her technician license in 2007.

Carrie is happy to be Fear Free Certified and enjoys watching the patients as they become excited to be here and see us.

Carrie has two little girls, a black cats named Nitro, and a little blind Yorkie named Charlie. She enjoys skiing, golfing, and the outdoors. Her passion has always been animal care.

Fear Free Certified Professional

Tammy

Tammy, LVT

A Spokane Native, Tammy started her veterinary career in 1991 at Lincoln Heights Veterinary Clinic working for Dr. Mike Perry. Since then, she has worked at nine different clinics, with over 30 veterinarians and is licensed in 3 states (Alaska, Florida, & Washington). Of the veterinarians she has worked for, 2 were Board Certified Veterinary Dentists, and 2 were Board Certified Veterinary Pathologists. Her special interest is in Dentistry.

Tammy was our first team member to be Fear Free Certified and introduced it to the clinic. She is very passionate about helping reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in our patients. She is also a member of our Fear Free Committee.

Tammy is married and has a daughter, son-in-law, and a grandson who lives in Alaska.

Fear Free Certified Professional


Trina

Trina, Team Lead, Veterinary Assistant

Trina graduated from Carrington College in 2010 as a veterinary assistant and is currently enrolled in Penn Foster working toward her Technician license. She has worked for us since 2017.

Trina's favorite part about working at the clinic is being able to help both people and their pets in their times of need. She has a special interest in canine/feline laser therapy and hope to specialize in physical rehabilitation/therapy and massage in the future.

The thing Trina likes best about fear free is that it gives her the opportunity to create a stress free and positive experience for pets and their families which allows me to bond and create a relationship with them.

Trina has a large family consisting of mostly animals. She is married to Ben and together they have their son Harlan and their daughter Maddy. They have 3 dogs: a husky named Jedi, a shepherd named Neddard, and a jack russel and beagle mix named Tali. They have 2 cats named Beatrix and Finnegan and 1 fish named Omaia.

In her spare time, Trina likes to paint, draw, and sew and enjoys anything that has to do with art. She is a painter, both traditional as well as digital, sculpt, and sewing. She also enjoys making and designing clothes and costumes.

Trina is excited to be Level III Fear Free Certified and is on our Fear Free Committee to help others implement fear free into the clinic. She is now Level III certified and enjoys helping train the team on new techniques.

Fear Free Certified

Rachel

Rachel, Veterinary Assistant

Rachel is proud member of the LHVC team and has been for 3 years. She has an Associates in Human Services but her passion is animals. She is currently enrolled in Veterinary Technician school.

Rachel loves the field and when asked her favorite part about working in the field, she replied 'What's NOT my favorite part?'

Rachel is Fear Free Certified and is excited to be implementing what she has learned. She likes to see fearful pets do well and feel relaxed during their visit. She also likes seeing the owners be more relaxed as they realize their pet is less stressed.

Rachel has Kitty the kitty, Nami the Akita, Hank the dog, Patty the African Grey, Oscar the box turtle and Bitsy the rat.

Rachel likes to see live music, she enjoys reading, camping, interpretive dance, underwater bottle ship building, show making, finger painting, and power lifting.

Fear Free Certified Professional


Melissa, Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

Bio coming soon!


Jessica (JJ), Receptionist

JJ is our newest team member and we are glad to have her on our team. She has lots of schooling as she wanted to be a nurse but now I think she has chosen the veterinary profession as her career.

JJ loves meeting all the new pets, getting to know our wonderful clients, and getting to know her team. She is working on her fear free certification and loves the fear free approach for our patients. She will treat every patient the very best she can with what she learns through her certification.

JJ's family consists of her long term boyfriend Michael, son Dallas and her daughter Gracie. She also has a dog named Kaila and a cat named Willow.

In her sparet Time, JJ likes to ride horses, quads, play sports, and compete in traditional archery with her family.


Claire, Veterinary Assistant

Claire has a certificate in Veterinary Assisting from the NEWTECH Skills Center. She attended the Veterinary Assistant Program for two years. She also has a certificate from Spokane Community College for completing the Medical Office Receptionist program. Claire has been on our team since 2014.

Claire is excited to be Fear Free Certified and has joined our Fear Free Committee to help reduce stress in our hospitalized patients.

Claire has loved animals since childhood and has cared for birds, hamsters, and cats while growing up here in Spokane. She is a hard worker who loves coming to work every day.

Claire's family consists of her new husband, Quinton, and their cat Sashee. She enjoys spending time with her friends and new family. She also enjoys reading and shopping.

Fear Free Certified Professional

Haillee

Haillee, Veterinary Assistant

Haillee started out at LHVC as an extern through her schooling at Carrington College. She spent 6 weeks showing us what she learned and school and learn the ropes around here. We quickly realized we wanted her to join our team. 

Haillee's favorite part about working in the veterinary field is helping each pet live the best life they can. She enjoys working with the team to make sure every pet is taken care of and goes home happy. 

Haillee started her fear free journey while in school and is now officially Fear Free Certified. Her favorite part about fear free certified is seeing the pets less stressed and leaving happy.

Haillee's family consists of her husband Michael and their 3 cats, Rowan, Kittler, and Esca. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and tending to house plants. Although I learned that some of the house plants are fake.

Fear Free Certified


Amanda

Amanda, Veterinary Assistant

Amanda attended Carrington College in 2007 for her veterinary assistant certification and is currently enrolled in Penn Foster to get her Technician licensed. She has worked here since 2017.

Amanda's favorite part of working in the veterinary field is the fast paced environment and that there are always new experiences and things to learn, which helps her provide excellent care for people and their pets.

What Amanda likes best about fear free is that it removes or decreases the stress of both the pets and their owners which allows for a more comfortable exam and for the owner to adequately explain their needs without worry.

Amanda's family consists of her boyfriend Matt and their dog Jake and cat Motor. In her spare time, Amanda likes getting lost in the woods. Nothing is better to her than a campfire and the sounds of nature.

Amanda has completed her Level II Fear Free Certification and enjoys helping guide clients on how to get their pets to the clinic with less stress and also helps reduce stress in our hospitalized patients. She is currently working on Level II certification.

Fear Free Certified

Zachary
Zachary, Veterinary Assistant

Zachary attended Carrington College and and graduated in 2018 as a Certified Veterinary Assistant. He is interested in becoming a veterinarian. He has worked with us since 2018.

Zachary's favorite part about working in a veterinary is the seeing the patients that have problems come back for rechecks feeling much better.

Zachary is fear free certified and enjoys helping animals without causing undue stress. making them feeling comforatble while at the clinic. 

His family consists of his mom, dad, sister, and 2 brothers. Along with his dog princess and cat maggie. When not at work, Zachary enjoys swimming, hiking, sleeping, video games, hanging out with friends, and cooking.

Fear Free Certified Professional


Kala

Kala, Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

Kala joined our team at LHVC in 2019. She went to Carrington College for Veterinary Assisting. 

Kala's favorite part about working in the veterinary field is being able to help the team with the animals and to be there for the animals. 

Kala is working on her Fear Free Certification. So far she enjoys the program and has started practicing her techniques. She likes knowing different ways to help the animals be comfortable in a clinic setting.

Kala's family consists of her daughter Kristina who is 2 years old and her significant other. At this point in her life, she doesn't have any pets.

In her spare time, Kala enjoys being a pinup model and spending time with her daughter.

Fear Free Certified

Ethan
Ethan, Veterinary Assistant

Ethan joined us in June of 2018. He has an associates degree in Biology from the College of the Siskiyous and a bachelors degree in Zoology from Humboldt State University.

His favorite part about working in a veterinary clinic is helping animals feel better and seeing the joy on the clients faces when we've helped their pet/best friend.

Ethan is fear free certified and he strives to make every visit a positive one so that pets leave the clinic happy not terrified.

Ethan's family consists of his parents, Richard & Elaine, his brother Ryan who lives in Vegas and his other brother Jared who lives here in Spokane with his wife Leslie and their chihuahua Rosie. Ethan has an 8 yr old dog Sadie who is a Plott/Redbone Hound mix and 3 green anoles, also known as Mac & 'The B's'.

In his spare time, Ethan enjoys photography, reading, gardening, and exploring nature.

Fear Free Certified


Bethany

Bethany, Receptionist

Bio coming soon!

Fear Free Certified

Bella

Bella, Veterinary Assistant

Bella came to us from norht Carolina. While living there she gained experience in the veterinary profession. She has a Bachelor's in Animal Science from North Carolina State University. She has worked at LHVC mid 2019.

Bella's favorite part about working in the veterinary profession is being able to meet so many loving animals. 

Bella joins us in our fear free certification and is level I certified. Her favorite part about fear free certified is seeing nervous pet's get comfortable at the clinic and open up.

Bella's family consists of her dog Philly and her cat Eminem. In her psare time she enjoys hiking, backpacking, snowboarding, and horseback riding. Welcome to the team Bella!

Fear Free Certified



Alicia, Client Care Coordinator

Alicia graduated high school from Ferris. And did some college at SFCC. She joined our team in Nov of 2019 but comes to us with over 10 years of experience in the veterinary field.

Alicia's favorite part about working in the veterinary field is knowing that she is helping families. She likes knowing that the work she does helps keep pets happy and healthy. 

Alicia likes working in a fear free clinic because she has the tools and techniques she needs to help create a welcoming and low stress atmosphere and visit. 

Alicia's family consists of her husband, daughter, and their dog Howie. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family including movies, outdoor activities, and traveling.