I have lived in Washougal all my life and my family has always gone to Orchard Hills Animal Hospital for their animal care. While I didn’t have any veterinary training when I was hired for my position, I grew up on a farm and have loved and cared for a variety of animals my entire life. Orchard Hills was nice enough to give me on-the-job training and I plan on staying as long as they will have me—our clients are just like family. Currently, I have a couple of rescue cats named Paducha and Gideon, and a miniature Dachshund named Tanobi who is absolutely my favorite little man. When I’m not working, I love to go hiking, camping, and paddleboarding.
Administrative Assistant / Inventory Manager
My name is Stephanie. I am a Receptionist at Orchard Hills Animal Hospital. I started work here in February of 2015 and I love it! I enjoy meeting new animals and constantly learning new things every day at work. I have two dogs, Mocha, she’s a mutt whose head wags more than her tail when she’s really excited, and Trigger, who is my tripod rescue. I have two cats, Severus and Cassia, who play fetch and chase their own tails. I’m originally from Virginia but just moved from Oregon a few months ago. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my son and discovering new hikes for us in the area.
Vet Assistant / Receptionist
I was raised in Yelm, WA, moved down here when I was 17 and never left. I have always loved animals and have two dogs. Brutus Lee is my newest pet he is a blue-nose Pitbull who loves a belly rub. I also have a 3-legged MinPin/Pug mix whose name is Tequila but my kids call her Mama because she doesn’t leave their side. In my free time, I like to lay in bed and cuddle with my husband and dogs!
Veterinary Assistant / Receptionist
My name is Rachael. I have been with Orchard Hills Animal Hospital since August of 2012. My previous experience was with Susie’s Country Inn for Dogs and Cats (a boarding facility), St. Francis 24-hour Animal Hospital and Banfield. I started as a receptionist with Banfield and within 4 months was trained to work in the treatment area as a veterinary assistant. I guess spending my lunch breaks in treatment observing and helping convinced the staff my desire was to assist! Here at OHAH, I enjoy working as a vet assistant helping the doctors and other staff in providing healthcare for our clients’ furry children. When I first started working at OHAH, I didn’t have any pets. Within a year I welcomed 2 dogs and 1 cat to my family! Netty and Brook are my doggies. Netty can always be found in bed under the covers or sleeping with my children. Outside of work I enjoy spending my days with my family and children, frequenting the local dog parks or going on bike rides.
Veterinary Technician/Veterinary Technician Supervisor
Growing up in Washougal, Orchard Hills was my family’s vet, and I came to work here because I enjoy the small-town feel we have. It gives me the chance to develop long-term relationships with our clients and my co-workers. You could definitely say that this hospital is my “home away from home”!
I’ve always loved animals, and as a child I knew I needed to work to help them in any way I could. I became a veterinary assistant in 2007, and it has given me the opportunity to improve the quality of life for many pets and their families.
At home I have a cat named Stinky, who came to me as a stray when a good Samaritan found her outside. She was emaciated and had a serious eye injury, and I slowly nursed her back to health. Unfortunately, we were unable to save her eye, and decided an eye enucleation was the best option for her. “Stinky Winky” is now a very happy, healthy couch potato.
When I’m not working, I love hanging out with my daughter and searching for new adventures here in the great Pacific Northwest!
Bailey was raised in Washougal, and as a child, her family would bring their pets to Orchard Hills. Always a lover of animals, Bailey longed for a career at OHAH, and knew that she wanted an occupation in animal medicine from the age of 5! Bailey loves to spend her free time with her pets; Her Belgian Malinois Mix doggo named Charlotte and her best friend Oliver, the 18-pound cat. The animals love spending quality time with her, and she curls up with them and a good book whenever she has the chance.
Brittany wanted to work in the vet world for as long as she can remember. In preschool, she was that kid who already knew she wanted to work with animals. After her first child was born, Brittany moved to the area and attended Carrington College. When it came time for an externship, Orchard Hills was a clear choice and was immediately hired upon completion of her externship. At home, she has a chunky dog named Koda- who is self-conscious about his weight. There is also Penny the dachshund, who likes to be heard, and is very vocal. Cat Sasha is usually the one wrangling the dogs and scaring them away from the windows while her two kids cheer her on.
Hospital Assistant and Reception
I was born in Arizona and moved to Washington when I was nine years old. I’ve loved the Pacific Northwest ever since. I graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Biology, and am currently training to be a CSR with Orchard Hills. My love for animals started very young, as we referred to my childhood dog as my brother! When I am not cuddling with my current dog – a longhair dachshund named Princess Peaches- or at work, you can usually find me doing something creative like drawing, painting, or practicing my photography skills.
Brittney is a Washougal local and worked at the hospital for her externship while in school. She is such a natural that she was hired on the spot. Brittney attended Carrington College for her formal education but has been interested in studying animals all her life. Growing up, she was always happy to help take care of the family pets, and currently, she has a black Lab named Delilah, who loves fetching the ball, and an adopted cat named Tucker, who adores playing with feathers. They both love to snuggle on the couch, which may be where you find Brittney spending some R&R on her time off.
Nicole comes from a family filled with veterinary medicine professionals, and a career in the field was clear from a young age. She always loved animals and had a real understanding of what this career would look like. She even worked at her family's practice at the age of 13! Nicole's furry family at home consists of 2 crazy dogs, including her small dog that thinks he's massive. Nicole is a lover of the outdoors and spends her spare time hiking, mountain biking, and fishing.
Trisha has been working in the veterinary medical field since 2004. A native of Chalis, she grew up with a passion for animals. Trisha attended Apollo College for veterinary assisting and upon graduation, wanted to find a practice that had a very high standard of medicine. She has experience caring for all kinds of pets, including dogs, cats, and birds! Trisha lives with her Standard Poodle, Pickle, and her cat, Marvin. She loves exploring the outdoors, kayaking, or finding her new favorite dive bar.
Born in Portland and raised in Vancouver, Maddy has wanted to work in the veterinary field since she was a kid. That desire to help animals have long, healthy lives was also inspired by the passing of her childhood cat, Moo-Moo, who made it to 15 years old before succumbing to lymphoma. Maddy’s goal is to earn her technician’s license and eventually work in veterinary rehabilitation.
At home, Maddy stays busy spoiling her two cats: the calm and sweet Athena and energetic, mischievous Ellie. Maddy also enjoys computer gaming, music and singing.
Kayla grew up traveling and seeing the sites of the Pacific Northwest but calls the Midwest home. She joined the OHAH team in 2022 as a vet assistant coming from surgical prep. Kayla previously volunteered at an animal shelter and is currently a vet tech student. She has worked with animals in various positions for seven years, and she loves the medical side of animal care.
Kayla shares her home with an outgoing superstar pup named Henry and a shy rescue pup named Willow, who was an owner surrender with a broken leg. They all love to be outdoors, sharing an adventure. Kayla also enjoys gaming, school and photography in her free time.
Kylie was born and raised in Vancouver, Washington. She has a lifelong passion for caring for animals and knew at a very young age that she wanted to work in the veterinary field. Kylie has two crazy cats named Bubba and Indie who love to play all day long while she’s hard at work. In her spare time, you might find her drawing or enjoying the natural beauty of the PNW.
Holly grew up in Vancouver, WA, and earned certification as a veterinary assistant from Charter College. She came to Orchard Hills as an extern and stayed because she loved the people here. She shares her home with a lazy, cuddly 6-year-old bull mastiff named Piglet who loves car rides, hiking and getting treats. In her free time, Holly enjoys fishing, camping, and going to baseball games and concerts.
Growing up between Long Beach, WA, and central Oregon, Victoria discovered her passion for animals at a young age and now flourishes as a veterinary assistant at Orchard Hills Animal Hospital. Her love for animals was inspired by her first chapter book, "Animal Ark Kitten in the Cold." Over the years, Victoria has volunteered in clinics and animal control, majored in Primate Behavior, and even helped out at a chimp sanctuary. She's currently working towards her CVT certification. Outside of work, Victoria cherishes time with her quirky pets, including Milo, the cat who loves sitting on his sister's head, and Kai, the spry 11-year-old dog who can still clear a 6-foot fence. Victoria's hobbies include reading, cooking, baking, playing with her dogs, and hiking when the weather is just right.
Originally from Vancouver, WA, Katie discovered her love for animal care just before the Covid-19 pandemic, which led her to join the Orchard Hills Animal Hospital team as a receptionist. In her downtime, Katie delights in walking her cuddly pitbull, Jojo, as well as indulging in photography, coloring, and listening to music.
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Gina decided to switch gears from assisting humans to helping animals, leading her to join Orchard Hills Animal Hospital as a receptionist. Her love for animals began in her childhood, rescuing strays and injured animals and finding them loving homes. Gina continues to volunteer at animal rescue shelters when possible. Her pet family includes Banshee Roo, the goofy 1-year-old pup; Aria, who is training to be a security dog; Hobbes, her hiking buddy; and Wrangler, the rescue cat. Gina loves spending her free time outdoors, with family, and volunteering in various places.
Gardenia, originally from Portland, OR, joined the Orchard Hills Animal Hospital team after moving to Washougal and transitioning from another veterinary clinic. A proud graduate of Carrington College's veterinary assistant program, she has always been passionate about working with animals. Her furry friends include Chiquinini, the dog who is NOT a fan of humans; Betu, the dog who loves to crawl military style; and Shakira, the sleep-enthusiast. When not at work, Gardenia enjoys catching up on sleep, watching Netflix shows, and going for leisurely walks.
Emily, who grew up in Corvallis, OR, found a welcoming family at Orchard Hills Animal Hospital after seeking a change of pace from her previous ER clinic experiences. Her love for animals and aspiration to become a veterinary nurse blossomed while working at a boarding kennel. Emily's four-legged companion is Callie Mae, affectionately known as Mae Mae. Emily enjoys hiking, fishing, and adventuring in her free time.
Hey there! I'm Emma, a Hospital Attendant at Orchard Hills Animal Hospital. I've always had a passion for animals, and growing up in Washougal, Orchard Hills was like a second home to me. I'm lucky to share my life with Teto, my 3-year-old American Bulldog mix who loves giving hugs, and Sasha, my 16-year-old tuxedo cat. When I'm not at work, you'll find me enjoying Washington's rainy days with my favorite shows, movies, and games, or out at the park with Teto on those rare sunny days.