Our Staff

Tracy

Tracy

Practice Manager

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.

Stephanie

Stephanie

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.

Brandi

Brandi

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!

Savannah

Savannah

Receptionist

Savannah was born in EsCondido, CA and raised in Vancouver, WA. She has a large blended family and growing up she was always surrounded by animals. Her dad started a farm when she was a child, and that’s when she really became involved — her interests ranged from cats and dogs to pigs and beareded dragons. now, as an adult, Savannah has her own animals: Maverick, a german shepherd husky mix, Sunny, a cat, and Stark, a rabbit who she adopted from a coworker. She tries to devote as much as she can to animals and hopes to have her own rescue someday. During her free time, Savannah likes to visit the beach or the dog park.

Rachael

Rachael

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.

Kara

Kara

CVT

Kara grew up in Albuquerque, NM and moved to Nashville, TN in 2010. She missed having family close by and decided to move to Vancouver in May 2019 to be closer to her brother and his family. Orchard Hills Animal Hospital came highly recommended by multiple people, and she feels lucky to have found an amazing hospital to be a part of (her words, not ours!). Kara attended Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque and attained her associates degree in Veterinary Technology in 2007. Becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician is one of the things in her life she is truly proud of. She has worked in an animal hospital since 2001 and says that working with animals is her passion. Kara shares her home with her dog, Willow, who she found in a bush back in 2012 when she was five weeks old and she’s been by Kara’s side ever since. Willow enjoys going on adventures with Kara here in the Pacific Northwest and is named after Willow, AK. because Kara was in Willow working with the Iditarod dogs around the time she was born. When Kara isn’t helping animals at OHAH, she enjoys being outdoors: Hiking trails, kayaking lakes or camping up in the mountains. She and Willow both love being out in nature!

Rebekah

Rebekah

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

Bailey

Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

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

Brittany

Veterinary Technician

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. 

Christina

Christina

Veterinary Technician

Christina was born in Chico, CA and raised in Vancouver, WA. She attended Carrington College in Portland, OR and joined Orchard Hills shortly after graduating Carrington College. She first realized her love for animals when she began doing dog sports with her Border Collie, Tate. Tate is trained in agility and rally obedience, and also dabbles in disc sports. Christina also has a miniature Dachshund named Zaita and a kitten named Elsie. In her free time, Christina likes to train her dogs, hike, camp and explore the outdoors.

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Makenzi

Reception

Originally from Las Vegas, Makenzi knew she wanted to pursue veterinary work after adopting her two dogs, Nira and Honey.

Nira is a German Shepherd and the love of Makenzi’s life. Honey is a Spaniel mix who enjoys sleeping and cuddling above all things.

In her free time, Makenzi likes to hike with her pups and hang out with her family. She’s also a big book nerd.

Samantha-Jo

Samantha-Jo

Technician's Assistant

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 attending Penn Foster College for their veterinary technician program. 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.

Kristen

Kristen

Veterinary Assistant

Raised in Redding, California, Kristen grew up assisting her grandfather at his no-kill shelter. Her lifelong love of animals made it easy for her to choose a career path and she has been surrounded by animals for her entire life. Kristen has lived here for the last four years and spends her time outside of work enjoying the outdoors, journaling, singing, or hanging with her pets. Her furry family consists of A German Shepherd/Border Collie rescue named Meeka-Choo Havoc, who is incredibly talkative. She also has two kitties: Maximon and Mira, who came from the same litter.

Tabitha

Tabitha

Receptionist

Tabitha is a west coast native, growing up on the Southern California coastline of Ventura county. She moved to Southwest Washington after getting married in 2019. Although Tabitha has always loved animals, she originally attended Los Angeles Pierce College for criminal justice and geology! While she was there, Tabitha would attend all the college's equine-related classes. Her home is filled with love from her two chinchillas, Lenore and Little Lucy. Lenore has a big personality, while Little Lucy is much more reserved and skittish. You can usually find Tabitha fishing with her husband at the Kalama river or wandering a local forest path when she's got free time.

Brittney

Brittney

Veterinary Assistant

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.

Maliya

Maliya

Veterinary Assistant

Originally hailing from Vancouver, Washington, she got her first job at Orchard Hills after graduating from Charter College. Maliya has had a special connection with dogs and cats her whole life and feels blessed to play an important role in their care. She is focused on building trust with pet owners by listening to their concerns and treating each animal like her own. Speaking of which, Maliya has a dog named Buddie Bear and a cat named Sasha.

Nicole

Nicole

Veterinary Assistant

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

Trisha

Veterinary Assistant

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.

Makennah

Makennah

Hospital Attendant

Makennah has been caring for pets since she was young,  A lover of animals from birth, Makennah's family often brought their pets to Orchard Hills, and she is so proud to be a member of the team here. She is currently attending Penn Foster, as she works towards becoming a veterinary technician. Makennah has an adorable Chiweenie named Mabel, whose tongue often sticks out, and 3 guinea pigs, Hazel, Phillis, and Buttercup. Makennah enjoys staying active or binging tv in her spare time.

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