Veterinary Assistants

We love our veterinary assistants at Medical Lake Veterinary Clinic and our clients do too! They provide just the right touch of love and medical care and we appreciate them so much. Our assistants complete a training program at Medical Lake Veterinary Clinic when they are first employed, followed by regular trainings throughout the year.

Breena, Vet Assistant

Breena has 3 dogs, Abby (3/4 Malamute, 1/4 Mastiff), Shelby (Jack Russel Terrier), Sage (Pit Bull); 1 cat, Oscar (Siamese); and a bearded dragon, Jasmin. Breena is a life long resident of Medical Lake and has many ties to the community. Outside of animals, Breena enjoys knitting, crocheting, and reading. She has a certificate in Veterinary Assisting from the New Tech Skills Center.

Interesting facts: She was Vice President of the Medical Lake FFA Chapter and was a mentor and participant in the Medical Lake FFA Veterinary Science Team that went to state competition.






Emma, Vet Assistant

Emma has an Associates degree and is completing her Bachelor's degree in Web Design and Development. Emma has a multi-breed dog named Jojo and two horses, Sally and Dozer. She is an avid reader, and enjoys horseback riding and hiking.

Interesting fact: Emma taught herself to play guitar.









Hannah, Vet Assistant

Hannah graduated with honors in veterinary assisting from the New Tech Skills Center. She anticipates becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT). In her free time, she enjoys walking the family black labs, Gunner and Sadie.

Interesting fact: Hannah was in a Musha Marimba musical group for many years, performing throughout the region.











Monique, Receptionist

Monique, Receptionist, has many years of managerial experience in the banking industry. Monique and her husband, Daniel, have one son, Skylar. They operate a hobby farm which includes three dogs, one cat, fifty chickens, eight goats, two ducks, one goose, two pigs, and two guinea hens. Monique makes soap and cheeses from her home raised goats. She also produces her own food which is a huge interest/hobby. Teaching and learning farm life with her son is a large part of her life as well.

Interesting fact: Monique's grandparents owned and operated the Central Coast Renaissance Fair in California. Monique spent sixteen years of her life growing up at the Fair.








Natalie, Vet Assistant

Natalie has a bachelor's degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Management and a master's degree in Geography. She enjoys horseback riding (hunter/jumpers), hiking/backpacking, baking, and traveling. Natalie and her husband, Travis, have one dog Chester, a Golden Retriever/Chow cross.

Interesting fact: She is a triplet.









Phenix, Receptionist

Phenix has extensive management experience in the restaurant industry. He has a chocolate lab named Riley, who loves playing fetch. Phenix enjoys being outdoors capturing the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, one picture at a time. He also absolutely loves spending time with his son, Truman, and soon to be fiancé.

Interesting fact: Phenix lived on the Hawaiian Islands for a year and a half.









Rachael, Vet AssistantRachael has a bachelor's degree in Business Management. Rachael and her husband, Steven, have two dogs: Zoey (Yorkie) and Zeus (Pitbull). She is pursuing her Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) degree. She enjoys baking, fitness, hiking, and hanging out with her husband and two fur babies!

Interesting facts: Rachael is from Michigan. She has lived in Medical Lake for three years. Her husband is stationed at Fairchild AFB.

Rachael is holding a chinchilla patient.







Kennel Assistants

Medical Lake Veterinary Clinic partners at times with a local non-profit organization to provide job skills training for youth in our community. In this program, our kennel assistants receive valuable training and learn to be responsible workers under the direction of our veterinary assistants.

Minnie standing in for photo.


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