Lisa - Veterinary Technician
I was born and raised in the Tri Cities. I graduated from Yakima Valley Community College, Veterinary Technician program in 2010 and started working at Vista Veterinary Hospital in 2011.
I have three wonderful mini-dachshunds named Heidi, Rayna, and Sunny, a cat named Porche and Whiskey, a black and white paint. During my free time, I love to go horseback riding, taking my dogs for walks or just relaxing with a good book.
Robin - Veterinary Assistant
Robin was born and raised in Moses Lake, WA. She has always loved animals and knew what she that she wanted to go into Veterinary medicine. She began volunteering at a veterinary clinic after high school and then began working as a veterinary assistant. In November 2010 she moved to the Tri Cities area and began her career at Vista Veterinary Hospital.
She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and going on trips to the ocean. She has one dog named Balto.
Mary - Veterinary Technician
Mary is a graduate of Yakima Valley Community College Veterinary Technician program. She has worked as a Veterinary Technician for 9 years with 2 years previous experience as a Veterinary Assistant.
She resides in Benton City, WA with her husband, daughter and 3 labrador retrievers.
Aubree - Veterinary Technician
Born and raised in Tri Cities. Graduated from Yakima Valley Community College veterinary technician program in 2007 and has been working as a Veterinary Technician for 5 years. Aubree has 2 heeler mixes, Cajun and Ringo, both very active and keep her busy. She enjoys spending time with family and her dogs, hiking, fishing, and snowboarding.
Amber - Receptionist
Born and raised in the Tri-City area where I graduated from River View High School and CBC. I decided to have a “grand adventure” and spread my wings so moved to Spokane Washington. I lived up there for 4 years and decided to move back home-the Tri-Cities. What the people in Spokane termed the “desert”.
My career with Vista began in October 2007 and although short, but oh so sweet so far. I enjoy working with these wonderful people.
In my spare time I love to read, look for antiques and work outside in the yard.
Theresa - Certified Medicine Technician
Theresa graduated from Cascade High School in Leavenworth, WA then attended Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence Kansas. Her career as a Veterinary assistant began in 2002. She moved to the Tri Cities in 2010 and began working at Vista Veterinary Hospital.
In her free time, Theresa enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, hunting and riding horses.
I was born in Pasco and have lived in Benton City on a farm all my life. I graduated high school and within a year, started working at the Battelle Toxicology North West Research Facility. When I was in my 28th year of employment, Battelle decided that they were moving the facility back to Columbus Ohio. At that point, I was still too young to retire. Then I found an ad for Vista Veterinary Hospital. I took a chance and applied. How lucky was I when they offered me a job to help take care of other people's animals every day. What a dream! I am proud to be an employee of this hospital, taking care of client's pets, helping in the clinic, and learning new things. It is my goal to make every animal that comes in comfortable and happy. I mostly work in the kennels and wouldn't have it any other way. Life has given me another chapter for my book and my goal is to do the very best at whatever I'm doing. I am excited that I will be learning new things on a daily basis.
Hello, my name is Carlos. I am a Chihuahua mix puppy. When I was only 8-months old I was found outside a gas station in a box. I was being abused by some kids throwing rocks at me. A nice man felt bad for me and took me home. While at his home in my curiosity, I ran into the street and got hit by a car. The nice man and his wife were not able to keep me and couldn't afford to take care of my injuries. They brought me here to Vista Veterinary Hospital and signed me over to the kind staff to care for me.
The doctors fixed my crushed pelvis, neutered me and gave me all my shots. I was given my name Carlos because I went up against a car and well-I lost. What can I say the name stuck and I answer to it whenever somebody calls me. I was put up for adoption, with many people interested in taking me home, but as it turns out I was home. It became obvious that the best home for me was here at Vista where I'm loved every day. I love to meet all the nice clients who ask about me
My days are spent with my large extended family including many aunties that all love me very much. I lounge around in the reception area most of the time. I have plenty of food, water, and all the treats I can eat. I still walk with a limp but I am not complaining, this is a good life to have.