Lisa - Veterinary Technician
Lisa was born and raised in Tri-Cities. She graduated from Yakima Valley Community College Vet Tech program in 2010 and has been working at Vista Veterinary Hospital since 2011.
Lisa has three wonderful Dachshunds named Heidi, Rayna, and Sunny, a spunky Pit Bull named Petey and a crazy cat named Ice. Needless to say they all keep her very busy and enjoy walks along the Columbia River. Petey is also an avid Disc catcher.
Lisa also enjoys bowling and 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 also just recently got married this past year!
Taylor - Veterinary Assistant
I was born and raised in Tri Cities, graduated from Hanford High School, and was enrolled in the Running Start program through CBC. I spend my free time training and showing horses as well as spending ample time with friends and family. I am the proud owner of a black and white American Paint Horse named Whiskey, a Chihuahua named Hercules, a Miniature Dachshund named Karean, and a cat named Teddy. I compete in a wide range of equestrian events from three day eventing to many rodeo events. I started working at 16 as a boarding assistant and moved over Vista Veterinary Hospital in summer of 2014 as a kennel/veterinary assistant. I plan on transferring over to Yakima Valley Community College to get a Veterinary Technician degree, as well as continue to expand my knowledge in training horses.
Alexis - Veterinary Assistant
Alexis has her B.S. in Animal Sciences from WSU and has been working as a veterinary assistant since 2012. She has a small mixed breed dog named Otis who keeps her busy. She also enjoys reading, kayaking, and fishing in her spare time.
Mary - Licensed Veterinary Technician
Mary is a graduate of Yakima Valley Community College Veterinary Technician program. She has worked as a Veterinary Technician for 14 years with 2 years previous experience as a Veterinary Assistant. She is also certified to perform abdominal ultrasounds.
She resides in Benton City, WA with her husband, daughter and 1 Labrador Retriever, "Butterscotch".
Theresa - Veterinary 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.
Shelley - Veterinary Technician
I have been working as a licensed Technician since I graduated from Yakima Valley Community Colleges Vet Tech Program in 2011. I enjoy spending my free time outdoors either working around the yard or hiking with my two dogs. I have a pit bull "Mercci" and a miniature dachshund "Karean" who both keep me on my toes. I love to snowboard in the winter and try to get to the mountains as much as possible.
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”.
In my spare time I love to read, look for antiques and work outside in the yard.
Liz - Receptionist
I am originally from Barrenquilla Columbia, South America. My father was born and raised there. He was offered employment at Boeing so we moved to Washington when I was 2 years old. I have been in Washington ever since. I love this state and have moved back and forth from the west side to the east side a couple of times. I much prefer the weather on the east side. I have always had a love for animals, owning several dogs, cats and horses through out my life. I found my calling in the Veterinary business almost 15 years ago. I have been here at Vista Veterinary Hospital for almost 1 year and love it. I hope to be here for many more years. I've really enjoyed meeting all of the clients, old and new.
Carrie - Receptionist
I was born in Texas, but my family moved to Tri-Cities shortly after I was born. I have lived in the Tri-Cities all of my life. I grew up on a farm and attended Kiona Benton High School. After that, I attended Columbia Basin College. I have 6 children and 2 grandchildren, and could not think of a better place for my husband and I to be raising our children. I started my career with Vista Veterinary in August of 2013 and have learned so much thus far and look forward to much more in the future.
Autumn - Receptionist
My daughter and I recently moved here from Denver, Colorado! It has been a big change for me coming from the big city, but the Tri Cities has been growing on me. We spend our time at the river and the parks. I've always had a special kind of love for all pets and have been fulfilling that love by working at Vista Vet! I enjoy meeting and working with our clients and their pets.
Karen - Kennel
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.
Krista - Kennel
I grew up in the Tri-Cities, on a farm, and have always loved animals. I finally got a job that I love working at Vista Veterinary. I am married and have 2 girls. I have multiple cats that live with our family.
Allison - Kennel
I was born on Veteran's Day in a military hospital on the Mountain Home Air Force Base in Mountain Home, Idaho. My dad had has moving around about every 6 or 8 months due to job change until I was about 12. I grew up with mostly cats but owned the occasional guinea pig or rat. During the times we did live in the Tri Cities area, I was working/ playing on my adopted grandparents farm.
During my junior and senior years of high school, I was in the Pre-Veterinary Technician program at Tri-Tech where I acquired some knowledge of the veterinary world. After graduating high school in 2014, I started college at Columbia Basin Community College and got a job as a dog daycare attendant at Paws to Play Dog Daycare where I worked for a little over a year before working at Vista!
Clorinda - Kennel
My name is Clorinda, I was born and raised in the Tri Cities. I graduated from Columbia High School in Burbank. I've always loved animals, and knew I wanted to work with them. I'm very happy to be a part of the Vista veterinary team. I am also a proud mother to Snickers my Chihuahua/Dachshund mix, and recently adopted cat named Kramer. I couldn't ask for anything better.
Rosa - Veterinary Assistant
I am originally from Mexico City. I lived in Coachella California for many years, before moving to the beautiful state of Washington. That's when I started working as a veterinary assistant. I love animals in general. I grew up with birds, cats, dogs, turtles, and hamsters.
Besides animals I love music. I'm very happy to be part of the Vista Veterinary team. Everybody here is very nice to work with. I love it!
Melanie - Kennel
My name is Melanie. I'm from the east coast and there i owned my own pet sitting/ dog walking compamy. I moved her with my boyfriend so he could finish his schooling at WSU. My hobbies include hanging with my boyfriend, hanging with family and friends, walking my dogs, reading and listening to music. Working at vista vet has been an amazing experience so far.