Our Staff

Staff

Lisa
Veterinary Technician

Lisa

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.

GO HAWKS!!!!

Mary
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Mary

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

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

Shelley

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.

Sarah
Veterinary Technician

Sarah

I recently moved here from California. I was a Registered Veterinary Technician there and I just obtained my LVT here in Washington. I am excited to work at Vista Veterinary Hospital, it is exactly the place I was looking to work when I moved and I am happy to continue my career here.

My husband and I have two chihuahuas "Zyla" and "Mollie" and a cat "Wolfie", and we recently added an Australian Shepard "Kona" to our family. In my free time I enjoy exploring Washington, going to the river, and taking my dogs on adventures.

Robin
Veterinary Assistant

Robin

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

Taylor

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.

Taylor
Veterinary Assistant

Taylor

Taylor was born and raised in the Tri-Cities. She graduated from WSU with a Bachelor's in Animal Science, and has been working at Vista since 2011.

She has a black lab named Berkley. She enjoys fishing, hiking and being outdoors.

Amber
Office Manager

Amber

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.

Karen
Kennel

Karen

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

Krista

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.

Isabella
Kennel

Isabella

I love animals and have always dreamed of being an animal caretaker. I have experience from another job on how to help and take care of animals. I have had my dog since she was 6 weeks old. She is my emotional support!