Our Staff

Staff

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.

Amie
Veterinary Technician

Amie

Amie joined Vista Veterinary Hospital in 2021. She earned a Bachelors in Biology from WSU Tri Cities in 2015. She worked as a veterinary assistant for six years; during this time, she decided to further her education in veterinary medicine. Amie obtained her Veterinary Technician Licensure in 2020.

Amie is passionate about anesthesia, analgesia, and behavior. She is currently studying to earn her Certified Professional Dog Certification (CPDT-KA). In the future, she plans to earn a Veterinary Pain Practitioner certification.

Outside of work, Amie enjoys backpacking with her husband and two dogs, reading, gardening, and tending to her chickens. She is excited to be part of the amazing team at Vista! 

Candi
Veterinary Technician

Candi

Candi joined our team in 2019. She obtained her degree in Veterinary Technology in 1999 from Yuba Community College in Marysville, CA. She moved to Washington in 2007 and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Candi has a passion for feline medicine and client education. She loves the environment of being an LVT and the variety of tasks that must be performed with each patient.

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.

Katie
Veterinary Assistant

Katie

Katie is originally from Puyallup, WA but has always been familiar with Tri-Cities. She has family that has lived here for many years and visited often. Katie graduated from WSU Pullman in 2019 with her Bachelor's in Zoology Pre-veterinary medicine. Originally wanting to pursue a career as a Veterinarian, Katie found a new interest in exotic animals, conservation, and education. Katie has worked with wildlife and zoo animals alike, then joined the Vista team in 2020. Katie is currently working towards her Veterinary Technician license.

Outside of work, Katie enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, playing sports, and reading.

Connor
Veterinary Assistant

Connor

I joined Vista in 2019. I'm currently enrolled at Penn Foster to obtain my veterinary technician degree and will graduate in 2023. I was born and raised in Richland and I have 2 adorable dogs, Bruno and Itsy. I'm also known as "The Best Nail Trimmer This Side of the Mississippi."

Kayla
Veterinary Assistant

Kayla

Kayla joined Vista Veterinary Hospital in 2021. She graduated from Grandview High School in 2017. She has a passion for animals and has two fur babies of her own.

Skyla
Veterinary Assistant

Skyla

Skyla joined Vista Vet Hospital in 2021. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors and helping with chickens and horses. She has her own fur-baby roxy!

La'Taysha
Veterinary Assistant

La'Taysha

Robin
Veterinary Assistant

Robin

Amber
Office Manager

Amber

I was born and raised in the Tri-City area.  I decided to have a “grand adventure” and spread my wings so moved to Spokane Washington.  I lived up there for 4 years and then decided it was time to come back home to 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.

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.

Clorinda
Kennel

Clorinda

I was born and raised in the Tri-Cities, I have always loved animals and always wanted to work with animals. It's been awesome and I love working at Vista Veterinary Hospital. I have had great experiences and still learning something new every day. I love being a part of the Vista Veterinary team!

Sam
Receptionist

Sam

I grew up on a farm in Southern Oregon. I love the beach. I also really enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, and road trips. I have worked in the veterinary field for a little over a year and a half now, and love every minute of it. I really enjoy continuously learning new things and seeing all the animals. I am very thankful for my opportunity here at Vista Vet, everyone here is wonderful!

Nicole
Receptionist

Nicole

Nicole was born and raised in the Tri-Cities and has always had a passion for animals. She graduated as class Valedictorian at Southridge High School and then went on to pursue a degree in Marketing with a minor in Communication at the University of Portland where she graduated as class Valedictorian in 2019. In her free time, she enjoys playing sports, reading, riding 4 wheelers, hiking, driving combine and tractor on her family's wheat farm, and spending time with her family and friends. She loves being a part of the Vista team and learning new things every day.