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.

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 chickens and 2 black labs named Berkley and Maze. She enjoys hunting, fishing and dog sports (dock diving, fast cat and obedience competitions). 

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.

La'Taysha
Veterinary Assistant

La'Taysha

I joined Vista Veterinary Hospital in 2022. I'm currently going to school at Penn Foster to become a veterinary technician. I enjoy baking and taking my two dogs, Blue and Amar, on walks. I'm excited to continue learning and working with everyone here.

Robin
Veterinary Assistant

Robin

Robin knew that she wanted to work with animals at a very young age. She has been working in the veterinary field for many years and loves working with all the furry patients and their parents here at Vista Veterinary Hospital. She is currently working to further advance her knowledge of veterinary medicine. She resides in the Tri-Cities with her husband and goldendoodle, Donia.

Rachel
Veterinary Assistant

Rachel

Rachel lives in Kennewick with her boyfriend and her two handsome kitties. She joined Vista in the fall of 2022 and loves helping the animals at the hospital. In her free time she enjoys reading, drawing and spending time with her friends and family.

Dre
Veterinary Assistant

Dre

I grew up with animals and I have always had a soft spot for them in my heart. I started working as a veterinary assistant in 2019 and have loved being a part of the Vista family ever since.

Ada
Veterinary Assistant

Ada

I currently live in Kennewick, WA with my two kitties, Bunny and Hamster. I am working towards my associates degree at CBC with a track of pre-veterinary medicine. In my free time I enjoy the marching arts and performing with a local group called Impact Percussion. I love working here at Vista Veterinary Hospital and learning something new everyday!

Lindsay
Veterinary Assistant

Lindsay

I joined Vista Veterinary Hospital in 2023. I really enjoy working here and I am learning so much. I am majoring in the pre-veterinary track of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Science at Washington State University, with the goal of becoming a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Carly
Veterinary Assistant

Carly

Carly has a deep-seated passion for reptiles sharing her home with Zeus, a majestic ball python, and Butch, her friendly bearded dragon. Beyond her reptilian companions, Carly's household is a lively menagerie, including two charming cats and two lovable dogs who bring joy and companionship to her life.

However, her greatest pride and joy is her son, whose laughter and curiosity light up her world. In both her personal and professional life, Carly's nurturing nature shines through, making her a beloved figure both at home and in the veterinary community.

Krista
Veterinary Assistant

Krista

I have lived in the Tri-Cities all my life. I grew up on a farm in Benton City, so I was always surrounded by animals. I knew from a very young age that I wanted to work with animals as a profession. I came to Vista Vet in 2014 and started in the boarding area. In 2023 I wanted to expand my knowledge and grow in experience, so I transitioned over to a veterinary assistant. I've learned so much becoming an assistant and every day is a new adventure.

Amber
Office Manager

Amber

I was born and raised in the Tri-City area. I decided to have a “little adventure” and spread my wings, so I moved to Spokane Washington. I lived there for 4 years and then decided it was time to come back home to the Tri-Cities to be close to my family again. My journey with Vista Veterinary began back in 2007 when I was hired as a receptionist. It has been a privilege being part of the Vista team and to get to know the wonderful clients and pets over all these years.

In my spare time I love to read, look for antiques, travel and spending time with family.

Clorinda
Boarding Manager

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!

Alyssa
Kennel

Alyssa

Alyssa dedicates her days to caring for animals in need. Born and raised in the vibrant community of Vancouver, she carries the warmth and generosity of her hometown in everything she does. Outside of her work at the clinic, Alyssa extends her love for animals by also lending a helping hand at the humane society. With a bustling household of three wonderful children – two lovely daughters and a spirited son – Alyssa's nurturing spirit knows no bounds. At home, she's surrounded by the joyful chaos of four furry companions, her beloved dogs who complete her family circle. Alyssa's journey is a testament to her unwavering dedication to both her family and her passion for animal welfare.

Myles
Kennel

Myles

Growing up amidst the rustic charm of a farm, Myles developed a strong bond with the land and its inhabitants, fostering a profound respect for nature and its creatures. From tending to livestock to exploring the countryside, his upbringing instilled in him a sense of responsibility and a love for the great outdoors.

Myles affinity for animals and his nurturing spirit shine through in every task he undertakes. Whether it's comforting a nervous pup or ensuring each furry friend receives the care and attention they deserve, Myles' dedication to the well-being of animals knows no bounds.

Beyond his work at the clinic, Myles finds solace and joy in his other passion: cars and trucks. With a penchant for tinkering and a love for all things automotive, he spends his free time restoring vintage vehicles and embarking on scenic drives through the countryside. For Myles, the roar of an engine and the tranquility of nature are the perfect antidote to life's daily hustle and bustle.

With his humble demeanor and genuine compassion, Myles embodies the timeless values of hard work, stewardship, and kindness—a true reflection of his upbringing on the farm and his unwavering dedication to the welfare of animals.

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!

Mikey
Receptionist

Mikey

Mikey lives in Pasco, WA with her wife, litter of boys and cat, Major. She graduated from Evergreen State College in 2013 with a BA in Communications. Current hobbies are limited to diaper changes, games of tag and dancing to children's songs but will eventually return to reading, writing fiction and painting.

Jaidyn
Receptionist

Jaidyn

I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and have lived most of my life in Florida. My desire for adventure and change brought me to Washington state last year, and my friends brought me to the Tri-Cities. I have always had an extremely deep love for animals ever since I was a child. I always preferred stuffed animals over baby dolls or Barbies. It's my dream to one day become a Veterinarian, and I figured the best place to start pursuing such a dream would be at Vista Vet. The people and pets are amazing, I couldn't have hoped for any better!

In my free time I like to travel and explore, play video games with friends, write creative stories, listen to music and hang out with animals.

Heather
Receptionist

Heather

I am originally from Yakima and relocated to the Tri-Cities in 2013. I've been part of the Vista team since October 2022. Growing up I was told I possessed a very special gift with animals and wildlife that I have held near and dear to my heart throughout my life. Working with animals has always been a goal of mine and working at Vista has absolutely fulfilled that for me! I am a mother of two boys. We spend most of our time outdoors doing what we love most - fishing, hiking, swimming and finding new areas to explore with our bulldog, Smoosh.

Carrie
Pet Bereavement Specialist

Carrie

I am a mom and grandma to many. I have many animals both large and small. My family enjoys camping in the mountains and visiting the beach. I love animals and humans, so Vista is the perfect fit for me.