Dr. Kathy Batdorf
Originally from Idaho, Dr. Batdorf graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology, before attending Washington State University, where she received her D.V.M. degree in 1984, graduating with honors.
She practiced small animal medicine in Idaho for 16 years, and served on the Idaho Board of Veterinary Medicine for five years. With husband Jim and three children in tow, she moved to the Tri-Cities in 2001, and has been at Vista Veterinary Hospital first as an associate and now as partner. Dr. Batdorf received her board certification as a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (DABVP) in 2009.
Dr. Batdorf enjoys all aspects of small animal practice, particulary those challenging cases where good veterinary medicine can really make a difference.
Dr. Michelle Bouchey
Dr. Michelle Bouchey grew up in Redmond, Washington and always believed one day she would be a veterinarian. She worked at a wonderful veterinary hospital in Redmond as a veterinary assistant through high school and college. She then set out for Washington State University in Pullman, WA and gained her Bachelor's degree in Zoology in 2008. She attended WSU College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in the class 2012 with close friend Dr. Michelle Meyer. Dr. Meyer had already worked in Tri-cities and introduced Dr. Bouchey to the area which she grew to love.
After graduation Dr. Bouchey returned to western Washington where she worked for 2 years before moving to Tri-cities herself for her and her husband to settle and grow roots. She worked locally as a veterinarian for 5 years prior to starting at Vista Veterinary Hospital in January of 2020.
Dr. Bouchey lives in Kennewick with her husband, Joel, three kids and two Pixie-Bob cats. She enjoys reading, singing, dancing, waterskiing, yoga, cooking and baking. She also loves to travel when given the opportunity. Dr. Bouchey is very grateful to be able to join the amazing Vista Veterinary Hospital team and looks forward to meeting clients and helping keep their pets healthy.
Dr. Geoffrey Goebel
Dr. Goebel is a 2007 graduate of Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine, after attending the University of Washington for his undergraduate degree in zoology. Dr. Goebel and his wife enjoy their Welsh Terrier, Manchester, and their cat named Santa's Little Helper. He enjoys golf, billiards, tennis and coaching youth soccer. Dr. Goebel's professional interests surround surgery, exotic pet and avian medicine.
Dr. Michelle Meyer
Dr. Meyer is originally from Renton, WA. Growing up she was a competitive gymnast and received first place on balance beam at the state competition in 2000. She has always had a love for animals and decided at the age of nine that she would become a veterinarian when she grew up. Dr. Meyer moved to Ellensburg after high school to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Central Washington University. During college she worked at a small animal clinic where she gained a lot of experience as a veterinary assistant. After graduating from Central in 2008 she entered the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine. During her time as a veterinary student she worked in the Clinical Pathology Lab as an after-hours technician.
Dr. Meyer graduated from the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012 with the Excellence in Clinical Pathology award as well as the Veterinary Cancer Society award. Her main interests are in small animal cancer diagnosis and treatment as well as small animal medicine.
Dr. Meyer resides in Kennewick with her husband, Stephen, three dogs (Parker - golden retriever, and Blitz - shepherd mix, and Tiko - chihuahua), and two cats (Louie and Kitten). Dr. Meyer is excited to be a part of the Tri Cities community and a member of the Vista Veterinary team!
Dr. Matt Stidham
I was born at Kadlec Hospital and have happily lived in the Tri-Cities since that time. I was attracted to the Veterinary field when my Newfoundland was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation at Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. I became excited by the field at that time as Veterinarians and staff offered advanced diagnostics and high quality care, while at the same time, showing a great deal of compassion for both my pet and me. I graduated from WSU's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 Magna Cum Laude. I enjoy many hobbies including water sports, fishing, snow skiing, marine aquariums, and cars. Most of my time is spent with my three amazing chihuahuas and cat. I am excited to have the opportunity to serve you and our community.