Our Staff

JessicaJess

Hospital Manager

My name is Jessica. I have been an assistant at Orchard Hills Animal Hospital since 2007. In 2012 I became the office manager. I find working with animals very rewarding. The best part of my job is working with such a great and caring team of people. The staff at Orchard Hills are like family to me. I currently have two rescue dogs of my own. My dog Sid is a pit-bull mix who loves to smile. He will do it on command. My other dog is a Boston Terrier named Abby. She has more energy then we know what to do with! I have lived locally in Washougal for 8 years now. Outside of Orchard Hills I enjoy spending time with my family, camping and boating.

 
 
 

TracyTracy

Lead Receptionist & Front Office Manager

I have been with Orchard Hills Animal Hospital for nearly 20 years (!) and will work here as long as I work. The clients and patients feel like family after all these years. I feel blessed to have found a job I love going to everyday – I was born and raised on a farm so I guess it comes as no surprise I love working where I am in contact with animals. I have a 5 year old miniature dachshund I actually acquired from working here and he is the best little guy ever. In my free time I love camping and hiking all over the Pacific Northwest. We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful area!

 
 
 

StephanieSteph-Thomas-Pic

Receptionst

My name is Stephanie. I am a Kennel Assistant and Receptionist at Orchard Hills Animal Hospital. I started work here in February of 2015 and I love it! I enjoy meeting new animals and constantly learning new things every day at work. I have a dog, Mocha. She’s a mutt whose head wags more than her tail when she’s really excited; and two cats, Severus and Cassia, who play fetch and chase their own tails. I’m originally from Virginia, but just moved from Oregon a few months ago. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my son and discovering new hikes for us in the area.

 
 
 

KelseyKelsey

Receptionist

I grew up in Bradenton, Florida and moved to Washougal, Washington when I was eleven. I previously brought my pets to Orchard Hills Animal Hospital. When I became aware of the job listing I thought it was a great opportunity to work closely with animals. I attended Clark Community College and Portland State University. I have always loved animals and working at Orchard Hills Animal Hospital allows me to be around them everyday. My house is a Zoo. We have added in the last year 7 ducks, a kitten and a rabbit to our already busy household of a dog and 2 cats. My cat Misty is the oldest and moved with me from Florida and enjoys sunbathing in the window on warm summer days. Sassy is the second oldest and loves to catch snowballs on snowy days. In free time I enjoy finding new trails with my Jeep family. I also enjoy hiking, photography and traveling to new places.

 
 
 

ErinErin

Receptionist

My name is Erin. I have been with Orchard Hills Animal Hospital since August of 2016. I have always had a passion for animals at a very young age, as my father was a veterinarian. I grew up in White Salmon, WA then moved to Camas, WA when I was 6. It wasn’t until recently that I moved back to the SW Washington area, as I had been living in the Seattle area for the last four years. I have always known that I wanted to work in the medical field, whether it was with people or with animals. I currently don’t have any animals of my own. However, I do know I will have at least two dogs down the road! There is nothing like coming home from a long day and having that furry friend great you at the door! I do however pet sit and love spending time with my friends and family members that do have pets. Outside of work I enjoy spending my days either working out at the gym, hiking, going to the movies, day trips to the Oregon Coast, or just spending time with family and friends.
 
 
 

RachaelRachael

Veterinary Assistant

My name is Rachael. I have been with Orchard Hills Animal Hospital since August of 2012. My previous experience was with Susie’s Country Inn for Dogs and Cats (a boarding facility), St. Francis 24-hour Animal Hospital and Banfield. I started as a receptionist with Banfield and within 4 months was trained to work in the treatment area as a veterinary assistant. I guess spending my lunch breaks in treatment observing and helping convinced the staff my desire was to assist! Here at OHAH I enjoy working as a vet assistant helping the doctors and other staff in providing healthcare for our clients’ furry children. When I first started working at OHAH, I didn’t have any pets. Within a year I welcomed 2 dogs and 1 cat to my family! . Netty and Brook are my doggies. Netty can always be found in bed under the covers or sleeping with my children. Outside of work I enjoy spending my days with my family and children, frequenting the local dog parks or going on bike rides.

 
 
 

NicoleNicole-Staff-Photo

Veterinary Assistant

I started working at Orchard Hills Animal Hospital in December 2013. In October, my husband, Great Dane Mysticete, and I drove across the country from Virginia to experience life on the west coast. I’ve always had a passion for helping animals and can’t wait to help your loved ones. Being new to the PNW, I’m excited to explore the outdoors, camping and hiking, and trying the area’s amazing coffee!

 
 
 

AmandaCapture

Veterinary Technician

Hi! My name is Amanda and I became a Technician at Orchard Hills in October of 2015. I have always wanted to work with animals ever since I was a child. I went to school at Sanford Brown College and graduated as a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2010. My favorite part of my job is assisting with surgeries, cleaning teeth and monitoring anesthesia. I have a dog named Diamond and she’s a Dalmatian/Blue Tick Hound Mix. She’s a very sweet and energetic dog who just wants to smell everything or cuddle up in someone’s lap. I have a daughter named Riah who is a very strong and independent child who loves keeping me on my toes. We moved up to Vancouver from Oregon about a year ago and I absolutely love it up here. During my free time I love going hiking, kayaking, camping and anything else outdoors! My other passion is playing pool. I play on a pool league once a week and have several tournaments at the coast that I go to every year.

 
 
 

Kaylee

Veterinary Technician

I grew up in Portland, OR and in 2015 my husband and I bought a house in Vancouver, WA. I worked at Banfield Per Hospital for nearly 5 years and rmade the decision to join the OHAH family in January 2017. I have always loved pets and making sure that clients understand how important it is to make sure that they are well taken care of so I went to Carrington Collage in 2011 for my Certified Veterinary Assistant degree. In 2016 I decided to expanded my knowledge and go back to school to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician and plan to graduate in 2019. I have five amazing pets, 3 cats – Chaos, Tequila and Houdini and 2 crazy Australian Shepherds – Callie and Kylo Ren (Renny). They call keep me on my toes daily and get very excited when I come home from work and make sure that they sniff every inch of me. I enjoy spending time with my husband as well as spending time with our extended families. I love to go camping, going to the beach and taking the dogs for walks.

 
 
 

Marisaimage1

Veterinary Assistant

Hi my name is Marisa. I grew up and went to school in Washougal. I have always loved being around animals and pets were a big part of our family. In September I started as a Vet Tech in Hermiston, OR. I was instantly convinced this was the career for me! I currently have only have one little fur ball named Ariat. She is a bundle of energy and thinks every other dog is her best friend! We love to go hiking, camping, swimming together, and she also loves to watch tv!

 
 
 

Kasey

Kennel Tech

Hi, my name is Kasey and I am a Kennel Tech at Orchard Hills. I recently began my journey within pet care, although I have always adored animals and taking care of them is a joy of mine. I have lived in the same area my whole, starting with Washougal, then to Camas, and now I am back in Washougal. I plan to attend University of Washington in the future to become a Vet. I have been surrounded by animals, mostly cats and dogs, my entire life, which is what sparked my interest, passion and love for all animals. I currently have three animals, two being cats, and one dog. My cat’s name is Missy, a multi-colored tabby, because she has quite the attitude. Chloe is the family cat, who is a nine year old Calico, who drools the second she starts getting attention. And finally Bentley, is my German Shorthair Pointer, who loves bird hunting. When I am not working or going to school at Clark, I am spending time with my friends and family, playing games and making each other laugh until everyone’s stomach starts to ache.