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8500 Cedarhome Dr, Stanwood WA

360-629-4571

Mon - Sat:  8AM -5 PM

Vicki, one of our friendly receptionists who greets clients at the front desk and answers the phone, has been an invaluable staff member since 1993.  Vicki was a client of Northwest Veterinary Clinic before she became a member of our customer service team.  She has now been an integral part of the staff for over twenty years.  One of her responsibilities is the Community Pet Outreach Program which provides free preventative veterinary care for the pets of low income families in the area in cooperation with the Stanwood Camano Food Bank.  She also helped organize an inaugural benefit fun run in October 2014 that raised over $2000 for clean water in Kenya through the Bocovet Project.

 

Outside of work, she has taken up running and competed in her first 5K at the Saint Pat’s Dash in March 2012 in honor of a beloved pet that passed away earlier that month.  She then ran her first half-marathon in January 2013.  Vicki also loves to spend time walking on ocean beaches with her husband and visiting lighthouses that are in the vicinity to the dog shows in which they participate. Vicki and her husband, Gary, can be seen at many dog shows in the Pacific Northwest where they show beloved Chihuahuas.

 

Because of her love of animals and her prior experience with the doctors and staff of Northwest Veterinary Clinic, she thought that it would be a great place to work.  And we haven’t been able to convince her otherwise for the past twenty plus years.

Meet our experienced professionals!

Camda grew up on a small farm in Stanwood and learned about raising and caring for cattle, sheep, pigs, chickens, dogs, and cats.  Camda has been with Northwest Veterinary Clinic since 1977 (minus a few years between the births of her three children) and currently serves as receptionist and office/staff manager.  She is our longest tenured employee at the Clinic.

 

Camda enjoys baking and cooking, especially trying new recipes.  She also loves to spend time reading, watching old movies,  being with her family, as well as helping to support her sons’ classic rock music band.  

 

Camda holds a Veterinary Medication Clerk’s license and is involved with the Stanwood/Camano Community Fair.

The Office Staff

Cathe began working as one of our hard-working reception staff members in 2006.  Her friendly and caring personality makes our clients feel welcome and at home. Cathe has always had a love and concern for animals and their well-being.  She enjoys the opportunity to be helpful in providing care and compassion to the pets and their two-legged companions. Cathe has always had a love and concern for animals and their well-being.   As a foster mom for kittens from Purrfect Pals in Arlington, she not only gives them a good start in life but also finds them a good and loving forever home.  

 

In her spare time, Cathe loves to spend time with her family, especially her two grandsons, whom she gets to see every day!   They have to share her attention with the six cats and three dogs that her and her husband share their home with.  At any given time there might be 3-4 more kittens that are also there to be fostered.  In 2012, she completed an online veterinary assistant course which enables her to better take care of her foster cases as well as better able to answer questions our clients might have about their pets. She also finds time to volunteer at the Stanwood Camano Community Fair.  

 

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Camda N., Office Manager & Patient Services Coordinator

Vicki P., Patient Services Coordinator 

Cheri M., Patient Services Coordinator

Cathe D., Patient Services Coordinator

Kathy P., Accounting

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Kathy joined our staff at the end of 2012, and works behind the scenes, as our payroll/accounts payable clerk.  She and her husband moved up to Camano Island about 5 years ago and love it here.  After losing their last dog, they adopted a cat named Benson from CASA, 3 years ago.  Benson has been a great addition to their family and is kept busy by their "grand-kitty" Percy who is several years younger and keeps Benson on his toes when he comes to visit!!!

 

While receiving her training at the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission, Kathy has served as a volunteer chaplain for Camano Island over the last 2-1/2 years.   She also works as payroll administrator for both Stanwood and Camano Island Fire Districts.

 

Kathy’s other interests include music, singing with her sisters & with her church worship band, playing tennis, baking when she finds the time, and spending quality time with family, especially her three grandchildren.

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Julie G., Marketing & Community Outreach

Julie is our Public Relations Manager and the newest member of our team.  She joined us in December of 2014 after retiring from 25 plus years in the customer service and marketing world of high tech and healthcare.

 

Julie grew up on a large ranch in California and learned about raising and caring for all types of animals.  By working at Northwest Veterinary Clinic, she has the opportunity to combine years of marketing experience while being part of a team that loves and cares for many species of animals each day she comes to work.

 

She enjoys competing in barrel racing, trail riding, watching her teenage sons compete in sports, traveling and organizing benefits for organizations and individuals in need.  Julie holds certifications and memberships as a National facilitator, Degree in Administration/Marketing, Washington Barrel Horse Association, National Barrel Horse Association, Washington Pygmy Goat Association.  Her community involvement activities include the Stanwood/Camano Community Fair, Bark/Relay for Life, Wounded Warrior Project & as a Therapeutic riding volunteer.

 

 

Amanda S., Patient Services Coordinator

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Cheri has been working in the veterinary field for over 10 years at clinics in Anacortes, Smokey Point (our sister clinic - Advanced Care Animal Clinic) and now here.  Growing up, Cheri has always had a passion for animals and what she loves most is seeing rescue animals blossom in their new families.

 

Outside of work Cheri prefers to be, well, outside!!! An avid fan of the water, Cheri loves to kayak with her dog 'Buddy'.  Other hobbies she has include camping, skiing, walks on the beach with the pups and fishing and whale watching in Alaska.  Cheri has two grown daughters and her fur family consists of 2 Dachshunds (Buddy & Cocoa) & four cats (Pickles, Ezzie, Boo & Wally).

 

We are so excited Cheri joined the team over a year ago now.

Amanda loves all the various aspects of veterinary medicine and strives to help those without a voice.  Amanda has previous experience working with non-profit animal rescues and has helped the community by returning lost pets to their homes or finding forever-homes for those animals in need.  

 

A busy mom, Amanda loves spending time with her family cooking, playing and exploring her creative side.  Recently she has become a grill master making delicious BBQ ribs.  Other hobbies include reading, swimming and arts & crafts.

 

She has a pug (Bernie Mac!!!) and Finley (AKA Kiki) a 10 year old Calico.