Our Veterinary Nurses
Angie just joined our team at Northwest in June of 2019 and recently graduated from an assistant program at Pima Medical Institute. Angie enjoys hiking, camping, swimming, stand up comedy and is a foodie. She has several pets including a pit bull, shih-poo, two cockatiels and a Tennessee walker.
Liz is our other Veterinary Assistant. She joined our team in 2015 and assists with outpatient procedures and examinations, submission and sample preparation for lab analysis and filling prescriptions. Liz has a variety of interests in veterinary medicine and can’t pick just one!!! She has worked with local 4-H groups and has also provided pet-sitter services for local people going out of town.
When not working, Elizabeth can usually be found riding her horse, being outdoors, hiking, enjoying water sports and camping and listening to music. She has a two pets – Sky (horse) & Milo (cat).
Liz decided to enter the veterinary profession because she enjoys helping people and being an advocate for animals. Few things give her more joy than the personal satisfaction of helping heal an injured or sick animal.
Flor graduated from Skagit Valley College in 2015 and has been a fabulous addition to our staff. In her spare time Flor enjoys acrylic painting, photography, arts & crafts and cooking. She has a Siberian Husky/MalamuteX named Aneka that LOVES going on hikes!!!
Flor decided to pursue a career as a veterinary assistant focusing on small animals and would also like to be involved with conservation work for threatened species.
Natalie has her Assistant Certification from NWCTA. Natalie is also a human nursing assistant, but prefers working with animals. She volunteers at Sarvey Wildlife center and enjoys exploring the beautiful PNW with her family, photography, and spending time with her pets Sophie May a rabbit and a beta fish named Butter.
Kayla grew up in Hawaii. She particularly enjoys the emergency side of veterinary medicine. Kayla enjoys riding horses and hiking and has a red heeler named Cassie.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Sarah graduated from Bellingham Technical School in 2015. Prior to joining Mount Vernon Veterinary Hospital, she gained experience working at a local veterinary clinic. She joined MVVH in May of 2018 as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. A favorite part of her position is working with clients on behavior cases.
Sarah also works with several local animal shelters and rescues. She almost always has a foster animal or two at home. She enjoys hiking with her dog Gryffindor and traveling.
Licensed Veterinary Technicians
Kendall is from Nashville Tennessee and moved to Washington in 2017. She relocated to follow her passion for caring for animals and to further her career. She owns several fur babies including one horse, two chinchillas, four dogs, two beta fish, and a guinea pig named Trident. Her dogs are her inspiration to help other pets. She got into the medical field to give back to animals and be their advocate.
Licensed Veterinary Technicians
Graduated from Bellingham Technical College and was a member of the Honors Society Phi Theta Kappa while in school. She is especially interested in exotic animals and small animal massage therapy. She enjoys traveling and going to music festivals and has a chihuahua named Rhea and a pitbull named Luna.
Lhanze is our first equine veterinary technician in history here at Northwest. Prior to joining our team she spent several years as an assistant trainer for hunter/jumper programs here in the Pacific Northwest. Lhanze enjoys retraining off the track thoroughbreds to jump in her off time. She has been involved in horses since the age of five, showing on the local hunter/jumper circuits. She runs her own equine agency business called Kohr Values Equine in her spare time.
The Office Staff
Director of Hospital Operations
Tami joined Mount Vernon Veterinary Hospital in April of 2018 and just recently accepted her role as Practice Manager for Northwest Vet. She now manages our three sister clinics, which includes Advanced Animal Care in Arlington. 2018 marks her sixteenth year of practice management in the veterinary industry. Tami is excited to be a part of the amazing and highly skilled teams at all three clinics. She also looks forward to building relationships with our wonderful clients.
Outside of work, Tami resides in Skagit County with her husband Ken. She loves spending time with her two adult children Madisen and Quinten. Tami’s weekends are often filled working with her daughter on their business, BITTERMILK STUDIO, a wearable art line. When not working, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and finding treasures at flea markets.
Her furry love is a rescue kitty named Oscar.
Office Manager & Patient Services Coordinator
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.
Patient Services Coordinator
Patient Services Coordinator
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.
Patient Services Coordinator
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.
Marchele was born and raised in the Northwest and has had a lifelong love of animals. For 13 years, she was a 4-H Leader in Snohomish County involved in multiple projects including teaching youth about the care and training their dogs. She is also a volunteer for the youth dog show at the Stanwood Camano Community Fair. Outside of work she enjoys training and trialing her dogs in companion events.
When not participating in dog activities, she enjoys working in her garden, camping, golf, and snowmobiling.
Marchele has two adult sons and two canine kids, Maya and Tinker.