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 Veterinary Assistants 

Diana

Diana has been a part of the Alpine team since August 2016. She moved here from a brief stay in Yakima, but originated from Menifee, California. She has been working as a veterinary assistant and manager in small animal and equine clinics for many years with a break in between to be a stay at home mom. She has had many pets throughout her life, but currently only has a long haired kitty named Odysseus that she often shaves like a dinosaur. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her two children and husband who is currently attending WSU for his Chemical Engineering degree. She is an avid crocheter and sewer who plays guitar and watches a lot of football. GO PACK GO!! You can often she her with Dr. Merry on Cat's Night Out.
Diana
Celena

Celena grew up in Buckley, WA, and moved to the Palouse from Bonney Lake six years ago.  She has worked in the veterinary field for a little over three years, and started at Alpine in the fall of 2014 to continue her education and passion for veterinary medicine.  Celena owns one cat named “Maddie”, but would love to own a dog in the near future.  She enjoys hunting excursions with her dad and brothers every year.  During her free time, Celena enjoys spending time with family and friends, or catching up on her favorite shows.                                
Celena
Chris

Alpine Animal Hospital welcomed Chris in July 2015 when he moved to the Palouse from Florida. Chris grew up on a small farm in Ft. Lauderdale, and was around animals from a young age. His father was a dog trainer and his mother rescued and cared for wild and exotic animals. To continue his strong passion for animals, Chris attended the Sanford Brown Institute in Veterinary Technology and became a Certified Veterinary Technician. In many ways, Chris can be compared to a Labrador Retriever because he is extremely food motivated. Since moving to the Palouse, he has been enjoying long hikes and meeting new people.                               
 
Kim

Kim came to Moscow in 2013 to attend the University of Idaho where she obtained a B.S. in Animal Science with a Pre-Veterinary option. She came from a small farm in Kuna, Idaho where her family raises and shows Shropshire sheep. Growing up, she helped raise and care for numerous animals including; sheep, horses, cows, chickens, dogs, cats, reptiles, and exotic pets such as sugar gliders. Her long term goal is to become a large animal veterinarian. Right now, she is busy with her fiancé planning a wedding for November 2017. Together, Kim and Graham foster kittens for the Whitman County Humane Society. They have a heeler mix named “Dingo”, and a Siamese cat named “Ducky” who they love to take camping and on road trips.
Kim
Meg

Meg joined the Alpine team in August 2017. She moved to Pullman in the summer of 2016 in order for her husband to finish his degree from the University of Idaho. After working with animals in a variety of environments, she has decided to pursue a veterinary technician degree. Meg and her husband spend much of their time spoiling their 3 animals. They have a shepherd mix (“Remington”), an orange tabby cat (“Trigger”), and a bloodhound mix “(Benelli”). Outside of working, Meg enjoys being outdoors, watching football (Go Hawks!), and spending time with her family.
Rachael

Rachael was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She grew up with her parents, two sisters, and the family dogs, a golden retriever, a black Labrador, and a black Labrador/German Shepherd mix. Rachael is a WSU graduate with a B.S. in Animal Sciences. Rachael currently lives with her husband Preston and their flame point Siamese Wynter, whom they adopted from the Alpine two years ago. Rachael is cross trained to work in the boarding kennels, as a receptionist, and as a veterinary assistant, which allows her to help fill in when an extra hand is needed. When not at work, Rachael enjoys spending her weekends with her in-laws in Colfax, cozying up with a good book, or tackling a new baking project. Rachael's current interest is learning more about animal behavior, as she hopes to train Search and Rescue dogs someday. Rachael loves the color blue and hopes to travel to Europe and Australia some day.
Chantelle

Chantelle was born in Bombay, India and has had a lifelong love affair with the many wonderful species we share our planet with – scaly, furred, feathered and otherwise. As a young child in India, she spent the majority of her time caring for stray and orphaned cats, dogs, birds and rats, and rescuing reptiles (including by hatching gecko eggs beside the warmth of the refrigerator) and amphibians, both of which are often maligned due to cultural biases. When her family (human and non-human alike) moved to MA, she was excited to explore other realms of animal care, obtaining positions at the Museum of Science’s Live Animal Center and working as a camp counselor for Zoo Camp at Stone Zoo. When her family moved yet again to AZ, she found a place in wildlife rehabilitation, rescuing and caring for a variety of native Arizona wildlife, and working as a Jr. Keeper at the Reid Park Zoo. It was here that a passion for veterinary medicine was ignited, working alongside zoo veterinarians, particularly Dr. Jim Jarchow, a renowned reptile veterinarian, who encouraged her to attend veterinary school. Having been raised in a country where human and non-human animals alike die needless deaths from otherwise preventable diseases, ignited a passion for global health, infectious disease and healthcare disparities, leading her to WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health. Learning about the intricacies of the body, and how to help heal it has been one of the most awe-inspiring and humbling journeys she has ever undertaken, and truly, caring for patients is one of the greatest privileges imaginable. During her free time, Chantelle loves exploring this beautiful blue planet, both locally and globally, and getting to share space with its myriad incredible residents (and hopefully photograph them) through birding, herping, diving and the like. She is fascinated by the human-animal bond and the emotional lives of our fellow species and has the joy of sharing her life with three wonderful individuals: a ball python, “Apollo”, who has been her companion since college, a dog, “Luna”, and cat, “Maya”, both adopted during veterinary school.
Chantelle
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Phone: (509) 332-6575
Fax: (509) 334-4561
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AlpineAnimalHospital@frontier.com
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Mon 8am - 5:30pm
Tue 8am - 8pm
Wed - Fri  8am-5:30pm
Sat 8am - 4pm
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Alpine Animal Hospital
4853 SR 270
Pullman, WA 99163
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