Elizabeth Harmon, Lead LVT
Elizabeth is a Licensed Veterinary Technician from Port Angeles. She and her husband Emery said their vows in August of 2016. They recently bought their first home on the outskirts of town, where they will be surrounded by family. They plan on working on landscaping, put in a garden, and entertaining Elizabeth’s two adorable nephews and Emery’s fabulous niece and nephew!
Elizabeth is an amazing self-taught artist and loves to try various mediums; her favorite is stippling (using tiny dots to create images), but she also loves acrylic and sketching. The Harmons share their home with Floki, the Arkansas terrier mix and the 220 horses under the hood of Elizabeth’s beautiful Ford Mustang!
Kendra Hoffman, LVT
Kendra is a Licensed Veterinary Technician although it almost didn’t happen! The decision to go to Technical School was a very difficult one because it meant moving away from her friends, family, and significant other. Luckily, she was able to come home almost every weekend because she was terribly homesick at first and almost dropped out!!
Kendra’s decision to become a Technician comes from her belief that being able to help animals and assist in their care is a deep calling and one that she has been dedicated to since childhood. Her education at Pima Medical Institute was only the beginning. She continues to learn from the Doctors and staff and the pets themselves on a daily basis. “I thoroughly enjoy being around animals. They are heartwarming and always make me smile.”
Being a Technician means being able to seamlessly provide whatever role the Veterinarians needs in that moment. The flexibility of the job is part of what appeals to Kendra. “There is so much variety in my daily tasks that it makes me look forward to going to work each day.” This could mean dietary consulting (a special interest of hers) to being a Dental Hygienist.
Family is a priority to Kenda; she was born and raised right here on the Olympic Peninsula and she and her husband, Jason are surrounded by several generations of family. Kendra and her husband are the parents of a beautiful daughter, Rylie. The Hoffman’s Bulldog, Louie, is an important part of the Hoffman family. When she is not working, Kendra enjoys camping, hiking, and just being with her family. “We enjoy each others company, so it doesn’t really matter what we are doing,” she says.
Karalynn Adolphson, LVT
Karalynn and her husband, Eric, are the parents of two daughters, Jill and Amy. As a family, they run the E & K Cattle Company. Raising beef for show and sale, they also raise an assortment of poultry and bunnies. Karalynn is a steadfast supporter of 4-H and FFA. The family farm houses cattle, swine, bunnies and poultry for FFA students and 4-Her’s who are unable to keep livestock at their homes.
Karalynn’s family has lived in the Dungeness Valley for over 60 years. Her interest in vet medicine started at the tender age of five and she has volunteered and worked in animal related businesses most of her life. Karalynn attended Washington State University and worked toward an Animal Science Degree. Life pulled her back to the Peninsula, but her interest in Veterinary Medicine did not falter.
The family is watched over by a Border Collie mix named Kit whose motto is: “Look busy!” Peaches the Chihuahua makes sure you don’t arrive unannounced and Skittles, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is the happy-go-lucky greeter. Cats Cheeto, White Socks, and Patches patrol the farm and kittens Fava, Bean and Peggy (a three-legger) are the house Princesses.
Hailee Harrington, LVT
Hailee is a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She was drawn to veterinary medicine after her six-year-old Border Collie, Worf, died from squamous cell carcinoma. She needed a much better understanding of what happened to him. She registered for classes on-line and secured a position as a veterinary assistant. After five years she was finally eligible to challenge the Veterinary Technician’s National Exam, which she passed and earned her Veterinary Technicians License. “I still do not understand the vile disease of cancer,” she says, “but I now feel confident that I did everything I could for my dying pet.”
Hailee is very proud to be a life-long Seahawks Fan. “I was cheering them on when Warren Moon was their quarterback and have continued to support them through good and bad seasons. Go Hawks!!!” Her co-workers will attest to the joy that Hailee felt when the Hawks won the Superbowl!!!!
Hailee loves Veterinary Medicine but considers her marriage and family her greatest achievement. “I am blessed to have a job I love, to live in the most beautiful place on Earth, and to be surrounded by family that loves and supports me.”
Hailee is a Pacific Northwest native born and raised in Oregon. She moved to Washington state where she met her husband, Greg. They have three grown sons, three daughters-in-law, and six grandchildren. Still in the home is 12-year-old Border Collie, Maggie, who is very fond of her safe zone, the family coat closet. She is at her happiest when the Seahawks make a touchdown; she grabs up her green and blue, fuzzy Seahawks football and squeaks it like the #1 fan she is!
Courtney Van Rossen, BS,AS, Assistant
Courtney has lived on the Olympic Peninsula for her entire life. With deep roots on our Peninsula, the family’s name has been synonymous with draft horse and conventional logging, cattle production, and dairy farming for over 80 years. Courtney grew up around animals and was seriously involved with her high school’s FFA club.
A 2011 graduate of our own Washington State University (GO COUGS), Courtney earned a Bachelor of Science Degree. Her degree is in Animal Science, Production Management with an emphasis on reproduction and nutrition in large animals. She continues to make use of her training, working on her family’s cattle farm, Breithaupt Cattle Co, and helping out with the local FFA & 4H. At Blue Mountain Animal Clinic, Courtney’s excellent veterinary nursing skills shine and her team spirit plus sparkling personality are an integral part of our crew.
Courtney and her husband, Brian, are raising their daughter, Bristol, and newborn son, Luke, in Agnew. They share their home with Cowboy, a Chihuahua and two Humane Society cats, Dan Wesson and Liberty Belle.
Claire Woolf, Assistant
Claire is a Sequim High School graduate and studied at WSU before moving to pursue a career in Kentucky by studying Equine Rehabilitation. Life brought her back to the peninsula where she met the love of her life, Brad. No stranger to vet medicine, Claire has been in the field for several years and agreed to come share her knowledge, skills, and great smile with us and our clients.
Claire and her husband have a joyful little girl who is the apple of their eyes!
The family share their home with a boss cat named Ellie and a Black Labrador puppy named Penny.
Tenille Tosland, AA
Tenille is a Peninsula native. She is a graduate of Sequim High School and Whatcom Community College. She intends to continue her veterinary education in the future.
Tenille and her family share their home with a fluffy, tabby cat named Tundra and a Lab mix named Teva. A goat enthusiast, Tenille showed goats in 4H for over 10 years. Her two Pygmy goats, Tia and Trinity are beloved pets and continue to bring cheer and joy to Tenille’s barnyard.
An avid soccer player, Tenille started her own team and is now joined on the field by Dr. Brian and Technician, Elizabeth in the Port Angeles Adult Soccer League games!
Ashly Dotson, Lead Receptionist
Ashly joined our reception team and has brought a wealth of skill, a fresh face, and a dazzling smile to the front desk. A native of the Pacific Northwest, she returned to the land she loves with her soul-mate Brian after seeing what life was like on the “other side”.
Ashly has a seriously green thumb and enjoys growing things of all shapes and sizes. Trees, shrubs, blooms, and other foliage thrive under her tender care.
Ashly and Brian have a beautiful baby girl who has already showed her parents that she shares their wonderful sense of humor. Nothing makes their day more happy than when that baby giggles, chuckles, and belly-laughs which she does with splendid regularity!
Sharing their new home are the three family pooches, Aimi the Pom, Yoshi the singing Terrier and Murphy, the Cocker Mix.
Marion Wagner, Assistant
Marion has been working in veterinary medicine for some time. She is studying to take the test to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She never misses the opportunity to learn, even if it means using her free time to do so.
Marion is an extremely active cat advocate. She has been instrumental in the local Trap, Neuter, Return Program. She has been single-highhandedly responsible for reducing the feral cat populations in many areas around the Peninsula. If a cat is proving difficult to trap, she keeps building new ones until she creates the one that does the trick! She further volunteers for Spay to Save in an effort to protect the lives of the remaining cats.
A former airplane mechanic and firefighter, Marion shares with us a wealth of life-experience. Marion and her husband Lee share their home with several cats and MANY foster kittens!
Candy Kirk, Reception
Bio coming soon.
Makielah VanderVelde, Kennel Assistant
Makielah recently joined our team and a kennel assistant and all-around helper. She loves her new environment and is looking forward to developing skills to continue helping pets and people.
Makielah is a Sequim High School graduate and loves hiking, watching movies, and hanging out with friends.
Finnius Alexander was left at the Humane Society with a compound fracture that had been untreated for more than a week. He is now happily three-legged and makes mad dashes into treatment where is escorted out! When he isn’t running the doctors’ offices and overseeing chart management, he is busily trying to break into the food room.