Linsey SuttonDVMVeterinarian, Medical Director
Dr. Sutton graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a 5th generation Spokane native graduating from John R. Rogers High School. After graduating from high school she pursued her life long aspiration to become a Veterinarian. Dr. Sutton earned her Bachelors Degree in Zoology from Washington State University before attending veterinary school. After earning her DVM she worked briefly in Eagle Point, Oregon before realizing she wanted to come home. She returned to Spokane in early 2007 and has no plans to ever leave, “this is my home”. Dr. Sutton lives with her three young daughters, husband and large menagerie of animals. She stays busy outside of work wrangling her 3 chickens, 8 llamas, 4 miniature goats, 4 miniature horses, 2 dogs and 2 cats. “Being a veterinarian and having lots of animals and a family was what I aspired for as long as I can remember. I feel I’ve accomplished everything I set out to do and now it’s time to enjoy it” - Dr. Linsey Sutton
Arnora GriffithDVMAssociate Veterinarian
Dr. Griffith graduated from St. George's University. A Chicago native, she fell in love with eastern Washington while completing her clinical year at Washington State University. She chose to settle in Spokane with her husband David, two dogs Yalia and Kara, cat Tiffin, and many reptiles. When not practicing medicine Dr. Griffith enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being crafty around the house, and playing video games and RPGs. She also enjoys reading and the occasional hike into the beautiful outdoors.
Laura WojcikDVMAssociate Veterinarian
Dr. Wojcik graduated from Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine in Pomona, CA. She is originally from Pennsylvania and received a BS degree in Pre-Veterinary Sciences from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst before attending veterinary school. After graduating veterinary school Dr. Wojcik worked as a mixed animal veterinarian in Colville, WA. When not working she enjoys traveling, hiking, camping and spending time with her husband and two dogs Padfoot and Leonidas.
Alyssa NillesDVMAssociate Veterinarian
Dr. Nilles graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She earned her bachelor's degree in biology at Whitman College in Walla Walla prior to veterinary school. She grew up in eastern Washington and could not be more excited to come home to her family and hometown. In her free time she enjoys hiking and camping with her fiancé and dog Juniper, cuddling her cate Leia, scrapbooking and reading.
Katie OvinkDVMAssociate Veterinarian
Dr. Kathryn (Katie) Ovink grew up in Richland, WA with her parents and older sister. After high school, she enrolled at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, where she completed an undergraduate degree in Chemistry. During her time at Kalamazoo College, she participated in a vet-focused 7-month study abroad program in Australia. After receiving her BA, she took a year off and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area as a nanny for her niece as well as a pet wrangler at a swanky pet hotel. Katie then returned to Washington and got her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Washington State University. During her doctoral studies at WSU, she had the opportunity to travel to Nicaragua with World Vets to help with a spay/neuter clinic. After vet school, she moved to Spokane Valley to be with her now-husband, Ian. She has spent the last 9 years working as an associate veterinarian in Idaho. In her free time, Katie enjoys the outdoors, exercising, reading, traveling, and watching an assortment of silly reality TV (her favorite show is Survivor!) She lives with her husband Ian, Dexter (a terrier mix), and rescue cat Kiva. Katie enjoys the variety of cases that veterinary medicine brings, getting to work with clients to formulate care plans for their furry family members, and getting to watch her patients grow up, helping them through each stage of their life. Katie looks forward to bringing her knowledge and enthusiasm to a new community in her home state!
Robin WLVTLead Licensed Veterinary Technician
Robin started her career as a Veterinary Assistant in a mixed practice in 1996. She has worked in small animal practice since 2002 and obtained her LVT credential in 2015. Her passion is senior pets and dentistry. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding and hanging out with friends and family.
Kelsi ClemmerOffice Manager
My name is Kelsi Clemmer. I have lived in Spokane, WA for about 4 years. I moved here from Colorado and I love it! I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and plan on going back to school for veterinary medicine. I love to be outdoors hiking, playing tennis, swimming, and hanging out with friends. I love all animals and hopefully will someday work with big animals and wildlife. I got married to my husband Chuck in 2020 and we have a small chi/pom/yorkie mix named Leeloo who loves everyone and everything!
Kathy BLVTLicensed Veterinary Technician
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Ariel BLVTLicensed Veterinary Technician
I was born and raised in Spokane. I have previously lived in Texas, Colorado, and New Hampshire but I am home to stay for good! I love spending time with my 2 great danes: Erebus and Snowflake. I graduated technician school in 2016 in Colorado from the Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology. I enjoy reading, hiking, camping and paddle boarding.
Josh ReillyLVTLicensed Veterinary Technician
Hello! My name is Josh and I am a licensed veterinary technician at Union Animal Hospital. I moved to Spokane from Seattle about a year ago and am loving it here! As a kid I was voted 'Most Likely to Save the Endangered Tazmanian Devil from Extinction,' so I think it's safe to say that this line of work is my true calling.
When I'm not working with little critters, I enjoy traveling, video games, movies, hanging out with friends, and just about anything outdoors like hiking or fishing, especially when my little Italian Greyhuahua named Bug gets to tag along!
Sally MordenLVTLicensed Veterinary Technician
Sally graduated from Eastern Washington University with a BA in Management Information Systems. She has worked in the small animal veterinary field her whole career. She became a licensed veterinary technician in 1996. Sally and her husband Duane have a small acreage farm near Spangle. She has two dogs, two cats, two horses and three kids. Sally enjoys traveling, reading books, and helping her kids in their projects. She looks forward to helping you with your pets.
Chelsea OlsonLVTLicensed Veterinary Technician
Hi, my name is Chelsea Olson and I am excited to have joined Union Animal Hospital! I graduated with an Associates of Applied Science from Pima Medical Institution, Seattle in 2011. Then moved on to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. I have experience in shelter medicine, general practice, canine physical rehabilitation, urgent and emergency medicine as well as military support/travel prep for personally owned animals.
I am a mother to 2 amazing little boys. And, I'm married to a wonderful man that is Active Duty Air Force. We have lived a little bit of everywhere, but have called Spokane home since 2020. Our family works with rescue and foster a lot, so we always have new fur friends around the house. But our current resident pets are Diti (female, orange tabby), Tete (Male, Russian Tortoise), Tria (Female, Torti, tripod), Bolt (Male, Husky) and Ryno (Male Medium mixed breed). When I'm not working I enjoy bikejoring with Bolt, hiking/camping/exploring with the whole family, sewing/quilting, swimming and trick training with Bolt and Ryno.
Heather TClient Care Specialist
Heather has been with Union since October of 2021 and has been in the vet field for about 3 years. She has 2 dogs and one cat. Outside of work she likes to read, hike and go camping.
Kathryn HayekClient Care Specialist
I was born in Spokane and have lived between Washington and Montana growing up. I was in 4-H showing horses and sheep since I was 7 years old all through high school. I moved back to Washington May 2021 and started a new life with my 2 daughters. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love staying home and relaxing but I also enjoy camping and going to the lake. I love all animals but not a huge fan of spiders or snakes, but I do enjoy their beauty from afar. I love working in an environment that helps animals and also enjoy seeing puppies regularly.
Shannon SVeterinary Assistant
Shannon began her career in Veterinary Medicine at the age of 13 as a volunteer at a vet clinic. She was hired a year later and has been working in the field ever since. Aside from her work in general practice, Shannon has worked in holistic medicine, emergency medicine and critical care, non-profits, and has worked abroad in the jungles of Peru. At home Shannon has cats, dogs, and house rabbits. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, reading, cross stitch, baking, and is of the firm opinion that Star Trek is better than Star Wars.
Jessica LVeterinary Assistant
Jessica grew up in Shoreline WA where she enjoyed playing soccer and volleyball. She became a part of our team in 2018 after getting her bachelors in Animal Sciences/Animal Management from Washington State University. After graduating Jessica decided to make a home for herself in Spokane with her boyfriend Austin and their two cats Flicker and Stevie. In her spare time she enjoys going on hikes, taking photographs, being crafty and hanging around the house with her animals.
RayAnne MVeterinary Assistant
RayAnne has worked with our hospital since moving here in early 2018. She started working with dogs professionally at 18 and hasn't stopped since! She loves spending time with her husband, son, 2 dogs, 1 cat and her newest pet obsession, a Gargoyle morph Ball Python.
Allie PVeterinary Assistant
Hi! My name is Allie and I've lived in Spokane my whole life. I love the PNW and all the beautiful nature it has to offer, especially the mountains! I started working with animals while in high school volunteering at a local shelter and clinic. Since then, my love for animals has continued to grow and lead me to working at Union Animal Hospital! The most inspiring part of my job is being able to selflessly provide care to animals in need which I find to be very fulfilling! I have 4 cats and 1 dog at home who all love to snuggle! In my free time I enjoy watching horror movies, kickboxing and learning how to rock climb.
Josie TrosperVeterinary Assistant
Josie is a Pacific Northwest native and has been a Veterinary Assistant since 2016. She has extensive experience in all aspects of small animal shelter medicine. Josie has a special interest in animal behavior and dog training. Josie shares her home with her daughter, a German Shepherd named Echo and a Labrador Retriever named Max. In her free time Josie loves playing Dungeons and Dragons, art and playing outdoors.
Becca RessemanVeterinary Assistant
Becca Resseman is one of our veterinary assistants for our busy clinic. Becca takes pride in wanting to make sure every person and animal has an exceptional experience through dedicated care. Becca has always been a huge animal lover from small rodents to dogs weighing as much as a person. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends as well as her 'fur' babies. She enjoys exploring new areas especially if they are dog friendly. When she is not working at the clinic, she enjoys utilizing her real estate license and being able to help people find homes that would make any dog or cat smile. Becca is excited to continue to learn new things at the clinic and be able to continue her love for helping animals. Lastly GO COWBOYS! :)
Gray AmpostaKennel Assistant
My name is Gray and I was born in 1994 and I am the kennel assistant at Union Animal Hospital. I am originally from Southern California and moved to Spokane in late 2021. I absolutely love animals, with a special fondness for birds and hope to one day work in the field of nature conservation and habitat restoration. Being able to work around and with animals gives me a massive booster to my mood and morale. I love music and art and I play many instruments including but not limited to bass guitar, guitar, and key boards. I love to go out on the weekends to do nature photography and sometimes draw the animals I can get a good snap of. I'm usually working behind the scenes but if you see me, don't be afraid to say hello.
Rosalie BielenbergVeterinary Assistant
Hello! My name is Rosalie and I was born in Texas, raised in New Mexico, and moved to Spokane 3 years ago to pursue a BS in Biology and BA in Business Management.
I've had a deep love for animals my entire life and was always the kid bringing home more pets! This love led me to wanting a career path filled with them which I'm proud to be doing as part of the Union Animal Hospital team!
I'm a fur mama to my sweet girl Onyx who is a tiny 10-year-old yorkie with so much spunk she's hard to keep up with!
In my spare time I enjoy working on DIY/craft projects, rebuilding motorcycles, playing guitar, and spending time with my friends and family!
'Whatever makes your soul happy, do that.' - Rosalie
James BarrowVeterinary Assistant
James Pentlarge Barrow was born in Athens, GA at 11 am on a Saturday. James is the son of a Veterinary Ophthalmologist and spent the majority of his elementary years being dropped off by the bus at his mother's clinic. He shares life with his younger sister, who is currently becoming a DVM herself and will be working in this wonderful career field soon. James has spent a majority of his life working with the human side of healthcare, and is an experienced residential caregiver, and still works as a caregiver with people he has supported for years. He has shared life-long experiences with a huge variety of loved pets and companions, and lives in North Spokane with his partner in crime, Yasashi the crested gecko. He spends as much time possible with his dear friends/co-workers, and enjoys snowboarding, traveling, camping and going to music festivals. You will find James going as fast as he can on anything that slides/rolls, and in front of as many live performances available.
Chelsea GuajardoVeterinary Assistant
My name is Chelsea Guajardo and I have been in vet med for a little over one year! I was previously a vet assistant in Idaho and moved to Spokane in August of 2022. I am currently enrolled in a veterinary assistant program through Penn Foster and plan to eventually move onto vet school! In my free time I love to hike, play video games, do yoga and go to the gym. I have one cat, her name is Pumpkin and she is a sweet, orange tabby who loves to talk.