Meet Our Team

  • Linsey Sutton
    DVM
    Veterinarian, Medical Director/Owner

    Dr. Sutton is a graduate of Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and a native of Spokane. She attended John R. Rogers High School and was a Spokane Lilac Festival Princess in her youth, an organization that she supports to this day. Following her high school graduation, she pursued her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. Dr. Sutton obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Zoology from Washington State University before embarking on her journey to achieve a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). Briefly practicing in Southern Oregon after earning her DVM, she quickly felt compelled to return to her roots here in Spokane. Dr. Sutton holds a deep passion for all aspects of veterinary medicine, with particular interests in preventative medicine, internal medicine, surgery, and animal behaviour, just to name a few. It remains a challenge to pick just one. She is dedicated to delivering comprehensive care to her patients and continuously enhancing her skills, including those related to practice ownership and management, a lifelong goal she has achieved. Alongside her husband, three busy daughters, and a diverse array of animals, Dr. Sutton resides in a bustling household. While she describes herself as a dedicated professional, prioritizing her team, patients, clients, and business, she also enjoys quality time with her family engaging in activities such as skiing, travelling, hiking, and tending to her assortment of llamas, goats, mini horses, cats, dogs, and guinea pigs, oh my. Always eager to expand her knowledge and skill set, Dr. Sutton is committed to continual growth and development both as a Veterinarian and as the sole owner of Union Animal Hospital.

  • Arnora Griffith
    DVM
    Associate 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.

  • Alyssa Nilles
    DVM
    Associate 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 Ovink
    DVM
    Associate 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 W
    LVT
    Lead 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 C
    Office Manager

    My name is Kelsi and I have lived in Spokane, WA for about 5 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! We also have a 5 month old chi/pom puppy named Korben and a tuxedo longhair cat named Stella who can be very sassy. 

  • Kathy B
    LVT
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    I have been in the veterinary field for about 11 years. I love gardening, being outside and hanging out with the family. 

  • Ariel B
    LVT
    Licensed 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 R
    LVT
    Licensed 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 M
    LVT
    Licensed 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 O
    LVT
    Licensed 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. 

  • Chad Philip, LVT
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    My name is Chad. I recently moved to Spokane Valley from Olympia.  I graduated from Pierce College Veterinary Technology program and have been a licensed Veterinary Technician for 9 years. I have four dogs, two cats, two lizards and a very noisy bird. I love to ride motorcycles, hike and fly fish in my spare time with my significant other of 15 years. 

  • Heather T
    Client 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 H
    Client 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. 

  • Sara B
    Client Care Specialist

    Hello my name is Sara. I have been working in the Veterinary field for 14 years. I have 2 dogs and 1 cat (who think's he's a dog). Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband, dogs, friends and family. I love the outdoors and having campfires.

  • Katie Jo Cannata
    Client Care Specialist

    My name is Katie Cannata. I am a Veterinary Receptionist. I have three cats Watson, Mana, Kai and a really obnoxious ferret named Rosie, she likes stealing shiny and or soft objects or hiding in shoes. In the past 5 years, I've been able to see some amazing animals. I have a passion for making the clients day just a little bit better, but on the side, I also enjoy baking and cooking. I look forward to meeting new clients and talking about your pet. 

  • Shannon S
    Veterinary 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 L
    Veterinary 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 M
    Veterinary 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 P
    Veterinary 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 T
    Veterinary 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 R
    Veterinary 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! :) 

  • Patty S
    Veterinary Assistant

    Hi everyone! My name is Patty and have been working here since 2022. I’m from Spokane but didn’t get into the animal care industry until a few years ago when I lived in Arizona. I started off working as a kennel assistant at an animal shelter. I did that for 2 years and then was asked to train on the job at the shelter’s spay/neuter and wellness clinic as an assistant. I did that for another year until I moved back home to the lovely PNW where I got a job at a general practice vet clinic that I was at for 4 years before coming to Union. In my spare time, I love reading books, watching movies, and going to my book club.

  • Marissa Pounds
    Veterinary Assistant

    Marissa was born and raised in Spokane, WA and graduated from Gonzaga University (GO ZAGS!) in 2023 with degrees in Biology and Chemistry. While she plans to eventually return to school and pursue her DVM, Marissa is excited to have to the opportunity to work at Union Animal Hospital with an amazing group of coworkers and exceptional clients! When she's not at the clinic, Marissa likes to spend time with her family and close friends, along with her dogs, cats, and a variety of reptiles and fish. She also enjoys gardening and loves to cook and try new recipes when she has the chance.

  • Angela Palomarez
    Veterinary Assistant

    Hi, my name is Angela and I was raised in Grandview, WA. I moved to the Spokane area in 2019 and so far I love it here. When I’m not working, in my spare time I enjoy reading, playing video games, and spending time with my fur babies. Tito and Bugs are my 2 dogs, and my cat’s name is Tomothy. I took a short break from veterinary medicine a couple of years ago, and realized my heart was never fully in it unless I was working with animals. So here I am! I’m extremely glad to be back, and excited to be at Union Animal Hospital.

  • Shaylee Haverfield
    Kennel Assistant

    I love animals and strive to make sure they are happy and healthy.

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Office Hours

We are CLOSED all MAJOR HOLIDAYS

Monday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonial

  • "We bring both our girls Ava and Nellie. Our latest visit was due to a limping issue after a visit to a dog park with Nellie (Greyhound and Healer mix). Staff was very kind and gentle with Nellie who is timid with strangers. In the end Nellie thanked both the vet and tech by licking their hands. Great team go see this vet office."
    Joy M.
  • "Dr. Sutton and the loving staff at Union Animal Hospital are amazing! They've taken wonderful care of my dog's since they were puppies. We've added 2 more dog's to our pack, a rescue and a re-home, after my Springer passed this spring. Dr. Sutton and here staff are so good with dog's they don't even mind going for their visits. Thanks Doc!"
    Mike P.
  • "Every visit has been wonderful. I feel like they pay attention to every detail and always ask if we have any more questions. I feel safe leaving my dogs in their care."
    Lisa S.
  • "Union Animal Hospital is the best place! The first time visit was great even during the Pandemic, the techs are wonderful and friendly. Best of all is that they are definitely affordable compared to the rest of the clinics in Spokane."
    Lori J.
  • "The most caring and compassionate animal hospital and veterinary clinic I've found in Spokane. Everyone is so nice and they are outstanding with my 11 year old Pomeranian. I've been searching for a while to find a new Veterinary clinic to take my Pomeranian. I'm so happy to have finally found a place with such caring people whom I can trust to care for my dog and give me all the information I need. They even gave me a print out estimate for everything. They are a bit more expensive than some other places I've researched but with the quality of care they give in my opinion it's well worth the few extra dollars. Thank you guys for treating us so well."
    Amber M.
  • "Our fist time having a pet emergency and Union Animal Hospital took us in right away and helped our Fur baby get better again. We won't go anywhere else, good prices and amazing staff, this is the spot if you care and love your animals take them here to be treated with the utmost respect and quality. LOTS IF LOVE TO YOU GUYS FOR BEING THERE FOR OUR FAMILY"
    Elizabeth R.
  • "Had a great first experience! Dr Sutton was great!"
    Debra R.