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Meet The Staff


  • Sara

    Sara started as a part-time kennel assistant in high school and has continued working with us after receiving her Animal Health Technician degree from Pierce College in 1999. She has the distinction of being our longest term employee! Her husband Dave enjoys the many culinary delights that Sara whips up and they both enjoy their motorcycle adventures. They share their home with two adopted cats; Rikki and Bobbie.

  • Jenny

    Jenny, a licensed technician, received her Animal Health Technician degree from Pierce College in 1993 and externed at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. She and her husband Michael enjoy living in Sumner with her two teenage sons, Riley and Matthew and their two cats, Ringo and Opie. Jen enjoys playing softball and keeps her technicians skills fierce by also working at a local emergency hospital.

  • Norine

    Norine started working at Twin Lakes since January 2000 and received her Veterinary Technician License in 2001. Originally from Oahu, Norine started as a technician in Hawaii. Norine likes working with older animals and can work with more difficult pets.

  • Etsuko

    Etsuko graduated from Pierce College with her Animal Health Technician degree in 2002 and worked at a hospital in Renton before coming to Twin Lakes in 2006. She lives in Seattle with her husband, her adorable daughter, and her handsome German Shepherd. Etsuko loves reading and walking/hiking with her dog!

  • Shirley

    Shirley has been with us since 2011, first as a kennel assistant, then as a receptionist, and now as a nurse! She graduated Pierce College in 2016, receiving her Veterinary Technician license. She has two cats named Tiny and Shadow and two Corgi mixes, Cash and Subaroo (Roo). In her free time you might find Shirley at the gym, out shopping for makeup, shooting a great photo, or riding dirt bikes with her fiance.

  • Janell

    Janell interned with our hospital Spring of 2014 and officially joined the team after receiving her Animal Health Technician degree from Pierce College. Before receiving her degree, Janell volunteered for several years at King County Animal Care and Control and still has a passion for working with homeless animals. A Washington native, Janell enjoys spending time outdoors, including camping with her family, running and hiking. She currently keeps company with her rescue dog Cody and corn snake Lacie.

  • Jamie

    Jamie joined TLVH in the fall of 2015. She started her career in the veterinary field in 2006 and has always had a passion for animals. Receiving her Veterinary Technician license in 2015, Jamie enjoys proactive education and wants to share this knowledge. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking, music, and reading.


  • Tracee

    Tracee has worked in the veterinary field since 1999. She has three cats at home, but loves on any animal she can get her hands on. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and going to Disneyland (but not always in that order). She loves working with animals and their human parents.

  • Char

    Char has been with us since 2008, first starting as a kennel assistant and now as a receptionist. Char graduated from UW Tacoma in June 2015 with a Bachelor degree in Psychology. She has 1 dog and 2 cats, some of which have been adopted from Twin Lakes as strays. Her hobbies include camping, riding dirt bikes and hanging out with her family and boyfriend.


  • Marlene

    Marlene started here in October 2015 and works as both an assistant and receptionist. She plans on attending Pierce College to obtain her veterinary technician license in the near future. She loves shopping and getting creative with makeup, watching crime/forensic and horror shows, and going to music festivals! Marlene also has an obsession with bulldogs and even has one of her own, along with three other beautiful dogs and two wonderful cats!

  • Hannah

    Hannah joined our staff in 2017 as an assistant. Originally from Portland, she loves going on long walks with her two dogs, camping, and going the gym. She also has three cats and a hamster named, Harry! She plans on going school to get her Veterinary Technician license in the near future.

  • Rhiannon

    Rhiannon started here in 2017. She is graduating this year from the University of Washington with a degree in Anthropology! She has 3 dogs, 2 cats, AND 2 snakes at home. She enjoys the outdoors and In her spare time, she loves to read and snap some great photos!