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 Veterinary Assistants 

Co-Lead - DJ

While you may have heard of crazy cat ladies, D.J. can accurately be described as a crazy monitor lizard guy. D.J. is an Idaho native who developed a love of animals at a young age living on a ranch. As long as he can remember he has tried to catch and keep everything that creeps or crawls, and now has a sizable reptile collection in addition to his three dogs. About half of his many pets are rescues, and he is passionate about ensuring every critter under his roof is properly cared for and loved. In addition to reptile husbandry, D.J.'s hobbies include camping, 3D modeling and animation, martial arts and cooking for his wife.
DJ
Co-Lead - Sierra

Sierra is from Grand Junction, CO and recently moved to Pullman with her significant other while he attends law school. She has been working in the veterinary field for the last five years, has a strong passion for the profession, and is pursuing admission into the veterinary college at WSU. Sierra loves working with animals and hopes to one day work with exotics. She also loves being in nature and hiking. Although she does not currently have any pets due to previous housing not allowing for it, she hopes to have some in the near future! Her love for animals has been a part of her life since a very young child, and she is incredibly happy to be continuing her work with them at Alpine Animal Hospital.
Sierra
Matt

Matt recently moved from his hometown of Springfield, MO to Pullman. He plans on applying to WSU to pursue a bachelor's in Zoology with a minor in Animal Science. From there, his goals include veterinary school and becoming a vet! When Covid shutdowns began, Matt decided he would start looking for a field to build a career in. He applied for a CSR/reception position at a veterinary hospital in Springfield. He then transitioned to being a veterinary technician and that's when he truly found an undiscovered passion for the field. Matt then made it his goal to save up enough to move across the country to pursue this passion, and now he's here! Matt has two pets - a Staffordshire/Border Collie mix named “Honey” and a cat named “Moonshine”. Previous pets include a quaker parrot, a corn snake, a leopard gecko, a bearded dragon, two goldfish, an emperor scorpion, and even a tarantula at one point. An aspect of veterinary medicine that Matt most enjoys is diagnostics - being presented with a problem and working closely with the doctors to come up with a solution. He also thoroughly enjoys meeting and building close relationships with clients and patients, seeing progress, and being there for them. He has an affinity for the scaly and the winged pets and plans on specializing in exotics care in school. In his spare time, Matt can be found hiking around Pullman with “Honey”, adding to his ever-growing vinyl collection, and spending time on his computer. Matt wants clients to know that he will always be there with a smile, a joke, a shoulder, or an ear.
Matt
Rebekkah (Bekkah)

Bekkah is originally from Spokane, WA and moved to Pullman to attend to WSU in 2011 where she studied psychology. Her first job was at a small veterinary practice and “no kill” animal shelter in Spokane where she worked throughout high school and college. In 2014, she was delighted to work as an instructional veterinary technician at WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine where her love for surgical procedures really began. Surgical procedures, and watching a pet improve after an operation, are her favorite aspects of veterinary medicine. In 2019, she adopted a Maltese named “Max”, who is a joy to have around and is always down for a good snuggle and treats. Outside of work, Bekkah enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, and reading. For the last several years she has also been a victim advocate for survivors of sexual violence which is something she is deeply passionate about. Although she most recently has worked in human healthcare, Bekkah missed her four-legged patients and is grateful to join the Alpine team!
Rebekkah (Bekkah)
Rebecca

Rebecca is from Jacksonville, Florida, and recently decided to trade the sunny beaches for something quieter. She found Veterinary Medicine after working as a farm hand on a small horse farm, and loves making life better for our furry friends. In her spare time, she loves hiking with her 5 year old rat terrier, Ranger, going fishing, or practicing historical fencing.
Rebecca
Edward

Edward was born and raised in Boulder City, Nevada. He moved to Pullman with his significant other while she is attending veterinary school at WSU. While veterinary medicine is still new to him, he hopes to also attend veterinary school at WSU so that he can someday take care of his favorite animals. Edward loves all animals, but he is madly in love with his two bunnies, “Ollie” and “Juneau”. He also just added a beautiful snowshoe cat named “Winifred” to his family. Edward’s favorite part of veterinary medicine is bringing a pet back to their owner and seeing both of their faces light up with happiness. Edward is excited to be able to join the Alpine team and looks forward to bringing joy to animals and their owners.
Edward
Reh

Reh was raised in Western Washington as an only child with no pets. That did not stop her from volunteering after school at the local animal humane society, however. After many years of persuading she finally got her first companion, a Shih Tzu/Yorkie “Hosier”. Reh later moved to the Palouse to continue her Bachelor of Science at Washington State University. Upon graduation she will move on to veterinary school, hopeful for admission to the veterinary college at WSU. Reh sees the world as a map to be explored and loves camping or hiking to connect with nature. She one day hopes the adventure will lead to volunteer work in Asia at Elephant Conservations to achieve her long-term goal of meeting and eventually working with her favorite species, elephants, along with many other exotic creatures. Reh is excited to join the Alpine team and looks forward to gaining useful skills that she will utilize throughout her entire career, wherever the adventure may take her.
Reh
Kyleigh

Kyleigh was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. She moved up to Moscow in 2019 to finish her degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine at the University of Idaho with plans to eventually attend vet school. She grew up having a variety of pets such as ferrets, snakes, rats, cats, dogs, and currently has a sweet cat named “Buster”. Kyleigh has a huge heart for all animals and has spent a lot of time in barns, labs, and farms working with sheep, pigs, cattle, and horses, but also enjoys working with small animals in a clinic. Veterinary medicine has always been a career path Kyleigh has wanted to follow given her background. Helping those who cannot always help themselves is what she loves most about veterinary medicine. On her days off Kyleigh enjoys hiking, camping, riding bikes, and getting some fresh air by the lake! Kyleigh knows how nervous animals can get when walking into a clinic, so she wants clients to know that she always does her best to make their pets feel safe and happy while spending time at the clinic!
Kyleigh
Kiely

Kiely recently moved from Hollister, CA to Moscow in order to Major in Pre-Vet and Minor in Pre-Health at University of Idaho to later apply for vet school. Her first dog, “Seven”, drew her into veterinary medicine and really got her love for animal care started. She worked at a local clinic through her final years of high school and community college where she was fortunate enough to work on dogs, cats, avians, and exotics. Currently, Kiely has one dog, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, named “Koa” that she loves to spend all of her time with. Outside of work and class, Kiely enjoys hiking and reading. Kiely is excited to join the Alpine family and looks forward to meeting everyone and their pets!
Kiely
Abby-Lyn

Abby-Lyn is originally from Vancouver, Washington, but spent most of her time in Bozeman, Montana. She has always had love and drive towards Veterinary Medicine. Currently a senior at WSU, Abby-Lyn plans to further her education in graduate school at Penn State. Her experiences with companion animal care started when she was younger working at a doggy day care for 2 1/2 years in high school and then training Guide Dogs for the Blind for 2 years. She has been working as a veterinary technician for a year and a half now and loving every second of it! Abby-Lyn has two amazing dogs - a Chihuahua and a German Shepherd. They enjoy cuddling while she does homework and enjoy the sun when it’s nice out. In her free time Abby-Lyn likes hiking, camping, and spending time with family and friends. She is so happy to be at Alpine Animal Hospital and cannot wait to meet all the clients and furry friends!
Abby-Lyn
Sierra

Sierra is from western Washington and moved to Pullman to pursue a degree in Pre-Veterinary/Animal Science with a minor in Psychology. After graduating this December, she plans to attend graduate school to pursue a DVM degree. She aspires to become a board-certified surgeon and work in emergency medicine. Before Alpine, Sierra attended veterinary assistant technical school and has worked as an assistant since 2017. Growing up, she was always around animals and wanted to care for them in any way possible. Sierra currently has a Great Dane puppy named “Pebbles”. What she loves most about veterinary medicine is solving a patient's problems based on symptoms & diagnostics, and advocating for those who are not able to advocate for themselves. When not in school or working, Sierra can be found outdoors with “Pebbles”, painting, and spending time with family or friends. She is very excited to be a part of the Alpine family and can't wait to meet the clients and their fur-babies!
Sierra
McKenna

McKenna is from Kent, Washington and is currently a pre-veterinary animal science student at WSU. She has been working in the veterinary field for the past 3 years as a veterinary assistant at her local humane society and is very passionate about animal welfare and behavior. She hopes to attend WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine in the future to pursue a career as a veterinarian. In her free time, McKenna enjoys being an officer in WSU’s Zoology Club and volunteering at Orphan Acres. McKenna loves to craft and bake, and is a pro at making DIY dog and cat toys! She currently doesn’t have any pets in Pullman, but she really misses her German Shepherd, “Kimi”, who is back home in Kent with her family. McKenna is very excited to be on the Alpine team and can’t wait to get to know everyone and their pets!
McKenna
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Alpine Animal Hospital
4853 SR 270
Pullman, WA 99163
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