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Veterinary Receptionist

Michelle Ballinger
Veterinary Receptionist

I was born and raised in Bremerton. I attended Clover Park Technical College and received my certificate of completion as a Health Unit Coordinator. I worked in "human" medicine for many years, at a local hospital, a home health agency, and finally a local health insurance company. I took quite a few years off, and stayed at home to raise my beautiful children. When thinking about re-entering the work force, I decided that a job in animal medicine would be an exciting switch for me. I have been at All Creatures Animal Hospital since 2011 and have loved every minute of it! In addition to our four awesome children and six grandchildren, my husband and I are parents to two amazing dogs, two Llamas and one proud peacock.

Bethany Carter
Veterinary Receptionist

I started working at All Creatures Animal Hospital in September of 2016. I was born and raised in Bremerton. I got married when I was 19 to my best friend he is military and we have not gotten the chance to leave our home town, nor do we know if we want to. I have been a CNA, Zamboni driver and Waitress, but I have always had a love for animals and I have had many different exotic pets. I love my opportunity to get to be around Veterinary medicine, even though I think I want to enter Human medicine. As of now I have 2 baby iguanas, a chinchilla, and a kitty. I am still waiting to go to school to see which career path I want to pursue.

Janessa Dowden
Veterinary Receptionist

Janessa was born and raised in the PNW for 18 years. She then spent 6 years in the California sun shortly after graduating High School in 2011 and recently moved back to Bremerton. She has worked with animals for over 5 years by being a veterinary receptionist, a pet sitter, and a manager/bather at a small grooming business. She has a soft spot in her heart for dog breeds that are misunderstood. In her spare time, Janessa loves playing the ukulele, baking treats, going on adventures, taking naps, and eating snacks. But mostly eating snacks.

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