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James Little

1992-Medical Director/Veterinarian

James C. Little is from the Puget Sound area and graduated from the WSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. He has been practicing veterinary medicine in the Kitsap County area for over 23 years. Dr. Little began as a farm and small animal veterinarian switching to small animals and exotic pets after 6 years. He since has developed a special interest in exotic and fine detail/microsurgery.

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Janet Beagley

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Janet Beagley is originally from Michigan, having received her DVM from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 and completed an internship at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Prior to veterinary school, she worked with wild birds in Alaska and Mexico, and since graduation has enjoyed treating everything from rhinoceroses to tiny birds and reptiles. She has experience with small, large, and exotic animals and enjoys all the various aspects of veterinary medicine, including getting to know the pets and the people who love them.  Dr. Beagley loves the great outdoors and she and her husband and two small children are thrilled to finally be settling down in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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Irene Choi

Associate Veterinarian

Irene was born and raised in Vancouver, Washington and had her first experience in animal care as a volunteer at the Oregon Zoo. She attended the University of Washington in Seattle where she earned her bachelor's in Zoology while working as a docent at the Woodland Park Zoo.  Irene went on to attend The Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine located in Columbus, Ohio. After graduating in 2007, she returned to Washington State and began working in companion animal medicine in Yelm Washington. She has been working at All Creatures Animal Hospital since 2011. Irene has a special fondness for exotic animal medicine, and hopes to earn an ABVP-ECM (American Boarded Veterinary Practioner in Exotic Campanion Mammals) certification in the near future.

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Marissa Hewitt

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Marissa Hewitt primarily grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas. She moved to Montana in 2012 and received her bachelor’s degree from Carroll College where she studied biology and anthrozoology (the study of the human-animal bond) and spent some time fostering and training shelter dogs. She graduated from Oregon State University with her DVM in 2020 and is excited to settle down and start her career in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. In her spare time, Dr. Hewitt enjoys hiking, baking, and hanging out with her partner Matthew, dachshunds Bud and Oscar Meyer, and cat Biscuit.

Kathryn Krueger

Kathryn Krueger

Associate Veterinarian

 
Dr. Kathryn Krueger graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology before returning to the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine for her doctorate. She worked as a fisheries biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in the Bering Sea on commercial fishing and crab vessels as her first job out of college. She then went on to work with sea turtles, the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale, and various marine mammals from Costa Rica to New York City. Dr. Krueger has a special interest in treating exotic, wildlife, and emergency cases. On her time off you might find her cross country skiing, kayaking, hiking, camping, or organic gardening with her dog, Sven Lindgren, the standard poodle, in her backyard.

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Erik Walker

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Erik Walker grew up and attended school in Port Orchard Washington. He received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in 2018. While at WSU he also worked in a research lab studying how the herpes simplex virus enters the cell. His other research experiences were focused on animal behavior, specifically pigs and how best to enrich their environment.

Before going to WSU he had worked with a variety of animals but has always maintained a special interest in chickens and swine medicine. Dr. Walker is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys the many scenic views found throughout the Pacific Northwest. He is an avid gardener and shares his time with his cat Sophia and ferret Pascal. He is excited to be back in Port Orchard and to work with the variety of animals that call this area home.

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Michelle Zachry, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Michelle began her adventures in veterinary medicine in 1991 as an emergency veterinary assistant while on active duty as a linguist in the Air Force. She moved home to Southern California and became an emergency technician (unlicensed) until graduating with a Biology major and Zoology minor from California State Polytechnic, Pomona in 1998. She received a 4-year scholarship from the US Army Veterinary Corps to Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2002, and immediately going active duty for the Army Veterinary Corps until 2006. In the Army, Dr. Zachry worked a busy clinic, a stray facility, on-base stables, worked with Military Working Dogs and Cavalry Horses and Mules, and ensured a lot of public health. She has special interest emergency and critical care and feline geriatric medicine. She and her 9 cats are grateful to be living in the stunningly beautiful PNW. Together they love to organically garden, snuggle and watch (and chatter) at birds.

Amy Ward, CVPM

Amy Ward, CVPM

Hospital Director

 
Amy is originally from Kentucky and moved to Washington State in 1998. She has a Bachelor's of science in business administration and accounting.   Amy has worked for All Creatures Animal Hospital since May of 2003; she achieved Certified Veterinary Practice Manager Certification (CVPM) in October of 2011. "I truly enjoy interacting with both animals and their owners." Amy lives in Port Orchard with her husband, Mark, her dogs, Suki, Artie, and Gracie Mae, and their cats Rose and Cricket.

Dione B

Dione B

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Dione Black, LVT, graduated from Pierce College in June 2006. She has worked at All Creatures Animal Hospital since May 2006. Dione has several dogs, including a brindle Chinese Pug and a Mastiff. In addition to her beautiful dogs, she has several indoor cats as well as 3 cockatoos, a blue and gold macaw, an African Grey, a blue front Amazon, 5 Hermit Crabs and a Sulcata Tortoise. She chose to work as a Veterinary Technician because she loves all animals, especially exotics, and wants to help others care for their furry, scaly, and/or feathered family members as well as she does her own.

April B

April B

Licensed Veterinary Technician

April graduated tech school in June of 2004 and has worked at All Creatures since July of the same year. She has always had a love for animals and was finally able to become a technician after being a stay at home mom for 12 years. She has several pets of her own including guinea pigs, dogs, cats and horses. "Working at All Creatures is great. There is always something new to learn and the variety of animals that we treat make for an interesting work environment".

Nancy C

Nancy C

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Nancy has worked as a Licensed Veterinary Technician in the Key Peninsula area since 2001. She and her husband reside in Belfair with dogs, cats, parrots, fish, and chickens. She has a special interest in aviculture and enjoys organic gardening, knitting, and pottery.

Christine C

Christine C

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Chrissie started her career at All Creatures Animal Hospital in 2012. Originally from southern California, she's transplanted herself around the western side of the United States, finally settling in the Pacific Northwest, where she enjoys the dark rainy chill of the region.

Chrissie enjoys the dark side in other aspects of her life as well. She has a love of horror movies and "all things noir". When not working with patients of All Creatures she is most likely at home caring for her small herd which consists of 8 cats, 4 dogs, and a very active toddler. You can most likely find her out at the park chasing said active toddler, reading a book, playing a board game with family, or watching the latest terrifying movie to haunt the local theaters.

While at work Chrissie enjoys helping with emergency care, aiding in surgery, or cuddling the older, crustier feline patients for which she holds a special fondness. She looks forward to furthering her career as a veterinary technician with All Creatures and all the interesting, challenging cases it has to offer!

Jeff C

Jeff C

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Jeff joined the Staff at All Creatures Animal Hospital in July 2017. He has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician since 2001, after completing the Veterinary Technology Program at Mt. San Antonio College in southern California. For the last 12 years, he worked at a small three-doctor clinic in Tacoma. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Gig Harbor. If you don't find him at work, you'll likely find him coaching his sons during baseball or football season, or also volunteering with the local little league. Jeff is very excited about working with all the various species of exotic and domestic pets!

Brittany D

Brittany D

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Brittany joined All Creatures Animal Hospital in October of 2011. After graduating from WSU in 2010 with a BS in Zoology, she decided to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician and in 2013 she once again graduated, this time from Pierce College. She has 3 cats and 1 dog at home.

Kati D

Kati D

Licensed Veterinary Technician

 
Kati achieved her Veterinary Technician License through education and years of experiences. Her experiences have allowed her to work with such animals as tigers, lions, leopards, and jaguars. Kati has also worked with birds from around the world; Southern Ground Hornbills, MotMots, Snowy Owls, Andean Condors, Flamingos, and many more. Kati hopes someday to be able to be a part of a research team that works in the natural environment with the remaining tiger species.

Jennifer F

Jennifer F

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Jenn was born and raised in Bremerton. She has been working at All Creatures on and off since 1999. Jenn lives with her two sons, 16 and 14 years old, her boyfriend, and her 3 cats and 2 Labradoodles. Jenn obtained her Veterinary Technician License in 2008 by challenging the boards.

In her spare time she enjoys going to the movies, reading, going to the gym with her 14-year-old son, doing projects around her house she bought in 2011, and spending time with her boys and their activities. She is going to school to be a nurse.

Kaitlyn J

Kaitlyn J

Licensed Veterinary Technician

My name is Kaitlyn Jensen. I live in Gig Harbor, WA and have lived in the Puget Sound area for my entire life. I currently own 3 cats (Leilani, Kioni and Anastasia), 2 chinchillas (Loki and Little Icicle) and a Thoroughbred (Page's Own).

I have worked in the veterinary field since I was 16 years old and have always had a passion for working with and helping animals to the best of my ability. After graduating from my local community college, I made the decision to enter the Vet Tech program at Pierce College at the age of 18, and have enjoyed the life of an LVT ever since! I love my job here at All Creatures Animal Hospital as it provides me an incredibly unique opportunity to see and treat an incredibly wide range of rare and unusual species and breeds!

Outside of work, I love to spend time with my horse, Page, training in Dressage and giving lessons to young and new riders. Page is a little old these days to be jumping very much, but someday soon I hope to begin training in eventing!

MacKenzie K

MacKenzie K

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Kat joined All Creatures Animal Hospital in October 2014. She has always lived in the Puget Sound area. She received her Veterinary Technician Degree from Pierce College. Kat has always enjoyed caring for animals and lives with an array of pets, including: a sheltie (Kilian), two cats (Kamaria-a sphinx) and (Kraven-a Domestic long hair), a rat (Freya) and two corn snakes (Samson & Checkers). Kat enjoys spending time in nature and creating artwork, jewelry and organic natural body products like lip balms, lotions, body butters and more.

Alysia S

Alysia S

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Alysia joined All Creatures Animal hospital in 2013. After living in Texas for six years, she has returned to her home in the Pacific Northwest. She received her Veterinary Technician degree from Pierce College. She has a great love of all animals, especially cats. She enjoys the beach and photography in her spare time.

Charlene D

Charlene D

Veterinary Assistant

Charlene is originally from the east coast. She has lived in the great Northwest since 1981 and considers it her home. She shares her home with two seniors; Xena, a Nanday Conure who is almost 12 years old, and Shyanne, a long-haired cat who is 12 and a ½ years old. She enjoys working at All Creatures Animal Hospital because of the great variety of pets we see.

Kim G

Kim G

Veterinary Assistant

Kim has graduated from school with her veterinary technician degree and is awaiting the VTNE She lives with her 3 children, age 7, 4, and 2. She has two Pomeranians, 4 cats, and an old rabbit named Poppy.

Anastasia M

Anastasia M

Veterinary Assistant

Anastasia recently moved here from southeast George with her husband, Jacob, and their two dogs, Atlas and Luna, and two cats, Dipstick and Miss Kathey. She loves animals of all different sizes and enjoys finally getting to work at a hospital that sees such a wide variety on a daily basis. Some of her hobbies include drawing, playing the piano, hiking, horseback riding, and reading. She is looking forward to furthering her education in the veterinary field and getting her veterinary technician license.

Erika P

Erika P

Veterinary Assistant

Daniel S.

Daniel S.

Veterinary Assistant

Melissa W

Melissa W

Veterinary Assistant

Melissa grew up in Belfair and has never really left. She graduated from BYU-I with a Bachelor's of Animal Science and plans to attend veterinary school, hopefully Washington State University. She loves all animals and is very excited to work with exotics and regular pets. She has had many different cats, a few dogs, a few hamsters, and many fish as pets. One of her favorite hobbies is riding horses and hopes to own her own horse soon. Her other hobbies include reading and swimming.

Michelle B

Michelle B

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 workforce, 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.

Stacy J

Stacy J

Veterinary Receptionist

Stacy was born & raised in Kingston. She graduated from North Kitsap High and has spent most of her working life in the transportation and logistics field in Seattle and Portland. She is a life-long animal lover and has volunteered at several shelters. When she's not working, she enjoys spending time with her family (related and non-related). She also likes reading, cooking, baking, and family game nights & family movie nights. She's a firm believer that there is nothing that a good cup of coffee and good conversation can't fix.

Stacy joined the All Creatures team in June of 2018. She's the proud fur-mom to two dogs (Maggie & Finnegan) and three cats (Lulu, Alivia & Alistair). She can't wait to see all the different animals that come into All Creatures!!!

Maureen L

Maureen L

Veterinary Receptionist

Joined All Creatures in 2018.

Melissa R

Melissa R

Veterinary Receptionist

Stephanie R

Stephanie R

Veterinary Receptionist

2018

Sarah S

Sarah S

Veterinary Receptionist

2018

Zariah R

Zariah R

Kaitlyn Karcher

Kaitlyn Karcher

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Kari T

Kari T

Veterinary Receptionist

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