Dr. Dick Maier, DVM and Practice Owner
Dr. Dick Maier grew up in Yakima, Washington. He attended Washington State University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry in 1979. Dr. Maier returned to Washington State University in 1985 where he earned a masters degree in Animal Science in 1987 and graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. Dr. Maier practiced as a mixed animal veterinarian near Bozeman, Montana for a short period of time before returning to eastern Washington. After moving to Moses Lake, Washington in 1992 he opened Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in January of 1994. In the fall of 1999 construction was completed for the current location of Pioneer Veterinary Clinic.
Dr. Maier is married with three grown sons and has 2 grandsons and 3 granddaughters. In his free time he enjoys gardening and hunting with his sons.
Dr. Courtney Redding, DVM
Dr. Courtney Redding grew up in Purcellville, Virginia before moving to Rio Rancho, New Mexico where she attended high school. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland in 1990. She then attended Olympic College in Bremerton, Washington and the University of Washington to complete prerequisite courses before attending Washington State University where she earned her Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees in 1998. Dr. Redding worked at Bethel Animal Hospital in Port Orchard, Washington before joining Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in January 2001.
Dr. Redding is married with two daughters and currently works part time so she can be home with her girls. When she's not at work, she loves spending time with her family, working out at the gym, running obstacle course races and playing with her three Springer Spaniels.
Dr. Jesyka Morrison, DVM
Dr. Jesyka Morrison grew up on a wheat farm outside of small town Odessa, Washington. She received her Associate in Arts and Science degree at Big Bend Community College prior to attending Washington State University where she received her Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees. Dr. Morrison joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in 2006. She enjoys every aspect of veterinary medicine, especially canine rehabilitation. She is certified through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI) and is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) and she is also trained in acupuncture through IVAS.
Dr. Morrison is married and has four children, four dogs, four dwarf goats, four chickens and two cats. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, swimming, photography as a hobby and spending time with her family.
Dr. Jennifer Brown, DVM
Dr. Jennifer Brown was born and raised in Moses Lake, Washington and received her Associate in Arts and Science degree from Big Bend Community College. Dr. Brown then attended Washington State University where she received her Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Science and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Brown has been at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic since 2008 and enjoys working with dogs, cats, reptiles, birds and pocket pets. The best part of her job is giving pets a healthy, high quality life.
She is married to her husband Logan and they have two children. Her family also includes two high energy Boston Terriers, Kirby and Zoe and one lazy cat named Nala. In her free time Dr. Brown enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and reading.
Dr. Kryshelle Ballard, DVM
Dr. Kryshelle Ballard grew up in Salmon, Idaho. She received her Bachelor's in Animal and Veterinary Science from the University of Idaho in 2015. She then attended Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in March 2020. Dr. Ballard joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in July 2020 and she has a special interest in small animal surgery and emergency services. She is excited to begin helping your loved pets live healthier lives.
Dr. Ballard married her husband Cameron in 2019. They have a 6 year old son and just welcomed a baby girl to the family in May 2020. She also shares her home with 2 dogs, Apollo- a boxer and Alannah-a collie. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping, and fishing with the family.
Melissa Garcia, LVT
Melissa Garcia was born and raised in Spokane Valley, Washington. She moved to Moses Lake, Washington and joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in 1994 where she was employed as a receptionist/veterinary assistant. Melissa left Pioneer Veterinary Clinic for two years to attend Pierce College. She graduated in 1997 with an Associate of Veterinary Technology degree and returned to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic as a licensed veterinary technician.
Melissa has two chocolate Labrador Retrievers Sage and Lily who she breeds as a hobby. She also has a cat Cheeta, who runs the house. Her two step daughters have grown up and are out on their own and her son is graduating high school in 2019, which leaves her and her husband enjoying their free time in the great outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping and hiking with the dogs.
Michelle Karstetter, LVT
Michelle, born and raised on a dairy farm in Enumclaw, Washington, earned her Veterinary Technician degree at Pierce College. Though she graduated in 1991, Michelle is deeply committed to continuing education, attending many intensive veterinary medical courses each year. Michelle was certified through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in January 2011 and is now a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant. Michelle has worked in both small and large animal clinics over the course of her career. Her area of specialty is small animal medicine, where she displays her passion for animals and the clients that bring them to our clinic.
Michelle and her husband Tom moved to Moses Lake in 1996. She took a few years off to start a family. She joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in 2003. Today they enjoy their four children and three dogs. She is very involved in their activities outside of work, including all sports, church, lots of homework and school activities. They also enjoy traveling, skiing, being outdoors and just spending time with each other.
Adrienne Hernandez, LVT
Adrienne was born and raised in Moses Lake, Washington. She started volunteering at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic through the work based learning program at Moses Lake High School her senior year and after graduating in 2007 she started working as a veterinary assistant during the summer. She continued to work as her school schedule allowed as she attended Big Bend Community College for a year and then Yakima Valley Community College for their two year Veterinary Technology program. She graduated from YVCC with an Associate of Veterinary Technology degree in June 2010 and returned to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic as a licensed veterinary technician.
She married her husband Macario, in 2015 and they live with 2 cats named Sarge and Trooper. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, watching movies, playing board games and spending time with friends and family.
Yesica Torres, LVT
Yesica was born in Mexico and was raised in George, Washington and later moved to Royal City, Washington. She graduated Royal High School in 2013 and started volunteering and working as a veterinary assistant the summer of 2013. She attended Yakima Valley Community College for their two year Veterinary Technology program and worked during her summers off as an assistant, she graduated from YVCC with an Associate of Veterinary Technology degree in 2015 and returned to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic as a licensed veterinary technician. She has an interest in Canine Rehabilitation and is currently working on becoming certified through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute.
She lives with her husband and they have 2 dogs, Mysterio and Anubis and a cat Shakira. In her free time Yesica enjoys going to concerts, hiking, camping, 5K runs, and spending time with friends and family.
Hannah McNabb, LVT
Hannah was born and raised in Enumclaw, Washington. She moved to Moses Lake in 2010 after getting her Associate in Arts degree from Green River Community College. Hannah was hired at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in July 2012 as a veterinary assistant, but her goal was to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She just recently became a licensed Veterinary Technician after obtaining her degree through Penn Foster and taking the national exam in 2019.
Hannah and her husband have 2 sons Quinton (born in 2016) and Hank (born 2019). They also have two Labrador Retrievers- Remi and Ruger, a cat named Oliver, three horses-Henry, Jack, and Eastwood, two goats-Bert and Ernie, a few chickens, and a small but growing herd of cattle. They enjoy a lot of outdoor activities including camping, trail riding, and hunting.
Mary Lambert, LVT
Mary was raised in Moses Lake and graduated from Moses Lake Lake High School in 2005. She attended Yakima Valley Community College for their two-year Veterinary Technology program and she graduated from YVCC with an Associate of Veterinary Technology degree in 2007. Mary started working part-time at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic as a Licensed Veterinary Technician in June 2019. She shares her home with 2 cats-Callie and Daisy and 3 dogs Rowdy-a dachshund, Reba- a dachshund and Delilah-a Anatolian shepherd/ Border collie mix. In her free time Mary enjoys crafting and gardening.
Alex Solberg, LVT
Alex grew up in Bellingham, WA and graduated from Ferndale High School in 2011. She then attended WSU and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science in 2015. She started working in the veterinary field in 2016 and attended Bellingham Tech for their Veterinary Technology Program. She graduated with her Veterinary Technology degree in 2019. Alex joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in March 2020 as a Licenced Veterinary Technician.
Alex is engaged to her fiance and is planning on getting married in August 2020. She shares her home with 2 cats- Maia and Misty, both siamese flame points and also sisters! In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the movies, and being outdoors camping and fishing. She also enjoys indoor activities like cooking, knitting, puzzles, and anything Disney and the TV show FRIENDS.
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Jennifer was raised in Stratford, a small town outside of Moses Lake, Washington. She attended school in Wilson Creek, Washington and graduated from Wilson Creek High School. She grew up raising rabbits and sheep. Jennifer joined the Pioneer Veterinary Clinic team in March 2001.
She currently lives in Moses Lake with her fiance Brad and has 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren. Together they have their own mini farm with 4 chihuahuas- Rossi, Jackson, Bean and Rosie, 2 mixed breed dogs- Charlie and Sarge, 1 English Mastiff- Abbi, 5 mini horses- Ruger, Ranger, Maverick, Remi, and Trigger, 4 dwarf goats- Thelma, Louise Petunia, Bailey and lots and lots of chickens! In her spare time Jennifer enjoys sewing, crafting, watching Criminal Minds and spending time with friends and family.
Gail Brightbill, Business Manager and Certified Veterinary Assistant
Gail is a lifelong Moses Lake resident. She earned her AA degree from Big Bend Community College in 1995 and is a graduate of AAHA and Cedar Valley College Veterinary Technology DE program. She joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in August 1997 as a receptionist then as a Certified Veterinary Assistant. She now currently works as the clinic's Business Manager. Though her focus in veterinary medicine has shifted from working directly with the animals to business management she finds her new career an integral portion of the veterinary team.
Gail shares her life with her loving husband John, 2 Pembroke Welsh Corgis- Alphonse, and Pinoko and 2 three-legged tabby cats named Jet and Chandelle. She enjoys watching her corgis participate in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Herding, Coursing and Trick dog competitions. When not traveling with the corgis, she enjoys sharing pictures of them on Instagram (@corgiabana) going to Seattle Seahawks games, crafting, sewing and reading.
She was raised in Othello, Washington and graduated from Othello High School in 1995. After graduating high school, she joined the Navy and was active duty until 2001. After leaving the Navy, she went back to school and became a medical assistant and provided hospice care until joining Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in April 2018.
She has 2 children, a 19 year old son and a 13 year old daughter. Her family also includes a herd of rescued cats; Splotch, Creamsicle, Dreamsicle, Fudgesicle, Butters, Pumpkin, Gray. Nikki’s hobbies include reading, knitting, spending time with family and enjoying our summers swimming in our local lakes.
Katrina Shaw- Practice Manager
Katrina joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in August 2019. She shares her home with her “zoonation” which includes 4 dogs: Waffles Rene- a chihuahua & dachshund mix, Marcus Jeffrey- a terrier & chihuahua mix, Otto VonWeenie-a mini longhaired dachshund, Lola May-a shih tzu, maltese & poodle mix. 3 cats: F. Sinatra- a domestic short hair kitty, Han Solo- a domestic medium hair kitty, Anikan Skywalker-a domestic short hair kitty. 4 birds: Julius Kazar- a Green wing Macaw, Walter T- a Solomon Island eclectus parrot, Jenny- an Indian ringneck parakeet, Sherman- a Quaker (Monk) parrot. In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping and spending time with her animal clan. She is always smiling and sharing her jokes and laughter with everyone. Her goal is to always continue to learn and to be the kindness that she wants to see in the world.
Alexis “Alex” was born in Fresno, California, and moved to Moses Lake at a young age with his family. He graduated from Moses Lake High School and attended Big Bend Community College for two years, taking prerequisite classes for the nursing program. Alex joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in November 2019.
Alex shares his home with his boyfriend Nathan and they have 3 dogs: Indy-a shepherd mix, Thor-a dalmatian, and Cookie- a dachshund, and a whole room of reptiles including, Marley- a ball python, Bingo- a turtle and 4 geckos. In his free time, Alex enjoys painting with oil paints and baking all sorts of goodies, trying out both old recipes and new.
Yesenia was born in Los Angeles, CA and raised in Moses Lake, Wa. She graduated from Moses Lake High School and Big Bend Community College in 2017. She attended Central Washington University and studied Law and Justice and Sociology and graduated in 2019. She is currently in the process of starting her Master’s Degree. Yesenia joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in January 2020.
Yesenia shares her home with 2 dogs, Luna- a lab mix and Ace- a chihuahua mix. In her free time she loves camping, fishing, hiking and taking her Jeep off-roading. She also loves to cook, read mystery books and spend time with her family and friends.
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Angela was born in San Jose, California but moved to Moses Lake, Washington when she was 5 years old. She graduated from Moses Lake High School and attended AIU and earned a BA in Criminal Justice. Angela joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in October 2014 as a veterinary assistant.
She married her husband in 2013 and together they have one angel baby, Noah. She shares her home with 2 dogs Milo, a jack russell/chihuahua mix and Chloe, a mixed breed and 2 cats, Kitty and Aspen. In her spare time Angela enjoys reading, coloring, listening to music, watching movies, biking/hiking, working out (Ronin training) and spending time with family.
Tory grew up in Monroe, Washington and was very active in 4-H throughout high school. After graduating she moved to Ellensburg to study Law and Justice at Central Washington University. She moved to Moses Lake, Washington in 2012 and worked at Petco as a dog trainer until joining Pioneer Veterinary Clinic as a veterinary assistant in July 2017. Tory is very excited about her new career in veterinary field.
When she is not working she enjoys dog training, archery and exploring the great outdoors with her dogs Archer and Indy. They can most of the time be found at the lake or on a mountain trail. She also shares her home with a cat named Rambo, a rabbit named Sly and a corn snake.
Macey was born in Spokane, Washington and moved to Moses Lake in 2008. She attended Big Bend Community College and graduated with an AA in Arts and Science in 2017. She is currently attending WSU and pursuing a Bachelor’s in Biology with plans to apply to veterinary school. She joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic as a part time veterinary assistant in November 2018. Macey currently lives in Moses Lake with her husband and 2 dogs and a cat.
Stephanie is currently a freshman at Big Bend Community College and is planning on earning her associate's degree in science and transferring to WSU. She joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in November 2018 as a part time assistant, working as her school schedule allows. She can’t wait to learn new things and get to know her new co-workers. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys swimming, hiking and sleeping. She shares her home with a chocolate lab named Sissy.
Gabby was born and raised in Moses Lake. She graduated from Moses Lake High School in 2016 and graduated Big Bend Community College in 2018 with her Associates in Arts and Science. She is hoping to continue her schooling career in the near future. She joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic as a receptionist in May 2019 and recently moved to an assistant position.
Gabby and her husband Cody have been married 3 years and just welcomed their first child, Juliet, in February 2019. She also shares her home with 3 dogs, Diesel-a German shepherd/pit bull mix, Charlie- a poodle/wheaten terrier mix, and Ria- a chihuahua. In her free time Gabby enjoys going on walks, watching cooking/baking shows, sleeping and spending time with family.
Lilly was born in Yakima and raised in Ephrata, WA. She grew up raising and breeding rabbits and sheep and was involved in 4-H and FFA. She graduated from Ephrata High School in 2017 and she joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic as a veterinary assistant in August 2019.
Lilly shares her home with two Australian cattle dogs, DaisyMae and Merle, and a guinea pig named Pig. In her free time, she enjoys riding her LTR 450 Suzuki quad out at the dunes, going for hikes with her dogs, going camping, and taking her Toyota pickup into the mountains and playing in the snow and mud.
Megan is from New Hampshire and moved to Washington in May 2019. She started at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic as an assistant in September 2019. She has a 2-year-old son and shares her home with 2 dogs, Adalynn and Declynn. In her spare time, Megan enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors, camping, and hiking with her family.
Bethany was born and raised in Moses Lake. She will be graduating from both Moses Lake High School with honors and Big Bend Community College with her AA in Arts and Science in June 2020. Bethany began job shadowing at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in the summer of 2019 and was hired on as a part time veterinary assistant later that year.
Bethany shares her home with 3 cats: Bobby, Skinman and Pow Pow, a betta fish named Jonathan, a chocolate lab named Cheese and she recently added 2 bunnies to her family named Dutchess and Bubblegum. She doesn't have much free time in between work and school but she enjoys working out, especially running.
Breana was born and raised in Moses Lake and graduated from Big Bend Community College with her high school diploma in 2019. She joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic as a veterinary assistant in June 2020. Breana shares her home with her boyfriend, her son Cain, and a cat named Copen. She also has 2 horses- Wrangler and Diesel and a miniature pony named Pumpkin. In her free time, she participates in the Columbia Basin Barrel Club and in rodeos.
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