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.
Dr. Jessica Zimmerman, DVM- Relief Veterinarian
Bio coming soon!
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 graduated 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.
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 Garza, 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 Licensed Veterinary Technician.
Alex married her husband in August 2020 and 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 fiancé 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.
Sara was born in Wenatchee, WA and raised in Quincy, WA. She moved to Soap Lake in 1998 and graduated from Soap Lake High School in 2004. Growing up she was involved in 4-H showing horses and pigs and was involved in many rodeo activities such as roping, pole bending, goat tying, barrel racing and steer riding. She was even named the Eastern Washington Jr Rodeo Association Queen! Sara joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in June 2020.
Sara and her husband Kevin, live in Soap Lake and have 3 children, Colton, Chloe and Brodie. She shares her home with 4 dogs, Diesel-a great dane, Dixie- a border collie, Winnie- a french bulldog and Frank- a french bulldog. In her spare time Sara enjoys outdoor activities like fishing and camping. She also enjoys crafting and going for drives.
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Connor was born in Moses Lake and recently moved back to be closer to family and to start a new chapter in his life. He joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in March 2021. He doesn't currently have any pets of his own but enjoys spending time and caring for his roommate’s dog Blitz- a german shepherd/doberman mix. In his free time Connor enjoys writing, gaming, programming, snowboarding, and discussing movies and philosophy.
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.
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 moved to an assistant position in February 2020.
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.
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.
Sammy was born and raised in Arlington, WA and she has been working in the veterinary field as an assistant since 2016. She moved to Moses Lake in November 2019 to be with her family. She is currently attending Penn Foster College online for their Veterinary Technician Program. Sammy joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in November 2019 as a veterinary assistant.
Sammy and her husband share their home with 2 pomeranians, Bear and Fiona. In her free time she enjoys exploring new places with her husband and pups, riding her motorcycle and playing video games.
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.
Jacob is a Moses Lake High School senior and is also in the Running Start Program. He is planning on transferring to a four year college in the fall of 2021. He has always loved working with animals and is planning on becoming a veterinarian. Jacob volunteered during the summer and joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic as a veterinary assistant in September 2020. He is actively involved in 4-H and has 1 dog and more than 30 sheep.
Soledad "Sol" De Los Santos
Sol was born and raised in Ephrata, Wa and then moved to Moses Lake in 2010. She graduated from Moses Lake High School in 2015. Sol joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic as a veterinary assistant in September 2020. She has a big heart for all animals and is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician Program.
Her love for animals continues at home as she has her own mini zoo! She has 4 dogs: Ame- a shih tzu/poodle mix, Cooper- a shi tzu, Bruno- a lab/poodle mix, and Hinata- a shih tzu/poodle mix, several exotics: Archie- ferret, Koda- ferret, Snickers- ferret, Lilly- guinea pig, Roxy- guinea pig, Goober-hamster, and Pascal-chameleon and 2 birds: Yoshi- conure, and Chloe- cockatoo. In her free time Sol enjoys playing video games and listening to music.
Tamara grew up in Ferndale, Wa and moved to Moses Lake in 2008. After graduating from Moses Lake High School she moved to Virginia and worked with horses at a trail riding barn for 3 years. In April 2020 she moved back to Moses Lake and joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in September 2020 as a veterinary assistant.
Tamara shares her home with 1 cat named Howard, 2 dogs, Gunner and Dexter and 1 pig named Remi. In her free time she enjoys riding horses, hiking and anything outdoors especially when she is with her family.
Tara was raised in Connell, Wa and grew up in the country with cattle. She always knew she wanted to work with animals. She graduated from WSU in 2015 with a degree in Animal Science and worked in the veterinary field for 1 and ½ years prior to joining Pioneer Veterinary Clinic as a veterinary assistant in January 2021.
Tara shares her home with 2 dogs: Baxter- a corgi and Breezy- a border collie/heeler mix. In her free time Tara enjoys traveling, hiking, fishing, hunting and watching WSU college football with her husband. Go Cougs!
Jennifer "Jenny" Villanueva
Bio coming soon!
Madelyn recently moved to Moses Lake from Tennessee. In Tennessee she worked as a Certified Dog Trainer (KPA-CTP). Her passion is providing education to dog owners to give them the ability to improve their human-dog relationship in the most ethical way possible. She joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in August 2021 as a veterinary assistant because she wanted to work with dogs in some way.
In her free time, Madelyn enjoys hiking with her boyfriend and her fur-kids, traveling, training dogs, and furthering her education in dog behavior and modern methods. Her goal is to become Fear Free Certified in both her dog training and in her veterinary assistant position. She shares her home with 2 dogs, Rocco- a pitbull mix and Loki- a yellow lab.
Giselle was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved around a lot until her family settled in Moses Lake. She graduated from Moses Lake High School in 2019. After graduating she attended Big Bend Community College to study Criminal Justice before deciding she was more interested in veterinary medicine. Giselle joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in October 2021 as a veterinary assistant. Her goal is to gain experience as she is interested in becoming a veterinary technician someday. Giselle has 1 cat named Jax and in her free time she enjoys going to the gym, hiking, dancing and drawing.