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Doctors


dm.JPGDr. Dick Maier , DVM

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.



cr.JPGDr. Courtney Redding , DVM

Dr. Courtney Redding joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in January 2001.  She 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.  Before joining Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Redding worked at Bethel Animal Hospital in Port Orchard, Washington.

Dr. Redding is married with two young daughters and currently works part time so she can be home with her girls.  When she's not at work, Dr. Redding loves spending time with her family, working out at the gym, swimming with the kids and playing with her three Springer Spaniels.  Dr. Redding is an avid runner and just completed her fourth half-marathon this April in Wenatchee.


jm.JPGDr. 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.

  


jb.JPGDr. 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.


Technician Staff

mg.JPGMelissa Garcia , Licensed Veterinary Technician

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.


mk.JPGMichelle Karstetter , Licensed Veterinary Technician

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.


ac.JPGAdrienne Hernandez, Licensed Veterinary Technician

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, Licensed Veterinary Technician

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.



Reception Staff

jg.JPGJennifer Gray

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.

 


gb.JPGGail Brightbill , 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 Practice 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, 3 Pembroke Welsh Corgis- Ashton, Alphonse, and Pinoko and a three-legged tabby cat named Jet. 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.






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Heather Struebing

Heather was raised in California and grew up doing wildlife rehabilitation with her parents. She joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in January 2018. She has had numerous pets throughout the years ranging from the usual dogs, cats, and horses to the more unusual, reptiles and insects. She has 5 children who all share her passion for all animals and they currently have 1 torti/calico cat named Kitty Kitterson. In her spare time Heather enjoys painting, sewing, crafting and spending time with her family.


Nikki Winckler

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.


Veterinary Assistants

Hannah McNabb

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 is to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician.  She is obtained her Veterinary Technician Degree in 2018 and is currently studying to take the national exam to become licensed. 

Hannah and her husband have a son named Quinton (born in 2016), two Labrador Retrievers- Remi and Ruger, a cat named Oliver, and three horses-Henry, Jack, and Eastwood, along with a small but growing herd of cattle. They enjoy a lot of outdoor activities including camping, trail riding, and hunting.


Angela Kask

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 Brusewitz

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.


Chelsea Brown

Chelsea has lived in Moses Lake, Washington most of her life. She graduated from Warden High School and then attended Eastern Washington University and earned her Bachelor's of Science. She joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic shortly after graduation at EWU in June 2016 and as been working as a veterinary assistant. She was recently accepted into Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in the Caribbean and she will be starting in January 2019. We will miss her and wish her the best on her new adventure!

Chelsea has a seal point, one-eyed cat named Jack. In her spare time she enjoys sports (basketball,volleyball, football and golf), reading, and binge watching movies on Netflix (Disney and Marvel).


Sarah Riojas

Sarah grew up in Moses Lake, Washington and graduated from Warden High School. She is currently attending Big Bend Community College and taking prerequisite classes. Her goal is to attend Yakima Valley Community College for their Veterinary Technology program. She joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in April 2018 as a veterinary assistant. 

Sarah has two cats named Jinxy and Tyrion and one dog named Yodi. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, going to concerts, dancing, spending time with family and she loves brightening people's day.


Hailey Wilson

Hailey is a senior at Moses Lake High School and is in the running start program. She will be graduating in Spring 2019 with her high school diploma and an AA degree. She is planning on continuing her education and majoring in Animal Science and working towards becoming a veterinarian. She started as a job shadowing in 2016 and in May 2018 was hired part time as a veterinary assistant.

In her spare time Hailey enjoys competing nationally in with her horse Missy in cow cutting events and is even highly ranked regionally and nationally! She is also in Honor Society and enjoys volunteering and traveling. Along with her horse Missy, she also has another horse named Dapple, and shares her home with a cat named Nana and 2 dogs- Sophia, a black lab and Bella, a mastiff mix.


Macey Radach


Lacey Gillmore

Lacey was raised on a small family ranch and grew up raising horses and cows. She has a passion for animals and would like to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in November 2018 as a veterinary assistant. 

She is engaged with 2 soon to be step children. She shares her home with 2 dogs-Bella and Jack, 2 cats-Tigger and Callie and has 2 horses, Star and Diamond. In her free time, Lacey enjoys playing guitar, singing, training horses, working on trucks with her fiance.


Stephanie Morales