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Meet Our Staff

Lisa Irwin

Patient Care Coordinator

Lisa began working for Desert Veterinary Clinic in October of 2009. She owns many pets including a St. Bernard, a boxer mix, a shepherd mix and several cats. Lisa loves all animals and enjoys her job very much!

Julie McClure

Patient Care Coordinator

Julie has been working in the veterinary field since 2009 and joined our team in October of 2011. Julie grew up on a ranch in Southern Oregon working with horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, llamas, stock dogs, cats, rats, mice, and hamsters. She loves all animals and currently has 2 dogs; a rescued road-side bargain lab mix named ""Max"" and a Mini Rat Terrier named ""Pepper"". Julie enjoys spending time with her kids and husband, as well as reading, cooking and participating in almost any kind of sport. Go Seahawks!!!!!

Rochele Landymore

Patient Care Representative

Rochele was born and raised in Arizona and moved to Washington in 2011. She recently graduated from Washington State University in May 2015 and prefers those AZ winters over the winters in Pullman. Rochele hopes to continue her education soon and dreams of becoming a veterinarian. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching movies with friends and family, and hanging out with her pups which consists of her “old man” Spike, a Boston Terrier, and her new baby Osira who is believed to be an Australian Shepherd mix.  

Laurie Salazar

Practice Manager

Laurie graduated from Fort Steilacoom Community College in 1982 with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology.  She started her career with Desert Veterinary Clinic in 1985 as a technician and transitioned into clinic management.  She enjoys trips to Priest Lake, crafts and her family which includes three adult children, 1 cat and 1 dog.

Jessica Callahan

Patient Care Coordinator/Assistant

Jessica has been around animals since she was born, and loves that she is surrounded by them on a daily basis. She began working for Desert Veterinary Clinic in January of 2014. She is going to school to become a chemical engineer, and hopes to use her degree towards the bettering of animals and peoples lives. She has a husband, two dogs, a Doberman named Ice, and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Nanashi, and two cats at home. In her spare time, Jessica competes in Obedience, Rally obedience and soon Agility trials as a part of the Columbia Basin Dog Training Club.

Amanda Holguin

Patient Care Coordinator/Assistant

Welcome!  Amanda is our newest staff member!  Amanda has been working in the veterinary field for 7 years.  Prior to working with animals she worked in the human emergency department for 6 years as a technician.  She has 2 young boys, 1 dog, 2 cats, 1 bearded dragon and 2 guinea pigs.  When she gets the chance she loves to travel with her kids, the beach is their favorite place to visit.   She enjoys watching her boys play sports (football, soccer and basketball.)  Her oldest son is involved in competitive shooting and she spends a lot of time on the shooting range.  When she has some free time she enjoys reading, cooking and baking. 

Janean Anderson

Veterinary Assistant

Janean recently moved here from the Virginia and North Carolina area. She has been working in the veterinary field for 15 years. She has a Japanese Chin named Hallie, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Link, 6 snakes and 6 tarantulas. She enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Caleb, reading, and traveling.

Kajsa Weaver

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Kajsa is our newest Licensed Veterinary Technician joining us in September 2015.  She was born and raised in Seattle and moved here in 2001.  She graduated from the University of Washington in 1993 and then went to Norway for 4 months.  It was then that she decided to become a veterinary technician and attended Pierce College in Tacoma where she graduated with her AA in Veterinary Technology in 1996.  In her free time, she enjoys riding horses, walking with her dogs and doing handicrafts during the colder months!   We are very happy to have Kajsa on our team of fantastic technicians!

Jodi Young

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Jodi was born and raised in the Tri-Cities.  She has been a licensed Veterinary Technician since 1999. She also worked as an assistant for 3 years prior to that.  Jodi joined the DVC team in November 2011.  Her favorite parts of the job are surgery and radiology.  In her off time, she enjoys camping, baking, (especially cupcakes) and being with her husband Jason and her two Boston Terrier kids, Vinnie and Stewie.

Gabi Vasques

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Gabi earned her Associates in Veterinary Technology with honors from Yakima Valley Community College in June 2008.  She has been a licensed Veterinary Technician at Desert Veterinary Clinic since she graduated. Her favorite things to do include attending Tri-City Americans hockey games, camping and spending time with family.  Gabi shares her home with a group of cats and a Pomeranian.  She has always loved animals and loves every aspect of her job.

Breanna Snyder

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Breanna began her career at Desert Veterinary Clinic in April of 2009. She received her license from Bel-Rea in Denver, Colorado in 2005. She is married and has 2 children.  Her furry family members include a lab mix, a chihuahua mix, 2 cats and many chickens!  Her hobbies include gardening, reading, camping and spending time with her family

Christy Sleater

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Christy is a licensed veterinary technician who graduated with her Associates of Science degree in Veterinary Technology from Colorado Mountain College in 1998.  She has lived in the Tri-Cities since 2009 and shares her home with her husband, daughter, 5 cats, 3 dogs, 5 ducks, 20 chickens, 3 bee hives and 1 horse!  If she isn't at work, she is off taking care of someone or something!