Desert Veterinary Clinic
Providing Quality Pet Care
Call: (509) 946-4138

Meet Our Staff


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.


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.


Patient Care Coordinator, LVT

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!  


Licensed Veterinary Technician

After a few years of soul-searching her way through college, Lauri finally discovered her love of Veterinary Medicine. In August 2017 she graduated from Pierce College in busy Los Angeles with a degree in Veterinary Technology, then moved back home to slower-paced Richland.  She joined the Desert Veterinary team in March 2018 and has loved learning and growing here as a Veterinary Technician. She spends her free time hanging out with her husband, their freakishly adorable son, and her goofy mutt of a dog.



Patient Care Representative

Lisa has lived in the Northwest all her life and has been working in the veterinary field for 6 years.  She enjoys barrel racing and working on her hobby farm.  Lisa lives with her 4 dogs, 2 horses, 2 cats and her blended family.  



Licensed Veterinary Technician

I was born and raised in Sunnyside, WA. Married my husband in 2016 at only 19 years old!  I graduated Yakima Valley College in 2018 and found a passion in veterinary medicine. I am pictured with Taco and Tammy, my two favorite chihuahuas, and Pearl my dream Subaru. My husband and I love Disney movie nights cuddling with all our animals. We also have dedicated ourselves to helping and guiding students through youth ministry in the lower valley.


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