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.


Veterinary Assistant

Janean moved here from the Virginia and North Carolina area and has worked in the veterinary field for 20 years.  She is owned by a Japanese Chin, "Hallie", a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named, "Luke", a Chihuahua mix named, "Poncho" and a special needs cat named, "Nero".  She enjoys working with exotics, spending time with her new husband, Caleb, and crafting.


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.


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.


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!  


Licensed Veterinary Technician

After a few years of soul-searching her way through school, 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, an ornery cat, a goofy mutt of a dog, and a geriatric guinea pig.


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