Meet The Veterinary Assistant Team
Since February 2021
Robyn was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She found her passion working with animals when she volunteered at Camp Easterseal in the riding program in middle school.
You will know Robyn is in the clinic when you hear her infectious cackle. She can sometimes be found singing to nervous animals to help them stay calm. Robyn enjoys being there to support families and their pets. She will laugh with you or cry with you, depending on the moment at hand. Her mission is to be an advocate for you and your pets and she is always happy to help.
Robyn is married to her best friend and is the mother of two children. She has one trouble making cat and enjoys raising pigs.
Since May 2021
Sarah started working in veterinary medicine as an assistant in 2007, after the birth of her daughter prompted a change from the corporate world. After working at a few local hospitals over the years, she is thrilled to have found the awesomeness of Willow Tree Animal Hospital. She loves utilizing the Fear Free approach and sees the importance of prioritizing the emotional health of patients. Sarah is now studying to become a licensed veterinary technician and plans to take the exam in the fall!
Sarah is known for dancing and singing for her teammates and she throws a mean Birthday Celebration for every staff member as our elected Birthday Ambassador.
When not working, Sarah enjoys riding her Andalusian horse Cody, gardening, exercising, hiking and anything outdoors. She lives with 2 Doberman (Boogie and Duckie), a border collie mix (Siggi), and an ancient deaf dachshund (Frank F. Urter), 2 barn kitties (who are the cuddliest and named Mickey and Minnie), and lots of chickens! The amazing humans in her life are her husband (who always tolerates her…"Oh hey honey can we foster <insert needy pet from rescue here>”) and the best teenage daughter (who is by far her biggest and best achievement in life)!
Since August 2021
Rena has been in the veterinary field for 16 years. She grew up in Gig Harbor and life has brought her family to several different places across the U.S. Most recently she lived in Las Vegas, where she spent 4 years working in a feline-only practice. This experience help to fuel her love of cats. She is passionate about helping families understand the sometimes complex relationship and needs of their feline companions. She understands that knowledge about feline-specific needs helps families better care for them and improve everyone's life!
Rena's furry family consists of 4 cats and one German Shepherd (all rescues). She is happy to call Willow Tree home and looks forward every day to the wonderful energy and care that comes from working here.
Since August 2021
Jessica is a Pacific Northwest native and soon to be South Kitsap High School graduate. She is currently enrolled in the Running Start program at Olympic College with a long term goal of becoming a traveling nurse in the human healthcare field.
Although this is her first job in a veterinary hospital, Jessica has learned quickly! She started out providing support to the surgery team and has recently moved to assisting in appointments as well.
Jessica has always had a love for animals. She began riding horses at 7 years old and now rides at a competitive level. In addition to her horse, she has 4 dogs and 1 cat at home.
Since December 2021
I am originally from Durango, Colorado. My heart has been in the veterinary field beginning with my first job in high school. I was fortunate to work in emergency medicine for the past eight years and I am happy to transition back to general practice at Willow Tree. Not only do I get to work when it is light out (or grey in PNW terms) but I love being able to experience wellness visits with healthy pets!
It makes me happy to be able to help provide the highest quality care for our patients in a compassionate and Fear Free environment. My mission is to protect the physical and emotional health of all pets I encounter while strengthening the human animal bond.
After a long day I go home to my human, Mitch. We are lucky to have two tripods; a Golden Retriever named Walter and a Dachshund/Lab mix named Bo. I don't know how to make pancakes. I love puzzles, my family, dry shampoo, and over watering my plants.
Since May 2022
Amanda grew up in Idaho and spent the majority of her childhood at her grandmother’s house learning about raising and caring for animals. She has been working with animals since she was a teenager. Her career in veterinary medicine began 5 years ago and she spent 3 of those years working in emergency specific care. She is passionate about End of Life care and making the hardest days as comfortable as can be for both pets and their families. But she will never turn down a chance to interact with puppies and kittens!
When she is not at work, she spends the majority of her time outdoors doing things such as hiking, camping, collecting rocks and crystals or just hanging out with her animals. She also loves rescue work and will jump at the opportunity to help an animal find their forever home. If it were up to her, she would be the forever home for every animal in need!
Amanda lives with her dogs, a cat, ferrets, a lizard, chickens, ducks and even goats! Together with her boyfriend, she is slowly building their dream homestead which will someday include cows!
Since May 2022
Sandra went to Washington State University and earned a Bachelors of Science. She then earned a Veterinary Technology Degree at Pierce College and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician.
Sandra worked in the Lakewood/Tacoma area for over 15 years as a veterinary technician. After some time off, Sandra was inspired to come back to the field following a really positive experience as a client at Willow Tree Animal Hospital. She particularly loved the Fear Free approach to care.
She loves empowering people with information and encouragement to help their pets enjoy life in the best way possible.
She is loved and saved by her 4 aging Italian Greyhounds (however, there have been many other breeds of dogs as well as cats in her life).
Since October 2022
Kaylene was born in Seattle but spent her childhood in a small town in Montana. In 2016, she moved back to Washington, and it has been her home ever since.
Kaylene has a passion for animals and has gained knowledge and skills throughout her career. She has completed an internship at West Sound Wildlife Shelter, worked as a kennel attendant at a local clinic, and has been a veterinary assistant for over four years. Kaylene is continuing to further her skills and is actively working to become Fear Free certified.
Kaylene shares her home with a handsome and sometimes mischievous tuxedo cat named Riley. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, video games, reading, and exploring Washington.
Since May 2022
Adrianna is a current community college student who recently graduated from South Kitsap High School in 2022.
Adrianna is learning all she can about the veterinary world. She has already taken classes in animal science, veterinary science and biology. Her goal is to transfer to Washington State University and ultimately become a wildlife veterinarian.
Adrianna has recently moved into the veterinary assistant role at WTAH. She is actively working to become Fear Free certified and strives to make sure all of our fur friends feel comfortable and safe here at the clinic.
In her free time, she loves time at home either reading a good book or watching a movie. Adrianna is a big Harry Potter fan (she is a Ravenclaw), a Marvel nerd (her favorite hero is Spider-Man), and she really enjoys music (the Ramones are her favorite band). She has a sweet German Shepherd, named Freya, who often gets mistaken for an overgrown corgi.