Meet our caring Administrative Staff
We are so fortunate to have a team of caring, friendly faces at our front desk
and supporting the clinic behind the scenes!
They truly keep our day flowing well and work hard to make
sure your visit is a great one.
Christie L. - Hospital Manager
After spending more than 11 years as the Hospital Administrator for a local 24-hour emergency and specialty practice, Christie joined Woodhaven in 2013. Having worked in the greater Seattle community for most of her veterinary career, Christie was aware of Woodhaven and its quality of medicine and was thrilled when this position became available, as serving the staff and the local community in what she loves to do.
In her spare time Christie enjoys spending time with her husband Kevin, pup Maple, cat Jasmine, Herbie the box turtle and a very spoiled colony of hermit crabs!
Kody M.- Client Service Manager
Kody was born and raised on the island of Guam, where her love of working animals began in their family owned and operated exotic animal & horse rescue. In the Marianas, she learned to work with many different animals, from tiny sugar gliders to tigers & bears, at the on-site veterinary facility. She was able to watch her first surgery on a lion at the age of 8 and never looked back!
She began working in Emergency and Specialty as well as zoo medicine prior to graduating high school, where her passion for the field intensified in not only patient care, but client service as well. Working in a variety of roles; from kennel, to surgery, administrative and more, Kody finally found herself at home at Woodhaven in 2018.
Outside of the clinic, Kody spends her time playing her instruments, gaming on her PC, traveling, and spending time with her partner and their pets (dogs, cats, chickens, fish!) at their home in Bothell.
Melissa M. - Client Service Shift Lead
Melissa joined WVC in 2019, after spending a number of years living in Florida and working as a veterinary assistant. She has a strong interest in medicine and business. You will see her splitting her time between the medical team and the front desk team, learning about all aspects of a veterinary clinic. When not at work she is usually studying and spending time with her family and fantastic pups!
Angie B. - Client Service
After working in other local veterinary practices, we were lucky enough to be able to hire Angie in September of 2007. Her attention to detail and love for pets is evident in her work at WVC. When Angie is not at WVC, she enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 active kiddos, refinishing furniture and discovering new breakfast spots.
Jodie L. - Client Service
After relocating to Washington from New York, Jodie joined Woodhaven in 2012. She brought with her experience from a busy veterinary practice in upstate New York. When Jodie is not at Woodhaven she enjoys cooking new dishes with her husband and daughter and taking their dog Milla to the dog park to run off some of her energy.
Kaytlynn P. - Client Service
Kaytlynn joined WVC in 2020, after honing her client service skills at another local practice. She was excited to join a larger practice and work in a bigger team. She is married and they have a cat named Sif, as in the wife of Thor.
Her favorite color is yellow (which matches her sunny personality!), and her interests include baking and watching true crime documentaries. If you ever ask her about anything true crime related, you'd be talking for hours. Growing up she have always had pets; from rats to hamsters, cats to dogs, she loved them all. She wants you to know she LOVES what she does in client service and is so happy she has found her forever career.
Kirk A. - Client Service
Kirk joined Woodhaven in 2015 after working at another general practice and a large 24-hour emergency/specialty hospital for 4 years. Prior to his veterinary experience, Kirk honed his service skills in the hotel industry. When not at Woodhaven Kirk enjoys baseball (Go M's!), sailing and spending time with his wife and their kitty, Bayla.
Naomi W. - Client Service
After working in the child care industry for more than 20 years, Naomi was seeking a new challenge and was very excited to join WVC in 2020. She looks forward to learning about veterinary medicine and seeing the pets on a daily basis. Outside of work she spends her time with a loving husband, daughter and pup!
Nelda Y. - Client Service
Nelda joined Woodhaven in 2018, after many years in banking and service industries. Her compassion and care for others drew her to veterinary medicine. She is enjoying getting to see Woodhaven from the "other side of the desk" and getting to know the wonderful clients and patients.
Safiyyah D. - Client Service
Safiyyah joined WVC in 2018, after spending numerous years serving clients and patients in other veterinary practices and in shelter environments. After moving to the local area and learning about the care Woodhaven has to offer, she was thrilled to join the team. In her off time she loves spending time with her husband and 2 kitties.