Our Team

The Kitsap Veterinary Hospital team

Our staff of expert veterinary doctors and skilled vet assistants and technicians are ready to help when your pet needs us. Contact us today to learn more.

Licensed Veterinary Technicians

Jennifer-deuer

Jennifer

Jennifer, a Wyoming native, has been a technician at Kitsap Veterinary Hospital since 1989 and a licensed Technician since 1994. Jen is our go-to-girl for surgery as she is exceptionally talented and experienced. Once a week, she arrives at work wearing scrubs and can be seen leaving the building in soccer gear- with a gleam in her eye. Her family enjoys a dedicated Mom and Wife who crafts in her spare time, her most recent interest is quilting. Her furry kids include two cats and three dogs.

Stephanie

Stephanie was born and raised in Connecticut. She joined us here at Kitsap Veterinary Hospital in 2014. She has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician since 2006 and has a great deal of passion for and experience in Emergency Medicine. She also enjoys working with reptiles. She enjoys photography, classic cars and hiking with her Great Dane Zeppelin.

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Ottessa

Ottessa is truly a wonder of industriousness. Not only has she been a full time, relied upon member of Kitsap Veterinary Hospital since 2008, she is a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant and has been a licensed veterinary technician since 2014. Ottessa has a great background as she previously worked at the Kitsap Humane Society and really enjoys educating people about how to improve their pet’s health. Her children; Brianna and Justice share their home with their three Akitas (Angel, Diesel and Nakita) and three cats (Gibbs, DiNozzo and Ziva).

Crystal

Crystal joined our team in 2015 and we have enjoyed having her here ever since. She has 1 dog (a yellow lab) and 3 cats. She enjoys yoga, bicycling and reading. She really enjoys emergency and critical care medicine. She has a passion for working with geriatric pets. She adopted a 10-year old cat from the Kitsap Humane Society and she is the love of Crystal’s life! Her dream is to one day work on managing compassion fatigue in veterinary staff.

Veterinary Assistants

Saleena

Saleena has been with us since 2015, and has been a fantastic addition to our team! She is a hard worker and puts 110% into every pet she treats! She has 2 cats: Chi and Yuki; and 2 dogs: Eddie the Magnificent and Princess Fiona. She enjoys videogames and coloring books. She has lived in Bremerton since she was 3 years old. She graduated from PIMA’s Veterinary Assistant program in 2015 and hopes to go back to school to get her certification as a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

Keshia

Keshia came to us in 2015 from the Kitsap Humane Society and we value her experience. She has 5 dogs, 2 cats and 1 horse. She loves to be outdoors! She enjoys camping, mudding (wrestling or 4-wheeling) and hanging out with her kids. She enjoys spending time with the patients here at KVH and really enjoys educating clients about the needs of their furry loved ones in an effort to enrich their relationship and help their pets live longer. Keshia is more than willing to go the extra mile for our clients in an effort to make their lives and the lives of their pets better. Her aspiration is to go to school to become a veterinarian and open a clinic for low income families only.

Lily

Lily started with us in 2015 and has been a ray of sunshine since day one! She has 2 horses: Sunny and Boulder; 3 cats: Poncho, Moemoe and fin; and 1 dog Charlie the Corgi. She enjoys horses, hiking, camping, snowboarding and wheeling. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is the yucky stuff, and making it all better! If she could be any animal in the world, she would be a cat…who doesn’t want to be a cat?! Her dream is to become a large animal veterinarian.

Stina

Stina came to us in 2016 after finishing her Bachelor Degree in Equestrian Sciences from Rocky Mountain College in Montana. She has 3 cats; Bug, Bear and Badger and enjoys reading, camping, gardening and spending time with her nieces and nephews. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is the specialty surgeries that we perform here. She figures she is probably one kitten away from being the Crazy Cat Lady, but it’s more like 4 away!

Receptionists

Amanda-verraes

Amanda

Amanda is our Lead Receptionist and has been with us since 2010. She has been a veterinary receptionist for over five years prior joining Kitsap Veterinary Hospital. Amanda has an amazing memory for people: their stories and names. We believe it is her deep sense of caring for people that bolsters this unique talent. You can always count on her for a smile and when she laughs- you want to laugh along with her. During her off time, she enjoys riding quads, and spending time with her daughter, family and friends. Although she emphatically maintains she is not a domestic goddess, she is often the one making sure everyone’s needs are met both clients and staff alike.

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Kathy

Kathy is truly a pillar at Kitsap Veterinary Hospital as she has been with us since 1999. Because she was born, raised and has lived in Port Orchard her whole life, you can always count on her to know you and your family, greeting you by name, making you feel welcome. She and her husband Lenn have raised two boys they are very proud of, “good kids”. In addition to enjoying a gentler hobby of cross-stitch, you can often find her at the ocean amongst the big kite flyers, or reading or watching “who done it” stories and camping with the family. Her humor and unexpected jokes have earned her the nickname of Trouble here at Kitsap Veterinary Hospital. With the kids grown, she and Lenn share their home with their springer spaniel, Delilah.

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Susan

Susan is originally from Florida. She has had a passion for animals every since her first puppy, Frisky. She takes great pride in the customer service she provides. She believes the pet’s best interest is always the number one priority and goes out of her way to make them feel welcomed along with their owners. She enjoys her free time with her husband and their dog Rascal. She has many interests such as photography, gardening, traveling, football, long walks, theater, cooking/baking, crafts, snowmobiling and keeping in touch with family and friends. Her smile and laugh are contagious! Her motto is “dance in life, enjoy it to the fullest”.

Cheyenne

Cheyenne joined Kitsap Veterinary Hospital in 2016. She shares her life with 2 camels, 4 horses, 2 dogs, 2 cats and 1 bird. She is very excited to have earned acceptance into a 2-week training with Monty Roberts in California. This is very prestigious as only 10 students are chosen and those are hand picked by Mr. Roberts (Horse Whisperer). She is one class away from finishing her Associate degree. Although accepted to Georgia State University’s Bachelor and Veterinary Medicine program (only 6-7 students accepted to the double program each year), she has chosen to put that on hold for now but is excited to reapply in the future. When she is finished with school she plans to have a Bachelor degree in criminal justice, a Bachelor degree in Business and a Doctorate in Exotic Veterinary Medicine. She is a girl who enjoys challenging herself but also enjoys down time riding horses, painting and enjoying music. She brings a smile with her each and every day and we are excited to see how she grows!

Accountant & Bookkeeper

Dianne-hutchins

Dianne

Dianne has been the financial manager at Kitsap Veterinary Hospital since 1992. Our clients do not always see her but she is most admired by the entire staff and is truly the unsung hero among us. Dianne has a keen mind for accounting and is as dependable as the day is long. She and her husband Steve own a non-emergent medical transportation company, which provides invaluable transport for those who seek medical care. They have two grown girls and enjoy travelling. Although born and raised a “farm girl” in Quincy, Washington, she claims not to have retained any of those skills. However, she does possess the skills of a “Soccer Fiend”, who is reported to be scary fast on the field and competed in the World Masters Soccer Competition in Italy in 2013.

Hospital Manager

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Shana

Shana has been in the veterinary field since 1996. She has been a receptionist, an assistant and became a licensed technician in 2002. Shana joined Kitsap Veterinary Hospital in 2013 as our hospital manager after completing her AA in Business Management. Previously she had completed an Associate degree in Veterinary Technology in 2002, and a Bachelor degree in Biology in 2000. Her two professional passions are customer service and veterinary medicine so an opportunity to combine the two was very exciting. Shana has been a happy, energetic and knowledgeable addition to the team. She enjoys reading, photography, singing, crafts and the outdoors. She shares her home with her 2 cats: Cobweb and Peasblossom.

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