Our animal hospital team in Port Orchard

Our Team

Kitsap Veterinary Hospital’s experienced support staff strive to provide personalized, compassionate care for our patients and clients alike.

Shana, Hospital Manager at Port Orchard Animal Hospital

Shana
Hospital Manager

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.

Dianne, Accountant & Bookkeeper at Port Orchard Animal Hospital

Dianne
Accountant & Bookkeeper

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.

Receptionists

Kathy

Kathy at Kitsap Veterinary Hospital.

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.

Leah

Leah at Kitsap Veterinary Hospital.

Leah joined us in 2016 and we have been thrilled to have her! Leah has 2 cats, Sadie and Zoe along with 1 dog, an English Bulldog/Schnauzer named Max. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is saving lives and she hopes to go to school to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Leah was adopted as a teenager and feels she can relate to what pets must feel when we adopt them! When not helping to save furry lives, Leah enjoys DIY projects, reading, hiking, sporting events and exploring.

Ryan

Leah at Kitsap Veterinary Hospital.

Ryan joined our team in 2016 and has been a great addition! She has 2 adorable cats named Nox and Hazel. Ryan enjoys reading, watching horror movies and going to used bookstores. She loves being able to help our clients better care for their fur-babies and she hopes to become a licensed veterinary technician!

Susan

Susan at Kitsap Veterinary Hospital.

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”.

Licensed Veterinary Technicians

Jennifer

Jennifer at Kitsap Veterinary Hospital.

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.

Lisa

lisa at Kitsap Veterinary Hospital.

Lisa joined us in 2017, she has 1 cat named Stewie enjoys photography, paddle boarding and roller skating. She enjoys using the things she has learned from the Fear-Free training she’s received to bring peace and comfort to her patients. She would like clients to know that she is very compassionate and works hard to bring comfort to each of the pets. She would like to pursue a specialty in behavior and training, possibly becoming a certified trainer.

Stephanie

Stephanie at Kitsap Veterinary Hospital.

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.

Veterinary Assistants

Alyson

Alyson at Kitsap Veterinary Hospital.

Alyson came to us as an extern from PIMA’s veterinary assistant program in 2016. She started full time with us in 2017 and we have been thrilled to have her! She has one dog, a German Shephard/Husky Mix named Bailey. She enjoys hiking, camping and pretty much anything outdoors. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is surgery. Her goal is to continue to further her veterinary education, possibly even to a license as an LVT or DVM.

Ashley

Ashley at Kitsap Veterinary Hospital.

Ashley came to Kitsap Veterinary Hospital in 2017. She has 2 dogs named Titus and Brigadier, she enjoys soccer, drawing and any outdoor activity. She enjoys veterinary medicine because she enjoys being able to help improve and maintain the health of her clients’ pets. She was privileged to do some dental research in Amsterdam (at their dental university) for 6 months and is excited to bring that knowledge to our clients. Ashley is pursuing her license as a Veterinary Technician.

Cassie

Courtney at Kitsap Veterinary Hospital.

Cassie joined our team in 2016 and we are thrilled to have her! She has one cat named Chanel, she enjoys sports and being with her friends. Her favorite part about veterinary medicine is that there is always something new and different coming through the door. She is hoping to go to school to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician!

Keshia

Keshia at Kitsap Veterinary Hospital.

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.

Saleena

Saleena at Kitsap Veterinary Hospital.

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.