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Dr. Dick Maier , DVM
Dr. Dick Maier grew up in Yakima, Washington. He attended Washington State University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry in 1979. Dr. Maier returned to Washington State University in 1985 where he earned a masters degree in Animal Science in 1987 and graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991.
Dr. Maier practiced as a mixed animal veterinarian near Bozeman, Montana for a short period of time before returning to eastern Washington. After moving to Moses Lake, Washington in 1992 he opened Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in January of 1994. In the fall of 1999 construction was completed for the current location of Pioneer Veterinary Clinic.
Dr. Maier is married with three sons and has one granson. He enjoys gardening and hunting with his sons.
Dr. Courtney Redding , DVM
Dr. Courtney Redding joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in January 2001. She grew up in Purcellville, Virginia before moving to Rio Rancho, New Mexico where she attended high school. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland in 1990. She then attended Olympic College in Bremerton, Washington and the University of Washington to complete prerequisite courses before attending Washington State University where she earned her Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees in 1998. Before joining Pioneer Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Redding worked at Bethel Animal Hospital in Port Orchard, Washington.
Dr. Redding is married with two young daughters and currently works part time so she can be home with her girls. When she's not at work, Dr. Redding loves spending time with her family, working out at the gym, swimming with the kids and playing with her three Springer Spaniels. Dr. Redding is an avid runner and just completed her fourth half-marathon this April in Wenatchee.
Dr. Jesyka Morrison , DVM
Dr. Jesyka Morrison joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in 2006. She grew up on a wheat farm outside of small town Odessa, Washington. She received her Associate in Arts and Science degree at Big Bend Community College prior to attending Washington State University where she received her Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees.
Dr. Morrison is married and has three children. In her spare time she enjoys jogging, bicycling, gardening and spending time with her family.
Dr. Morrison enjoys every aspect of veterinary medicine, especially canine rehabilitation. She is certified through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI) and is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT). She recently became trained in acupuncture through IVAS and is now studying herbal therapy.
Dr. Jennifer Brown , DVM
Dr. Jennifer Brown has been at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic since 2008. She grew up in Moses Lake, Washington and received her Associate in Arts and Science degree from Big Bend Community College in 2002. Dr. Brown then attended Washington State University where she received her Bachelors degree in Veterinary Science and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. While at WSU she also received her certification from the Veterinary Business Management Association and was a member of Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society.
Dr. Brown enjoys working with dogs, cats, reptiles, birds and pocket pets. The best part of her job is giving pets a healthy, high quality life.
Dr. Brown is married and has two children. Her family also includes two high energy Boston Terriers and two very lazy cats. In her free time Dr. Brown enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, reading and jogging.
Melissa Garcia , Licensed Veterinary Technician
Melissa Garcia was born and raised in Spokane Valley, Washington. She moved to Moses Lake, Washington and joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in 1994 where she was employed as a receptionist/veterinary assistant. Melissa left Pioneer Veteinary Clinic for two years to attend Pierce College. She graduated in 1997 with an Associate of Veterinary Technology degree and returned to Pioneer Veterinary Clinic as a licensed veterinary technician.
Melissa has a Labrador Retriever and two cats. She enjoys photography, camping, hiking and spending time with her husband, son and two step daughters.
Michelle Karstetter , Licensed Veterinary Technician
Michelle Karstetter, born and raised on a dairy farm in Enumclaw, Washington, earned her Veterinary Technician degree at Pierce College. Though she graduated in 1991, Michelle is deeply committed to continuing education, attending many intensive veterinary medical courses each year.
Michelle has worked in both small and large animal clinics over the course of her career. Her area of specialty is small animal medicine, where she displays her passion for animals and the clients that bring them to our clinic.
Michelle and her husband Tom moved to Moses Lake in 1996. She took a few years off to start a family. Today they enjoy their four children and one dog. She is very involved in their activities outside of work, including all sports, dance, gymnastics, church, lots of homework and school activities. They also enjoy traveling, skiing, being outdoors and just spending time with each other.
In Michelle's spare time when she is not at work and not chasing kids, she loves to participate in triathlons, bike rides and running races.
She joined Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in 2003. Michelle was certified through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in January, 2011and is now a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant. She is looking forward to helping build a rehabilitation and conditioning program for our clinic.
Adrienne Culver , Licensed Veterinary Technician
Adrienne Culver was born and raised in Moses Lake, Washington. She graduated from Moses Lake High School in 2007 and then started working as a veterinary assistant at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic.
Adrienne continued to work as her school schedule allowed as she attended Big Bend Community College for a year and then Yakima Valley Community College for their two year Veterinary Technology program.
She graduated in June 2010 and is now back working full time.
Adrienne has one cat named Sarge and she enjoys watching movies, playing board games and hanging out with friends.
Jennifer was raised in Stratford, a small town outside of Moses Lake, Washington. She attended school in Wilson Creek, Washington and graduated from Wilson Creek High School.
Jennifer joined the Pioneer Veterinary Clinic team in March 2001.
She currently lives in Moses Lake with her two children, where they enjoy camping, fishing, swimming and spending time with friends and family.
Gail Brightbill , Certified Veterinary Assistant
Life long Moses Lake resident Gail Brightbill has been with Pioneer Veterinary Clinic since 1997. She earned her AA degree from Big Bend Community College in 1995 and is a graduate of AAHA and Cedar Valley College Veterinary Technology DE program. Gail is a Certified Veterinary Assistant who currently works as the clinic's Practice Manager. Though her focus in veterinary medicine has shifted from working directly with the animals to business management she finds her new career an integral portion of the veterinary team.
Gail shares her life with her loving husband John, a rescue dog named Brynner, Siamese cat named Ana Ng, orange tabby cat Harrison (adopted from the clinic), and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Ashton. As an active member of the Ephrata-Moses Lake Kennel Club she enjoys attending dog shows and watching her Corgi participate in Rally Obedience, Agility, and Herding. Gail is currently working towards getting Ashton registered as a Delta Society Therapy Dog.
Audra was born and raised in Ephrata, WA. She graduated from Ephrata High School in 1996. Her son Douglas was born in 1995.
Audra started working at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in May of 2012. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephew.
Audra has two cats Bella and Geico, a dog named Olive and a Russian tortoise named Titan.
Hannah was born and raised in Enumclaw, WA. She moved to Moses Lake in 2010 after getting her Associate in Arts degree from Green River Community College. Hannah was hired at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic in July 2012 as a Veterinary Assistant, but her goal is to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She is currently attending Penn Foster College online to obtain her Technician degree.
Hannah and her husband currently have two Labrador Retrievers, Remi and Ruger, a cat named Oliver, and three horses, Henry, Clyde and Eastwood. They enjoy a lot of outdoor activities including camping, trail riding, and hunting.
Amy was born and raised in Moses Lake, WA. She just spent the last two years living in Seattle, WA. She worked at a Veterinary Clinic in Seattle and wanted to continue her work with animals now that she is back in her home town. She enjoys spending time with her two grand-daughters and teaching them to love animals the way she does.
Paola grew up in Royal City, WA. She attended Royal High School where she graduated from in 2013. Paola began working at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic during that summer. She works full time and takes online classes through Big Bend Community College; to then transfer to Yakima Valley Community College. What she enjoys the most about working at Pioneer Veterinary Clinic is having to work with the staff as a team. Learning new things everyday is also a plus. During her free time Paola enjoys working outdoors on the farm with her father. Family time is quality time for Paola. Her family and her enjoy attending rodeos and horse back riding.