THIS IS OUR TEAM
We take great pride in the team we have at Pacific Northwest Veterinary Hospital! Our staff are some of the most caring, patient, gentle and knowledgeable professionals in the veterinary community. Every single one of our staff members are passionate about your pets health and genuinely love what we do.
We love our pets! As you get to know us, you'll find that a lot of that same love we have for our own pets is extended toward yours in our care and treatment. We know how stressful a visit to the vet can be, not just for our pets, but for ourselves as well. You can rest easy knowing that your pets are being treated with the love and care they deserve while they are in our hospital.
We promise not only to care for your pet with the utmost respect and passion, but to never stop furthering our own knowledge and growth as professionals to provide your and your pet with the best veterinary care available on the Olympic Peninsula. Know that while you are with us, your pet is in the best hands.
Dr. Allen started Pacific Northwest Veterinary Hospital in 1999. Dr. Allen is a 1991 graduate of UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She owned a practice in California where she worked with Guiding Eyes in addition to her mixed animal practice. In 1999 she moved to Sequim with her two children. With the help of local contractors, she remodeled the Pine Cupboard into the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Allen enjoys all aspects of general practice, but has recently integrated acupuncture into the services she offers.
Dr. Allen loves all the Pacific Northwest has to offer and enjoyed building her practice from the ground up, while at the same time raising her children. Now both pursuing their own careers in law enforcement and veterinary medicine, Dr. Allen’s empty nest is filled with spending time on her farm where she cares for her horses, dogs and cats. Dr. Allen is an avid equestrian and martial artist. She recently received her 4th Dan blackbelt in Taekwon Do.
June 2019 was Pacific Northwest’s 20 year anniversary and Dr. Allen is looking forward to another 20 years of service to the community.
Meet Kelley -
Kelley is the hospital administrator and one of our certified Veterinary Medication Clerks. She has been with the hospital for over five years.
At home, Kelley has two Great Danes, Lyric and Corbin, one cat, six Angora goats and one llama. Outside of work, Kelley enjoys doing anything with Lyric and Corbin. Together, Kelley and Lyric do nosework and they are often found at dog shows all over!
Kelley has worked at veterinary hospitals for over 27 years. She also has her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science (Pre Veterinary Program) from Colorado State University.
Meet Torrie -
Torrie is a veterinary assistant, the website and social media coordinator and one of our certified Veterinary Medication Clerks. She has been with the hospital for about 3 years.
Torrie was born and raised in Sequim and has always loved animals. She was active in 4-H and FFA throughout her childhood. At home, Torrie has four pittie mixes, two barn cats, pigs, ducks, quail and chickens. Torrie enjoys boating, kayaking, backpacking, hiking, riding her dirt bike and crocheting.
Torrie received her AA Degree with a major in Multimedia Communications from Whatcom Community College.
Meet Gabby -
Gabby is one of our veterinary assistants.
Gabby was born and raised in Port Angeles. She has five dogs, a Cocker Spaniel, a Border Collie mix and three Cavalier King Charles spaniels. Gabby enjoys going on walks and hikes, grooming, and snuggling with her dogs. Gabby has begun doing scentwork with her dogs and hope to someday take them to a scentwork trial. She also has a horse; a dapple gray, Arabian/Quarter Horse cross. She is a western pleasure horse, but has done gaming as well. Gabby plans to ride her dressage and to work cows with her too. Gabby's hobbies pretty much consist of spending time with her horse and dogs.
Gabby has worked with animals her whole life, she showed horses in 4-H for nine years. Other previous interests include playing violin.
Meet Brian -
Brian is one of our Veterinary Assistants.
He loves working with animals, whether it be bathing them, or assisting with treatments and procedures.
Brian has one kitty at home, with their own unique personality. Brian spends his off time on his computer and is the hospital's IT guy. Brain is interested in dental work and enjoy the various oral procedures that he assist with.
Meet Austin CVT -
Austin is our part time technician. Whenever he is visiting home, you can find him here at the hospital. He also assists with remote reports.
Austin completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology in the beginning of 2020 and works as a Certified Veterinary Technician. He is currently finishing his Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a focus on the pre-veterinary medicine track, along with a minor in chemistry and general mathematics.
Austin works as an equine technician at the Oregon State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Austin plans on applying to veterinary school after the completion of his undergraduate degree. His primary interests are in anesthesia, critical care and pharmacology.
In his free time, Austin enjoys baking, running and spending time with his mare Devy.
Meet Debbie -
Debbie one of our Veterinary Assistants. She was hired In August of 2022.
Debbie recently moved to Sequim from West Seattle with her wife and three pets. Volunteering at an animal shelter for a couple of years strengthened her desire to help animals, so she quit her corporate job to pursue a career in the veterinary field.
At home Debbie has two dogs and a cat and enjoys running, standup paddle boarding, riding her motorcycle, reading, & spending time with her family.
Debbie is currently in her second semester of the Veterinary Technician Program at Penn Foster.