Our Team

TECHNICIANS

At Ellensburg Animal Hospital our licensed veterinary technicians (LVT) and veterinary assistants are dedicated to your pets health and safety. Our skilled technicians work hard in both clinical and routine laboratory procedures to ensure both timely and precise outcomes are observed. Click the link below to learn more about them!

MANAGER

The manager is responsible for questions on accounts, administrative and general office organization. Our manager is always happy to address any questions or assist you as needed.

RECEPTIONISTS

We have four fantastic receptionists that are available to assist you with appointments, general questions, checking-in, and accepting payments.

KENNEL ASSISTANTS

Our hospital’s kennel assistants are responsible for the daily exercise of dogs, feeding, and general sanitation of the hospital. They take pride in making our patients comfortable and providing compassionate care.

Over the years we have been pleased to have students from Central Washington University who have worked for us as kennel staff. We would like to mention those who have gone on to veterinary school (hopefully at WSU but we will forgive those who go elsewhere):

  • Candis Pajarin Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2012
  • Kaylin Getzlaff Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2014
  • Mary Sue Roster Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2015

    Veterinarians

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    Daniel Charlton, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Dan Charlton treats both large and small animal patients. Growing up a farm kid in…
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    Michael Fuller, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Michael Fuller graduated from Washington State University's College of Veterinary…
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    Michelle Charlton, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Michelle Charlton’s practice focus is small animal medicine. She graduated from…
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    Samantha Taylor, DVM (formerly Dr. Howard)

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Sam Taylor is a proud graduate of WSU College of Veterinary Medicine class of 2010 (GO…

    Technicians

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    *Jennifer Garcia

    Technician

    Jennifer Garcia is our licensed veterinary technician. She…
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    *Marilyn Schwab

    Veterinary Assistant

    Marilyn has been our veterinary assistant at Ellensburg Animal Hospital since 1989. She…
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    Danielle Hess

    Veterinary Assistant

    Danielle Hess was born in Yakima and raised in Ellensburg…
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    Samantha Howerton, LVT

    Technician

    Samantha graduated from the Yakima Valley Veterinary Technology program in 2015 and became…

    Manager

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    Kim Hendrickson

    Manager

    Kim has always owned horses, farm animals, dogs and cats. She feels fortunate to be part…

    Receptionists

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    Katie Barnhart

    Receptionist

    Katie Barnhart has lived in the Kittitas Valley her entire life, except while attending…
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    Kayla Owens

    Receptionist

    Kayla is a lifetime resident of Kittitas County. She grew up in Cle Elum and moved to…
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    Lyla Fudacz

    Receptionist

    Lyla Fudacz started working for Ellensburg Animal Hospital in 1979 with now-retired…

    Kennel Assistant

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    Amanda Rogers

    Kennel Assistant

    Along with her dedication to the care of pets at Ellensburg Animal Hospital, she has pets…