Our Careteam

Taunia McDonald
CVA, Hospital Manager
Taunia is originally from Calgary, Canada and has been with Alpine View since graduating from PIMA Medical Institute in 2000. Hard to believe that she has been part of the Alpine View family for over 20 years. From a very young age, Taunia knew without a doubt that she wanted to spend her life working with and for animals. Originally, as a Technician at Alpine View, she had a specific interest in veterinary dentistry and surgical assisting, and simply loved knowing that she helped make a difference in the lives of the patients treated at Alpine View. In 2002, however, Taunia transitioned into her current role as Hospital Administrator. Although her role has changed, the one thing that remains the same and is Taunia’s sincere love for animals and her desire to ensure that they are receiving the absolute best veterinary care available.

As Taunia says, “We are their voice, therefore, it’s our job to make sure they are as healthy, happy, and comfortable as possible both during and after their visit to Alpine View!” Taunia and her husband Bryce live in Kenmore with their 2 children, Dorian and Araylia, and their extremely spoiled and loved Rottweiler, Alkaia, as well as their feisty cat, PITA. In her spare time, Taunia enjoys spending time with her family and dog, traveling, snowboarding, all water sports, and working on updating their family home.
Jenny Magruder
LVT, In-Patient Nurse
Jenny came to Alpine View with over 10 years of experience in the veterinary field and has now been with us for over 14 years. She attended Pierce College in 1999 to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. In addition to her hands-on knowledge, Jenny has a sweet personality with a kind heart. Jenny started at Alpine View during the summer 2006 due to relocation and we’re fortunate to have her here. Jenny and her husband enjoy staying busy by caring for their 3 children, Justin, Trevor, and Gloria, as well as their 3 dogs, 2 cats, 4 birds and 2 fish. She currently only works Saturdays, however, she is an important part of our overall operation of the back lab, and we are happy to have her as part of our team.
Cassandra Zornes
Lead LVT, In-Patient Nurse
Cassandra has been at Alpine View since October 2010, she has been part of our Alpine View family for over 10 yrs. She began as a Client Relations Representative and soon thereafter started working in the back as Veterinary Assistant. She realized very quickly that she had discovered her passion and wanted to advance her knowledge and education in the veterinary field. She immediately started training and studying to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician and successfully passed her LVT exam. She has proved to be an essential asset to our team. Cassandra has a soft sport for our furry patients, has the ability to multi-task, loves a challenge, enjoys staying busy, and is an extremely quick learner. She excelled in high school and attended Ocean Research College Academy at Everett Community College, where she obtained her associates degree, all while she was still in high school.

When she is not keeping busy with all of us at Alpine View, she enjoys spending time with her significant other Kyle, their lab Barrett, and their mischievous Boston Terrier Sweet Pea. She enjoys photography, hiking, and loves the outdoors.
Jessica Ramadas
LVT, Lead-Dental Technician, Out-Patient Nurse
Jessica started in the spring of 2013 as a part time Out-Patient Nurse here at Alpine View Veterinary Hospital, Jess has been part of our Alpine View family for over 8 yrs! For two years she worked hard at PIMA Medical Institute in order to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Following her internship here at Alpine View she succesfully graduated from PIMA, and then successfully passed her LVT test with the state of Washington and was immediately hired here with us. After graduation Jessica easily transitioned into her new role here at Alpine View and was soon promoted to Lead LVT, In-Patient Nurse! Jessica loves working with and helping animals and tells us that she “loves being a part of our team and is looking forward to a long and enjoyable career in the veterinary field and here at Alpine View.”

Jessica has two dogs of her own, “Bindi” and “Rou” and her horse “Breeze.” In her spare time Jessica enjoy riding horses, hiking, competing in horse shows, and spending time with friends and family.

We feel very fortunate to have Jessica working here at our hospital; she is a sweet, smart, kind, and an absolute asset to our awesome team here at Alpine View!
Sierra Ostlund
Out-Patient Nurse-Certified Veterinary Assistant
Sierra Ostlund is a Certified Veterinary Assistant and Out Patient Nurse here at Alpine View Veterinary Hospital. She attended Pima Medical Institute in Seattle for her Veterinary Assistant Certification. Due to her love for animals she decided to continue her studies at Pima in order to attempt to move on and become a Licensed Veterinary Technician in the future. Sierra came to Alpine View as a student intern from school and we decided to hire her right away. She was amazing with all of our patients, eager to learn, and always willing to help wherever and whenever possible! Sierra has been part of our Alpine View family for over 4 yrs.

Sierra has lived in Lake Stevens her whole life. She has three pets of her own, a 7yr old Australian Shepard “Lacie,” a kitty “Bailey,” and a 13yr old cat “Tiger.” In Sierra’s spare time she enjoys camping with her family and her dog in Eastern WA where a lot of her family and extended family reside. She also enjoys snowboarding, spending time in the mountains, and loves trying new foods!

Sierra loves taking care of all animals and has enjoyed working at Alpine View for the past few years and states that “she is excited to continue a long career in the Veterinary field, more specifically here at Alpine View!”
Alicia Hartley
LVT, MCL, In-Patient Nurse & Staff Training Facilitator
Alicia is a Licensed Veterinary Technician and has over 22 years of experience in the veterinary field and has been part of our Alpine View family for over 15 years. She grew up in a military household and attended grade school in China and high school in the Philippines. She relocated to Washington State from Huntington Beach, CA in 1998 and loves the change of seasons here. A turning point for Alicia which caused her to enter the veterinary field was rescuing and rehabilitating a pigeon while working on her Master’s degree in Political Science. She soon began working with wildlife and switched over to veterinary medicine in 1998. Her passion lies in emergency medicine, hematology and orthopedics.

Alicia works with our team here at Alpine View part time during the yr and full time during the summer. She fills the ultra important role of staff training coordiator, ensuring that all of our technicians, nurses, and assistants are up to date in the latest advancements in medical research and patient care.

Alicia started working at Alpine View in December of 2005. She and her husband John have 2 fabulous children, Gage and Fia. Alicia and her family share their home with 1 cat, Trudy, and her dog, an active walker hound named Scuba Steve. In her spare time, Alicia enjoys hiking, waterskiing, snow skiing, and spending time with her family and friends. It is extremely obvious just how devoted Alicia is to the happiness of our clients and the care of our patients, and all of our clients simply love her and her warm heart and friendly smile!
Ashley Chapman
Client Service Representative & Lead Boarding Facilitator
Ashley started here with us at Alpine View in May 2018. Ashley came to us with years of experience working the veterinary field and is now on her 15th year in this career. Ashley says she “knew from a very young age that she wanted to work with animals!” Ashley, her husband, and their three wonderful children live in Gold Bar! They share their new home with their two Pit Bull Terriers, Nereus and Neaveh and their two cats Meki & Meli.

Ashley says she loves her job so much that coming to work is one of the things that she does for fun???? Ashley loves assisting our clients and taking care of all of our boarded and hospitalized patients! In her actual spare time Ashley and her family enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, playing board games, ad spending time outside together as a family.
Alyssa Johnson, CVA
Client Service Representative, Veterinary Assistant & Hospital Attendant
Alyssa joined Alpine View Veterinary Hospital as a Certified Veterinary Assistant intern from Pima Medical Institute in 2018. Following her internship Alyssa was hired on at Alpine View as Boarding Facilitator and our Hospital Attendant. Alyssa has continued working at Alpine View while furthering her education in the Veterinary field. Alyssa will be graduating from Penn Fosters Veterinary Technician program in November 2020.

Alyssa currently fills two roles here at Alpine View as she works with both our front care team as Client Relations Representative and in treatment as a Veterinary Assistant and Hospital Attendant.

Alyssa lives in Monroe with her eight yr old son Ryan and "Angel" their Chihuahua. In her spare time Alyssa enjoys camping with her family, snowmobiling, and continuing to learn and study for school.
Jennifer Field
Client Relations Representative
Jennifer started here at Alpine View in February 2008, she has been part of our Alpine View family for over 12 years. Jennifer knew she wanted to work at Alpine View due to her sincere love for animals. Jennifer lives in Monroe with her husband Mike their two big Rottweiler's "Parker and Harper", and their very well loved kitty "Autumn."

In Jennifer’s spare time, she likes to spend time with her Mike, go for walks with their dogs , attend local markets and festivals, and travel especially to Disneyland! Jennifer says, “I love animals and working with them gives me great pleasure. I am thankful to Alpine View for allowing me to spend my time in a career that I sincerely enjoy. Furthermore, if it wasn't for working at Alpine View I would have never met  my husband Mike.”
Kelly Meier
Lead-Client Relations Representative
Kelly has been working for Alpine View since October of 2007, she has been part of our Alpine View family for over 133 yrs and we are so lucky to have her as part of our team. She has filled such an important role as a Client Relations Representative that she has since been promoted to Team Lead-Client Relations Representative. She and her family have been long time clients at Alpine View, so beginning her employment was an easy transition for her. Kelly grew up in the Monroe area and currently lives in Lake Stevens with her significant other Matthew and their cats "Roast Beef, Petunia, and Jack."

In her spare time, Kelly enjoys crocheting, spending time with friends, hiking, camping, making people laugh. Kelly states that she “feels honored to work for Alpine View. Every day is a new experience and I have learned so much over the past ten years. Working with animals is something that I always wanted to do, so getting the opportunity to do so has been an awesome experience. I'm looking forward to continuing my long term career in the Veterinary field with Alpine View”.
Amanda Lind
Client Service Representative
Amanda is one of our newest additions to our team here at Alpine View. Amanda is a Client Relations Representative, she started with us back in Sept 2019. Amanda has lived in Monroe her whole life and absolutely loves this area! She came to us with experience working in a specialty clinic and has done amazingly well fitting into her new role here at Alpine View.

Amanda shares her home with many exotic pets. She LOVES reptiles, snakes, and even spiders. She has three cats and a Pit Lab Mix “Ecko.” Amanda is currently in school with the plans to eventually become a Veterinarian herself. She hopes to specialize in Ophthalmology, a sincere interest of Amanda’s. In her spare time she enjoys watching movies, reading, & watching TV. Amanda loves working in the Veterinary field and is excited to continue her career here at Alpine View and in the Veterinary field in general.