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.
Sierra Ohm
Lead-In Patient Nurse, Certified Veterinary Assistant
Sierra Ohm is a Certified Veterinary Assistant and In-Patient Nurse here at Alpine View Veterinary Hospital. She attended Pima Medical Institute in Seattle to receive her Veterinary Assistant Certification. Sierra came to Alpine View as a student intern from school and we are so glad that she did, we knew without a doubt we wanted to have her join our team! Due to Sierras, caring nature, kind heart, amazing patient care, and incredible hard work Sierra was quickly promoted to Lead -In Patient Nurse to help manage the back lab, help oversee the daily operations in hospital, and ensure patients always have the best veterinary experience possible when visiting Alpine View. Sierra is amazing with our patients and alwasy a kind smile and a compassionate heart for all of our clients. Shes is an incredible team player and always willing to lend a hand to help wherever and wherever needed in hospital!

Sierra has lived in Lake Stevens her whole life, however her and her family just recently purchased their first home and are moving to Arilington in the not too distant future, thank goodness the drive won't keep Sierra from working here with us at Alpine View:-) Sierra has three pets of her own that share their home, an Australian Shepard “Lacie,” a kitty “Bailey,” and her old kitty “Tiger.” In Sierra’s spare time she enjoys camping with her son and husband in Eastern WA where much of their family and extended family reside. She also enjoys snowboarding, spending time in the mountains, trying new foods, and of course most importantly being the best momma possible for her adorable baby boy:-)

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!”
Tiffany Prince
Lead-In-Patient Nurse, Certified Veterinary Assistant
Tiffany has been an absolute asset to our team here at Alpine View since she started with us back in December 2019. Tiffany received here Sno-Isle Veterinary Assistant certificate in 2012 and has been working in the Veterinary field ever since. She is currently attending Penn Foster to receive her LVT License and has transitioned into a LEAD role here at Alpine View helping to manage and oversee back hospital operations. Her positivity, eagerness to help, and her true desire to provide the absolute best patient care possible makes her the perfect fit for her new role. Tiffanys says that "she truly loves getting to care for all of our fur babies and enjoys getting to know each and every one of our patients unique personalities!" Tiffany loves veterinary medicine, caring for animals in general, and she specifically LOVES that Alpine View really focuses on trying to help our patients be as comfortable as possible while visiting Alpine View. Whether it's through extra love, care, attention or through the medical side of things by providing the most up to date pain management protocols in order to ensure our pets comfort while here at Alpine View. Tiffany has a sincere interest in animal rehabilitation and physical therapy and is so happy that we are able to provide laser therapy to all of our surgical, aging, or arthritic patients.

In Tiffanys spare time she enjoys spending time with her partner Neal, there two dogs "Buddy & Mojo," and their three kitties. They enjoy going on walks, hiking, and spending time with their loved ones, family, and friends!
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.
Erin Janois
LVT, Veterinary Dental Hygienist / In-Patient Nurse
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Chelsey Brick
LVT, Out-Patient Nurse
Chelsey joined our team in the summer of 2021. She graduated from Pima Medical Institute in 2013 and went on to earn her Veterinary Technician License. Chelsey has had an unwavering love for all animals since early childhood and always wanted to work in the veterinary field. When the opportunity arose to enroll in Veterinary Technician classes, she jumped at the chance and was able to fulfill a lifelong goal. Chelsey is truly passionate about preventative healthcare so all pets can live their best lives. Patient comfort and client communication are both extremely important to her.

Chelsey was born and raised here in the beautiful Puget Sound region. She lives in Monroe with her husband Mike, their two human children Lou and Quintin, their canine children “Juneau” (German Shepherd/Husky) and “Pixie” (Pug/Chihuahua) and their two domestic shorthair cat children “Ink and Stripes”. In her spare time, Chelsey and her family enjoy hiking, camping and going to Renaissance and Medieval Fairs where the whole family dresses up (even the dogs).
Christina Van Pelt
Hospital Attendant-Patient Care Giver
Christina has been working here at Alpine View Veterinary Hospital since the summer of 2019. She came to us right out of the Sno-Isle Veterinary Assistant program while she was still a senior in high school. Christina has known since a very young age that she wanted to be in veterinary field and states that she “LOVES getting to work here at Alpine View!”

Christina plans to return to school in the near future to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. In Christina’s free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends and likes to crochet and cross stitch. Christina is unable to have pets at home due to allergies so she gets in all of her animal snuggles and cuddles while here at work at Alpine View
Kerensa Richards
Veterinary Assistant, Out-Patient Nurse
Kerensa is our newest addition here at Alpine View Veterinary Hospital but she has been working in the veterinary field for over six years. Kerensa loves everything about being a Veterinary Assistant and working in the Veterinary industry. She has experience working in both small and large animals as well as exotics. Kerensa says that her favorite part of her job "is making animals feel comfortable, safe, and even relaxed while they are visiting Alpine View Veterinary Hospital!"

Kerensa loves spending her free time with her partner Marcus and their two dogs “Cassie and Dakota” and their cat “Mr. Kitty.” In the summer since the entire family has a great love for spending time outdoors they enjoy sharing much of their time camping and hiking in and around the great PNW.
Heidi Pineda
Out-Patient Nurse, Veterinary Assistant
Introducing Heidi Pineda, our newest addition to our Alpine View "Patient Care Team." Heidi is a Veterinary Assistant who came to Alpine View with six years of experience working in the veterinary industry. Originally from California, Heidi relocated to Washington with her pup "Jager" and is currently attending Penn Foster College working toward her Veterinary Technician License. Heidi is a huge Disney fan and definitely missed being able to go to Disneyland whenever she wanted during the closures from the Covid Pandemic. In her spare time Heidi enjoys camping, softball, binging tv shows, and snuggling the "niblings" on my time away from Alpine View. Heidi says that she is beyond excited to join our team here at Alpine View and is looking forward to continuing to expand her veterinary assistant knowledge and has enjoyed learning new things from her peers and team here at Alpine View.
Erika Vargas
Client Relations Representative & Hospital Attendant / Animal Caregiver
Erika came to Alpine View as a student intern for school while working towards completing the Veterinary Assistant Certificate course through Sno-Isle Skills Institute. Although, Erika started as a student intern she was quickly invited to join our client AND patient healthcare team, filling two roles as both our Hospital Attendant/Animal caregiver as well as working at the front desk as a Client Relations Representative. Erika has lived in Monroe for most of her life so she was beyond excited to be offered a position here at Alpine View Veterinary Hospital! She says that "she is looking forward to a long future working and learning here at Alpine View!" Erika's kindness with our patients, coupled with her skills as a Client Representative, along with her ability to speak Spanish fluently makes her an absolute asset to Alpine View. Erika loves exploring her Mexican culture as much as her American culture and is interested in expanding her knowledge and skills in preparing authentic Mexican cuisine. Outside of work Erika also enjoys spending time with her family, siblings, and friends. They currently have three chickens "Galleta, Cinnamon, and Honey."

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.
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.
Catherine Simbe
LVT, Client Relations Representative
Catherine was an integral part of our Alpine View family as a Licensed Veterinary Technician nearly six years ago! Fortunately for Alpine View Veterinary Hospital after taking some time off to focus solely on raising her two school age children Catherine has returned to our amazing team here at Alpine View. On coming back to Alpine Catherine states that "we have such a wonderful, hardworking, supportive, caring, and friendly team here at Alpine View so coming back was really just like coming home!" Originally Catherine was cross trained to work in both the front office as a Client Relations Representative and in the back as an Licenced Veterinary Technician so it made her transition back into her new now full time role as a Client Relation Representative an easy one. Catherine LOVES working with our clients as much as working with all of our furry friends and she is always a warm and welcoming face at the front desk.

In Catherine's spare time she enjoys spending quality family time with her son Elliott, daughter Char as well as her husband Jim. She enjoys working out and going to local live music performances!
Hospital Attendant - Animal Caregiver
Pharis is one of our amazing Animal Care Attendants here at Alpine View. We were very fortunate to be able to have Pharis here as part of a school student internship program, we knew as soon as her internship started that we would want Pharis to join our team! She is smart, hardworking, eager to learn, loves our patients, is friendly to everyone she meets, and is ALWAYS in a positive and happy mood! In Pharis's spare time she loves arts and crafts, listening to music, making her own animations, and enjoys spending time with family and friends. Pharis is loving her position here at Alpine View and when asked says that "her favorite part about working here is seeing how much we LOVE all of our patients!" Pharis is looking forward to continuing her career here at Alpine View and loves learning new things, Pharis has even started exploring the possibility of becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician in the future.
Emely Alonso
Client Relations Representative & Hospital Attendant / Animal Caregiver
Emely is our newest addition here at Alpine View Veterinary Hospital. Although, Emely recently joined our amazing team of Client Relations Representatives here at Alpine View Emely is actually currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician program with Penn Foster College and is actively working towards her Licensed Veterinary Technician degree. Emely was born and raised in Reno, Nevada but now currently resides in Bothell, WA. Emely says that she's always known that she wanted to work in the veterinary field and that she absolutely loves working and caring for small animals, eventually Emely feels that she would also enjoy having the opportunity to gain experience working with large animals as well. In Emelys free time she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her German Shepherd, "Scooby." She loves traveling and exploring new cities, and dreams of owning her own farm and farm animals someday.