Hospital AdministratorKristen Ashton
School: Lindenwood University, St. Charles MO, Psychology
Kristen was born and raised in Missouri until 2010 when she, her husband and their dogs drove all the way to Washington. It was well worth the drive since they love it here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest! She studied psychology at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO. During college she worked at a pet retail store, as a grooming technician, at the St. Louis Zoo and finally found the perfect job working in a veterinary office. In her 14 years with the company, she has gained experience at different types of VCAs. She worked at the front desk at the VCA Cloud Animal Hospital in MO and at the VCA Silver Lake in Everett and then as Hospital Manager at the VCA Bellevue Veterinary Hospital. She is now happy to be settled in as Hospital Administrator at VCA Alpine Animal Hospital.
Although all of her VCA experiences have been great, she loves the team here at VCA Alpine and really enjoys what she does every day. In her spare time Kristen gives lots of attention to her four-legged children, Dee the 12 year old English Pointer and Norris, the 10 year-old Labrador mix. If her husband didn't have allergies, she would certainly have cats at home also. Kristen and her husband enjoy hiking and sight-seeing all around the area, working in as many microbreweries and fun foodie stops as they can along the way.