Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Kat Kerstetter, LVT
    Veterinary Tech School: PIMA Medical Institute

    Kat grew up in the same home all her life with her two siblings and parents in Renton, WA. In high school, Kat's first animal-related job was in hippotherapy (which promotes the use of the movement of a horse as a treatment strategy in physical, occupational and speech-language therapy sessions for people living with disabilities). She worked with the horses during the young children's therapy and also afterwards, keeping them exercised and entertained. Knowing she was always meant to work with animals, Kat decided to enroll at PIMA Medical Institute in 2007. She graduated with her Veterinary Technician License in 2009 and has worked for VCA Bellevue ever since. Kat values the environment at VCA Bellevue, so it's easy to love her job. In 2012 she was promoted to Technical Supervisor. Her favorite aspects of our practice are nutrition, behavior, working with pets that tend to be a bit of a challenge, and building relationships with clients and patients. Kat chose this career to make a difference, however small, in the lives of every pet she meets. Kat is known as the resident movie-lover. She frequents the theater and has a very large, diverse collection of films. She also enjoys traveling--Delphi, Greece being one of her favorite places in the world. Kat has adopted two cats through VCA Bellevue: a Maine Coon mix named Jasper and a spunky domestic short hair, Sage, both 3 years old. Kat's favorite quote:
    "What is man without beasts? If all beasts were gone, men would die from great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to man."--Chief Seattle

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Andrea Adamick, CVA
    Veterinary Tech School: PIMA Medical Institute

    Andrea is originally from San Diego, CA but moved to the great state of Washington when she was very young and has lived in Renton most of her life. She started in the animal care field volunteering at the Humane Society and working with boarding animals. This led her to realize that she wanted to be involved in the medical side of pet care. She enrolled in PIMA Medical Institute where she received her Veterinary Assistant Certification and has been working in the veterinary setting since 2010. She aspires to continue her education and become a licensed veterinary technician one day. Andrea was lucky enough to grow up with many pets and she currently calls 3 dogs her own. Si, a 13 year old Husky mix, Lakota, a 3 year old Siberian Husky and her baby boy Bruce, a 5 year old American Staffordshire Terrier. When she's not busy loving on her dogs, she has many interests. Andrea likes to camp and hike but also expresses her creative side with reading, writing, and cosplaying anime and video game characters. Andrea's favorite quote: "The Earth does not belong to us, we belong to the Earth." -Chief Seattle

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Jordan Gillette
    School: Washington State University, Zoology

    Jordan grew up in Sammamish. Since elementary school, she has known that a career in the animal field was the path for her. She recently attended Washington State University, where she received her Bachelor of Sciences in Zoology and she plans to attend veterinary school. She is currently living in North Bend, with her parents and their two family dogs. Dari is a 14 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback (with no ridge), and Skye is a 10 year old Black Labrador that Jordan says is “By far the best-est friend ever!” Outside of her passion for pets, Jordan is a HUGE soccer fan. Not only does she watch as many Sounders games as she can, you might also catch her playing for fun. Jordan’s Favorite quote: “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself." -Josh Billings