Veterinary Support

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Shawna Dannhardt
    Veterinary Tech School: Pierce College, Lakewood, Washington


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Sarah Breshears
    School: Carrington College, Veterinary Assistant

    I started working here at VCA Manito Animal Hospital in April of 2013. I’m a 2008 graduate from Carrington College’s veterinary assistant program, and currently working toward becoming a licensed technician. I’ve been around animals ever since I can remember, raised showing horses in 4-H and showing hogs through high school in FFA. The last 8 years I’ve been showing and working with draft horses, both owned by other people and my own. I have 2 dogs, Suzie (Pit Bull Mix) and Rylie (Jack Russell Terrier); and a cat, Sheva. Currently I have 6 draft horses…Hank, Henry, Ruthie, Sally, April and DeMayo.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Nicole Ferns
    School: Appollo College, Veterinary Assistant

    Hi, my name is Nicole Ferns. I have worked in the veterinary field since 2005, but I have always had a pet. I graduated from Mount Spokane High School. I earned my AA from Spokane Community College. After that, I went to Apollo College where I graduated from the Veterinarian Assistant Program. I have also had my Veterinary Medication Clerk Registration since 2011. Currently I'm working on passing the Veterinary Technician National Exam. I have been married for 13 years and help take care of 7 dogs. There are 2 German Shepherds (Zuko-4 years, Ed-3 years), Smooth Coat Fox Terrier ( Gidget-6 years), Alaskan Malamute ( Moondoggie- 4 years) and 3 Chihuahuas ( Sammy-10 years, Todd-4 years, and Mac-16 weeks). I love the whole pack and would not trade them for anything.

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