Licensed Veterinary TechnicianHeidi Marrazzo
Heidi has been working in veterinary medicine since 2003 and has been with our clinic since 2012. She grew up around animals and being a veterinary technician had always been one of her main goals in life. Her family includes her husband, 2 kids, and 3 dogs. When not at the clinic, she enjoys reading, hiking, camping, and horseback riding. Heidi is currently working towards her certification in veterinary dentistry.
Michelle began her veterinary career in 2009 and has been a member of our team since Spring, 2014. She's had a love for dogs from a very young age which led to her becoming a veterinary technician. Michelle lives with her husband (Jerry), 4 dogs (Harley Lu and Julius (both Pit Bull Terriers) and Maddie Moo and Chandler Bing (both Boxers)), and 2 bearded dragons. When she is away from work, she enjoys time crocheting, knitting, baking and grilling.
Veterinary AssistantOctavia Burrel
Octavia has been with our hospital team since early 2014. She chose to work with animals in order to help them live better, longer lives. Octavia’s early experience was obtained by volunteering at SCRAPS (Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service) and through an internship with Farm Sanctuary, both helping to pave the way for her to become a veterinary assistant. Octavia has 3 dogs at home and, in her free time, enjoys knitting and volunteering time to help homeless animals in need.
Veterinary AssistantMark Thorne
School: Eastern Washington University, BA
Mark has had several years experience working with, and caring for, a wide variety of animals both large and small. In addition to assisting our Medical Staff, Mark also works with The other Pet Care staff in our boarding area. He and his wife have two Welsh Corgis named Corbin and Sam, a Collie cross named Grifter, as well as several parrots and two rats.
Veterinary AssistantKatie Willoughby
Katie has been working in the pet care field since 2012, and with our clinic since early 2014, as a veterinary assistant. She enjoys being able to learn something new every day, and see the companionship between pets and their owners. Katie's pets include 2 dogs, Lacey and Max, as well as 2 sugar gliders, Lola and Zazu. When she's not at the clinic, she enjoys visiting family and friends, and going to movies.
Veterinary AssistantLisa keating
Lisa has been working in the veterinary field since 2010, starting as a groomer and moving into veterinary assisting. She has been with our clinic since August of 2014. Feeling driven towards working in veterinary medicine, Lisa has always had a desire to help people and their pets. When she isn't at the clinic, Lisa enjoys knitting, reading and attending church. In the future, Lisa plans to pursue a veterinary technician degree.