Kevin Reed, DVM - Medical Director

Dr. Kevin S. Reed is the Medical Director of Hadlock Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Reed graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veteri...

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Kevin Reed, DVM - Medical Director

Dr. Kevin S. Reed is the Medical Director of Hadlock Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Reed graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. He then moved to Seattle where he worked until 2020. This last spring, Dr. Reed moved to Port Townsend and started working here at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic. He practices general small animal medicine, dentistry, and surgery. Kevin is also proficient in American Sign Language! When not at work, Dr. Reed enjoys nature, hiking, cooking, gardening, music, theater, painting, writing and of course animals! He lives with his husband and has fostered several children. My husband and children are Deaf and we are active in the Deaf and Deaf-Blind community. Kevin has four dogs, two parrots, a gold fish, chickens, alpacas, and a turkey!

Melissa Steinmetz, DVM - Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Melissa Steinmetz is a recent addition to our staff of veterinarians. She joined our practice in June of 2015. She is a member of the American Vet...

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Melissa Steinmetz, DVM - Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Melissa Steinmetz is a recent addition to our staff of veterinarians. She joined our practice in June of 2015. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association, and her professional interests include behavior, internal medicine, geriatric care and exotic and wildlife medicine. A native to Washington State, Dr. Steinmetz knew she wanted to become a veterinarian from an early age. “I’ve wanted to be a veterinarian since I was old enough to know what it was,” she says. “I’ve always loved animals and my parents have always supported my career goal.” Dr. Steinmetz attended Western Washington University for her undergraduate work, majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry and psychology. She attended Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine for her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. At home Dr. Steinmetz has two dogs: Luke, a husky/lab mix and Obi, an Anatolian Shepherd. She also has three cats, Sputnik, Mir and Leroy; two parakeets, Honey Badger and Optimus prime; and a hamster, Zuzu. In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, traveling, crafting and gardening. She is a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts.

Rachel Strohmeyer, DVM - Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Rachael Strohmeyer began working at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic in 2010, and officially joined the staff in October 2016. Growing up in Bozeman, MT,...

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Rachel Strohmeyer, DVM - Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Rachael Strohmeyer began working at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic in 2010, and officially joined the staff in October 2016. Growing up in Bozeman, MT, she always knew that she wanted to become a veterinarian. Dr. Strohmeyer’s parents raised her to know she was capable of doing anything she put her mind to. With that motivation and encouragement, she took her first jobs in the animal-care field at veterinary clinics in Bozeman. After high school, Dr. Strohmeyer attended Montana State University where she studied at the college of agriculture. She earned early admission to Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. A constant learner, Dr. Strohmeyer earned a master’s degree from Colorado State University in 2005 in clinical sciences and epidemiology. Her thesis focused on raw meat diets for canines. Dr. Strohmeyer is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Peninsula Veterinary Medical Association, where she serves as the vice president. Her professional interests include dermatology and infectious diseases. “The most satisfying part of being a veterinarian for me is the personal relationships I have developed with my clients and patients,” Dr. Strohmeyer says. “There are many people I would have never met, whom I now consider friends.” Dr. Strohmeyer and her husband Chris—an employee of the city of Seattle—have two sons named Eric and Ryan. They share their home with three dogs named Steve, Lillie and Squirt, as well as a cat named Mike. Dr. Strohmeyer volunteers at an elementary school where she runs a program called the Passport Club. She is also a member of the Faith Episcopal Church. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, biking, camping and scrapbooking.

Kristen Pitsenbarger, DVM - Associate Veterinarian

Kristen Pitsenbarger is a full-time Veterinarian here at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic! Kristen is responsible for working with clients to develop prevent...

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Kristen Pitsenbarger, DVM - Associate Veterinarian

Kristen Pitsenbarger is a full-time Veterinarian here at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic! Kristen is responsible for working with clients to develop preventative health and diagnostic plans for their pets. She is passionate about helping sick and injured animals and always provides exemplary care to all of our patients! Kristen received her DVM from Washington State University in May of 2019 and began working with us the following July. Kristen has several years of experience working with animals in various settings. She has been a zookeeper aide, raptor center volunteer, animal shelter assistant, and a feline spay/neuter clinic surgery assistant. In her free time, Kristen enjoys hiking, reading, crocheting, card-making, watching hockey and football. She also enjoys spending time with her 5-year-old domestic long-haired cat named Aziza. Kristen is originally from San Jose, CA and has also lived in Utah for a few years. Now, she is very excited to be in beautiful Pacific North West! Kristen says she loves Port Hadlock because it is a beautiful area of the country and the people are all really friendly. She fell in love with the area the first time she visited and looks forward to working with people to help keep their pets happy and healthy. We are so happy to have Kristen as part of the Hadlock Veterinary family!

Christen - Licensed Veterinary Technician

Christen became a part-time member of the Hadlock veterinary team in October of 2017. Since joining our staff, Christen has been working with our pati...

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Christen - Licensed Veterinary Technician

Christen became a part-time member of the Hadlock veterinary team in October of 2017. Since joining our staff, Christen has been working with our patients to monitor and induce anesthesia, provide surgical nursing, administer medications, and much more! The part of her job that Christen finds most enjoyable is being able to help the animals that come into our facility feel better, and minimalizing or eliminating pain or fears. Prior to working for us here at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic, Christen attended Yakima Valley Community College where she obtained an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. She holds a veterinary technician license for the state of Washington, and has been working in the veterinary field ever since. Before working at Hadlock, Christen worked and volunteered for Yakima Pet Emergency in Yakima, Washington. “I love the chance to continue to use my anesthesia and surgical assisting skills,” Christen declares. “I enjoy working with Dr. Strohmeyer and getting to know all of the staff here.” Away from the clinic, Christen enjoys passing her free time by riding dirt bikes, snowboarding, and looking after her daughter. She owns 2 cats, named Audrey and Nelson, and a black lab mix named Mason. She is a former member of The Hawaii All-Breed Rabbit Club and was a English Angora breeder for the island of Oahu.

Virginia - Licensed Veterinary Technician

Licensed Veterinary Technician Virginia Ray has been with Hadlock Veterinary Clinic since September of 2010. Virginia has over 29 years of experience ...

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Virginia - Licensed Veterinary Technician

Licensed Veterinary Technician Virginia Ray has been with Hadlock Veterinary Clinic since September of 2010. Virginia has over 29 years of experience in the animal care field. In addition to her veterinary technician license, she holds a B.S. in business administration. Her professional interests include veterinary dentistry and general veterinary care. “The doctors at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic are brilliant, compassionate and generous,” says Virginia. “I also appreciate the great staff.” At home Virginia has two dogs: Kootz and Thor, both Alaskan Husky mixes. She also has 16 rescued cats. In her free time Virginia enjoys working with her dogs and spending time with family and friends.

Billie Jo - Veterinary Assistant

Billie lives on a small farm in Quilcene where she leads a self-sustainable existence by growing her own fruits, vegetables and raising livestock cons...

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Billie Jo - Veterinary Assistant

Billie lives on a small farm in Quilcene where she leads a self-sustainable existence by growing her own fruits, vegetables and raising livestock consisting of Kinder Goats, Midget White Turkeys, Chickens, New Zealand Rabbits, American Guinea Hogs, Coturnix Quail, and Ring-Neck Pheasants for meat, milk, and eggs to feed her family. Her farm is protected and patrolled by German Shepherd Max and a small flock of African Grey Geese. The rodent population is controlled by three cats and her horse Lexie oversees everything. Any free time not spent keeping up on farm chores are spent hunting, fishing, and camping. Hobbies include hand crafting cold process soap from fresh goat milk, canning fruit preserves from her own orchard, and painting rocks which she hides in the community as an active member of the Quilcene Rocks Facebook group.

Noelle - Veterinary Assistant

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Noelle - Veterinary Assistant

Chrystal - Veterinary Assistant

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Chrystal - Veterinary Assistant

Chelsea - Veterinary Assistant

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Chelsea - Veterinary Assistant

Jessica - Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant Jessica Adams joined the team at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic in 2014. She is responsible for assisting veterinarians with anestheti...

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Jessica - Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant Jessica Adams joined the team at Hadlock Veterinary Clinic in 2014. She is responsible for assisting veterinarians with anesthetic procedures, running diagnostic processes, and more. Her professional interests include critical care, diagnostic procedures, and wound care. “I grew up on a ranch and have always enjoyed working with animals,” says Jessica. “After working in emergency veterinary care for four years, I missed getting to know clients and their pets, so I joined Hadlock Veterinary Clinic.” At home Jessica has two Mastiffs named Darwin and Verona. She also has four cats: Eddie, Betty, Thelma and Louise. She spends her free time gardening, working on home improvement projects, camping, hiking and taking road trips with her husband.

Vickie - Client Service Representative

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Vickie - Client Service Representative

Brandy - Client Service Representative

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Brandy - Client Service Representative

Juliana - Pharmacy Clerk / Client Service Representative

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Juliana - Pharmacy Clerk / Client Service Representative

Shar Smith - Practice Manager

Shar is a Kitsap County native and has recently moved back with her family after 10 years in the military. She has a business administration degree f...

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Shar Smith - Practice Manager

Shar is a Kitsap County native and has recently moved back with her family after 10 years in the military. She has a business administration degree from the University of Portland and her MBA in Human Resources. Shar is excited to continue Hadlock Vet Clinic’s tradition of being a strong member of the community and sharing her passion for animals! When she is not at work; Shar enjoys hiking, baking, and spending time with her husband and two sons. She also loves taking her two Golden Retrievers, Riley and Chewie, for swims in her pond and cuddling with her 16 year old Beagle, Cody.