Rachel Strohmeyer, DVM - Associate Veterinarian - Medical Director

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 - Medical Director

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.

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.

Dr. Rachel Wiesen, DVM - Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Rachel Wiesen did her undergraduate studies at Murray State University. She went on to graduate with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross ...

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Dr. Rachel Wiesen, DVM - Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Rachel Wiesen did her undergraduate studies at Murray State University. She went on to graduate with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Rachel loves working with clients and their pets to provide the best possible care. She has a special interest in pain management, rehabilitation, ultrasound, and fear-free vet care. When Dr. Rachel isn’t at work; she enjoys camping, hiking, and gardening.

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. She is originally from San Jose, CA and also lived in Utah for several years. She is very excited to settle in the Pacific Northwest and be a part of this amazing community. In her free time she enjoys hiking, reading, crocheting, and watching sports. She lives with her 2 cats named Aziza and Harper and looks forward to adding more pets in the future. We are so happy to have Kristen as part of the Hadlock Veterinary family!

Christen - Licensed Veterinary Technician

Christen joined the Hadlock team in 2017. Her professional interests include anesthesia, surgical nursing, and dentistry. Christen attended Yakima V...

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Christen - Licensed Veterinary Technician

Christen joined the Hadlock team in 2017. Her professional interests include anesthesia, surgical nursing, and dentistry. Christen attended Yakima Valley Community College where she obtained an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. Before working at Hadlock, Christen worked and volunteered for Yakima Pet Emergency. In her free time, Christen enjoys riding dirt bikes, snowboarding, and camping. She owns 2 cats, named Audrey and Nelson, and a black lab mix named Mason.

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.

Chrystal - Veterinary Assistant

Chrystal started at Hadlock as a veterinary assistant in spring 2020. She grew up on a farm in Arkansas with horses, chickens, and goats. Chrystal a...

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Chrystal - Veterinary Assistant

Chrystal started at Hadlock as a veterinary assistant in spring 2020. She grew up on a farm in Arkansas with horses, chickens, and goats. Chrystal also showed and trained horses! In 2013, she moved to Washington with her family. During her free time, she enjoys hiking, riding quads, camping, and participating in the Softball Women’s League in Sequim. She has a cat named Boots and takes care of our clinic mascot, Skye the Chihuahua.

Chelsea - Veterinary Assistant

Chelsea has been a veterinary assistant at Hadlock since spring 2020. She is a seasoned caregiver from children to seniors and now animals! She has ...

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Chelsea - Veterinary Assistant

Chelsea has been a veterinary assistant at Hadlock since spring 2020. She is a seasoned caregiver from children to seniors and now animals! She has a degree in Early Childhood Education and loves to provide care for everyone she meets. Chelsea is a world traveler that spent two years backpacking through Europe and has lived in several states. In 2012, she moves to Washington from Hawaii! She has three cats: Felix, Gracie, and Keiki, who love to play with string all over house. In her free time, she enjoys coloring, watching TV, and reading.

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.

Becky - Veterinary Assistant

Becky started at Hadlock as a Customer Service Representative in 2015 and in 2019, she transitioned to working as a veterinary assistant. She moved t...

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Becky - Veterinary Assistant

Becky started at Hadlock as a Customer Service Representative in 2015 and in 2019, she transitioned to working as a veterinary assistant. She moved to Washington in 2001 from Colorado with her husband and two cats, Coco and Poe who has three legs! During her free time, she volunteers at Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue, embroidery, and reading.

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.

Holly - Veterinary Assistant

A Port Townsend native, Holly has been a Veterinary Assistant at Hadlock since 2019. Holly grew up assisting her parents running their dog boarding b...

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Holly - Veterinary Assistant

A Port Townsend native, Holly has been a Veterinary Assistant at Hadlock since 2019. Holly grew up assisting her parents running their dog boarding business before getting her Bachelors in Horticulture. She has always enjoyed caring for living things from plants to animals and has recently begun taking in rescues! Her goal for every pet that visits is to make the experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Holly has two dogs, three cats, 12 chickens and three ducks. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and sailing with her husband and son, knitting, and gardening.