Licensed Veterinary Technician
Kate graduated from the University of Washington, Tacoma in 2013. Kate worked as a Certified Dog Trainer before attending Pierce College, where she earned a degree in Veterinary Technology (2016). She was selected for an externship at PAWS in Lynwood, Wa. where she worked on raptors, a variety of water fowl, and other native species. Upon the completion of her Vet Tech degree, she traveled to Namibia, Africa where she volunteered at the Cheetah Conservation Fund. There, she helped vaccinate over 200 goats and sheep and assisted during wellness exams on wild cheetahs. Kate worked at a 24 hour Animal Emergency Clinic in Tacoma prior to joining the Staff at Columbia Vet in 2017. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her German Shepard Franklin. She is an avid photographer, coffee drinker, country music listener, who is known to shoot a clay target or two.