Meet our Team

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The Latah Creek
Team

The team at Latah Creek Animal Hospital is fear-free certified, as well as our clinic. This means that we have additional training to help your pet have a low-stress visit. This also means that we have changed our hospital environment in positive ways to make your pet feel calmer and more relaxed.

DR. MEGAN E. BAUER
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Dr. Megan E. Bauer, DVM (she/her)

Veterinarian / Owner
Dr. Megan Bauer is a veterinarian and the practice owner here at Latah Creek Animal Hospital. She grew up in North Carolina and moved to Spokane after high school. She attended Eastern Washington University for her undergraduate degree, taught English in France for one year, then returned to the area to attend veterinary school at Washington State University (Go Cougs!!!).

Dr. Megan graduated in 2015 and started working as a veterinarian here at Latah Creek Animal Hospital, then bought the practice from her dad in 2017. Dr. Megan is passionate about animal behavior and internal medicine and also has a special interest in feline medicine.

Dr. Megan has two dogs: a Miniature Poodle named Remy Pierre and a Poodle/Chihuahua mix named Oliver Elvis. Oliver is a Pawsitive Dog Prison Program graduate! She also has two cats, Momo and Chandler, who think they are the bosses of the house!

​In her free time, Dr. Megan enjoys training and competing with her dogs. Remy has been doing agility since he was a puppy and has many titles to show for it! Oliver recently started doing nose work and is really enjoying it so far.

Jessica, CVPM
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Jessica, CVPM (she/her)

Hospital Manager/ Owner
Jessica has been the hospital manager here at Latah Creek Animal Hospital since January 2020. She became partners in the clinic with Dr. Megan in April 2021. She is very excited at the endless potential Latah Creek Animal Hospital has and looks forward to the future.

​Jessica entered the veterinary field in 2003 as an assistant and receptionist, then grew into the hospital manager role. Her career as a hospital manager began in 2010. She completed her bachelor’s degree in HR management at EWU, then pursued her certification in veterinary hospital management. Completing her certified veterinary practice managers certification (CVPM) in 2016. 

Jessica is very passionate about the veterinary field. She enjoys meeting clients and patients. And she loves being a part of keeping your four-legged family members healthy. She also loves that she gets to help team members grow and be successful while also helping the hospital grow.

Jessica shares her home with her husband, three kids, a Great Dane named Liberty, a Golden Retriever named Dash, and two kitties, Gus and Rocco Wilson. In her spare time, she enjoys playing soccer with and against her husband. But most of her time is spent carpooling kids from one sporting event to another.

Tammy
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Tammy, LVT (she/her)

Nurse Manager
Tammy joined our wonderful team in March of 2021 as a veterinary technician. She comes to us with 30 years of experience, and we are excited for her to share her knowledge with all of us—fun fact: Tammy holds technician licenses in Florida and Alaska.
Tammy’s favorite part about working in the veterinary field is creating bonds with clients and their 4-legged family members. She also enjoys sharing her knowledge and education with the clients. Her passion is dentistry, and she believes that you get happy pets and happy clients after a dental cleaning.

Tammy has been Fear Free certified since January 2017 and is an advocate for the patients’ wellbeing. She loves seeing the patients happy to come in the front door and leave wagging their tail or purring!

Tammy’s family consists of her husband of 40 years, Jeff, their cat, and honeybees. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, cycling, beekeeping, and watching movies, and reading.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth, LVT (she/her)

Veterinary Nurse
Elizabeth joined our team in December 2020 as a veterinary technician. She graduated with high honors from Eastern Wyoming college in 2018 with her degree in veterinary technology. Her favorite part about veterinary medicine is working with clients to educate the public to help improve the lives of patients. Her favorite part about fear-free is that it allows for much more positive experiences. She also really enjoys getting puppies off on the right foot with proper education.

Elizabeth was born and raised in Wyoming and moved to the beautiful state of Washington in 2010. She now lives outside of Cheney with her husband on a working cattle ranch. They have a 4 year old heeler named Tank, 3 cats, 2 horses, a foal expected in the summer, chickens, and plan to add a border collie to their home this spring. In her free time, Elizabeth can be found working on the family ranch, camping, horseback riding, and snowboarding.

She looks forward to meeting you and your fur family.

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Abby, LVT (she/her)

Veterinary Nurse
Abby joined our team in August of 2021 after moving to Spokane from the west side of the state. Abby brought her sweet dog Chamomile in for an appointment and after meeting her and learning about her experience as a nurse, we knew we had to hire her. While on the west side, Abby attending Pierce College’s Veterinary Technology program and graduated in 2017.

Abby’s favorite part of working in the veterinary field is building a bond with both the patient and their owners that lasts a lifetime. The best part of working in a fear free clinic for Abby is that she gets to work with patients to have a calm and enjoyable visit with us every time that they come into the clinic. We want them to enjoy coming to see us as much as we enjoy seeing them.

Abby’s family consists of her boyfriend, Andy, and their 2 pets; a 9-year-old beagle mix, Chamomile, and a 1-year-old domestic longhair cat, Hoot. In their spare time, they enjoy hiking, volleyball, fishing, and snowboarding.

jordyn
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Aliesa (she/her)

Veterinary Assistant
Aliesa joined our team in October 2021. She comes to us with a couple years of experience in the veterinary industry and she has a bachelors in biology from Idaho State University. We are very excited that she has chosen to join the Latah Creek team.
Aliesa’s favorite part about working in the veterinary field is that she gets to build relationships with both the pets and clients. She is also fear free certified and is excited to utilize the skills that she has learned. She likes the gentle, compassionate approach that fear free allows her to take with all the animals that come to the clinic.

Aliesa’s family consists of her husband Paul and the dogs, Louie, a brazilian mastiff, Xander, a bluetick coonhound, and Winston, a german shorthair pointer. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and dogs hiking, biking, swimming, running, and camping. She also enjoys triathlons.

Bradyn
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Bradyn (she/her)

Veterinary Assistant
Bradyn joined our team in March of 2022. She came to us with a year of experience and completed the Carrington Veterinary Assisting Program here in Spokane. Bradyn is excited to be a part of our team.

Bradyn is very passionate about working in the veterinary field. Her favorite part is meeting and building relationships with the clients and their pets. She is also very eager to continue her learning in the field. She has enjoyed becoming fear free certified and learning to better work with patients with high stress and anxiety.

Bradyn’s family includes her fiancé Tyler and their 2 dogs Sampson, a german shepherd, and Rajah, an australian shepherd. In her free time she enjoys anything outdoors, hiking, fishing, snowboarding, and camping. She is also an exceptional drawer and loves to paint.

Bradyn
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Kayla (she/her)

Veterinary Assistant
Kayla joined our team in May of 2022 and comes to us with several years of experience. To start her career, she attended Animal Behavior College for Veterinary Assisting and graduated in 2016. While she loves working in clinic she also has a passion for training and behavior. She has attended a couple canine training and behavior schools which are CATCH Canine Trainers Academy, graduated in 2020 and Absolute Dogs taught by Veterinary Behaviorist Dr. Tom Mitchell, graduated in 2022.

Kayla’s favorite part of working in the veterinary field is building relationships with clients and their furry family members. She also loves educating and making sure clients can live the best life with their animals. Of course kitten and puppy snuggles don’t hurt. Kayla is also Fear Free Elite Certified and loves to make the vet experience less scary for the animals and less stress on the owners. Creating a positive experience makes such a huge difference and its amazing to be apart of that.

Kayla’s family consists of her 2 beautiful and amazing German Shepherds named Mar-Vell and Noh-Varr. She also has 2 loving and full of attitude cats, Danvers and Andromeda. Outside of work, Kayla spends all of her time with her animals. She loves taking her dogs hiking, camping, backpacking, and paddleboarding. She is a huge Marvel enthusiast and loves to read the comics or binge the movies. Her hobby is dog training and training something new each week for her dogs.

Bradyn

Jess (she/her)

Veterinary Assistant
Jessica joined our team in August of 2022. She came to us with several years of experience in the veterinary field and we know she will be a great addition to our team. Jessica has spent some time at SCC but took a break to really think about what she wants to do in her future. She is very passionate about the veterinary field but is also interested in the area of horticulture.

Jessica’s favorite part of working in the veterinary field is the medical help she helps provide and the education contribution she makes to the care of the patients. As she is learning more about fear free, one of her favorite things is the confidence it gives her when handling and being around different pets.

Jessica’s family consists of her parents, her husband and a house cat named Samra. When she is not at work, you can find her gardening, reading, knitting/crocheting, as well as enjoying outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming and tennis.

Bradyn
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Val (they/them)

Veterinary Assistant
Val joined our team in July of 2022. They came to us from Alabama (and more recently Colorado) where they worked in the veterinary field and completed their degree in biology and psychology at the University of Alabama. They took a couple years off from the veterinary field and are so excited to be back.

Val’s favorite part about working in the field is the interacting with animals and observing their behaviors and emotions. This is their first experience in a fear-free clinic, and they love having the ability to give patients the best form of treatment in a low-stress environment. They can see the difference fear-free makes when the patients’ feelings are taken into consideration.

Val’s family consists of their fiancé, Danny, a cat named Mack, a ball python named Phineas, a kingsnake named Zander, and lastly, a new puppy is joining the family in August of 2022. When Val is not at work, they enjoy walking their cat in a stroller, water activities, reading, playing board games and video games, as well as making art.

Joshua
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Joshua (he/him)

Client Care Representative
Josh joined our CCR team in November of 2021. He comes to us from a pediatrics office where he really enjoyed working with children but has decided his passion is with animals. But his constant is that he really enjoys working with the clients. We are thankful to have him on our team.

Josh is looking forward to serving our patients and clients as he truly loves all animals of all shapes, sizes, and breeds. We just introduced him to fear-free and he is very excited to get his certification and start utilizing low-stress techniques.

Josh is married to his amazing wife Kimberly and they have their fur baby Kaine who they love dearly. In his spare time, they enjoy camping, hiking, rock climbing, snowboarding, writing novels, sketching, and making music.