Lindsay Fenton

Lindsay is part of Wheaton Way Veterinary Hospital’s Reception Team.  She is responsible for client care and communication.  She greets each and every client with a smile.  She started in veterinary medicine in 2011 as a Kennel Assistant and worked her way up to receptionist.  Her knowledge in animal husbandry allows her to help communicate to clients various aspects of wellness for our furry friends.  Her favorite part of the day is seeing clients and their pets leave our hospital happy and healthy.  Her hope is to one day own her own practice.

Lindsay is married to a navy man; they have two children, one dog and two cats who are a huge part of their lives.  They enjoy hiking, spending time at the lake and various other family activities.  

Her philosophy is “Family is a huge part of my life and I love to treat clients and their pets the same.”

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Sarah Fearn

Patient Care Assistant

Sarah is Wheaton Way Veterinary Hospital’s Patient Care Assistant.  As a Patient Care Assistant, Sarah helps keep our hospitalized patients clean, takes them on potty breaks and alerts the nursing team of any changes in patient status.  She is trained to detect emergency situations that may occur while the pets are hospitalized.  She also helps keep our medical boarding pets healthy & happy.  She has worked at the Port Angeles Humane Society for 13 years prior to coming here.

Sarah shares her life with her “feisty” 5 year old daughter, 4 dogs and 1 cat.  She enjoys the outdoors, playing at the beach or wandering around in the woods.


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Rachel Ferrand

Veterinary Assistant

Rachel is part of Wheaton Way Veterinary Hospital’s Veterinary Assistant Team.  Her responsibilities here are checking pets in, assisting the doctors in the examination rooms, assisting the technicians with diagnostics, giving treatments to sick and/or hospitalized patients, and much more.  She says that her favorite part of each day is going to work knowing she’ll be helping pets live long healthy lives and seeing all the waging tails and furry cuteness.  Although she was born in California, she was raised here in Bremerton.  Rachel has one son, an amazing boyfriend, a very spoiled chiweenie and a kitty.  They spend their spare time going on long walks and playing in the water.

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Karri High


Karri joined the Wheaton Way Veterinary Hospital Reception team with 20+ years running the front office for a doctor practice and has had 4 years at a veterinary clinic and hasn’t stopped smiling since!  They say that “the Receptions are the face” of any business and Karri is definitely that!  She greets all clients and pets with an infectious smile ready to help with your pets needs.

Karri shares her life with her husband, son, daughter and furry family members as well.  They are very active in soccer, various other outdoor activities and makes jewelry as well.  She also loves a good buffet!!

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Morgan Nilsen

Veterinary Assistant

Morgan joined our team after completing a course at PIMA Medical Institute as a Veterinary Assistant and working at another clinic.  She is currently our Lead Veterinary Assistant and enjoys working with clients during their pet’s examinations and helps to present treatment plans and prepare medications.  Morgan has worked with horses since she was 13 years old, and continues to ride and care for 4 horses, 3 cats and 2 dogs.  She and her husband also enjoy snowboarding and dirt biking.

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Diane Brinkman

Office Manager/Receptionist

Diane is our Office Manager as well as a member of our Reception team.  She discovered her passion for this career when she started as a pet care assistant at a clinic in Purdy, WA. Diane’s responsibilities include directing incoming calls, facilitating drug and food refills, scheduling appointments and administration work. 

Diane was born in Oklahoma, and lived in many places as a child before settling in Bremerton. She received her Associates Degree from Olympic College in history, music, and early childhood development. Diane has been married for over 30 years and enjoys her two sons, five grandchildren, two dogs, one macaw, and three cats. When she is not at Wheaton Way Veterinary Hospital, Diane likes spending time with her family, camping, hiking, fishing and watching football.  GO HAWKS!

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Susan Knutson

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Susan is our Lead Licensed Veterinary Technician. As a veterinary technician, Susan is involved in every aspect of the hospital.  She prepares the pets for surgery, monitors their vital signs during anesthesia, performs dental cleanings and assists the doctors in the examination room.  Susan is in charge of the ongoing nursing care of hospitalized patients and alerts the doctors to any changes in their progress.  She loves having a career where she can help alleviate any pain or anxiety that pets may be experiencing.


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