Jessica Rothery

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Fresh out of tech school, Jessica joined WWVH in October 2017.  She is involved with all aspects of patient care and thrives on being hands on with each patient, honing her technical skills to better help each pet that comes through our doors.  Jessica graduated from the Pierce College Veterinary Technology program in June 2017  During her second year of school, she volunteered with World Vets in Granada, Nicaragua and their international veterinary medicine training hospital.

Jessica grew up right here in Bremerton and has always had a special bond and love with animals.  She is driven by a need to alleviate their suffering and enjoys seeing the difference we  can provide for our patients.  She shares her life with her 18 yrs old cat, Angel, who enjoys sleeping on her face, her parents, who have 5 dogs, a twin sister and an older brother.  In her spare time, she enjoys watching anime, going to movies and rock concerts with her boyfriend.


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Liz Sharpe


Liz joined our reception team in 2018.  Her main duties are greeting clients, answering phones, making appointments, maintains computer records and various other responsibilities.  She has a vast knowledge of our computer software program and is in process of assisting us in our journey to becoming paperless.

Liz has a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Oregon St. University and a true passion for animals.  She was involved in 4H and FFA and spent many years working on premier thoroughbred farms in Kentucky.  

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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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Megan Houser

Pet Care Attendant

Megan joined the WWVH family in 2018, her role is that of a Pet Care Attendant.  Her duties include keeping the hospital clean, assisting in the surgical pets recovery and making sure dogs go out potty during the work day, changing cats litter boxes, feeding and giving the hospitalized pets whatever they need while they are here,

Megan is from Poulsbo.  She has 7 children and 4 dogs.  Her hope is to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician.


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Morgan Barlett

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


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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