MEET OUR VETERINARY TECHNICIANS and ASSISTANTS



Cathy Notturno - Veterinary Assistant

Cathy has been a member of our staff since 2004. She is a native of New York. She and her husband Scott have four children. They own four dogs, three cats, and assorted fish. Cathy is an active member of the Walla Walla Kennel Club. Her hobbies include showing her dogs, reading, snow skiing and playing with her new grandbaby. In her past life Cathy was a legal assistant so she keeps us all on our toes!


Jennica McCoy Chryst - Licensed Veterinary Technician

Jennica has been with Animal Clinic East since 2007. She is an Oregon native. She has been working in the veterinary field since 1999, with several years experience at a veterinary dermatology clinic. Jennica has one dog (Oden the wonder dog) and two fish. Her off time is spent camping, shopping and watching movies with her husband. Jennica does an outstanding job managing our kennel care staff in addition to her technician duties. Jennica is our resident cake expert and brings us mouth-watering creations on a regular basis. P.S. - She is not a morning person (provide coffee!)



Alene Cousineau - Licensed Veterinary Technician

Alene has been with our clinic since 2007, but has worked in the industry since 1986. She is an Oregon native. Alene and her husband, Tim, have two children. They are also the proud parents of two horses, one dog and three cats. Interests outside of work include gardening, decorating gourds, crafts and attending her childrens baseball and soccer games. Alene loves to bake, and the staff loves it when she brings her homemade goodies to share.



Ashley Ashley - Licensed Veterinary Technician

Ashley began working with us after graduating from veterinary technician school in the summer of 2010. She is a native of Walla Walla and lives here with her husband Luke and their 2 baby boys - Brock and Braxton. They have 2 pit bulls and 1 cat. Ashley's interests outside of work include church, horses, rescuing animals and working with animal shelters. We are happy happy to have Ashley Ashley on our dream team.



Shelley Hymphreys - Veterinary Assistant

Shelley was born in the province of Alberta, Canada. She and her husband Jerry have 5 girls (Robyn, Staci, Juli, Devyn, and Kyli) 3 grand kids (Jake, Curtis, & Cherilynn) 1 dog (Charlie) and 2 cats (Sonny & Tiger). Shelley is a busy gal - she is an EMT for Search & Rescue for College Place Fire Dept, helps run the Blue Mountain Girls Softball, and supervises Wa Hi's FFA Swine Project. She likes quilting, cooking, camping, kayaking, hiking, and rodeo. She is known for feeding large crowds and raising kids & pigs. We are thrilled to add her to our excellent team.

Courtney Krebs - Licensed Veterinary Technician
Courtney is a home town girl, born right here in Walla Walla. She graduated from WA-HI in 2008 and from Yakima Valley Community College's Vet Tech program in 2010 where (small world) she and Ashley were roommates. We were honored to add her to our superior technician team in April of 2014. Not surprising, Courtney has several pets. She has Colton the border collie, Tika the shepherd mix, JR the great pyrenese, Serendipity & Ferra the ferrets, and last but not least Shaggydog the shepherd mix. Courtney has a big heart and gives back to the community by rescuing and fostering animals. Outside of her paid and unpaid work with animals, Courtney likes to be outdoors. She enjoys softball, hiking, running, longboarding and bike rides.



Jo Canino - Veterinary Assistant
Jo was born in across the state in Seattle, WA. She is currently attending Whitman College where she is the head of the Organic Garden Club and the Pre-Veterinary Club. She is a member of an improv team and likes to laugh, backpack, read, and hang out with her dog Lila. Jo began volunteering for us in April 2015 and metamorphosed into an employee in June 2016. We feel very fortunate to have her as part of our fabulous team.



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