Techs and Kennel Staff

kitten nursing
  • 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 one dog and three cats. Her hobbies include reading, snow skiing and playing with her grandbabies. 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 named 'Stout. Her time off is spent movie watching and hanging out with her husband, spending time outdoors, traveling, cooking, baking, and drinking coffee. Jennica does an outstanding job managing our kennel care staff in addition to her technician duties. 

  • 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 Humphreys
    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.
  • Alanna Fleck
    Veterinary Assistant

    Alanna has been with us since 2008. She collects coffee mugs with people's faces on them and has a cat named Bob Meowerly and a British Shorthiar named Cat Middleton. She has sent big foot a vaccination reminder but is still waiting on a response.

  • Jenna Olson
    Veterinary Assistant

    We are excited to add Jenna to our ACE family! Jenna graduated from WSU in 2010 with a BS in Natural Resource Sciences with Wildlife Ecology as her specialty. She has two dogs, Waylon and Patsy, and one cat, Flapjack. When she is not at the clinic she enjoys being outdoors, hiking, traveling, fishing, baking, jazzercising, fostering animals, up-cycling thrift store finds and spending time with family and friends. In her life before ACE, Jenna was a Zookeeper in North Dakota!

  • Kristie Tyler-Vance
    Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

    Kristie is a Walla Walla native and is one of the newer faces at AnimalClinic East. She has a daughter and a son and two dogs. She has a great love for our valley and is enjoying the benefits that have come with its growth over the past 20 years - especially the great wines and restaurants! In Kristie's time away from the clinic, she loves cooking for family and friends (and her co-workers too) and enjoys trying out new recipes. She visits the Oregon Coast as many times as possible each year and loves dog walks on the beach with her husband.

  • Sierra Lepiane
    Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Staff
    Sierra is a hometown girl, born right here is Walla Walla. She began working with us in June 2017 and immediately fit right in. She has a dog named Grizzly Bear, a cat named Twitch, and lots of fish, snails, & crabs. As a memory aid, she likes to chronicle her life by making videos. We welcome Sierra as the newest member to our fabulous kennel team.
  • Adelyn Chamberlain
    Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Staff

    Adelyn grew up with pets and would like to become an Animal Massage Therapist. She enjoys spending time with her family, the outdoors, exploring caves, and throwing frisbee. She likes music, playing the piano, and sitting down with a good book or movie. Adelyn loves marshmallows and the color green. Zip lining in South America remains at the top of her bucket list.


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Feedback from our clients

  • "Dr. Anderson has always gone above and beyond for the care of our family's pets for several years."
    John Doe / San Diego, CA
  • "Dr. Anderson has always gone above and beyond for the care of our family's pets for several years. We always feel questions are welcome, and Dr. Anderson spends whatever time is required to provide answers, whether we are in the office or just speaking on the telephone. Dr. Anderson always knows our pets’ special needs and personalities to provide them the best possible care."
    The Miller Family