Dr. Susan Fazzari
Dr. Susan Fazzari has been a welcoming face at ACE since June of 1985, right after she graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Susan shares her home with her husband and pets: Bruno (her fifth black lab), who is her daily walking buddy, Jacques who is an avid hunter and beloved kitty, and Larry, the 32 year old female Desert Tortoise who sleeps from November to April. Susan also has a flock of 4H ewes and any number of 4H lambs depending on the time of year, as well as two llamas who supervise and protect the sheep. Susan and Greg have raised four children and now happily spend lots of time with their six grandsons and now a granddaughter on the way! Susan enjoys walking, skiing, biking, cooking, gardening, boating and just spending time with family and watching the grandkids play sports, play music, act in school plays, and every other kid event. If Susan was a type of pasta, she would be farfalle! Susan’s superpower of choice would be time-travel.
Dr. John Ladderud
Dr. Brian Williams
Dr. Brian Williams has been with ACE since 2010 after graduating from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Brian and his family share their home with two dogs, two cats, one parakeet, one three-legged box turtle, and a varying amount of fish. If the dogs could talk, they would tell Brian that they love him very much, while the cats would say “Here is our list of complaints regarding the level of service in this establishment”. If the parakeet could talk, he would say “Go away, I’m busy with this exceptionally beautiful bird in the mirror.” Brian doesn’t think the turtle would talk even if he could; he is rather surly and uncommunicative. In Brian’s spare time, he enjoys reading, watching TV, snorkeling, and eventually finishing a series of novels about his pets, including “Rocket in Time: The Time Traveling Misadventures of the World’s Worst Golden Retriever”.
Dr. Brooke Cox
Dr. Brooke Cox graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002, and has been part of our ACE family since the fall of 2013. Brooke has worked with several different veterinary clinics, but is happy to report that ACE is the best! Brooke shares her home with her husband and three kids. They have many pets, including Quinn the rat terrier, Bennett the goldendoodle, Brisby the border collie, Finn the “big” grey cat, V the white cat, Olive the grey barn cat, a registered herd of Red Angus cattle, and 5 horses. If her pets could talk, they would probably say “Please, please, please let me have some table scraps!”. Brooke enjoys watching her kids play sports and show cattle, traveling and reading books. If Brooke had her own late night talk show, her first guest she would invite would be Annie Oakley. Brooke’s superpower of choice would be X-Ray vision!
Dr. Claudia Mattice
Dr. Claudia Mattice graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013, and came to our Animal Clinic East family in September of 2016. Claudia shares her home with her husband, two daughters, Odie the terrier mix dog, Emma the Golden Retriever, and two cats, Pebbles and Shade. If Claudia was a pasta shape, she would be Canolli! Outside of ACE, Claudia enjoys reading, running, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. If Claudia had her own late night talk show, her first guest would be Michelle Obama. Claudia’s super power of choice would be to not need sleep!
Dr. Jessie Lentz
Dr. Andrea Adams
Techs & Assistant Staff
Jennica, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Jennica has been with our ACE family since February of 2007, and has been advocating for animal patients since 1999. Jennica shares her home with her husband and a lovable rescue chocolate lab named Wyllow. If Jennica was a type of cheese, she would be Pepper Jack! Jennica has a passion for veterinary dentistry, nutrition, and dermatology. It’s a good thing Jennica loves dermatology, because Wyllow has allergies that flare up through her skin! Jennica enjoys hanging out with family and friends, watching movies, cooking, baking, trap shooting, organizing, and traveling any chance she can get. If Jennica had her own late night talk show, she would invite either Walt Disney or Tom Hanks to her show as her first guests. In another life, Jennica was probably a war-time nurse working in the trenches!
Courtney, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Ashley, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Ashley is one of our great technicians, and she has been a part of our ACE family since September 2010. Ashley shares her home with her husband, 4 beautiful children, 2 dogs and 2 cats. If Ashley was a type of pasta, she would be bowtie pasta – always “tied” for time, and being pulled in different directions. Also, Ashley loves bows and puts bows on her daughter all the time! When Ashley has any free time, she enjoys crafting and running. Ashley’s super power would either be to be in two places at once or time travel.
Katie, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Katie joined our ACE family in November of 2022, but she has worked in Veterinary Medicine starting in June of 2000 after receiving her Veterinary Technician license. Katie has had the privilege to work in Cardiology, Oncology, Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine but she says she is very happy to be back in general practice where she gets to see lots of healthy animals! Katie is also Recover CPR certified as well as Fear Free certified. If Katie was a type of pasta, she would be Bow Tie pasta! Katie shares her home with her husband, her feline friend Benny and her chihuahua mix CupCake. Outside of saving animals, Katie enjoys reading, cooking, baking, sewing and traveling.
Shelley, Veterinary Assistant
Shelley was born in the province of Alberta, Canada. She and her husband have 5 kids, 3 grandkids, 2 dogs 4 cats and 5 horses! 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.
Jenna, Veterinary Assistant
Kristie, Veterinary Assistant
Sierra, Veterinary Assistant
Sierra joined our ACE family in 2017, but now is going to Veterinary School at Oregon State University and blesses us all with her presence when she is on school breaks. Sierra has a loud tuxedo cat named Twitchy, a crazy, fat, orange tabby cat named Walter-Mouse, and Hoss the big galoot of a husky-mix! When Sierra is not studying, she enjoys science and learning different languages. Sierra is also known around the clinic for being a fabulous artist, and leaves doodles wherever she goes! If Sierra was a type of pasta, she would be orecchiette!
Zoe, Veterinary Assistant
Malory, Veterinary Assistant
Malory has been with our ACE family since March of 2019, when she started out volunteering and has moved her way up to being a Veterinary Assistant, and has goals of becoming a Veterinary Technician. Malory is enrolled with Penn Foster College in the Veterinary Technician program. In a previous life, Malory was probably an FBI Detective in Quantico. Malory’s family includes her fiance Joe, chihuahua mix named Zoey, and her cat named Waldo. If Malory was a type of pasta, she would be rotini – quirky and fun!
Cathy, Co-Hospital Manager & Veterinary Assistant
Cathy has been with our ACE family since April of 2004, and has been essential in keeping the clinic running smoothly. Cathy and her husband have four kids and three grandkids. Cathy has two feline friends at home, Victor and Puss Puss. If Victor could talk, he would say “Feed me, love me. Stop petting me or I will bite you!”. Cathy enjoys skiing, reading, photography, and playing with her grandkids! In another life, Cathy is pretty sure she was an octopus. If Cathy had a late night talk show, her first guest she would invite would be Jerry Garcia. If Cathy was a type of pasta, she would be fusilli!
Bella, Veterinary Assistant
Bella has been cracking jokes with our ACE family since June of 2021. Bella comes from a very large Italian family, so being adopted into our ACE family was a walk in the park for her! Once Bella found her passion in veterinary medicine, she started the Veterinary Technician program with Penn Foster College. Bella is usually accompanied by her 3-legged canine kiddo Buster, and she also dog sits Coco the terrier mix often. When Buster lets her have some time alone, Bella loves traveling to Hawaii, baking, meditating, reading and hiking. In another life, Bella was most likely an NYC Detective. If Bella was a type of pasta, she would be fusilli!
Office Support Staff
Sheila, Co-Hospital Manager
Kenya, Receptionist & Veterinary Assistant
Bio coming soon!
Animal Care Staff
Rachel has been with ACE since August of 2020. Rachel shares her home with 2 dogs (Ruffles and Cinnamon) and 1 cockatiel named Taffy. In another life, Rachel is pretty sure she was a tortoise. Outside of ACE, Rachel enjoys reading, dancing, and skiing! If Rachel was a pasta shape, she would be rigatoni.
Jasmine is a fairly new addition to the ACE family, and has been with us since September of 2022. Jasmine grew up on a farm surrounded by large and small animals, and she has always had a knack for connecting with them. Jasmine would love to raise livestock again when she has the space, but for now has two Aussiedoodles Bentley and Ahsoka. As a supernatural creature, Jasmine thinks she would probably be a werewolf. Jasmine enjoys painting, baking, and dog training/grooming in her spare time. If Jasmine was a type of cheese she would be pepperjack, because she can be spicy and sweet!
Grooming Center Staff
Judy, Lead Groomer and Grooming Center Manager
Judy has been the face of the ACE grooming center and a professional dog groomer since 1990. In another life, Judy was probably a cranky old cat! Judy has two dogs (George and Bella), lots of cats, and one daughter (Jenny) who also works at the ACE grooming center. Judy enjoys reading, walking, and traveling. If Judy was a type of pasta, she would be spaghetti. Judy is also hearing impaired, so if you come into the grooming center she is not ignoring you – her batteries are probably dead!
Tiffany has been with our animal clinic since 1999 when she completed grooming school in Portland. She is a Walla Walla native. Tiffany owns one dog and one cat. Her hobbies include photography, art, sports, outdoor activities and riding her motorcycle. She also is addicted to karaoke singing!
Katie, Dog Bather
Jenny, Grooming Center Assistant
Jenny has been with our ACE grooming center family since 2005 alongside her mom, Judy. Jenny has two dogs and lots of cats! If Jenny could be any supernatural creature, she would be a Kraken so she could be the scourge of the sea. As a pasta type, Jenny would be a bowtie.
Ashley, Dog Bather
Ashley started with the ACE grooming center in July of 2023. Ashley shares her home with 3 cats; Houdini, O’Malley, and Gidget. If Ashley’s cats could talk they would probably say “Mom, Mom! Look how fast I can run!”. Outside of work, Ashley enjoys reading, writing, and a variety of crafts, including candle making and embroidery. In another life, Ashley would be either a cat or a mountain goat.