Management

Tiffany Vaughan - Hospital Manager

Tiffany VaughanTiffany Vaughan has been with Eastside Veterinary Associates since 2011 and in the Animal Care Industry on and off since 1994. Her career started as a kennel attendant, then manager. That led to working at her first veterinary hospital as an assistant. She has been fortunate to have been trained on the job. She says her favorite part of what she does is, "Everything! There truly is not a single thing that I don't enjoy doing in my job. And working with people who feel the same way you do makes you look forward to going to work every day."

When she is away from work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids as much as possible. She enjoys learning new crafts, camping, exploring and curling up with a really good book. Her 2 pets, Scubi the Jack Russell mix and Tritan (aka CAT!), graciously allow Tiffany and her family to live with them.

If you have any feedback, questions, or concerns please let me know. We want to make sure you have the best experience possible here at Eastside Veterinary Associates.

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Service Coordinators

Charlene Farmer - Customer Service Coordinator

Charlene Eastside Veterinary Associates' Service Coordinator Charlene Farmer has worked with us since February of 2009, but has been involved with the veterinary field since working with Dr. Hung at another practice in 2003. "I love the high standard of care that the doctors and all of our staff maintain," she says of her work with us. "I bring all my pets here and know that every pet that comes in the door will receive the best care possible." She also enjoys working with our very talented team of veterinarians and support staff.

Charlene has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Washington. With more than 14 years of administrative experience, she says an important part of her job is keeping the front desk running smoothly and the hospital organized so each pet and client gets the attention and great service they deserve.

Charlene, her husband, and their son, Weston, born in 2013, share their home with Felix, a Shar-Pei mix and Phoebe, a calico cat. Both of whom were rescued from local shelters. In her spare time Charlene enjoys working on her house, VW van camping, hiking, reading, and exploring the great Pacific Northwest.

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Dayna Lewis - Customer Service Coordinator

Dayna LewisDayna Lewis joined Eastside Veterinary Associates as a Customer Service Coordinator in the Spring of 2013 after moving back to the area from Spokane with her family the previous fall. Dayna has always held a special place in her heart for animals and animal rescue and loves meeting new people and helping people feel cared for, making her a perfect fit at Eastside Vet. She has worked in the veterinary industry since 2008 and customer service since 1990.

When not at work, Dayna enjoys spending time with her husband Brett and son Noah, along with their cats. She also loves watching movies, anything to do with cars, and riding four wheelers in the sand dunes or at the beach.

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Loren Wood - Customer Service Coordinator and Veterinary Assistant

Licensed Veterinary TechnicianLoren joined the team here at Eastside Veterinary Associates in January 2014. She feels very fortunate to have been welcomed into such a skilled and compassionate team. Loren has been in the veterinary field since 2005. She even spent two years volunteering as a Keeper Aide at the Virginia Zoo. Loren, her husband, and their cat, Trixie Leigh moved to the local area in late 2012. In her spare time, Loren enjoys crocheting, loom knitting, and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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Veterinary Technicians

Mary Fix Hofilena - Licensed Veterinary Technician

Licensed Veterinary Technician Mary Fix-HofilenaSpecialties: Dentistry, Client education

Licensed Veterinary Technician Mary Fix-Hofilena has been with Eastside Veterinary Associates since October 2008 and has been in the animal care field since 1996. She earned her Veterinary Technician License for Washington State when she started working with Dr. Hung in 2001. She is certified by the American Society of Veterinary Dental Technicians and attends continuing education in dentistry as well as other areas of veterinary medicine.

Asked what she enjoys most about her work, Mary says "The friendly, warm, family environment to work in. We get to come to work each day knowing we are providing excellent care for our patients."

At home, Mary has a Border Collie mixed breed dog named Slyder as well as two cats named Divot and Bogie. She has a flock of chickens in her backyard including Omelet, Scrambled, Ninja, and Acorn. She spends her days off volunteering at her son and daughter's school, organizing their swim team, and shuffling them to various activities. Mary enjoys cooking, swimming, hiking, golf, biking, and reading.

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Sally Tolliver - Licensed Veterinary Technician
Associate's Degree, Pierce College

Licensed Veterinary Technician Sally Tolliver Specialties: Dentistry, Client education

Licensed Veterinary Technician Sally Tolliver joined the staff at Eastside Veterinary Associates when the hospital first opened in October of 2008, and has been working in the pet care field for more than 20 years. She says she knew from an early age that she wanted to work with animals and at age 16 landed her first job working at a local veterinary hospital.

While working at the Humane Society, Sally earned an Associate's Degree in Animal Technology from Pierce College in 1996. Throughout the years she has worked at area general veterinary practices or for organizations providing low-cost spay and neuter services. With her wealth of experience, she is responsible for a wide variety of medical care services, which she says helps make her job interesting each day.

Asked what she enjoys most about her work at Eastside Vet, Sally says, "I have worked with or known the staff here for years. They are all intelligent and compassionate people that make it very easy and fun to come to work here." Her own pets are a Chihuahua mix named Mickey and a cat named Turbo. In her spare time, Sally enjoys gardening and chasing around her two young kids.

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Melissa Graham - Licensed Veterinary Technician

Licensed Veterinary Technician Sally Tolliver Licensed Veterinary Technician Melissa Graham has been with Eastside Veterinary Associates since May 2014 and has been in the animal care field since 2001. Melissa grew up in Ohio and received her BS in Interpersonal Communication from Ohio University in 2002. During her time in college she began volunteering with the Athens County Humane Society at their cat shelter, and after several years became a board member. She worked in a small veterinary hospital in southern Ohio before she and her husband moved to Seattle in 2005. Over the past decade, Melissa has worked in both shelters and general practice hospitals in the Seattle area. She obtained her WA State Veterinary Technician license in 2009 and loves being able to help pets and their people live happy, healthy lives together.

Melissa and her husband are caretakers to one dog and three cats. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time outdoors hiking and camping. Melissa is also a certified marine naturalist, and you can often find her volunteering with local marine organizations or on the water with whales in the Pacific Northwest and in Baja, Mexico.

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