Our Kind & Knowledgeable Staff
Dr. Kathryn Vance
Dr. Kathryn Vance is co-owner of Summit, and she earned her DVM degree from Washington State University in 2011. Her areas of interest include preventative care, internal medicine, dermatology, and ophthalmology. She, her husband Tyler and her son Henry live in Vancouver, Washington with their dog Juniper. In her spare time, Dr. Vance enjoys reading, cooking, camping, spending time with her family, and exploring the Columbia River Gorge.
Dr. Tyler Vance
Dr. Tyler Vance is the other co-owner of Summit with his wife, Dr. Kathryn Vance. He received a bachelor of science in Animal Science in 2007 and his doctorate in 2011 from Washington State University. It was there that he met, and later married, Dr. Kathryn Vance. He enjoys camping and fishing with family near his hometown of White Salmon, Washington.
Dr. Kelly Hagerman
After graduating from Washington State University with her DVM degree in 2019, Dr. Kelly Hagerman began her next adventure in Vancouver, WA. When she is not hiking, playing board games, or dancing at a Zumba class, she can likely be found cuddling her two black cats, Caliber and Spooky. She looks forward to caring for your four-legged family members at their next visit!
Jessica Wright (Office Manager)
Jessica has been working in the veterinary industry for 12 years. She joined Summit Animal Hospital in February of 2018. She is very excited to be a part of the team. Jessica has two beloved dogs: Sid, a Pitbull mix, who greets her with a smile every time she comes home; and a brindle Boston Terrier mix named Abby. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, boating, doing crafts and going to concerts.
Trisha came to Summit as a veterinary assistant in 2012. Originally from the Bay Area in California, she has worked in the veterinary field for over twelve years. She lives with her husband, Shawn, and six children, and they always remain busy with their family and friends. She is involved with Doerenbecher Children's Hospital with Make A Wish Foundation. Their furry family members include two rescue dogs and a cat. In her spare time, Trisha enjoys the beach, photography, and spending time with her husband and kids.
I have been at Summit for about 2 years now and I love it! I left the field of property management to pursue something I was much more passionate about; animals. My husband and I have three dogs: Bruce Lee (Boxer), Chuck Norris (Boxer), Ziggy Stardust (Fat Dingo), and one cat, Astrid. We also have three chickens, Ashley, Ashley, and Olga, 40 quail (all named Sam), and one tarantula, Aragog. When I am not working I enjoy volunteering at my church, camping, exploring, and aquascaping my aquariums.
Since I was a kid, I loved being with animals. I would love helping my grandpa with the dogs he bred and trained. Now I have been working for Summit Animal Hospital for one year. I am also currently working on my degree to become a certified veterinary technician. When I'm not in the clinic I love to hike, camp and play music.
I became a Veterinary assistant after attending the assistant program at Carrington college about 2 years ago. I live in Portland with my husband and son. We have a dog named Kona who loves to go swimming and two cats Zoe and Luka. I love to take my son fishing on the Tillamook bay and of course camping.
Hi my name is Ashley and this will be my 12th year in the veterinary field, but this is my first year with Summit Animal Hospital. I have always has a passion for animals and there owners. I have worked in many aspects of the field, I enjoy helping in surgery and client education. I am the proud owner of 2 Labradors, Ali and Gauge, and a sassy little feline we call Bergy, who enjoys long naps in the sun and playing fetch. I also recently had a none fur-child this year and her name is Willow. When I am not helping pets, I enjoy being paddle boarding, camping, and a good Netflix series.
I look forward to meeting you and your pets.
Kristin is an assistant technician who came to Summit Animal Hospital in June of 2019. Before coming here she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Washington State University in Pullman, WA. She worked in the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital in their Exotics and Wildlife department as a technician for 8 years and worked as a care attendant and adoption counselor at Pullman's local shelter for 5 years. After being in Pullman for so long, she was ready for a change of pace and came to the Portland area. In her spare time, she is an avid reader, Netflix binger, roller derby fanatic, and enjoys hiking and camping.
Hello, my name is Audrey, I am a born and raised California girl and lover of all things animals. I started my veterinary technician career in 2018 right after completing cosmetology school (but I am no groomer). I moved to the PNW beginning of 2020 and started at Summit Animal Hospital shortly after. I love getting to call this beautiful place home. In my free time I enjoy nature, yoga, spending time with my family, and day dreaming about all the animals I will have in the future! I currently only have one fur-child, she is a pitty named Chloe aka tookie lady aka the love of my life. I look forward to meeting you and yours!!
Lexi came to Summit Animal Hospital recently after she moved from Corvallis, OR where she worked as a vet assistant at the local animal hospital while attending Oregon State University. She lives with her husband and their fur child, Nacho! They love all things outdoors and enjoy the tight knit community here in Camas. If Lexi had one wish it would be to communicate with animals. I'm excited to meet you and yours!