Our Kind & Knowledgeable Staff
Dr. Kathryn Vance
Dr. Kathryn Vance is co-owner of Summit. 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 Scotch. 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. Autumn Turner
Dr. Autumn Turner is a 2018 Washington State University graduate who practiced in Portland prior to coming to Summit Animal Hospital in 2021. As a Seattle native, she was drawn to this area by the plentiful outdoor opportunities, tight knit community, and great schools. When not at work she can be found trying to keep up with her two young boys and husband while hiking, camping, and exploring the local geology and history of the area. She currently has one cat, Ali who is the sweetest but most mischievous cat!
Jessica Wright (Office Manager)
Jessica has been working in the veterinary industry for 16 years. She joined Summit Animal Hospital in February of 2018 as Practice Manager. Jessica has one beloved dog: Sid, a Pitbull mix, who greets her with a smile every time she comes home. She volunteers for the local humane society fostering litters of kittens each summer. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, camping, kayaking, archery and yoga.
Erin is a Pacific Northwest native. She has had a love for animals her whole life, as her father was a veterinarian. Erin was raised with cats and golden retrievers. Erin started working in the vet field in 2013 when she moved to Seattle. Once back in this area she continued to work in the field and has done so ever since. She started at Summit Animal Hospital the fall of 2020. Erin enjoys getting to know clients and meeting all their furry friends! Her hobbies include traveling, hiking, camping, exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest and visiting the Oregon Coast.
Brandy has been in the veterinary field for 10 years, and with Summit since early 2021. She is originally from Portland, OR and resides currently in Vancouver with her husband of 20 years. She has 3 kids, 3 dogs, and 5 cats! Brandy is passionate about animal foster care, most of her own pets she originally fostered. She continues to foster puppies and kittens through the Humane Society. Her favorite thing about her job is getting to know our clients and their pets.
Ashley has been in the veterinary field since 2006, and has been with Summit Animal Hospital since 2019. In her veterinary medicine career she is most passionate about surgery, primarily spays and neuters, soft tissue surgeries and dental cleanings. She also enjoys client education and reception. She is the proud owner of a Labrador Retriever and a frisky feline. She also has a human daughter whom she enjoys spending time with. In her free time Ashley likes to enjoy the Pacific Northwest, paddle boarding, going to the beach and continuing on her quest to find the best craft beer in the area. She looks forward to meeting you and your pets!
Courtney has been in the veterinary field for 6 years and with Summit since 2019. She attended Carrington College for their veterinary assistant program. She lives in Portland with her husband and son. In her spare time Courtney enjoys camping and hiking. She has two dogs, Kona and Yogi who love to come on adventures with her!
Frankie has been working as a veterinary technician since 2015, and has been at Summit since 2019. She started her career at a private practice in the bay area, before taking her profession back home to the Pacific Northwest in 2016. She has two awesome fur babies, her old man Zeus who is half Rottweiler half Pitbull, and her young gun Mogli who is a purebred Rottweiler. When Frankie is not having the time of her life with all her cute patients and coworkers, you can find her having lazy days with her dogs, watching basketball (Go Warriors!) and going to the gym. She feels blessed to be doing what she loves and bringing a service to our clients. She will always care for your animals like they are her own!
Kaliese is a Vancouver, WA native. She has been in the veterinary field since 2017 and with Summit Animal Hospital since 2021. Her passion for this field comes from her love for animals and getting to experience the human-animal bond every day. She loves using her knowledge to educate owners, working as a team, and improving her technician skills. Her furry family includes her dog Tanner and cat Russell. In her free time you can find her cooking, reading, traveling, and spending lots of time outdoors with her husband. She also enjoys managing the social media accounts here at Summit. She looks forward to meeting you and your pets!
Kelsey’s love for animals sparked her interest in starting her career in the veterinary field in 2016. She has worked at Summit Animal Hospital since 2020 and she plans for this to be her forever clinic! She and her husband recently adopted Poppy, a 6 year old chihuahua mix who loves people and especially loves being an only child. When not at work you can find her spending lots of time with family and friends, hiking and kayaking in the PNW, and snuggling with Poppy. She looks forward to loving on all your furry friends!
Bella was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest area. Animals have always been her passion; she could not be happier to work with them every day. She loves to have a good time, and make people laugh. When not at work you can find her making all sorts of crafty creations, and spending time cuddling at home with a good book and her dog Iris.
Kara (Certified Veterinary Technician)
Kara grew up in Albuquerque, NM and moved to Nashville, TN in 2010. She missed having family close by and decided to move to Vancouver to be closer to her brother and his family. Kara has been with Summit since 2022. After starting in the field in 2001, she attended Central New Mexico Community College and attained her associates degree in Veterinary Technology in 2007. Becoming a licensed veterinary technician is one of the things in life she is truly proud of, as working with animals is her passion. Kara shares her home with her dog Willow, who she found in a bush at 5 weeks old and has been by her side ever since. The two of them enjoy going on adventures here in the Pacific Northwest. Willow is named after the town in Alaska as Kara was working with the Iditarod dogs there around the time Willow was born. When not at work Kara enjoys being outdoors hiking, kayaking, and camping in the mountains.
Kasey’s passion for animals came when she was very young. She has had pets all her life and currently has a German Shorthair Pointer, a Shar-Pei/Lab/Catahoula mix, and 3 kitties. She started at Summit in 2022 but has been in the veterinary field since 2018. In her free time Kasey loves photography, mostly capturing photos of the beautiful nature in this area. She has lived in the Pacific Northwest all her life, currently residing in the Columbia River Gorge in a home that she remodeled. Kasey has a passion for rescuing animals, she hopes to have her own animal rescue and farm some day!
Sabrina has been with Summit Animal Hospital since 2022, and is currently enrolled in Veterinary Technician school. She has a degree in business administration. Her hobbies include baking and sewing, you can find many of our staff pets wearing her bandanas! Her furry family includes 3 dogs: a Manchester Terrier, Miniature Pincher, and a Red Bone Coonhound. Sabrina also plans to add a rescue Greyhound to her family soon.