Meet Our Team
Dr. Dennette Wood
As a little girl growing up in Portland, OR, Dr. Wood was often seen at the local veterinarian bringing in a pet in need of care. Rarely were these pets her own, but pets she had found in need of help. This early soft spot for the amazing relationships between people and pets has made her a life-long advocate of ‘The human animal bond”. She has served on the animal welfare committee for the AVMA, volunteered veterinary services for the Iditarod and has partnered Buckley Veterinary Hospital with Left Behind K9 (and kitty cats).
After graduating from Washington State University in 2002 Dr. Wood moved to Enumclaw and practiced in the area until purchasing Buckley Veterinary Hospital in 2009. Her motivation for this comes from the enjoyment of working in a small community that fosters building a relationship between her clients and patients. She values life-long learning and the opportunity this location provides for networking with local specialists on complicated medical and surgical cases. She most enjoys soft tissue surgery and internal medicine cases just as much as educating clients on the importance of preventative care and early disease detection.
In her spare time she enjoys alpine skiing, cycling, hiking, gardening, music and spending time with her pride and joy, “Smelly Cat”. Who yes… was found in desperate need of a rescue.
Dr. Christine Stevens
Dr. Stevens joined the Buckley Veterinary Hospital team in 2015. She grew up on the Plateau and after graduating from Washington State University in 2006 returned to the area to practice general veterinary medicine. She enjoys seeing dogs, cats, the occasional small ruminant, rabbits and rodents. Dr.Stevens has a particular soft spot for both geriatric and pediatric pets and enjoys working in general practice seeing a variety of cases ranging from wellness care, dermatology cases (having a very allergic dog has given her a new appreciation for living with an itchy dog!), lameness (again, lots of personal experience here), internal medicine, dentistry, surgery, etc. Recently Dr. Stevens has become certified in both canine rehabilitation and veterinary acupuncture. These have required many hours of study and trips for continuing education to obtain certification, and have been greatly rewarding for both Dr.Stevens and her patients. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Stevens stays busy with her husband and two young boys. They have 3 dogs - a Golden Retriever, a German Shepherd, and a Chihuahua. There is also usually at least one foster dog in the house. They also have a 3-legged orange cat. Dr. Stevens enjoys helping out with Left Behind K9 Rescue and various other rescues. She has also helped Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation to deliver meals to housebound seniors in Enumclaw. In whatever time she has left, she also enjoys napping, reading, camping and surprising co-workers with random gifts.
Cassie McArtor began her love of animals and desire to be a vet while growing up in Great Falls, Montana. Throughout her childhood her and her brother had a pet turtle, snakes, a dove, but the most memorable to the family was Julie the Pekin duck. After high school, she studied abroad in Norway for a year, then she studied Pre-veterinary medicine at the University of Idaho, which is where she met her wonderful husband David (who grew up in Bonney Lake). During college she studied abroad once again but this time just outside of Melbourne, Australia. She loved Australia so much that she ended up going back for veterinary school, spending 5 years at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia. She and her husband love to travel (they’ve covered 6 of the 7 continents between them)and try to get outdoors as much as possible (hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, anything really.) Cassie and David are happy to be back in the Pacific NW (even if they did trade warm weather for rain) near friends and family again. Cassie looks forward to meeting you and your fur (or other skin covering) babies when you come by for a checkup!
Dr. Watts grew up between the Gig Harbor and Tacoma area. She has always had a passion for animals and was often bringing home “pets” from turtles and frogs to dogs and cats. She always had a passion for science and medicine and began studying at the University of Washington in 2006. She later transferred to Washington State University to pursue her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in 2010 (Go Cougs!) and has been practicing in the area since.
Dr. Watts has a passion for building relationships with clients and their fur babies. She loves to see your babies grow and help you keep them healthy. There is nothing better than seeing people and their pets forge a human-animal bond.
When not at work Dr. Watts is surrounded by her fur babies: two pits and a kitty, and her husband and son. She enjoys camping, music, movies and video games. It would not be surprising to find her at a concert or convention.
Licensed Veterinary Technicians
Kim graduated from Pierce College with a Veterinary Technician degree in 1998. She came to work at Buckley Veterinary Hospital as a Licensed Technician in 2006. She retired from that position and dove head first into office management in 2017. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 daughters, 3 dogs and guinea pig. As a family they enjoy hiking, camping and boating.
Malia, a licensed veterinary technician, has been employed at BVH since the summer of 2012. After graduating from Pierce College in 2013, she became a licensed veterinary technician. She has one dog named Kona, and cats. In her free time, she enjoys taking Kona on hikes around the PNW. Malia is very passionate about traveling, has a travel blog and has been to many countries already.
Sarah, a licensed veterinary technician, has been with BVH since 2007. She began her veterinary career as a kennel tech while attending Pierce College’s Veterinary Technician Program. Upon graduation in 2008, she joined the team full-time as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She is an accomplished horsewoman, spending most of her free time riding and training horses with her fiancé. She has three cats, two dogs and four horses that also keep her very busy.
Jazzlyn is a Licensed Veterinary Technician that graduated from PIMA in the Spring of 2016. She's a new mother to her daughter, Alexis Rose, and has a fur baby, "Milo." Jazzlyn has been an animal enthusiast since childhood, but realized she wanted to be an LVT after volunteering at Sound Critter Care in 2013, working with wildlife rehabilitation. In her free time, she enjoys going on walks with Milo, spending time with her family, staying up late to read a good book, and as much coffee as possible.
Savannah, a graduate of PIMA Medical Institute, is a licensed veterinary technician that just joined BVH in January 2018. Savannah’s background includes working with pocket pets and rabbits as well as cats and dogs. Having grown up on a small farm in the area, she spends her time riding and showing her two horses one of which is a retired racehorse. She also has two cats and two dogs and has a fondness for goats. When she has free time, you can find her on day hikes around the PNW.
Chancee joined Buckley Vet in January of 2010. As a child, Chancee always was interested in animals and helping any critters she could. She loves getting to know our clients and is a valuable volunteer with Left Behind K9 Rescue. When not at work, she enjoys riding horses, gardening and caring for her farm. She has two dogs, two cats, two horses and a flock of chickens. Also, Chancee has a twin! Even though they are not identical, you will still do a double take.
Chelsea joined our team as a veterinary assistant in March of 2015. She was drawn to the field by her love for animals, and regularly brings joy to those around her. She has a rescued German Shepherd named Bridgett, and is currently fostering another dog as well. When not at work, Chelsea enjoys hiking, jogging, hanging out with her family, and boyfriend Steve.
Client Services Team
Breanna, or Bre, grew up and currently lives in the Buckley area. She is the newest addition of the Client Services Team. She is married to a wonderful man, Ethan. Together, they have three furbabies; two black cats named Nyx and Cayenne, and a yellow Labrador named Duke. In their free time, they enjoy camping, hiking and spending time by the water. Working with animals has always been a dream and goal for Breanna and she’s very excited to be a part of the team.
Tessa joined the BVH Client Services team in the Spring of 2017. She is a native to the PNW area, and lives near Enumclaw with her husband and three children. Tessa feels every animal deserves the best care and excellent customer service is a priority. She enjoys camping, cooking and being at the beach. Tessa is very excited to get to know all of you!