Our Careteam

Taunia McDonald
CVA, Hospital Administrator
Taunia is originally from Calgary, Canada and has been with Alpine View since graduating from PIMA Medical Institute in 2001. From a very young age, Taunia knew without a doubt that she wanted to spend her life working with and for animals. Originally, as a Technician at Alpine View, she had a specific interest in veterinary dentistry and surgical assisting, and simply loved knowing that she helped make a difference in the lives of the patients treated at Alpine View. In 2002, however, Taunia transitioned into her current role as Hospital Administrator. Although her role has changed, the one thing that remains the same and is Taunia’s sincere love for animals and her desire to ensure that they are receiving the absolute best veterinary care available.

As Taunia says, “We are their voice, therefore, it’s our job to make sure they are as healthy, happy, and comfortable as possible both during and after their visit to Alpine View!” Taunia and her husband Bryce live in Kenmore with their 2 beloved children, Dorian and Araylia, and their extremely spoiled and loved Rottweiler, Alkaia, as well as their feisty cat, PITA. In her spare time, Taunia enjoys spending time with her family and dog, traveling, snowboarding, all water sports, and working on updating their family home.
Alicia Hartley
LVT, MCL, In-Patient Nurse & Staff Training Facilitator
Alicia is a Licensed Veterinary Technician and has over 14 years experience in the veterinary field. She grew up in a military household and attended grade school in China and high school in the Philippines. She relocated to Washington State from Huntington Beach, CA in 1998 and loves the change of seasons here. A turning point for Alicia which caused her to enter the veterinary field was rescuing and rehabilitating a pigeon while working on her Master’s degree in Political Science. She soon began working with wildlife and switched over to veterinary medicine in 1998. Her passion lies in emergency medicine, hematology and orthopedics.

Alicia works with our team here at Alpine View part time during the yr and full time during the summer. She fills the ultra important role of staff training coordiator, ensuring that all of our technicians, nurses, and assistants are up to date in the latest advancements in medical research and patient care.

Alicia started working at Alpine View in December of 2005. She and her husband John have 2 fabulous children, Gage and Fia. Alicia and her family share their home with 1 cat, Trudy, and her dog, an active walker hound named Scuba Steve. In her spare time, Alicia enjoys hiking, waterskiing, snow skiing, and spending time with her family and friends. It is extremely obvious just how devoted Alicia is to the happiness of our clients and the care of our patients, and all of our clients simply love her and her warm heart and friendly smile!
Jenny Magruder
LVT, In-Patient Nurse
Jenny came to Alpine View with over 10 years of experience in the veterinary field. She attended Pierce College in 1999 to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. In addition to her hands-on knowledge, Jenny has a sweet personality with a kind heart. Jenny started at Alpine View during the summer 2006 due to relocation and we’re fortunate to have her here. Jenny and her husband enjoy staying busy by caring for their 3 children, Justin, Trevor, and Gloria, as well as their 3 dogs, 2 cats, 4 birds and 2 fish. She currently only works Saturdays, however, she is an important part of our overall operation of the back lab, and we are happy to have her as part of our team.
Cassandra Elsenbast
In-Patient Nurse, LVT
>Cassandra has been at Alpine View since October 2010. She began as a Client Relations Representative and soon thereafter started working in the back as Veterinary Assistant. She realized very quickly that she had discovered her passion and wanted to advance her knowledge and education in the veterinary field. She immediately started training and studying to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician and successfully passed her LVT exam. She has proved to be an essential asset to our team. Cassandra has a soft sport for our furry patients, has the ability to multi-task, loves a challenge, enjoys staying busy, and is an extremely quick learner. She excelled in high school and attended Ocean Research College Academy at Everett Community College, where she obtained her associates degree, all while she was still in high school.

When she is not keeping busy with all of us at Alpine View, she enjoys spending time with her significant other Kyle, their lab Barrett, and their mischievous Boston Terrier Sweet Pea. She enjoys photography, hiking, and loves the outdoors.
Kelly Meier
Lead-Client Relations Representative
Kelly has been working for Alpine View since October of 2007. She has played a very important role as Client Relations Representative and has been promoted to Lead CRR. She and her family have been long time clients at Alpine View, so beginning her employment was an easy transition for her. Kelly grew up in the Monroe area and currently lives in Lake Stevens with her significant other Matthew and their two cats "Roast Beef & Petunia."

In her spare time, Kelly enjoys crocheting, spending time with friends, hiking, camping, & making people laugh. Kelly states that she “feels honored to work for Alpine View. Every day is a new experience and I have learned so much over the past ten years. Working with animals is something that I always wanted to do, so getting the opportunity to do so has been an awesome experience. I'm looking forward to continuing my long term career in the Veterinary field with Alpine View”.
Jennifer Field
Client Relations Representative
Jennifer started here at Alpine View in February 2008. Jennifer knew she wanted to work at Alpine View due to her sincere love for animals and has been a dedicated Client Relations Representative with us for the past 10 years. Jennifer lives in Monroe with her husband Mike their two big Rottweiler's "Parker and Harper", and their  new and very well loved kitty "Autumn."

In Jennifer’s spare time, she likes to spend time with her Mike, go for walks with their dogs , attend local markets and festivals, and travel. Jennifer says, “I love animals and working with them gives me great pleasure. I am thankful to Alpine View for allowing me to spend my time in a career that I sincerely enjoy. Furthermore, if it wasn't for working at Alpine View I would have never met  my husband Mike.”
Ashley Rennie
Out-Patient Nurse
Ashley joined our team summer 2013 after completing here internship here at Alpine View for the Licensed Veterinary Technician program through PIMA Medical Institute. Ashley has now successfully graduated from PIMA and is happy to be part of our family here at Alpine View. Once Ashley successfully passes the WA state Licensed Vet Tech exam this spring she will transition into the role of In-Patient Nurse, LVT here at Alpine View.

Throughout school Ashley was a proud member of SCNAVTA (Student Chapter of National association of Veterinary Technicians) where they regularly held food drives and fundraisers to help pets and organizations in need. When Ashley isn’t so busy caring for animals at work she also previously enjoyed volunteering for PAWS (Progressive Animal Welfare Society) where she was a feline care attendant and also an assistant in their wildlife section.

Ashley has loved animals her entire life, and tells us that “she is so grateful to be able to work with such an amazing team, as well as get the opportunity to meet and get to know all of our clients and their pets.” Ashley currently has two cats of her own, “Jack” who is 9yrs old going on 9months, and she also just recently added a sweet 6yr old cat named “Jake” to her family.

We are looking forward to having Ashley on board with us at Alpine View, her sincere love for animals is evident and her desire to learn and gain new knowledge in the industry obvious! We are sure you will love meeting and getting to know Ashley just as much as we have, she is truly a great addition to our team!
Jessica Ramadas
Lead LVT, Out-Patient Nurse
Jessica started in the spring of 2013 as a part time Out-Patient Nurse here at Alpine View Veterinary Hospital. For two years she worked hard at PIMA Medical Institute in order to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Following her internship here at Alpine View she succesfully graduated from PIMA, and then successfully passed her LVT test with the state of Washington and was immediately hired here with us. Since Jessica is so amazing she quickly and easily transitioned into her new role here at Alpine View and was soon promoted to Lead LVT, In-Patient Nurse! Jessica loves working with and helping animals and tells us that she “loves being a part of our team and is looking forward to a long and enjoyable career in the veterinary field and here at Alpine View.”

Jessica has two dogs of her own, “Bindi” and “Rou” and her horse “Breeze.” In her spare time Jessica enjoy riding horses, hiking, competing in horse shows, and spending time with friends and family.

We feel very fortunate to have Jessica working here at our hospital; she is a sweet, smart, kind, and an absolute asset to our awesome team here at Alpine View!