Our Practice

We are a full-service animal hospital providing comprehensive pet healthcare services in Liberty Lake, WA. Our veterinarians offer a wide variety of medical, surgical and dental services. Our hospital has advanced equipment and technologies, including comprehensive in-house testing for accurate diagnosis, digital x-ray, surgical suite, dental suite, and a pharmacy. We are committed to providing quality care at every stage of your pet's life. From routine preventive care to early detection and treatment of a wide range of conditions and diseases, we have the expertise to provide the highest standard of care for your pet. We also serve clients in Spokane, Post Falls, Newman Lake, Liberty Lake, Legacy Ridge, and Otis Orchards.

  • Dr. Julie Jeckle-Clark


    Started at LLVC: May 1994

    Education: Communications at WSU, Veterinary Medicine at WSU

    Interests: I enjoy spending time with all the creatures at my home. Which includes 5 cats, 2 dogs, 2 pygmy goats, 3 ducks, Lots of Bunnies, 2 wonderful kids; Carson and Jessica and a Beehive. In my spare time I enjoy Traveling, Snow skiing, and giving honey away. I am also very proud of my experience as an emergency response veterinarian for the Humane Society during Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Hurricane Ike in Texas.

  • Dr. Katherine Alley


    Started at LLVC: July 2015

    Education: US Naval Academy BS, CO State University MS in BioMedical Science, CO State University DVM

    Interests: Mountain Biking, Hiking, Aikido Martial Arts, and Horseback Riding

  • Dr. Charlotte Dotson


    Started at LLVC: October 2018

    Education: Washington State University Honors College BS in Zoology, Washington State University DVM

    Interests: Hiking, Camping, Running, Kayaking, Spending Family Time Outdoors with My Two Australian Shepards; Aayla and Theo, and My Husband; Caleb. Enjoys many areas of Veterinary Medicine, Including Exotics.

  • Dr. Heather Souder


    Started at LLVC: June 2020

    Education: Rocky Mountain College, B.A. in English Literature, B.S. in Equine Science University of Minnesota, DVM

    Interests: Riding horses, skiing, reading, traveling with my husband, and snuggling with our 3 cats. Special interests in veterinary medicine include soft tissue surgery, feline medicine, geriatric care, and fostering the human-animal bond.

  • Brandi Duran-Starr

    Practice Manager + Veterinary Assistant

    Started at LLVC: September 2004

    Interests: Enjoy Playing Soccer, Going Hiking, and Spending Time with My Family

  • Melissa Stockdale

    Reception Manager

    Started at LLVC: June 1999

    Interests: Hiking, Camping, Playing with my little Boy, Sitting by the fire with my dog & kitties, Spending time with my family

  • Jessica Newman

    Operations Manager

    Started at LLVC: June 2010

    Education: Animal Behavior College, Externship performed within Liberty Lake Veterinary Center

    Interests: A little bit of everything! Giggle! Puzzles, reading, writing letters, playing video games with my husband and brother, and of course, snuggling with my furry friends.

  • Haley Hertlein

    Kennel Manager

    Started at LLVC: September 2018

    Interests: Reading, Hiking, Yakin, hanging with my dogs.

  • Reanna Carter


    Started at LLVC: February 2017

    Education: AS in Agriculture Production

    Interests: Riding horses, Showing sheep, Being with my kids and dogs.

  • Ashley Ratliff


    Started at LLVC: May 2019

    Education: Phlebotomy Certification

    Interests: Reading, Working Out, Adventuring with My 4 Dogs, and Cars.

  • Karla Wieber

    Veterinary Assistant

    Started at LLVC: July 2014

    Education: BA in Management Information Systems, BA in E- Commerce

    Interests: Horseback Riding, Hiking, Playing Piano, 4-Wheeling, Being with my Dogs.

  • Alyssa Rothmund

    Veterinary Assistant

    Started at LLVC: June 2017

    Education: Certificate in Veterinary Assisting from Carrington College

    Interests: Spending time with family and my animals, traveling, cooking, riding horses, competing in rodeos, riding 4-wheelers, camping. Pretty much anything outdoors.

  • Siera Ratkovich

    Veterinary Assistant

    Started at LLVC: May 2019

    Interests: Yoga, spending time with family and dogs, traveling, golfing.

  • Scott Macaluso

    Veterinary Assistant

    Started at LLVC: March 2019

  • Tara Dione

    Kennel Staff

    Started at LLVC: August 2019

  • Natalie Sinton

    Orthopedic Assistant

    Started at LLVC: 2011

    Education: Metro State College of Denver Rocky Mountain Regional Dog Trainers Academy

    Interests: Dogs, Dog-Training & Behavior, Reading, Gardening, Outdoor Activities (Hiking, Camping, Skiing)

  • Quillin Altig

    Kennel Staff

    Started at LLVC: April 2019

  • Crystal Keys


    Started at LLVC: June 2020

    Background: 20+ years of grooming experience

    Interests: Loves to travel and compete at grooming competitions and seminars. Enjoys continuing education and showing standard poodles.  Loves spending time with husband, Stephen,  their Saint Bernard, 2 poodles, and their Persian cat.

  • Steve & Cubby

    Clinic Cats