Meet Our Team

APPOINTMENT

Our team is committed to educating our clients on how to keep your furry family members healthy year-round with good nutrition, proper medical intervention when applicable, and exercise.

Dr. Dennette Wood

Dr. Dennette Wood

Veterinarian

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. Jennifer Watts

Dr. Jennifer Watts

Veterinarian

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.

Dr. Beth Kissack

Dr. Beth Kissack

Veterinarian

Dr. Beth Kissack grew up in New York City and later Berkeley, California. She attended UCLA, receiving her Bachelor of Science,
after which she attended UC Davis Veterinary School, receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2009. Dr. Kissack then spent two years practicing at a small animal clinic in the town of Davis, California before driving cross-country with her pets and fiancé to settle on the New York-Vermont state border, where she practiced for seven years at a small animal hospital in New York. In August 2018, weary of the long, cold winters and looking for a new adventure, Dr. Kissack drove cross-country with her family and pets once again, this time settling in Enumclaw, Washington, and joined the Buckley Veterinary Hospital team. Her husband, also a veterinarian, works at a local large animal practice.

During and after veterinary school, Dr. Kissack fostered dozens of orphan kittens, volunteered extensively spaying and neutering feral cats at the Oakland and Sacramento SPCA and completed an optional shelter medicine senior rotation, sparking a passion for working with shelter and rescue pets. She has been especially excited about Buckley Veterinary Hospital’s partnership with Left Behind K-9 Rescue, which saves many of its dogs from the same overcrowded California shelters that she visited while living there. While she loves the spectrum of cases that general practice provides, she has a special interest in ophthalmology, dermatology and internal medicine. When not working, she enjoys reading, home improvement projects, photography & exploring Washington State’s natural beauty with her husband, young son and adopted shelter pups, Diva & Oliver.

Kim Mason

Kim Mason

Licensed Veterinary Technician

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, 4 pygmy goats and guinea pig. As a family they enjoy the outdoors including hiking, camping and boating.

Sarah Stevens

Sarah Stevens

Licensed Veterinary Technician

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.

Savannah Crowl

Savannah Crowl

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Savannah, a graduate of PIMA Medical Institute, is a licensed veterinary technician that 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.

Chelsea Ulrich

Chelsea Ulrich

Veterinary Assistant

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.

Breanna Berg

Breanna Berg

Client Service Representative

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.

Paige Childers

Paige Childers

Client Service Representative

Paige joined the team in May 2018. She grew up in Enumclaw on a farm and has had many different types of critters throughout the years. She loves to travel and the outdoors. Most of the time you can find her hanging out with her farm animals or out by the river in the summertime. Her dream is to study animal science and continue her journey in the veterinary field.

Compassionate veterinary care for the pets of South King and Pierce Counties since 1978.

Buckley Veterinary Hospital is a small animal veterinary practice conveniently located in Pierce County. Our number one priority is the health and well-being of your pets.

Contact Info

Phone: 360-829-1515
Fax: 360-829-2842
Email: info@buckleyvet.com

Hours

Mon, Wed, Fri: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Tues, Thurs: 7:00am - 7:00pm
Sat: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sun: Closed

Location

28801 State Route 410 E
Buckley, WA 98321

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