Our Team


Team members receive ongoing training at Medical Lake Veterinary Hospital. And best of all, they love our patients. It is their priority to shower each patient with love and compassion. Come see the difference!

Team Members

  • Doctor

    Dr. Trina Dutton, DVMOwner/Veterinarian

Dr. Trina Dutton graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Her Bachelor's degree, in Animal Science, was awarded from the WSU Honors Program. She is highly skilled in surgery, oncology, geriatrics, dentistry, cardiology, and much more. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Washington State Veterinary Medical Association, and Inland Empire Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Dutton decided to become a veterinarian at 10 years of age, when her favorite animal was a tree kangaroo. When she is not caring for dogs, cats, pocket pets (even hedgehogs!), and exotics in the community, she enjoys spending time outdoors, running, singing specials in church, quilting, and walking around beautiful Medical Lake.

  • Doctor

    Dr. Heather O'Bannan, DVMOwner/Veterinarian

Dr. Heather O'Bannan also gained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and Bachelors in Veterinary Science from the WSU School of Veterinary Medicine. She enjoys working with animals of all sizes and has a diverse collection of patients — dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, pot-bellied pigs, cows, alpacas, llamas, guinea pigs, gerbils, parrots, and even a bearded dragon! Dr. O'Bannan is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Washington State Veterinary Medical Association, Inland Empire Veterinary Medical Association, and American Animal Hospital Association.

Dr. O'Bannan followed her older sister (Dr. Trina Dutton) into the field of veterinary medicine at a young age. She is a die-hard Cougar fan and adores working with people who love their pets. She is a long distance runner and enjoys running endurance trail runs. Dr. O'Bannan and her husband enjoy all activities that allow them to be outside and enjoying our beautiful community. Their family is rounded out by their two children, Judah and Everly, their Retriever/Labrador mix, Darby, and Walter, the family cat.

  • Manager

    JeannettePractice Manager

Jeannette is the Practice Manager. She has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Management and Operations, with a minor in Psychology from Washington State University after previously working in the education and graphic design fields. She directs the business side of the practice, guaranteeing the hospital runs smoothly.

Jeannette and her husband, Dave, have six children: Dr. Dutton, Dr. O'Bannan, Elizabeth, Mayden, Nadiri, and Silas. She enjoys being with her family (which includes their Golden Retriever, Border Collie, two cats, three horses, and two parakeets), any activity involving nature, teaching Sunday School, and puttering around the yard.

If you have any comments or questions, do not hesitate to contact Jeannette. She wants to hear from you!    (509) 299-3675   jeannette@medicallakevetclinic.com

  • Assistant

    AnnikaAdministrative Assistant

Annika is Administrative Assistant to the Practice Manager. She has a full schedule each day as she is also in nursing school through Eastern Washington University. She lives on a farm and has three horses, five dogs, and six goats. She enjoys riding horses and showing horses and livestock.

Interesting fact: Annika's life goal was to become a veterinarian. After researching the long road necessary to become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, she settled for nursing although animals still hold a special place in her heart.

  • Assistant

    BreenaVeterinary Assistant

Breena , Veterinary Assistant, has a certificate in Veterinary Assisting from the New Tech Skills Center. She is pursuing her Licensed Veterinary Tehnician degree. Breena is a life long resident of Medical Lake and has many ties to the community. She has 3 dogs, Abby (3/4 Malamute, 1/4 Mastiff), Shelby (Jack Russel Terrier), Sage (Pit Bull); 1 cat, Oscar (Siamese); and a bearded dragon, Jasmin. Outside of animals, Breena enjoys knitting, crocheting, and reading.

Interesting facts: She was Vice President of the Medical Lake FFA Chapter and was a mentor and participant in the Medical Lake FFA Veterinary Science Team that went to state competition.


  • Assistant

    CheyenneVeterinary Assistant

Cheyenne , Veterinary Assistant, has many years of experience in retail sales. She is pursuing veterinary assistant certification through Penn Foster College. She has two pets: Binx, her four year old black cat; and Bailey, her three year old Golden Retriever. Cheyenne enjoys painting, hiking, and reading.

  • Receptionist

    EllieCustomer Service

Ellie , Receptionist, is returning to the veterinary field after taking time off to have two daughters, Darah and Autumn. Ellie and her husband, Matthew, also have two cats, Snickers and Claude, and a dog, Zeus. She enjoys running, baking, traveling, and fishing. She lives on Fairchild Airforce Base.

Interesting Fact: Ellie completed two 50K (31.5 mile) trail runs when she was 16 years old.
  • Assistant

    HannahVeterinary Assistant

Hannah , Veterinary Assistant, graduated with honors in veterinary assisting from the New Tech Skills Center. She anticipates becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT). In her free time, she enjoys walking the family black labs, Gunner and Sadie.

Interesting fact: Hannah was in a Musha Marimba musical group for many years, performing throughout the region.

  • Assistant

    JenissaVeterinary Assistant

Jenissa , Veterinary Assistant, has a Bachelor's degree in Children's Studies and Sociology. She and her husband, Keefer, have two children, Sophia and Amari. Their family is rounded out by Diva, a Yorkie/Papillon and Zoey Rose, a Blacksmoke Tuxedo. Jenissa enjoys camping, boating, swimming, and family time.

Interesting facts: Jenissa moved to Medical Lake when she was three and grew up in our wonderful town. After marrying at the age of 22, she moved with her military husband to several different locations including Portugal. They moved back to Medical Lake after the birth of their daughter.

  • Assistant

    MoniqueVeterinary Assistant

Monique, Veterinary Assistant, has many years of managerial experience in the banking industry. Monique and her husband, Daniel, have one son, Skylar. They operate a hobby farm which includes three dogs, one cat, fifty chickens, eight goats, two ducks, one goose, two pigs, and two guinea hens. Monique makes soap and cheeses from her home raised goats. She also produces her own food which is a huge interest/hobby. Teaching and learning farm life with her son is a large part of her life as well.

Interesting fact: Monique's grandparents owned and operated the Central Coast Renaissance Fair in California. Monique spent sixteen years of her life growing up at the Fair.

  • Assistant

    PhenixVeterinary Assistant

Phenix , Veterinary Assistant, has extensive management experience in the restaurant industry. He has a chocolate lab named Riley, who loves playing fetch. Phenix enjoys being outdoors capturing the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, one picture at a time. He also absolutely loves spending time with his son, Truman, and soon to be fiancé.

Interesting fact: Phenix lived in the Hawaiian Islands for a year and a half.

  • Assistant

    RachaelVeterinary Assistant

Rachael, Veterinary Assistant, has a Bachelor's degree in Business Management. Rachael and her husband, Steven, have two dogs: Zoey (Yorkie) and Zeus (Pitbull). She is pursuing her Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) degree. She enjoys baking, fitness, hiking, and hanging out with her husband and two fur babies!

Interesting facts: Rachael is from Michigan. She has lived in Medical Lake for three years. Her husband is stationed at Fairchild AFB.