Meet Our Staff

The skilled veterinarians and technicians at Juanita Bay Veterinary Hospital can’t wait to meet you and your pet. It is our privilege to serve Kirkland, WA and the surrounding areas. With compassion and high-quality care, we aspire to help our pet patients, their owners, and the community as a whole.

Dr. Michael Clark, DVM

Michael Clark

Dr. Clark’s father founded Juanita Bay Veterinary Hospital in the 1960’s. As the current owner, Dr. Clark has practiced in the Kirkland area since graduating from Washington State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. He is married with two daughters, two cats, and one dog. In his free time, Dr. Clark enjoys skiing and fly fishing and is an automobile and motorcycle enthusiast.

Doctors

Dr. Aubrey Schaeffer, DVM

Aubrey Schaeffer

Dr. Schaeffer grew up in Bothell, WA. In 2007, she graduated from Washington State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. She loves getting to know pets and their people. Dr. Schaeffer and her husband share their home with two dogs and one cat. She enjoys hiking and camping with her husband, along with gardening and creating stained glass projects.

Dr. Tracy Fuelleman, DVM

Tracy Fuelleman

Dr. Fuelleman grew up in California and worked as a veterinary assistant throughout high school and college. She received her degrees in Biology and Medical Technology from Pacific Lutheran University. She went on to graduate from the University of Minnesota in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Fuelleman has completed professional training at Colorado State University through the Scientific Integrative Medicine Program and is certified in Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians. When she’s not working, Dr. Fuelleman enjoys sailing, hiking, traveling and gardening. She and her husband Don share their home with one lucky cat named Andrew.

Receptionists

Lucie
Office Manager

Lucie

Lucie was born and raised in the Czech Republic. Prior to joining Juanita Bay Veterinary Hospital in 2008, she worked as a nanny in Colorado. She lives in West Seattle with her husband, Dave and their mystery mutt Avalanche Danger. She decided to work in the veterinary field because she loves animals and the people that care for them. Lucie enjoys the opportunity to learn something new every day as she gets to interact with pets and their humans!

Patricia
Office Manager

Patricia

With a background in hospitality and business management, Patricia found her way to veterinary medicine. A Wyoming native, who comes from a ranching family, she was naturally drawn to work with pets.  She has worked in veterinary medicine since 2006 and is dedicated to providing optimal care to clients and their fur babies.  She and her husband Chuck settled in Washington where they raised their boys, Gerald and Nick.  Patricia enjoys crafting and spending time with her family, which also includes Golda a German Shepherd, Ralph a Shorthair Pointer and of course Jacque LaPan the rabbit.

Katy
Receptionist

Katy

Katy started her foray into the world of animal care working at an animal shelter. She has experience as a veterinary assistant and has also worked as a receptionist for a physical therapy office. Katy lives in Kirkland with her husband, Devin and their Catahoula Leopard Dog from Texas, Phoebe. She decided to enter the field of veterinary medicine because it combines compassion and science. She believes that pets enrich our lives on a daily basis and it is an honor to care for them. She especially loves dogs and watching our puppy patients grow up into strong, healthy dogs!

Jayme
Receptionist

Jayme

Jayme has worked in the veterinary profession as an assistant and receptionist for almost 10 years. She lives in Edmonds with her husband, Kevin and son, Henry. They share their home their black lab, Aengus and Abel the cat. Jayme’s love for animals was fostered by her mom. She has always had pets and was interested in working with animals from an early age. She most enjoys interacting with our clients and their pets.

Michelle
Receptionist

Michelle

Michelle has been working in veterinary medicine since 2009. She grew up with a love for pets and has always had a special connection with animals. Her first job with animals was as a 13 year old working on her family’s horse boarding farm. She has worked in dog and cat boarding facilities as a caretaker. In 2007, she was certified as a dog trainer and worked professionally as trainer in private and group lessons. She lives in Edmonds with her husband, Dave and daughter, Naomi. They live with three dogs: Boo Boo, a Chihuahua, Chief a crazy Border Collie mix, and Nala, an Alaskan Husky.  She enjoys working with people at their pets at Juanita Bay Veterinary Hospital. She finds it rewarding to partner with clients as they pursue the best possible care for their animals. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and being outdoors with her family. 

Ashton
Receptionist

Ashton

While new to veterinary medicine, Ashton comes with an impressive background in customer service.  Her love of animals made this a perfect fit.  Ashton wanted to be part of a team that helps animals and makes a difference in the lives of pets and their owners.  Originally from Spokane, she and Roxie- her rescue Red Healer, came to Western Washington to be close to family.  In her spare time Ashton likes to pursue the outdoors, snowboarding and hiking.  She is a very talented sketch artist and makes very fancy cupcakes (lucky us!).

Technicians

Rachel , LVT
Lead Technician

Rachel

Rachel graduated from PIMA Medical Institute and earned her licensure in 2011. From a young age, she felt a special connection with pets and wanted to work with them. Veterinary medicine allows her to work directly with animals to help them. She enjoys that fact that no two days are the same. She loves working with our patients as well as sharing information and educating our clients to strengthen the bond with their pets.

Rachel is very close with her family and lives only a few miles away from her family home. She lives with her fiancé Chris and their two wonderful Pitbulls, Chloe and Roscoe, as well as Barkley, the cat who thinks he is a dog! She enjoys being active and going hiking, camping and fishing.

Katharine , LVT

Katharine

Katharine graduated from PIMA Medical Institute and earned her Veterinary Technician License in 2013. Prior to that, she worked in shelter medicine in South King County. She decided to enter veterinary medicine out of a love for animals and a desire to help others. She enjoys being able to build relationships with clients and their pets. Kat and her boyfriend have two cats, Nino and Angel Face. She enjoys hiking and kayaking and anything else that gets her outside!

Rachel
Veterinary Technician

Rachel

Rachel has been working in veterinary medicine for 13 years! It has been a lifelong dream to be able to work with and help animals. She loves working in veterinary medicine because it allows her to help our clients and their pets feel more comfortable. She also enjoys the variety that every day brings. She would love to pursue a career in animal behavior one day.

Rachel lives with her husband, Ryan, her 1 year old son, Waylon and new addition Wesleigh Rose born in November.  They also share their home with Z.Z., an 8 year old Cane Corso. They enjoy a happy, busy and outdoorsy lifestyle!

Sarah
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Sarah

Sarah’s beginning in veterinary medicine was as a 17 year old volunteer. She quickly realized this was her calling and has spent the last 16 years providing amazing patient care. Combining medicine and biology with her lifelong love of animals has been her true calling. Sarah and her husband welcomed a baby boy to their family in 2015. They share their home with a girl kitty named Carl Sagan. In addition to enjoying cheesy jokes and speaking a bit of French Sarah is also an accomplished musician and first chair violinist for her community orchestra.

Assistants

Alex
Veterinary Assistant

Alex

Alex comes to us from California, as a student at the University of Washington. She has recently graduated with a Major in Biochemistry and a Minor in Chemistry and is in the process of pursuing an education in veterinary medicine. Alex chose veterinary medicine as she enjoys being part of taking care of an important member of the family and seeing the progress that is achieved with great veterinary care. She loves witnessing the bond between pets and their people and especially enjoys the stories they share with her. Alex is the youngest of three children and her family lives with Bella, a Golden Retriever and Riley a Miniature Dachshund. As the child of an Argentinian mother she speaks fluent Spanish. Alex has volunteered at a Veterinary Clinic in Argentina where she helped with the worthy cause of spaying and neutering. We are so excited for Alex to achieve her life’s goal to become a veterinarian- you couldn’t find a nicer or more hardworking individual!

Kat
Veterinary Assistant

Kat

Kat is a California native we feel most fortunate to have on staff. She has chosen veterinary medicine because of her love of animals. Which also allows her to pursue her enjoyment of working with people and an interest in science. Kat finds it exciting to be a daily part of the growth and progressing of veterinary medicine. To say she enjoys fitness is an understatement as she likes CrossFit like “it’s my job”. Kat has an impressive background having taught a Krav Maga – a form of self-defense. Her self-defense specialty allowed her to demonstrate her unique abilities on the both the news and a city billboard. Kat has a unique touch with people and has taught women’s empowerment seminars. She and her boyfriend Chuck dote over Riley, the luckiest of Alaskan Malamutes. Not to be forgotten is her naughty Rat Terrier mix, Jack, who misses Kat but has definitely adopted her Mom back in warmer climes.

Hospital Administrator

Candy

Candy

Candy is a Western Washington native and graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Psychology. She has 18 years of experience in Veterinary Hospital Management and Consulting. She enjoys the variety of challenges that her job brings in customer service, technology, science and human resources. Having the opportunity to interact with people and their pets and provide mentorship for staff is the most rewarding aspects of her work. She and her husband Tom share their home with the most awesome- Jango Rose, a Border Collie mix and Francis Jean, their 8 year old cat. Leroy the horse graces the barn with his sweet presence. Candy is a funny prankster who is very serious and passionate about gardening, specifically growing flowers. She currently has 50 different dahlias in her garden. If you visit us during the summer and early fall, you will surely see some of her beautiful flowers decorating the hospital.

Comprehensive Support

Judi

Judi