Megan M. Kelley, DVM, CVA (IVAS), CVSMT, FCoAC
Dr. Megan Kelley was raised in Cashmere, where she learned to swim in the Cashmere pool and went to Vale Elementary. Growing up in Cashmere and the surrounding areas instilled in Megan an appreciation and respect for the outdoors, a passion for the arts, and a deep love for animals that evolved into a career in veterinary medicine.
Dr. Kelley knew she wanted to be a veterinarian at a young age, which fueled her desire to excel and persevere. As one of the first Running Start students in the Wenatchee Valley, she graduated with her Associates of Science from Wenatchee Valley College at the time of her high school graduation. Megan went on to graduate from Washington State University in 2001, majoring in Zoology with an emphasis in Veterinary Medicine, was the youngest college graduate to start the Veterinary Medicine Program at WSU in 2001, and graduated from WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005.
Dr. Kelley has enjoyed a varied and distinguished professional career. She has worked in Wenatchee, both at Countryside Small Animal Veterinary Clinic and at the Animal Hospital of Wenatchee, and has also worked in specialty veterinary clinics in both Florida and Washington State as an emergency clinician for over 10 years. During her time in general practice, Dr. Kelley has learned to successfully integrate the use of both Holistic Medical Treatments (such as acupuncture and herbal therapy) with Conventional Medicine, in order to provide the highest level of care to her patients. Throughout her extensive career, Dr. Kelley has found the use of integrative medicine to be the most natural and effective way to care for animals in both theory and practice.
Dr. Kelley was certified in veterinary acupuncture in 2011 through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS), and in 2017, she became certified in veterinary spinal manipulation therapy (CVSMT), also known as veterinary chiropractics.
An involved community member, Dr. Kelley is a part of the cello section in the Wenatchee Valley Symphony, writes a monthly column for the Wenatchee World, and is a proud member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA), the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS), the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (AAVA), is a Fellow of the College of Animal Chiropractors, and Wenatchee Valley Humane Society’s 2019 Humanitarian of the Year.
Candi comes to her Veterinary Assistant position having been in the field for several years. She is no stranger to the workings of a Vet Clinic, having been in a variety of positions in her former employment. She brings an array of skills to her position and is eager to learn!
Candi grew up on a farm in Maple Valley and loves animals. She moved to Colville for high school and college. Every job she has ever had has been centered around caring for animals. Candi sees herself a “helper”, someone who loves to be given a task, then sees it through to completion with proficiency and pride.
Here is a little-known fact – Candi is a graduate of the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute! You may even get her to give you a few tips on keeping your “Hog” healthy!
What she says about being a member of our team: I love being part of this fun team! Everyone has such a positive attitude! I’m excited to be part of the natural, holistic approach to animal care. It is clear that Dr. Kelley offers expertise and treatments that are not found in other clinics. She values relationships and spends quality time with our clients.
Nikki joined our team in June of 2021 as a Veterinary Assistant. She has since started her veterinary technician licensing training and is also finishing her certification in veterinary rehabilitation October 2022. She now helps to run the treatment floor as a veterinary technician and our rehab department as a veterinary rehab nurse.
She is super capable and brings skill and knowledge with her to work every day.
Nikki grew up in Cashmere, graduated from Cascade Christian Academy and got her teaching credentials at Walla Walla University. She is passionate about learning and is ready to jump in wherever needed. She is interested in continuing her education in the field of Veterinary Science. Her experience as an elementary teacher gives her the patience and understanding that will help her succeed!
As most everyone on our team, animals have always been a part of Nikki’s life. Nikki is not only a wife, a mom and a natural born teacher, she is a country girl at heart, at home on a horse, or a tractor, with a down to earth, can do attitude and a heart of gold!
What she says about being on our team: The team here is a very united group. Dr. Kelley is a wonderful leader. It is a great environment for learning, and we have a lot of fun in the process!
Lynett is a well-known in the Cashmere Community and is one of our indispensable team members. We have relied on her skills as a Veterinarian Technician since the day we opened our doors. She is warm and friendly, knows almost everyone who walks in the door, and can calm even the most “grumpy” – humans and animals alike!
Lynett was born and raised in Cashmere. She graduated from Cashmere High School, then went to Washington State University where she graduated with a BS in Animal Science. After graduation she worked in Seattle where she gained valuable experience and knowledge in the area of pharmaceutical research. We are happy to say that she has come back to the mountains where she lives on 20 acres at the end of a canyon, with a menagerie of adorable dogs, and various wild things that live in the woods! She is working on creating a safe, beautiful and sustainable homestead in the woods where she grew up.
She is yet another team member who has loved animals from day one! Comfortable with lashed dragons, feral cats, gerbils, fish, spiders, horses, pigs, dogs… yes, the list could go on forever!
What she says about being on our team: This an amazing, fun and energetic team with great communication. Thanks to Dr. Kelley, we are able to offer specialized treatments that are innovative and exciting! I’m looking forward to working with the new equipment and positive reinforcement training in our new rehab center!
Liz joined our team in May of 2022. She was born and raised in Cashmere. She graduated from Cashmere High School and attended various classes at Wenatchee Valley College. Liz is the “Voice” of The Cashmere Vet Clinic! She is most often the first voice you hear when you call, or the first person you meet when you come into the office. She is friendly, calm and very capable!
Liz has always loved animals. Currently, she and her sister have three dogs and a cat, and are part of a large extended family that enjoy being together. She is applying what she is learning here at the Vet Clinic to her own experiences as a pet owner.
What she says about being on our team: Dr. Kelley and all of the others on this team are dedicated and love what we do! It’s very inspiring to be part of a team who makes every day the best it can be! The team is amazing and Dr. Kelley is truly the best.
Anell joined our team in May of 2022 as one of our Veterinary Assistants. She loves the field of Veterinary Medicine and is happy to be learning the workings of the clinic from the ground up! She brings a genuine willingness to learn even the most basic tasks, from making sure the clinic is clean to greeting clients and assisting in the care of animals. She has a great attitude and happy to take on new tasks.
Family is very important to her, they are her biggest supporters and help guide her to pursue her dream to work with animals. You might find her out walking her dogs on the weekends, or being with her large extended family enjoying time together.
What she says about being on our team: I look forward to coming to work every day! Learning from such great teachers and mentors helps give me confidence as I learn! It’s like a close family, everyone is cooperative and willing to help. I am truly grateful for this opportunity and I am so happy to be working with such amazing people!
Carsen joined our team in September of 2022. She is super positive and has embraced her position as Client Coordinator with purpose and a big smile for everyone she interacts with!
She graduated from Cascade High School and attended the Arizona School of Massage Therapy. She is third generation, born and raised in Leavenworth. Not only does she do the accounting for her family orchard, she recently owned and operated a successful restaurant in Leavenworth.
Carsen’s life experiences have given her many valuable skills.
Her work-ethic and willingness to jump in on any and every task makes her a valued member of our team. Her love of math and science, and the fact that she likes things neat and orderly make her a great fit! Her goal is to eventually be trained as an animal massage therapist.
She loves to play board games, and when she is not playing them she is collecting them! Watching old classic movies is one of her favorite guilty pleasures. The Philadelphia Story (1940) with Cary
Grant, Katharine Hepburn and Jimmy Stewart is her all-time favorite!
What she says about being on our team: The best part of working with this team is getting to interact with so many animals and their humans. The team so welcoming and caring. They are amazing!