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.
Baily has been on our team from the very beginning! Not only is she a joy to work with, she is confident and capable and has mastered the positions of Veterinary Assistant and Client Care Coordinator. She is now our Practice Manager and is the glue that helps hold all of the day-to-day tasks and inventory together. She is key to managing the details that help keep our business operations running smoothly. She manages our online Vet Store as well as various rehab services for our clients. It helps that she has a ready smile and easy-going nature!
She spent her younger years traveling with her family between California and Washington. She was glad when they decided to stay in the Wenatchee Valley, where she received her education. She has always loved studying science and apparently started bringing stray cats home in her early teens! She loves the outdoors and feels blessed to live is such a beautiful environment.
What she says about being on our team: I am so grateful to have this opportunity to grow and advance in my career here at the Cashmere Veterinary Clinic. We are a family, we work hard, laugh, cry and sometimes challenge each other, but we grow together. Dr. Kelley appreciates us, supports us, and helps us trust each other.
Blake has been with us since the fall of 2020 as a Veterinary Assistant. His love for animals and the skill he brings to his position make him a valued team member.
Blake grew up in the Valley and graduated from the University of Montana with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife Biology. He has a particular interest and in wildlife conservation and ecology. He has an easy and confident manner and a great rapport with our clients, human and animal alike.
What he says about being a member of our team: Dr. Kelley offers alternative options for our clients and their pets that are cutting edge. Many of these treatments are unavailable at other clinics and they often increase the quality of a pet’s life. I’ve worked for many well-intentioned individuals, but I don’t expect I will ever have another employer who takes as good of care of their staff as Dr. Kelley.
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.
Ericka has been an anchor point on our team since the beginning! We are fortunate to have her many talents and her kind nature at the center of our Client Care! She has lived in the Wenatchee Valley her whole life and values family and community. She knows what a support network looks like and works endlessly to provide our clients and their cherished Pets with the services they need. Ericka’s kindness, compassion, and empathy have inspired us to adopt many of our current end-of-life support to families.
Her world has always been filled with animals. From early on she has had a menagerie of critters, large and small as part of the family. Raising her own family here in the Valley she values the support, and safety of a close community. Her passion and interest in working with families and young children have led her to her new goal to become an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant.
What she says about being on our team: I love being part of a small privately-owned clinic. We are like a family. We laugh, joke, cry and celebrate together. Dr. Kelley values us as individuals.
She helps us with our work/life balance. We are very loyal to each other and to our clients.
As Receptionist, Serena is most likely the first person you will see behind the counter, or hear on the phone, at Cashmere Vet Clinic. She joined our team in February 2021. She has a super friendly way about her and enthusiasm is contagious.
Loving and caring for animals as part of her life early on. Serena grew up in Hawaii on a small farm, where her family operated a petting zoo and gave pony rides at State and County Fairs!
She got her Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife Biology at the University of Montana and has an interest in helping others learn the importance of wildlife conservation. Since coming to the Wenatchee Valley, she has been involved in the “Beaver Project”, through Trout Unlimited, and her goal is to continue her education by going to Graduate School.
What she says about being a member of our team: I’m impressed and appreciate the compassion Dr. Kelley shows in offering alternative options for our clients and their beloved Pets. She takes great care of all of us and goes above and beyond to ensure our happiness. For me, it‘s a natural fit! I felt comfortable almost immediately!