Dr. Monica Wlodarchak
Hello, my name is Sneaky, and I was born in May 1995. This is my mom, Dr. Monica Wlodarchak, in the picture with me. She rescued me when I weighed only one pound; just a baby found stuck in some sticker bushes along the side of the road near Silverdale. I was really lucky because I had some facial injuries that were in bad need of care. After my rescue, mom took me to Pullman of all places! Let me tell you, there is this white stuff there that they call snow --not good! I was certainly not fond of the place, but mom said we had to stick it out so that we could go to vet school at WSU. So off to vet school we went. I honestly think that I got better grades than my mom in vet school, but for some reason, the institution gave her the graduation certificate and not me. I am still considering an appeal!
Once we graduated, we moved to Tacoma and my mom went to work at a really busy seven doctor practice. She had a great mentor there and really learned a lot. She got to do really cool surgeries like removing lung lobes and even heart surgery. She also fell in love with internal medicine, dentistry, and preventative care. I must admit that I didn’t have to coach her very much. After four years, we decided that we missed our roots and family so we packed up and moved back to Poulsbo. My mom worked as an Emergency Veterinarian in Poulsbo for a few years and then worked at the Poulsbo Animal Clinic as the sole veterinarian for four years.
In December 2009 she opened her very own veterinary practice, Tender Touch Animal Hospital, in Kingston. Daily, I enjoy new experiences and learn more things while I watch my mom take care of our very own veterinary practice (It’s so cool to tell other pets about our hospital)!
Staff Portraits by Four Foot PhotographyAnn Marie
Hello, my name is Finnegan, and this is my mom, Ann Marie. I was just a little kitten when I went to Tender Touch Animal Hospital in need of a fur-ever home. That is when I meet Ann Marie and she brought to my kingdom. I wasn’t the only fur child Ann Marie rescued. I have two furry siblings, Dusty is my younger feline brother, mom rescued him as a little kitten in 2019. He was born in a feral colony, and was not well when she brought him home. My youngest sibling is my canine sister, Leah, she was born in 2021. She was raised by me, so she is not one hundred percent sure she is isn’t part cat. She is a lab mix, but you can often find her in my cat tree. My mom stays busy with my two-legged siblings and their activities. Mom started working at Tender Touch Animal Hospital in 2011. She loves meeting members of the community and hearing stories of their fur babies. She really enjoys working at Tender Touch Animal Hospital because of the team she works with, and the state of art technology. When she has free time, she likes to travel or tend to her yard. That is simply too much work for me, I think I will just hang in my cat tree with my two siblings and watch the birds outside.
Staff Portraits by Four Foot PhotographyKendall
Certified Veterinary Assistant
Hello, my Name, is Gage, this is my mom Kendall. I meet my mom in 2019 when she was volunteering with a rehabilitation shelter for abused and neglected pets. I had a pretty tough life before I was rescued and my mom has been the best to me, letting me know that I am worth loving. I am now a big brother to my two-legged sister, and she is my world. My mom started working at Tender Touch Animal Hospital in 2019, that is when she went to school to become a certified veterinary assistant. My mom really enjoys working at Tender Touch Animal Hospital because she knows she is making a difference in the lives of her patients. When she is not busy comforting pets at Tender Touch Animal Hospital, you can find her with horses, or spending time with us, her family. I am so happy she gets to save lives at work, like she saved my life.
Staff Portraits by Four Foot PhotographySavannah
Savannah joined Tender Touch Animal Hospital January of 2020. Savannah started her career in veterinary medicine in 2018 and is currently enrolled in school to be a veterinary technician. Savannah and Mr. Franklin (her handsome fur baby) enjoy staying at home and relaxing. As most cats Franklin believes he is the master of his human and enjoys waking mom up at 2am for food, laser light play, telling stories, watching the world outside from his window, did we mention food, lots and lots of food. When Savannah is not at home spoiling Franklin she is often found enjoying everything the beautiful Pacific North West has to offer. Savannah is very passionate about surgery and being part of the healing team for injured and sick pets. You will often find Savannah snuggled up next to our hospitalized patients making each moment here the best for your fur babies. Savannah is always giving words of encouragement with her patients and letting them know they are well loved and taken care of.
Staff Portraits by Four Foot PhotographyTammy, B.S.
Veterinary Technician Student / Receptionist
Hello, my name is Sandy (the golden), and I was born in 2018, and this is my mom, Tammy. My Mom has always loved animals of all species. Tammy graduated from Washington State University with her bachelor’s degree in Zoology in 2006. My mom has worked with lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! I sure do not want to chase those felines. Speaking of felines I have two feline siblings, and one canine sister. My mom started working at Tender Touch Animal Hospital in 2020. My mom says she loves working at Tender Touch Animal Hospital because of all the state-of-art technology and tools. When Tammy is not at work she enjoys traveling with her family, playing soccer, she enjoys painting and staying active. I am so lucky that Tammy is my mom, I really love how happy she is at Tender Touch Animal Hospital.
Staff Portraits by Four Foot PhotographyKristine
Hello my name is Remington or as my friends like to call me Remi, and this is my mom Kristine. Kristine has always known she would one day grow up to work with animals. If you love what you do, is it really work? Kristine started working with animals in grade school with her local 4H group. Kristine joined the veterinary field in 2016 as a patient care assistant, and quickly moved into the veterinary assistant role. Kristine joined Tender Touch Animal Hospital January of 2021. Providing the best patient care and making each visit a positive experience is important to her. That is why she enjoys working at Tender Touch Animal Hospital, where they practice Fear Free techniques and are Certified Cat Friendly. Kristine spends a lot of her free time with her horses, on the trails or at the rodeo, she also barrel races! Doesn’t that sound like fun. When she is not with her horses, she caters to my needs such as beach time and “Puppuccino’s”, while my feline sister Kegan soaks up the sun rays watching cat TV (the window). I am so happy Kristine is my mom.
Staff Portraits by Four Foot PhotographyMolly
Hello, my name is Gabby! This is Molly my human, my caregiver, my Mother. Molly and her wife adopted me in Guam in 2018, now I am living the good life with my two other siblings. Chad my feline brother was also adopted in Guam. Chad is a night owl, he stays up late playing and frankly being a little obnoxious. My other brother, Indy was not planned, my mom went to work one day and brought home a puppy! Talk about taking your work home with you. He was born in 2021, and is slowly learning that I am in fact the one in charge around here. My mom really likes working at Tender Touch Animal Hospital because she has learned so much from Dr. Monica and the rest of the team. My mom is in school to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician, she will graduate in 2023. When my mom is not hitting the school books, or at work, she stays active. We like to go hiking, going to the beach, participating in half marathons. My mom also enjoys scuba diving and kayaking. I am so lucky to have her as my human.
Staff Portraits by Four Foot PhotographyCrystal
Hi there! My name is Thor, I am the handsome black and white pup, and this is Crystal, she is my hooman. Crystal is in school to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician, she tells me it is a nurse for animals. A multi-Species nurse sounds like a lot of work, and working hard is not my idea of fun. I have been a patient at Tender Touch Animal Hospital since 2017 and since everyone is so nice there I asked her to join their team while attending school. I give great advice, that is why she decided to join their team in 2022. My mom is passionate about preventive care, and surgery, she has learned a lot since joining the Tender Touch Animal Hospital Team. She even brought a kitten home that needed to be saved. Talk about extra credit. Now I have two feline brothers, Gizmo and Turbo. When my mom is not working or going to school, she enjoys riding motorcycles (chasing sunsets), reading books and crocheting. My mom is pretty amazing, and I am so grateful to have her in my life.
Staff Portraits by Four Foot PhotographyBrandy
Hi! I am Ellie (the little brown dog), and this is my mom, Brandy. I have a huge family because my mom has a huge heart. I have one canine sister Gemma and three feline siblings, Toulouse, Iris, and Barry. What can I say mom has a heart of gold and so does my Dad, Jerry. Brandy started her career in veterinary medicine because she wanted to safe lives of those with no voice. She stays busy saving lives, and I stay busy stealing the blankets, but I will share with my mom and dad. My mom is currently enrolled in Penn Foster veterinary technician program. She joined Tender Touch Animal Hospital January 2022, she really enjoys helping pet parents, meeting all of their fur children, and dermatology. When she is not at work, she stops me from chasing the birds away from the bird feeder, collecting plants, and canning. My mom has a lot of hobbies, she is really smart, and good at what she does. I am really happy she is part of a great team at Tender Touch Animal Hospital.