Maple Valley, WA’s Veterinary Clinic That Cares

Where you and your pet can feel at home

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The caring staff at the Animal Hospital of Maple Valley understands that your pet is so much more than that—they’re a part of your family. We have years of experience examining, treating, and diagnosing your pets, so you know they’re in good hands. Call today!

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Ashley Austin, veterinarian, Animal Hospital of Maple Valley, Maple Valley WA

Dr. Ashley Austin

Veterinarian

Dr. Ashley Austin hails from the Gulfcoast of Alabama where she grew up surrounded by live oaks and a menagerie of animals- both wild and domesticated. Her deep love of animals started early as she rescued, rehabilitated, and loved hamsters, dogs, cats, and a very sweet opossum named Stumpy. Dr. Austin finished her undergraduate degree at Auburn University in 2004, from there she traveled the world living and working in Thailand and Australia. Her love of animals stayed true and in 2012 she graduated from The Ohio State University with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Austin relocated to Seattle following graduation and after 4 years working under Dr. Jeffrey Miller she is excited to venture on her own!

Dr. Ashley Austin, veterinarian, Animal Hospital of Maple Valley, Maple Valley WA

Dr. Ashley Austin

Veterinarian

Dr. Ashley Austin hails from the Gulfcoast of Alabama where she grew up surrounded by live oaks and a menagerie of animals- both wild and domesticated. Her deep love of animals started early as she rescued, rehabilitated, and loved hamsters, dogs, cats, and a very sweet opossum named Stumpy. Dr. Austin finished her undergraduate degree at Auburn University in 2004, from there she traveled the world living and working in Thailand and Australia. Her love of animals stayed true and in 2012 she graduated from The Ohio State University with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Austin relocated to Seattle following graduation and after 4 years working under Dr. Jeffrey Miller she is excited to venture on her own!

Ashley Claire, Licensed Veterinary Technician, Animal Hospital of Maple Valley, Maple Valley WA

Ashley Claire

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Ashley grew up surrounded by animals and knew from a very young age that she wanted to work in the veterinary field. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Pima Medical Institute and has been helping animals ever since.

When she’s not at work, she’s with her 6-year-old son, Lucas, and 3-year-old daughter, Layla, going to hockey games or spending days at the beach when it’s warm. They live with their three cats Miley, Ellie, and Winston. In her free time, Ashley enjoys traveling, swimming, and exploring new places, trying new restaurants, and hanging out with friends.

Kate Schmidt, Licensed Veterinary Technician, Animal Hospital of Maple Valley, Maple Valley WA

Kate Schmidt

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Kate has always had a passion for animals since growing up. She carried on her passion through school and graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Pierce College in 2017. She obtained her license shortly afterwards. Kate joined the team in August 2019 and is proud to call Animal Hospital of Maple Valley her home.

Kate is very active and loves being outdoors, hiking or fishing with her dad. She also enjoys bowling with friends and has a personal high score of 279. She also spends a lot of time with her loveable boxer named Dot.

Norel Gonzales, Licensed Veterinary Technician, Animal Hospital of Maple Valley, Maple Valley WA

Norel Gonzales

Receptionist

Norel is one of our front desk receptionists. She has been working in the veterinary field for over two years. She had always dreamed of working with animals and finally took the plunge when she moved to Washington from California. She originally came here with her husband and her chihuahua named Peanut.

Since then, her family has grown. With a toddler and a kitty named Bolt, she now has a full house. She loves all animals, big and small, and will always try her best to help you and your pets any way she can.

Rachel Dunning, Licensed Veterinary Technician, Animal Hospital of Maple Valley, Maple Valley WA

Rachel Dunning

Receptionist

Rachel is one of our four receptionists, and she has been in the field going on two years now. She has grown up with a passion for animals, and that passion continues to grow. She has a 4-year-old Golden retriever named Duke and a 7-year-old Australian Cattle dog named Tucker. In her free time, she loves to hike, skate, and cheer on our local hockey team, the Seattle Thunderbirds.

Sierra Allen, Licensed Veterinary Technician, Animal Hospital of Maple Valley, Maple Valley WA

Sierra Allen

Veterinarian Assistant/Receptionist

Sierra is our certified veterinarian assistant and receptionist with love for animals of all shapes and sizes. She has lived in Maple Valley, WA her whole life and has been working in the veterinary field since 2017. She hopes to one day become a licensed veterinary technician. Sierra has three very sweet cats, Bean, Eve, and Dexter, and a rescue pitbull named Winnie, who keeps her hands quite full. In her rare free time, she likes to go hiking, exploring new places, and trying new vegan/vegetarian foods!

Raylene Corrales, Licensed Veterinary Technician, Animal Hospital of Maple Valley, Maple Valley WA

Raylene Corrales

Office Manager

Raylene was born and raised in California. She moved to Washington in 2012 where she started working at AHMV. With over 11 years of experience in the veterinary field, she started out as a receptionist and has always been committed to providing exemplary physical and emotional care for patients and their families. Raylene finds it rewarding to continue her skills, passions, and knowledge with a devoted team. Her mission is to provide professional and compassionate care and educate clients on how to keep their pets healthy and happy! When she is not working, Raylene enjoys watching football and going back home to visit her daughter, Valerie, son Benny, grandson Maverick, and the rest of her family.

Shauna Barron, Assistant, Animal Hospital of Maple Valley, Maple Valley WA

Shauna Barron

Assistant

Shauna graduated top of her class at Renton tech in 2015. She’s always had a love for pets ever since she was 5 years old trying to play veterinarian on her dogs. She’s very passionate about her work with every fur baby that comes in to visit. When she’s not at work, she’s spending her time with her family and two dogs.

Mia Newberry, Animal Hospital of Maple Valley, Maple Valley WA

Mia Newberry

Coming Soon

20 + Years of Honest, High-Quality Veterinary Care

The Animal Hospital of Maple Valley was founded by Dr. Karla Mooers in 1999. After Dr. Mooers passed away in 2019, Ashley Austin bought the business in July of that year. Dr. Mooer created a business that has been a staple of Maple Valley, WA, for over 20 years, that the community continues to love and trust.

Dr. Austin hopes to continue that love and loyalty by continuing to provide excellent, attentive care to pets and the families that love them.

To schedule an appointment or learn more about our services,
contact us today at 425-432-2999!

Animal Hospital of Maple Valley, Maple Valley WA

Hours:
Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday: Closed