Maple Valley, WA’s Veterinary Clinic That Cares

Where you and your pet can feel at home

veterinarian, animal hospital, Maple Valley WA

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. Josalyn Bruce

Veterinarian

Dr. Bruce is a 2016 Washington State University graduate (Go Cougs!). After graduation, she moved to the Land of Oz (Kansas) to work at a veterinary hospital in Wichita. She returns to the Northwest to be closer to her family. 
In her free time, Dr. Bruce enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and their “little rat” Bebe. Dr. Bruce also likes outdoor activities such as hiking, paddleboarding, and kayaking. 
Dr. Ashley Austin, veterinarian, Animal Hospital of Maple Valley, Maple Valley WA

Dr. Benjamin Lord

Veterinarian

Graduate of St. George’s University 2021 class, he spent his clinical year at the University of Illinois. Born and raised in the greater Seattle Area, he returned after his studies to work with Dr. Austin. In his free time Dr. Lord enjoys rock climbing, spending time with his wife, and their 2 cats Torin and Silkie. He hopes to help mentor and raise the next generations of veterinarians, and promote good animal stewardship in the years to come.
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. Josalyn Bruce

Veterinarian

Dr. Bruce is a 2016 Washington State University graduate (Go Cougs!). After graduation, she moved to the Land of Oz (Kansas) to work at a veterinary hospital in Wichita. She returns to the Northwest to be closer to her family.
In her free time, Dr. Bruce enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and their “little rat” Bebe. Dr. Bruce also likes outdoor activities such as hiking, paddleboarding, and kayaking.
Dr. Ashley Austin, veterinarian, Animal Hospital of Maple Valley, Maple Valley WA

Dr. Benjamin Lord

Veterinarian

Graduate of St. George’s University 2021 class, he spent his clinical year at the University of Illinois. Born and raised in the greater Seattle Area, he returned after his studies to work with Dr. Austin. In his free time Dr. Lord enjoys rock climbing, spending time with his wife, and their 2 cats Torin and Silkie. He hopes to help mentor and raise the next generations of veterinarians, and promote good animal stewardship in the years to come.
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 Gonzalez

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

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.

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.

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

Stephani Lee

Veterinary Assistant 

Hi, my name is Stephani and I’ve been with Animal Hospital of Maple Valley since April 2019. I’ve always had a passion for all animals large and small; and knew at a young age that I wanted to work with animals. I received my certificate of Veterinarian Assistant at PIMA Institute with goals of furthering my education in the future. In my free time I like read, listen to music, crafting, and spending time outdoors and with family. I have a 14 year old calico named Piper and a sweet/feisty miniature pinscher named Roxi.

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

Haley Hansen

Veterinary Assistant 

My name is Haley I have been in the veterinary field since 2018 but my love for animals started as young as 2 with my first cat Tigger. I worked for a rabbit rescue from age 11-18, I then started as a Kennel assistant at a practice in Enumclaw. I started my assistant classes at PIMA but things didn’t work out because halfway through my program I had my son. Being determined to work with animals I went back to school online and graduated as a certified veterinary assistant and certified in animal nutrition. I did my externship with Animal Hospital of Maple Valley and hired on from there.  Wanting to help the troubled ones, I went back to school to become a dog trainer, soon I will be going back again to become a canine behaviorist. I have 2 dogs, a Husky Malamute mix named Kenai and a Husky Border Collie mix rescue named Mister, I also have 2 cats Ashley and Lola. In my free time I like to spend time with my family and Hiking.  

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

Blake Woeck

Veterinary Assistant 

Blake joined our team early February 2021 and is one of our front desk receptionists/assistant, but she has been in the field since the beginning of 2019. She was born in Redmond, summer of 99’ and has lived in Maple Valley since. At a very young age, she has had a love for animals and just can’t live without them. Posted above is her 7 month old German Shepherd, Jax, and her 5 year old French bulldog/Boston terrier mix, Peridot, who shares the same birthday as Blake, hence the birthstone name. She loves to take them hiking and on random adventures, whether it consists of far destinations, or just going to get coffee. When she isn’t working, she has a passion for motorsports, crafting/diy’s, cooking and occasionally baking, which she has not mastered what so ever.

 

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

Justin Torres

Veterinary Assistant 

Justin is one of our assistants who has been with us since September of 2020, Justin is from Washington and grew up here. Justin has had a love for animals all his life and shares his home with his two cats Walter and B-MO and his pug Luna. In his free time, Justin likes to hike, read, garden, and spend time with his pets.

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

HOLIDAY HOURS: 

Memorial Day Weekend, 5/29-5/31 - Closed
July 4th Weekend, 7/3-7/5 - Closed
Labor Day Weekend, 9/4-9/6 - Closed

In case of emergency, please contact:

Bluepearl Renton 206-364-1660
Bluepearl Tacoma 253-474-0791
Sumner Veterinary Hospital 253-863-2258