Drs. Tom and Jean Meyer
Drs. Tom and Jean Meyer co-own Mountain View Veterinary Hospital. They established the American Animal Hospital Association practice in 1979, just a year after they received their DVM degrees from WSU. Dr. Tom Meyer has served organized veterinary medicine in many capacities at local, state, and national levels since 1995. He is interested in leadership development and is an advocate for the AVMA Veterinary Leadership Experience (VLE). Currently he serves as President of the AVMA Executive Board Chair District XI. They live in Ridgefield.
Adrianne Fairbanks, DVM
Dr. Fairbanks graduated Veterinary school in 2002 from Michigan State University. She has joined Mountain View in 2014. Dr. Fairbanks has been in private practice for the past 12 years in Portland and just recently moved up to Ridgefield, Washington. Dr Fairbanks has been involved with numerous animal non-profits. She is currently the Board Chair of Dove Lewis, a nationally awarded non-profit emergency animal hospital. She is passionate about the human animal bond and developing long lasting relationships with clients and their animal counterparts. Dr Fairbanks shares her home with her loving husband; Ben, her two amazing kids; Ava and Wyatt, two crazy dogs, three cats, 7 chickens, 2 goats, and a handful of turkeys. During her time off, Dr. Fairbanks loves gardening, spending time outside, being a mom, and taking care of her small farm.
Jennifer Phipps, DVM
Dr. Phipps completed her B.S. in Animal Science from Washington State University in 2004 and received her DVM in 2007. She joined Mountain View Veterinary Hospital in 2015. Her special interests include orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, preventative care and geriatric medicine. She and her husband share their home with a cat, Cody, and dogs, Raina and Amber. In her free time she enjoys hiking and exploring local parks with her husband and dogs, volunteering at a local therapeutic horseback riding facility, camping and traveling.
Petrina Patete, DVM
Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Patete earned her DVM from The Ohio State University and relocated to Vancouver, WA. Being a veterinarian was always a lifelong dream for Dr. Patete and she is grateful to be in this profession. Dr. Patete loves the diversity of challenges that veterinary medicine presents and her greatest joy is seeing her patients thrive. Dr. Patete is passionate about the human-animal bond and feels honored to witness this connection on a daily basis.
Dr. Patete shares her home with two rescued Border Collie mixes and a cat who keeps the house in order. In her free time she enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and exploring the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Rita Lawler, DVM
Dr. Lawler grew up in Northwest Iowa and graduated from Briar Cliff University with a degree in Biology and Psychology. She then attended the University of Nebraska where she received a Master’s Degree in Biology. She worked as a field biologist for New Mexico State University for eight years and loved traipsing around the desert collecting and gathering. Dr. Lawler received her DVM from Oregon State University in 1991 and practiced in New Mexico for 22 years. While in New Mexico she completed advanced training in Acupuncture and Veterinary Chiropractic Medicine but never lost her love for surgery. Family brought her back to the Northwest where she enjoys exploring the mountains and the coast. Presently she lives in Portland with her miniature dachshund Hazel.
Kristi Wubben, DVM
Dr. Wubben grew up in Ridgefield, Washington. She attended Washington State University, earning a B.S. in Biology in 2008, and then she earned her DVM in 2012. She spent the last few years traveling around the country from Maryland, to Oahu, to San Diego; but now she is excited to be back home in Clark County. Dr. Wubben is passionate about the human-animal bond, pet wellness, organized veterinary medicine, and leadership development.
Dr. Wubben is married and has two daughters. She also has a dog named Bruce. They all enjoy exploring the outdoors, camping, hiking, skiing, and spending time with each other, as well as spending time with their extended family.
Practice Manager – Kurt Smith
Kurt Smith joined our team in June of 2015 as Practice Manager. Kurt has over 20 years of experience in the Veterinary Industry, having worked as a technician and in management and consulting roles. Kurt is passionate about pet care and the human – animal bond, and has volunteered his time to many pet related charities and organizations. In his spare time, Kurt enjoys exploring the outdoors with his wife and two children.
Client Care Team
Our Client Care Team at Mountain View Veterinary Hospital are the people with the cheerful telephone voices and the ones with the friendly smiling faces you first encounter when you enter our hospital. Terri, Jami, Carly, and Bailey are passionate about answering your questions, being helpful, and meeting your needs.
Technical and Patient Care Team
The Technical and Patient Care Team at Mountain View Veterinary Hospital are dedicated to providing exceptional veterinary care and treatment for your pet. We are able to provide a high level of service to our clients and patients due to the professional commitment from these individuals.
A Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) attends two years of accredited college education in earning their degree. They must then pass a state licensure exam before they are licensed as an LVT. They are requested to stay current by attending continuing education courses on a regular basis. They are qualified to handle many veterinary procedures as well as answer questions and provide veterinary advice. We are pleased to have Barb, Callie Jo, Callie, Theresa, and Annette offering care to your pets as Licensed Veterinary Technicians.
Our Patient Care Team includes those who assist our veterinarians and technicians in many procedures. They are an integral part of the health care team and receive their training on the job as well as by attending seminars and online courses. They are also responsible for the comfort and care of the hospitalized patients and pets that are boarding. Hospital cleanliness and maintenance is a high priority for them. Lesa, Shannon, Ellen, Kim, Sarah, Laurel, Jacque, and Alyshia are here to pamper your pet.