Veterinary Technicians

  • Karen Henricksen
    L.V.T.
    Retired
    Karen, who was Yelm Veterinary's first Licensed Veterinary Technician, was very influential in the building of the practice when it opened in 1977. She was also named Washington State Veterinary Technician of the Year several years ago! Once known as Karen Matthews, she married Dr. Henricksen in 2003. They currently are living happily every after in Yelm. She loves to hike and enjoys spending time at their vacation homes in Pacific Beach and Mexico!
  • Katie Hermey
    L.V.T.
    Veterinary Technician
    Katie has worked at YVH since August of 2003 as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She is our resident owl lover and has rehabilitated over a dozen with assistance of local Raptor Centers. She is the go-to person for all things relating to our wildlife rehabilitation program. Katie shares her home in Mckenna with her husband and her step-son. The real rulers of the house are her 2 dogs, Taysa & Seeley, and 3 cats, Jello, Smudge and Freddy. When not working all hours at the hospital, Katie really loves the outdoors and hiking around our beautiful state. You will also catch her at any slug bug run around the state as she is LOVES Volkswagon! Katie is a very compassionate person and when you need to bring your 4 legged family member to our hospital, they will be in wonderful hands!
  • Peggy Trepainer
    L.V.T.
    Veterinary Technician
    Peggy is a Veterinary Technician and joined us in 2014 working part time. Her and her husband call Olympia home and have two wonderful cats at home named Ghost & Michonne. If you notice our team members wearing pink 'Team Peggy' t-shirts on Friday's this is in support of her and her fight!
  • Terese LeMoine
    L.V.T.
    Retired
    Graduating from Pierce College in 1981, Terese has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician for over 30 years and has spent nearly 20 of those years here at Yelm Veterinary Hospital. Her special interests include dentistry, client education and dog behavior. She has traveled to the Philippines, Uganda and East Africa several times to educate farmers and youth about animal husbandry and is currently working with a group in Peru for a similar program there. Terese and her husband both grew up in Yelm and love the community. They share their farm with 1 horse, 2 cats, one fluffly Bichon Frise, elk, deer and a variety of other wildlife. Terese enjoys traveling, reading, hiking, decorating, and planning family get-togethers.
  • Mesha Z.
    Veterinary Technician
    Mesha is a recent graduate of the Pierce College Veterinary Technician Program. She is married and has two children, a daughter Sirenity and her son Gaiden. Her husband was in the military for 8 years and moved back to Washington after he retired. They have two dogs (Pooka a Pitbull and Tyson a Yorkie). Two cats (Lucy and Odin), a guinea pig, and two fish. In her spare time Mesha loves hanging out with her family watching anime or movies, and they love bowling.
  • Eileen M.
    Veterinary Technician
    Eileen joined our team summer of 2016. She has a German shepherd named Kodi, a tuxedo cat named Loki, six goats, four chickens, and one dwarf hamster. Eileen loves trying new foods, the more exotic the better! She loves to travel, enjoys camping, fishing, horseback riding, photography, and archery. Some day she would like to get into falconry or beekeeping. Eileen was a military contractor for six years, four of which was spent in Afghanistan.