Wandermere Animal Hospital

12519 North SR 395 Suite 1
Spokane, WA 99218



Meet the Staff

Monique Olguin PHR

Practice Manager

Monique is our practice manager.  She has been in the veterinary industry in one way or another for over 35 years.  She is a recent transplant from California and moved here with her daughter.  She has adopted 3 kitties since moving to Spokane and most recently she has started raising chickens.  In her free time she likes to paint, crochet, hike, and work on her 100-year old home.

Jacob Lusk L.V.T. and "Roxy"

Jacob graduated with his Assistant certification from Apollo College in 2010.  Shortly thereafter he joined the WAH team.  He recently went back to school and received his L.V.T. from Cedar Valley CC in 12/2016.  He spends his time off playing with his 2 boston terriers "Roxy" and "Norman", and 2 cats "ET" and "Lucy".  He also enjoys hanging out with his human baby girl, Ellyot!




Jodi LVT Wandermere Animal Hospital

Jodi Lester LVT with "Eva" and "Edward"

Jodi first entertained the idea of a career in the veterinary field in 2004, when she started as a receptionist at a very busy practice.  She eventually worked her way up to the role of vet assistant and then began teaching other would be assistants at Apollo College.  After 3 years of teaching she longed to be back in a clinic setting, so she worked full time while studying to get her technician license.  Jodi feels that every patient and client is an opportunity to learn and to share her knowledge.  She thinks working in veterinary medicine is the most rewarding thing one can do.  When she's not in the clinic she enjoys spending time with her husband Todd, her kitty Bernadette, and her dogs Eva and Eddie.



Mary Allen with "Jack"

Mary joined Wandermere Animal Hospital in April 2018 as a Veterinary Assistant student from Carrington College.  She then joined the team officially in May of that year.  Mary moved here from Indiana in 2014.  She graduated from Mt. Spokane High School in 2016 and Spokane Falls Community College in 2017.  Mary lives in Colbert with her family including her two dogs, Jack and Nila, and her hamster Meredith.  In her free time Mary likes to hike with her dogs, spend time with friends, watch Netflix, and nap.





Keshia Wright and "Gilbert"

Keshia joined the WAH family in April of 2017 as a Penn Foster Veterinary Assistant intern.  She completed her certification in June of 2017 and joined the WAH team permanently as a receptionist.  Keshia lives in Spokane with her fiance, Christopher and her 11 year old pitbull, Gilbert.  In her spare time Keshia enjoys photography, art, and hiking at Riverside State Park with her canine bestie!

Heather, veterinary staff,

Heather Halvorsen L.V.T. with "Jasmine", "Sensei", and "Onyx"

Heather was born and raised in Spokane.  She studied and played volleyball at EWU and graduated with a B.S. in Zoology in 1992.  She started her career in veterinary medicine in 1994  and received her technician license in 2001.  She especially enjoys dentistry.

Heather loves spending time with her husband and son, their Aussie mix, Jasmine and their two cats, Sensei and Onyx.  Riding her motorcycle has become one of her biggest passions.  In her free time she enjoys going on family rides, watching movies with her men, working in the yard, and camping.