We are extremely proud of our dedicated team. We hire only the best and most experienced employees to become a part of our team here at Family Veterinary Clinic. Our team is filled with highly dedicated animal lovers who are well trained at their jobs. They will do anything possible for their patients and the owners who love them.
Learning and education are very important here at Family Veterinary Clinic. We strive to have a state of the art hospital with a staff trained in the latest medical advances. Our patients deserve the very best veterinary care.
Basically, our team is full of animal lovers. They make it a goal to treat each patient like their own. They give each patient plenty of love and attention. They are prepared to discuss preventative medicine so that every pet can stay as healthy as possible. They will also do everything that they can to make a sick pet feel better as soon as possible.
If you would like to speak to someone on our team, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (360) 452-9682.
Dr. Carmen Czachor, Veterinarian
Dr. Carmen Czachor, owner and veterinarian of Family Veterinary Clinic moved to Port Angeles in 1995 after graduating from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. She has a Bachelor’s degree in biology from University of Minnesota Duluth too. She loves being a veterinarian and her special interests are dermatology, internal medicine (especially endocrinology), behavior and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Czachor has served on the veterinary board of governors for Washington State and as representative for the western US to the Evidence Based Veterinary Medicine Association. She believes science based veterinary medicine is an important concept and strives to follow the evidence for choices in veterinary care.
She has two sons, Spencer, who is an airman in the Air Force and Jackson who lives in Port Angeles and works at the carwash. In her spare time she enjoys watching her dogs wrestle, oil painting, quilting and reading. Dr. Czachor loves to travel and has been to quite a few countries. She has two dogs, a French bulldog named Peach and a standard poodle/golden cross named Trudy.
Dr. Rachel Wiles, Veterinarian
Dr. Rachel Wiles received her DVM from the University of Illinois in 2018. Professionally, Dr. Wiles is interested in low stress handling, cardiology, orthopedics, and ultrasound. She is excited for the opportunity to expand upon these interests at Family Veterinary Clinic.
Although, Dr. Wiles was born and raised in central Illinois, she was always dreamed of living in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Wiles and her husband, Trent, were drawn to the Port Angeles area for it’s small town charm and the surrounding natural beauty.
Dr. Wiles has two fur babies named Ruby and Raylan. Ruby is a 7 year old black lab mix and Raylan is a 2 year old black lab mix. In her free time, Dr. Wiles enjoys hiking, playing tennis and reading.
Terri DeBray, Receptionist
Born in Seattle,Washington, raised in Port Angeles. Joined Family Veterinary Clinic in 2006. Enjoy greeting and chatting with our wonderful clients and their friendly pets. Married for 32 years and has two grown children and two amazing grandboys who keep her very busy and entertained. Terri’s furry family consists of a 3yr old wild Min-Pin mix, a cranky 12 yr old Chihuahua . Loves camping, sprint boat racing and anything to do with the outdoors and family.
Cassie Alderson, Veterinary Assistant
Cassie Alderson was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky and grew up in Port Angeles. She graduated from Port Angeles High School in 2010. She is currently going to school to get her Veterinary Technician degree. Her fur babies include a 10 year old Corgi mix, Roscoe, a 2 year old cat, Isky and a 5 year old Shepherd mix, Gus. She enjoys hiking, card making and riding her dirt bike.
Jessica Finley, Kennel Technician
Jessica is 19 years old and has been working for Family Veterinary Clinic for over 2 years now. Her passion has always been caring for animals. She hopes to continue working with animals and soon to start going to school to become a veterinary technician. She was born and raised in Port Angeles. Her hobbies include riding horses, wakeboarding, and going on adventures. She is accompanied by her sweet fur babies- Odie a Dachshund-Chihuahua mix, Gracie a Chihuahua Yorkie mix, four cats Angel, Oscar, JoJo and Lucky. And her sweet draft horse Godiva.
Kristine Hanson, Kennel Technician
Kristine has been working at Family Veterinary Clinic since 2016. She decided to work for a vet clinic because she loves animals. She is in school right now to be a licensed vet technician. She loves coming to work and helping sick animals get better. In her free time, she rides horses as well as competes with her horse in gaming and performance shows. She also has a 7-year-old standard poodle named Lilly.
Haley Kirkman, Kennel Technician
Haley has lived on the Olympic Peninsula for all of her life. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and cuddling up on the couch with her critters. It includes Sophie, an elderly Chihuahua, Bubba, an 8-year-old beagle mix and Pinky, a 9-year-old sassy cat.
Olivia Washburn, Receptionist/ Veterinary Assistant
Olivia was born and raised in Port Angeles. She graduated from Port Angeles High School in 2016 and continued her education at Peninsula College where she obtained her AA degree. Olivia joined the Family Vet team a little over a year ago and loves coming to work every day to care for animals and learn about veterinary medicine. When she is not working, Olivia enjoys camping, hiking and spending time with friends and family. Her furry family consists of one energetic and happy 2-year-old pitbull named Ada.