We are pleased to announce an exciting initiative!

Due to their education and knowledge, we believe our Licensed Veterinary Technicians should be referred to and treated as veterinary nurses. Between the education they have received and the real-world experience they have, we know how valuable and knowledgeable they are and we fully believe in elevating them to the top of their license so that they may use their education and expertise to help provide excellent care to our clients and patients. Our patients will now have the opportunity to have certain appointments set up with our nurses; our clients with questions will often get the expertise of our nurses over the phone. We are excited for our clients to get to know Tammy and Elizabeth and see the value in our nurse visits!

Our Team

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Get to know your Spokane veterinary team!

We’re committed to providing quality and comprehensive care in a low-stress environment for our patients to enhance their quality of life. Veterinary care should not be just physical but emotional as well. Our low-stress experience is tailored for each patient. We work with our clients at each visit to accomplish their goals while keeping their pets calm.

Dr. Megan E. Bauer

Dr. Megan E. Bauer

Veterinarian/Owner

Dr. Megan Bauer is a veterinarian and the practice owner here at Latah Creek Animal Hospital. She grew up in North Carolina and moved to Spokane after high school. She attended Eastern Washington University for her undergraduate degree, taught English in France for one year, then returned to the area to attend veterinary school at Washington State University (Go Cougs!!!).

Dr. Megan graduated in 2015 and started working as a veterinarian here at Latah Creek Animal Hospital, then bought the practice from her dad in 2017. Dr. Megan is passionate about animal behavior and internal medicine and also has a special interest in feline medicine.

Dr. Megan has two dogs: a Miniature Poodle named Remy Pierre and a Poodle/Chihuahua mix named Oliver Elvis. Oliver is a Pawsitive Dog Prison Program graduate! She also has two cats, Momo and Chandler, who think they are the bosses of the house!

​In her free time, Dr. Megan enjoys training and competing with her dogs. Remy has been doing agility since he was a puppy and has many titles to show for it! Oliver recently started doing nose work and is really enjoying it so far.

Jessica, CVPM

Jessica, CVPM

Hospital Manager/Owner

Jessica has been the hospital manager here at Latah Creek Animal Hospital since January 2020. She became partners in the clinic with Dr. Megan in April 2021. She is very excited at the endless potential Latah Creek Animal Hospital has and looks forward to the future.

​Jessica entered the veterinary field in 2003 as an assistant and receptionist, then grew into the hospital manager role. Her career as a hospital manager began in 2010. She completed her bachelor’s degree in HR management at EWU, then pursued her certification in veterinary hospital management. Completing her certified veterinary practice managers certification (CVPM) in 2016. 

Jessica is very passionate about the veterinary field. She enjoys meeting clients and patients. And she loves being a part of keeping your four-legged family members healthy. She also loves that she gets to help team members grow and be successful while also helping the hospital grow.

Jessica shares her home with her husband, three kids, a Great Dane named Liberty, a Golden Retriever named Dash, and two kitties, Gus and Rocco Wilson. In her spare time, she enjoys playing soccer with and against her husband. But most of her time is spent carpooling kids from one sporting event to another.

Elizabeth, LVT

Elizabeth, LVT

Veterinary Nurse

Elizabeth joined our team in December 2020 as a veterinary technician. She graduated with high honors from Eastern Wyoming college in 2018 with her degree in veterinary technology. Her favorite part about veterinary medicine is working with clients to educate the public to help improve the lives of patients. Her favorite part about fear free is that it allows for much more positive experiences. She also really enjoys getting puppies off on the right foot with proper education.

Elizabeth was born and raised in Wyoming and moved to the beautiful state of Washington in 2010. She now lives outside of Cheney with her husband on a working cattle ranch. They have a 4 year old heeler named Tank, 3 cats, 2 horses, a foal expected in the summer, chickens, and plan to add a border collie to their home this spring. In her free time, Elizabeth can be found working on the family ranch, camping, horseback riding and snowboarding.

She looks forward to meeting you and your fur family.

Tammy, LVT

Tammy, LVT

Veterinary Nurse

Tammy joined our wonderful team in March of 2021 as a veterinary technician. She comes to us with 30 years of experience, and we are excited for her to share her knowledge with all of us—fun fact: Tammy holds technician licenses in Florida and Alaska.

Tammy’s favorite part about working in the veterinary field is creating bonds with clients and their 4-legged family members. She also enjoys sharing her knowledge and education with the clients. Her passion is dentistry, and she believes that you get happy pets and happy clients after a dental cleaning.

Tammy has been Fear Free certified since January 2017 and is an advocate for the patients’ wellbeing. She loves seeing the patients happy to come in the front door and leave wagging their tail or purring!

Tammy’s family consists of her husband of 40 years, Jeff, their cat, and honeybees. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, cycling, beekeeping, and watching movies, and reading.

Jordyn

Jordyn

Veterinary Assistant

Jordyn recently started working as a veterinary assistant. She did the veterinary assistant program at Carrington College for about eight and a half months to get her certification! 

Jordyn was born and raised in Spokane and currently lives in Medical Lake with her boyfriend and their pets! They have a three-year-old Lab/Chesapeake Bay mix (pictured here) named Ellie and two cats, Rosie and Marie. She also has four siblings who are her absolute world. Out of the five of them, she is the oldest (20) and her youngest sibling is eighteen months old! 

It was quite the journey for her to figure out that she wanted to be a veterinary assistant, but if you ask her mom, she will say Jordyn has always wanted to work in the veterinary field. 

Jordyn is very excited to start her veterinary career at Latah Creek, and she can’t wait to meet our clients and all their furry friends!

Alisha

Alisha

Client Care Representative

Alisha joined our team in March of 2021. She is one of the faces of our Client Care Representative team. Alisha started with a couple of days a week so that she can learn the ropes and now she is full-time. She has an associate’s degree in applied science and is currently enrolling at SFCC to continue her education in business management.

Alisha’s favorite part about working in the veterinary field is that she gets to meet lots of animals and their owners all day. She gets the opportunity to help make a difference in the lives of animals and their owners. She enjoys the fear-free aspect because she doesn’t like to see animals fearful or stressed. Fear free helps limit fear, anxiety, and stress. If we can reduce those stressors in patients, then the doctor is better able to treat their problems and conditions, resulting in happier patients and happier clients.

Alisha has one cat named Mitzie, she was born in November 2019. Mitzie is Alisha’s world and she spoils her every chance she gets. She moved to Spokane in 2011 to be near her grandparents, who she is very close to. She enjoys helping them with yard work, playing games, and having girl days with my grandma. In her spare time, Alisha enjoys hiking, photography, painting, and spending time with family.

Kenzie

Kenzie

Client Care Representative

We welcomed Kenzie to the team in November 2020. We are so excited to add her knowledge to our growing team. Kenzie is excited and grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of our team and meet all of our clients and their pets.

Kenzie’s favorite part about working in the veterinary field is welcoming all of the new puppies and kittens and watching them grow and earning their trust. She really enjoys the fear free aspect of it because going through the certification has given her the skills to provide owners and their pets with a good experience.Kenize understands how stressful it can be to bring in a pet that is anxious and stressed.

Kenzie’s family consists of her parents and 1 brother. They have a family dog named Theo and 2 cats named Jax and Lucy. Kenzie has a 3 year old border collie named Waylon. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, bonfires, fishing, and teaching Waylon new tricks. She likes to spend time at her Grandma’s in St. Maries having fun floating the river, shooting, huckleberry picking and putting in some work splitting, stacking, and hauling wood. We always say ‘you can’t go to Grammy ‘s without doing some work!’

Dr. Steve A. Bauer - Retired

Dr. Steve A. Bauer - Retired

Veterinarian

Dr. Steve Bauer is a graduate of the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After building several successful practices in North Carolina, Dr. Bauer relocated with his family to Spokane and purchased Latah Creek Animal Hospital in 2003. He is passionate about providing quality care for all of your pets and prides himself in his ability to communicate clearly with his clients.

At this time, Dr. Bauer is semi-retired, coming in mostly to do surgeries. His spare time is spent with his other love—music! Dr. Bauer was a professional musician before becoming a veterinarian. Currently, he is the lead guitar player for the Zonky Jazz Band, Hot Club of Spokane, The Villa Blues Trio, and mandolin player for the Blue Streak Bluegrass Band.

If you go and see him play, make sure to say hello!

Robbie - Retired

Robbie - Retired

Bookkeeper

Robbie has worked at Latah Creek Animal Hospital and worn many hats during her 17-year career, including hospital manager and receptionist. She enjoys interacting with all the animals and their owners!

Robbie graduated from Colorado State University (many years ago!) with a double degree in medical technology and microbiology. Before she started working at Latah Creek, she worked in human hospitals in the laboratory.

Robbie and her husband share their home with their three poodles.