Dr. Danielle Meyers is originally from the beautiful Pacific Northwest where she grew up in nearby Deer Park, WA and attended Riverside School District since kindergarten. She developed a love for animals early in life as her family always had a variety of animals including horses, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, and rabbits. Horses have always been Dr. Meyers’ biggest passion. She showed horses in 4-H through middle school and high school and has dabbled in barrel racing and team roping. Dr. Meyers received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences in 2014 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2017, both from Washington State University. During college, Dr. Meyers was an active member of the WSU Dairy Club and WSU’s student chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. She also spent many hours in a microbiology lab working on research projects related to public health. Dr. Meyers spent her first three years out of veterinary school practicing small animal medicine in Spokane. Her primary interests are in small animal soft tissue surgery and internal medicine. She finally pursued her lifelong goal to become a clinic owner in 2021 and is loving every minute of it! In her free time, Dr. Meyers enjoys horseback riding, camping, mountain biking, and snowboarding with her husband. She and her husband happily own two horses, three cats, and a small flock of Polish chickens.
Dr. Young spent her early childhood in Germany where her family served in the US Army. When they returned to Montana, she discovered her love for veterinary medicine by volunteering at the animal shelter and riding horses in 4-H. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at Montana State University and holds a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University.
Her special interests include small animal and equine medicine, feline behavior, low stress patient handling, and pain management. In her spare time, Dr. Young enjoys riding horses and hiking with her husband Colton. She has three horses, an escape artist pony, four cats, and her dog best friend – Foxy. She is excited to join the team at Audubon and to co-own the clinic with Dr. Meyers.
Dr. Chrystal Wachtel started working at Audubon Veterinary Clinic in 2003 after graduating from WSU. She was born and raised in Spokane, a graduate of Mead High School. She met her future husband in 2005 when he brought his overweight dogs in for a checkup. He proposed to her a year later by setting up a fake appointment and surprising her in the exam room. They now have 3 children, Cole, Malcolm, and Iris. In addition to the human children, she has three cats: Eleanor Rigby, Penelope Von Sweets, and Tim Horton. Her hobbies that she has time for are running (she is an active member in 4 local running groups), scrapbooking/card making, baking, reading, and watching movies. Hobbies that she would like to have time for but doesn’t are gardening, hiking, and knitting.
Jessica was born and raised in Spokane, WA. She joined the Audubon team in July 2022. Growing up, animals in need found their way into her heart and her family's home.
Jessica has been working in veterinary medicine since 2003 as a veterinary assistant prior to obtaining her veterinary technician license in 2011. She has worked in shelter medicine, mixed animal practice, and emergency and critical care before joining our team. Her special interests are surgery, emergency and critical care, along with dentistry. Jessica thrives to help as many animals in need as she can along with enriching their lives.
When Jessica is not working, she loves spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys hiking, biking, traveling, discovering new foods and new adventures. She also enjoys watching horror movies, reading and rainstorms.
"Do what you love and live a long happy life."
Anna was born and raised here in Spokane on the South Hill. Growing up, her family had bunnies, birds, fish, hamsters, cats and dogs so she has always had a love and passion for animals.
After spending many years as a barista, Anna finally decided to take her care for animals and find work in the veterinary field. She has been a veterinary assistant for the last 6 or so years. Anna is married to her favorite person, Nate, and they have 2 cats Bella and Momo and 1 dog Appa.
In her free time, Anna enjoys curling up on the couch with a cat, watching scary movies, playing video games with her husband, bike rides, hiking with her dog, and playing dungeons and dragons with her friends.
Hayley was born in Joliet, IL, raised in Savannah, GA and is now happily living in Spokane Valley, WA. Growing up, her family had lots of pets, including cats,
dogs, hamsters, rabbits, bearded dragons, and snakes. In high school, she volunteered at her local humane society and eventually started working as a medical
assistant there. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine Animal Science in 2014 from Auburn University.
In her spare time, Hayley enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Jacob, walking with her dog Ezzie at Manito Park, cuddling up with her two kitties, Finnegan and Dude to watch horror movies, and playing Animal Crossing.
Eva enthusiastically joined our team in 2021 and has since applied her education, experience and skillset to various roles during her time with the clinic.
As our Project Coordinator Eva works closely with Dr. Young and Dr. Meyers behind the scenes for a number of administrative duties. Outside of work Eva enjoys
spending time with her husband, young son and small fleet of pets, reading, hiking, thrifting and other countless crafts.
Lily is the official clinic cat of Audubon Veterinary Clinic. Her job duties include, greeting clients, keeping the carpets dirty, and providing emotional support to the other clinic staff. When not working, Lily enjoys spending time on Dr. Chrystal’s lap and playing with her favorite unicorn toy.