Dr. Chrystal Wachtel – Veterinarian
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.
Dr. Danielle Meyers – Veterinarian
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. Olivia Young – Veterinarian
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.
Amy – Licensed Veterinary Technician
Amy studied Veterinary Nursing at PIMA Medical Institute where she earned her license as a veterinary technician in 2011. Since then, she has focused on small animal medicine and raising her family. She is the proud mom to two daughters – CeCe and Charlotte.
Eva – Administrative Assistant
Eva joined the clinic with extensive experience as an administrative professional and is dedicated to providing the ultimate experience for you and your pets during each office visit. Eva is a devoted and lifelong animal enthusiast. Although a proud and unapologetic “Cat Lady,” Eva also adores dogs and has a very special passion for small critters such as hamsters. She and her husband are proud owners of three cats (Marla, Beans and Gimli) and two dogs (Zia and Susan). Outside of meeting your administrative needs Eva can be found hiking with her husband and dogs, curled on a couch with a good book and a cat or camping throughout the PNW with her beloved family.
Sydney – Veterinary Assistant
Sydney was born and raised on the west side of the state in Bothell. In high school she began working as a veterinary assistant and fell in love with veterinary medicine. After serving in the US Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan CVN-76 she moved to Spokane in 2016. Sydney has over 7 years combined experience with working with animals of all shapes and sizes. Sydney’s passion is low stress handling of cats. Sydney and her husband have four cats of their own; Dutchess, Walter, Clarence, and Oliver. When she is not at work or home hanging out with her wonderful feline friends she enjoys hiking, horseback riding, and traveling as much as possible.
Sean – Receptionist
Sean grew up in Chattaroy, with a brief stint in Montana, but has been a Spokanite most of his life. Growing up his family raised rabbits and spent a lot of time outdoors gardening and camping. He has adopted several dogs, cats, ferrets and two bearded dragons over the years. When he’s not busy answering phones and taking good care of all the fur babies who come through the clinic doors, you can find him up in the hills hiking with his wife and two dogs Jupiter and Mando. He also enjoys kayaking, swimming, and watching movies with his beloved cat Chloe in his lap.
Faith – Veterinary Assistant
Faith was born and raised in Spokane, Wa and joined the team at Audubon as a Veterinary Assistant in October of 2021. She has always loved animals; she’s owned one family dog, Nellie, who passed away at the age of 16, her current kitty Tiny Abe (who was a foster failure), and the multitude of other cat and dog clients her and her parents watch through Rover. When she was little Faith said, more than once, that she wanted to be a “vet helper” but didn’t realize until several years later that there was an actual term for that! The journey to get there was quite a long one!
Faith attended district 81 (Spokane Public Schools) for thirteen years. After high school she went to Eastern Washington University where she received a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Visual Communication Design. Even though immensely proud of her degree Faith ultimately knew that it wouldn’t be what her heart wanted so she started volunteering at the Spokane Humane Society’s Spay and Neuter clinic in the fall of 2019 and slowly built up skills that would be used to this day at Audubon. She’s so thankful to both places for making her the person she is today!
When Faith isn’t working she enjoys cross-stitch and other forms of crafting, being outdoors with her parents, and camping.
Anna – Veterinary Assistant
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.
Lily – Clinic Cat
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.