Sharon A. Watson, DVM:– Dr. Watson received her B.S. degree in Biology from Washington State University in 1979. Upon graduation she relocated to the Tri-Cities and went to work for PNNL doing scientific research. In 1982 she applied for and was accepted into the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine on May 9, 1987. Dr. Watson began practicing veterinary medicine in 1987 and went to work at the Richland Animal Hospital in 1990, upon Dr. Earl Moore’s retirement. In 1993 Dr. Watson purchased the hospital in 1993, and on February 10, 1996, Dr. Watson would watch as her clinic was completely devastated by the flooding of the Yakima River. Dr. Watson chose to rebuild her clinic from the ground up into the veterinary hospital she practices in today. Dr. Watson is especially interested in Dermatology cases and Internal Medicine. Dr. Watson lives with her husband and two daughters, and also has a son away at college studying pre-med. Dr. Watson also shares her life with her four horses, a pygmy goat named Guinevere and her two dogs, Tony and Bronko. Dr. Watson also claims our three clinic cats, Miranda, Al, and MJ, as well as Jade the parrot, and one “annoying, mean cockatiel”. Some day when she actually gets some free time, she would like to go horseback riding, play some tennis, and do a little camping.
Tracy G. – Tracy joined the Richland Animal Hospital team in 1997 as a kennel assistant. It wasn’t long before she began to show an interest in the duties of the veterinary assistants and technicians. Over the next 9 years Tracy would learn under the watchful eye of Dr. Watson, the skills and knowledge necessary to obtain her Veterinary Technician License. In October of 2006 Tracy added the letters LVT to her name badge, and continues to excel in her job as our lead technician. She is currently working on a Clinical Practice Specialty. Tracy is married and lives with her family in the Tri-Cities. She shares her home with her two dogs, Abby and Marshal, and her four cats, Scooby, Roadie, Valocka, and Purra. In her free time Tracy enjoys reading, crafts, and spending time outdoors.
Charlotte P. – Charlotte began working at Richland Animal Hospital in 2003. She first began working in veterinary hospitals in 1973, while studying Animal Science at Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo in California. She has always enjoyed working with the animals, and chooses to continue working in the kennel department despite being offered other positions in the hospital. Charlotte oversees the kennel assistants and is affectionately referred to as our “Camp Director”. A native of California, she lives in the Tri-Cities with her husband Bill, and has three adult daughters, Jessica, Sara (deceased), and Felicia. Charlotte also shares her life with her two dogs, a Doberman named Ida, and Mouse, a Dalmatian. Charlotte is also “Mom” to two ferrets, two backyard raccoons, and the many cats, too numerous to list, that have found their way into her heart. In her free time, Charlotte enjoys photography, scrap-booking, and has had a life-long interest in showing dogs and training them for agility.