Meet Our Team

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Jackie Waltner, DVM

Owner & Veterinarian

Dr. Jacquelyn (Jackie) Waltner was raised on a small farm in Port Orchard, Washington.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Oregon State University in 1993 and then went on to receive her DVM degree from Washington State University in 1997.  After graduating she worked as the resident veterinarian for Alpacas of America for almost three years, after which she went on to take a position with a mixed animal clinic in Skagit county.  In 2002 she began her own mobile practice and in 2006 she merged that with her husband Scott’s practice to form Puget Sound Veterinary Group.   Dr. Jackie enjoys working with a wide variety of species – from alpacas and llamas to dogs and cats to ferrets and birds.  Dr. Jackie has two children, Jessica and Nicholas, whom she is very proud of and who keep her very busy!  At home they have a veritable zoo – fish, cats, dogs, alpacas, llamas, cows and horses.  She enjoys reading, hiking and swimming.  And in her spare time she also helps her husband manage two working farms, one in Skagit county and one in Okanogan county!

Scott Waltner, DVM, MS

Owner & Veterinarian

Dr. Scott Waltner grew up in Mount Vernon, WA on a small dairy and crop farm where his uncle was the first person west of the Mississippi to successfully AI a cow. Scott's dad and uncle were the first herd in the United States to successfully embryo transfer registered Holstein cattle. Dr. Waltner received his Bachelors in Animal Science, Masters in Animal Science (Nutrition) and DVM from WSU. He has spent time in mixed animal practice, as a university faculty member, and is currently an owner of Puget Sound Veterinary Group with his wife Jackie. Dr. Waltner specializes in nutrition and is the lead for orthopedics at Puget Sound Veterinary Group. Scott is experienced in extracapsular stifle repair, TPLO, bone plating, and KE.  Jackie and Scott also own two farming businesses which produce grass hay and seed crops. Dr. Waltner has consulted for dairies from the very small to the extremely grand scale. He has worked in the Middle East, Canada, and many of the states, although he prefers to spend his time in the Pacific Northwest.  He maintains his Adjunct Professor status and continues to teach at WSU. Drs. Scott and Jackie have 2 children, Jessica and Nicholas, of whom you will likely see on a visit to the clinic.

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Kirsten Richard, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Kirsten Richard attended Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has lived and worked in Mount Vernon, Washington for over 16 years. As a member of the Puget Sound Veterinary Group team, Dr. Richard attends to small animal medical needs. When she is not examining patients, she can be found reading the latest veterinary research to keep abreast with the new advances in companion animal medicine.

In her off time, she completes the accounting for her husband's construction business and works with her horses.

Paul Schwab, DVM

Veterinarian

Paul Schwab came to PSVG in 2015 after 19 years working as a large animal veterinarian in Whatcom County.  He is originally from Oklahoma and graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1996.  Dr. Schwab enjoys the challenge and variety of mixed large animal medicine and surgery.  

Outside of work, Paul enjoys time with his wife Debbie and his daughter Ellie, typically cooking, eating, and making cocktails, as well as biking, skiing, and working on their house.

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Kevin Jacque, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Kevin Jacque is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He first worked in Amish Country of Ohio prior to moving to the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Jacque enjoys large animal medicine and is particularly involved with dairy production medicine and farm animal health. Dr. Jacque lives with his wife, Ashley, daughter, Margaret, and their three Labrador Retrievers near Stanwood.

Shawntil DeLange

Office Manager

Shawna, often called Shawntil, is the best office manager ever. She is never allowed to leave.

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Kaitlyn Steinbach

Front Office Staff

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Kassidy Whetham

Front Office Staff

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Jenny Irish

Licensed Veterinary Technician

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Tayah Aldridge

Veterinary Assistant

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Alyssa Ausbourne

Veterinary Assistant

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Taylor Coleman

Veterinary Assistant

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Lauren Medeiros

Veterinary Assistant

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Kaylee Miller

Veterinary Assistant

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Karli Whetham

Veterinary Assistant