Meet Our Team



Dr. Mike Van Horn

Practice Owner and Medical Director since 2005
Dr. Van Horn's Bio
Dr. Mike Van Horn received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Oklahoma State University​ in 1993​ and a Bachelor of Science (majoring in Biology) from Union College. While in school, Dr. Mike enjoyed working in Alaska and experiencing companion animal veterinary practice in New Zealand. After practicing on the east coast for several years, Dr. Mike and family relocated to the Greater Puget Sound area in 1996, where he has been engaged in small animal practice exclusively ever since. Dr. Mike Van Horn’s professional interests include orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and medicine for all life stages. Dr. Mike is a Seahawks fan and enjoys old time radio shows, reading, boating, and playing with his children. Dr. Mike and his family enjoy a myriad of pets, including 5 cats, 3 dogs, and a herd of Arabian horses.

Dr. Kristina Van Horn

Practice Owner since 2005
Dr. Van Horn's Bio
Dr. Kristina (“Keena”) Van Horn received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University in 1993 and her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Cook College/Rutgers University in 1989. Her practice career led her from mixed animal practice to exclusive companion animal practice in referral and critical care settings as well as primary care. Her professional interests include feline medicine, pain control, Fear-Free practice, ophthalmology, acupuncture, and behavioral medicine. While Dr. Keena is not available for appointments at Woodside Animal Hospital at this time, her many years at Woodside helped shape the culture of patient care and resulted in many permanent improvements addressing feline specific needs to alleviate stress at veterinarian visits. Her contributions at this time include continued collaboration about the practice’s vision and growth as well as helping the staff disseminate important medical and behavioral information via the many client support handouts she has produced over the years.

Dr. Stephanie Crowson


Dr. Crowson's Bio
Dr. Stephanie Crowson received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 2015. Before that she received a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Truman State University, which included studying conservation and wildlife care abroad in South Africa. Dr. Crowson enjoys working with all species of animals and the people who love them. On her days off, she enjoys hiking and spending time with her husband, son, border collie mix, and Russian tortoise.  

Licensed Veterinary Technicians

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Lead Licensed Technician at Woodside Since 2011
Melissa's Bio
Melissa was raised in Allyn, Washington. Her love for animals started ​at an early age and led her to join 4-H. She graduated from Pierce College with a degree in Veterinary Technology in 2000. Since then, she has worked with animal rescues, shelters, and private practices. Melissa has dogs, cats, and parrots; with a preference for cats. Melissa is a great technician with a big heart. She has become a very valuable part of our team and is unofficially known as “the organizer”. Her efforts in organizing help keep us in top shape, ensuring that we are always in order and ready for the next patient. When Melissa is not working at Woodside Animal Hospital, she is working at her husband’s nursery or volunteering with botanical groups like Rare Care Plant Conservation or Washington Native Orchid Society. ​Additionally​, she enjoys petroglyph photography and hiking.


Licensed Technician at Woodside since 2015

Indy's Bio

Indy values both the medical and emotional side of her profession, and readily drops everything to make sure pets are seen with an empathetic hand. She graduated from Pierce College as a licensed Veterinary Technician in 2015, but has worked at Woodside Animal Hospital since 2013 (she began as a volunteer)! Indy has always believed working with animals and being a nurse is the perfect career for her. As a technician, Indy enjoys hematology (the study of blood) and can be found either in our lab or assisting our doctors during dental procedures. In her personal time, Indy can’t be kept away from the great outdoors—she even gets in her Jeep and comes to work when Port Orchard shuts down during snowstorms!

Indy also oversees our Instagram page.


Licensed Technician at Woodside since 2018
Jessica's Bio

Jessica is the medical professional that eats, breathes, and lives to be a technician. Woodside was fortunate to bring Jessica on staff in December 2018 while she was completing her degree at PIMA Institute. She graduated in April 2019 and has not stopped learning! Although she is currently focused on specializing in animal behavior training and is certified in Fear Free practices, she takes classes in any area available to her. As our Community Outreach Organizer, Jessica helps us engage with various Port Orchard events and remain an active part of the community we love! When Jessica isn’t helping in the surgery suite or supporting patients on their way to recovery, she enjoys spending time with her kids and fiancé, baking/cooking, and occasionally enjoying a glass of wine!

Veterinary Assistants


Veterinary Assistant at Woodside since 2019
Amber's Bio
Every veterinary team should have a lightning fast team member, and Amber is our speedy one. If something needs to get done, it’s likely that Amber has started it before anyone else realizes it needs attention! With a kind heart and drive to always push herself, we are glad to have Amber as part of our team!


Kennel Attendant and Veterinary Assistant at Woodside since 2019

Jocelyn's Bio
Jocelyn never sits down and is always eager to learn new things. Jocelyn is the person who never complains about coming to work early, leaving late, or helping teammates with shift coverage. Always a softy for pets in need, it is not uncommon to see Jocelyn giving a little extra attention to strays or boarders who need some time getting adjusted to their new environment.

Client Service Coordinators


Client Service Coordinator at Woodside since 2015
Ashlee's Bio
Ashlee was born in Beaverton, Oregon and moved to Washington when she was a young adult. Ashlee strives to make each experience for every client a positive experience and strives to meet everyone’s needs. Before Ashlee came to Woodside, she worked closely with elderly patients in a memory care ward. She was even awarded a Peacock Pin, an award given to individuals who go above and beyond to serve their memory care patients. Her experience at a memory care ward makes her an ideal candidate for providing the best care for our clients and patients. Ashlee is known for her passion for Harry Potter. ​Together, Ashlee and her fiancé, Jay, have a young daughter named Lily and two dogs, Mila and Holly.

Administrative Team


Practice Manager at Woodside since 1992
Kerry's Bio
Kerry has worked at Woodside Animal Hospital since graduating from Pierce College in 1992. She ​has ​worked many years as a Licensed Veterinary Technician, ​before being promoted in 2007 to her primary job is as our Practice Manager.​ ​Kerry remembers many milestones in her life she has gone through while working here at Woodside, from turning 21 to getting married and having children. She feels Woodside has been a part of her life for such a long time and it will always be her home. Kerry and her husband Chuck have two boys, Trevor and Jared. They enjoy camping, quad riding, and playing outside.​ Furthermore, Kerry​ enjoys scrapbooking and gardening. Almost every pet Kerry has owned has been one she adopted through working at Woodside. She currently has a Doberman named Roxy, a mix-breed dog named Buddy, and three cats named by her son: Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and Plywood. Kerry’s job as practice manager includes several things; among them are helping to ensure the best customer service possible with extensive training and follow up training with employees, helping to ensure quality patient care, inventory management, and trying to maintain a healthy and happy working environment for our staff. It is Kerry’s goal to maintain a high quality, efficient animal hospital that cares for our community’s pets as if they were our own.


Accounts Receivable and Records Manager at Woodside since 2002 and returned 2018
Jen's Bio
Jen has been apart of the Woodside family for a number of years! She was first hired as a Receptionist in 2002 and worked as apart of our team until 2011 when she moved to Indiana. Jen eventually moved back to Port Orchard, joined our team in 2018. Her primary focus is to manage all aspects of the clinic’s technical needs. In efforts to help us become a clinic that primarily operates “paperlite”. Jen is excited to be back at Woodside serving our clients and helping us to continue to improve our hospital. Jen is a proud mother of two kids, Aaron and Katelynn. Although her kids are now grown, Jen is thoroughly enjoying life as a grandmother and life with her pets. Jen has a Pitbull named Ruby and two cats, Bella and Harry Houdini. Traveling and scrapbooking are a couple of Jen’s favorite hobbies. Jen and her sister both enjoy seeking out variety of adventures. We are glad to have Jen back on our team!

Kennel Attendants

Kennel Attendants
Many of our team members provide boarders with comfortable and clean spaces while they stay with us, but we would like to give a special thank you to Bobbie, Sean, and Keira for working tirelessly behind the scenes. Your dedication as Kennel Attendants helps keep the hospital running smoothly and clean, and our patients can always rely on you! Bobbie is a bit camera shy, but she is a key component to our team!
Woodside is fortunate to have additional team members that work with empathy and medical expertise to keep your pets happy and healthy. Even though these folks wish to remain out of the spotlight, we want to thank them for everything!
Contact Us


1601 Woods Rd SE
Port Orchard, Washington 98366
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Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 12:30pm; 1:30pm – 6 pm
Sat: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm; 1:30pm – 4 pm
Sun: Closed


Fax: 360-871-1916

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