Veterinarians


Katherine Miller, D.V.M.

Practice Owner

Dr. Kathy Miller was born and raised on the Palouse and is very happy to have her family here! She completed her undergraduate career at the University of Idaho and graduated from Washington State University for Veterinary Medicine in 2002. She did move south to attend school but returned for her husband’s job.

Dr. Miller really enjoys the small-town feel of Moscow and Pullman with the strong influence from the universities. She, her husband Jim, and their four children (Zachary, Sydney, Nathaniel, and Brianna) love the plethora of outdoor activities available on the Palouse.

The greatest influence in Dr. Miller’s career would be Dr. & Mrs. Kubasch, who she purchased the practice from!

 


 

Matthew Mason, D.V.M.

Dr. Matt Mason grew up in Spokane, Washington and completed his bachelors degree at Whitworth College, majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. He is a 2008 graduate from WSU College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Mason and his wife Allison are very happy to be raising their two children here. They have a little boy, Zachary, and a daughter, Julianna.

His greatest passions are spending quality time with his family and volunteering at church. He enjoys outdoor recreational activities, including hiking and fishing. Dr. Mason is an amateur woodworker as well. He enjoys making simple furniture for his home, as well other various wood projects.

Dr. Mason is passionate about internal medicine cases. It is exciting for him to make a diagnosis and be able to solve problems for his clients and their pets. He really enjoys the clients and the satisfaction he achieves by helping them when they are in need.

 


Business Operations Director


Kelsey Cummings

Kelsey started with us in October as our Business Operations Director! Although you can generally find her in the Business Office she has a passion for animals as well and usually bops around giving pets to our patients. She graduated from University of Idaho with her Bachelor’s in Animal Veterinary Science, originally from Boise, her and her husband enjoy being at the base of recreation here in the Palouse. You can count on her to come back from the weekend with a story about backpacking, whitewater rafting, SUP’ing, downhill skiing or camping. They have a food motivated black lab named Josey and a black cat named Chairman that really likes ice cream. Kelsey can’t wait to get to know all of our special patients and clients!

 


Customer Care Specialists


Katie Cohee

Customer Care Specialist

Katelyn started working at PAWS in January of 2015. She has 3 dogs, 2 cats, 5 house rabbits, and 10 chickens. Katelyn and her husband have 2 kids, and everyone keeps her very busy. She enjoys spending time with her family and pets, especially her chickens and bunnies. She loves working at PAWS because it allows her to be surrounded by people who share the same passion for animals that she has.

 


Wendy Casner

Customer Care Specialist

Wendy started here at PAWS in May of 2019. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Physchology at Eastern New Mexico University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology with a minor in Pre-Physical Therapy. Wendy has two kids, Caleb and William, and Duke a 9-year-old Golden Retriever. Wendy enjoys playing and taking her son, Caleb, to hockey practice and games when she is not working.


Chawna Crawford

Customer Care Specialist

Chawna started here at PAWS in May of 2019. She received an Associates of Arts in Liberal Arts degree from Spokane Community College and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Sociology from Gonzaga. Chawna and her boyfriend, Nate has 1 dog, Titus Andronicus, a 12-year-old Puggle.

 


 

Olivia Alvarez

Customer Care Specialist

Olivia started here at PAWS in August of 2019. Olivia and her boyfriend, Gabe have a spunky miniature Schnauzer named Marshall and 2 leopard geckos named Isos and Alfred. Olivia’s goal is to become a Veterinary Technician. Outside of work, Olivia enjoys painting and going on adventures.

 


Veterinary Technicians


Maranda Miller

Lead Veterinary Technician

Maranda started here at PAWS in July of 2017. Maranda received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from WSU. Her favorite thing about working at PAWS is everyone cares for each other and all the animals the same amount. Maranda and her husband, CJ have 2 cats, Ellie and Gilbert, her husband has a tarantula, which she does not like, and about 9 fish. In the summer, Maranda and CJ enjoy camping, boating, fishing, pretty much anything outdoors. In the winter, Maranda enjoys being inside and watching lots of Netflix. Her favorite thing to do when not at work, is spending time in North Idaho.

 


Lindsey Hannas

Veterinary Technician

Lindsey started here at PAWS in March of 2019. She received her degree at WSU in Animal Science Livestock Management. She loves leather-working and playing with her dog when she is not at work.

 


Chris Lewis

Veterinary Technician

Chris started here at PAWS in April of 2019. She received her undergraduates degree in zoology and her Master’s Degree in Microbiology from Colorado State University. Chris and her husband, Laramie, have 3 cats and 3 dogs. Chris enjoys cooking, biking and hiking when she is not at work. Chris is a 2nd year vet student at WSU.

 


Sarah Edwards

Veterinary Technician

Sarah started here at PAWS in March of 2019. She is a 2nd-year Vet student at WSU. Sarah enjoys hiking and weightlifting when she is not working. Sarah has 2 cars, Crunch and Baby Bean and a Kenyan Sand Boa, Bubbles.

 


 

Noell Swearingen

Veterinary Technician

Noell stated here at PAWS in April of 2019. She spent 2 years at Southwestern Community College in Chula Vista, California. She received her Vet Assistant Certificate at Pima Medical Institute. Noell loves spending time with family and being outdoors when she is not at work. She has 2 cats, Tank and Kitten Little.

 


Technician Assistants


Bronte Schmidt-Wells

Lead Technician Assistant

Bronte started here at PAWS in March of 2019. Bronte has 2 dogs, Zoe and Athena and a Ball Python snake named Kaa. Bronte’s favorite thing to do at work is scrub into and assist with surgeries and interacting with all the dogs and cats that visit us. Outside of work, Bronte enjoys spending time with friends and watching shows on Netflix.

 


Kellee Knopp

Technician Assistant

Kellee started here at PAWS in August of 2019. She graduated from WSU with a Bachelor’s degree in animal and veterinary science. Kellee lives in Moscow with her wonderful Fiancé, Nick and their 3 dogs; Herbie, Vanellope, and Timber. Kellee plans to go to Vet school and has a passion for large and small animals

 


 

Shelbee Welker

Technician Assistant
Shelbee started here at PAWS in October of 2019. Shelbee received her Associate’s degree in Animal Science from Lasso Community College and is currently a student at the University of Idaho in the pre-vet program. Shelbee has 2 loving pit bulls, Diamond and Bruno. Her favorite thing about working here at PAWS is interacting with all the puppies and kittens. Outside of work she enjoys being outdoors with family, friends, and her dogs.

 


Clinic Cat


 

Spencer

Spencer was found on Spence Road in Moscow by a former PAWS employee. He enjoys taking long leisurely naps in Dr. Miller’s office. His favorite part of the day is when the Fed Ex driver stops by. Spencer sits by the door about the same time every day waiting for a treat from the Fed Ex driver!