Meet Our Veterinary Team
Meet the wonderful veterinarians and staff of Animal Medical Service. We take great pride in providing excellent care for your pets!
Meet Our Veterinary Staff
Dr. Lutz K.G. Harfst, Veterinarian, Owner
Jaquie, Practice Manager
Cathy is also a violinist. She has performed with symphonies and orchestras in Washington, Oregon and Canada. She has been a member of the Yakima String Quartet as well. Cathy has worked for Dr Harfst 8.5 years.
In her spare time, she is a very avid reader. She reads a bit of everything, but especially enjoys Christian historical fiction and sci-fi/fantasy. She also loves playing video games (Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild gets 11 out of 10 in her book) and watching old movies (especially musicals!). She is a big fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and has a collection of a dozen or so Captain America mugs. She also knits, crochets, and does cross-stitch.
Her favorite drink is hot tea (even in the heat of summer) and she has a large collection of loose-leaf teas that she enjoys. Ashley is a committed Christian woman, goes to Memorial Bible Church in Gleed, WA, and has been to Israel.
Halie, Veterinarian Assistant
Halie has always had a dream of being a veterinarian and is currently a student at YVC. She is taking courses that will help her get into the Vet Program at WSU. While Halie is not working or going to school, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, backpacking, and camping with her friends and family. She also loves to paint, write and decorate cakes.
Halie has a terrier mix named Remington and a Doxie mix named Winchester. She hopes to one day have her own farm with a large variety of animals.
He has a son who is enlisted in the Marines. He will also be welcoming a daughter in March of 2022. Shane enjoys camping, hiking, cooking, baking, all types of fishing, live music, getting new vinyl records, tying flies, and making spinning lures when he is not working.
Tarin, Receptionist/Veterinarian Assistant
Tarin and her husband will eventually be moving to a Caribbean island to spend all of their time in white sands and crystal clear-blue, warm water.