Clinical Care Staff

Cheryl Adler, LVT graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Washington and is planning to attend graduate school for Microbiology/Epidemiology. Prior to joining ACCES in 2010, Cheryl worked as a veterinary assistant at a handful of local area veterinary hospitals. She is a member of the Infectious Disease Society of America and recently attended the society’s 49th and 50th annual meetings. Cheryl is also a transitional member of the American Society of Microbiology and a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. She is interested in studies around clinical microbiology, immunology and gene therapy.

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Melissa Bjorland, LVT is a graduate of the PIMA Medical Institute Veterinary Technician Program.  Prior to joining ACCES in 2011, Melissa had spent more than eight years working at regional veterinary day practices where she had the opportunity to work with cats, dogs, pocket pets and exotics. As one of our surgical technicians, Melissa enjoys learning new technologies and would like to specialize in anesthesiology. 

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Stephanie Bradley, LVT has worked in the veterinary field for more than 20 years; 15 years of which she has worked alongside Dr. Karri Meleo, DVM, ACVIM (oncology), ACVR (radiation oncology). Prior to her work in the veterinary field, Ms. Bradley had earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Criminology from the University of Arizona. 
 
Radiation oncology remains Ms. Bradley's favorite aspect of patient care. She is currently a member of the Veterinary Technician Cancer Society, and previously served alongside Dr. Meleo as Co-Chair of the Veterinary Cancer Society’s annual conference, combining her passions for cancer patient care and gastronomy.

Ashley Brown, LVT has worked in the veterinary field for about 10 years with more than seven years experience as a veterinary technician. Prior to joining ACCES as a radiology technician in 2013, Ashley worked for a large day practice in Texas for six years and for a local day practice in Seattle for nearly two years. 

Edwin Cruz began his career in the veterinary industry at ACCES in 2012. He is currently working towards his veterinary assistant certifiation at the PIMA Medical Institute with the goal of continuing on at ACCES as an assistant.

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Sarah Falk, LVT began her veterinary career as a kennel assistant at ACCES in 2013. She has now assumed a technician role with ACCES having recently earned her Licensed Veterinary Technician certification from PIMA Medical Institute. Prior to joining ACCES, Ms. Falk earned her Bachelor of Science from Western Washington University. Sarah has also been active in the community having volunteered in the past for the Sarvey Wildlife Center, working as a member of the School’s SCNAVTA and currently playing for the Emerald City Mudhen’s Women’s Rugby.

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Holly Gambill, LVT, CCRA earned her Bachelor of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College in Florida. In addition, she is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant. Prior to ACCES, Holly worked at an emergency and specialty center in Florida for six years. She has worked for ACCES for the past year as a technician working in multiple departments. She enjoys being able to provide her skills and knowledge to all the departments that ACCES has to offer. 

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Kim Grist graduated from the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 2003. Prior to joining ACCES in 2013, Kim had worked in veterinary medicine for more than 13 years. During that time, she has been active in the community including volunteer work at the Woodland Park Zoo and various continuing education program opportunities. 

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Elizabeth Hadcock joined the ACCES client services team in 2012 and has recently assumed the role of the ACCES Renton surgery and internal medicine department referral coordinator. Prior to joining ACCES, Elizabeth had spent more than eight years working in human medicine administration as well as nearly three years in veterinary medicine. She is active in the community and is currently a member of the Seattle Woman's Chorus.