Meet the Staff
Josh Wohlstadter, DVM
Dr. Josh Wohlstadter is originally from Long Island, New York. Graduating from Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004, he completed a one-year internship at Oradell Animal Hospital, a 24/7 emergency and specialty hospital in Paramus, New Jersey.
After practicing in Manhattan for several years, Dr. Josh’s love of photography and the great outdoors led him to Albuquerque, New Mexico. While in Albuquerque, Dr. Josh met his wife, Jessica.
Together Dr. Josh and Jessica have four dogs, Murphy an English Mastiff, Charlie a Standard Poodle, Tuck a Mini Poodle and Pi a Border Collie. Charlie is a certified therapy dog and loves to compete in agility, Murphy loves having his picture taken, Tuck enjoys running circles around his two big brothers and Pi is in training for Agility and Sheep Herding.
Dr. Josh has a special interest in soft tissue surgery, general wellness and the human-animal bond.
With the exception of his own portrait, which was taken by his wife, Jessica, Dr. Josh took all the photographs for this web site. More of his photos can be seen hanging on the walls of Purdy Veterinary Hospital.
Jamie Scott, DVM
Dr. Scott is a local, having grown up in Port Orchard, Washington. She graduated from Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She has a special interest in fear free visits, preventative care, soft tissue surgery and the human animal bond.
Dr. Scott lives in Olalla with her husband and their four dogs, Nacho a Pit Bull who loves belly rubs, Indy a Pit Bull who loves to play tug of war, Mango a Chihuahua that loves to be pet, and Mr. Pickles a Chihuahua that loves to play fetch. Dr. Scott also has two cats named Dr. Farnsworth and Garbanzo and two miniature horses named Breeze and Tank. In her spare time she enjoys reading, vintage shopping, spending time with friends, and traveling.
Tara Evans, DVM
Dr. Evans grew up in Spokane, WA with many pets including dogs, guinea pigs and hamsters. After graduating from WSU with a degree in Zoology, she stayed in Pullman, WA to attended WSU’s college of veterinary medicine, obtaining her doctor of veterinary medicine degree in 2012. She has a special interest in emergency medicine, soft tissue surgery, and pocket pet medicine.
Dr. Evans lives in Gig Harbor, WA with her partner, Joe, and her Chocolate Lab, Kodiak. In her spare time she enjoys boating, fishing, spending time with friends and family and taking Kodi to the local dog parks.
Cynthia Pope, DVM
Dr. Pope graduated from Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. She has worked at Purdy Veterinary Hospital for over 10 years.
Dr. Pope has two young daughters as well as a menagerie of animals, including a purebred flock of Oxford sheep, an American Saddlebred horse, three dogs, three cats, a rabbit and a beta fish.
Dr. Pope is the treasurer of the the Burley Community Club. She enjoys spending time with her daughters, baking cupcakes, international travel and she shows sheep through out the Northwest.
Mindy Wilson, DVM
Dr. Wilson graduated from Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. She has worked at Purdy Veterinary Hospital for over 6 years.
Dr. Wilson and her husband, Phil, have two children, a son, Zach who is 19 years old and a daughter, Sabrina, who is 16 years old. Dr. Wilson considers herself a soccer mom, who enjoys arts and crafts, sewing and drawing.
Dr. Wilson and family enjoy camping along the coast, attending the Folk Life Festival in Seattle and spending time with their Meyer’s parrot, Fred.
Wayne Webster, DVM
Dr. Webster graduated from Washington State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980.
He practiced in Bremerton for several years and owned a practice in the Magnolia district of Seattle for ten years. He has been at Purdy Veterinary Hospital since 2008.
Dr. Webster has been married for 31 years. He has two grown children and a cat named Little Dude. He and his family enjoy skiing in Northern Idaho and boating in the San Juan Islands.
Sarah C., Receptionist
Sarah has been a part of Purdy Veterinary Hospital for over 20 years.
Sarah and her significant other, Dave, live in the Wauna area.
They have two dogs, Tahoe, a Shepherd-Husky mix and B.B, a Chihuahua. She also has two cats, Witty and Chubby Checker.
Sarah enjoys kick boxing and is a classic car aficionado. She is a huge sports fans and loves the Gonzaga Bulldogs basketball team.
Jacqui M., Receptionist
Jacqui has been working at Purdy Veterinary Hospital for over 5 years. She and her husband live on the Key Peninsula and have 3 cats and 1 dog. Jacqui enjoys backpacking in the Olympics, horse back riding and enjoys using water colors to paint landscapes. She loves English literature and her favorite artist is Vincent van Gogh.
Rachel L., Receptionist & Veterinary Assistant
Rachel is originally from Covington, WA. She graduated from Kentwood high school and the PIMA veterinary technician program in 2012. She has been working at Purdy Veterinary Hospital as a receptionist and assistant since September, 2012. She enjoys taking her son to the zoo and often drives to Lacey, WA for Dutch Bros. Coffee. Rachel has two dogs and a bearded dragon and absolutely loves dachshunds.
Barbara M., Receptionist
Barb has been working at Purdy Veterinary Hospital for over ten years. She has 3 dogs and 4 cats. She has adopted more than half of her pets from Purdy Veterinary Hospital. Barb has two sons and a “charming” husband. She enjoys painting murals and has one of her paintings of the Purdy Spit hanging at a local restaurant.
Wendy L., Receptionist
Wendy grew up in Gig Harbor and has worked as a veterinary receptionist in the area for over 20 years. Her and her husband share their home with four dogs and four cats. When Wendy isn’t working, she enjoys hiking, horseback riding, reading, watching movies, and spending time with her four (soon to be five) grandchildren.
Jamie S., LVT
Jamie started in the veterinary business as a kennel worker when she was 15 years old. She graduated from Pierce College at Ft. Steilacoom in 2001. She and her husband Brent have 1 black lab and 1 cat that are very spoiled! Jamie enjoys spending time with friends and family at their cabin on the ocean.
Nancy S., LVT
Nancy graduated in 2001 from Yakima Valley Community College. Her grandmother, who was also a veterinary technician, inspired Nancy to follow in her footsteps.
Nancy and her husband Joe have a 4 year old daughter Alexis, and their 4 legged children include a chihuahua and 4 cats.
Nancy enjoys hiking, camping and off-roading in her Jeep.
Claudia L., LVT
Claudia is originally from Chile, where she practiced as a large animal veterinarian. After moving to Western Washington in 1998, she soon became a licensed veterinary technician. Claudia lives in Port Orchard with her son, Christopher, and her 2 cats, Colo and Ra. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, reading and listening to Jazz and Indie music.
Kim S., LVT
Kim is from Olalla, WA. She graduated from Pierce College Veterinary Technician Program in 1995. She worked in an emergency and critical care environment for several years. In addition to working at Purdy Veterinary Hospital, Kim also works as a technician, caring for horses, at a local large animal clinic. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her 3 boxers, 2 cats, 2 horses, 5 rabbits and her husband, Jason.
Tiffany G., LVT
Tiffany, a graduate of Pierce College’s veterinary technician program, was born and raised in Gig Harbor. When she isn’t taking care of her patients, Tiffany enjoys baking cupcakes and hiking on Mount Rainier. Together with her husband, Travis, they own two toy, mixed breed dogs, named Bubba and Lucy.
Marsha H., Veterinary Assistant
Marsha has been working at Purdy Veterinary Hospital for over 20 years, longer than any other staff member. She has four dogs, including two Irish Setters, one Pointer and an English Cocker Spaniel, one cat, two guinea pigs and a Tennessee Walker horse. She has participated in the conformation ring with her Irish Setters and she loves dog sports, having competed in agility, obedience, tracking, and hunt and field trials. She has owned one of the top obedience Irish Setters and has bred some of the top performing agility Irish Setters. Marsha enjoys horse back riding and camping near the ocean.
Deena G., Veterinary Assistant
Deena’s parents, friends and family knew from a young age that she would always work with animals. She graduated from Pierce College in 1998 and started work at Purdy Veterinary Hospital in 2001. She has a Boxer named Hootie and a beta fish named Alpha. She enjoys sport bike riding, karaoke, & traveling.
Marie Z., Veterinary Assistant
Marie is from Port Orchard, Wa. She volunteered and worked at the Kitsap Humane Society for several years before joining us at Purdy Veterinary Hospital. She enjoys camping, pet sitting and spending time with her labs, Zoie, Lincoln, and her husband, Travis.
Marissa L., Veterinary Assistant
Marissa is originally from Maple Valley, WA. She graduated from WSU with a degree in animal science and wildlife management. After graduation she moved to South Africa and worked at wildlife rehabilitation centers and game reserves, caring for such animals as rhinos, giraffes, zebras and servals. She returned to Washington state with her fiance, Wessel and her Boerboel mix, Ranger. When not at work, Marissa enjoys cooking, reading, hiking & traveling.