Meet the Staff


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.


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


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.


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.


Dr. Dana completed both her undergraduate course work and veterinary degree in her hometown of Madison at the University of Wisconsin. Following graduation, she and her husband, Alex, made the move west to Tacoma to start a new adventure and have never looked back! She and Alex share their home with two goofy cats – Dr. Seuss, a buff orange tabby, and Theo, a Siamese tabby mix.

Dr. Dana is certified in veterinary medical acupuncture, which she loves to incorporate into the treatment of orthopedic and neurologic pain cases. She finds it especially rewarding to see the improvement in quality of life for her senior patients with chronic pain. Her favorite part of her job is getting to form a special bond with her patients and their families. Outside of work on a sunny day you’re likely to find Dr. Dana hiking, rock climbing, or landscaping, but when the rain rolls in you’ll find her snuggled on the couch with her cats and a good book.


Dr. Elizabeth Dunfield received her undergraduate degree in biochemistry and biophysics from Oregon State University, and her veterinary degree from the University of Wisconsin. Following veterinary school, she completed a one-year medicine and surgery internship at the University of Minnesota and then gained specialized training in oncology at the University of Illinois. 

Dr. Elizabeth’s love for the Pacific Northwest brought her to Washington State along with her border collie mix, Zeke, who loves outdoor adventures. When not working, Dr. Elizabeth enjoys trail running, hiking, soccer, and any kind of puzzle. Her special veterinary interests include oncology, internal medicine, geriatric care and the human animal bond.


Dr. Timpe grew up on a small hobby farm in Minnesota with horses, chickens, turtles, dogs, cats, and other animals.  She went to the University of Puget Sound for her undergraduate degree and then graduated from the University of Minnesota for Veterinary school.  Her love of the Pacific Northwest brought her back to join us at Purdy.  Outside of work Dr. Timpe enjoys downhill skiing, traveling, and trying new recipes.  She has a 15 year old Corgi named Murphy.  Dr. Timpe is passionate about client education, senior pet care, and dentistry.


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, Sophie, a Belgian Malinois 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 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.


Kelly is from the coast of Oregon.  She has lived in Port Orchard for the past 12 years.  She has a small farm that includes chickens, ducks, geese, bunnies, guinea pigs, parakeets, three cats, a red-eared slider, and a dog, all humane society rescues.  When she is not at work she enjoys, gardening, home projects, reading, photography, taking care of all her pets, quiet time and spending time with her daughter.


Rachel is originally from the UK, moved to the Pacific Northwest as a young adult, and currently resides in Port Orchard. She has a pit bull named Rolph that was rescued from the Kitsap Humane Society. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, gardening, hiking and rock climbing. She also enjoys reading and cosmetology. Her favorite part of working at the clinic is getting to interact with all the lovely animals we see!


Michelle is originally from Idaho.  She has lived all over the world, including Schweirt, Germany.  She has lived in Gig Harbor since 2007.  She has two dogs, three cats and a horse named Connor.  When Michelle is not working she enjoys crafts, scrapbooking, photography and spending time with her two daughters.




Tiffany is from Gig Harbor and has lived here most of her life. With over 10 years in the field, Tiffany has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician at Purdy Vet since 2014. Her passions in veterinary medicine include bandage/wound management and dentistry. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her son and 2 small senior dogs. Tiffany enjoys sewing, cooking and spending time on the water going kayaking.


Erin was born and raised in Gig Harbor, WA.  She is a graduate of the veterinary technician program at Pierce College.  She has two dogs, Trip and Riley, a Pitbull mix and a Yorkie.  When she is not at work she enjoys, hiking, fishing and anything outdoors.


Phoenix grew up in the Pacific Northwest.  He is a graduate of the Peirce College Veterinary Technician program.  He has worked with animals his whole life.  This includes working and caring for domestic and exotic animals as well as wildlife.  He has a particular fondness for reptiles and ancient cats.  When he is not at work, Phoenix enjoys spending time in nature, gardening and taking long walks in the woods.


Deena started working at Purdy Veterinary Hospital in 2001.  Her friends and family always knew she had a passion for animals from a young age.  Deena loves to travel and sing karaoke.  She has a boxer named Sophia and a Frenchie named Samantha.



Hailey has lived in Gig Harbor her whole life.  She has a cat named Tofu, a gecko named Koda and she plans to add a Great Pyrenees to her family.  She has been in the pet care field since she was 17.  When she is not at work she enjoys puzzles, and watching true crime shows with her cat.



Sierra was born and raised in Washington state.  She has had many pets, including a dog named Kali, two cats named Benny and Pumpkin and a miniature horse named midnight.  She is currently pursuing her dreams of becoming a licensed veterinary technician.  Outside of work she enjoys working out and going on long adventures with her dog Kali.  Her favorite part of working at Purdy Veterinary Hospital is being able to watch the patients grow from puppies and kittens into adults and making a different in the lives of our patients and their owners.


Brooke is from Lakebay, Washington.  Brooke graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice, but is loving her job helping animals.  She has two Corgis named, Steve and Scarlett.  When Brooke is not working, she enjoys Playing Pokémon , watching Netflix shows, and reading new books. She also enjoys taking her two corgis paddle boarding or kayaking in the PNW with her boyfriend AJ. Brooke’s favorite thing about working at the vet is learning new skills and meeting other corgi owners! One day, Brooke wants a corgi farm!


Adisyn moved to the Pacific Northwest two years ago and is originally from Phoenix, Arizona.  She is currently enrolled at the University of Washington and hopes to graduate this year with a degree in molecular cellular developmental biology.  Her goal is to attend veterinary school in the fall.  Adisyn has four dogs and one cat.  When she is not at work, Adisyn enjoys hiking with her dogs, camping, and cooking.