Meet Our Team

Dr. Marna Hall & Donald Hall

Island to Island Veterinary Clinic was founded by Dr. Marna Hall in 2011. Dr. Marna completed her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, and then graduated from Colorado State University Professional Veterinary Medical Program.

Dr. Marna’s medical philosophy focuses on superior care, preventative medicine and client education. She is passionate about the veterinary profession and is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Dr. Marna loves animals.

Marna’s husband, Don, made the plunge into Island to Island the day he met Marna. Don’s experience in animals goes all the way from compassion to cat scratches. Don is a major help at the clinic, lending his handy-man experience whenever we need it, running errands, and he always does it all with a smile on his face. Don’s willingness to help makes the clinic run like a well-oiled machine. Don likes fishing in the rain during his spare time.

Dr. Jolene Pflaum

Dr. Jolene Pflaum is a recent graduate from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She was born and raised in Ketchikan and has always had a strong love for animals. She completed her undergraduate degrees at the University of Idaho which included music performance and biology. At Ross University she integrated herself into the community by forming a swine club, teaching and performing music, all while keeping up with her studies. Her final clinical year was spent in Ireland where she studied under a variety of clinicians and both small and large animal practices around the world. Before graduation she completed a certification in veterinary medical acupuncture through the Curacore Integrative medicine and education center. She has always wanted to come back to Ketchikan and work with the community that inspired her journey.

Dr. Ann Marie Dehnz

Dr. Ann Marie Dehnz was born and raised in Sterling Heights, MI, a suburb of Detroit, MI. She recently moved to Ketchikan in support of her husband’s military career in 2019. Dr. Dehnz and her husband, Art, are parents of a toddler named Arthur, and are presently expecting soon! Sammi is their furbaby shepherd mix. In her spare time, Dr. Dehnz enjoys traveling, yoga, hiking, paddle boarding and skiing.
She attended Olivet College, a small, private school, where she graduated with honors as a double major in biology and biochemistry. She also played soccer and ran track for Olivet. Dr. Dehnz then pursued her lifelong dream, earning her doctorate of veterinary medicine in 2012 from the University of Illinois. While attending, Dr. Dehnz was involved with Omega Tua Sigma, a student veterinary fraternity, as well as the wildlife and behavior teams.

Dr. Dehnz is passionate about enhancing the care of animals through preventative medicine, serving their owners with client education and strengthening the human-animal bond.

Selena Willard, BA, CVPM

Hospital Administrator

Selena joined Island to Island Veterinary Clinic in 2013. In her current position as a Hospital Administrator, she is usually behind the scenes. Selena has always loved animals, big and small. While growing up, she volunteered at a large animal veterinarian in the summer while she visited her grandparent’s house through high school, and then trained horses while going to college at Texas A&M University. She has handled dogs over the past 15 years in Conformation & Obedience trials in AKC events.

Selena and her husband, John, who is active duty Coast Guard, have lived in many different places across the US with their 3 rescue cats Auto, Mad Max, and Nancy. In her down time, she enjoys the outdoors, stand-up paddle board, kayaking, and making jewelry and crafts.

Katori Young

Administrative Assistant

Katori joined our team in 2021, as she was graduating high school. She is an Administrative Assistant and works with the Hospital Administrator to file and process documents, learning accounts receivable, record audits, and coding. Her specialty in the clinic is handling our cremation process. Katori is quite skilled and artistic, and she helps to make each paw print and card unique and special for each one of our clients who have lost one of their beloved pets.

She most enjoys spending time and seeing all of the animals here at the clinic. The clinic cat, Polly Pocket, has found a special spot in Katori’s
heart. Polly will often seek out Katori to get her daily head rubs and love, as she hangs out in the break room.

Tylee and Zuko are her two puppies that share her home, alongside her mom and dad. Within the community, Katori enjoys supporting our local art and artists.

Taylor Henderson

Lead Veterinary Assistant

Taylor joined our team in April 2017. Born and raised in Ketchikan, she was taking classes to be a Radiology Technician when she realized her passion was animals and working in the Veterinary Field. She has been taking online courses to become a Veterinary Technican. She will be leaving us this winter to do her large animal courses in Colorado. She loves hiking with her dog Dexter, any kind of new adventure and Crocheting.

Emily Estrada

Veterinary Assistant

Emily is a Veterinary Nurse here at Island to Island Veterinary Clinic. She enjoys the daily challenges and constant learning opportunities when working with animals. She also likes being able to help those in need as well as interacting with our clients and building relationships with pet owners and their pets.

Emily lives with her husband Jeremy and their two pets, Millie and Auggie. They enjoy hiking and the year round activities that the island has to offer. They also enjoy fishing and being out on the boat and laying on the beach.

Madison Pope

Veterinary Technician Apprentice

Madison joined our team in 2018 as a kennel assistant, and is now in training for a veterinary assistant. She enjoys discharging patients to their owners, and feeling the excitement within that interaction. Madison has 2 kittens, Alice and Roger. She is known within our clinic as the “cat whisperer”. Madison also works in her spare time during the summer as a tour guide for Adventure Carts.

Maicie Taylor

Veterinary Technician Apprentice

Maicie Taylor is from Prince of Wales island, and started with us as a volunteer through high school. She has recently started her Veterinary Technician Apprenticeship with us, as she starts her college courses. Maicie is living in Ketchikan, and shares an apartment with a coworker who has two dogs and a cat. She said it helps a lot when she currently does not own a pet of her own! Maicie enjoys helping animals, as she finds it rewarding. She said that meeting all kinds of pets and their owners is a daily thing that never gets old! Maicie enjoys being outside and travel. She enjoys going to POW to spend time with family. Maicie also enjoys scuba diving; being able to experience our vast marine life below the surface. Maicie says that any animal, whether on land or in the sea is her ultimate passion.

Rachael Gass

Veterinary Assistant

Rachael was born and raised in Ketchikan and the surrounding area. She has spent most of her adult life working in child care and teaching preschool. Rachael has always loved animals and is excited for all of the opportunities that come with working at the clinic as a veterinary nurse. She loves to see the relationships that clients share with their animals and enjoys learning something new each day. Rachael lives with her boyfriend Larsen and their dog Beau. In her free time Rachael loves to take Beau hiking, spend time with family, and work on perfecting her green thumb.

Rylee Geil

Veterinary Assistant

Rylee is an Island to Island Vet Assistant and we’re glad to have her! She enjoys working with animals and their owners and helping return happy healthy pets. A few of her favorite tasks as a Vet Assistant are doing ear swabs and assisting in wellness exams with the doctor. She currently lives at him with her family and the cats named “Queen Charlotte” and “Nipper” which are both rescues. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and running, weight training, and pet sitting!

Brittney Marr

Inventory Manager

Brittney has been a team member at Island to Island Veterinary Clinic since 2021. She enjoys working at the clinic because she really enjoys being around animals, and also being able to interact with them in a job setting which is a bonus!

She has two calico cats, Aries & Ruby, and in her spare time she enjoys relaxing at home with her husband and cats, as well as watching movies, and going on fun, impulsive adventures.

Aliyah Pipal

Lead Customer Service Representative

Aliyah joined our team in August 2015 as part of our front desk staff. Aliyah is the ‘food guru” of the clinic and can assist with your pets’ dietary needs. She has always been an animal lover and has had all kinds of pets all throughout her life.

Aliyah loves hiking, volunteering for KHS, and helping with kids’ gymnastics. At the clinic, she enjoys meeting all of the furry friends who come through our door; and really enjoys that every day is so different than the other and a learning experience!

Aliyah has worked in Customer Service jobs and taught Gymnastics most of her adult life. She has always wanted to work in the medical field and was excited to join the team at Island to Island Vet Clinic. She has a boyfriend, John, a stepson, Hayden, and two dogs, Lola and Danah.

Chelsea Kelly

Customer Service Representative

Bio coming soon.

Melanie Vasquez

Customer Service Representative

Melanie first joined the practice in February 2021 and started out as a kennel attendant and now works in reception. She enjoys meeting new furbabies and learning about other breeds of dogs. She most enjoys interacting with the patients, dogs and cats alike. Melanie shares her home with her parents, two younger siblings, and 3 pets (her dog Summer and two cats, Kodo and Podo). Fun fact: her two cats are named after two ferrets from an old movie called “The Beast Master.” When she is not working, Melanie enjoys photography and is learning the basics of it. She also enjoys taking her dog out to the park.

Torrance Johnson

Customer Service Representative

Team member since 2021

Alyssa Mendoza

Customer Service Representative

At the clinic, Alyssa is a veterinary customer service representative. She socializes with amazing clients to help them get the care their pets deserve while giving the service the client deserves. She particularly enjoys answering phone calls because people can be so friendly. Alyssa started working here at the beginning of October 2021. What she likes about working here is how awesome her coworkers are. We are all really great about having each other’s backs and providing any help when needed. They are also very fun people.

Alyssa likes to write poetry, paint, and also enjoys being a manager of the K-Highlites Dance Team in her off time. Her passion is striving to make as many healthy relationships as possible with all sorts of people. She loves human connection and learning about all sorts of lifestyles.

Jessica Mateer-Olson

Lead Kennel Attendant

Jessica is a kennel assistant who makes sure the boarders are well taken care of, both physically and emotionally. She enjoys meeting all the animals and getting to know their personality. She also likes learning new things.

Jessica’s family jokes that her house is a carnivorous zoo because she has three cats and two dogs (a German Shepherd/Husky mix named Zev and a German Shepherd named Neika). Outside of work, Jessica likes community events (such as the Blueberry Arts Festival) but she spends most of her free time at the beach with her dog, often photographing the sunset or sunrise.

Ryleigh Dever

Kennel Attendant

Ryleigh is a part time kennel attendant who loves taking care of our boarders. She really enjoys meeting all kinds of dogs and cats; especially ones she has never met before! Ryleigh has a lot of different animals at home, including a rabbit, three guinea pigs, two cats, and one dog. Ryleigh hopes one day she can go to school for veterinary medicine after she graduates highschool. Until then, she is very excited to build experience and have some fun.

Lexi Vasquez

Kennel Attendant

Lexi is a part-time kennel attendant. She helps walk, feed, and take care of dogs while their owners are on vacation. She also helps with feeding and taking care of boarding and clinic cats. She enjoys learning how to take care of animals and how to medicate animals while they board. She shares her house with her parents, brother, a dog, and two cats. Lexi goes to Ketchikan High school and loves being a part of the track and field community.

Jordyn Smith

Kennel Attendant

Bio coming soon!

Wendy Widmyer

Kennel Attendant

Wendy helps feed, walk, and care for the boarding animals here at Island to Island Veterinary Clinic. She likes working at the clinic because she loves being around animals. She enjoys walking the dogs and playing with the cats. She shares her home with her son, two dogs, two cats, and two bunnies. In her downtime, she likes to go to the REC center with her son for swimming, skating, and basketball.

Mary Hailey

Veterinary Assistant

Mary, along with her husband, Mike and Labrador Loomis have been residents of Craig, AK since 1998. After traveling to Prince of Wales in the early 90’s to go fishing, they fell in love with the Island and made plans to live here.

Mary retired from a 31 year career as a flight attendant in 2015, and is now working part time at our Craig location as a Veterinary Assistant. Mary joined us in May 2015, although not a ‘new’ face, she was a regular at the vet clinic!

She enjoys fishing, weaving baskets and traveling for leisure in her spare time.

Stephanie Randall

Stephanie graduated from Mt. Edgecumbe high school in 2014, a boarding school in Sitka, Alaska. After graduating she went to work to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She is currently enrolled in an online career program to become a certified veterinary technician. Stephanie is Fear free certified and also is a certified groomer.

She currently has two cats, Brego and Ollie. Brego was rescued from the local shelter in Sitka and Ollie was born at the clinic Stephanie worked for previously as a cesarean section baby, it was love at first site! When Ollie was old enough to wean from his mother he went straight home with Stephanie.

Coming Soon.