Meet our Staff


Dr. Dwight Waknitz, D.V.M.

Dwight graduated from Washington State University in 1979 and has worked at Olympic Veterinary Clinic since 1985. His special interests are small animal reproduction and orthopedic cases with particular emphasis on stifle injuries.

He enjoys hiking, bicycling, and kayaking when not working. His Scottish Terrier,Henri, is often seen in the clinic. Henri thinks that everyone that comes to Olympic Veterinary Clinic is there to see him.

Dr. Rawnie Torres, D.V.M.

Rawnie joined our team in May of 2014. She has been in the area since 2013 and previously worked at a hospital in Sequim. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2004 and graduated from Washington State University (GO COUGS). Her special interests include pain management and holistic medicine. Rawnie and her husband of 11 years are originally from Los Angeles, CA. They both love the Pacific NW and plan on making this area their permanent home. They enjoy hiking, camping, and going places where there is “no cell phone reception or traffic sounds”. They are owned by their zoo of animals: 2 dogs, 4 cats, 2 birds, 2 turtles, several fresh water fish, and a snake.

Dr. Aaron Lothrop, D.V.M.

Aaron is a 2016 graduate of The Ohio State University. He came to the Port Angeles after working in a small animal and exotics practice in Vermont. His special interests include dentistry, soft tissue surgery and neurology. During his fourth-year as a student at The Ohio State University, Dr. Aaron Lothrop was selected by the university as the 2016 recipient of the AAHA Award for Proficiency in Primary Care. This award is presented in recognition of fourth-year AAHA student members who have shown outstanding clinical proficiency in primary care.

When not at work, you can usually find him fly-fishing or hiking. He shares his home and adventures with his cattle dog mix, Belle.

Dr. Rachel Wiesen, D.V.M.

Dr. Wiesen earned her Bachelors degree in Biology and Chemistry from Murray State University. She graduated with her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine followed by a clinical year at Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine. In her free time when she isn't taking care of pets and their families she enjoys hiking with her dog Macintosh, running, and supporting our local community.

Dr. Sandra Stubchaer, D.V.M.

Sandra Stubchaer graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2008. Following graduation she completed a rotating small animal internship at the Veterinary Medical and Surgical group in Ventura, California.  She spent the last 8 years working at a small animal practice in Gilroy, CA (the garlic capital!). Dr. Stubchaer loves working with clients and their pets to provide the best possible care. She has a special interest in rehabilitation, dermatology and the care of geriatric patients.

When Dr. Stubchaer isn't at work she enjoys kayaking, camping, the beach and reading.  She loves spending time with her husband David, their twin girls and her rescue dog Maggie, a shepherd-husky mix.


Sara Dutrow

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Sara joined Olympic Veterinary Clinic in 2001. Her dedication to quality veterinary care and playful personality make her an excellent team leader. She is always looking for new ways to improve patient care and the overall quality of our team. Sara is a 2017 graduate of the American Animals Hospital Association (AAHA) Management School at Colorado State University and continues her studies in Business Administration at Washington State University. Sara is and an active board member at The Clallam County United way, and fund raising committee for The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society.

A longtime Northwest resident, she enjoys hiking, cooking, volunteerng, and exploring the wilderness with her husband Sean, and their two Chihuahua. She also has a sweet kitty, Sally that likes to stay home and keep the couch warm.

Brittany Lippincott

Veterinary Technician

Brittany joined us in June of 2013 with 6+ years of experience in the veterinary field. Brittany has 6 crazy pets of her own; Posie, Daisy, Bodie, Leo, Willow, & Vienna. When she is not here loving on our patients, she enjoys camping, fishing, hiking, & watching movies.


Kyla Cardella

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Lindsey Divelbiss

Veterinary Assistant


Veterinary Assistant

Emily Fecso

Veterinary Assistant

Haley Hodgin

Licensed Veterinary Technician


Licensed Veterinary Technician

Kristin Howe



Veterinary Assistant



Sam Montoya


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