Dr.Maci PadenManaging DVM
Dr. Maci Paden is locally grown! A long-time resident of the Kitsap Peninsula, she grew up in Port Orchard and attended South Kitsap High. She was active in her local 4-H and Washington State Horseman's Association, and competed at the local saddle clubs with her horses.
Dr. Paden has extensive experience with both small and large animals. Her veterinary career has included private practice, rural area veterinary services, public health with the USDA, and medical research and academia.
Dr.Armando NietoAssociate DVM
Dr. Armando Nieto brings a special interest in working with lameness, diminished athletic performance, chronic musculoskeletal issues, and acute tension and stiffness in the horse. He has practiced Equine Medicine for over 11 years, including eight years working with racehorses and performance horses in Kentucky, Florida, and New Mexico.
Dr. Nieto also provides Animal Chiropractic to horses, as well as acupuncture. Using a combination of chiropractic, acupuncture, and traditional veterinary medicine, he offers integrative care to help enhance performance, function, and quality of life for your horse.
Our clients who have had the opportunity to work with Dr. Nieto rave about him and especially appreciate his very gentle, extremely knowledgeable, skilled, and direct approach to treating their horses.
Dr.Whitney BrownAssociate DVM
Dr. Whitney's passions lie in animal reproduction, preventative medicine and animal behavior.
Dr. Whitney lives in Port Orchard with her husband, Jeff, and their son, as well as their four-legged family: Ellinor, their teacup lab, their cat, Magellan Mae, and a Dutch Warmblood broodmare, Winona. In her free time, Dr. Whitney enjoys hiking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, kayaking, crafting, and baking.
Ella BVeterinary Assistant
Ella joined the practice in the summer of 2018 but she is no stranger to the Kitsap Peninsula! Ella grew up just 'over the hill' in Manchester on her parents' beautiful farm and horse boarding stable. She spent a couple of years in Ellensburg, WA studying at Central Washington University before returning to her hometown. Ella likes to hunt, fish, ride her Quarter Horse, Cruz, spend time with her husband, family, friends, and her Aussie, Xander.
Alexis ACustomer Service Representative
Alexis, in her spare time, is a race car driver. She brings to our team her strong customer service skills and her 'drive' to be efficient and effective in meeting our customers' needs with regard to scheduling their fur-babies, fur-companions, pasture pets, and farm animals for time with our doctors, whether it is for emergency care or for routine wellness exams.
Jeffrey BVeterinary Assistant
Jeffrey is a native of Kitsap County, who has many years of experience in training horses and their riders, preparing them for the show ring. He brings his love and vast knowledge of the equine world to our team, as a Vet Assistant.