Vets For Less Animal Clinic - Federal Way, Washington
Low Cost Veterinary Services









 

Our Doctors and Staff

 


 


Jeffrey W. Miller, DVM
graduated from the University of California Davis in 1974. He is the owner of Vets for Less, Inc., and has practiced exclusively on small animals for over 38 years.

Jeff grew up on a farm in Connecticut and came west while serving in the United States Navy. His outside interests include farming and Field Trialing English Springer Spaniels on pheasants. In 2014 Jeff was inducted into the Field Trial Hall of Fame in Grand Junction, Tennessee for his accomplishments with his English Springer Spaniels. Two of Jeff's dogs are also in the Field Trial Hall of Fame, and five of Jeff's dogs have become National Field Trial Champions in the United States and Canada.

Jeff's expertise as a dog trainer has been invaluable in helping our clients who have pets with behavior problems. He understands the AKC show and field areas, and understands the needs of our clients involved in these events. Jeff has also written numerous articles for dog magazines, and has been featured on an episode of "Breed All About It" on the Animal Planet.

Jeff lives on a farm in Rochester, WA with his wife Sheila and their daughter Grace.



 


BenDetta Dickerson, DVM
graduated from Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, in 1996. She wanted to be a veterinarian since she was 8 years old. She comes from a background of small animal medicine with an emphasis in both exotic animals and pocket pets. She has been with Vets For Less since 2007.

Although BenDetta was born in Stamford, CT, she lived in Seattle for most of her life and is the oldest of four children. She graduated from Cleveland High School and has worked in veterinary medicine off and on since she was 17 years old. She has worked at both daytime practices and at an emergency clinic. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from WSU. She did, however, take a break from veterinary medicine to work in the legal field. She worked in both litigation and bankruptcy before applying to veterinary school.

Her two large dogs and geriatric cat take up most of her spare time. She enjoys reading mysteries, cooking, and watching her favorite show ("Monk") on television. She is also in the process of writing a cookbook. 



Dr. Barringham
 


Ron Barringham, DVM graduated from the Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 and completed a surgical internship in 2009.  Dr. Barringham joined the Vets for Less team in 2012.

A native of Washington State, "Dr. B" enjoys the outdoors, is an avid reader and humor enthusiast, an animal lover and skilled handyman.   He has traveled extensively throughout Western Europe and looks forward to future world travel opportunities. 

To his family's delight, he also knows his way around a kitchen (his "elephant ears" are unparalleled).  A devoted family man, he and his girlfriend live in Graham with daughters Ailee and Maryn, two dogs, a cat and a Shetland pony.


Dr. Lum
 


Soyang Lum, DVM graduated from the Chonnam National University, College of Veterinary Medicine, in Korea in 2007. She worked in private practice as a small animal veterinarian in Seoul, Korea from 2007 until 2010.   

Dr. Lum moved to Washington State from Korea in 2010 with her husband, who has been serving in the U.S. Army as an officer. She studied and volunteered at veterinary hospitals and animal shelters for two years in Washington to get accredited to practice veterinary medicine in the USA, and she obtained her Washington State Veterinary License in April 2013 and joined the Vets For Less team in August 2013. 

In her free time she enjoys watching movies, bike riding, knitting, crocheting, scuba diving, and traveling. She has traveled quite a bit through Asian countries, Peru, and Australia, and looks forward to future Europe travel opportunities.

Dr. Lum has three furry kids at home, Minion, a shih tzu that is really cute, Catopher, a handsome grey cat, and Cozy Kitty, who likes to talk all the time.


Dr. Ohtomo
 


Yukari Ohtomo, DVM graduated from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and is excited to start her new life in the Pacific Northwest joining the Vets For Less team in May of 2016.

Dr. Ohtomo spent most of her childhood playing travel ice hockey and spent some time coaching hockey to kids back in Chicago (Go Blackhawks!) She also loves to travel and has spent some time vacationing all over Asia, researching in the Galapagos Islands, and volunteering in Costa Rica.

Dr. Ohtomo has three pets that she adopted throughout her veterinary career. A calico cat named Chewie, a golden retriever mix named Nala, and a Chihuahua named Truman.



Becky Bookkeeper
 


Rebecca (Becky) Edwards, Clinic Bookkeeper

Becky is our clinic's fulltime bookkeeper. She has decades of experience in the accounting and bookkeeping field, with a Business Diploma  from King's College. Becky joined the Vets For Less team in December 2016.

Becky has been happily married for over 27 years, and is the proud mom of one son who is a Registered Nurse (RN). Her hobbies include listening to music, reading books, taking walks, going on adventures, exploring nature, and spending time with her pets, Shadow, a short haired black cat, and Silver, a long haired grey cat.

 




Holly receptionist
 


Holly Yaudas, LVT, Clinic and Personnel Manager

Holly is a Licensed Veterinary Technician and is our Clinic and Personnel Manager. She completed the Veterinary Technology program at the PIMA Medical Institute in Renton, passing her VTNE in December 2016. 

Holly joined the Vets For Less team in April 2013. Holly has two dogs, a black lab mix named Tank, and a Australian Shepherd/Golden Retriever mix named Fiona. She also has two cats, Ting Ting and Oscar. In her free time Holly enjoys hiking, running, cooking, and working on her yard or house.




Jennifer Morris LVT
 


Jennifer Morris, Lead LVT, Patient Care Manager

Jennifer is a Licensed Veterinary Technician who graduated from the veterinary technology program at Pierce College in 2001. She joined Vets For Less in April 2009.

Jennifer has worked in the veterinary profession since 1994. She has a passion for veterinary dental care, and has been a member of the American Veterinary Dental Association since 2006. Her hobbies include running, biking, fishing, and camping with her husband. She has three cats, two females named Goldie and Tina and one male named Kruger.



Crystal Grager LVT
 


Crystal Grager, LVT

Crystal is a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Pierce College in Tacoma in June 2015, and also has an Associates of Science and Associates of Art degree.

Crystal enjoys spending time with her family, going on road trips, camping, reading and skiing. She has 6 cats, Oreo, Jasmine, Candy, Panthra, Buster, and Tux; 3 rabbits: Jupiter, Saturn and Milky Way; 2 goats: Toffee and Caramel; and 3 dogs: Mocha (a chocolate lab mix), Sully (a beagle mix), and Rosemary (a Pekingese-Chihuahua-dachshund mix).



Jessie assistant 
 


Jessie Reynolds, LVT

Jessie is a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She graduated with her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from the PIMA Medical Institute in Renton and passed her VTNE in December 2016.

 She has known ever since she was a young child that she wanted her life to revolve around animals. She has a cat named Koda, whom she adopted as an abandoned kitten, and a dog named Chester, whom she adopted after he was abandoned as well. In her free time Jessie enjoys running, hiking, drawing, and spending time with her friends and family.




Debbie assistant

 


Debbie

Debbie is our lead Veterinary Assistant and Registered Veterinary Medication Clerk. She has worked for Vets For Less, Inc since November 2000, and has worked at this Federal Way clinic since its opening day in June 2004. She has five wonderful children, three dogs, five cats, and a cockatiel.

 





Caz receptionist
 


Cazzeri

Cazzeri is a Veterinary Receptionist, and is also a Registered Veterinary Medication Clerk. She grew up in her grandma's grooming shop in the Renton Highlands, "Granny's Pad Grooming". She also helped breed, show and race her families coveted Whippets.

Having moved back to Washington after living near Monterey Bay in central California for a few years, she is very excited to be part of the Vets For Less team.  "Caz", as she usually goes by, has a beautiful daughter named Ramona and a lovely little one-eyed Shih Tzu who answers to Gnarly.  In her free time she enjoys strumming along to old folk songs on her mandolin.

 




Micheal assistant
 


Micheal

Micheal is a Veterinary Assistant and is a Registered Veterinary Medication Clerk. She started working in the veterinary field at age 18. She completed the Veterinary Assistant Program at the PIMA Medical Institute in Renton, WA in 2013, and will be attending their Veterinary Technology program in the future.  Micheal has three Boston Terriers, one Chihuahua mix, and a cat.  She is mom to two children whom she loves dearly.  In her spare time she loves to read and write and most of all enjoys spending time with her family.





Abby assistant and receptionist
 


Abby

Abby is a cross-trained Veterinary Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant, and is a Registered Veterinary Medication Clerk. Abby previously worked at Vets For Less on her summer breaks while attending college, and has now rejoined our team after completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from WSU.  Abby has spend her entire life with animals, having grown up on a farm with horses, chickens, dogs, cats, and rabbits, and is the daughter of Martha Blake of Critter Queen Rabbit Rescue. She owns a Golden Retriever named Frank Sinatra, and an Appaloosa horse named Champion, whom he has owned since she was 11 years old.  In her free time she enjoys horseback riding, hiking, reading, and volunteering.

 



Paul assistant
 


Paul

Paul is a Veterinary Assistant and Registered Veterinary Medication Clerk who graduated from the Veterinary Assisting Program at Renton Technical College. He has a medium sized tan Askal dog named Junior who likes to play and eat. In his free time Paul enjoys spending quality time with his family, watching movies, and going on road trips.

 




Karena assistant
 


Karena

Karena is a Veterinary Assistant and Registered Veterinary Medication Clerk who graduated from the Veterinary Assisting Program at the PIMA Medical Institute in 2016, and who also received her AA degree from Highline Community College in 2012.  Karena has four cats, Biggie, Feliz, Smokey and Fluffy, and one dog Tara, a  Papillion Chihuahua mix. In her free time Karena enjoys hiking, swimming, reading, spending time with her friends and family, and anything to do with heights, and she hopes to go sky diving sometime in the near future.

 




Danielle receptionist
 


Danielle

Danielle is a Veterinary Receptionist. She has a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Studies and is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technology Program at Penn Foster College, working towards her Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology.  Prior to joining the Vets For Less team in 2016, Danielle worked at two zoos both in the education department and doing animal handling presentations. Danielle has a cat named Chester, a collie mix dog named Naia, and a hedgehog named Thomas.  In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping and traveling.