Lance Weekes, DVM
In 2003, Dr. Weekes opened the Cherry Valley Veterinary Hospital. He earned a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1983 from Iowa State University and Bachelor of Science at North Dakota State University in 1978. He has extensive experience in internal medicine, surgery and many levels of emergency care. He previously worked as Hospital Director at Lynwood Veterinary Center. Lance and his family have lived in Duvall since 1997.
Candice Smith, DVM
Dr. Smith received both her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and Bachelor of Science in chemistry, from Iowa State University. Since graduation in 1978 she has been practicing in Washington State. Dr. Smith has a special interest in emergency medicine, having previously owned and worked at the Animal Emergency East for 13 years. When she is not taking care of animals she enjoys reading, biking, and hiking and has participated in several triathlons. She and her husband live with their cat Pandora.
Jan Weekes, Office Manager
Jan graduated from the Puget sound Institute of Veterinary Technology in 1985. Upon graduation she began an eight year position at an animal emergency clinic in Bellevue. Her office experience includes seven years as school registrar for Pacific Northwest Ballet.
Jan moved to Duvall in 1997 and has done volunteer work with the arts community particularly Arts Onstage and Summerstage. She served as Vice President of the Duvall Arts commission and Treasurer of the Cascade Performing Arts Council.
Jan and Lance Weekes and Cherry Valley Veterinary Hospital continue to be active supporters of local art, community and canine events.
Krysta Todesco, Veterinary Assistant
Krysta has worked at CVVH since August 2005. Born and raised in the Duvall/Carnation area, she was home-schooled from kindergarten through graduation. She has always had a passion for animals and spent many years in 4-H, competing with her 2 horses, Josh and Tessa, whom she still has and rides as often as possible. Krysta enjoys assisting in the care of our patients and learning from various cases. She is skilled in all aspects of patient procedures and treatment. When not at work, she likes to be outside riding, fishing, camping, walking with her dog Fern, or reading and doing many types of puzzles.
Robin Jakobson, Veterinary Assistant
Robin began working at CVVH in August 2012. She graduated from Everett Community College in 2010 with an Associates of Arts and Sciences degree with a focus in marine biology. She has spent the last three years as a Veterinary assistant with in emergency and a variety of specialty practices including cardiology, neurology and internal medicine. Robin’s interest in animals started early when at age 5 she helped with her mother doing volunteer work at an animal shelter Wyoming. She participated in 4H with her two mares Ellie and Kismet, and her Irish Setter Bgee and Terrier Allee. During her 10 years with 4H she worked with behavioral problems in dogs, focusing on dominance and aggression. Robin currently lives with a full household of a variety of pets.
Tanielle Lewis, Veterinary Assistant
Tanielle began working at CVVH in 2013 after completion of her Veterinary Assistant certification from Pima Medical Institute. She has always been interested in the veterinary field and loves being able to be a part of helping animals and making sure they are happy and healthy. Her future plans center around animals and continuing to learn about them. Her hobbies include cooking, outdoor activities, camping and spending time with her two retrievers Remi and Duke.
Kristi Meng, Pet Care
Kristi joined CVVH in 2014 being our newest staff member. She has been extremely passionate about animals as far back as she can remember. She has worked for the last six years with various animals in shelters, sanctuaries, boarding facilities as well as a clinical setting. Kristi knows her life will always involve animals and future plans include certification as a veterinary technician and in medical coding and billing. Kristi has two dogs Taj and Odie and a menagerie of other critters who call their home The Funny Farm.