Veterinary Technicians

As Alaska's largest privately owned veterinary hospital, we employ an incredible team of veterinary professionals.

As a hospital, we recognize that without these individuals, we would not be able to provide the exceptional level of care that we hold ourselves to as Doctors of Veterinary Medicine.

Our team of veterinary professionals are fiercely educated, eager for new challenges, open to diverse working conditions, and dedicated to the community that they serve.

These individuals, through exemplary work ethic and commitment, make us all strive to practice better medicine, find more answers, embrace a solution-oriented approach and BE BETTER.

We are honored to highlight those who have been in our service for more than 1-year here.

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Haley Barve

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Haley Barve is a born and raised Alaskan. She grew up on her parent's dog run in Willow and knew from a young age she wanted to help Alaska's animals in anyway she could. Haley has been with Tier 1 Veterinary Medical Center  since February of 2019.

Haley's passions include reading, backpacking, and hanging out with her dog Trapper.

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Paige Clary

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Paige Clary is a Veterinary Technician Assistant here at Tier 1. She has been with us for over a year now receiving on the job training and assisting with examinations and treatments. After finishing a vet tech class in high school and attending the University of Montana, Paige knew without a doubt she wanted to pursue a career in the veterinary field. She was born and raised here in Alaska where she grew up hiking, fishing and camping. She spends her free time with friends and family, her rough collie Embersen and orange tabby Oliver.
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Mercedes Houlton

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Mercedes has always loved animals and has wanted to work in veterinary medicine since she was 8 years old. Since she was 15 years old, she has worked with animals and has been in the veterinary field since 2018. Mercedes is currently working on obtaining her Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology in the pursuit to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. When she is not working, Mercedes loves to go hiking, fishing, and on long road trips with her two pups, Jake and Macey.
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Joaquin De Leon

Veterinary Technician Assistant