Our Veterinarians


AMANDA RAMAGE, DVM Medical Director


Dr. Amanda Ramage has been a team member of Chimacum Valley Veterinary Hospital and Pet Townsend Veterinary clinic since September of 2018. What Dr. Ramage finds most satisfying about being a veterinarian involves working with clients and their pets to improve quality of life for both the pet and owner. She does so by finding a treatment plan and strategy that fits each individual patient, whether it be a more traditional western medicine approach, holistic approach, or a combination of both.

Some of Dr. Ramage’s professional interests include integrative holistic medicine, nutrition, behavior, and internal medicine. She is a member of the American Holistic Veterinary Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. At Washington State University, Dr. Ramage pursued an undergraduate education in Zoology. She received the Zoology Alumni Undergraduate Scholarship of 2010 for her passionate pursuit of education in the field of zoology. Dr. Ramage went on to achieve her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Saint Georges University in 2016. There she was given an award as the most active fundraiser for the International Veterinary Student Association Spain, having raised over $3,000 for hosting the exchange students.

A great motivation behind Dr. Ramage’s professional interests in veterinary medicine was her mother. Growing up Dr. Ramage was invoked by helping her mother in her dog obedience classes. She always knew she had wanted to work with animals, and once she received a puppy of her own she grew fascinated with becoming a veterinarian. Dr. Ramage loved bonding, training, and showing her puppy. At 12 weeks old her puppy had broken her leg, introducing Dr. Ramage to the setting of a veterinary hospital and the powers of veterinary medicine.

At home, Dr. Ramage and her husband, Dr. Conner Ames share their home with their furry family. They own a Beauceron named Orac, a rescued mix breed from Grenada named Rosie, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Cassy, and two cats named Hansel and Desi. In her spare time, Dr. Ramage enjoys training her dogs in various sports including obedience, rally obedience, agility, schutzhund and herding. She also likes going hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, road biking, running, cooking, traveling, and horseback riding.



Dr. Rae Hamblin joined the team at Chimacum Valley Veterinary Hospital in June of 2021. She has special interests in feline medicine, internal medicine, and geriatrics. She loves solving complicated medical problems and supporting the bond between pets and their families throughout their lives. She especially enjoys working with families to support the health and quality of life of her patients as they age.

Dr. Rae grew up near Seattle and received her BAS in Biological Sciences from the Evergreen State College in 2013. She graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. She is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and has earned their Cat Friendly Veterinarian Certificate.  She is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association. She is excited to be starting the certification program in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine through the Chi Institute.

A lifelong animal lover, Dr. Rae grew up training and showing dogs in 4H and AKC, cleaning stalls in exchange for horseback riding lessons, volunteering with a feline rescue organization, and cleaning cages at a parrot store. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2012, first as an intern for a mobile large animal practice and then as an assistant at a small animal emergency clinic. She began her work as a veterinarian working in an animal shelter but transitioned to private practice because she wanted to be able to build longer lasting relationships with her patients. 

Dr. Rae lives in Sequim with her partner K, pointer mix Brier, and three house cats Kazul, Brigan, and Saturday. She spends much of her free time working on their house and property under strict supervision by their small colony of feral barn cats. She also spends a lot of time training, playing, exploring and hiking with Brier, who aspires to graduate to running and backpacking buddy when she grows up. Dr. Rae also enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, snuggling with her kitties, and watching the “cat cam” in the barn.



Dr. Kristen Rooker knew from a young age she wanted to work with animals when she grew up. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Bridgewater College (located in the Shenandoah Valley, which is where she fell in love with mountains), then went on to receive her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. Many large mountains and the outdoor lifestyle drew her to Washington, and she is loving life on the West Coast! She enjoys all aspects of general practice. When not in the clinic, she is usually outdoors – hiking, doing volunteer trail maintenance with WA Trails Association, or skiing. She is also an avid reader and enjoys knitting and crocheting. She shares her house with Dodger the terrier mix.



Dr. Reed was born and raised in Wisconsin and graduated from the university of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. He moved to Seattle after that and practiced small animal medicine until 2020 before moving to Port Townsend. Dr. Reed loves the outdoors, gardening, running, bicycling, and hiking. He became a foster parent, but all the kids are grown up now, how time flies. Dr. Reed currently has three dogs, two parrots, chickens, and alpacas.  

Jessica Larson, DVM


Dr. Jessica Larson has been an associate veterinarian at Chimacum Valley Veterinary Hospital and Pet Townsend Veterinary Clinic since July 2020. She has interests in hospice care/geriatric medicine, internal medicine, and dermatology. Dr. Larson enjoys educating clients about their pets’ medical issues and helping them come up with treatment plans that work for each person’s lifestyle and finances.

Dr. Larson grew up in Pennsylvania, often working at horse stables in exchange for riding lessons. She attended the University of Central Florida, where she received a BS in liberal studies in 2004 and an MS in Mathematics in 2006. She spent two years working as an equine technician and one year working as a small animal technician before going to veterinary school.

She attended the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2015. As a student, she was a recipient of the Merial Veterinary Scholarship and the Kevin Anderson Team Vet Med Scholarship.

Dr. Larson is a life-long equestrian who loves trail riding and dressage. She enjoys watching classic movies, dancing, and playing piano. Dr. Larson and her partner Dan have a thoroughbred horse named Lance.

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