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Our Practice

We are a full-service animal hospital providing comprehensive pet healthcare services in Kennewick, WA. Our veterinarians offer a wide variety of medical, surgical, and dental services. Our hospital has advanced equipment and technologies, including comprehensive in-house testing for accurate diagnosis, digital x-ray, surgical suites, dental suites, and a pharmacy. We are committed to providing quality care at every stage of your pet's life. From routine preventive care to early detection and treatment of a wide range of conditions and diseases, we have the expertise to provide the highest standard of care for your pet. We also serve Pasco, Richland, Seattle Heights, and surrounding areas.

  • Dr. Heather Rae

    Medical Director

    Dr. Heather Rae is a 2014 graduate of the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she focused on small animal medicine and surgery. A Tri-Cities native, she practiced at a small animal clinic in Spokane prior to moving back to the Tri-Cities. Dr. Rae is passionate about providing caring, high-quality veterinary care to pets through all life stages. Dr. Rae enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons. She also shares her home with three dogs (the big, hairy, slobbery kind), three cats, and two horses. In her off time, Dr. Rae and her husband, Dustin, love spending time outdoors and are avid hikers, campers, fishers, snowshoers, and backcountry trail riders.

  • Dr. Savanna Garza


    Dr. Savanna Garza is a 2023 graduate of the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Originally from Bakersfield, CA, Dr. Garza moved to Washington to complete her bachelors and DVM degrees. She enjoyed Washington so much she decided to stay and move to Tri-Cities! Dr. Garza enjoys preventative medicine, surgery, and aims to provide accesible veterinary care to her community. Dr. Garza and her partner have two tuxedo cats, Figaro and Bones. When not at the clinic, Dr. Garza enjoys cooking new recipes, reading a good book, and spending quality time with her family and friends. Go Cougs!

  • Olivia Melton

    Hospital Manager

    Olivia is a veterinary hospital manager. She moved to the Tri-Cities before starting high school, falling in love with the climate and community instantly. Olivia has been working in the vet field since 2014. She aims to support The Fix Machine and push the hospital forward to meet it’s future goals. Olivia has a long-haired German Shepherd, and a short haired tabby cat. In her free time, she enjoys expanding her culinary skills and getting creative with arts and crafts.

  • Patty Gonzalez-Alcaraz

    Assistant Hospital Manager

    Patty is the assistant manager at The Fix Machine Animal Health Clinic. Before starting a career in Veterinary Medicine, Patty served almost eight years in the United States Navy. After leaving the military, she studied and graduated from Washington State University, where she majored in Zoology, Pre-Vet Med. After graduation, Patty moved to Tri-cities to be close to family. She has been working in the veterinary field for over seven years. Patty pursued a career in veterinary medicine because she is passionate about animal behavior and improving the bond and relationship between owners and their pets. Patty enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and six rescue cats in her free time. She also enjoys reading, traveling, baking, and crafting.

  • Jessie

    Licensed Vet Technician

  • Mandie

    Licensed Vet Technician

  • Christina

    Lead Vet Assistant

  • Brenda

    Vet Assistant

  • Destiny

    Vet Assistant

  • Cortney

    Administrative Assistant

  • Mercedez

    Vet Assistant

  • Pete

    Vet Assistant

  • Savanna

    Vet Assistant

  • Sam

    Vet Assistant

  • Lainey

    Vet Assistant

  • Bailey

    Lead Receptionist

  • Alex


  • Kuuipo


  • Heidi


  • Samantha