Licensed Veterinary Technicians
Jennifer Wambach, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Jennifer grew up in Homer and joined the Homer Veterinary Clinic team in 2001. She rapidly progressed to achieve her goal becoming a licensed veterinary technician in 2006, via the Distance Education Veterinary Technology Program offered through Cedar Valley College and supported through American Animal Hospital Association.
Jennifer brings dedication to providing professional and individualized care for each patient. Her special interests are optimizing dental health, patient nutrition, laboratory work and critical emergency care. Jennifer has attended special training sessions at national conferences and workshops, including advanced training in digital dental radiography and emergency care.
Outside of the clinic Jennifer finds time to enjoy the antics of her three pugs, Ellie, Jig and Sage along with her Labrador cross Iris.
Cody Czer-Ransom, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Cody joined the Homer Veterinary Clinic in May 2015 after moving here from Northern California. She brings with her a love of all things furry, scaled, webbed, hoofed and feathered. After gaining a great deal of experience in both large and small animal practice, she decided to leave the sunshine state.
When Cody discovered Homer she felt there was no better place to call home. She brings with her a multitude of skills including practice management, neonatal and trauma/surgery specialty. Cody devotes a special interest to exotics and emergency care.
Cody most recently began work with the non-profit World Vets in Nicaragua in early 2016 and joined Dr. Bando on her Spring 2016 Alaska Rural Veterinary Outreach clinic in Kokhanok.
When not at work, Cody can be found hiking, fat biking and snowboarding and embracing outdoor adventures in Alaska.
|Kit Beebee, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Kit joined the clinic in the Fall 2014 after moving here from upstate New York where she raised her family. As her children approached high school and later college, Kit went back to school and graduated with a veterinary technician degree in 2013 and became licensed in 2014.
Before moving to Alaska, Kit had gained a lot of experience working with veterinarians in spay/neuter feral cat clinics, animal shelters, private clinics and also volunteered at the Janet Swanson Wildlife Hospital at Cornell University. Kit brings a deep commitment to serving our patients and clients with compassion and expertise in every situation.
In Homer, Kit enjoys taking her dog for long walks and has a passion for working with stained/fused glass creating some extraordinary windows.
Client Care Personnel
Khristy Chapman, Client Care Coordinator
Khristy grew up in Stonington, Maine and graduated from University of Maine Farmington with an educational degree. Khristy worked at a veterinary hospital in Maine for 15 years caring for pets and their owners prior to moving to Alaska in early 2014.
Khristy has brought a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the complexities of providing the best veterinary care to every client to her daily work at the clinic. She has helped create many new programs at the clinic and really enjoys been among animals and animal-loving people! Khristy is also instrumental in managing many aspects of the operations of the clinic and training staff new to the field.
Outside of the clinic, Khristy enjoys reading and relaxing, walking on the beach and spending invaluable time with her children.
Leslie grew up in Homer and after working many years in another medical field decided to dive into the veterinary world in May 2015. Leslie has always had a passion for sharing her life with animals and is very happy to be learning the ropes at the clinic over the past year.
Leslie is a familiar face to many in the community and is very grateful to be able to serve our clients and animal friends through her work at the clinic.
Leslie enjoys her time spent on walks or just loving on her dear chocolate labrador Sadie along with her husband Mike.
Lynn Van Aman
Lynn joined the clinic in November 2015 after moving to Homer with her husband Steve. Lynn grew up in a military family and has therefore had the opportunity to live all over the USA and other parts of the world.
After spending many vacations in Homer over the past 10 years, the move was made traveling northwards from Virginia. Lynn has worked previously in the human medical field and also in a small town veterinary clinic. She also has owned a Scuba Diving Store and ran a boarding kennel for cats and dogs in the Lower 48th previously.
Lynn's dedication to customer service as she continues to expand her knowledge in the veterinary world makes her a cherished staff member. She continually comes up with new ideas and always has a warm smile to start our day!
Outside of the clinic, Lynn and Steve enjoy hiking, fishing, watching wildlife and playing with their dog Casey.
Jesse Gibbons, Veterinary Assistant
Jesse was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and grew up with a big family which included an odd array of pets ranging from dogs to an emu! She knew from a young age that she wanted to work with animals. Since beginning her career in veterinary medicine she has worked for Petsmart, a pet resort and has successfully completed her Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology.
During her schooling she enjoyed her internship at the Banfield Veterinary Clinic where she gained a lot of clinical experience. She moved to Homer in 2011 and joined our team in April 2016 and is a much valued member of our surgical team along with expanding her knowledge and skills in diagnostic imagine and performing laser therapy for many patients.
In 2017 Jesse hopes to move closer to attaining her Veterinary Technician licensure through the State of AK and is taking on additional studies during the year to achieve her goal.
Outside of the clinic, Jesse loves spending time snuggling with her furry friends, watching movies and singing along with her favorite songs while driving in her car!
Alec Cinciarella, Kennel Assistant
Alec was born in Georgia and moved to Alaska in 2006, living as a young boy in Denali National Park where he helped with the National Park Service Kennels working with their sled dog teams. His favorite event was watching "Puppy Ballet" when the dogs would race in circles around their bowls before devouring their meal. This time inspired his adoption of Snippet, now a 10 year old Malamute. Since moving to Homer in 2007, Alec has enjoyed the companionship of many dogs and cats and attributes his warm heart and caring personality to earlier medical issues where he learned the importance of caring health providers.
Alec now has 3 guinea pigs, 4 cats, 2 dogs, 8 Barred Rock chickens and 3 horses in his family! One of his closest friends is his cat Patches who he rescued from under a dumpster out East End Road and has ever since forged a bond of mutual trust and companionship.
Alec enrolled in a distance Veterinary Assistant course in September 2016 and is inspiring us with his dedication to learning while expanding his skills at the clinic every day! He hopes to become a large animal vet in the future.