We believe in treating every patient as if they were our own pet, and giving them the same loving attention and care. We are a group of highly trained, experienced animal lovers who are devoted to giving our patients the best care possible.
If you have any questions about how we can care for your pet, please don’t hesitate to call us at (253) 939-0630. Thank you!
Dr. Lindsey Waffle
Dr. Lindsey Waffle graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in 2007. She attended a one year internship in Scottsdale AZ for ambulatory medicine, internal medicine and surgery on equine patients. She worked as an ambulatory equine practitioner for 4 years in Portland, Oregon, and then transferred to small animal medicine in Washington. She works on dogs and cats with a little experience with pocket pets and a little volunteer experience with wildlife medicine and surgery. Dr. Waffle has been working in small animal medicine in western Washington for 11 years. She loves the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest and enjoys going hiking, kayaking, camping, leisure bike riding, and working on our 100+ year old farmhouse and gardens with her family. She has two sons, Rhett & Sawyer, her faithful dog Doreen, and more fish every day in our house fish tank 🙂
Dr. Wes Seipel
Dr. Wes Seipel first became interested in health and medicine while working as a personal trainer. He transitioned his passion of health and wellbeing to animals and received his DVM from Washington State University in 2016. Dr. Seipel loves being a veterinarian. The last five years for Dr. Seipel have been a challenging and exciting journey, discovering who he can be for his clients and developing the skills to provide the best care for his patients. He sees Auburn Valley Animal Clinic as a continuation of his drive to build a world where pet owners are empowered with the resources and knowledge about how to best care for their pets. He believes that preventative care directly translates to a longer and healthier life for pets that is mutually beneficial for the pet and the owner. He is dedicated to creating access to care in new ways so it is not delayed. He stands for the value of veterinary training in all positions in a hospital and supports a culture within both the clientele and staff that understands their worth. Dr. Seipel is also an avid fitness enthusiast, motorcycle rider, cook and traveler. He loves to discover local gems in the Pacific Northwest that have him fall in love with where he lives and works over and over again.
Tina Purdie has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician for 23 years. She graduated from Pierce College with an AA in Veterinary Technology in 2000. Her strengths in veterinary medicine lie in dentistry, client communication, and working with hesitant patients. She and her carpenter husband of 26 years are raising 4 kids and their niece. The also provide a home to many “need a home” pets: 2 dogs, 4 cats, 2 veiled chameleons, a leopard gecko, 4 tarantulas, a parakeet, a Guinea pig, an Asian Forest Scorpion, numerous tropical fish and 9 Blue Death Feigning Beetles. Tina enjoys all species of creatures but really has a heart for pit bulls and dachshunds! In her spare time Tina likes spending time with her large family, hanging out with her kids or trying to sneak another creature into her family home.
Hello! My name is Christine and I hope to start attending school in the fall to become a licensed Veterinary Technician! I love all sorts of animals and enjoy working with them even more. I spend my time taking care of my labrador named Lola and my two very friendly cats, I also work with horses on the weekends. In the future I hope to own a farm of my own with a variety of animals.
Casandra graduated from RTC in 2021, where she got her certification for veterinary assisting. She did intern work for the assistant program at AVAC and has been there ever since. She is currently enrolled in a veterinary technician program through Penn Foster. She has a wide variety of animals, including a shih tzu, guinea pig, and two crested geckos. In her spare time, she loves to watch Disney movies and do a wide array of outdoor activities.
Client Service Representative
Jackie Dahme has been a client service representative at Auburn Valley Animal Clinic for the last 13 years and worked for a veterinary clinic for over 20 years of her career. Jackie graduated from Norther State University with a bachelors in management. She is very charismatic and excels in client communication. In her spare time she enjoys hanging with her critters, playing video games, and reading. image0.jpegSent from my iPhone