Nicole Rimmele - Veterinary Assistant

Nicole  finished her Veterinary Assisting Program at Pima Medical Institute in May of 2019 and is currently enrolled in their Veterinary Technician Program.  Along with her mother and sister, she adopted her cat Esme and her dog Gidget 3 years ago. She enjoys swimming, reading, writing and drawing. Nicole is a firm believer in rescue and supports getting at-risk dogs and cats into loving forever homes. Her kindness and gentle nature make her a natural for dealing with sick and injured animals.



Thank you for all of the care you gave Bear. You understood his sweet, goofy temperament.

Tayhler Williams - Veterinary Assistant
Tayhler Williams is a Certified Veterinary Assistant, having graduated from Pima Medical Institute in 2016 when she joined our staff. She is currently studying to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician at San Juan College. Tayhler owns a very spoiled love bug of a Chihuahua named Trotter. When not at work or studying, Tayhler enjoys hiking and camping in the outdoors.​

About us

Thank you for your donation of pet food... donations like yours keep us going for the people and pets that need it.

Dr. John Ochsenreiter - Veterinarian

Dr. Ochsenreiter received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois. He has worked in Emergency and Zoo Medicine, as well as Companion Animal Care. He was a staff veterinarian for both the San Francisco Zoo and the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. He also cared for the famous gorilla “Koko”, of The Gorilla Foundation. He is currently working with the large cat conservation organization, which studies snow leopards in Kyrgyzstan. Dr. Ochsenreiter is an accomplished orchestral musician and he performs in several orchestras throughout the Puget Sound Region. He is also an avid cyclist and cross-country skier.

Kathryn Jensen - Veterinary Assistant

Kathryn is currently studying to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She shares her life with her husband, Shaun, her cat "Night" and her Australian Cattle Dog "Karma." When she is not working, she can be found hiking the trails of the Puget Sound Area. Her  compassionate way of tending to the many cats and dogs that visit our clinic is very evident and even the most difficult pets enjoy her calming touch.

A month ago I brought Berry to you with injuries... I (and Berry) want to thank you for the wonderful care she received.

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Words cannot describe how thankful we are for all of you.

Amy Russell-Johnson A.A., L.V.T. 

Head Veterinary Nurse

Amy has been an important part of our clinic staff for the past seven years and is our resident feline expert. She graduated from PIMA Medical Institute in 2012 and passed the exam for her Veterinary Technician's License that same year. Along with her husband, she is kept busy by her two young sons and their family of cats. Amy is an advocate for rescuing and fostering animals in need of their forever homes.  Her favorite part of being a veterinary technician is helping animals live a long and healthy life.



I wanted to express my heartfelt gratitude for the care and compassion the Companion Vet staff showed me while Anna was sick... Thank You


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Nina Hutchins - Receptionist 

Nina has been passionate about animals her whole life. She has volunteered at animal shelters and horse rescues, as well as growing up with a large variety of pets. Nina has worked in several customer service jobs, and been a Certified Professional Groomer for nine years. She loves to dance and enjoy the outdoors in any way she can, including Geocaching. Nina shares her life with her Mastiff Argo and 2 cats, Zora and Nyota. ​

We feel so good about bringing Bodhi and Cinder to you. You always have their best interests at heart. Your gentle care is wonderful.

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The nicest, most caring, loving, patient, knowledgeable warm people I know... All of you are the BEST!!!


Dr. Karen Ericson - Owner/Practice Manager

Karen Ericson received her Doctorate in Education with a specialty in Organizational Leadership from the University of San Francisco. For many years she taught classes in management at both the undergraduate and graduate level at the University of San Francisco and the University of Washington, Bothell. She met her husband, Michael, while helping a cow deliver her calf. Karen has bred and shown a variety of purebred dogs for the last thirty years. She currently is an AKC Judge, licensed to judge all Sporting and Terrier Breeds. The Ericsons share their home with their English Setter, Forrest, a whippet named Sarah, and Daisy, their rescue Parson Russell Terrier.



Thank you for all your love, attention, and special care that you all gave our sweet Buddy over the years.





Meet Our Team


Thank you for all your wonderful care and love for Isaiah. You really helped ease our pain by taking such good care of both him and us.

Companion Vet Clinic - Clearview is staffed by highly qualified people who love their jobs and are dedicated to helping pets and their owners. We are proud of our welcoming facility and state-of-the-art equipment.

Dr. Michael Ericson - Owner/Veterinarian

Michael Ericson received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis, which is consistently rated the #1 Veterinary School in the country. He and his wife, Karen, purchased Companion Veterinary Clinic in May 2011. Dr. Ericson was a large animal veterinarian for many years before moving to smaller companion animals more than 20 years ago. He has a particular interest in health and reproductive issues in purebred dogs. He also enjoys volunteering his services for a number of animal rescue organizations. His hobbies include sailing on Puget Sound and reading about the history of aviation.





Thank you all so much for being so compassionate, so loving and really adoring our kitties as much as we do!