Dr. Jacki Tegarden

Dr. Jacki Tegarden has worked in the Veterinary Industry for 31 years. She started out as a kennel attendant, then receptionist, veterinary assistant, and technician, before going onto to become a Doctor of Veterinarian. She graduated in 2003 with degrees from Washington State University and Oregon State University. After working in the field for 14 years, she made the decision to become a practice owner. She and her partner/husband, Josh Erdahl, have been running Dill Animal Hospital since December of 2017. She is passionate about patient care, positive client interactions and employee satisfaction. Some of her favorite areas of veterinary medicine include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and acupuncture. The gift’s she feels she brings to the art of veterinary medicine are self-reliance, persistence, and deep empathy.

Outside of work, Dr. Tegarden has a whole herd of four-legged fur babies she enjoys spending time walking and training. She enjoys gardening, home improvement projects, audiobooks and trips to the mountains and ocean.

Josh Erdahl

Josh Erdahl, Dill Animal Hospital’s Office Manager, has a background in Hotel and Restaurant management as well as English studies. He graciously agreed to manage Dill Animal Hospital so Dr. Tegarden could focus more on patient and client care. He has become not only an essential part of the inner workings of the practice but also steps in to help in front and back of the clinic. He finds the most rewarding aspect of veterinary medicine to be helping people and their pets.

He shares the herd of four-legged fur babies with Dr. Tegarden. Outside of work, he enjoys listening to music, playing a multitude of musical instruments, and reading.

Lacey Cughan

Lacey Cughan is a veterinary technician who has been working in the field for 7 years. She initially worked as a CSR then found her calling to be in the direct care of our patients. She is actively seeking her full veterinary technician certification. The areas of veterinary medicine she is most passionate about are surgery and radiology. She enjoys assisting the doctors with the treatment of our patients and running diagnostics. The best part of what she does is helping the patients and making their lives better whenever possible. She enjoys learning and finds that veterinary medicine provides daily opportunities to learn and grow. Making a difference through kindness and compassion is paramount.

Lacey and her husband have four-legged fur babies and enjoy working on home improvement projects. She also enjoys reading, camping, rock hounding and making jewelry. She looks forward to completing her CVT degree and spending time in the great outdoors.

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Lizbeth Rocha

CSR/Veterinary Assistant

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Savannah Amerman

Technician Assistant

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Britney Kirkpatrick

PT Technician Assistant/FT Veterinary Student, Class of 2027

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