Patient Care Advocate
James is the overnight Patient Care Advocate here at Sunstone. She strives to leave the best impression possible with her patients with the hope that if their paths were ever to meet again, that pet would remember her as a friend. She takes great pride in providing the most comfortable environment possible while pets are away from home.
As a teenager, she worked as a “pack kid” scrubbing medical instruments at a 25 doctor, 24 hour Emergency Animal Hospital. She immediately fell in love with it and, through hard work, began ascending to different positions. From pack kid to doctor's assistant, then surgery assistant, and finally ICU technician. She is now celebrating her 18th year in Veterinary Medicine taking some time off to earn an Associates degree in Applied Science at Mt. Hood C.C in 2013. She has spent the last 4 years at a SW Washington ER/Specialty Animal Hospital dividing her time between assisting in ER, ICU and Oncology and along the way developing a special interest in palliative and hospice care.
In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out at home with her partner and their 3 small dogs, enjoying nature, watching good movies and believing in Bigfoot. She loves bugs, the smell of used comic books, and the sound of Leon Redbone. We are thrilled to have her with us at Sunstone, and we are so grateful for the ownership she has taken over our overnight care.