Dr. Cary Hills
My Promise to Our Customers
I believe that when trust, honesty, and fairness are given, these gifts are returned. Our practice is oriented towards wellness and I enjoy a professional yet personalized relationship with my clients and patients.
I believe that being an advocate for the animal, while respecting my clients’ goals and needs, results in a unique and enjoyable client/patient relationship. I know that clients help me in my pursuit to provide excellent patient care, and I welcome your suggestions on how I can better serve your needs.
My goal is to serve clients with integrity and understanding, and to serve patients with competence and compassion while providing state-of-the-art veterinary care, measured against high current standards. Quality equine care requires a knowledgeable, experienced, and responsive veterinarian.
His first few years of practice were spent in mixed and racetrack practice in and around Vancouver, BC. From 1998 -2005, he worked in Southern Oregon at a busy multi-veterinarian equine practice. Dr. Hills bought Sound Equine Veterinary Hospital in late 2005.
Dr. Hills enjoys his work and loves horses. He considers it a privilege to have their care and welfare entrusted to him. His particular areas of interest are preventative medicine, performance and lameness work ups, diagnostic imaging, surgery, reproduction, and ophthalmology. He also enjoys working as head/support veterinarian on endurance riding competitions.
Dr. Hills lives in Suquamish with his wife Jennifer and their daughters Clara and Esther. He enjoys fishing, hiking, woodworking, and exploring the Northwest with his family.
Dr. Claire Smith - Hospital and Medical Director
After seriously considering making a career of riding, Dr. Smith started pre-veterinary course work in California and then enrolled in veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin. In addition to the regular curriculum, she completed nine externships at some of the top equine hospitals and practices in the country.
Following graduation Dr. Smith accepted a surgical and medical internship at Oregon’s Willamette Valley Equine Hospital where she gained additional experience in anesthesia, pain control, surgery, hospitalization of critically ill patients, neurologic cases, emergency and trauma medicine, neonatal foal care, imaging, and other areas of modern equine veterinary practice. She has been with Sound Equine since 2010.
Her husband, Brad Green, is an internal medicine doctor for small animals. He has offices in Poulsbo and Olympia, Washington. Between them they have two cats, one dog, and two horses. They welcomed a daughter in December of 2015.
Dr. Beau Green - Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Beau Green holds a B.S. in cellular, molecular and developmental biology from the University of Washington and graduated from WSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Following veterinary school, Beau completed a year-long medicine and surgery internship at Bend Equine Medical Center. His veterinary interests include emergency care, dentistry, ophthalmology, and endocrine/metabolic disease.
Beau is the proud, loving owner of two kitties and a 19 year old Thoroughbred mare.
In his free time Beau is an avid mountain biker, climber, and sailor.
Dr. Reanna Jarchow- Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Reanna Jarchow is excited to join Sound Equine Veterinary Hospital and provide excellent care to your animals both large and small. Dr. Jarchow is a true Washingtonian; having grown up in Snohomish, she completed her undergraduate studies in Environmental Resource Management at the University of Washington before obtaining her DVM from the Veterinary College at Washington State University.
Dr. Jarchow is passionate about companion animal behavior and implements Fear Free behavior modification strategies to reduce patient stress in the hospital. Dr. Jarchow hopes to provide clients with solutions to strengthen the human-animal bond at home as well. Her additional interests include dermatology, ophthalmology, and proper nutrition management.
You might have seen Dr. Jarchow around our hospital, starting early in the summer of 2020. She has taken the time to receive mentorship from the doctors you trust in order to provide the same Sound Equine standard of care you have come to know.
Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Jarchow is passionate about environmental conservation and enjoys indoor rock climbing. She is currently living on Bainbridge Island with her partner Nic and her 2 cats Cali and Roo.
Dr. Lhea Mundell - Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Mundell is primarily offering support to the emergency side of our practice. With her extensive background in mixed-animal medicine, she has already found a place working with our livestock patients.
Lhea was born and raised on a family dairy farm in Indiana that later was converted to a cow-calf operation. She grew up both working cattle and riding for pleasure. As a youth she was active in 4-H, FFA, and participated in multiple sports.
Dr. Mundell obtained her DVM from Purdue University and worked with both large and small animals in Southern Indiana.
She earned board qualification in large animal medicine and surgery during her residency at UC Davis California, working with both equine and farm animals. Following her residency, she moved to Washington State with her husband, Alan Mundell, a Veterinary Dermatologist. Dr. Lhea Mundell also worked in large animal medicine and surgery at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital.
The past several years Dr. Mundell has focused on raising and homeschooling five children. The family are active members of Kingston Christian Church, AQHA All-Around showing, and they compete in multiple rodeo events.
Despite a very busy family life Dr. Mundell has remained active in practice via locums at various veterinary practices and extensive continuing education. Dr. Mundell looks forward to working with the Sound Equine staff and their clients!
Allyson Harris - Head Technician
Allyson was born and raised in Kitsap County. She has always loved animals and planned on getting into a vet assistant program after high school. While checking out schools in the area she learned about a Horse Management program through Green River Community College. She completed their program in 1986 and started working with Arabians as a show groom. During that time she met her husband Greg (a horse trainer).They married in 1990 and have four daughters and a grandson. Their work has taken them to farms in the Mid-west, the Southwest, the Rocky Mountains, and the West coast. In her free time Allyson enjoys hiking, trail riding, reading, and spending time with family.
Katie Snodgrass - Front Desk and Veterinary Assistant
Katie moved to Washington in 2018 from Pennsylvania with her partner, Burgess. Together they have a perfect large mixed breed dog named Stella. Katie has a degree in equine studies and has spend the years since working as the primary mare and foal caretaker at a large standardbred harness racing and breeding farm in Pennsylvania, as well as caring for a variety of animal species at a local animal sanctuary. Katie’s passionate about caring for all animals and strives to continue to learn as much as possible about caring for the wonderful animals that make our daily lives so much brighter. She also enjoys hiking and camping throughout the beautiful northwest with her dog as well as gardening and horseback riding.
Janelle Wheaton - Lead Reception
Janelle moved from Connecticut to Kitsap County in 2019 with her husband, Matt. She is a proud dog mom to her red heeler mix named Rye. In her free time, she enjoys working on her truck, off-roading, training her dog, and taking her dirtbike to Tahuya. Janelle is new to the equine scene, but has been expanding equine knowledge by taking lessons and getting hands on experience at a local equine facility.