Winthrop Veterinary Services was founded in 1990 by Dr. Betsy Devin-Smith. The practice started out small and has grown and changed to meet the needs of the Methow Valley. Dr. Gina Pastore moved to the Methow Valley from Vermont and joined the practice in 2009, recently making the transition to ownership in 2019. The name has changed slightly to Winthrop Veterinary Clinic, but the high quality animal care remains the same.
Surgery with anesthetic monitoring
Dentistry and dental surgery
In-house lab and diagnostics
Health and travel certificates
Emergency care and hospitalization
was born and raised in Vermont.
She graduated with a degree in Zoology from Connecticut College. After graduation she packed up a car with her best friend and ventured out west. Living in Seattle, WA she found her love of veterinary medicine working as a Veterinary Technician and decided to pursue her veterinary degree. She graduated from the Royal Veterinary College at the University of London, England in 2005 and worked in Vermont for a few years before moving out west again. Dr. Gina has been with Winthrop Veterinary Clinic since 2009 and purchased the clinic from Dr. Betsy in 2019. She is proud to serve the wonderful community of the Methow Valley and care for all of the four legged family members. She and her husband, Michael
(a fish biologist), enjoy outdoor recreation in all seasons with their two young children.
Gina Pastore, DVM
Since she was a teenager, Rachael
has always wanted to work with animals.
She moved to the Methow in 2015 from Spokane
after meeting her fiancee Kyle on an adventure cruise ship in Alaska. Rachael’s first job in the valley was with Sunny Pine Farms where she worked as both Caretaker to the goats and Cheesemaker. Her desire to focus on the medical aspects of animal care led her to join our veterinary clinic in the spring of 2018. Whether working as Care Coordinator or Veterinary Assistant, Rachael’s passion for animal care and varied skill set are always being put to good use. Rachael holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Eastern Washington University and is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician program through Penn Foster. She spends her free time in the mountains hiking and skiing with Kyle, and visiting her family in Spokane.
Tammy Sutton and her husband Marvin
moved to the Methow Valley in 2010. She was born and raised in the midwest so having an opportunity to move to the Valley has been a beautiful adventure. Tammy joined our veterinary clinic in July of 2013, after experiencing the level of care she and her dogs had received from both Dr. Gina & Dr. Betsy. She has 4 dogs, Gracie, Sunny, Jed, Hope, 3 ducks and more chickens than she can count. In addition to her work she has Sutton Family Farm which provides farm fresh eggs to local restaurants and businesses.
She loves photography and being outside. Tammy has always been a self-described animal lover, and is grateful to be part of an animal clinic that provides compassion and care to pets on a daily basis.
was born in Portland and raised on the
Washington coast in Aberdeen. She attended
Central Washington University as a chemistry major
and completed her combined Bachelor of Science and DVM degree at Washington State University, graduating in 1993. Client education is a key focus for Dr. Sherrie, and helping owners appreciate the benefits of diagnostics to aid in understanding their pets' health concerns and guide decisions regarding treatment options is an essential role as a veterinarian. She integrated Chinese medicine into her practice after becoming certified in veterinary acupuncture in 2011.
When she is not in the clinic, she enjoys travel, hiking with her husband Mike, racing in triathlons, playing in a Marimba band and hanging out with her two kitties. She also supports the Isla Holbox Spay and Neuter project, volunteering annually with their free clinics in Quintana Roo, Mexico. After nearly two decades of visiting
and vacationing in the Methow,
Dr. Sherrie is thrilled to
be able to call it her home.
Sherrie Crow, DVM
MEET THE STAFF
Kerstin Pepper and her family moved to the Methow Valley in February 2020, just as the world ground to a halt. They decided that if you are stuck at home, remotely schooling three elementary aged children, you might as well do it somewhere beautiful!
Kerstin has a background in clinical research and business development, but her true passion has always been for animals - from the tiny dwarf hamster she brought home as a child, to the cows and horses she was lucky enough to be surrounded by, growing up in rural South West England.
She currently has a furry family of three crazy dogs, two mellow cats and 20 amazing chickens, who she and her kiddos love caring for. Kerstin enjoys spending her free time hiking, running, skiing and managing "parkrun", a free, weekly community running event which she launched in July 2022. She is thrilled to be part of the WVC team and finally realize a lifelong dream of working with animals.
Kate grew up in Shoreline, Washington with a
love for the countryside, raising chickens in her backyard and riding horses at a nearby stable. Kate was introduced to the Methow Valley at six years old on a trip with her family and then again when she started working at Sun Mountain Lodge at the horse stables in the summer of 2016. After graduating from Washington State University with a Bachelors in Animal Science in 2018 she moved to live here full time. After six years at the horse stable and needing something new in her life with an interest in medicine, Kate found herself as a Care Coordinator here at the clinic. She has recently moved into the Assistant position and is thrilled to be more hands-on with the valley's pets. She enjoys spending time with her two Australian Shepherds, riding her horses in the mountains and fishing with her husband Trevor. Her family makes the drive over the mountains multiple times a year to marvel at her country life.
We're very impressed with the level of competence and professionalism. Medical decisions and advice are based upon solid, thorough research and are tailored to each specific situation.
Kathryn & Patrick H.
I am so thankful that Winthrop Veterinary Clinic cares for my dog! Dr. Sherrie, Dr. Gina, Tammy, and the rest of the team are incredibly kind, competent, and knowledgeable. It is apparent that they truly care about the animals they care for and the work they do. The entire staff is professional, friendly, and very skilled in veterinary medicine. And their prices are fair and reasonable. We are lucky to have this clinic in the valley!
I have always taken my babies there and they treat them like they are their own and they never treat me like a crazy dog mom! I love you guys and thank you for all you do!..... so... I recommend them HIGHLY!!
Billie Jo H.
KEEP IN TOUCH
Winthrop Veterinary Clinic
PO Box 123
523 State Route 20
Winthrop, WA 98862
Dr. Gina Pastore, DVM
Dr. Sherrie Crow, DVM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday through Friday
**Closed daily from 1:00-1:30pm
Saturday & Sunday
For emergencies outside of clinic hours, please call 509-996-2793