Our animal hospital is comprised of a dedicated team. The doctor, care coordinators, and veterinary assistants all work together to offer progressive, high-quality care to our veterinary patients throughout their lives. Outside of the clinic you'll find us enjoying the beautiful Methow Valley with family, friends, and of course our animals.
We hope you'll take a moment to learn more about us!
Gina Pastore, DVM
"Dr. Gina" 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 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 Services 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 and their handsome wonder mutt, Okie.
Tammy Sutton, Care Coordinator
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.
Tia Buzzard, Veterinary Assistant
Tia has lived in the Methow Valley since 2004. She has two children with her husband Isaac, who is a Methow native. She grew up in Great Falls, Montana and spent as much time as possible working on her uncle's cattle ranch. She graduated from the University of Idaho with a B.S. in Public Relations in Agriculture. She has had many jobs in the valley including working at the Methow Valley Ranger District, as a computer technician at Olson & Ives, and as a bookkeeper for B&B Excavating Inc. In her spare time, Tia enjoys hiking, backpacking, fishing, horseback riding, skiing, snowshoeing, and camping with her family. She currently has two dogs, Bella and Beau, who you will find out recreating with the family. She also has two cats, four horses, and a few chickens. Tia joined Winthrop Vet Clinic in the fall of 2017 and is currently in the process of getting her Veterinary Technician degree. She is excited for the opportunities her degree will provide in caring for the animals of the Methow Valley.
Jessie Sullivan, Veterinary Assistant
Jessie is proud to have been raised in the Methow Valley. She grew up on a horse ranch in Mazama, WA and after graduating from Liberty Bell in 1990 she went on to earn a B.S. in Zoology and Animal Science from Washington State University. As one of the first employees of Winthrop Veterinary Services over 20 years ago, her duties included hauling Dr. Betsy's young son Casey around in a backpack to accompany his mom on farm calls. Jessie enjoys the challenges and variety involved with keeping animals healthy. She currently lives on the West Chewuch with her husband Stuart and her other animal friends; 2 dogs, 1 cat and a few chickens. Any spare time is spent outside in the garden or curled up with her cat and a good book.
Becky VanSteenkiste, Cleaning & Kennel Assistant
Becky made the move from the West side to the Methow Valley in 1997. She was drawn here by valley's beauty and back country opportunities. Becky has always loved animals and after working as a secretary for 27 years, the idea of working for a veterinary clinic seemed like the perfect fit. She has worked at Winthrop Veterinary Services since 1998 and keeps the clinic shiny and clean. Becky loves her job and is proud to be a part of a dedicated and compassionate team. When not at work you can find Becky taking care of and riding her horse.