At All Creatures Veterinary Clinic , we strive for a warm and friendly relationship with you and your pet. The pages below highlight the staff - our training, experience and dedication to veterinary medicine.

 

     Our Doctors
    Our Technicians and Veterinary Assistants
    Our Receptionists
       
 
 

Jereld Rice, D.V.M. 

 

Dr. Jereld Rice grew up in Michigan, the son of a dairyman and a nurse. Early exposure to livestock, the power of medical sciences, and a love for the family pets (dogs, cats, and gerbils) started Jereld on the journey to becoming a veterinarian.

Dr. Rice graduated from Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 and transitioned into a mixed animal practice in northeast Oregon where he practiced for almost three years. Dr. Rice and his wife then opened a mixed-animal practice in rural Wallow County, Oregon, where his patients ranged from the occasional tortoise or bird, to working ranch dogs, horses, cows, calves, and bulls, in additional to the beloved family pet dogs and cats. During his time in Wallowa County, Dr. Rice developed strong relationships with his clients and team members.

In 2019, Dr. Rice and his wife sold their practice and relocated to the beautiful Mat-Su Valley, choosing to join the team at All Creatures Veterinary Clinic due to their long-standing reputation in the community and the practice culture he appreciated during his job search process.

When Dr. Rice is not in the clinic, he enjoys mountain and trail running with his wife, backpacking, time at the cabin, mountain biking and skiing with his family, fishing with his son and working horses with his daughter. Dr. Rice and his family have two horses, two Golden Retrievers (one a certified search and rescue dog), two cats, and 7 Alaskan Huskies.

 


Judy Montalbano, D.V.M.

Dr. Montalbano graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. She practiced at two different clinics in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado at Columbine Animal Hospital and Bellevue West Animal Hospital from 1993 to 1995 before returning to her home state of Alaska. Dr. Montalbano joined All Creatures Veterinary Clinic in July of 1995.

Dr. Montalbano is a current member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. At All Creatures, Dr. Montalbano enjoys working with dogs and cats and especially enjoys soft tissue surgery.  She was president of the Alaska Veterinary Medical Association in 2015.

At home, Dr. Montalbano’s family includes her husband – Joseph, daughter – Sarah and son – Joseph.  Her hobbies include playing her violin, viola and guitar, making stained glass, and going horseback riding. She has two golden retrievers and a siamese cat. 

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Hannah Kasukonis, D.V.M. 

Dr. Kasukonis graduated from Washington State University in May 2013.  She is originally from Soldotna, Alaska.  Dr. Kasukonis completed her undergraduate training at University of Alaska Anchorage.  She joined All Creatures Veterinary Clinic in June of 2013.  

She is a current member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.  She is a past member and board member of the Kenai Kennel Club.  Here at All Creatures, Dr. Kasukonis enjoys working with dogs and cats, and some day plans to pursue additional training in veterinary acupuncture.

Outside of work, Dr. Kasukonis enjoys spending time with her two beloved Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Fergus and Argon.  She has trained and competed with them in American Kennel Club conformation, agility, and herding, and enjoyed every minute of it.  Her other interests include knitting, playing her harp, and traveling. 

 

 

 Morgan Schlichting, D.V.M.     

Dr. Morgan Schlichting graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2014.  She joined All Creatures Veterinary Clinic in June 2014.

 

Dr. Schlichting is a current member fo the American Veterinary Medical Association and Washington State Veterinary Medical Association.  She enjoys working with dogs and cats and is especially interested in pain management and opthalmology.

During her free time, Dr. Schlichting enjoys spending time with her husband Kyle, daughter Alyss and her three dogs, Jack, Tuff, and Lilith.  Her hobbies include horseback riding, hiking, and fishing.  


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Susan H. Barnes, D.V.M.


Dr. Susan H. Barnes graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. She began her veterinary career doing an internship at the Metroplex Veterinary Centre in Irving, Texas, from 1997-1998. She then worked as an associate veterinarian at Creekside Animal Clinic from 1998-1999 in Arlington, Texas. In 1999, Dr. Barnes purchased Highland Ranch Animal Clinic, located in a suburb of Denver, Colorado, where she practiced until 2003.
 
Dr. Barnes joined All Creatures Veterinary Clinic in November of 2006 as a part-time veterinarian. Dr. Barnes is a current member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, Alaska Veterinary Medical Association and was a member of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association from 1997-2005. Here at All Creatures, Dr. Barnes enjoys working with small animals and is especially interested in internal medicine.

At home, Dr. Barnes’ family includes her husband – Dave and five boys – Zach, Luke, Nick, Andy and Tom.  They have one cat – Sam, and one dog – Knik and some fish.  Her hobbies include reading, rubber stamping/card making, hiking, and playing with her kids.

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Judith Masteller, D.V.M.

Dr. Judith Masteller graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. She practiced veterinary medicine in Philadelphia and Detroit before moving to Alaska in 1991. She moved to the Mat-Su Valley in 1996. Dr. Masteller joined All Creatures in March of 2006.

Dr. Masteller is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and has been a member of the Alaska State Veterinary Medical Association since 1991. She was a member of the Mat-Su Animal Care and Regulating Board from 1999-2006. Here at All Creatures, Dr. Masteller enjoys working with dogs and cats with special interests in internal medicine.

At home, Dr. Masteller’s family includes her husband - Mark, her yellow lab Kona, and three cats -  Matt, Bud and Lucy. She has played defense for Valley Women’s Hockey Team since 1996. When not playing ice hockey, she enjoys gardening, hiking, and traveling.


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