DuPont Veterinary Center is new to the area, but Dr. Baker has been practicing at other clinics around the Puget Sound treating animals for quite some time before finding the DuPont location. We are a new full service hospital with modern equipment that offers the best care for all your pet's needs. We look forward to serving the DuPont area and becoming your other family doctor. We also serve Olympia, Lakewood, Anderson Island, Steilacoom and JBLM.
Jonathan Baker, DVM
Dr. Baker was born and raised in Pocatello, Idaho. He completed his undergraduate degree at Idaho State University and is a proud 2014 graduate from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. (GO COUGS!!!) He has a strong interest in business and surgery but also really loves getting to know his clients and patients. He lives in Lakewood with his beautiful wife (also a veterinarian), daughter Alexis, 8 furry children – 4 dogs (Dante, Achilles, Jarvis and Molly), and 4 cats (Saravi, Kallyope, Arya, and Varo), 1 scaly child (Benny Boo the bearded Dragon), and a Tarantula (Persephone). Outside of the Veterinary field Dr. Baker has many other interests including: Superheroes, board games, video games, automotive sports, and wood working and is an avid football fan (GO COUGS!!! GO HAWKS!!!).
Amber Kendrick, DVM
Dr. Kendrick was born and raised in Texas. She completed her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Texas A&M with an additional master’s degree from the University of Florida before graduating with her DVM from Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. She has an interest in soft tissue surgery and internal medicine. Dr. Kendrick lives in Tacoma with her two dogs (Shih Tzus), Sami and Shiner, and one bearded dragons named Hagrid. Outside of work she enjoys kayaking, hiking, camping, reading, cooking, and spending time with friends.
Jerry is our Hospital Manager at DuPont Veterinary Center. He is an entrepreneur, big dreamer, and sleep enthusiast. He reads books frequently, enjoys outdoor activities, and plays video games when he’s feeling lazy. He started in the veterinary industry in 2012 as a business associate at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has worked in the Puget Sound area at a few veterinary clinics since 2016. He prides himself as being “the only morning person in the clinic.” Jerry has a background in Business, Leadership, and Psychology.
Jerry is always doing what he can to keep the hospital growing. Providing the best care and making sure the team loves coming to work every day are his two main goals. Jerry currently has no pets, but loves animals.
Nacole is one of the licensed veterinary technicians at DVC. She first gained experience as an assistant in 2017 while enrolled at Pierce College for the Vet Tech program. She graduated in 2018 and moved to our clinic in July, as a licensed technician. She’s devoted to treating every animal with quality care and providing owners with education so they can continue to understand and connect with their beloved pets. Outside of work Nacole enjoys hiking, drawing, and photography. Her pets include one adorable two year old Pit Bull, Orion, who was adopted from her school program.
Kelsie is a Technician at DuPont Veterinary Center. She graduated with her associates degree at the same time as she graduated high school, then went to WSU to pursue her bachelor’s degree, graduating in 2014. After discovering her true passion for helping animals, she decided to go back to school to soon become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She prides herself on being an advocate for your pet, and giving them a voice since they can’t speak for themselves. She is always the first to say “yes” to taking on new challenges. Researching and learning about new discoveries/techniques in the veterinary field is important to her. Kelsie has been working in the veterinary industry since early 2016, starting as a receptionist then quickly moving to a veterinary assistant role so she could be more hands-on with animal care. She has worked closely with Dr. Baker since starting in the field, then following him to DVC when we opened in 2017. When she isn’t working or studying, she enjoys spending time with her pets and her family, hiking, cooking, and thrift shopping.
Kelsie’s pets include Lua, and Kaio. Lua is a spunky, intelligent, 4-year-old Blue Heeler mix who is full of attitude. Kaio is a playful and simple Red Heeler rescue with a lot of love to give.
Angela is one of the Doctors Assistants here at DVC. She is very passionate about animal and contributing when ever she can to people who are less fortunate or in need. Angela is new to the veterinary field and is excited to be learning everything she can about her new career path. Some of her hobbies include hiking, wake boarding, cooking and she is always the first person to try something new. She believes that it is important to step outside of what you are comfortable with because life is about experiences. Angela attended Tennessee State University on a softball scholarship, where she studied communications. She then Transfered to Western Kentucky University where she furthered her study in radio broadcasting. She often volunteered her time with WKU’s national public radio station and PBS. Angela has a 5 year old pit bull german shepherd mix named Myka. Myka is an intelligent charismatic girl who will do anything for food! She is always the center of attention in her household and steals the hearts of everyone she meets.
Sydni is one of the Doctors Assistant’s at DVC. She started in the Veterinary field when she joined the Veterinary Science 4-H Club, and has been job shadowing and volunteering at different veterinary clinics within the Puget Sound area for the past 6 years. She is currently working on her Veterinary Technician degree with Penn Foster. Sydni has a one year old American Bulldog named Titan. Her other family pets include 2 horses named Cheetoh and Marley, and a Jack Russell Terrier named Bristol. When she’s not working she’s usually playing with Titan, spending time with her family (and family pets), or going on adventures with friends! She is excited to continue gaining knowledge and experience in the field and can’t wait to see what the future holds for her in this amazing field!
Client Care Representative
Mercedes is one of the Client Liaison’s here at DVC. She earned her Associates Degree in Medical Assisting in 2015. She has 2 kids and has been married to her husband for 12 years. In her down time she enjoys crafting, cooking and more crafting. Mercedes is passionate about working with kids, and animals. She is also passionate about serving others. She volunteers at events with her husband’s unit and has participated in the Family Readiness Group. Mercedes and her family moved here 6 months ago, before moving to JBLM she worked in the classroom with kindergartners and preschoolers. When they moved here she brought Montana, a 6yr old German Shepherd mix, here to establish care and then became a member of our team shortly after. In June, they added Phoenix, a Siberian Husky puppy. Mercedes also takes pride in her work ethic. She enjoys being challenged and setting difficult goals for herself.