Alpine Veterinary Hospital

P.O. Box 709
Bingen, WA 98605



Dr. Vance DVM, welcomes you to Alpine Veterinary Hospital!

Dr. Craig Vance, DVM

Raised on a small farm in Idaho, Dr. Craig Vance grew up surrounded by pets and livestock. He earned a degree in Animal Science from University of Idaho and went on to study at Washington State University, where he graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1985. His areas of professional interest include canine reproduction and internal medicine. He worked at practices in Oregon and Idaho before joining the Alpine team in 1993, when he and his wife Julie decided that White Salmon would be a great place to raise their two sons, Tyler and Justin. Craig and Julie still live on a small farm surrounded by a menagerie of dogs, cats, horses and poultry. In their spare time they enjoy horseback riding, gardening and bluegrass music.  


Dr. Maggie Anthony, VMD

Dr. Anthony is originally from western Pennsylvania and attended both college and veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania, located in Philadelphia. She graduated in 1995 and then completed a one year small animal internship at Texas A&M. A love of the outdoors brought her to the West Coast, where she met her husband Paul (a mechanical engineer) in Portland, Oregon. After spending 15 years in California, they returned to build a home in White Salmon in 2016. Professionally, Dr. Anthony has a special interest in chronic conditions such as allergies and kidney and heart disease. Outside work, she likes to experience new places and cultures and has been to Europe, Nepal, Thailand and South America. Closer to home she enjoys skiing, ice climbing, motocross and is just learning to white water kayak.



Dr. Alyson Mitchel, DVM

Dr. Mitchel joined the Alpine team in 2020. She was born and raised in the Puget Sound area, and proudly calls the PNW home. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Redlands in southern California and doctor of veterinary medicine degree at Washington State University. Go Cougs! Dr. Mitchel spent a few years practicing in central WA and Portland prior to landing in the gorge. During work hours, she enjoys surgery, oncology and client education. Outside of work, she can be found biking or skiing up and down mountains, among other outdoor activities. Occasionally, she can be found at home spending quality time with her French Bulldog, Brie, and cat, Sushi. The Columbia Gorge is an amazing place and she is happy to be here providing your animals the care they deserve.


Chris McCafferty

Chris spent ten years providing TLC for the patients and clients of The Dalles Veterinary Hospital before moving on to provide that same care at veterinary hospitals in Parkdale and then Bend. She joined our team as our Office Manager in 2019. Chris and her husband, Jeremiah, have two daughters, Nikki and Myah, and the girls share their mother's love for animals. The family travels extensively in support of Nikki and Myah's local, state, regional and national livestock competitions. Parsons Russell Terriers, Cash and Willow, and cats Hope and Nemo round out Chris' household.  She loves to ride horses and ATV's, hunt, fish, garden and travel.





Stacey has been a licensed technician since 2009 and has worked throughout OR, AZ, and WA.  Stacey has an interest in dentistry and behavioral vet med. She is an excellent teacher, always willing to help our less experienced staff learn new skills. Outside of work, Stacey enjoys gardening, canning, and spending time with her husband and dogs.




Heather grew up in Oregon and went to college at Oregon State University. She lived and worked in North Dakota before moving to the Columbia River Gorge in 2014. Heather has two dogs, two horses and one cat. In her free time, she enjoys fishing, camping, horseback riding and most anything outdoors.





Nicole joined our team in 2018 and is working towards her technician certification through Penn Foster College. She is currently working as an assistant and also coordinates our kennel staff. Nicole is an outdoor enthusiast who loves the climbing, kayaking, and rafting that the Gorge has to offer.




Renee joined our team in 2019 as an assistant and has grown immensely in that time. She is interested in surgical procedures and monitoring. Renee has been very supportive of our newer staff and is always willing to teach while she is working. In her free time, Renee enjoys horseback riding and camping.




Sarah started with our kennel staff in 2019 and has worked up to an assistant position as she works towards her technician certification. Her understanding of how our hospital runs, paired with her continuing education makes Sarah a valuable team member. In her free time, Sarah enjoys horseback riding, sewing, and spending time with her family.



Kailey is a lifelong animal lover and is interested in pursuing her technician certification in the future. For now, she is enjoying the hands-on learning of an assistant position. We appreciate Kailey's willingness to learn new skills and her positive attitude. At home, Kailey enjoys relaxing with friends and family, and playing ball with her dogs, Loki and Bandit.



Auli joined our Bingen hospital in 2020, and has previously worked as kennel staff and an assistant at our Hood River hospital. She is working towards her technician certification through Penn Foster College. Auli has a calm and confident manner with our patients. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and corgi, Bear.



Brittany joined us from McCoy Holliston Insurance in 2020 and has a calm approach to even our craziest days. Her experience with customer service and telephone support make her a great fit for our team.  In her free time, Brittany enjoys spending time with her family and dressing her adorable pitbull, Roxy Rue, up in costumes.



Lexie is a Hood River Valley native and joined us from NAPA in 2020.  She is quickly learning the finer details of keeping reception organized and running smoothly. Outside of work, Lexie loves crafting of all kinds.