Alpine Veterinary Hospital

P.O. Box 709
Bingen, WA 98605



About Us





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 animals. 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 cooking, whitewater kayaking, dirt bike riding and is just learning to paraglide.


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 Bulldogs, Brie and Pickle along with her cat, Sushi. The Columbia Gorge is an amazing place and she is happy to be here providing your animals the care they deserve.


Alpine Vet Staff Members


Chris McCafferty, Practice Manager

Chris joined our team as our Practice Manager in 2019, having a history of providing care to clients and patients as a receptionist and a veterinary assistant for over 20 years prior to coming to Alpine Veterinary Hospital. Chris grew up in The Dalles, OR and has lived most of her life in the Columbia Gorge area.

Chris enjoys spending time with her husband and their two daughters, Nikki and Myah. Out of work, Chris likes to travel, hunt and fish.


Stacey, CVT

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 moved to the gorge in 2014 and began working for Alpine Veterinary Hospital shortly after. She grew up riding horses and caring for pets of varying species. Heather now enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two kids. Heather continues to love horseback riding and caring for her various pets and farm animals.



Kailey began her journey with us in the summer of 2020. She is a lifelong animal lover, and grew up competing in 4-H and WAHSET. Kailey is interested in pursuing her technician license in the future. For now she is enjoying the hands-on experience. We appreciate Kailey’s willingness to learn new skills and her positive attitude. In Kailey’s free time she enjoys playing ball with her dogs, Loki and Bandit and spending time with friends and family.



Auli joined our Bingen hospital in 2020, and has previously worked as kennel staff and an assistant at our Hood River hospital. Auli is a lifelong animal lover with a calm and confident demeanor, making her a stellar veterinary assistant. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and loving her pets.



Desiree is a Hood River local, and graduated from HRVHS in 2012. She started her career off as a kennel assistant in 2010, and quickly worked her way up to a veterinary assistant. Desiree has always had a passion for helping others, both human and animal. After several years in this field, she is still learning and improving her ability to help patients and their owners. Desiree plans to attend Penn Foster in the near future to obtain my LVT and further her education. Desiree's special interests include surgery and emergency care. Desiree shares her home with her 2 dogs, Abby & Bella, and her manx cat, Kevin. Desiree feels that the best part about her profession is that it allows her to make a difference every single day. 


Gracie joined our team in 2021 as a veterinary assistant. Prior to coming to Alpine, Gracie worked as a kennel technician. Gracie's favorite things to do are hunting and spending time with her dog Dakota. Gracie was an active member of 4-H and her local FFA chapter. Gracie has aspirations of continuing her career in the veterinary field as a licensed technician.



Liz joined the Alpine team in 2020 as a kennel assistant and quickly worked her way up to a veterinary assistant. Liz graduated from Pacific Crest Innovation Academy in 2021 and she is currently enrolled in Penn Foster College, pursuing her veterinary technician's license. Liz is very passionate about helping animals and uses her calm and quiet demeanor to provide the best care for our patients. Outside of work, Liz enjoys riding her four-wheeler, taking pictures of sunsets/nature, playing with her dog, and hanging out with family.





Lexie is a Hood River Valley native and joined us in 2020. With a passion to learn and to be a part of the team, Lexie has learned the finer details of keeping reception organized and running smoothly. Outside of work, she enjoys spending any time she can outside. Lexie also loves arts & crafts, and spending time with family. 


Aleah joined the Alpine team in April of 2022. With experience in customer service and the excitement to learn and grow her skills, Aleah is a perfect addition to our receptionist team. Aleah was born and raised in the gorge. She has a love for animals, spending her down time enjoying the outdoors and with her dogs. If Aleah is not outside, you can find her in a mix of arts and crafts.