Dr. Karen HookDVM
Dr. Hook grew up in small towns in Montana and Eastern Washington. She was very active in 4-H, FBLA, hiking, camping, horseback riding and reading. She knew from a young age that she wanted to be a veterinarian because it appealed to many facets of her personality; the problem solving of medicine, the hands on skills needed for surgery and a love of spending time with people who love animals. After a lot of volunteer work in a local veterinary hospital and many other animal related volunteer jobs, Dr. Hook graduated from the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. She has worked in a number of practices in Washington and Oregon. Dr. Hook practiced for 5 years in a small animal hospital in north Seattle where she developed a love for internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. Dr Hook moved to Lacey and joined Mountain View Veterinary Hospital in 2001. She loves to quilt and is an active kayaker, she even did a 100 mile trip on the Washington coast from Neah Bay to Klaloch and survived! Her current pet family includes 5 cats and her doberman Orion.
Dr. Desselle has worked with animals most of her life. She received her BS in Zoology from Washington State University in 1993 and then graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in September 2001. She has been with Mountain View since July of 2003. When she isn't working she enjoys playing video games, watching movies, reading, painting ceramics and snow skiing. Travel is her passion. Her favorite places to visit include Orcas Island, WA and Dangar Gorge / New South Wales, Australia. Her current pets include her silly dog Lit'l John and her cats Popeye Purrsephone and Olive.
Dr. Peggy VogtDVM
Dr. Vogt has been a member of Mountain View Veterinary Hospital since May of 2017. She originally worked here as a relief veterinarian for the hospital, but she luckily she chose to be with us permanently! Dr. Vogt brings years of knowledge with her and always does her job with a smile. She is consistently helping the other doctors with their more complex cases and routinely asks for multiple opinions so she can ensure the best possible care for our patients. In her spare time, she enjoys reading novels, playing board games, and crocheting. She has 3 wonderful dogs (Morgan, Barkley, and Nikki) as well as 3 kitties: Harry, Koda, and Idgie.
Dr. Truskey joined Mountain View Veterinary Hospital in June of 2017. She came to us directly from the veterinary program at Washington State University and has continued her passion to learn everything she can about veterinary medicine. Being the youngest of our doctor team, Dr. Truskey brings fresh perspectives and new age insight to the table. She is wonderful at remaining calm under pressure and often consults the other doctors to make sure that we have the best idea of what needs to be done for treatment. When she was younger, her mom had an interest in the veterinary field. That, coupled with her deep love for animals, made it a possibility for her in terms of a career option. In her free time, Dr. Truskey enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, and going to concerts. She is owned by two cats; Norman and Corina.
Dr. Hines grew up in an Amish/Mennonite Community in rural Northern Indiana, but once she came and saw the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, she decided never to leave. Corina is the eldest of 3 children, the only girl, and was very close to her mother. Dr. Hines has always loved helping people, and especially animals. For many years she worked as a wildlife rehabilitator, the veterinarian she worked along side with, told her she would make an excellent vet. Because he had never been wrong before, she started taking extra necessary classes, and eventually applied to vet school. In her spare time, Dr. Hines enjoys reading, quilting, crocheting, doing puzzles, and playing games. Of course, she loves spending time in nature and observing wildlife, in fact, she is still a permitted wildlife rehabilitator. Corina Hines is the cofounder of Twin Harbors Wildlife Center, the Vice President of the Washington Wildlife Rehabilitation Association board, and co-chair of the WSVMA’s conference committee. She also helps with oil-spill wildlife response. Of course, her family has had many different pets in their life, currently she is owned by a 13-year-old Pitbull named Stuart, and a 12-year-old pit/chow mix named Annie. Dr. Hines has started working and seeing patients during December 2020, she says the best thing about our hospital is the people, the staff. They are warm welcoming and want the best for our patients and their families. The staff create their own family like environment with each other, and are very kind.