Meet Our Doctors

Ethan Nelson , DVM

Dr. Nelson graduated from WSU in 1990 and worked in Tacoma prior to returning home to the Tri-Cities in 1995 and a year later became an owner of Desert Veterinary Clinic. His hobbies include travel with his family, hiking, hunting and fishing.

Diana Thomé, DVM

Dr. Thomé completed her BS and DVM degrees with honors at Washington State University.  She practices small animal medicine including surgery, dentistry, and ultrasound.  When Dr. Thomé is away from the clinic she is likely chasing her two boys, fishing, or training for a triathlon.  Dr. Thomé represents Washington to the AVMA.  Dr. Thomé began working at Desert Veterinary Clinic in 2004 and became an owner in 2012.

Lauren Neuhaus, DVM

Available for evening wellness appointments!

Dr. Neuhaus graduated with her BS and DVM degrees from Washington State University. Her areas of interest include small animal medicine, surgery, and animal behavior. Her hobbies include cuddling up with her two cats to read a good book, and spending time outdoors hiking and camping with her husband.

Carmen Ames, DVM

Dr. Ames graduated from WSU with her DVM degree in 2003.  After working in mixed practice for nearly 4 years in Southern Idaho, she chose to focus on small animal practice.  In 2014 she returned to her home town of Kennewick, WA.

In her free time, Carmen likes to cook,  garden, sew, and tend her and her children's flock of sheep.  She is also the co-leader of her daughter's Girl Scout Troop and currently serves on her church council.

Carmen's professional interests include arthritis management, nutrition, behavior, preventive medicine, and soft tissue surgery. 

Kirby Marden, DVM

Now available for appointments!

Dr. Kirby graduated with her BS and DVM degrees from Washington State University. Her interests include soft tissue surgery, preventative medicine, and dentistry. In her spare time she enjoys kayaking, paddle boarding, reading, and spending time with her dog and soon-to-be husband. 

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