Our animal hospital team in Anchorage

Our Team

Hillside Pet Clinic’s experienced support staff strive to provide personalized, compassionate care for our patients and clients alike.

Customer Service Representatives

Beth Haslund

Beth Haslund, Veterinary Assistant at Anchorage Animal ClinicI've been working in the veterinary field for 14 plus years and joined the Hillside family in 2010. I am currently working as a receptionist but I have also worked as a technician in the past. My family and I rescued Kenzie 15 years ago and she has been a wonderful addition to our family.

Cindy Phillips

Cindy Phillips, Receptionist at Anchorage Animal HospitalI've lived in Anchorage for 28 yrs. I've been with Hillside Pet Clinic since 2002 and love it. They take very good care of my 7 yr old Boxer, Lucas who has severe skin allergies. I've been able to learn a lot over the years and even more since we expanded the practice.

Diana Towner

Diana Towner, LVT at Anchorage Animal ClinicI have been a technician for many years; I've had the privilege of working at Hillside since 2012. Before that, I was a veterinary technician at animal control. I've also started rescuing snakes, turtles and other reptiles.

Licensed Veterinary Technicians

Chelsea Busic

Chelsea Busic, LVT at Anchorage Animal ClinicI moved to AK in 1998 at the age of 10. I graduated in 2005 from Bartlett High and moved to Oregon, where I went to Oregon State University. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in 2010, with a major in Zoology, and minors in Fisheries and Wildlife, and Chemistry with a Pre-Vet Option. I moved back to Alaska in 2010 and worked as a vet tech assistant. In August, 2012, I started at Hillside Pet Clinic where I became a licensed veterinary technician. I have a total of 16 pets, mostly rescues.

Darice Ackerson-Gordon

Sarah Havens, LVT at Anchorage Animal ClinicBio coming soon!

Sarah Havens

Sarah Havens, LVT at Anchorage Animal ClinicBio coming soon!

Bre Keller

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Tisha Leistico

Tisha Leistico, LVT at Anchorage Animal ClinicTisha has worked in the veterinary field since 1989 and graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 2000. She moved to Alaska in 2002 and has been employed at Hillside Pet Clinic since 2009.

Veterinary Assistants

Allison Brooks

Sarah Havens, LVT at Anchorage Animal ClinicBio coming soon!

Alicia Fillmore

Sarah Havens, LVT at Anchorage Animal ClinicBio coming soon!

Mattison Robertson

Sarah Havens, LVT at Anchorage Animal ClinicBio coming soon!

Ellen Budahl, Office Manager at Anchorage Animal Hospital

Ellen Budahl
LVT, Office Manager

Ellen graduated from Columbus Technical Institute in 1977, and has worked in Alaska as a licensed veterinary technician since that time. In 1984 she helped Dr. Scott Hinckley open Hillside Pet Clinic and is now the practice manager. She likes digging in her garden and being outside enjoying what Alaska has to offer.