We put your pet first.
The veterinary team at Animal Health Services cares deeply for this community. Thank you for trusting us with your pet’s ongoing care. We’ll be there when you need us. Get to know our amazing veterinarians below.
Dr. Nancy Kuehlwein
Dr. Kuehlwein joined Animal Health Service in 1983. She is the principal doctor in charge of the practice. She has a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Oregon State University and Washington State University. She has taken
advanced training in using frequency specific laser therapy to treat medical problems. Dr. Kuehlwein provides medical and surgical care for dogs and cats but has a special interest in treating birds and exotics. She shares her home with three dogs, five cats, a guinea pig, a love bird, a cockatiel, a bearded dragon, a sulcata tortoise, and six chickens. All the pets except One dog and the chickens came as rescues.
Dr. Erin Lillevold
Dr. Tom Mackowiak
Dr. Mackowiak or “Dr. Tom” here at Animal Health Services, has made a long journey to get to the Longview/Kelso area. Originally from Europe, born in Poland, grew up in Germany, later studied Law in Chile and then found his true calling, of course, Veterinary Medicine. He moved to the USA and graduated with Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 from Oregon State University. He fell in love with the beautifully green Pacific NorthWest and never left. He recently sold his clinic in downtown Portland and moved to a quieter place here in beautiful Washington.
He has a special interest in Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Internal Medicine, and Dentistry. He did relief work for Animal Health Services for 15 months and finally joined our team as a full-time Doctor. Providing the best personalized and individualized veterinary care while reaching for the best customer service are his goals.
In his free time, he enjoys swimming, hiking, taking care of his veggie garden and orchard and taking care of his pets, as there are: 2-year-old Doberman (Princess) Leia, 3-month-old Doberman Obi (Wan Kenobi) and 2-year-old Boxer mix Apollo as well as 18 chickens (not listing names).
He lives with his significant other here in Longview, a short walk from the clinic, and can not imagine moving back into the city.
Dr. Jessica Powers
We have an amazing staff!
We’re a team, and we’re nothing without the people that take care of your pet behind the scenes.
I was born and raised in Salem, OR. I started working in the veterinary industry in 2003. In 2006 I graduated from OSU. After graduation, I married my high school sweetheart and we have 2 kids. I enjoy horseback riding, the beach, and camping. In 2015, we relocated up here to Washington. I started working for AHS in July of 2020. I enjoy working closely with my coworkers, pets, and their humans.
Brittney was born and raised in Longview. She graduated from Bell-Rea Institute in Denver Colorado, with an associate’s degree in veterinary technology. She received her license in November 2018 and became an official LVT. Brittney shares her home with two dogs, Fauna and Sebastian, one cat named Prudence, as well as six goats. She has always loved animals which drove her down this career path.
Lynda came to Animal Health Services from a temp agency in 2004 and has never left.
Amanda has been in the veterinary field for over 13 years. She has been With AHS for almost a year now. Amanda lives with two dogs and one cat.
Jenn has worked for AHS for two years. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her two sons. She also shares her home with two dogs, three cats, five ferrets, a bird, and three goldfish.
She shares her life with her two beloved Boxers and two cats.
Kimberly has been working as an assistant with AHS since 2015. She recently graduated from WSU with her bachelor’s in biology. Kim shares her home with two cats named Beau and Charlie, and a horse named Alexandre.
Destiny has Been working as a veterinary assistant for a little over a year now. She hopes to go to a veterinary school and become a licensed veterinary technician. She shares her home with her significant other Ryley, three cats, two dogs and a ball python.
Jillian is a receptionist here at AHS. She is currently enrolled at LOG in hopes of earning her business degree. She shares her home with her border collie named Tamarack and enjoys hiking, camping, and gardening in her spare time.
Hannah has worked with us for almost a year. She is our Lead kennel attendant, and also works many days as a veterinary assistant. She has three dogs, three cats, and two rats. Her plan is to attend college and become a licensed veterinary technician(LVT).
You can count on us.
We’re located near the Longview/Kelso Border in Cowlitz County, WA. We have a simple idea that our clients wish their pets to receive the same care and attention that we ourselves would hope to find at an animal hospital.