Licensed Veterinary Technician
Education: Ohio University
“I have always been given so much love, comfort and happiness by the animals in my life. I truly believe I am a better person because of the people and animals I have known and loved. In rural Ohio I saw animals treated with little regard, as though they were worthless or disposable, and it hurt my soul to see their suffering. My why has always been to make the lives of animals better, in whatever capacity I am able, because animals have made my life better.” – Melissa Graham
Licensed Veterinary Technician Melissa Graham has been with Eastside Veterinary Associates since May 2014 and has been in the animal care field since 2001. Melissa grew up in Ohio and received her BS in Interpersonal Communication from Ohio University in 2002. During her time in college she began volunteering with the Athens County Humane Society at their cat shelter, and after several years became a board member. She worked in a small veterinary hospital in southern Ohio before she and her husband moved to Seattle in 2005. Over the past decade, Melissa has worked in both shelters and general practice hospitals in the Seattle area. She obtained her WA State Veterinary Technician license in 2009 and loves being able to help pets and their people live happy, healthy lives together. Melissa and her husband are caretakers to one dog, 3 cats, and 1cheerful and handsome baby boy. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time outdoors hiking and camping. Melissa is also a certified marine naturalist, and you can often find her volunteering with local marine organizations or on the water with whales in the Pacific Northwest and in Baja, Mexico.