VIN Representatives

Margaret Hammond-Lenzer

Margaret Hammond-Lenzer

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, 1994

Current Professional Activities

  • Small animal general practice with a passion for soft tissue surgery and dentistry.

Past Professional Activities

  • 10 years in combined general and emergency practice, but the hours and pace of general practice are more to her liking.

Marital Status

  • Together for 25 years and married for 19 of them. After they obtained their undergraduate degrees her poor, deluded boy followed her to Pullman to spend 4 years working at a fast food sandwich joint to keep her from dying of Top Ramen poisoning. This was either love or lunacy — or maybe both! They enjoy being the Auntie and Uncle to a passel of nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Pets

  • two obnoxious sibling cats
  • one elderly lady ball python

Hobbies

  • When she’s not working during the spring, summer and fall she’s in the garden growing fruit, vegetables and herbs for her family. When she’s not working during the winter she’s making patchwork quilts for the passel of nieces and nephews or for The Linus Project. In between these times, she’s reading pretty much anything she can get her hands on. She has an interest in distance walking and has done five Breast Cancer 3 Day events. She and her husband collect edged weapons and are interested in travel which translates to, “We want to travel more, but we can’t afford to!”

The Most Spontaneously Silly Thing Done

  • “The most spontaneous silly thing I’ve ever done was to grab my sleeping bag and jump in the car with a bunch of my high school friends one evening when they showed up at the door to my apartment the year I was a junior at The Evergreen State College. There were about a dozen of us. We drove 4 ½ hours southwest and ended up in Oregon at the top of Mary’s Peak in the middle of the night. We camped overnight and got up the next morning to find, instead of the gorgeous view we were after, pea soup fog. We all marveled at the fog obscured gorgeous view, then rolled up the tents and sleeping bags and drove 4 ½ hours northeast back to Seattle.”
  • “I’ve got a strong streak of silly in me. It’s sometimes hard to remember that I have to be a professional when I’m at work. :)”
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