About Us

The Animal Hospital of Wenatchee is a small-animal veterinary practice in the heart of the Wenatchee valley.  We've been practicing full-service veterinary medicine since opening our doors in January, 2008. Today the practice is focused on offering the same great experience while advancing the services and care we provide to our patients.



Ben Harmeling, DVM

Owner / Veterinarian
Ben Harmeling was born and raised in Palmer, Alaska. After graduating with a degree in Biology from Gonzaga University, he attended veterinary school at the University of California, Davis and graduated in 2012. Dr. Harmeling and his wife Sally moved to Wenatchee in 2015, where they now raise their three young children. Dr. Harmeling purchased Animal Hospital of Wenatchee from Dr. Bryan Keppler in October of 2020. Dr. Harmeling has professional interest in both medicine and surgery. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family in the outdoors, staying active in the community, and travelling.

Jade (Fullbright) O'Brien, BVMS

Jade O’Brien grew up in Wenatchee and knew at an early age that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She graduated from Lewis-Clark State College with a degree in Biology while starting for the women's basketball team. Her goal of becoming a veterinarian was realized in 2015, when she graduated from the University of Glasgow, School of Veterinary Medicine in Scotland. After veterinary school, Dr. O’Brien worked in a small animal hospital in Sacramento, CA for 3 years while her husband completed his residency in OB-GYN. Dr. O’Brien is excited to be part of a fantastic team at Animal Hospital of Wenatchee and looks forward to seeing you and your pets. Her professional interests include general practice and soft tissue surgery. When not at the hospital, she enjoys music, hiking, camping, playing/watching sports, and traveling with her husband, young children, and 2 dogs.

Don Berdan, DVM

Don Berdan graduated from Wenatchee High School and attended Washington State Veterinary School in Pullman, WA. Don has been practicing veterinary medicine in the Wenatchee Valley for over 40 years, working on both large and small animal species. Don and his wife Kay stay active in their church and in our local community. Dr. Berdan currently sees small animal patients at Animal Hospital of Wenatchee on a limited basis.
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Jennifer Wade, DVM

Dr. Jennifer Wade was born and raised in Wenatchee and after attending Wenatchee High School earned her Undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Chemistry from Willamette University in Salem, OR. Dr. Wade attended veterinary school at Washington State University and graduated in 2019. After graduation Dr. Wade completed an equine surgical internship in Tulsa OK where she discovered she missed small animal medicine quite a bit. Dr. Wade moved back to WA and took a mixed animal position where she worked on all sizes and shapes of animals. Being from Wenatchee originally Dr. Wade had always hoped to move back to be closer to family and she joined the Animal Hospital of Wenatchee Team in June 2021. She enjoys horse back riding, water sports, and hiking with her two terriers.

Stephanie M.

Lead Veterinary Technician

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Practice Manager

Stephanie R.

Veterinary Kennel Assistant


With 100 degree temperatures in the forecast for the next week, please help to prevent heat stroke in your pets. Avoid strenuous exercise and walks on hot pavement. Be sure dogs and cats have access to shade outdoors and plenty of fresh water to drink. Do not leave your animals unattended in a vehicle for any period of time. Stay cool and stay safe! ... See MoreSee Less
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Animal Hospital of Wenatchee will be closed tomorrow, Friday June 11th, for the Apple Blossom festivities. We will be back open Monday with regular business hours. Have a fun and safe weekend! ... See MoreSee Less
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Animal Hospital is hiring! Are you or someone you know interested in working with a great veterinary team in a fast paced and supportive environment? We are currently looking for a veterinary receptionist and veterinary technician to help us in our mission of providing medical care to our furry patients.Click on the links below to see the job postings and instructions for ... See MoreSee Less
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