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 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.

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

Stefanie N.

Veterinary Technician


Veterinary Technician


Practice Manager

Michelle O.

Veterinary Technician (LVT)

Stephanie R.

Veterinary Kennel assistant

Michelle S.

Lead Receptionist




October 15-21 is National Vet Tech Week! It’s a celebration of the key role vet techs play in serving their patients, clients, and communities. Animal Hospital would like to give a big thank you to our vet techs for all they do! ... See MoreSee Less
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Penny is the most adorable 3 month old Dobie puppy and she is quite the trooper! Penny arrived at the shelter with a severe leg injury and she has been so brave while receiving care from the staff at Animal Hospital, and her foster mom, while they put so much time and effort into making sure she was healing and getting better every day. Penny is a delightful, affectionate, happy puppy and whoever adopts her will love her so much.*If you are interested in adopting Penny you can call her foster mom at (509) 679-6723 to find out more about Penny and set up a meet and greet! ... See MoreSee Less
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We will be closed this Friday (May 5th) for the Apple Blossom festivities. Please contact us early this week if you need food or medications refilled. Thank you for your patience! ... See MoreSee Less
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