|Sharon Jensen, DVM
Dr. Jensen has been at the helm of Blue Mountain Animal Clinic for almost seven years (2007). Reshaping the physical clinic, inside and out, has been an intense, gratifying endeavor. Assembling, training and cultivating Blue Mountain’s client care team while ensuring it holds fast to a core philosophy is an equally satisfying but very different mission.
A graduate of Reed College (1980) and WSU Veterinary School (1984), Dr. Sharon is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest. Married since 1989 to Bill Jensen, they have shared an interesting life. Avid boaters, they lived aboard their sailboat ‘Pelagian’ for over 12 years. During that life chapter, they explored the wild beauty of both Canadian and US waters, eventually sailing out of Neah Bay and on to Mexico. Settling in Sequim in the early 2000’s, they found themselves in their forever home.
Time outside of the clinic now revolves around extended family, gardening, Bill’s hobby of Bonzai and Dr. Sharon’s love of cooking. Two lovely daughters live in the greater Seattle area as do two magnificent grandchildren! The Jensen home is ruled by felines Susie (a 11 year old Maine Coon), Walter the 7 year old feral terror, and Larry, a 21 month old, 17 pound Maine Coon ‘baby’.Dr. Jensen advocates to keep local veterinary practices out of the hands of corporate owners. For more information, she invites you to visit NVA Online .
Nicole Wagnon, DVM
Dr. Nicole Wagnon came to the Olympic Peninsula four years ago from her home state of Missouri and joined our team. After a five year stint in the west Texas desert, the green grass and rain of our community has been a welcome change!
A natural clinician, Dr. Nicole also possesses a keen interest in the art and science of surgery. She enjoys surgeries of all kinds and displays a distinctive affinity for complicated orthopedic problems. In addition to her amazing surgical skill, Dr. Wagnon has become very adept with Ultrasound technology. Dr. Wagnon is strongly motivated to accomplish certification in canine rehabilitation therapy, known to improve outcomes of orthopedic procedures.
Dr. Nicole and her husband Chris share their home with a variety of pets. The matriarch of the team is Maddie, a nearly 16 year old “brown dog.” Maddie leads the rest of the crew (Ellie the Ridgeback, Spaz the naughty kitty, and Jax the mischievous co-conspirator) as they cause mayhem. Outside, their ever expanding chicken flock is flourishing.
Liz Oien, DVM
Residing in Sequim since eight years of age, Dr. Liz grew up surrounded by animals and remembers the “James Herriot” type of farm medicine. She spent her formative years on her parent’s small farm on Woodcock Road. During the inevitable farm emergencies, Dr. Liz developed an early appreciation for veterinary medicine. Liz’s devotion to animal welfare was formed during late nights crawling out of a warm bed, putting on cold, mud-crusted boots to assist a ewe during lambing or tend a coyote-savaged sheep. “These are the moments that solidify your dedication, not to work, but to your love of animals and their well-being.”
Dr. Liz went from animal husbandry and farming to achieve her dream of becoming a Veterinarian. Receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience from Washington State University, Liz then obtained her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University of Veterinary Medicine in 2012.
Dr. Liz lives in Sequim with her husband and best friend Ken. Married in 2010 in the little chapel in Port Gamble, they have two adopted kitties, Boo Bear and Tubbs. The kitties provide countless hours of entertainment with their unique antics and personalities. The couple recently welcomed the addition of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Peaches.
Dr. Oien’s strong commitment to our small community and its animals motivated her to join a locally owned and operated clinic. Located in a semi-rural area, our clinic is surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the Olympic Mountains and animals at pasture.
When not working, Liz enjoys time with her family, creating stained glass lamps, running, hiking, gardening, and volunteering at the local fair.