Please note: We will be closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.

Our team

Meet the

Mill Creek

Veterinary Hospital


It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your best furry friend. Get to know the team taking care of your pets! If you are in need of immediate assistance, please give us a call at 509-529-4575.

Meet the team

Your Veterinarians in Mill Creek

At Mill Creek Veterinary Hospital, we want our pet care to have a personal touch. Get to know your veterinarian’s here before your next visit!

Charles “Bill” Acock
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Medical Director)

Dr. Charles “Bill” Acock has been studying veterinary medicine for 40 years. He attended WSU and graduated as part of the class of 1982. When it comes to veterinary medicine and taking care of his patients, Bill loves trying to help all patients and owners deal with the cost of veterinary care. He also takes pride in using his experience over the years to help provide quality care and to educate new veterinarians, staff, and owners. Bill loves the Oregon Coast and enjoys family time there in his free time. He also enjoys spending time with his three children and their families and his friends. 

Cheree Bates
Hospital Manager

Cheree Bates has been practicing veterinary medicine for 18 years. She attended school at Walla Walla Community College. She prides herself on her professionalism, reliability, customer service, knowledge of veterinary medicine, and love for her patients. You can find her cooking, reading, camping, or attending concerts in her free time.

Crystal VanDuke

Crystal VanDuke attended Fresno City College and has been working as a receptionist for 13 years. Her strong traits would have to be her dedication to customer service, consistency, professionalism, and creating a personal experience for each client. When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, and shopping!

Rachel Padgett
Vet Assistant

Rachel has been practicing veterinary medicine for the last year and a half. She’s excited to get started in the field! When it comes to veterinary medicine, she feels she shines in patient care and her ability to learn. She can be found outdoors in her spare time –camping, hiking, or riding four-wheelers. She also loves to spend time with family and friends.