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Our Veterinarians

Dr. Alaina Carr is board certified in veterinary radiology.
Alaina Carr
DVM, DACVR
Diagnostic Imaging
Alaina Carr
DVM, DACVR
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Radiology
Diagnostic Imaging
Servicing Locations
Dr. Alaina Carr’s particular clinical interests include diagnosing patients with hepatobiliary and urinary tract disorders, such as portosystemic shunts and feline ureterolithiasis. She also enjoys collaborating with her colleagues on complex critical and emergency cases.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology
  • Residency, Diagnostic Imaging, University of California, Davis
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona, Mesa
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Dr. Carr is married and has two dogs. She enjoys landscape photography and riding competitive upper level dressage.
Dr. Melody Cerra is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Melody Cerra
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Melody Cerra
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Melody Cerra particularly enjoys treating trauma, shock, heat stroke, Addisonian crisis and sepsis.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Pet Emergency and Specialty Center, La Mesa & Chula Vista CA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Montana, Missoula
Dr. Cerra enjoys hiking, mountain biking and skiing. She also likes traveling and adventures with her pit bull mix Quinn.
Dr. Bethany DeVilbiss is a neurology veterinarian at BluePearl Pet Hospital.
Bethany DeVilbiss
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Neurology, Neurosurgery
Bethany DeVilbiss
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology
Neurology, Neurosurgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Bethany DeVilbiss loves surgery and enjoys all types of neurosurgery. Her other clinical interests include seizures and neuro-oncology.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
  • Residency, Neurology & Neurosurgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tacoma, WA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Pet Emergency and Specialty Center, La Mesa, CA
  • Internship, Agricultural Animal Medicine & Surgery, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
Dr. DeVilbiss enjoys mountain biking, rock climbing and horseback riding. She and her husband reside on their "urban farm" with a collection of dogs, goats, chickens, ducks, and various reptiles.
Dr. Kayode Garraway is a veterinarian in our internal medicine service.
Kayode Garraway
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Internal Medicine
Kayode Garraway
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kayode Garraway's particular interests include gastroenterology, hepatology, endocrinopathies, nephrology including cystoscopy, and immune-mediated diseases.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Internship, Small Animal Internal Medicine & Critical Care, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston TX
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Clinical Rotation, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Florida, Gainesville
Dr. Garraway enjoys soccer, football, camping and hiking.
Dr. Stephanie Garrity is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Stephanie Garrity
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Stephanie Garrity
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Stephanie Garrity particularly enjoys treating toxicity cases, finding it gratifying to send home a patient who came in with a life-threatening condition.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, MedVet Medical and Cancer Center for Pets, New Orleans LA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Some of Dr. Garrity's favorite pastimes include hiking, cooking and attending live music shows. She also plays adult kickball. Chewy is her black mouth cur mix, and Milo is her boxer mix.
Illustration of a silhouette of a figure with a stethoscope draped around their neck.
Michelle Gates
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Michelle Gates
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Michelle Gates enjoys the fast pace and variety of cases that present through the emergency service.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center, Albuquerque NM
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal and Veterinary Science, Clemson University, SC
Dr. Gates has two sibling cats, Jack and Bailey, and a cattle dog mix named Rio. Other favorite pastimes include exploring beaches, Mariners games and visiting the many Seattle and Pacific Northwest breweries.
Dr. Akiko Koshino is an oncology veterinarian at BluePearl Pet Hospital.
Akiko Koshino
BVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Akiko Koshino
BVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
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Dr. Akiko Koshino is skilled in all aspects of oncology. Her particular clinical interests include management of lymphoma and mast cell tumors as well as palliative and hospice care.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Internship, Oncology, Western Veterinary Specialist & Emergency Center, Calgary, Canada
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Koshino enjoys time with her husband, daughter, dog, two cats and a tortoise.
Dr. Rachel L'Heureux is an emergency medicine veterinarian. She is holding a large brown and white dog.
Rachel L'Heureux
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Rachel L'Heureux
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Rachel L’Heureux enjoys treating conditions such as urethral obstructions, chocolate toxicity and rodenticide toxicity because they can have fast and rewarding recoveries. She also finds rewarding treating pyometras and performing complicated wound repairs and foreign body removals.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Affiliated Animal Care, Virginia Beach VA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth
Dr. L’Heureux enjoys snowboarding, running, cooking and going on adventures with her dog, Pistol Pete, a beagle/shorthair pointer cross.
Dr. Maura Lazzarotto is a veterinarian in our dentistry and oral surgery service.
Maura Lazzarotto
DVM, DAVDC
Dentistry & Oral Surgery
Maura Lazzarotto
DVM, DAVDC
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Dentistry & Oral Surgery
Dentistry & Oral Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Maura Lazzarotto came to us from general practice in Canada and Australia, focusing her last few years there on advanced dentistry and oral surgery. She particularly enjoys treating root canals, orthodontics, and jaw fracture repairs.
  • Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College
  • Residency, Dentistry & Oral Surgery, Seattle Veterinary Specialists, WA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western College, Saskatoon, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
A world traveler, Dr. Lazzarotto lived for two years in India and has traveled throughout Africa. Some of her favorite pastimes include scuba diving, open water competitive swimming, hiking, running, and salsa dancing. Agnes is her French bulldog, and Ryder is her cat.
Dr. Karen Lin is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Karen Lin
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Karen Lin
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology & Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dr. Kathleen Wirth is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Kathleen Wirth
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Kathleen Wirth
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Before veterinary school, Dr. Kate Wirth was in a toxicology graduate program studying the effects of food pesticides on colonial water bird populations, but soon realized she was more interested in medicine than epidemiology and population studies. Her clinical interests include endocrine disorders, immune-mediated emergencies and traumatic wounds.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, Medford MA
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, College of Wooster, OH
Dr. Wirth enjoys running, skiing, boating, hiking, reading and cooking. She and her husband have two children, and their home includes many pets: German shepherd Lucy, cats Gus and Benny, and a variety of fish and invertebrates.