Our vets.

Alaina Carr

DVM, DACVR
Board Certified in Veterinary Radiology

Diagnostic Imaging

On The Job

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.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

Dr. Carr is married and has two dogs. She enjoys landscape photography and riding competitive upper level dressage.

Melody Cerra

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Melody Cerra particularly enjoys treating trauma, shock, heat stroke, Addisonian crisis and sepsis.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

Dr. Cerra enjoys hiking, mountain biking and skiing. She also likes traveling and adventures with her pit bull mix Quinn.

Bethany DeVilbiss

DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology

Neurology
Neurosurgery

On The Job

Dr. Bethany DeVilbiss loves surgery and enjoys all types of neurosurgery. Her other clinical interests include seizures and neuro-oncology.

Education

  • Certificate of Neurosurgery Training, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • 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

Off Duty

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.

Kayode Garraway

DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Kayode Garraway’s particular interests include gastroenterology, hepatology, endocrinopathies, nephrology including cystoscopy, and immune-mediated diseases.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

Dr. Garraway enjoys soccer, football, camping and hiking.

Akiko Koshino

BVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology

Oncology

On The Job

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.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

Dr. Koshino enjoys time with her husband, daughter, dog, two cats and a tortoise.

Publications & Articles

Rachel L'Heureux

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

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.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

Dr. L’Heureux enjoys snowboarding, running, cooking and going on adventures with her dog, Pistol Pete, a beagle/shorthair pointer cross.

Maura Lazzarotto

DVM, DAVDC
Board Certified in Veterinary Dentistry & Oral Surgery

Dentistry & Oral Surgery

On The Job

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.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

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.

Karen Lin

DVM

Emergency Medicine

Education

  • 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

Kathleen Wirth

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

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.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

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.