Dr. Bethany DeVilbiss loves surgery and enjoys all types of neurosurgery. 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, Emergency & Critical Care and 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 snowboarding. She and her husband have four dogs – terrier Ava, shetland sheepdog Juneau, border collie Gibbs, and Chihuahua Pozzi; two goats – Dolly and Holly; chickens and ducks; Billy Bob the ball python; and Vulcan the bearded dragon.
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. 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 came to us from general practice in Canada and Australia, focusing the last few years on advanced dentistry and oral surgery. She is a resident in our dentistry service and particularly enjoys treating root canals, orthodontics and jaw fracture repairs.
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.
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.