Our Veterinarians

Dr. Jenna Arnaiz is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Jenna Arnaiz
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Jenna Arnaiz
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jenna Arnaiz is particularly interested in managing seizures in crisis, and stabilizing shock and cardiology emergencies.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman
Dr. Arnaiz enjoys watching kids' sports, running and cross-training. She’s also a fan of the Seattle Seahawks and Mariners. Lola is the family’s basset hound mix.
Dr. Kelly Blackstock is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine.
Kelly Blackstock
MS, DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Kelly Blackstock
MS, DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kelly Blackstock’s special interests are ventilation and coagulation medicine, specifically fibrinolysis associated with trauma.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency and Critical Care, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Intern, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Master of Science, Physiological Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson
  • Bachelor of Science, Physiological Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson
Dr. Blackstock's favorite pastimes include triathlons, rock climbing, learning the cello, and being lazy on the beach. She has two dogs: Jack Russell-Chihuahua mix Gideon, and Shiba Inu Bruce.
Photo coming soon.
John Buikema
DVM
Emergency Medicine
John Buikema
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. John Buikema went back to college and veterinary school after serving four years in the U.S. Marine Corps. His particular interests include wound repair, endocrine emergencies and cardiac emergencies.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Auburn University, AL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Houston, TX
Dr. Buikema’s favorite pastimes include hiking, mountain biking and motorcycling. He and his wife have an tabby cat named Attila.
Dr. Alaina Carr is board certified in veterinary radiology.
Alaina Carr
DVM, DACVR
Diagnostic Imaging
Alaina Carr
DVM, DACVR
Board Certified in Veterinary Radiology
Diagnostic Imaging
Servicing Locations
Dr. Alaina Carr’s particular clinical interests include working with and diagnosing patients with hepatobiliary and urinary tract disorders, such as portosystemic shunts and feline ureterolithiasis.
  • 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. Esther Choi is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Esther Choi
MS, DVM
Intern
Esther Choi
MS, DVM
Intern
Servicing Locations
Dr. Esther Choi is a small animal medicine and surgery intern with a special interest in dentistry.
  • Clinical Rotation, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Master of Science, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Dr. Choi loves the ocean and aquatic animals. She has a Labrador mix who also appreciates the ocean.
Dr. Kevin Choy is board certified in veterinary oncology.
Kevin Choy
BVSc, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Kevin Choy
BVSc, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Choy's professional interests include lymphoma, transitional cell carcinoma, localized tumor treatment with electrochemotherapy and translational cancer research through cooperative clinical trials and research projects with both local and national institutions including the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to improve patient care in both animals and their owners. He has co-authored studies and book chapters in feline lymphoma and mammary tumors.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Science, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Residency, Small Animal Medical Oncology, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Oregon State University, Corvallis
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honors), University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Bachelor of Science (Honors), Animal Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Married with two children, Dr. Choy's favorite pastimes include nature and wildlife photography, RV and international travel, vegetable gardening, cooking, tennis and cycling. The family has three cats, Kiwi, Smokey and Bobo, as well as a large assortment of fish, shrimp, snails and aquatic life in their aquariums.
Dr. Hagan Dooley is an intern in our surgery service. He is in the snow with his dog around his shoulders.
Hagan Dooley
DVM
Surgery
Hagan Dooley
DVM
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Hagan Dooley is an intern in our surgery service. He enjoys fracture fixation and other orthopedic procedures, as well as soft tissue surgeries, especially when able to utilize minimally invasive techniques.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Seattle Veterinary Specialty Center, Lynwood WA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Vermont, Burlington
An avid rugby player for nine years, Dr. Dooley hung up his boots for the demanding schedule of veterinary medicine. He loves snowboarding, cooking, and trying the variety of foods that Seattle offers. He has two dogs, shepherd-hound mix Fletcher, and labradoodle, Louie.
Dr. Mark Engen is board certified in veterinary surgery.
Mark Engen
DVM, DACVS
Surgery
Mark Engen
DVM, DACVS
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Mark Engen has been a practicing surgeon for many years and owned his own surgery practice for almost forty years. Skilled in all aspects of surgery, his particular interests include orthopedics, sports medicine, total hip replacement, regenerative medicine and minimally invasive surgery.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Residency, Surgery, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Rowley Memorial Animal Hospital, MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Bachelor, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
Dr. Engen enjoys outdoor activities, especially fishing and skiing. He is married with two adult children. The family pets include a German short-haired pointed, Shiba Inu and two ragdoll cats.
Dr. Franci Forman is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Franci Forman
DVM
Intern
Franci Forman
DVM
Intern
Servicing Locations
Dr. Franci Forman is a small animal medicine and surgery intern with a special interest in emergency and critical care medicine.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University, Corvallis
  • Bachelor of Arts, Government, St. Lawrence University, Canton NY
Dr. Forman enjoys hiking, standup paddle boarding, camping, gardening and road trips to explore new parts of the Pacific Northwest. The favorite part of her day is going home to her husband and two crazy lab mix dogs, Shorty and Derby.
Dr. Alison Herendeen is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Alison Herendeen
DVM
Intern
Alison Herendeen
DVM
Intern
Servicing Locations
Dr. Alison Herendeen is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. Her particular clinical interests include oncology, neurology and emergency medicine.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Dr. Herendeen enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and swimming. Other favorite pastimes include cooking, reading, board games and trivia nights. She has a tabby cat named Minnie.
Dr. Alice Huang is board certified in small animal internal medicine.
Alice Huang
VMD, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)
Internal Medicine
Alice Huang
VMD, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
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Dr. Alice Huang worked as a visiting assistant professor of small animal internal medicine at Purdue University conducting research on hematology, particularly platelet disorders, which she is still particularly interested in, as well as immune-mediated disorders and urinary disorders. While she offers mostly non-invasive procedures, she does enjoy performing endoscopy, including cystoscopy and bronchoscopy.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Internship, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Animal Specialty Group, Los Angeles CA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Garden State Veterinary Specialists, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology and Anthropology-Zoology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Dr. Huang loves throwing pottery (on a potter’s wheel, of course.) Other favorite pastimes include cooking, being outdoors and spending time with her husband. Clementine Pennyfeather is the family’s Siamese mix who experienced head trauma prior to adoption and now has a left leg that doesn’t quite do what she wants it to.
Dr. Francis Hurrell is board certified in small animal internal medicine.
Francis Hurrell
BVSc, DACVIM (SAIM)
Internal Medicine
Francis Hurrell
BVSc, DACVIM (SAIM)
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Frances Hurrell enjoys all types of procedures, especially arthrocentesis and endoscopy. Her favorite conditions to treat include immune disease, gastrointestinal disease (including esophageal disorders), and renal disease (especially acute renal failure management).
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • Residency, Small Animal internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, Massey University, New Zealand
Originally from New Zealand, Dr. Hurrell loves traveling back to visit, and to other places around the world. She also enjoys reading, watching movies, playing tennis and snow skiing.
Dr. Rachel Kakas is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Rachel Kakas
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Rachel Kakas
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Rachel Kakas' favorite cases involve severely ill patients who have the opportunity to recover.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Seattle Veterinary Specialists, WA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA
A fan of outdoor activities, Dr. Kakas enjoys running, hiking and biking. Her indoor pastimes include reading, baking and enjoying tea.
Dr. Ken Linde is a resident in our surgery service.
Ken Linde
DVM
Surgery
Ken Linde
DVM
Resident
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Prior to joining us, Dr. Ken Linda co-owned a mixed animal veterinary practice in British Columbia for 23 years. He is currently a resident in our surgery service. Dr. Linde’s particular interests include adrenalectomy, cholecystectomy, liver lobectomy and intrathoracic surgery, especially if these can be done minimally invasively. Because surgical stabilization is often necessary to return function to a limb, he finds fracture repairs, especially intra-articular, very satisfying.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Seattle Veterinary Specialists, Kirkland WA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
When the wind is blowing hard, Ken loves the thrill of kiteboarding or windsurfing white-capped waters. He also likes working on vintage cars and motorcycles. His family includes a wife and five children, and a German short-haired pointer named Gunnar.
Dr. Mikaela Mueller is board certified in veterinary cardiology.
Mikaela Mueller
DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Cardiology
Mikaela Mueller
DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Cardiology
Cardiology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Mikaela Mueller’s clinical interests include complex congenital heart disease and the management of acquired cardiac disease and congestive heart failure.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
  • Residency, Cardiology, University of California, Davis
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Advanced Veterinary Care Center, Lawndale CA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA Bachelor of Science, Zoology, Miami University, Oxford OH
Dr. Mueller enjoys tango dancing, being outdoors and riding her Friesian horse Ollivander, aka Roel. She has a beagle-boxer mix named Brandy, and a cat named Nigel.
Dr. Becca Noel is an intern in our surgery service. She is holding her border collie in her arms, and her redbone coonhound is lying next to her.
Becca Noel
MS, DVM
Surgery
Becca Noel
MS, DVM
Intern
Surgery
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Dr. Rebecca Noel is an intern in our surgery service. Her clinical interests include fracture repair, sports medicine, trauma and wound management, and surgical oncology.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Franklin TN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Master of Science, Biomolecular Sciences, Lipscomb University, Nashville TN
  • Bachelor of Science, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University, New Orleans LA
Dr. Noel’s favorite pastimes include running, mountain biking, woodworking and reading. Her pets include border collie Bella, redbone coonhound Leon, and cats Peyton, Nerlens and Olive.
Dr. Hannah Poole is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Hannah Poole
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Hannah Poole
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Hannah Poole particularly enjoys treating sepsis, trauma and coagulation disorders.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Seattle Veterinary Specialists-BluePearl, Kirkland WA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville
Dr. Poole travels at every opportunity. She also likes hiking and exploring Seattle with her retired racing greyhound Braleigh.
Dr. Mona Qahwash is board certified in veterinary neurology.
Mona Qahwash
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Neurology
Mona Qahwash
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology
Neurology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Mona Qahwash enjoys all aspects of neurology.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
  • Residency, Neurology & Neurosurgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Internship, Small Animal Neurology, Georgia Veterinary Specialists, Atlanta
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology, Masai Mara, Kenya
Dr. Amanda Radek is an emergency medicine veterinarian. She is with her dog.
Amanda Radek
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Amanda Radek enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine, especially anything having to do with the heart.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Seattle Veterinary Specialists-BluePearl, WA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies, University of Iowa, Iowa City
Dr. Radek loves exploring the mountains and outdoors with her dog Chi.
Dr. Alexandra Reist is a resident in our surgery service.
Alexandra Reist
DVM
Surgery
Alexandra Reist
DVM
Resident
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Alexandra Reist is a surgery resident with a special interest in surgical oncology and orthopedics.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Seattle Veterinary Specialists, WA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Dr. Reist enjoys traveling, camping, skiing, and hiking with her dog, Pavlov.
Dr. Jennifer Rubinstein is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Jennifer Rubinstein
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Jennifer Rubinstein
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jennifer Rubinstein has worked exclusively in emergency medicine and has an affinity for geriatric herding dogs.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Emergency Center, Glendale WI
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Bachelor of Arts, Marketing and Finance, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dr. Rubinstein is fond of doing just about anything outdoors, especially horseback riding, skiing and hiking. She and her husband have three children, four dogs, five chickens and a horse.
Photo coming soon.
Masami Seplow
DVM, CVA, CVCH, CVFT, CCRP
Acupuncture, Rehabilitation
Masami Seplow
DVM, CVA, CVCH, CVFT, CCRP
Acupuncture, Rehabilitation
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Dr. Masami Seplow has been practicing acupuncture and Chinese herbs for many years and finds it gratifying to see joint and post-surgical pain alleviated using this treatment in her patients. With rehabilitation, she is able to see improved quality of life in her geriatric patients suffering from arthritis, weak hind limbs and muscle wasting, as well as patients with a variety of post-surgical issues.
  • Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist, Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, Reddick FL
  • Certified Veterinary Food Therapist, Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, Reddick FL
  • Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture, Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, Reddick FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya, Japan
Dr. Seplow admits to being a crazy Chihuahua lady and currently has four who she adopted from rescue organizations or the streets of Los Angeles.
Dr. Jennifer Spooner is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Jennifer Spooner
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Jennifer Spooner
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
A fan of the fast pace of emergency medicine, Dr. Jennifer Spooner’s favorite emergencies to treat include polytrauma, sepsis, and endocrine and cardiovascular emergencies.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, New England Animal Medical Center, West Bridgewater MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis
Some of Dr. Spooner’s favorite pastimes include hiking, skiing, cooking, traveling and going to baseball games.
Dr. Lauren Sprague is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Lauren Sprague
DVM
Intern
Lauren Sprague
DVM
Intern
Servicing Locations
Dr. Lauren Sprague is a small animal medicine and surgery intern with a special interest in cardiology.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Some of Dr. Sprague’s favorite pastimes include hiking, cooking, reading and board games. Her cat’s name is Cas.
Dr. Allison Stilin is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Allison Stilin
DVM
Intern
Allison Stilin
DVM
Intern
Servicing Locations
Dr. Allison Stilin is a small animal medicine and surgery intern with interests in cardiology, neurology and emergency medicine.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Dr. Stilin’s hobbies include swing dancing and hiking. She has two very spoiled rabbits at home.
Photo coming soon.
Julie Stoka-Hanley
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Julie Stoka-Hanley
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Julie Stoka-Hanley enjoys seeing all types of cases but particularly likes treating trauma cases.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital, Akron OH
  • Doctor Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Loyola University, Chicago IL
Some of Dr. Stoka-Hanley’s favorite pastimes include hiking, tennis and baking. She has a pit bull mix named Rowena and a lab mix named Mordecai.
Dr. Nicole Tey is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Nicole Tey
DVM
Intern
Nicole Tey
DVM
Intern
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Dr. Nicole Tey is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. Her particular interests include wound management, cardiac disease and endocrine disorders.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Bachelor of Science, Organismal Biology, Portland State University, OR
  • Bachelor of Arts, Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Some of Dr. Tey’s favorite pastimes include bouldering, board games and knitting. She has a dog named Cora and two cats, Dog and Giraffe.
Dr. Kent Vince is board certified in small animal surgery.
Kent Vince
DVM, MSpVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Kent Vince
DVM, MSpVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kent Vince joined our team after spending 12 years of service as a Veterinary Corps Officer in the United States Army. His clinical interests include orthopedic surgery and treating traumatic injuries in dogs. He has presented at numerous national and international veterinary meetings and won research awards from both the Veterinary Orthopedic Society and American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Master of Specialized Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Surgery, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Internship, Equine Ambulatory Medicine, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Lexington KY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing
An avid world traveler, food lover, mountain biker and skier, Dr. Vince enjoys time with his wife, daughter and three dogs. The family enjoys the Pacific Northwest and all of the cultural and outdoor activities it has to offer.
Dr. Courtney Wright is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Courtney Wright
DVM
Intern
Courtney Wright
DVM
Intern
Servicing Locations
Dr. Courtney Wright is a small animal medicine and surgery intern with a particular interest in internal medicine, especially Addison’s disease.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science, Biopsychology, Cognition & Neuroscience, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Dr. Wright was a ballerina for 18 years. Every year she backpacks a new state or national park. She also likes crafting, sewing and knitting. Professor Plum is her cat.
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