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Our Veterinarians

Dr. Katherine Bibi is a veterinarian in our neurology service.
Katherine Bibi
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Neurology, Neurosurgery
Katherine Bibi
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology
Neurology, Neurosurgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Katherine Bibi enjoys all aspects of neurology and neurosurgery. From a clinical perspective, she is passionate about spinal surgery because of the difference it can make in the daily lives of her patients and their families. From an academic perspective, she values the process of neurolocalization and predicting how clinical observations correlate to imaging and surgical findings.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
  • Residency, Neurology & Neurosurgery, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Fellowship, Comparative Neurology, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Dr. Bibi is a trained dancer, and she continues to take classes and develop choreography. She also enjoys barre, yoga, traveling and staying active outdoors.
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
BluePearl Veterinarian
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.
Dr. Maria Brandifino is a clinician in our critical care service.
Maria Brandifino
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Maria Brandifino
DVM, DACVECC
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Maria Brandifino is especially interested in transfusion medicine, treating trauma, resuscitation and coagulation.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Villanova University, Pennsylvania
Dr. Brandifino enjoys cooking, watching all kinds of sports, spending time outdoors, hiking and traveling with her boyfriend and their boxer mix, Atticus.
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. Kevin Choy is board certified in veterinary oncology.
Kevin Choy
BVSc, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Kevin Choy
BVSc, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
BluePearl Veterinarian
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. Mark Engen is board certified in veterinary surgery.
Mark Engen
DVM, DACVS
Surgery
Mark Engen
DVM, DACVS
BluePearl Veterinarian
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. Shawna Fujita is a resident in our surgical service.
Shawna Fujita
DVM
Surgery
Shawna Fujita
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Resident
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Shawna Fujita is a resident in our surgical service. She finds minimally invasive procedures and fracture repairs the most gratifying to perform.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Kirkland, WA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Seattle Veterinary Specialists, Kirkland, WA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis
Dr. Fujita enjoys hiking, playing sports and spending time with family. She has three dogs, a French bulldog, a boxer and a Maltese mix.
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)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Alice Huang taught students and conducted research in hematology as a visiting assistant professor of small animal internal medicine at Purdue University. Her special interests include platelet disorders, immune-mediated disorders and endocrine disorders. She enjoys using minimally invasive techniques to diagnose disease, especially arthrocentesis, 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.
Frances Hurrell
BVSc, DACVIM (SAIM)
Internal Medicine
Frances Hurrell
BVSc, DACVIM (SAIM)
BluePearl Veterinarian
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. Kameyama is a clinician in our emergency medicine service.
Kento Kameyama
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Kento Kameyama
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kento Kameyama is particularly interested in respiratory cases and finds great satisfaction in sending patients home safely after they’ve recovered.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Animal Specialty Group, San Diego, CA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of California, Irvine
Dr. Kameyama has two pets: Koda, a German shepherd/Bernese mountain dog mix, and Jack, a domestic shorthair cat. His hobbies include hiking into mountains (which he doesn’t recommend), cycling (he can’t decide between road or gravel), finding new musical artists to enjoy, downing iced coffee, and day napping with his pets.
Dr. Ali Majer is a clinician in our surgery service.
Alexandra Majer
DVM
Surgery
Alexandra Majer
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Ali Majer is an intern in our surgery service. She is especially passionate about surgical oncology and thoracic surgery.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Mississauga Oakville Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital, Ontario, Canada
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University, Corvallis
  • Bachelor of Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis
Dr. Majer has a dog named Dexter and she loves to horseback ride and travel.
Dr. Nathan Nee is a clinician in our Emergency Medicine service.
Nathan Nee
DVM, MBA
Emergency Medicine
Nathan Nee
DVM, MBA
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Nathan Nee is especially interested in soft tissue surgery, critical care and polytrauma cases.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Pet Emergency & Specialty Center, La Mesa, CA
  • Master of Business Administration, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Postbaccalaureate, Health Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, University of Chicago, IL
Dr. Nee enjoys backpacking, trail running, photography, bicycling, baking, sour beer and reading in his hammock. His dog, Turkey, is a shelter dog with one goal: to kiss all the human faces of the world. She loves hiking and listening to marmots chirp at her.
Dr. Amanda Radek is an emergency medicine veterinarian. She is with her dog.
Amanda Radek
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Amanda Radek
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
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. Danielle Sigua is an intern in our surgery service.
Danielle Sigua
BVM&S
Surgery
Danielle Sigua
BVM&S
BluePearl Veterinarian
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Danielle Sigua is an intern in our surgery service. She is particularly interested in critical care surgery, soft tissue surgery, and minimally invasive procedures.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Ironhorse VetCare Emergency & Specialty Center, Dublin, CA
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Sigua enjoys traveling, hiking, dancing, and musical theater.
Dr. Taylor Stephens is a clinician in our emergency medicine service.
Taylor Stephens
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Taylor Stephens
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Taylor Stephens finds acute abdomen, sepsis, polytrauma and endocrine emergencies the most gratifying to treat.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle, Lynnwood, WA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Dr. Stephens enjoys cooking, skiing, traveling and spending time with his tripod golden retriever, Friday.
Dr. Kent Vince is board certified in small animal surgery.
Kent Vince
DVM, MSpVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Kent Vince
DVM, MSpVM, DACVS-SA
BluePearl Veterinarian
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. Jennifer Waldrop is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine. She is holding a dog in her arms.
Jennifer Waldrop
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Jennifer Waldrop
DVM, DACVECC
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Waldrop’s interests are varied and include hypoadrenal disorders, pediatrics, and metabolic emergencies. She enjoys teaching and lectures at national conferences.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group, Ventura, CA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Bachelor of Arts, Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania
Dr. Waldrop’s household includes her husband, two children, rescued terrier/cattle dog mix Leo, two guinea pigs, and senior cat Moe. She is an avid sports fan and runner and enjoys outdoor adventures.