Our Veterinarians

Dr. Jenna Arnaiz is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Jenna Arnaiz
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Jenna Arnaiz
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
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. Katherine Bibi is a veterinarian in our neurology service.
Katherine Bibi
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Neurology
Katherine Bibi
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology
Neurology
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.
Illustration of a silhouette of a figure with a stethoscope draped around their neck.
Maria Brandifino
DVM
Critical Care
Maria Brandifino
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Maria Brandifino is especially interested in transfusion medicine, treating trauma, resuscitation and coagulation.
  • Residency, Emergency and 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. John Buikema is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
John Buikema
DVM
Emergency Medicine
John Buikema
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
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
BluePearl Veterinarian
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. 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 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)
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. Ken Linde is a resident in our surgery service.
Ken Linde
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Ken Linde
DVM, DACVS-SA
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Ken Linde co-owned a mixed animal veterinary practice in British Columbia for 23 years, where he focused on small animal surgeries and dairy medicine. He decided to pursue advanced training in surgery because he feels the field provides him the opportunity to make an even more positive and often immediate difference in the well-being of an animal. His clinical interests include minimally invasive procedures, hepatobiliary surgery, adrenalectomy, intrathoracic surgeries and fracture repair.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Seattle Veterinary Specialists, Kirkland WA
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Seattle Veterinary Specialists, Kirkland WA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
Married with five grown children, Dr. Linde is now raising a German short-haired pointer. His other hobbies include windsurfing, kiteboarding and vintage motorcycles.
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. Alexandra Reist is a resident in our surgery service.
Alexandra Reist
DVM
Surgery
Alexandra Reist
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
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
BluePearl Veterinarian
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.
Dr. Jennifer Spooner is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Jennifer Spooner
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Jennifer Spooner
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
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. Julia Stoka-Hanley is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Julie Stoka-Hanley
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Julie Stoka-Hanley
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
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. 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 and 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.
Dr. Danielle Wassink is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Danielle Wassink
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Danielle Wassink
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Wassink enjoys the daily challenges of emergency medicine and has a special interest in pain management.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman