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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. Katherine Bibi is a veterinarian in our neurology service.
Katherine Bibi
DVM
Neurology
Katherine Bibi
DVM
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.
  • 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
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. John Buikema is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
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. 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.
A smiling veterinarian has long black hair and white doctor's coat on.
Amarpreet Deol
DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Amarpreet Deol
DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Servicing Locations
Dr. Amarpreet Deol is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. Her particular clinical interests include exotic animal cases and ophthalmology.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona CA
  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California, Davis
Dr. Deol’s hobbies include reading, hiking and spending time with family and friends. She has a Chihuahua mix, Yorkshire terrier and a parakeet.
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. Shawna Fujita is a veterinary in our surgery service.
Shawna Fujita
DVM
Surgery
Shawna Fujita
DVM
Specialty Intern
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Shawna Fujita is an intern in our surgery service. She is very interested in orthopedic and minimally invasive surgery.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis
Away from work, Dr. Fujita enjoys hiking and spending time with family. She has three dogs.
Smiling veterinarian wears white doctor's coat and plaid shirt.
Kyle Granger, Jr.
MS, DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Kyle Granger, Jr.
MS, DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kyle L. Granger Jr. is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. He finds veterinary medicine especially gratifying and enjoys managing emergency and trauma cases.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Master of Science, Animal Sciences: Immunophysiology & Behavior Concentration, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Science, Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Granger loves dancing, singing in the shower, working out and helping his community. After a long day, he enjoys winding down with TV and his dog Gracie Mae.
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
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)
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.
Smiling blond veterinarian wears doctor's coat.
Dakotah Kidd
DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Dakotah Kidd
DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Servicing Locations
Dr. Dakotah Kidd is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. She is especially interested in emergency and critical care medicine.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Washington, Seattle
Dr. Kidd’s hobbies include hiking and dancing. She has a border collie named Alfie that she enjoys running with.
Dr. Ryan Leal is a small animal surgical intern. He is kneeling next to a brown dog.
Ryan Leal
JD, VMD
Surgery
Ryan Leal
JD, VMD
Specialty Intern
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Ryan Leal is a surgical intern. He enjoys minimally invasive approaches to surgery and treating emergency trauma cases and orthopedic cases. He is also a licensed attorney.

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital, Denver CO
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Juris Doctor, DePaul University, Chicago IL
  • Bachelor of Arts, Colgate University, Madison County NY
Dr. Leal enjoys traveling, outdoor activities and exploring new cities with his significant other. He has a tabby cat named RJ.
Dr. Ken Linde is a resident in our surgery service.
Ken Linde
DVM
Surgery
Ken Linde
DVM
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.
  • 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.
Smiling blond veterinarian wears white doctor's coat.
Olga Maderich
DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Olga Maderich
DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Servicing Locations
Dr. Olga Maderich is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. Her clinical interests include neurology and neurosurgery, as well as canine sports medicine, orthopedics and animal behavior.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Bachelor of Science, Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, University of California, Davis
Dr. Maderich is a professional pet photographer and competes in dog shows with her Great Danes.
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. Sarah Pope is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Sarah Pope
DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Sarah Pope
DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Servicing Locations
Dr. Sarah Pope is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. She has experience with procedures including thoracostomy tube placement, thoracocentesis, abdominocentesis, minor wound repair, unblocking feline urethral obstructions and venous cut-downs.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University, Corvallis
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Willamette University, Salem, OR
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.
Dr. Masami Seplow is a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner.
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
Emergency Medicine
Lauren Sprague
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Lauren Sprague finds the fast-paced world of emergency medicine rewarding. Her clinical interests include treating trauma patients and those in shock.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Seattle Veterinary Specialists BluePearl, Kirkland WA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dr. Sprague enjoys exploring the nearby state and national parks, traveling, photography, reading and cooking. She has one cat named Cas.
Dr. Julia Stoka-Hanley is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
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.
Smiling veterinarian has hair in a long braid.
Mélodie Tardif-Faessel
BVM&S
Associate Veterinarian
Mélodie Tardif-Faessel
BVM&S
Associate Veterinarian
Servicing Locations
Dr. Mélodie Tardif-Faessel is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. Her clinical interests include emergency & critical care, internal medicine and dermatology.
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, Royal (Dick) Veterinary College, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Biology, University of Guelph, Canada
Dr. Tardif-Faessel’s interests and hobbies include baking, horseback riding and hiking. She loves golden retrievers and has two, Molly and Cody.

Dr. Nicole Tey is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Nicole Tey
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Nicole Tey
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Nicole Tey is a dedicated emergency clinician. Her particular interests include wound management, cardiac disease and endocrine disorders.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Seattle Veterinary Specialists-BluePearl, Kirkland WA
  • 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, two cats and two ferrets.
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.