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Our Veterinarians

Dr. Drew Allison is a clinician in our emergency medicine service.
Andrew Allison
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Andrew Allison
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Andrew Allison’s particular interests include emergency surgery and initial treatment/stabilization of internal medicine cases, particularly immune-mediated disease and diabetic ketoacidosis.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Seattle Veterinary Specialists, WA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Iowa State University, Ames
Dr. Allison enjoys playing soccer, mountain biking, skiing, standup paddle boarding, kayaking, and travel. He also likes taking his two pit bull mixes, Leo and Lilah, and Doberman Trice, camping, hiking, and running.
Dr. Megan Breit is board certified in veterinary oncology. She I holding a cat in her arms.
Megan Breit
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Megan Breit
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Megan Breit’s top priorities are the quality of life of her patients and ensuring their comfort. She is also passionate about diagnosing as well as treating cancer with traditional therapies such as chemotherapy and exploring new and better cancer therapies. While earning her master’s degree, she did research on a new therapy for canine melanoma.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, The Ohio State University, Columbus Master of Science, Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Internship, Medical Oncology, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Hospital Specialty Center, Highlands Ranch CO
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience, Washington State University, Pullman
Dr. Kristen Davignon is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Kristen Davignon
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Kristen Davignon
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kristen Davignon was always encouraged to follow her passion. After volunteering with her family veterinarian, she knew her two passions were medicine and animals. She finds the variety of cases she encounters in emergency medicine exciting and challenging and loves being there for the pets and their families.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma WA
Away from the hospital, Dr. Davignon enjoys running, riding her horse Floid, fostering dogs and traveling to other countries.
Dr. Lauren Devine is board certified in small animal internal medicine. She is holding a long-haired cat in her arms.
Lauren Devine
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Internal Medicine
Lauren Devine
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Lauren Devine has a passion for managing complicated medical cases and connecting with her patients and clients to help guide them through the process of treatment. She enjoys endoscopy and managing all types of conditions, especially immune-mediated diseases, gastrointestinal diseases and urinary disorders. She is trained in performing ectopic ureteral laser ablation therapy and laser lithotripsy.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Bachelor of Science, Agribusiness, Arizona State University, Mesa
Dr. Devine's favorite pastime is reading. She also loves to travel and hike with her dogs, Scout and Halley. Dragon, Wolf and Yossarian are her three cats.
Dr. Mitchell is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine. He is holding a black and white cat in his arms.
Mitchell Fults
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Mitchell Fults
DVM, DACVECC
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Mitchell Fults' clinical interests include shock resuscitation, sepsis, pain management and trauma.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, Portland OR
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, California Veterinary Specialists, Pomona
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western University, Pomona CA
Dr. Fults likes cooking, building furniture and drinking beer. He and his wife have a terrier mix named Rogue, a cat named Sophie, and three turtles that live in an outside pond.
Dr. Diana Jooste is an emergency medicine clinician. She has her arm around a black and grey dog.
Diana Jooste
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Diana Jooste
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Diana Jooste worked with both large and small animals in Colombia and Brazil before practicing in the U.S. Her particular clinical interests include anesthesia and treating toxicity and wound cases.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, La Salle University, Bogotá, Columbia
Dr. Jooste loves running and hiking with her Australian cattle dog Jaks. She also likes to learn new languages, and in addition to English, she is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Dr. Samantha Lawton is a clinician in our emergency medicine service.
Samantha Lawton
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Samantha Lawton
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Samantha Lawton is passionate about connecting with clients during stressful situations and helping them care for their pets. She is especially interested in treating toxicity and trauma cases.
  • Internship, Large Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology, Global Health, University of Toronto, ON
Dr. Lawton enjoys hiking, camping, mountain biking and occasionally river rafting with her partner and two dogs: Rowan and Ginny. She also enjoys eating and drinking around the world.
Dr. Casie Lee is a clinician in our Emergency Medicine service.
Casie Lee
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Casie Lee
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Casie Lee is particularly interested in surgery, emergency and critical care medicine, shelter and disaster medicine and exotic and small ruminant animal care.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Pet Emergency & Specialty Center, La Mesa, CA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Bachelor of Science, Molecular Environmental Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Ken Linde is a veterinarian in the surgery service at BluePearl Pet Hospital.
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. Courtney McGinness is a clinician in our emergency medicine service.
Courtney McGinness
DVM, MPH
Emergency Medicine
Courtney McGinness
DVM, MPH
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Courtney McGinness is passionate about connecting with clients in stressful situations and providing the best care for their loved ones. She is particularly interested in the workup and treatment of endocrine emergencies and toxicities.
  • Master of Public Health, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology and Biotechnology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA
  • Bachelor of Arts, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA
Dr. McGinness enjoys hiking, camping, biking and spending time with her partner and her sassy husky dog.
Dr. Susan Mehain is a veterinarian in our internal medicine service. She is holding a brown dog.
Susan Mehain
DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)
Internal Medicine
Susan Mehain
DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Susan Mehain’s special interests include immune-mediated conditions, gastrointestinal (GI) disease and endocrinopathies, which refers to disease that affects the endocrine system. She enjoys performing endoscopic procedures to examine the upper and lower GI tract.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Science, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Internship, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, Applied Biology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
In her spare time, Dr. Mehain likes outdoor activities such as hiking, boating and skiing. She has a mixed-breed dog named Sandy and a miniature poodle named Magic.
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. Gabriel Ng is a doctor in our emergency service. She is holding a dog on her lap.
Gabriel Ng
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Gabriel Ng
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Gabriel Ng loves all aspects of emergency medicine especially surgeries.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, East Bay Veterinary Specialists and Emergency, Walnut Creek CA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of California, Irvine
Dr. Ng and her husband love climbing, hiking, yoga, eating and traveling. They have four furry family members: Korra, Kala, Macklemore and Tuna.
Dr. Hannah Poole is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Hannah Poole
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Hannah Poole
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
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. Alexandra Reist is a resident in our surgery service.
Alexandra Reist
DVM
Surgery
Alexandra Reist
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Alexandra Reist enjoys surgery because it allows her to have a hands-on opportunity to improve animals’ lives. Her clinical interests include thoracic surgery, laparoscopy, hepatobiliary surgery, wound management, subcutaneous ureteral bypass (SUBs) and a variety of oncologic procedures.
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Seattle Veterinary Specialists, Kirkland, WA
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Seattle Veterinary Specialists, Kirkland, WA
  • Internship, Oncology, BluePearl Seattle Veterinary Specialists, Kirkland, WA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Seattle Veterinary Specialists, Kirkland, WA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Findlay, OH
Dr. Reist enjoys traveling, camping, skiing, and hiking with her dog, Pavlov.

Technicians (VTS)

Shannan Hunter is a certified veterinary technician with specialty certification in small animal internal medicine.
Shannan Hunter
LVT, VTS (SAIM)
Internal Medicine
Shannan Hunter
LVT, VTS (SAIM)
Veterinary Technician Specialist (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Shannan chose her field because of the bonds she forms with clients and patients, often with chronic conditions. Her particular interests include endocrine, immune-mediated, and chronic kidney diseases. Shannan has worked as a trail veterinary volunteer for the Iditarod Veterinary Medical Team and has three huskies of her own, in addition to a tabby cat with extra toes.