Our Veterinarians

Dr. Laura Ahlgrim is an emergency medicine veterinarian. She is sitting with a large dog.
Laura Ahlgrim
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Laura Ahlgrim
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Laura Ahlgrim loves emergency and critical care medicine and is especially interested in anesthesia.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Health Science, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Dr. Ahlgrim lives with her two cats, Pizza and Yeti, and a brindle pit bull named Ginger. She enjoys hiking, backpacking and yoga, and volunteers with the Seattle Youth Garden Works.
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)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
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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. 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)
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Lauren Devine finds it gratifying to treat and manage chronic urinary disease, gastrointestinal disease and endocrine diseases such as hyperadrenocortism, but she especially loves laser ablation therapy and diagnosing conditions with endoscopic procedures.
  • 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. Jeff Douglas is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Jeff Douglas
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Jeff Douglas
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jeff Douglas’ particular clinical interests include cardiac disease and endocrine disease. He also enjoys soft tissue surgery resulting from injuries such as bite wounds and trauma.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, PA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Health, University of Alberta, Canada
Dr. Douglas loves watching and playing sports, especially hockey, soccer and basketball. He also enjoys hiking, canoeing, camping and bike riding. Jack is his mixed breed dog.
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
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. Beth Guerra is an emergency medicine veterinarian. She is holding a dog in her arms.
Beth Guerra
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Beth Guerra
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Beth Guerra has a background in exotic animal medicine and enjoys treating these pets along with cats and dogs. Her favorite cases are trauma patients, and she is also part of our team that treats hemodialysis cases.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Science, Veterinary Medical Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Guerra and her husband are collecting an assortment of small, mostly three-legged dogs. She enjoys anything culinary and spends her days off kayaking and reading.
Dr. Pet Hetrick is an emergency medicine veterinarian. He is sitting with a dog on his lap.
Pete Hetrick
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Pete Hetrick
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Pete Hetrick has special interests in emergency surgery and internal medicine cases.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State, Pullman
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology and Cellular & Molecular Biology, University of Washington, Seattle
Dr. Hetrick spends time with his wife, three sons, and Australian shepherd Mars. If you can catch up to him, he might be running, biking, telemark skiing, backpacking, alpine climbing or fly-fishing.
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
Emergency Medicine
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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. Sacha Malkowski is an emergency medicine clinician.
Sacha Malkowski
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Sacha Malkowski
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Sacha Malkowski enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospitals, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western College, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Dr. Malkowski loves to travel and has seen over half the Seven Wonders of the World. She has two cats, Trigonometry (Trig), a brown tabby, and Dr. Lance Sweets (Sweets), a tuxedo.
Dr. Andrea Oncken is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine.
Andrea Oncken
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Andrea Oncken
DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Skilled in all aspects of emergency and critical care medicine, Dr. Andrea Oncken’s favorite procedures are emergency surgeries, but she also enjoys complicated illnesses with multiple abnormalities, such as heatstroke, which affects all organs of the body. Other interests include toxicology cases, challenging endocrine cases and multi-traumas. Dr. Oncken loves sharing her expertise in the field and has taught a two-week course in the subject every year for over 15 years at Oregon State University’s veterinary teaching hospital.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, Animal Emergency Center, Milwaukee WI
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Alameda East Veterinary Hospital, Denver CO
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Bachelor of Arts, Zoology, Washington State University, Pullman
Dr. Oncken volunteers teaching a K9 handler course to police officers and other first responders. An avid runner, she also volunteers with Girls on the Run, a program to help young girls start running. Other favorite pastimes include hiking, fitness, traveling, music and playing or running with her yellow lab, Diego.
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. Jennifer Weh is board certified in small animal surgery. She is sitting with a large black dog.
Jennifer Weh
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Jennifer Weh
DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Weh finds satisfaction in the managing the complexities of veterinary surgery and is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery, trauma, and fracture repair.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Surgery, Tufts University/Animal Medical Center, North Grafton and Boston, MA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA

Technicians (VTS)

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Shannan Hunter
LVT, VTS (SAIM)
Internal Medicine
Shannan Hunter
LVT, VTS (SAIM)
Veterinary Technician Specialist (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
Internal Medicine
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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.
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