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Our doctors are carefully selected based on their educational background, medical expertise, experience and compassion for their patients and clients. The SVS team of board-certified specialists and emergency veterinarians are committed to providing the highest level of care for our patients. Their knowledge, combined with SVS world-class facilities and advanced technology, help them deliver a level of expertise that is unparalleled in the region.

Our technical staff at Seattle Veterinary Specialists is made up of a group of professionals who strive for excellence. They pride themselves in providing exceptional service and care to their patients, clients and teammates. With our compassion for animals and enthusiasm for our profession, we create an environment that fosters learning, growth and innovative thinking. We maintain a healthy work atmosphere where a positive mind-set is our guiding principle, no matter how challenging the situation.

Our team of licensed veterinary technicians and assistants, along with our customer service staff members, are committed to ensuring that you and your pet will be treated professionally and with compassion and care. We are pet owners, too, and understand the deep human-animal bond and love you have for your best friend. While your pet is with us, you will be kept up to date on your pet's status, diagnosis and treatment. Our promise is to treat your pets as we would treat our own.

Emergency and Critical Care

Charley Abernathy, DVM
  • DVM - Colorado State University
Jenna Arnaiz DVM
  • DVM - Washington State University
  • Internship - Washington State University
  • General Practice - Greater Puget Sound area
Kelly Blackstock MS, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC
  • DVM- Colorado State University
  • Internship- Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists, NY
  • Residency- Cornell University
  • Diplomate- ACVECC
Jenny Bottorff DVM
  • DVM - Oregon State University
  • Internship - WestVet
Melody Cerra DVM
Kristen Elliot DVM
  • DVM - University California Davis
Michelle Gates DVM
Maureen Getty DVM
  • DVM - University of Illinois
Taylor Gwinn DVM
Rachel Jacobs DVM
  • DVM - Tufts University
Elyssa Katz DVM
  • DVM - University of Minnesota
Erica Merrill DVM
  • DVM University of Minnesota
  • Small Animal Internship VCA Mission Animal Referral and Emergency Center
Alex Reist DVM
  • DVM - The Ohio State University
Jennifer Rubinstein DVM
  • DVM - University of Minnesota
  • Internship - Animal Emergency Center (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Emergency Practice - Greater Puget Sound area
Anya Solodow DVM
  • DVM - Cornell University
  • Internship - Oradell Animal Hospital
  • Emergency Practice - Boston Area
Jenny Spooner DVM
Kate Wirth DVM
  • DVM - Tufts University
  • Internship - Angell Animal Medical Center (Boston, MA)
  • General Practice - Greater Puget Sound area
  • Emergency Practice - Greater Puget Sound area

Internal Medicine

Alice Huang MS, VMD, Diplomate ACVIM (SAIM)
  • VMD – University of Pennsylvania
  • Internship – Garden State Veterinary Specialists
  • Specialty Internship (SAIM) – Animal Specialty Group
  • Residency – Purdue University
  • Assistant Professor – Purdue University
  • Diplomate- ACVIM (SA Internal Medicine)
Frances ‘Frankie’ Hurrell BVSc, Diplomate ACVIM (SAIM)
  • BVSc- Massey University, New Zealand
  • Internship- University of Wisconsin
  • Residency- University of Pennsylvania, Small Animal Internal Medicine
Matt Vaughan DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (SAIM)
  • DVM - University of California Davis
  • Internship - Texas A&M University
  • Residency - University of California Davis
  • Diplomate ACVIM (SA Internal Medicine)

Neurology

Dani Powers DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology)
  • DVM - Washington State University
  • Internship - Seattle Veterinary Specialists
  • Residency- Seattle Veterinary Specialists
Sean Sanders PhD, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology)
  • DVM - Washington State University
  • Residency - Washington State University
  • PhD - Washington State University
  • Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology & Neurosurgery)

Radiology

Alaina Carr DVM, Diplomate ACVR
  • DVM – Washington State University
  • Internship – VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona
  • Residency – University of California, Davis
  • Diplomate- ACVR
Diane Saulnier DVM, Diplomate ACVR
  • DVM- Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine
  • SA Internship- Boston Road Animal Hospital Springfield, MA
  • Neurology Internship- Tufts University
  • Residency- Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Diplomate ACVR

Surgery

Mark H. Engen DVM, Diplomate ACVS
  • DVM – University of Minnesota
  • Internship – MSPCA’s Rowley Memorial Animal Hospital, Massachusetts
  • Residency – Purdue University
  • Diplomate ACVS
Jessica Leeman DVM (Practice Limited to Surgery)
  • DVM - University of Florida
  • Internship - Louisiana State University
  • Surgery Internship - Seattle Veterinary Specialists
  • Residency - Seattle Veterinary Specialists
Ken Linde DVM
Byron S. Misseghers DVM, DVSc, Diplomate ACVS
  • DVM, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Internship in Surgery -- University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Residency – University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Doctor of Veterinary Science (DVSc) -- University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Diplomate, ACVS
Jim Perry PhD, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology), Diplomate ACVS-SA
  • DVM - Colorado State University
  • PhD - Colorado State University
  • Oncology Residency - Colorado State Univeristy
  • Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology)
  • Surgery Residency - Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists
  • Diplomate ACVS-SA
Stephen Stockdale DVM (Surgery resident)
  • DVM – Washington State University
  • Internship – Seattle Veterinary Specialists
  • Residency - Seattle Veterinary Specialists
Lindsay Tognetti DVM
Kent Vince MSpVM, Diplomate ACVS, Lt. Col. US Army Reserve
  • DVM - Michigan State University
  • Internship - Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital
  • Residency - North Carolina State University
  • Diplomate- ACVS

Cardiology

Bryan Bottorff DVM, Diplomate ACVIM-Cardiology
  • DVM - Purdue University
  • Internship - Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Residency - Oregon State University
  • Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology)
Bryan Eason DVM, DACVIM
  • DVM Oklahoma State University
  • Small Animal Rotating Internship University of Missouri
  • Small Animal Cardiology Internship University of Missouri
  • Cardiology Residency Purdue University

Oncology

Kevin Choy BVSc (Hons), MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology)
  • DVM – University of Melbourne
  • Internship – Oregon State University
  • Residency – Washington State University
Chamisa Herrera DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology)
  • DVM - Washington State College, Pullman
  • Internship - University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Residency - University of Missouri, Columbia
Nicolas 'Nick' Szigetvari DVM
  • DVM University of Illinois
  • Internship University of Wisconsin
  • Residency, oncology Purdue University

Clinical Pathology

Seung Yoo MS, MBA, DVM, Diplomate ACVP (Clinical)
  • MS, Nutrition - University of California, Davis
  • MBA - Colorado State University
  • DVM - Colorado State University
  • Internship - Michigan State University
  • Residency training, Anatomic Pathology - Colorado State University
  • Residency, Clinical Pathology - Colorado State University
  • Diplomate- ACVP (Clinical)

Dental

Linda DeBowes DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, Diplomate AVDC
  • DVM- Washington State University
  • MS- Kansas State University
  • Residency- Kansas State University
  • Diplomate- ACVIM (SA Internal Medicine)
  • Diplomate- AVDC
Gregg DuPont DVM, Diplomate AVDC
  • DVM- University of Florida
  • General Practice- Lutz Florida and Shoreline Washington
  • Specialist Training- Mesa Arizona
  • Specialty Practice- Shoreline Washington
  • Fellow- AVD
  • Diplomate AVDC
G.G. Comet Riggs DVM
  • DVM University of California, Davis
  • Internship PetCare Veterinary Hospital, CA
  • Residency, Dentistry and Oral Surgery University of California, Davis
  • practice limited to dentistry
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