Critical Care

Our specialists in Emergency and Critical Care have advanced training and expertise in treating life-threatening conditions and providing intensive care to veterinary patients. Our specialists are available 7 days a week and work alongside our other specialty departments and the Kirkland Emergency Service.  Dr. Megan Davis provides critical services to our downtown Seattle location.

Dr. Blackstock graduated with her DVM in 2006 from Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. She moved to New York, New York where she completed her small animal rotating internship at Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists. Following this, she remained at Fifth Avenue as an emergency doctor. After this, she completed a small animal Emergency and Critical Care residency at Cornell University. She obtained her board-certification in Emergency and Critical Care and returned to Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists as a criticalist. During her time there, Dr. Blackstock managed critically ill patients, emergency patients and supervised the emergency service as well as the internship program. Dr. Blackstock has a specialist interests in coagulation and respiratory physiology. 

Dr. Danielle Pollio grew up in a suburb near Atlanta, Georgia. She attended the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, from which she graduated magna cum laude and was awarded the Dean Emeritus Thomas J. Jones Cup for outstanding professional proficiency and scholastic achievement. During her time at UGA, Dr. Pollio gained strong experience caring for animals in the intensive care unit and volunteered with the HSVMA to provide veterinary services to underserved rural communities. After veterinary school, Dr. Pollio completed a small animal rotating internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital and went on to pursue a three-year residency in emergency and critical care medicine at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Pollio enjoys all aspects of emergency and critical care and is particularly interested the treatment of polytrauma and sepsis.

Dr. Megan Davis was born and bred in the Pacific northwest. She obtained her Doctor of Veterinary medicine from Washington State University in 2010. She completed her rotating internship and emergency/critical care residency at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston and received board certification in emergency/critical care in 2014. Dr. Davis has previously worked in private specialty practice in California. Her clinical interests include trauma, critical care anesthesia, acute pain management, respiratory emergencies and sepsis. Outside of work she enjoys good food and wine, travel, horseback riding, hiking, and reading all things science fiction and fantasy