VCA Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Manager

    Teresa Batemon, LVT Specialty Technician Manager
    Veterinary Tech School: Northern Virginia Community College



  • Technician Manager

    Christina 'Rae' Thompson, LVT ER/ECC Tech Manager

    Hi! My name is Christina Rae Thompson, I go by Rae, and I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Veterinary medicine has been my passion for as long as I can remember, I started as a kennel attendant and have worked as a receptionist, veterinary assistant, and hospital manager in the past. I have worked in ER since 2000 and have been a licensed veterinary technician since 2005. I have one child and two pugs, Bristol and Cookie Dough. I have been with VCA since 1998, working as a tech, but also have a regional position with VCA as the lead for the NW Technician Development Team. This team’s focus is recruiting, training and mentoring technical staff in Alaska, Washington and Oregon. I am so very excited to be a part of the team here at VSC!


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Mary Anderson, LVT Neurology



  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Stephanie Barton, LVT ER/ICU



  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Lisa Blackmer, LVT ER/ICU



  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Mikayla Bruce, LVT Neurology



  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Carrie Dietz, LVT ER Coordinator



  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Nikki Fetters, LVT ER/ICU Lead



  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Amy Flack, LVT ER/ICU Lead



  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Shelly Fraser, LVT Internal Medicine Lead



  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Destiny Frazier, LVT ER/ICU



  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Shawnee Guyer, LVT Internal Medicine



  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Kristin Hanson, LVT Cardiology



  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Paige Heaps, LVT ER/ICU



  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Maria Heikes, LVT Internal Medicine



  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Joanna Horne, LVT Internal Medicine



  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Ben Hyatt, LVT Internal Medicine



  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Marlana Igl, LVT Surgery Lead



  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Kaia Kalviste, LVT ER/ICU



  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Ellen Miller, LVT, VTS (ECC), Internal Medicine



  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Leslie Montgomery, LVT, Outreach Coordinator



  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Alexis Pinkston, LVT Surgery



  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Jessica Quinteiro, LVT Surgery



  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Ellen Rutledge, LVT Neurology Lead



  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Matt Schneider, LVT Internal Medicine



  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Krista Smith, LVT ER/ICU



  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Ellie Taylor, LVT Surgery



  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Jamie Trattles, LVT ER/ICU Lead



  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Robyn Tweedley, LVT ER/ICU Lead



  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Cherlyn W., LVT Dermatology
    Veterinary Tech School: Pierce College



  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Cammie Wraspir, LVT Surgery



  • Veterinary Assistant

    Erin Bromley, ER/ICU



  • Veterinary Assistant

    Jacob Carson, Inventory Assistant and Safety Coordinator



  • Veterinary Assistant

    Shara Cawley, ER/ICU



  • Veterinary Assistant

    Shawn Donovan, Radiology



  • Veterinary Assistant

    Noel Goldman, Radiology Lead



  • Veterinary Assistant

    Alyssa Gorrell, Cardiology



  • Veterinary Assistant

    Michael Groves, ER/ICU



  • Veterinary Assistant

    Stephanie Johnson, Surgery Pack/Prep



  • Veterinary Assistant

    Melissa Kirk, Surgery



  • Veterinary Assistant

    Tara Lloyd, ER/ICU



  • Veterinary Assistant

    Casey McLean, Surgery



  • Veterinary Assistant

    Claire Oliphant, RT (R) Radiology

    Claire joined the VCA VSC Radiology Department in the summer of 2009. After working at a local day practice she discovered her strong
    passion and technical ability for taking radiographs. Claire enjoys working at VSC because of all the amazing diagnostic imaging
    modalities the hospital has, including Digital Radiographs and Computed Tomography. "The best part of my job is having the tools and
    the ability to take amazing images to better help the doctors and owners.' Claire recently obtained her Radiologic Technologist certification, and is working part time in at a local hospital. A graduate of Oregon State University with a B.S. in Animal Science, Claire also enjoys cheering for the Beavers with her dog, Charlie. During her free time she trains and rides horses.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Shannon Pitts, Surgery Inventory



  • Veterinary Assistant

    Claire Rutledge, ER/ICU



  • Veterinary Assistant

    Megan Sparks, Neurology



  • Veterinary Assistant

    Julie Statton, Cardiology



  • Veterinary Assistant

    Alexandra Steyerman, Surgery


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General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately 425-697-6106

VCA Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle is here for you and your pet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No matter what the time of day or night we have a veterinarian and vet techs here to answer your questions and provide you and your pet with care in an emergency situation. 

Our emergency service is designed to be an extension of the services provided by your primary care veterinarian. When your vet is not available, our doctors and nursing staff are here to provide the emergency care your pet needs. In addition to emergency services, we are able to provide intensive care for critically ill pets that have been referred by primary care veterinarians.

Many patients are treated as outpatients. Should your pet require ongoing care, we may recommend that you return to your primary care veterinarian when the day practice opens. For unstable patients in need of further evaluation, arrangements can be made for continued hospitalization and when needed, evaluation by one of our specialists.
 

Please click here to download a copy of our Pet Emergency Handbook

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