Amie joined SVA in March of 2017. She received a B.S. in Urban and Regional Planning. When she’s not working at the front desk she can be found backpacking, doing embroidery, studying urban design, and collecting and identifying rocks. Amie shares her home with Beau, a standard parti poodle and Puppins, a cockapoo.
Annie Joined SVA in 2015 after earning her degree in Geology/Astronomy from Missouri State University in 2010. Immediately thereafter, she spent a few years in Indianapolis before moving with her long-time partner, Blaine, to Seattle. Annie loves spending time gardening, bird watching (with her kitty Leo, of course!), tracking weather data, sailing, and eating Mexican food. Besides her cat Leo, she also shares her home with chickens Irma, Hildi, Gert, Olga, and Hedwig as well as two ducks names Scuttlebutt and Dinglehopper, and a finch named Huxley.
Becky joined SVA in 1998 after studying History and English at North Seattle Community College after which she spent nearly 10 years working as a dog groomer where she cultivated and solidified her love of working with pets and their people. Becky’s main veterinary interest is improving the lives of pets by helping clients understand how to treat and prevent flea and parasite infestations. When she’s not helping keep pets healthy Becky can be found watching scary movies while cuddled up with her husband and two mixed-breed dogs Joon and Violet and her three-legged cat Flannigan.
Berta joined SVA in November of 2016 after having received a Bachelors in Political Science and another in American Indian Studies from the University of Washington. Berta always wanted to work in health care and has worked in human medicine in the past, but jumped at the chance to work with pets and their humans instead. She says she thinks it’s the best of both worlds: getting to work in medicine with humans and getting to work with pets. When she’s not at work, Berta loves to run, play soccer, read, hike, and travel. Berta currently shares her home with a chow chow-shepherd mix named Mickey O’Malley who graciously allows her a small space sleep in the bed with him at night.
Hannah joined SVA in 2016. She grew up in MA and got her Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She then decided it was time for another adventure and moved across country to Seattle. Hannah has worked as a veterinary assistant and receptionist previously and really enjoys the relationship between owners and their pets. She’s particularly interested in pet therapy-pets make people happy! In her spare time she enjoys traveling, hiking, eating, taking photographs, and playing soccer. She sadly does not currently have a pet of her own, but is eager to in the future, and will always be attached to Rosita, the dog she grew up with.
Larisa joined SVA in March of 2013. She holds an AA in Early Childhood Education from Edmonds Community College. Larisa grew up on a small farm with goats, rabbits, chickens, geese, cats and miniature horses where she enjoyed caring for stray and injured wildlife including possums, birds, cats, dogs, raccoons, and squirrels. In her spare time Larisa enjoys listening to music, writing songs, singing with her band and spending time with family. She loves children, pets, warm weather and swimming. Larisa lives with the princess Wilhelmina (Mina for short) a Chiweenie, Hadlee (affectionately known as Chad) the Border collie, and Turt Russell the red eared slider.