Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

 

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Pet Care Center at Luna Park in Seattle, Washington! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (206) 935-3600 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Veterinarians

Dr. Su-Chin Dean-Griffith

Veterinarian

Su-Chin obtained her undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Washington. She was involved with the study of small mammals and songbirds in their natural environment. This special interest carried over into her veterinary studies as she had great fun from rehabilitating Eagles in Sitka, Alaska to hormone studies of endangered species at the National Zoo. She is a graduate of Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, class of 2001. Immediately post-graduation she did an internship in small and exotic animal practice with Dr. Douglas Mader at Marathon Veterinary Hospital, Marathon, Florida. After that, she spent several years practicing in the beautiful and very cold Fairbanks, Alaska. Family life has brought her and her husband, Bob, closer to home. She is now interested in focusing on small animal medicine and making Pet Care Center the best hospital in West Seattle.

Dr. Bob Griffith

Veterinarian

Bob was born and raised in Normandy Park. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Biology from Washington State University (WSU), Masters in Science degree in Biology from Eastern Washington University, and Graduated from the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Along the way he worked on field studies of small mammal, bird and plant populations in Northeastern Washington and the Charles R. Conner Museum of Zoology at WSU preparing study skins and identifying specimens through dental characteristics. After graduating from veterinary school he moved to Fairbanks, Alaska and spent four wonderful, snowy, cold and busy years of practice in a multi-doctor facility. With the birth of their first child, he and his wife Su-Chin moved back to the Seattle area to be closer to family and friends. Bob’s passions in life include his family, photography, woodworking as well as nature and the outdoors. One of his main focuses now is continuing the quality reputation of Pet Care Center and establishing it as the most reputable veterinary hospital in West Seattle.

Operations

Sarah Waham

Practice Manager, LVT

Sarah has been in the veterinary industry since 2012 in many roles from receptionist to LVT to practice manger. She has been with Pet Care Center since 2018 and enjoys training staff and growing veterinary professionals while ensuring compassionate patient care. When not at work Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and fur babies.

Client Services

Misty F.

Office Manager

Misty was raised in Alaska and Washington State. She joined the Pet Care Center team in 2018 after working in the travel and tech industries. She really enjoys meeting new people. She has a passion for animals  of all shape and sizes, her family has a house full.  She enjoys exploring new activities with her husband (which she met in high school) and teenage children such as local festivals and scouting events. Misty is ready to take your call or greet you at the front desk with a smile.

Aaron B.

Receptionist

Aaron joined the team after years working in the animal field in both grooming and veterinary medicine. He enjoys the outdoors and spends most of his free time fishing, camping, or hiking. He also doesn’t mind a quiet day in relaxing with his three cats and reading a book.

Madi Rose P.

Receptionist

Madi is a newbie to the field but has grown up with animals big and small her entire life. coming out of the brewing industry and into a career where she can help her furry friends.    She is very passionate about cats but loves all animals. she hopes to work her way up to being a vet technician on day. For now, she enjoys learning everything she can with her two favorite receptionists. Currently Madi owns a senior black cat, a senior lab beagle mix, and a feisty young black cat.  In her free time Madi likes to volunteer at her local rescue relief (beloveds) and foster black cats. she also likes to take her dog and cat on adventures, usually to a beach. She enjoys going to small town festivals (like crab fest in Port Angeles) with her partner when she has time to get out of the city. And relaxing at home with a good old black and white sci-fi movie.

Veterinary Technicians

Maggie W.

Lead Licensed Veterinary Technician

Maggie came to us from a background of working in general practice for about 8 years. She is very passionate about animals, especially cats. She used to own a kitty named Ginger, who she took care of up until her geriatric years. “Ginger was the first cat I’ve ever had, and she showed me unconditional love. She is what inspired me to become such a great veterinary technician and to give such profound care to pets.” Currently, she does not have any pets now, but hopes to adopt another cat in the future when the time is right. She loves to go hiking, paddle boarding, and thoroughly enjoys playing Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) in her free time.

Kaley A.

Lead Surgery Tech

Kaley has a background in emergency medicine and wildlife rehabilitation, with a focus on sea birds, waterfowl, and birds of prey. Kaley has also worked with both dogs, cats and exotic animals as an LVT. She has a deep love for birds, snakes, ferrets, rats, and hopes to someday adopt a pair of ferrets or pigeons.
Kaley’s academic studies included psychology and biology. She also enjoys reading any and everything about medical breakthroughs, especially in the realm of emergency and battlefield medicine. Kaley’s hobbies include a love for reading, movies and a healthy dose of jiu-jitsu, cycling, and hiking.

Sophia B.

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Sophia is a licensed veterinary technician who came to us with a background in emergency medicine, with a focus on triage. She has been in the field for 10 years in various types of hospitals all over the pacific northwest. She has had many exotic pets in the past. She currently has a ball python, a leopard gecko, and two large and in charge Pittie mixes. When she’s not expressing her passion for animals and continuing to learn, she likes do motocross and drawing.

Veterinary Assistants

Alyssa K.

Veterinary Assistant

Alyssa has always had a passion for caring for animals and decided to turn that passion into a career. Before starting her animal care giving career she was in the construction industry for eleven years as a cement mason. As a recent graduate of the Veterinary Assistant program at Pima Medical Institute, she joined the PCC team starting as an extern. Alyssa plans on continuing her education with goals of becoming an LVT in the future. Outside of work, Alyssa enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family, friends, and three dogs.

Gillian B.

Veterinary Assistant

Gillian grew up in Canada and Australia and most recently relocated to Seattle from sunny Florida. Before beginning her journey in veterinary medicine Gillian specialized in exercise science and enjoyed training her clients to the best of their athletic potential. A few years ago, after suffering an injury, she sought out a new career path and began to volunteer at the SPCA spay/neuter clinic prior to starting her education in Veterinary Nursing and is well on her way of becoming an LVT. In her free time, she enjoys exploring her new home in Washington with her husband Ryan, snuggling with their two French bulldogs Hugo and Arya, and curling up with a good book when it’s raining out

Kallie B.

Veterinary Assistant

Kallie grew up in Tacoma and always had a love for animals, with her family having 2 cats and a parakeet. When answering the question of what she wanted to be when she grew up, the answer has always been a veterinarian. She started her journey in veterinary medicine in 2019 and hasn’t looked back since. Outside of work you may find her curled up with her cat Ziva with a good book, or cheering on the Seattle Sounders!

Nicole G.

Veterinary Assistant

Nicole grew up on a small ranch in Southern Idaho, where her love for animals began at a young age. Before pursuing a career in veterinary medicine, she attended college for graphic design and worked in the automotive industry for several years. After receiving news about the passing of her childhood dog and best friend, Jake, she decided to dedicate her life to animal care. She completed the veterinary assisting program at Animal Behavior College and has plans on becoming an LVT in the future. Outside of work, she enjoys making art, traveling, and spending all her time laughing and playing with her dorky pup, Kiko.

Kahlina E.

Veterinary Assistant

Kahlina is a Portland native who recently moved to Seattle from Chicago. She comes from a family of breeders specializing in Havanese and Siberian Forest Cats, and has been surrounded by animals ever since she can remember. Her passion for animals of all kinds has continued to grow, leading her to begin pursuing a career in veterinary medicine and care. Her free time is spent with her cat, Luna, curled up in her lap, exploring the outdoors, and traveling whenever possible.