Mon – Fri: 7:30 AM – 7 PM
Sat: 8 AM – 5 PM
Dr. Tate is a 1992 Michigan State graduate. He moved to the Seattle area after graduation and has been practicing in the South Puget Sound area. Dr. Tate joined our hospital in 2007. Areas of professional interest include avian, exotics, small mammals, dogs, and cats. He has traveled with World Vets to Peru and will continue to participate in helping the less fortunate countries with the curbing of the dog and cat population. He and his wife enjoy cooking, gardening, and their grandchildren.
Dr. Wieringa is a 2001 graduate of the University of Illinois. Prior to attending veterinary school, she obtained her undergraduate degree from Marquette University. She grew up in the Chicago area and moved to the Pacific Northwest almost 20 years ago. She worked in a general practice/emergency hospital for 6 years, worked at a specialty referral hospital practicing exclusively emergency medicine for 8 years. Dr. Wieringa joined our hospital in January 2016 and was named Medical Director in August 2019. Her professional interests include small animal medicine, surgery, dentistry, and emergency medicine.
When not at work, she can be found in her home full of boys, dogs, and cats.
Dr. Deans McReynolds received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in1997 from Washington State University. Since graduating, she has practiced in the Seattle/Tacoma area. Dr. McReynolds joined our hospital in 2016. Her passions included nutrition, behavioral medicine, gentle handling, and restraint techniques. Our Fear Free staff and Feline Friendly Gold Certified enhance her techniques.
Dr. McReynolds believes that we live healthier, happier lives when sharing that life with an animal. She is dedicated to helping your pet live a long, healthy, happy life.
She has shared her life with both dogs and cats, including two English Bulldogs! She enjoys working in her yard and garden. She is a sports enthusiast and one of the biggest Seattle Seahawks fans around.
Dr. “Teri” joined our hospital in January 2020 after working relief shifts for our hospital for the last 6 months. Dr. Teri grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and went to Cornell University and the College of Veterinary Medicine Tennessee. She spends her time divided between working at the hospital and traveling abroad leading volunteer veterinary medicine teams working on exotic animals all over the world. Her exploits have included surgery on camels in remote regions of Mongolia (aren’t ALL regions of Mongolia remote?), wildlife medicine on Africa’s BIG animals, and teaching zoo medicine in Belize. Her special interests are dog training, international disaster relief, and rehabilitation medicine.
She loves getting her nieces involved in all of her adventures that she loves best…horseback riding, skiing, scuba diving, pottery, and hiking. Her latest fun? Getting whupped at pickleball by 70-year-olds!! If you know anybody who gives lessons…let her know!!
Dr. Grace Wu received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in 2020. She is originally from Bellevue, Washington, and obtained her Biology degree at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is interested in small animal medicine, surgery, dentistry, and Fear Free handling techniques. In her free time, she enjoys baking, traveling, reading, and spending time with her family, friends, and her 13-year-old Shihtzu named Cookie. She looks forward to working with you and your pet!
Sarah attended the Veterinary Technology program at Pierce College graduating in 2005. She joined our hospital in 2000, as a kennel assistant. She worked her way to be a Veterinary Assistant and then went on to college to get her license as a Veterinary Technician. Sarah’s love and care have been instrumental in the success of our hospital and the training of our medical staff.
Sarah had an experience of a lifetime when she participated in our Lakefield World Vets project, traveling to Ecuador in 2018. Sarah’s husband traveled with her and participated with World Vets.
Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and her two very active boys. They love camping, 4-wheeling, and just about anything outdoors. Their two Irish Wolfhounds (Yukon & Duke) along with Penny the border collie, keep them busy.
Sara is a 2002 graduate from the Veterinary Technician program in Minnesota. She worked at the University of Minnesota for two years. Sara had the opportunity to work at a hospital in Virginia that was home for two goats, four sheep, and a donkey! After spending time in Colorado working for a small animal practice, she discovered her love for working with dogs and cats through their life stages. She worked with wildlife in Washington, but the small animals kept calling her back. She joined our hospital in 2017 and has never looked back. Her love and compassion are an integral part of our hospital.
Sara enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and son. The kid’s variety of activities keep them both very busy. Sara has an English Setter named April.
Carol joined our hospital in 2016. She has been in the management and operations field for 30 years. Her enthusiasm and love for all the animals and the clients have been contributing factors to our hospital. Carol was awarded Hospital Administrator of the Year 2018 by Lakefield Veterinary Group.
Carol enjoys her family, travel, and her two dogs, Charlie and Chai.