Katie joined SVA in 2003 after completing her A.A. in General Studies emphasizing Biology from Mira Costa Community College. She received certification in radiation use and safety in Portland, Oregon, and an A.A. in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College. Katie regularly attends continuing education in veterinary medicine. She has extensive experience with preventive health care for dogs and cats, including dentistry. Along with dentistry, Katie is well-practiced in anesthesia administration, maintenance and monitoring.
Katie is a sucker for kitties! Katie proudly cared for Marlee, who passed away gracefully at the age of 21. Marlee gave Katie the personal experience of managing senior conditions in cats, such as renal disease and arthritis.
She’s interested in the outdoors – hiking, cycling, kayaking, and camping. She also practices yoga with her amazing dog Bill.
Kay joined SVA in 1988 after completing a B.A. in German and B.A. in Sociology from Whitman College. She started as a receptionist traveling between the three clinics that made up SVA before eventually committing to getting her Veterinary Technician License in 1997. Kay’s veterinary interests are primarily geared toward cats. Specifically, Kay loves working in feline medicine focusing on pediatrics, geriatrics, and behavior. She also loves exploring parasitology and zoonotic diseases. When she’s not at work Kay is often gardening, crocheting, or reading. She and her Irish Setter Harry are ruled by two cats: Einstein “Groot” Poirot and Nyx the Darkness.
Natalie joined SVA in June of 2017 after earning a BS in Physics from the University of Washington. She got her Veterinary Technician license in 1999. Natalie is passionate about all things feline with a particular interest in behavior, nutrition, and feral cat spay and neuter charities. When she’s not at work she can be found running, practicing, yoga, watching movies, playing video games, drinking wine, or gardening. She shares her home with two cats, Mooney a smoke tabby colored domestic short hair and Pirate, a black and white domestic long hair. Natalie says Mooney is definitely from House Ravenclaw and Pirate is an obvious member of Gryffindor.
Spencer joined SVA in 2010 after earning his A.A. degree from Highline Community College. He became a licensed veterinary technician in 2014. As a veterinary assistant he was primarily trained in assisting with surgery and grew very interested in radiography and remains fascinated by it. Recently he has become more interested in the study of reptiles. When given time off, he enjoys backpacking, camping and spending time with his hansome cat Ferguson.