Carrie Webb, DVM
Dr. Carrie Webb has been providing passionate veterinary care at Alpine Animal Hospital since 2004. She believes that through listening and collaboration with her clients, they can provide their pets with the best quality of life possible. She focuses on the importance of preventative medicine and loves helping puppy and kitten parents get off to a good start and then seeing them through a lifetime of care. Dr. Webb developed a passion for veterinary medicine at an early age while shadowing her cousin, Dr. Dennis Ross. She pursued an Animal Science degree at UC Davis and completed her veterinary degree at University of Missouri, Columbia. She received the coveted Seattle’s Top Vets award by the community. As a PNW native, Dr. Webb can be seen hiking trails with Reacher (Doberman Pincer), Gizmo (Shih Tzu), and Bella and Bentley (Cavalier King Charles Spaniels) or teaching children to ski at Snoqualmie summit. She is also active in community outreach through Eastridge Cares and Hope Alliance for Children.
Wendy Conaway, DVM
Dr. Wendy Conaway has been a dedicated member of the Alpine Animal Hospital Team for over 15 years. Dr. Conaway strives to build client relationships through education with the goal of helping her patients live longer and healthier lives. She loves caring for pets of all life stages and is especially excited about canine and feline dentistry and oral health care. She received a BA in English from University of New Orleans, where she grew up, and then joined the Alpine team as Practice Manager. It was during that time that she realized she was destined to care for animals. She attended Washington State University while still working summers at Alpine as a veterinary assistant until she returned with a degree in veterinary medicine. Dr. Conaway enjoys reading with her cats Eva and Finn, skiing, hiking, paddle boarding and RV’ing with her dogs Ember, the Lab mix and Porter, the Mastiff mix.
Tuyet Hoang, DVM
Dr. Tuyet-Anh Hoang joined Alpine Animal Hospital in the summer of 2014. She feels that is important to get to know her patients and their families and she aims to help by using a practical, but thorough approach. She finds reward in helping clients manage their pets though challenging internal medicine and chronic disease conditions. Dr. Hoang attended the University of Washington before attending the Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Sciences in Pomona, CA. She returned home to the PNW in 2013 and completed a one-year internship at the Veterinary Specialty Center in Lynnwood, WA where she received extensive training on emergency and critical care, internal medicine, surgery, neurology, and ophthalmology. Dr. Hoang enjoy traveling to Vietnam to visit family, cooking and hiking. Her furry friends include her cats Pumpkin and Monkey and her teeny tiny Chihuahua Mimi. She is also involved in pet volunteer work locally and has traveled internationally to help domestic animals worldwide in spay/neuter and other veterinary health missions.
Catherine Cotton, DVM
Dr. Catherine Cotton has been with Alpine Animal Hospital for 12 of her 22 years as a practicing Veterinarian. Her philosophy is to treat her patients as if they were part of her own family. She spent 17 years as a paramedic and firefighter in Maui, HI and For Collins, CO before deciding to focus on another passion, Veterinary Medicine. She graduated from Colorado State College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and began practicing small and large animal medicine in Alaska until relocating to Washington state, where she joined the Alpine team. While Dr. Cotton is knowledgeable in all areas of general practice, she particularly enjoys soft tissue surgery. She also helps clients complete any International Health Certification process to ensure all requirements are met so they can safely take their pets with them when traveling internationally. Dr. Cotton has opened her home to many rescued dogs over the years including Brittany Spaniels, Dalmatians, and many other mixed breed dogs. When she’s not traveling, you might see her hiking with Chyna, her geriatric Dalmatian or out gardening her beautiful yard. Dr. Cotton also volunteers regularly as an EMT with the Snoqualmie Fire Department.
Mary Ellsworth, DVM
Dr. Mary Ellsworth joined the Alpine Animal Hospital team in 2010. She spent her first 12 years working with animals as a Veterinary Technician in Internal Medicine, Emergency and Critical Care and Shelter Medicine in California. She relocated to WA to attend the Veterinary program at Washington State University. Following graduation, she completed a rotating internship at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle. She is most excited about wound repair and managing those treatments with surgery and bandage care. Dr. Ellsworth is also passionate about mentoring Veterinary Students, new Veterinarians or any team member interested in learning more. Dr. Ellsworth has a senior Greyhound named Mortimer at home. When she’s not at Alpine, she enjoys hitting the antique stores looking for midcentury modern furniture and exploring the city with her family.
Sarah Razek, DVM
Dr. Sarah Razek is the newest addition to the Alpine team coming straight from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Razek loves people and animals so the choice to pursue a career path where she could work with people to promote health and healing for pets was easy. She enjoys surgery, ultrasound, wellness and nutrition but there’s a special place in her heart for purring patients. She finds feline medicine especially rewarding and hopes that through education and communication – more cats will get to visit the vet without feeling so stressed. Sarah came to the PNW from Pensacola, FL to experience beautiful mountain activities without being too far from the beach. She plays tennis, likes trying new foods at local festivals and traveling – especially to Disney! Dr. Razek also enjoys going to the theatre, drawing and using her Art History Degree from Florida State (Go Seminoles!) to discuss her favorite eras while strolling through art museums. She shares her home with 2 cats – Lexie, an orange tabby girl and Milou, a white and grey tabby boy.
Gina has been part of the Alpine team since 2017. She has a BA in International Political Economy from the University of Puget Sound, however, her true career calling is with canine and feline companions in our community. Gina’s passion for working with animals started when she worked as a fundraiser for Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in 2013. Her career in companion animal medicine started in 2014 when she took a job as Community Outreach Coordinator for Seattle Humane. While taking courses in Veterinary Technology at Pierce College, Gina worked in veterinary hospitals and completed an internship at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle. In 2018, she graduated with an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. While Gina enjoys all areas of the field, she’s particularly interested in honing her skills in surgery. She enjoys spending time with her Shih Tzu mix Kendra and various feline friends. Gina also enjoys hiking and traveling to visit with her friends and family across the country.
Sara has been officially employed at Alpine since 2017, although she’s been a part of the team for longer. She worked as a veterinary assistant at another hospital while attending the Pierce College Veterinary Technology program. During that schooling, she chose to complete her externship at Alpine. Shortly after completing school she decided she loved the atmosphere and wanted to officially join the Alpine team. Sara is very interested in dentistry and emergency care. She loves spending time with her Husband and their 2 kids, and all 5 of their pets. If she’s not working, she is spending her time with her husband and 2 kids, enjoying nature or reading
Betsy is one of our most tenured team members, being at Alpine since 2001. She completed school at Colorado Mountain College and then completed an internship with a board-certified surgeon in Phoenix, AZ. She started her career at Mesa Veterinary Hospital ER & Specialty where she did everything from general practice to specialty until relocating to Alpine in 2001. Betsy has been managing Alpine’s inventory since 2010. She enjoys the dual role of managing inventory for the hospital but also being a helping hand when anyone needs extra assistance. Betsy organizes and coordinates Alpine’s community events like Salmon Days and the FLSSP Walk n Wag every year. Betsy is known as a jack of all trades and she loves sharing her knowledge with others. Her special interests include surgery, preventative care and dietary needs. If she’s not working, she is usually spending time with family and her cat Milo. She enjoys traveling and photography.
Jynifer joined the Alpine team in 2012 but her journey began in 2008 when she volunteered at a veterinary hospital and a cat rescue. Deciding to pursue her passion, she attended Yakima Community College’s (YVCC) Veterinary Technology program, completed multiple externships and received her degree in 2010 from YVCC. In 2018 she was promoted to Lead Technician at Alpine. Her interests include emergency and critical care, nursing and hospice care, obedience training, and client education. In her spare time, she enjoys quality time with her husband and their 3 fur kids, Pumpkin (an orange tabby cat), Clover Mae the one-eyed adventure pup (American Cocker Spaniel) and Mac Jefferson, daddy’s boy of the bunch (German Short Haired Pointer Mix). Outside of work, Jynifer enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, camping and volunteering at Woodland Park Zoo. She’s always learning a new foreign language and planning one of her many trips to Disney World with friends and family.
Travis has been with the Alpine team since 2009. He started in the field as a kennel attendant and working at a grooming salon. He started as Alpine as a kennel attendant, then was promoted to veterinary assistant while he attended PIMA Medical Institute’s Veterinary Technician program. He completed an externship at Blue Pearl in Renton, graduated with his degree and spent many years as an emergency technician. His interests include emergency medicine, surgery and radiology. He enjoys spending time with his family and his two cats Jane and Kirito. His hobbies include computers, online gaming and watching anime
Surgery Team Lead
Cassandra joined the Alpine team in 2012 as a veterinary assistant. While working on her Veterinary Technician degree at Pima Medical Institute, she also gained experience in general practice. She graduated with her degree and has since spent time in the emergency department and received a promotion to lead surgical technician. Cassandra works closely with the doctors and other members of the surgery team to ensure patients are safe and comfortable during their stay. She has interests in geriatric medicine and working previously with pocket pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs and mice. She has her hands full at home with her 3 dogs Chaco the Chihuahua, Cappy the Pom-Chi and her Kelpi mix Pawl. She loves spending time with her husband and her interests include cooking and watching movies.
Allie has been with the Alpine since 2005. After only a year her potential was obvious, and she was promoted to Lead Technician. Allie is originally from California and attended San Diego State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History. Later she attended Mesa Community College and received her Associates in Animal Sciences. She completed multiple externships in general practice and emergency/critical care all around California. Her medical interests are pain management, anesthesia and teaching and development of staff. She has 2 cats Puffy and Minnie. If she’s not at home you may catch her hiking, skiing or out on the greens. She loves Alpine’s environment and working with a talented team.
Ciara started working at Alpine back in 2014 as veterinary assistant. In 2018 she decided she wanted to expand her knowledge and skills and enrolled into the Veterinary Technician Program at PIMA Medical Institute. She successfully completed the program to join the ranks of LVT’s at Alpine. Her interests in the veterinary field include critical care/emergency, endoscopy, ultrasound, and dentistry. Ciara loves spending time with her fiancé and their tuxedo kitty Oreo. Outside of work she enjoys going hiking, working out, and spending time with her friends and family.
James, Veterinary Assistant
James started at Alpine in 2018 and while working, he successfully completed Pima Medical Institute’s Veterinary Assistant program. He has an extensive knowledge in the medical field as previously he worked in a lab studying molecular biology and eastern medicine. James has been part of our surgery team and spends his days care for our surgical and dentistry patients. He is interested in wound care, preventative care and working with large animals. Outside of work he adores spending time with his 4 children relaxing and being outdoors with his beloved Pitbull Rosie.
Madeline, Veterinary Assistant
Madeline started at Alpine team in 2019 just after completing the Veterinary Assistant program at Pima Medical Institute. She completed an externship in the surgery department at the Seattle Humane Society and prior to that she volunteered at Fox Hollow Farms in Issaquah. There she spent 4 years caring for domestic animals, livestock and exotic pets. Her interests include dentistry, geriatrics, chronic disease management, preventative care and client education. She has a barrage of pets at home including her Chow Chow dogs Leonardo and Ciccia Bella, Mia the Pharaoh Hound mix, Nala the German Shepherd Dog, 4 cats and a parakeet named Sylvester. During her time at Alpine, she decided to continue her education and is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician program at Pima.
Stephen, Veterinary Assistant
Stephen recently joined the Alpine team in 2019. Before relocating to Washington, he attended Metropolitan Community College of Kansas City and trained as a paramedic. After completing this program, he decided he wanted to travel. In his adventures, he saw a lot of animals in need and he decided animals were his true passion. He is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician program. His interests include preventative care, emergency surgery and preventative care. He loves to spend time outdoors with his wife and their dog Juliet and is always looking for new places to visit and explore.
Christina, Hospital Attendant
Christina has been a part of the Alpine team since 2016 when she followed her love of animals right through the door. She shares her home with a Chihuahua mix named Lucy. She also spends time helping to care for her sister’s animals Dexter and Maze (the cats) and a Labrador named Goose. Christina loves the people she works with, the opportunity to learn new things and being able to help people. Her special skills include low stress handling of pets and proper restraint. Outside of work she enjoys dancing and singing karaoke with friends and family.
Cassy joined the Alpine team in 2018 after working a few years as a certified grooming specialist. She is on the path to veterinary school by taking courses at Bellevue College. At home she loves spending time with her almost 3-year-old Cocker Spaniel, Bagel. Spaniels are her grooming specialty, so he always looks super handsome. Cassy also has a ball python, Saviper, and two chinchillas Pikachu & Minccino. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing and cooking or baking delicious meals and treats for friends, family & co-workers.
Lindsey started working in client service in 2002, spending 5 years in the pet supply retail before finding her way to the veterinary field and Alpine in 2018. She enjoys working with others and helping to guide people through their pet parent journey. She’s interested in expanding her knowledge of pet nutrition and her dream is to one day open a senior animal rescue. She appreciates music, arts and crafts of all kinds and on nice days, she enjoys gardening or antiquing.
Karley has been with the Alpine team since 2017. Her favorite part of working at Alpine is interacting with clients and helping their pets stay healthy. She has fun working with her teammates and being surrounded by animals. She would love to be a licensed technician one day. At home, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend their posse of pets: Jake the Chocolate Labrador, Hallie the Australian Shepherd Mix and her kittens Stella and Maverick. She also enjoys hiking, fishing and long walks with her dogs.
Charlene has been in the veterinary field since 2001 and lead the Client Service team at Alpine for 17 years. She loves working with people and pets in her community so close to home. When she’s not at work she likes to spend time with her 4-year-old Tabby, Waldo. Although she has been in Washington for so long she could be considered native, she shares her heart with Hawaii where she grew up. She loves being able to visit the island to see her children and spending time with her grandkids.
Lead Client Service Representative
Jamie joined the Alpine team in 2011 as a client service representative, and after years of dedication, she was promoted to lead the client service team. Jamie has an English degree with a minor in biology and chemistry and is a licensed massage therapist. She enjoys being a part of the leadership team, getting to know Alpine’s patients, and helping to ensure highest standards of care for pet owners. Jamie and her spouse love to snuggle their three cats, Frodo, Luthien and Momo. In her free time, she loves to read and write and also enjoys hiking, eating delicious food and travelling.
Kristen joined the Alpine team in 2016 but has a long animal related career behind her. During her college days in Missouri, she tried out many animal jobs (pet stores, grooming, pet sitting and the working at the St. Louis Zoo). In 2002, she got a position as a receptionist at a veterinary hospital and she’s still in the field today. Kristen relocated to WA in 2010 continuing in the veterinary field and worked her way up to Practice Manager in 2012. She can’t see herself doing anything else and loves supporting the Alpine team so they can do what they do best – take great care of pets. Kristen and her husband have an only child Pitbull/Bulldog mix named Large Marge. Kristen enjoys the beautiful PNW whenever she can. She also likes cooking, trying new breweries and cuddling up watching tv with Large Marge.