ABOUT OUR VETERINARIANS
We have eight doctors on staff at Northeast Veterinary Hospital and all of them are experienced in canine and feline medicine. Three of our veterinarians are also experienced in the care of small mammals, including ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters, rats and mice. The services our doctors provide include routine preventative care for young healthy pets, early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages, and complete medical, surgical and dental care as necessary during his or her lifetime. With eight doctors, we not only offer many years of practical experience, but also some options for on-site care that you will not find at many hospitals, including veterinary acupuncture, dental radiology and orthopedic surgery. Our veterinarians provide sound advice and optimal, cost-conscious veterinary care, thus allowing you to enjoy life with your companion for a maximum number of years.
Dr. Erik Christensen
Dr. Christensen joined Northeast Veterinary Hospital in 1996, after working in mixed-animal practices in the Caribbean and Nebraska
Preventative medicine for your pet, the nuances of managing chronic issues, and all the available options for diagnostics and treatment often require extensive discussion. Dr. Christensen's focus is communication and working with clients to keep their pets happy and healthy, always taking into account the logistical and emotional cost
Dr. Christensen has no pets himself, but loves his wife Mary, and so agrees to house and care for the menagerie. He has multiple hobbies outside of work, and according to the staff, these will probably be described in repetitive detail at your appointment.
D.V.M. - Kansas State University, 1992
Dr. Betsy DiPasquale
Dr. Betsy DiPasquale rejoined Northeast Veterinary Hospital in 2020, after having worked at the hospital as a technician and a doctor in the past. Dr. DiPasquale initially taught high school math and science in Woodinville, WA, but always wanted to be a veterinarian. After a rewarding teaching career, she went back to school and fulfilled that dream.
Dr. DiPasquale’s interests include working with pets from a young age through their golden years. She believes quality medicine is dependent on listening to her clients, providing information to help address the medical needs of her patients, and including families in decision making.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family including an 18 yr. old cat named Jazzy and a 13 yr. old Yellow Lab named Tracy. Activities include cooking, biking, boating, and traveling.
D.V.M - Washington State University
B.S. - The Evergreen State College
M.P.A. - University of Washington
Dr. Stephanie Edwards
Dr. Edwards first knew she wanted to be a vet at age 12 while volunteering at the local animal shelter in Texas. After finishing her veterinary degree, Dr. Edwards relocated to Seattle, working at a small cats-only clinic. Wanting more diversity, Dr. Edwards joined Northeast Veterinary Hospital in 2006.
Special interests include: Soft tissue surgery, feline inflammatory bowel disease and diabetes.
D.V.M. - Texas A & M University, 2004
B.S. - Midwestern State University
Dr. Benjamin Fisher
Dr. Fisher grew up in southern California where his first interest in the veterinary world began as he and his brother raised and cared for a number of turtles and other creatures in their pond-filled backyard. He attended University of Wisconsin Veterinary School where he met his wife, Dr. Wrycha. He joined Northeast Veterinary Hospital in 2012.
His interests in veterinary medicine include tough internal medicine cases, dentistry, and seeing the occasional reptile. Other than work, he spends much of his time with his family, enjoys running and is contemplating running another marathon.
D.V.M - University of Wisconsin, 2005
B.S. -- Cal Poly Pomona
M.S. -- Cal State Fullerton
Dr. Kaitie Ivory
Dr. Kaitie Ivory grew up in Woodinville, and is very excited to be back in the PNW after a decade spent in eastern WA and western MT. She grew up surrounded by pets as part of her family, and veterinary medicine perfectly combines her love and affection for animals with her joy in problem solving, critical thinking, and contributing to the community.
She's especially interested in soft tissue surgery, ultrasonography, and fostering the human-animal bond.
Outside of the clinic she enjoys mountain biking and skiing, cuddling with her two dogs, Sully and June, reading historical fiction and memoirs, and going to see live music again!
D.V.M. – Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
B.A. – Whitman College
Dr. Ashley Mandel
Dr. Ashley Mandel was born and raised in Ohio and is excited to be exploring the PNW! She received both her B.S. in AnimalSciences and D.V.M. from The Ohio State University. She is especially interested in feline medicine, behavior, preventative medicine, and ophthalmology. Her favorite breeds to work with are large sporting dogs and cats. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Mandel enjoys reading, skiing, hiking, and visiting local breweries. She has two cats, Finn and Moose.
Dr. Jessica Turner
Dr. Turner was born and raised in the Seattle area. She received her B.S. in Biology at the University of Washington before completing her education at the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Turner has a special interest in dentistry and client education and communication . She has a special love for Labradors and any breed classified as a “pitbull.”
Outside of work, Dr. Turner enjoys exploring the many local breweries with her dog, hiking, and painting landscapes and pet portraits.
D.V.M. - Washington State University
B.S. - University of Washington
Dr. Jeanine Tweed
Born and raised in Queens, NY, Dr. Tweed earned her veterinary degree from Cornell University in 2000. Dr. Tweed has a special interest in Chinese medicine and how it can be integrated into Western veterinary medical practice. She received her Certification in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2017 from the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.
Anyone who knows Dr. Tweed knows about her obsession with brachycephalic breeds (French and English bulldogs, pugs, and other squishy-faced dogs), especially her own French bulldogs 'Cecile' and 'Mavis.' In her spare time, Dr. Tweed's passions include photography, making jewelry and creating assemblage art for her Etsy shop, and composing and performing music on her vintage 1980's Yamaha DX7 synthesizer.
C.V.A.--Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Amy Ward
Dr. Ward was raised in Seattle, and always knew she loved animals. She graduated from Washington State University in 1996, and joined Northeast Veterinary Hospital in 2002.
Her interests in veterinary medicine include acupuncture and orthopedic surgery. Outside of work she enjoys dog training, as well as arts and crafts.
D.V.M. - Washington State University, 1996
C.V.A. - I.V.A.S. Certification, 2001
Dr. Kristin Wrycha
Dr. Wrycha rejoined Northeast Veterinary Hospital in 2011.
Her interests in veterinary medicine include ophthalmology and soft tissue surgery. Outside of work, she enjoys running marathons and spending time with her family.
D.V.M. - University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005