VCA Bellevue Veterinary Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Kat Kerstetter, LVT
    Veterinary Tech School: PIMA Medical Institute

    Hometown
    Kat grew up in the same home all her life with her two siblings and parents in Renton, WA.

    Education/Experience
    In high school, Kat's first animal-related job was in hippotherapy (which promotes the use of the movement of a horse as a treatment strategy in physical, occupational and speech-language therapy sessions for people living with disabilities). She worked with the horses during the young children's therapy and also afterwards, keeping them exercised and entertained. Knowing she was always meant to work with animals, Kat decided to enroll at PIMA Medical Institute in 2007. She graduated with her Veterinary Technician License in 2009 and has worked for VCA Bellevue ever since. Kat values the environment at VCA Bellevue, so it's easy to love her job. In 2012 she was promoted to Technical Supervisor. Her favorite aspects of our practice are nutrition, behavior, working with pets that tend to be a bit of a challenge, and building relationships with clients and patients.

    Hobbies
    Kat is known as our resident movie-lover. She frequents the theater and has a very large, diverse collection of films. She also enjoys traveling--Delphi, Greece being one of her favorite places in the world.

    Future goal
    To make a difference, however small, in the lives of every pet she meets.

    Pets
    Kat has adopted two cats through VCA Bellevue: a Maine Coon mix named Jasper and a spunky domestic short hair, Sage, both 3 years old.

    Favorite quote
    "What is man without beasts? If all beasts were gone, men would die from great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to man."--Chief Seattle


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Laura Wright, LVT
    Veterinary Tech School: PIMA Medical Institute
    School: Sno-Isle Skill Center

    Hometown
    Laura is a local gal, raised in Everett, WA. She has recently relocated to the Bellevue area, which brought her to our hospital.

    Education/Experience
    While in high school Laura attended Sno-Isle Skill Center, taking veterinary assisting and pet grooming classes. She then began working in a veterinary clinic while taking classes at Pima Medical Institute. She completed the program to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician while working at VCA Silver Lake in Everett. She has been a member of the VCA family since 2009 and joined the VCA Bellevue team in 2013. We are happy to have her skills and experience with us.

    Hobbies
    Laura enjoys her time off with her friends and family. She also has an interest in theater and music.

    Future Goal
    Laura has a special interest in canine training, and someday would like to train canine police officers.

    Pets
    Laura has two wonderful dogs! Cisco and Kahless are 13-year-old brothers from the same litter. She got them when she was only nine years old and has been doing her best to keep them happy and healthy in their senior years. She loves every day she gets to spend with them!

    Favorite Quote
    “Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem.”
    ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
     

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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

Find a VCA Specialty Care Animal Hospital near you:

 

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency please call us immediately at 425-747-1770. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.  The following are recommended facilities:

VCA Alpine Animal Hospital
Phone: 425-392-8888
Fax: 425-391-7439
888 NW Sammamish Road
Issaquah, WA 98027

http://www.vcahospitals.com/alpine-wa

Or

VCA Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle
Phone: 425-697-6106
Fax: 425-697-4746
20115 44th Avenue West
Lynnwood, WA 98036
 

http://www.vcaspecialtyvets.com/veterinary-specialty-center-seattle/

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