Dr. Lexi McGilvray (Dr. Mac) grew up in the beautiful Seattle area. She moved to San Diego, California for college, graduating from the University of San Diego with a BA in Biological Anthropology. She returned to the Pacific Northwest to attend Washington State University for veterinary school, graduating from WSU College of Veterinary Medicine with honors in May 2015. After graduation, she was accepted by Seattle Veterinary Specialists for a one year, small animal rotating internship in emergency and specialty medicine. She has worked as a small animal general practitioner since the completion of her advanced training. Her interests include cardiology, dentistry, and internal medicine. When she’s not working with animals as a Cara team member, Dr. Mac enjoys traveling with her husband, snowboarding with friends, practicing hot yoga, cheering for the Seahawks, and exploring the PNW’s great outdoors with her Chihuahua mix, Leoberto.
Dr. Mortimer grew up in Maryland where she worked as a veterinary assistant throughout high school and college. After receiving a degree in Biology from James Madison University, she was accepted into the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. There she received her degree in veterinary medicine and became a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Her primary interest include cardiology and neurology. She moved to Seattle right after graduation in the summer of 2021, where she enjoys exploring the area. In her free time she enjoys traveling, going to local breweries, hiking, working out and spending time with her crazy 2 year old whippet mix Cannoli.
Jenifer was born and raised in north Seattle and has 15 years experience in the animal care industry. Her experiences range from veterinary medicine to dog training, showing and breeding. She has extensive experience in general practice, emergency and critical care as well as specializing in reproduction and neonate care. Her main areas of interest are client education and preventative medicine along with health testing and responsible breeding to eliminate congenital defects in purebred dogs..
Outside of work, Jen enjoys traveling, live music and loving on her squeezable bulldog, Secret.
Kaitlyn was born and raised here in Washington, specifically in Bellingham. She started working in veterinary medicine when she was 17 years old in 2018 as a kennel assistant, and since then, she has worked her way up through customer service and is now a veterinary assistant. Outside of work, Kaitlyn enjoys going fishing, taking her dog Kenna for walks, and having adventures with her friends and husband. Kaitlyn has several animals at home, including a dog named Kenna, a cat named Kenji, a ball python, a Pac-Man frog, and plenty of fish! Kaitlyn has always had a huge passion for working with animals, beginning with showing in 4H and AKC, and now wants to do all she can to help others with their loved ones as well. She always makes a point to help owners and pets have a comfortable and happy visit when they come to Juanita Hills Animal Hospital.
Anna is one of our gifted Veterinary Assistants who began working with us in August of 2021. She graduated from the University Of Nebraska with a double major in Psychology and Criminal Justice. When she isn’t at work, she loves cuddling with her two cats: Chubbo & DumDum. They are an odd couple, with a 13-year-old senior rescue and the other a 3-month-old kitten.
Sabrina grew up in SeaTac WA— She has 9 years invested in veterinary medicine, developing meaningful relationships with both our clients and our patients. In Sabrina’s free time she enjoys plant shopping and watching anime. She has two Pitbulls: Kuruk & Kali. Sabrina has experience handling the “tougher” breeds & has studied animal behavior science for a year after high-school.
“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen” -Orhan Pamuk”
My name is Dev! My pronouns are They/Them. My whole life revolves around my animals, art, and finding my happiness. I graduated from The Art Institute of Seattle with my associate’s degree in graphic design, but I switched career paths in search of more fulfillment for my heart and of course that led me to more animals!
Anastasia is a certified veterinary assistant with a passion for providing the best care possible for animals. She obtained her veterinary assistant certification at Pima Medical Institute in 2020, and since then, she has been dedicated to serving her clients and furry patients with the utmost care and compassion.
She was raised on Mercer Island, Washington. She grew up with her furry loved ones, “Lucky Jack the six-toed cat” and Willow, her beloved 10-year-old Cavapoo. Lucky Jack had some health issues during his life which required medical attention, and it was through observing the care and compassion that inspired her to pursue a career in the field.
Willow, on the other hand, her unwavering love and joy for life have kept her motivated in this field.
In her free time, she loves to spend time with family and friends, go sailing on Lake Washington, and express her artistic side.
As a veterinary assistant, her purpose is to provide the best care and attention to patients and their human families. She strongly believes that building strong relationships with both the pets and their owners leads to the best outcomes. In the words of Anatole France, “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” Her soul has been awakened by her passion for animal care, and she is ready to provide your pets with the care they deserve
Natalie was born in Humboldt County, California but raised on Whidbey Island. Her family cared for many animals, from guinea pigs to horses, and she learned her love for animals from a very early age.
Natalie graduated from Coupeville high school, and then went on to finish her undergraduate requirements at San Diego State University. Her hope is to continue her education in veterinary medicine at some point. Until then, we will benefit from her amazing sense of humor, and teamwork, and our clients and patients will benefit from the compassion that she brings to every appointment.
When she isn’t working, Natalie loves playing with her cat Karma (although she would adopt all the animals if she could)
Nicole is a Licensed Veterinary Technician who recently moved to Seattle from the east coast. Originally from New York, Nicole has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and previously worked in various forms of media. In 2018, she decided to move to South Carolina to go back to school to pursue her passion to work with and help animals. She received her Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology from Tri-County Technical College in May 2021 and passed her boards/received her licensing in July 2021. In her free time, Nicole likes to hang at home with her 2 cats, go to concerts, collect vinyl and tattoos, travel to new places, get outdoors, watch the latest cult or murder documentary on Netflix and/or baseball (Go Yankees!) and spend time with her loved ones.