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Andrew Bernstein, DVM

Dr. Andrew Bernstein graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. He has been at the Aurora Veterinary Hospital since 2003 and is the owner. When not working, he enjoys canoeing, stand up paddle boarding, and spending time with his wife, two daughters, and dog.

Casey Sowell, DVM

Dr. Casey Sowell graduated from Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Having worked for the Aurora Veterinary Hospital in 2003, his allegiance drew him back to rejoin the staff in early 2011. He enjoys traveling whenever the opportunity arises, though he is always content spending time exploring Seattle with his wife, two daughters, and dogs (Poppy & Oscar).

Lisa Newton, DVM

Dr. Lisa Newton joined the Aurora Veterinary Hospital originally in 1986 as an assistant and again as a doctor after graduating from WSU Veterinary School in 1991. After raising two children, she is now transitioning into life as an empty nester, which includes advocating in DC and Olympia and raising money for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, cross-country skiing, boxing, and singing in a gospel choir. She is also on the board of the Pawsitive Alliance, which includes participating in the only low cost spay neuter clinics in Adams County WA.  She has three shelter adopted pets, two cats and one dog.

Lara Kreyenhagen, DVM

Dr. Lara Kreyenhagen graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. After a year as a horse veterinarian she found her true calling as a small animal veterinarian. She joined Aurora Veterinary Hospital in 1998. In her free time she enjoys running, skiing, gardening and spending time with her husband and three children.

Kathryn Weinrauch, BVMS, MRCVS

Dr. Kathryn Weinrauch graduated from the University of Glasgow, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She worked in a thriving small animal practice in England for the next two years. In 2007, she moved from the UK to Washington where she has been practicing ever since. She enjoys photography, gardening, and spending time with her dogs, three energetic children and husband.

Ngoc Tran, DVM

Dr. Ngoc Tran graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Upon graduation, she was eager to return home to Seattle. She has practiced in the Seattle area since and joined Aurora Veterinary Hospital in 2019. In her spare time, Dr. Tran enjoys spending time with her two rambunctious kitties, Monday and Bristol, and playing the risky game of rubbing cat bellies.

Lina Berona

Lina has a doctoral degree in Veterinary Medicine in her home country of the Philipines. She moved to the U.S. and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 1995. She enjoys working elbow to elbow with doctors and staff in all aspects of the veterinary field. Lina is also passionate about community service within the Filipino Community of Seattle and serves as senior vice president of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoys gardening, travel, and fishing. She currently lives in Kent with her daughter, Marilyn.

David Carson

David graduated from Pima Medical Institute in 2011 and is a Licensed Veterinary Technician. He is a feline enthusiast with an interest in feline behavior. After earning a BA in Anthropology in 2005, David moved to Seattle from Chico, California. He shares a home here with three cats and his daughter Rogue.

Milly Ellenberger

Milly moved to Seattle in the winter of 2010 from Atlanta, Georgia, where she worked for the past 5 years in a veterinary hospital. She hails from the great state of Maine. Milly enjoys exploring the outdoors, gardening, and cooking unique dishes. In her free time, she can be found in her garage workshop designing and soldering jewelry. Milly shares a home with her Dutch rabbit, Enzo.

Marcia Ingolfsland

Marcia is a Licensed Veterinary Technician with a Bachelor’s degree in biology. She moved to Washington from North Dakota in 2003 and has volunteered and fostered for multiple rescue organizations since. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Marcia shares her home with a farm-cat from North Dakota and a shepherd mix from a local shelter.

Sue Murphy

Sue has been employed at Aurora Veterinary Hospital since 1991. She has a young Border Collie named Colbie and an elderly cat named Speedy. She has two grown children Hailey and Ryan. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking ,camping, gardening, horseback riding and spending time on her family farm in Oregon.

Hannah Sheridan

Hannah has been in the veterinary industry since 2004 and it's one of the things she is most passionate about. Hannah moved here from Florida in 2009. Outside of work, she loves the Seattle Sounders, jigsaw puzzles, spending time with the loves of her life, her kitties Domino, Lyra, and Sparta and fiancé, Jacob. Go Sounders!

Scott Swanson

Scott has worked with all types of animals from elephants to tiny poison dart frogs. He joined the Aurora Veterinary Hospital team in February of 1989. Scott is an avid motorcyclist and can often be found with his wife at one of Seattle's many dog parks playing with their dog.

Claudia Gonzales 

Claudia is a veterinary assistant on our team. She’s a bubbly girl with a love for animals like no other. Her favorite animals are cows, and she loves kitties and pitties.

Sheila Wilson 

Sheila Wilson is a native of Seattle and worked with the elderly for 29 years, but always had a passion to work with animals. She loves to spend time with her husband, two grown kids, dogs Hansel and Gretel and kitty Rainbows.

Elizabeth "Lizzy" Koon 

Lizzy started working at AVH after finishing the Veterinary Assistant program at PIMA medical institute. She loves the varied responsibilities as an assistant, building relationships with the patients and the satisfaction of doing dental cleanings. Outside of work, she is an avid plant enthusiast and you can usually find her hanging out with her husky Zume.

Keller Spitts 

Keller loves the community at AVH and enjoys how welcoming it is here. She also enjoys seeing cute animals every day. She feels this a great place to be.

Lisa Clarke 

Lisa has loved animals, especially dogs and cats, since childhood. Growing up in the suburbs of Southern California, Lisa was never without a four-legged companion. She has worked with animals on a professional, and volunteer basis, for over two decades, and has been with Aurora Veterinary Hospital since June of 2019. She currently does not have a pet at home, but she looks forward to getting a dog as soon as life permits. When Lisa isn't working, she enjoys a wide variety of activities: Acting, Painting and Drawing, Music, Movies, strong coffee, and spending quality time with her boyfriend, family, and friends!

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