About Us

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Started in 1996 by Dr. Barbara Deeb DVM, we are a small animal veterinary clinic catering to pets and their owners of the Shoreline and greater Seattle area. 

As of 2005 Dr. Karen Obegi DVM serves as main veterinarian to our small but growing staff.  We offer open yet intimate exam rooms, a cozy living room style lobby, large back treatment room and a separate area for animals that need a quieter environment to recover from procedures.

We also welcomed back Dr. Jana Rickel, after leaving Allpet to complete veterinary school and gather experience in the veterinary field.

Both of our veterinarians share a special interest in many pocket pets as well as knowledge of cats and dogs.

 Honeysuckle the Bullmastiff 

Honeysuckle the Bullmastiff 

Karen Obegi D.V.M                            

Dr. Obegi (pronounced Oh-Bee-Gee) attended U.C. Davis and graduated in 1995. She has a special interest in small mammals. She shares her home with 2 children, 2 cats, 1 rabbit, and 1 bird. 

 Benjamin the Rabbit- Client Pet

Benjamin the Rabbit- Client Pet

Jana Rickel D.V.M

Dr. Rickel has worked for over 25 years in the veterinary and biomedical research fields. Before attending  Oklahoma State University Collage of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 she worked for Dr. Deeb here at Allpet as an assistant. She lives with cats, rabbits, a Red Eared Slider Turtle, and her loving and tolerant husband. In her spare time she teaches dance and plays music from the Balkans.

 Batman the Boston Terrier Puppy- Client pet 

Batman the Boston Terrier Puppy- Client pet 

Mellissa Garcia L.V.T.

Our current Technician has several years in the field as both an Assistant and then a Licensed Tech. She studied at PIMA Medical Institute and  commutes from Granite Falls where she lives with her Husband, 3 Rescue cat's "Joker",  "Wade Wilson" and "little miss Marvel" As well as her Pittbull "Takko" and Dane mix "Bruce".

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Laura Gibbons, Vet Assistant

Laura is one of our PIMA Medical Assistant graduates. She currently splits her time between UPS and us here at Allpet. Laura also had the pleasure of working with Dr. Rickel at a previous clinic and they both joined us together. 

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Zoe Maconnell, Receptionist

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Anna Fischer, Kennel Assistant

 

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Jennifer Miller, kennel assistant

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Christa Hendrickson. Receptionist

Our head receptionist and longest term staff member, Christa is the face of our clinic and best known for her ever changing hair colors. She is married to her childhood sweetheart, and they live with their 3 dogs "Charlie" the Viszla, and"Bernie" and "Courtney Love" the Chinese Crested's. She also enjoys Gardening, Walking with Pokemon Go, and spending time with her grandsons and many chickens.

 "Grizzly" the Red Heeler

"Grizzly" the Red Heeler

Stephanie Erdesz. Vet Assistant

Stephanie is currently a sophomore at the University of Washington , with a major in Biology. She plans on going to Vet school after graduation with hopes of becoming a large animal Veterinarian. In her free time she volunteers at PAWS animal shelter, and loves to hike. She currently owns "Grizzly" the red heeler and "Yeti" the Siamese.

 

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Tariq Shabazz, kennel assistant

Tariq is one of our newer staff and currently attending Renton Tech to be an Assistant. He plans to continue on to be a Veterinary Technician. He has owned fish, iguanas, and dogs. he hopes to one day own a mastiff breed such as a Cane Corso or a Bullmastiff.

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Zanzi Obegi

Dr Obegi's oldest daughter is a Sophmore at Roosevelt High School and Assists part time when not competing in dance competitions.

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Dumitru Drogeanu, Kennel Assistant

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