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 just 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.
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, 1 dog, 2 cats, 1 rabbit, and 1 bird.
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.
Mellissa Bolts L.V.T.
Our current Technician comes to us after several years in the field as both an Assistant and then a Licensed Tech. She studied at PIMA Medical Institute's Renton and Kent campus and currently commutes from Issaquah where she lives with her cat "Joker" from Missy's Rescue, and "Wade Wilson" from Seattle Area Feline Rescue. She hopes to soon move to a house up north with room for goats, a pig, and many large dogs.
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.
Anna Fischer, Kennel Assistant
Kendra Ford, Kennel Assistant
Kendra, a former doggy daycare attendant, is actually a huge bird lover. She has owned a Red-lore Amazon for 24 years but recently added 1 Conure and 2 Parakeets to her family. Currently a PIMA student, she is studying to be a Veterinary Technician to work with even more birds and exotic creatures. For now, she is enjoying small animal practice and getting to know the local animals of the neighborhood.
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 recently married her childhood sweetheart, and they live with their 2 dogs "Charlie" the Viszla, and "Courtney Love" the Chinese Crested. She also enjoys Gardening, Walking with Pokemon Go, and spending time with her grandsons and many chickens.
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 with her 2 goldendoodles Boomer and Charlie.
Leora Alk, Kennel Assistant
Leora was once our beloved barista and now a member of the Allpet family! Leora has a BA degree in Gender & Cultural studies and is currently obtaining her Veterinary Technician associates degree from Penn Foster University. She spends her free time drinking tea, spending time with her beloved cat, Moxie, in her PJs, and listening to Broadway showtunes.
Dr Obegi's oldest daughter is a Sophomore at Roosevelt High School and Assists part time on weekends when not competing in dance competitions.