Petcare Hospital

Petcare Hospital is a multi-purpose veterinary clinic primarily treating cats and dogs.  It is our mission as the Petcare Team to provide the best care for your pets.  Our doctors and staff are driven by a sincere love for animals and concern for their well-being.  We believe it is also essential to include you as the pet owner in the decision making process related to the care and happiness of your pets.

Dr. Fraser opened Petcare Hospital in 1995.  He has built this practice based on a sincere desire for animal wellness, quality medical diagnostics, and building partnerships with pet owners to determine and implement appropriate treatments and general health care.
 
Vet check-up with client and her dog
  • Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 8-6
  • Thurs: 8-8
  • Sat: 9-1
  • Sun: Closed
  • Dr. Douglas Fraser, Practice Owner

    Dr. Fraser opened Petcare Hospital in 1995.  He has built this practice based on a sincere desire for animal wellness, quality medical diagnostics, and building partnerships with pet owners to determine and implement appropriate treatments and general health care.

    Dr. Fraser knew he wanted to become a veterinarian since the age of seven.  He watched every National Geographic show and read any book he could relating to animals, their behavior and health issues.  At the age of 16, this desire influenced him to look for work in veterinary hospitals.  He applied for work and was hired by a reputable hospital that was owned and operated by four exceptional veterinarians who had received their doctorate degrees from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania.  The University of Pennsylvania is the only school within the United States which awards the degree of Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD): a degree held in high esteem among the veterinary medical community.

    Dr. Fraser's exposure and experience in veterinary medicine was extensive during his time at this veterinary hospital, which he worked at throughout high school and his undergraduate study.  Due to his experience, extensive background knowledge and excelling during his undergraduate years, Dr. Fraser followed in his mentors footsteps and was accepted to the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Program.

    Dr. Fraser plays a supportive role in donating time and medical care to a variety of groups including Puget Sound Greyhound Rescue and feral and stray cat adoptions.  He is also one of the veterinarians for the Seattle Police Department Canine Unit.  During the first year of business, Petcare Hospital received a top national award for quality diagnostics.  Dr. Fraser has also performed roles pertaining to medical ethics mediation in Snohomish County and has a desire to see that the industry maintains high ethical standards in dealing with pet's care and treatment. 
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1992
    Education:
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Alexandria Godwin

    Ali grew up in NW Washington on a small farm where she cared for many different types of animals from horses to ducks.  She knew she wanted to be a veterinarian at a very young age.  Before college she worked as an assistant horse trainer and had the opportunity to show Arabian horses.  After several years she moved on to attend the University of Idaho and graduated with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Wildlife Resources.  She then went on to attend Western University of Health Sciences, college of Veterinary Medicine in Pomona, CA and graduated in 2013 with a large variety of experience in both large and small animal.

     Ali is married and loves to spend time with her husband, son and her small army of Jack Russell Terriers in the outdoors and around the beautiful northwest.  Ali is very excited to be back in the northwest and loves being a part of the Petcare team!

    Years in Practice:
    Jul 18, 2013
    Education:
    Western University of Health Sciences
  • Dr. Kristi Batterman

    Kristi joined the Petcare Team in November 2013 and she is a true local; she grew up in the Mill Creek area.  Kristi knew she wanted to be a veterinarian when asked to do a school project in 6th Grade.  She went to Washington State University for her undergrad and veterinary schooling where she studied wildlife ecology and rehabilitation.  She graduated in 2009 and worked her internship in Bothell at an Avian and Exotic Animal hospital.  Her career interests are dermatology, preventative care, client education, exotics and pocket pets.

    Kristi lives in the area with her husband, twin sons and many pets; a mastiff mix and long hair cat.  Her personal interests include baking, gardening, kayaking and visiting her family and horse on Whidbey Island.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2009
    Education:
    Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dr. Mallory Scygelski

    Mallory is from Northern Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for undergraduate, where she received a degree in Zoology. It was here she discovered her passion for helping animals through volunteer work and a pre-veterinary trip to Nicaragua and Honduras. After school, she worked at a small animal veterinary hospital to gain more experience. Mallory attended the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Her career interest includes client communication, preventative medicine, and behavior.

    Mallory is excited to start her professional career in the Pacific Northwest. She lives in Seattle with her two cats (Dwight and Big Tuna), and her yellow Labrador Retriever (Maggie Mae). Her personal interest includes traveling, hiking, kayaking, reading, and cooking. She is excited to join the excellent Petcare team and looks forward to providing quality care for your family. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 20, 2017
    Education:
    University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Staff

    Dr. Milray Howell

    Dr. Milray Howell grew up in California and went to high school in Spokane, WA. She spent her childhood surrounded by many kinds of animals and knew she wanted to be a veterinarian since elementary school. She received a B.S. in Biology from Purdue University and graduated with honors from WSU Veterinary School.

    Since graduation she has worked in a variety of veterinary positions including owning a practice and emergency medicine. Her veterinary interests include surgery and internal medicine. 

    Milray is married to Mike Howell, a local equine veterinarian, and they have two busy teenage children as well as a dog and two cats. They love to travel and ski as a family and are always looking for the next adventure! She is excited to be a part of the Petcare team and is looking forward to meeting their clients and pets.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1992
    Education:
    Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Lisa Tarsi, Veterinary Technician

    Lisa was introduced into the field initially through a large and small animal practice. She loved helping the horses and was interested in the pharmaceutical and surgical aspects of the job. Lisa enjoys seeing her long term patients and following their progress. She loves helping our patients feel better and seeing their happy faces and grateful families reunited. We have a fantastic team and she loves being around her co-workers!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2003
  • Randee Carter, Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Randee chose this career path because she wanted a job that was fulfilling and meaningful. She feels good going home at night knowing she made a difference.  She loves surgery, helping patients feel better and thankful owners. She also loves working with her best friends! Randee owns 3 cats including a pair of very creepy twin cats (Carl, Lenni & Tuli). In her spare time Randee enjoys reading, spending time with her friends, the occasion hike and enjoying delicious beer. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Education:
    Pima Medical Center
  • Barbara Byerley, Veterinary Assistant

    Barbara knew she wanted to be a Vet Tech when she was sitting with her childhood cat Jake during his final breaths. She knew at that moment she wanted to help and comfort other fur babies. She loves being able to bond with our patients and clients. She also loves being able to help animals. Barbara has a Mini Schnauzer, Buttons and a Turkish Angora, Puff. When Barbara is away from work she loves to go on adventures, read, write, swim and make others smile! 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
    Education:
    Pima Medical Center
  • Ashley Seachord, Groomer & Veterinary Assistant

    Ashley transitioned from Petcare Groomer to Veterinary Assistant. Ashley is always interested in expanding her knowledge with animals. Becoming a Vet Tech was the career that appealed to her for the challenges she would face and the amount of information she would receive. She loves to be part of a knowledgeable team that upholds excellent care for our patients.  Ashley has a Blue Heeler (Willow) and Leopard Gecko and a Budgie (Bird). When Ashley is away from work she spends a lot of her time exploring new places with Willow. She also enjoys crafts and furthering her education through her online school. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
    Education:
    Penn Foster
  • Justine Burke, Veterinary Assistant

    Justine grew up in a house full of animals, so it was only natural to her to stay in the animal field. Like all of us Justine loves seeing the new puppies and kittens as they come in to the office, but she is also passionate about being able to help a pet when they are sick or injured and they need her most. Justine owns 2 cats (Jax & Bitsy), a Rottweiler (Rona) and a Pug/Lab Mix (Rocky). When she isn’t at Petcare Justine loves to cook, go fishing and watch the Seahawks! 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
    Education:
    Penn Foster
  • Sharlin Frisbee, Veterinary Assistant

    Sharlin has always felt strongly about caring for animals. She loves medicine, surgery and fixing animals so she made a career change and joined our team at Petcare. She loves watching surgeries and being part of the care for a pet until they are well again. Sharlin has 2 long haired cats (Merlot and Little) and a German Shepherd/Husky Mix (Cali). When away from work she enjoys adventures with Cali (floating the river and camping) as well as international travel, yoga and visiting the local breweries/wineries. 

    Years in Practice:
    Oct 18, 2017
    Education:
    Pima Medical Center