Holly G. Carter, BVetMed
Dr. Carter has worked for over 20 years in small animal and exotic practices in the Puget Sound area, England, Arizona and the San Francisco Bay area. She obtained her veterinary degree at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, in 2000. While there, she was active in the Zoological Society, serving as president during her 4th year. She conducted research on iguana husbandry and paramyxovirus in snakes. She also earned a coveted spot in the exotics elective course at the London Zoo and Whipsnade Wild Animal Park. During her early years in practice she developed a skill for rabbit/small mammal dentistry and corrective trimming. She works closely with ferret and other small mammal shelters in the area to provide veterinary care and maximize the quality of life for the shelter and foster animals. Dr. Carter has owned Evergreen Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital since 2013.
James Boutette, DVM
Dr. Boutette joined Evergreen Avian and Exotic in August of 2015. He is originally from Ontario, Canada and graduated from University of Tennessee’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Dr. Boutette participated in an internship and residency in avian and exotic medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College and the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary College respectively. While a student, Dr. Boutette worked at the American Eagle Foundation and he has since sat on the board of directors of the Freedom Center for Wildlife in New Jersey. He also served as the primary veterinarian for two other wildlife rehabilitation and education centers in South Jersey and near Philadelphia. Dr. Boutette has pursued further education in aquatic medicine, undertaking an intensive course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts. He is an avid aquarist himself.
Isabelle Holford, BVetMed
Dr. Holford joined Evergreen in June of 2019. She graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. She has a special interest in birds and is an accomplished small mammal surgeon. She grew up in London and her parents are both veterinarians.
Kristina Fletcher, DVM
Dr. Fletcher joined Evergreen in 2017 directly after graduating from Ross University on St. Kitts Island in the West Indies. She grew up in Washington State, but has traveled extensively throughout the world.
Chris Clemens, LVT – Lead Technician
Chris graduated from Pima Medical Institute with her LVT degree in 2014 and joined Evergreen Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital after completing an externship here. She has a variety of reptiles, arachnids and mammals at her house and is particularly versed in reptile and invertebrate husbandry.
Cindy Fu – Lead Veterinary Assistant and Co-Office Manager
Cindy graduated from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington with her B.S. Degree in Zoology in 2013. During her studies, she worked at the WSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital in the Exotics Ward. There, aside from client-owned exotics, she also cared for baby squirrels and other wildlife. She has experience handling/feeding wild raptors (owls, hawks and eagles). Before graduating, Cindy created baby animal feeding and staging charts that are now incorporated into the Exotic Ward’s system and are used by veterinary students to care for in-patient wildlife. Cindy joined Evergreen Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital in 2013 when it opened.
Stephani Knutson – Veterinary Assistant and Co-Office Manager
Stephani earned her B.S. Degree in Biology at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington in 1990. She worked for many years as a veterinary assistant at the Exotic Pet and Bird Clinic with Dr. Skip Nelson and Dr. Cathy Johnson-Delaney. She has also worked as a zookeeper for the Boise City Zoo and has volunteered as an assistant and docent at Woodland Park Zoo. Stephani served as Head Birdkeeper at the Cougar Mountain Zoo for a year. Stephani keeps chickens, pigeons and other exotic and domesticated birds and mammals.
Jill Cotton – Veterinary Assistant
Jill is a nature and animal lover, who loves to teach. She graduated with a degree in Forestry from the University of Illinois. She spent many years working as a Forester before finding her true calling as an Environmental Educator and Interpretive Ranger for the National Park Service at Denali National Park in Alaska. She then took on her most important role, becoming a stay at home mom. She has always loved animals and has had birds her whole life; even working with birds of prey at one point. She joined the practice in 2018 after becoming an empty-nester to start the next chapter of her life.