Dr. 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.
Dr. 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. Dr. Boutette is now an owner of Evergreen Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital since 2021.
Dr. 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.
Dr. 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, Lead LVT
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.
Katie Berge, Lead Veterinary Assistant and Training Supervisor
Vondelle McLaughlin, Veterinary Assistant
Jenna Galhenage, Veterinary Assistant
Jenna comes to us as our local guinea pig husbandry and care expert! She is a former air force officer and airline corporate sales. She loves and has a huge passion for guinea pigs and enjoys rehabilitating, rescuing and fostering piggies for over eight years now. She also volunteers at WFRS (Washington Ferret Rescue Shelter) for almost two years now. She is enrolled at PIMA to earn LVT (Licensed Veterinary Technician) degree.
Cheyenna Nathan, Veterinary Assistant
Emma Boudreaux, Veterinary Assistant
Kali Plummer, Veterinary Assistant
Kali is a vet assistant coming to us from Mesa, Arizona. Her background is in Wildlife Conservation, with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Conservation Biology. Much of her college career was spent outdoors and working on field research. Her experience includes interning at a local zoo near her college, using radio telemetry to monitor a population of the endangered black-footed ferret, and studying bat populations in Prescott, Arizona that she used to create a guide. Kali’s love for animals began at a young age from the many pets her family had, and watching countless hours of the Crocodile Hunter. Kali is a proud pet mom to her cat (Artemis), Chuckwalla (Loki) and Boa (Hestia).
Brettney Lamp, Veterinary Assistant
Brettney graduated in 2017 from Kent State University with a BS in organismal biology. I conducted research in South Africa, studying different moth morphotypes across different savannas. I started my career at the Akron Zoo as a keeper and a zoo educator. I moved on to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History where I was a wildlife specialist and an educator. I’ve always had a deep passion for helping wildlife and educating others to help instill compassion for the natural world.
Lea Swift, Veterinary Assistant
Lea comes to Evergreen Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital from a cat-and-dog veterinary background, with an even stronger background in customer service. His main draw to this field is to meet, help, research, and geek out about quirky pets with people who love them as much as he does. He is currently attending PIMA Medical Institute to obtain his Veterinary Technician License, and hopes to pass the VTNE by the end of 2021! He is a lifelong lover of animals, starting with the family cat when he was younger and progressing to a few hamsters, two more cats, three dogs, and a very full tank of tropical fish as he got older. Currently he lives with his two feline companions, (Lenore and Autumn) two hedgehogs, (Hecate and Fizzgig), and a very spoiled betta fish named Kevin. Growing up in the Bay Area in California, Lea dreamed of one day owning ferrets, so in 2016 he moved to Seattle, where he had heard that such pets were legal. In his spare time Lea can be found reading anything and everything (Larry Niven and Tamora Pierce are his top two favorite authors), learning and practicing new languages, and hiking the trails and beaches of the PNW.
Des Thomaier, Veterinary Assistant
Patience Melton, Veterinary Assistant
Cindy Fu, 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.
Ally Waldroup, Receptionist
Ally is a receptionist who joined the Evergreen team in April of this 2021. She previously worked in a pediatric clinic in Bellevue as a receptionist. Ally has owned various exotics in her life including rabbits, snakes, and chickens! She is very enthusiastic about working with and learning more about all kinds of animals!