Dr. Catriona Love
Growing up in Connecticut, Dr. Love always had a strong interest in medicine and a love for animals—so becoming a veterinarian was a natural choice! She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut, and went on to earn her DVM from the University of Florida, where she graduated in the top 10% of her class.
Prior to attending veterinary school, Dr. Love worked as a veterinary assistant and says she enjoys veterinary medicine because of the challenges it offers. As a doctor she has a special interest in the areas of internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and ultrasonography.
Dr. Love shares her home with her husband Dave and their daughter Daphne, who is the light of their lives. Their animal family members include Nola, a marsupial/chihuahua mix from Australia and two ginger cats named Phil and Orange Blossom. When she’s not working, Dr. Love enjoys skiing, camping, food, travel, and wine.
Dr. Piper Selmon
Dr. Selmon graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 after completing her clinical year of vet school at Colorado State University. She moved to Seattle soon after to start working in small animal general practice. She enjoys general practice because it allows her to help animals in her many different areas of interest, which include surgery, managing chronic endocrine disease, and dentistry. As an advocate for the pet, Dr. Selmon truly believes communication is key to forming a trusting relationship with families so that their pet receives the best quality care.
Originally from San Francisco, Dr. Selmon has also lived in Texas and the Caribbean. As much as she enjoyed the warm weather there, her visits to the Pacific Northwest caused her to fall in love with the area…and the coffee! Her two dogs, a puggle and a Boston Terrier seem to fit right in as well with routine walks around Green Lake.
Dr. Selmon is also passionate about travel and always looking for a new place to explore, especially if scuba diving might be involved. She loves to learn new things both in and outside of the hospital.
Dr. Pacheco grew up in the smallest town in the smallest state of Rhode Island. Her parents were born in Portugal, and she is 100% Portuguese. She grew up with many cats and dogs and knew she wanted to be a veterinarian when she was 12 years old. She was a biology major and natural history minor at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She completed her veterinary degree at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
After veterinary school she completed a small animal specialty rotating internship at VCA Southpaws Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Center in Fairfax, Virginia. Dr. Pacheco then moved to California to practice at Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital where she worked on dogs, cats, and exotics. She practiced small animal and exotic animal medicine for a few years and then completed a companion animal exotics internship at Stahl Exotic Animal Veterinary Services in Fairfax, VA. She worked with exotic animals for a few years and then transitioned back to dog and cat medicine recently.
Her professional interests include wildlife conservation and saving species from extinction. Her favorite animal is the orca. Dr. Pacheco has a chihuahua/yorkshire terrier mix named Carochinha. She enjoys soccer, hiking, singing, dancing, traveling, and any outdoor activities.
Acting Hospital Director
With us since May 2020, Maddy is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in biology. She first realized her love for animals as a young girl but knew she wanted to make veterinary medicine her life’s work when her puppy got sick and died at the tender age of two.
She’s proud dog mom to a Pittie mix named Rue, who is kind and curious and always hungry for snacks. Unfortunately, he’s also allergic to everything, including rice and pine trees! Maddy is working toward getting him into agility training.
When she’s not at work, she enjoys exploring new parts of Washington with Rue. They go everywhere together – on hikes in the mountains and long walks downtown. She can also be found practicing for her contemporary dance company and working out at her local gym.
A life-long animal lover, Samantha joined our team in November 2021 and is currently studying for her LVT at Penn Foster. When she’s not hard at work in our hospital, tenderly tending to your pets, she can often be found exploring the city, thrifting, and hanging out with friends and family. She shares her home with Thackery Binx, a black cat named for her favorite movie, “Hocus Pocus.”
Kella grew up competing in show jumping with horses and participating in the 4H club at school. When she was just 13, Kella began shadowing her family veterinarian as her interest in animal care blossomed. A current student at Penn Foster, she is working towards her Vet Tech license.
When she isn’t working at the clinic, you will likely find Kella at one of the local skate parks with her girls. She is an active member of the SkateLikeAGirl community and enjoys inspiring young women and non-binary people to skate. When she’s at home, Kella often hangs with her dogs (Kado, Kona, and Cheech) and her Cat (Momo).
Reid joined our team in October 2021, having worked in two shelters in Arizona where their love for helping sick, injured, and scared animals grew and flourished. They fostered – and nurtured back to health – many medically fragile cases, which cemented their love for helping animals even further. They are currently working on getting their LVT with Penn Foster.
Reid has two cats at home – Lulu and Vexation. They were adopted both from the shelters they worked for in Arizona and are greatly loved and cherished by Reid and their partner. Lulu loves catnip and throwing toys into the air to watch them fall to the ground. Vexation used to be feral, so part of the adoption process was to help get them comfortable around people! They are best friends and absolutely love to run and tumble!
In Reid’s spare time, they enjoy cooking with friends, crocheting (the cats like to help with that one!), spending time with their partner, and painting. They spend a lot of their days off with their cats, taking them on walks and bird-watching excursions. Reid also loves arts and crafts and often unwinds by exploring their creativity.