Meet Our Team

Twin Pines Animal Hospital was established in 2017 and is an independently owned and operated mixed animal practice in downtown Bothell, WA. We offer in-clinic appointments as well as home visits for a variety of animals including dogs, cats, sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas, pigs, and poultry. Our service area includes King and Snohomish counties.

Dr. Hardy and Dr. Robertson met as associates in a clinic in Woodinville in 2011 and realized they both had the same vision for their own practice someday. Despite Dr. Robertson moving to another clinic in the Silver Lake/South Everett area, they continued planning to make that dream a reality. After years of searching for a location, permitting, and construction, our fully-equipped hospital is open and welcoming new clients. A renovated 1924 farm house, the clinic includes a full pharmacy, in-house bloodwork and laboratory capabilities, digital dental and full body xrays, surgical suite, and large animal area. Our mission is to serve all patients as though they were our own. By focusing on client education, we want to help pet parents make the best, most informed decisions regarding their pet's care to enable a full and rich life for every pet. Please call or click here to contact us regarding any questions you may have about your pet or to schedule an appointment today.



Veterinarians






Dr. Elizabeth Hardy


Owner

Dr. Hardy grew up outside of St. Louis Missouri and completed her undergraduate degree at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. She spent time after graduation working on conservation research on leopards in South Africa and then took a job working with sheep at Colorado State University until applying to veterinary school. She graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine in California in 2011 and spent some time studying alpacas in Peru.

Dr. Hardy worked as a mixed animal veterinarian at Woodinville Veterinary Hospital from 2011-2017 and has enjoyed working with a wide variety of animals and visiting small local farms. Dr. Hardy's areas of specific interest in small animal medicine are oncology, dermatology, breed-specific health problems, working and livestock guardian dogs. She focuses on treating each of her patients as if they were her own and believes communication is the key to all veterinary client relationships. She enjoys working with the community, while providing education and sparking interest in small hobby farms. She particularly enjoys working with small ruminants (goats, sheep), ducks, pigs, and camelids (llamas, alpacas). She has been a member of AASRP (American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners) since veterinary school and has been on the board as a regional director since 2014. She is a member of the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) and is actively involved in the House of Delegates representing small ruminant practitioners.

Dr. Hardy spends her free time skiing, camping with her dogs, golfing, gardening, and fly fishing with her husband Blake. She has two crazy dogs, one adorable cat, and 4 chickens!





Dr. Laura Robertson


Owner

Dr. Laura Robertson grew up in Southern Idaho and migrated to the Pacific Northwest to attend University of Puget Sound where she graduated with a BS in biology. After working for 4 years in biomedical research, she found her passion volunteering at PAWS rescue organization. She attended Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating at the top of her class in 2009. She has a special interest in feline medicine and clinical pathology. Her goal in veterinary medicine is to educate her clients to allow them to make an informed decision that is best for their pets and their family. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and Washington State Veterinary Medical Association. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, skiing, traveling, and enjoying the amazing outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.





Dr. Blake Miller, DVM


Part-time Associate

Dr. Blake Miller received his undergraduate degree and then completed his DVM in 2014 at the University of Illinois. While studying in Illinois, Dr. Blake was awarded University funding to continue his research on Barber Pole Worm and the use of dewormers and antiparasitics in mature dairy goats. In 2017 Dr. Blake was appointed to the board and elected as the West Coast Regional Director for the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners. Alongside veterinary work, Dr. Blake devotes time to analog photography, cooking, and woodworking. He plans to set up a basement wood shop where he can continue constructing a hardwood desk, a chicken coop, and a bookcase for his new home.
Dr.Blake treats cows, llamas and alpacas, sheep, goats, and chickens in addition to cats and dogs! When Dr. Blake is not working at Twin Pines, he dedicates his time to his mixed animal practice in Portland, OR, Northwest Mobile Vet.





Dr. Julia Wegley, DVM


Dr. Wegley grew up in the Seattle area before moving cross country for undergrad at Auburn university. After graduating she moved to London for vet school at the Royal Veterinary College. She recently moved back to the Seattle area and is the newest vet at Twin Pines!
Dr. Wegley is specifically interested in endocrinology and surgery but enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners, and the Washington Veterinary Medical Association.
In her free time she enjoys baking and hiking around the PNW.



Office Manager






Marc Carstensen


Marc started working with animals five years ago after moving to Washington for an internship at an animal rescue in 2012. After serving as a caregiver and director of animal care for 2 years he began working as an assistant with Dr. Hardy. He is currently in the process of getting his Veterinary Technician License. His biggest passions are large animal medicine and husbandry, and rescued animals. Both of his animals, Baron, a German Shepherd mix and Norma, a potbellied pig, were adopted from a local rescue. In his free time, Marc enjoys woodworking and outdoor activities such as hiking, running and skiing.



HR Manager / Farm Call Coordinator / Assistant






Elyse


Elyse has lived in Washington her whole life. She has been working with animals for the past 4 years, but has been surrounded by them since she was born. Before coming to Twin Pines, Elyse showed rabbits in her younger years and then was a lead caregiver at a rescue where she worked with pigs (weighing 10-900lbs!) and many varieties of birds. At home, Elyse has a dog named Olive, potbelly pigs named Bert and Barley, and a husband named Derek. During her free time, you can find Elyse spending time with her family and piggies or having a bonfire with friends.



Licensed Technician






Darian, LVT


Darian has worked in the veterinary field for over 5 years. She started out as an assistant and then went to tech school to get officially licensed. She has been an LVT since 2018. Darian has 1 dog named Otis and 1 cat named Princess at home. She would love to own goats one day. Darian also works at a veterinary oncology specialty hospital. In her free time, she loves to hike with her dog. Her favorite part about the job is that she still continues to learn something new every day!





Chris C., LVT


Moved to Montana! We miss her!



Veterinary Assistant






Kate (seasonal only, in vet school!)


My name is Kate and I just recently moved to Seattle from Columbus, Ohio. I've always loved animals and first got involved in the animal world through the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium High School program. Through college I worked as a wildlife rehabber, vet assistant, equine groom, avian researcher, and zookeeper at the Alaska SeaLife Center. I'm excited to work with a variety of species at Twin Pines and I'm hoping to go to vet school next year. In my free time I enjoy paddle boarding, hiking, field hockey, and cuddling my kitten Kenai!





Chrissy


Chrissy has been passionate about animals since she was little. She studied Biological Sciences at Washington State University and after graduating in 2012, fell in love with veterinary medicine at a cat shelter working as a technician in surgery and with feral cats. She then went on to work at a companion and exotic animal practice as an assistant and hydrotherapist doing rehabilitation. She enjoys helping animals to live their best lives through quality care and pet parent education and treats all of the pets she works with as if they were her own. She is passionate about animal rescue, geriatric animal medicine, and especially loves feisty cats. In her spare time, she enjoys relaxing with her sassy old lady cat Cali, staying active outside, and spending time with friends and family.





Aiden


Aidan is from Chicago and recently moved to the Pacific Northwest to pursue his Bachelor's degree at the University of Washington. Aidan has been surrounded by animals his entire life and is committed to caring for them. Growing up, Aidan had many pets which included cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, and rodents. He has a strong passion for animal medicine and is interested in attending veterinary school in the near future. In his free time, you might catch him hiking, sailing, or searching Seattle for the best cup of coffee.






Client Care Representatives






Kelsey


Kelsey was born and raised in Washington. She started as a kennel attendant in 2010 after a life long dream of working with animals. She joined Twin Pines in July 2021 and does a bit of work as a receptionist and veterinary assistant. She has worked with dogs, cats, birds, and various other small creatures. She is very excited to be working with chickens and hopes to have her own flock someday! Kelsey has a full house that includes her husband, two daughters, a small german shepherd mix, two cats, and fish. In her (limited) spare time, you will find her outside with her family, walking her dog, or tending to her collection of houseplants.





Katie


Katie has spent the majority of her life in different areas of Washington. She worked as a receptionist and veterinary assistant many years ago and was even working toward becoming a licensed veterinary technician. Life had other plans however, and detoured her to a different path. Up until a few years ago, she’d had pets and been around animals from the day she was born, including dogs, cats, zebra finches, goats, horses, pigs, chickens, ducks, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, fish, and even snakes. Katie loves animals, nature, gardening, and music, and when not at work she’s enjoying life with her unbelievably wonderful and amazing daughter!





Jen


Jen was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she was brought up with a love for animals! Jen went to Purdue University and majored in education with a focus in wildlife and even studied abroad in Tanzania for a summer focusing on conservation education. Jen has worked at multiple animal facilities including a zoo in Israel and doggy daycares in the Midwest before moving to the PNW. Jen recently moved to the PNW and is loving all the nature and wildlife! This is Jen’s first time working with farm animals and she is loving expanding her knowledge! In her free time Jen likes to play video games, be outside, explore Seattle and the Seattle area or spend time with her partner (now husband!) and their cockapoo Lily!





Colleen - RETIRED


Retired as a client care rep in 2021, but continues to work part time as a kennel technician.