Welcome to Jet City Animal Clinic
We are a full service animal hospital located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. We want you and your pet family to enjoy your visit, so we’ve created an interesting, comfortable and welcoming environment. The goal is for everyone to be at ease here so you can make the best choices for your pet’s healthcare. We hope to establish a long-term, trusting relationship with you and your whole family (furry ones included).
Our Supplemental Care Treatments
Meet the Team
Dr. Erica Anderson
Veterinarian, Practice Owner - December 2012
Erica has worked as a vet for nearly 20 years in the Puget Sound area. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Pacific Lutheran University. She then completed her Masters in Animal Behavior from the University of Idaho and went on to graduate from WSU College of Veterinary Medicine.
She grew up in Walla Walla but also had the privilege to travel and live all over the world. She was raised following her dad, who was a botanist, to places like Thailand, Malaysia, Kenya, Japan, and many more. She thought she might be a wildlife veterinarian, but realized she is most happy helping dogs and cats and their people. Her areas of interest are skin, allergies, internal medicine, behavior and nutrition, but she really loves surgery as well!
From studying wildlife in South Africa, to working nightshifts as an emergency veterinarian, her devotion and compassion for animals shows through her everyday life. Dr A. lives in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood with her wife, Carlin, and their three cats, Benny, Guy and Monty, two dogs, Sister Smartypants and Travis the Whiz, and coop of chickens! Outside of work she enjoys dining around Seattle, gardening, junking, and traveling near and abroad.
Dr. Kim Hsu
Associate Veterinarian - December 2019
Kim’s fascination with animals began during childhood in her mother’s Biology classroom–spending many after-school hours watching chicks hatch, catching frogs, and studying the details of various preserved creatures in glass jars. But it wasn’t until a college summer program spent in Kenya that she decided to make working with animals her career. Although born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, she has now spent most of her life in the Pacific Northwest. After graduating from Willamette University, she returned to the Big Island to begin the path to becoming a veterinarian and studied Animal Science at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. She went to school with Dr. Anderson! Dr Hsu graduated in 2003 from the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she met her husband, Andrew, and has practiced in the greater Seattle area ever since.
Dr. Hsu loves the variety and diversity of small animal practice; her areas of interest include challenging diagnostic cases, internal medicine, dentistry, and non-orthopedic surgery. She especially enjoys getting to know each of her clients and their pets, which allows her to implement distinct diagnostic and treatment plans specific to their individual needs. She appreciates the privilege of helping to care for her patients through all stages of life–from preventative puppy and kitten treatments to difficult end-of-life decisions.
While not at work, Dr. Hsu enjoys running, playing tennis and trying to keep up with her husband and two sons, Jackson and Dylan, on the ski slopes. Her family shares their home in Ravenna with two dogs, Ruby and Mookie; their cat, Little Mew Mew; and a few fish. They travel frequently to New England and Hawaii to visit family, but most often to Vancouver, B.C., to indulge in good Chinese food.
Dr. Jacqueline Blank
Associate Veterinarian - February 2022
Kevin Haywood, CVPM | CCFP
Practice Manager & Pet Travel-Export Coordinator - December 2012
Kevin came on board as Practice Manager with more than 15 years of industry experience to utilize in opening Jet City Animal Clinic. With a spectrum of skillsets, he has most recently been engaged as a business consultant and relief technician for veterinary hospitals in the greater Seattle area. He has also attained his CVPM (Certified Veterinary Practice Manager) credential and is a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional (CCFP).
Beyond overseeing operations at Jet City, Kevin manages two other hospitals in King County, consults within the veterinary industry, teaches sculpt fitness classes at CorePower Yoga studios in Seattle, and serves on the Board of Directors for several livestock and youth organizations in Seattle and the broader, Pacific Northwest region. Kevin grew up raising and showing livestock in California — he continues to stay active in 4-H as the Seattle Poultry Project Leader for this youth organization and also serves as a Fairs Commissioner for the Washington State Department of Agriculture.
Kevin grew up in Southern California. He attended Mt San Antonio College and Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, and currently lives in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle with his partner Matt, cat named Monkey, and chickens who answer to the call of The Ladies. He transplanted to the Pacific Northwest in late 2008, after having spent some time abroad working in Europe and living in Atlanta for a brief stint. He enjoys the outdoors and travel, design and horticulture, and a variety of city activities. He welcomes you to swing by Jet City; Capitol Hill’s friendliest veterinary care provider!
Veterinary Assistant / Client Services Coordinator | Medication Clerk - December 2014
Brooklyn is one of our Client Services Coordinators. With a variety of skill-sets under her belt, she frequently assists the medical team as well. She joined our team in December of 2014 with more than 8 years of experience in the veterinary field. This experience includes six years at another small animal, general practice hospital in Seattle so she’s eager to build on our client relationships here alongside the Jet City team.
She has a huge passion for helping people and their pets. Brooklyn enjoys bonding with people through their animals as well as working in an emotional atmosphere. She also really appreciates the intellectual stimulation of the medical field. Her areas of interest include feline medicine, and as such, can frequently be found taking selfies with a feline friend!
Brooklyn has spent a number of years abroad, living and traveling in Southeast Asia. Most of her time was spent in Thailand, but her travels also included Borneo with the Orangutans which nearly prompted her to work with primates! Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, running, reading and pet-sitting. If you are in need of a pet sitter, look no further! Brooklyn shares her home with her two rescue kitties, Sua and Judah!
Liz Colson, LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician - July 2016
Liz is one of our Licensed Veterinary Technicians. She completed her Veterinary Technology program at Pierce College in 2016 and became licensed that July. She began work in the industry as a Kennel Assistant in 2006, having since developed over ten years of experience in all departments of the veterinary hospital setting.
Having a multitude of pets growing up sparked her passion for veterinary medicine. She loves seeing happy, comfortable pets, and helping them maintain the best life possible. Liz’s interests include behavior and nutrition. She’s excited to be a part of the Jet City team and the Capitol Hill community — she and Dr. Anderson previously worked together and she’s thrilled to do so once again!
Liz lives in Tacoma and takes public transit most days to Seattle! Her and her partner share their home with Penny, and Pit Bull mix, Jack Jack and Tuxedo kitty, and Eddy Spaghetti a tabby cat. In her spare time Liz enjoys yoga as well as getting outdoors to camp, hike and garden.
Anna Carew, LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician | Fear Free Certified - March 2018
Originally from Australia, Anna joined the team and veterinary industry after completing an engineering degree and discovering her true calling is working with our four-legged family members!
She completed her Veterinary Assistant degree and graduated as a Licensed Veterinary Technician in the spring of 2019.
Client Services Coordinator | Medication Clerk - August 2019
Carolyn joined our team as a Client Services Coordinator in August 2019 and is continuing to pickup skills as a veterinary assistant. She has been in the veterinary field since the summer of 2017, but has had four-legged family members her entire life!
She graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a BA in Mass Communication in 2017, before moving to Seattle with her husband and, Rory, their Schnauzer mix. As a pet parent, Carolyn loves helping provide the care that she would want for her own dog. She has special interests in canine behavior and non-verbal communication methods.
Outside of work, Carolyn enjoys growing and continuously learning about house plants, going to concerts and plays the ukulele!
Kim Ngo, LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician | Fear Free Certified - September 2019
Kim completed her Veterinary Assistant degree and graduated as a Licensed Technician from the PIMA Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) Program in the spring of 2021.
Veterinary Assistant | Medication Clerk - October 2020
Andie joined us as a volunteer while completing their fourth-year at Seattle University, majoring in Biology and minoring in LGBTQ+ Studies. Volunteering led into a part-time position on our team as a Hospital Attendant while they developed their skills as an Assistant. Following graduation in June 2021, Andie started full-time as one of our Veterinary Assistants. Their plan is to apply to vet school to become a veterinarian for large exotic animals. Andie has been passionate about animals since they were a child, and that passion grew into the desire for a career where they get to work with a variety of animals! As a student leader at SU, Andie was a diversity, equity and inclusion ambassador in the College of Science and Engineering. They continue that legacy at Jet City, helping the team maintain one of our core values: inclusivity.
Brittany Houseman, LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician | Fear Free Certified - January 2021
Brittany is currently enrolled in PIMA’s Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) Program and scheduled to graduate in the fall of 2021.
Client Services Coordinator - February 2021
Ashley joined the Jet City team after being affiliated with the practice as a Nutrition Consultant for the Just Food for Dogs Pet Pantry in our lobby.
Morgan De La Cruz
Hospital Attendant - January 2022
Morgan joined the team as a volunteer while completing her third-year at Seattle University, majoring in Biology. Volunteering led into a part-time position as a Hospital Attendant. She is currently developing her skills as an Assistant and finishing her senior year at SU. Following graduation in June 2023, Morgan has aspirations for veterinary school. She is currently interviewing at several schools in the states and internationally.
Veterinary Assistant | Medication Clerk - July 2019/March 2023
Isabella originally joined our team in July of 2019, then moved to Philadelphia for a couple years and returned to Seattle, rejoining our team in March 2023. She began her career in the industry as our primary Hospital Attendant and is now a Veterinary Assistant.
Originally from the Bay Area, California, Isabella was born into and grew up in a house full of animals. Because of her love of animals and interest in the veterinary field, she felt Jet City was the perfect fit and is excited to continue growing with us.
Isabella currently lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Seattle with her dog, Arthur. In her free time, you’ll most likely find her outside, either lounging in her front yard, swimming in an alpine lake or scrambling up rocks in the Mt. Baker wilderness.
Dr. Carolyn Justus
Dr. Carolyn Justus joined the our team as a partnering practitioner from Houston, TX in July 2015. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 and practiced in the Houston area until the heat of the summers drove her to relocate to the Pacific Northwest.
Her special interests in veterinary medicine include pain management, emergency medicine, and wellness care. By becoming certified in veterinary acupuncture in 2014 from Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians program through CSU, she has been able to offer more integrative pain management options and alternative therapies.
On her days off, Dr. Justus enjoys horseback riding on her Arabian mare, Diva, and running with her Vizsla mix, Farrah. Dr. Justus is also a certified yoga teacher.
Dr. Brian Maran
Dr. Maran is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in the subspecialty of Cardiology. He earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State University and completed his small animal medical and surgical internship at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Dr. Maran completed his Residency in Cardiology and Masters degree in pharmacogenomics at Washington State University where he was awarded the Outstanding Resident Research Award by the ACVIM in 2010 and 2011.
Prior to founding Olympic Veterinary Cardiology, Dr. Maran practiced in a multi-doctor specialty clinic near Seattle. He also served as a locum Cardiologist for the University of Florida where he was responsible for student and resident training as well as managing the clinical service, including numerous minimally invasive surgeries. He remains an adjunct faculty member at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
He lectures internationally on various topics in cardiology and veterinary medicine and has presented numerous continuing education lectures for veterinarians throughout the west.
Dr. Maran is an avid alpine skier, SCUBA diver, and hiker. He also volunteers his medical expertise at the Seattle Aquarium and the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. Dr. Maran and his husband of 13 years, Mike, are proud parents of two incredibly hyper, but sweet Jack Russell Terriers.
Polly Klein – CranioSacral & Reiki Therapist
Small Animal Massage Practitioner and Communication Specialist
Polly Klein, owner of Tonglen Healing Arts for Animals, is a nationally recognized animal communicator and healer. After completing her degree in Psychology with an emphasis on the connection between mind, body, spirit and health, Polly continued her postgraduate training at Bastyr University for CranioSacral Therapy and later received her certification as an Animal CranioSacral Therapist with Dr. Nancy Soliven. In 2013 Polly completed her National Boards for Small Animal Massage and became a licensed Small Animal Massage Practitioner. She received animal communication training from the Assisi Institute, and completed her advanced training with Penelope Smith in Point Reyes, California. She is also a Reiki Master Teacher.
Reiki is the Japanese word for Universal Life Energy. This energy flows through everything and when there are blockages or imbalances in this flow physical and emotional problems may arise. Reiki for animals is a gentle, non-invasive form of healing that works with your animal’s energy system to restore balance and improve energy flow. It is used to complement traditional veterinary care and can be used concurrently with other healing modalities. Reiki is also very useful for alleviating your animal’s pain or stress.
CranioSacral Therapy works by helping your animal’s natural healing mechanisms dissipate the negative effects of stress on the central nervous system. This is accomplished by utilizing a physiological body system called the CranioSacral system.
Animal communication is the process of talking directly to your animals through thought. Animal communication is wonderful for gaining insight into problem behaviors because solutions are much more effective when your animal’s perspective is taken into account. Animal communication sessions are very useful for gauging how much pain your animal is feeling. It also helps you to determine when your companion animal may want your assistance to leave their body at the end of their life.
Polly lives in Issaquah with her three dogs, two cats, parrot, pond of goldfish and her children. We are glad to have her as part or our team!
Preventative Dental Cleaning & Assessment Specialist
Shonna, is a Technician with Animal Dental Care (ADC), that joins our team monthly to perform non-anesthetic dentistry – complete with ultrasonic scaling, polishing and probing under the gum line. ADC provide’s anesthesia-free dental care to dogs and cats through licensed veterinary facilities. Their vision in the animal health care profession is to assist Jet City Animal Clinic in providing our medical family with the best possible oral care for their pets and to help educate pet owners on how good dental care contributes to the overall good health of our pets.
ADC’s proprietary, 7-step professional teeth cleaning is performed without the use of anesthesia which also offers pet owners an alternative, and more affordable, method for cleaning and maintaining their pet’s teeth. The next step in their program includes working with Jet City Animal Clinic to establish a regular cleaning maintenance program which also includes advice on brushing and caring for your pets’ teeth at home.
ADC has been providing anesthesia-free dental care for over 10 years and has established a solid reputation among a network of over 300 veterinarians for their professionalism and gentle, compassionate way with animals. Shonna is a vital part of the Jet City team in providing preventative veterinary care to your furry family members!
Dr Lee Yanik
The Team at Vision Pet Imaging proudly serves veterinary clinics of the Puget Sound. Here at Jet City Animal Clinic, they provide in-house ultrasounds and review of radiographs taken by our team.
Radiologists (Diplomate ACVR) undergo rigorous training in three or four year residency programs, only after completing a veterinary degree and internship or year or more of practice. Radiologists are trained and tested in many areas of veterinary medicine, including extensive knowledge of disease diagnoses utilizing radiographs, ultrasound, CT, MRI, fluoroscopy and nuclear medicine.
A radiologist’s training is focused, thus providing greater experience interpreting imaging examinations compared to other specialties. Additional training and extensive study of patient anatomy, pathophysiology and biomechanics are required and tested, prior to receiving board certification.
Giving back to our community is part of our mission and our responsibility. We stay active by joining industry partners and giving back through a multitude of outlets. We host quarterly educational seminars paired with rotating art showcases from local pet artists. We are the stewards of one of Seattle’s Off-Leash Dog Parks, and work alongside the City of Seattle to educate our owners about adoptions and licensing. Jet City Animal Clinic is partners with several rescue organizations, including Old Dog Haven. Dr. Anderson is a co-host on KIRO’s It’s Raining Cats and Dogs radio show. Additionally, as an LGBTQ owned-operated business, we participate in annual Pride festivities throughout the Capitol Hill neighborhood and city, and support the Greater Seattle Business Association. Check out our blog and bulletin board in our lobby to learn more about what we’re doing and explore ways you can pay it forward alongside us!
Honoring Our Passed Family Members
We want to honor and remember those loved ones that have passed on before us. These posts are for family to share photos and words about their beloved pets whom they’ve lost. If you would like to place a remembrance here, please drop off a brief tribute and photo with one of our team members or email a picture and tribute. Visit Our In Memory Page