Veterinarians

Ahlgrim Staff Bio Picture

Prior to joining BluePearl, Dr. Laura Ahlgrim worked as a lead overnight emergency clinician at an emergency veterinary hospital in Seattle. She remains focused on emergency and critical care medicine and is especially interested in anesthesia.

Dr. Ahlgrim lives in Seattle with her two cats, Pizza and Yeti, and a wonderful brindle Pitbull named Ginger. When not spending time with her pets, she enjoys hiking, backpacking, and yoga. She is also a volunteer with the Seattle Youth Garden Works.

 

Backlund Staff Bio Picture

Dr. Backlund manages patients with complex problems such as immune mediated diseases, endocrine problems and hepatic diseases. She is a skilled endoscopist who provides bronchoscopy, rhinoscopy and other endoscopy services. Dr. Backlund is especially interested in infectious and immune mediated disorders such as immune mediated hemolytic anemia, immune mediated thrombocytopenia and immune mediated polyarthritis.

ACCES Staff Bio Picture

Dr. Barton worked in a primary care practice before pursuing board certification and in-depth training in emergency and critical care medicine. She directed the emergency and critical care medicine service at a large referral hospital in New York City for 10 years before moving to Seattle to work for an area specialty and emergency center. Dr. Barton most often can be found at our Renton hospital, where she oversees the medical team and leads both the hemodialysis service and the critical care and emergency services specialty service.

ACCES Staff Bio Picture

Dr. Bassin worked several years at emergency and specialty hospitals, one in Washington and the other BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Overland Park, Kansas. She loves working in emergency medicine because of the varied and challenging cases she sees. She also enjoys the opportunity to work closely with specialists, fellow emergency clinicians, and the skilled, compassionate nursing staff. Her interests remain focused on emergency and critical care as well as managing toxicities and metabolic emergencies such as dogs with Addison’s disease, cats with urethral obstructions, and animals with DKA.

Bowman Staff Bio Picture

Dr. Bowman worked in a primary care practice for four years before pursuing her interest in emergency and critical care medicine. Dr. Bowman practiced at a large emergency center in California for several years, then moved to England where she was a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. After coming to Seattle, she practiced emergency medicine at area specialty practices for three years before joining our team.

Breit Staff Bio Picture

Dr. Breit’s top priorities are the quality of life of her patients and ensuring their comfort during care. She is dedicated to providing pet owners with options and explanations about their pet’s specific cancer in order to assist them in making the best decision for their family. She is also passionate about diagnosing as well as treating cancer with traditional therapies such as chemotherapy and exploring new and better cancer therapies. While earning her master’s degree, she did research on a new therapy for canine melanoma.

Davidow Staff Bio Picture

Dr. Davidow worked several years at an emergency and referral hospital in Lynnwood WA before founding ACCES in 2003, which became a BluePearl hospital in 2014. She is medical director for both our Seattle and Renton hospitals. Dr. Davidow consults for the Veterinary Information Network, is on the board of Washington Poison Control, and is an adjunct assistant professor at Washington State University. She has a strong interest in transfusion medicine, immune mediated blood diseases, toxicology and emergency medicine for exotic pets.

Fiddler Staff Bio Picture

John Fiddler, DVM, is a 1999 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences at Colorado State University. Dr. Fiddler completed his internship at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital before coming to the Seattle area where he worked for nine years at an animal emergency and referral center. He loves the variety of emergency medicine and a little bit of all aspects of all specialty fields. He spends his offtime skiing, mountaineering, rock climbing, sea kayaking, and doing anything else outdoors that has an element of risk. Dr. Fiddler has one Keeshound mix named Atlas and two cats named Blakey and Mobley.

Finley Staff Bio Picture

Dr. Finley worked at an animal emergency hospital for four years prior to joining our team. She has special interests in emergency surgery, pain control and wound care. The challenge and variety of emergency medicine keeps her fascinated with veterinary medicine, but is the ability to help pets and their families when they need care the most that gives her the most satisfaction.

Fults Staff Bio Picture

Dr. Mitchell Fults always knew he wanted to be a doctor, but it wasn’t until a cat was attacked in his backyard that he knew he wanted to be a veterinarian. He was drawn to emergency and critical care medicine because of the fast-paced environment and variety of cases. Dr. Fults’ clinical interests include shock resuscitation, sepsis, pain management and trauma.