Dr. Alycia Lamb
Dr. Alycia Lamb graduated with dual veterinary degrees from Washington State University and Oregon State University in 2000. In 2005, she completed her CCRT (Canine Certified Rehabilitation Therapist) from The Canine Rehabilitation Institute. In the same year, Dr. Lamb opened Sunset Hill Veterinary & Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Lamb was the first veterinary rehabilitation specialist to practice in Seattle. Since 2015, Dr. Lamb has begun to focus primarily on rehabilitation, allowing her three veterinary colleagues to run the general practice. Under the tutelage of Drs. Sherman and Deb Canapp, Dr. Lamb is now offering advanced and minimally invasive diagnostic procedures like: musculoskeletal ultrasound and needle arthroscopy. In addition, Dr. Lamb is a leader in veterinary regenerative medicine in the Seattle area, with the capability to obtain and process bone-marrow-derived Stem Cells and Platelet Rich Plasma for same day injection into tendons, ligaments and/or joints. This treatment is used to heal partial cruciate ligament tears (non-surgical), treat tendinopathies, and improve arthritic joints.
Dr. Lamb works with a variety of patients from young canine athletes to seniors with arthritis. Her goal is to accurately diagnose a patient, be minimally invasive, and choose the best treatment plan for that patient. In her spare time she enjoys being a regular on KIRO 7’s radio show: It’s Raining Cats and Dogs, reading, gardening and spending time with her husband, 2 children, 1 Labrador, 1 Chihuahua, and 1 amazing cat.
Dr. Kelli Smith
Dr. Kelli Smith has always been a true Northwesterner. Growing up in Snohomish, WA, she realized her passion for helping animals at an early age and first began working with animals while volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation facility. Dr. Smith pursued her undergraduate work at the University of Oregon and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 2009. Following veterinary school, Dr. Smith completed a small animal internship at Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine, primarily working in emergency medicine. Her love of working with clients and developing long-lasting relationships with people and their pets, however, led her to become a general practitioner, and her love of the Northwest led her back to Seattle with her two kitties Zoey and Trinity and her husband Tom. Dr. Smith developed special interest in dentistry and feline medicine early on in her career, which led her to become a member of both the American Veterinary Dental Society and the American Association of Feline Practitioners and actively participates in their workshops and conferences.
When not at the clinic, she spends much of her time with her two little boys Logan and Colin, and enjoys baking, reading, traveling and pursuing her lifelong interest in ballroom dancing.
Dr. Michelle Guan
Dr. Michelle Guan obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology from New York University with a pre-veterinary medicine focus. She then moved to the West Coast and obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of California Davis. Soon after, she completed a small animal rotating internship at Seattle Veterinary Specialists where she practiced emergency medicine and worked alongside veterinary specialists to provide high quality, tailored medical care for her patients.
Dr. Guan is very much enjoying living in the Pacific Northwest and shares her home with her husband, a Corgi-mix named Charlie, and a British Shorthair cat, named Persephone.
During her free time, Dr. Guan likes cooking, baking, exploring the outdoors and getting to a Cross Fit gym as much as she can. She is delighted in joining the Sunset Hill Team and is looking forward to building long-term connections with her future patients and clients!
Dr. Kim Martin
Dr. Kim Martin obtained her undergraduate degree in Animal Science at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Even though she considers living on California’s central coast as living in paradise, she fell in love with the Pacific Northwest while attending veterinary school at Oregon State University. Prior to vet school, Dr. Martin had every intention of becoming a mixed animal practitioner but decided to limit her practice to dogs and cats after realizing that the human-animal bond was the most rewarding aspect of Veterinary Medicine. After one year of veterinary practice in Aberdeen, she moved to the Seattle metropolitan area working in practices in Woodinville and Kirkland.
Thrilled to be joining an excellent team at SHVRC, she looks forward to completing specialized training in Veterinary Acupuncture.
When not working, Dr. Martin loves reading, traveling and spending time with her husband and their three pets (two dogs and one cat).
Hospital Administrator, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Jennifer pictured here with her first kitty, Bali, is our Hospital Administrator. She moved from Maine, with her then 3 kitties (now down to one, sadly Bali not being one of them), to help Dr. Lamb start Sunset Hill.
She holds a BS in Business Management as well as an AS in Veterinary Technology, with most recently obtaining human resource certifications, SHRM-CP and PHR. While working as a technician in ME, at an all-cat practice, Jennifer developed a softness for felines. She especially finds the blue-eyed, ‘pointed’ cats mesmerizing.
In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys many outdoor activities.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Originally from Boston, Ashlee is a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She brought her passion for animals to the Pacific Northwest in January 2008. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and went on to explore specialty veterinary medicine by working as a surgery and ER technician. She joined the team at Sunset Hill in February 2009, eager to meet all of you and provide the best quality medical care to your beloved companions. Ashlee treats every patient as if they are her own and goes to every extent to ensure they have the most comfortable experience possible.
She has three wonderful cats: Twix, Sandra, and Jossi, home in Boston and two rambunctious boys that live here in Seattle named Oliver and Toby. When she’s not at the clinic, she finds time to read, spend time with friends and explore this beautiful city.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Caitlin is a Licensed Veterinary Technician who joined our team in December of 2008.
She is a master organizer and helps keep Sunset Hill running smoothly and efficiently! She has a soft spot for the pups, and is always making their experience at the clinic as pleasant as possible. When Caitlin isn’t here you will find her with her son Callan (who joined our family September 2014!) playing and making memories. She is also known as our ‘Chihuahua Whisperer’ and has two Chihuahuas herself: a senior girl named Ella and her doggie soul-mate boy named Finnley, whose paws are tattoo’d on her wrist!
Caitlin is very excited to be on the Sunset Hill team and looks forward to making and meeting many more friends, furry and not!
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Allie, a Licensed Veterinary Technician, was born and raised in Washington. She attended school at Pima Medical Institute and has always been passionate about taking care of our furry friends. Allie came to Sunset Hill in the summer of 2013 with the goal of new challenges and achieving her LVT license, which she completed in 2016.
In her spare time she likes to cook, dance, spend time with her Mini Dachshund Ernie, hang out with friends and family, explore new places, play & watch sports. Go Hawks!
Licensed Veterinary Technician, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurse
Kristen, a Licensed Veterinary Technician, is originally from Colorado but moved to Seattle in 2003 after falling in love with the Pacific Northwest. Kristen earned her Associate of Applied Science from Pima and completed her CCRVN (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurse) in 2018 from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. She loves working with all of her rehab patients and has a soft spot for our senior patients.
Kristen enjoys listening to her record collection, dabbles around with art, tries to go hiking often, and loves snuggling with her cats, Curie and Squid.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Coral is a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She is originally from Seattle but grew up in the Bay Area of California. She missed the Pacific Northwest so much that she moved back in 2004 and has loved being back ever since. In 2012, Coral received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Central Washington University and then attended Pima Medical Institute in order to receive her Veterinary Technician License in 2014. While working in the field as an LVT for both small animal medicine and exotic animal medicine, she also attended the Chi Institute’s Veterinary Technician Program for Chinese Medicine where she became certified to assist with Acupuncture, Tui Na and food therapy.
Following her passion for rehabilitating animals, she is now one of our Rehabilitation Technicians at Sunset Hill.
Krista is originally from Maine but loves her new home in the PNW! She has a BS in Environmental Science from Rochester Institute of Technology and has worked all sorts of jobs relating to ecology and animals, ever since. Starting as an Office Coordinator in September of 2015, and now an Office Manager, Krista loves to interact with customers of both the two and four legged variety.
Her other passions include cooking and baking and she loves to share her treats! Currently a foster parent for dogs, she would love to some day run a rescue of her own and save all varieties of animals!
Halle is currently an office coordinator and has just started taking classes at PIMA Medical Institute to further her career in becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Born and raised in West Seattle, Halle attended Kennedy Catholic High School where her love for sports and animals started to escalate. She has a two year old Australian Shepherd named Toby at home. Halle hopes to one day get into the field of animal rehabilitation. Halle is a HUGE Star Wars fan and enjoys anything Sci-Fi or adventurous. In her spare time she loves to play video games and work out.
Shara is originally from Atlanta and moved to Washington when she was a small child. She has
always had a passion for traveling, music, and animals. Her love for music began when she started
playing cello at an early age, which led her to perform with Garfield’s orchestra that landed her at
playing in Carnegie Hall! Her grandfather is from Belize, which is where she found her passion with animals,
after caring for a few strays on the island of San Pedro.
Shara strives to finish her Associates of science degree at Seattle Central College and hopefully complete a Bachelor’s of zoology!
In her spare time, Shara enjoys watching opera’s and musicals at Seattle’s many theaters, along with
dancing, and relaxing at home with her two dogs named Bentley, and Gypsy and her cat Tiny Tim.
Originally a Southern California native-in 2014 Sofie traded in her flip flops and palm trees for hiking boots, snowboards and Evergreens. Her career in the veterinary industry started in 2009 and her love of the field continues to grow. Sofie has 3 huskies at home and enjoys rock climbing, snowboarding, camping and hiking.
Taylor was born and raised in Virginia, but after moving to attend WSU, fell in love and became a permanent transplant to the PNW. She spent a few years on Bainbridge Island working as a veterinary assistant at a local animal hospital before moving to Seattle. She has a super cuddly cat named Tum Tum, and an adorable pomchi named Ani, who she found abandoned at a gas station, and lovingly refers to as the best dumpster dog in the world! She looks forward to getting to meet all the new furry friends at Sunset Hill!
Donna came to Sunset Hill in 2015 and is a retired Radiologic Technologist of 37 years.
She has a four-legged daughter, named Lil’ Girl who is her baby!