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Meet the Doctors

We continuously build our teams centered around our mission and passion “to help pets live happier, healthier, longer, and pain-free lives”

Dr. Pal with Lilly

Dr. Pal acquired Cedar Plaza Vet in June 2012 and expanded to Martha Lake Vet, Lynnwood in 2015. He graduated from Punjab Agricultural University from the State of Punjab, India 2004. Further, he achieved a Master's (2006) in Veterinary Parasitology from GADVASU, India, and Ph.D. (2010) in Animal Sciences from WSU, Pullman WA. Since moving to WA state in 2006 Dr. Pal has made the Pacific Northwest his home and currently lives in Bothell WA.

Dr. Birpal Buttar
DVM, MVSc, PhD, Veterinarian, President
Nicole Hoskins, DVM

Dr. Nikki is originally from Indiana, completed her vet school from the Caribbean, started her practice in February 2016 and joined our team in February 2018. Her areas of interests include soft tissue surgery and preventative care. Mango, her adopted dog, follows her to the clinic every day and enjoys stealing attention away from other pets.

Dr. Nicole Hoskins
DVM, Veterinarian
Kayela Rushing, DVM

Dr. Rushing is from the Wenatchee area, did her undergrad and vet school from Washington State University, Pullman. She joined our team in August 2018. Since then she has emphasized on team building and patient care centered around evidence-based medicine.

 Dr. Kayela Rushing
DVM, Veterinarian
Sarah Buchholz, DVM

Dr. Buchholz finished her vet school from Michigan State University in May and joined our practice in June 2020. She brings a diverse experience of veterinary medicine, research and engineering. She is fear-free certified and loves to accommodate stressed patients. Outside of work, she enjoys caring for houseplants, and is an appreciator of the arts.

 Dr. Sarah Buchholz
DVM, Veterinarian
Tonya Pettet. DVM

Dr. Pettet is originally from Kansas City, Missouri and completed her vet school at the University of Missouri. She joined our team in June 2020. Her areas of interest include internal medicine and clinical pathology. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her cat, Percy, and exploring the many hiking trails that the Pacific Northwest.

 Dr. Tonya Pettet
DVM, Veterinarian
Marissa Jenkins, DVM

Dr. Jenkins grew up in Bellingham, WA. She completed vet school at Ross University in the Caribbean and clinical year at Colorado State University. Her areas of interest include surgery, cardiology and preventative medicine. Outside of work she enjoys running marathons, going to the gym and hanging out with her pets. She has a dog (Ella) and a cat (Ting) from the Caribbean and a dog from Colorado (Yogi).

 Dr. Marissa Jenkins
DVM, Veterinarian
Dr. Steven Johnson, DVM, MS, MPH

Dr. Johnson graduated from Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and completed a post-doctoral master’s program at University of Minnesota. He has practiced clinical veterinary medicine for more than a decade, working with dogs and cats, wildlife and large animals. In his spare time, he volunteers with various search and rescue
groups in Washington State and can often be found working with his search dog “Shuksan” to find lost people in the woods.

 Dr. Steven Johnson
DVM, MS, MPH, Veterinarian
Dr. Emily Aleksandrovich, DVM

Dr. Aleksandrovich is originally from Illinois where she completed her veterinary studies at the University of Illinois. She joined our team in June 2022. She is passionate about dentistry and soft tissue surgery. In 2021 she received her Fear Free Certification. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her husband, painting, and spoiling her cat, Nala.

Dr. Emily Aleksandrovich
DVM, Veterinarian
Dr. Rose Joli-Coeur, DVM

Dr. Rose is from Montreal, Canada, where she completed her veterinary school at the University of Montreal. Her main areas of interest are internal medicine and clinical pathology. She enjoys living an adventurous life and strive to constantly improve herself.

Dr. Rose Joli-Coeur
DVM, Veterinarian


Our services include advanced surgeries, preventative care, wide range of diagnostics, digital radiography, dental care, internal medicine, flea prevention and much more.

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Phone: 425-771-5224
Fax: 425-778-0915

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