Meet the Team

Our Team

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    Dr. Birpal Buttar, DVM, MVSc, PhD

    Dr. Pal took ownership of Cedar Plaza Vet, Mountlake Terrace in 2012. He is dedicated to providing compassionate and advanced veterinary care, deeply valuing the bond between pets and their families.

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    Dr. Nicole Hoskins, DVM

    Dr. Nikki, a graduate of a Caribbean veterinary school, joined our team in February 2018 after starting her practice in 2016. She specializes in soft tissue surgery and preventative care, contributing significantly to our clinic's expertise.

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    Dr. Tonya Pettet, DVM

    Dr. Pettet moved to the Pacific Northwest from Kansas City, Missouri after completing 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 of the Pacific Northwest.

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    Dr. 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).

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    Dr. Steven Johnson, DVM, MPH

    Dr. Johnson graduated from Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and completed a post-doctoral master’s program at the University of Minnesota. He has practiced clinical veterinary medicine for over 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.

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    Dr. Wendy Karle, DVM

    Dr. Wendy Karle, an Ohio State University alumna, has been a practicing veterinarian since 2005. Her wide-ranging experience reflects her ability to provide a varied and thorough approach to veterinary medicine. Dr. Karle's role as a caring guardian to her family, which includes two children, five dogs, two cats, and a hamster, is a testament to her dedication and love for animals. Her extensive experience in the field is a crucial asset to our team.

Cedar Plaza Vet Clinic


22803 44th Ave W b4,
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043


8:30 am - 7:00 pm


8:30 am - 7:00 pm


8:30 am - 7:00 pm


8:30 am - 7:00 pm


8:30 am - 7:00 pm


9:00 am - 4:00 pm



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