The team at a glance

Dr. Rebecca Birchmeier, Veterinarian/Owner

Dr. Rebecca Birchmeier, Veterinarian/Owner

Dr. Rebecca Birchmeier, Veterinarian/Owner

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Dr. B graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in May 1995. She is a native of Dearborn, Michigan, but loves calling the Pacific Northwest home! She moved to Salem, Oregon shortly after graduation, and practiced there for 13 years before moving to Seattle in 2008. She opened Caring Pet Clinic (previously Companion Pet Clinic) in 2011. She shares her home with Perry, Perry’s feline friends, and her husband. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, hiking, and whiskey tasting, especially Irish whiskeys!

Perry, chief morale officer

Dr. Rebecca Birchmeier, Veterinarian/Owner

Dr. Rebecca Birchmeier, Veterinarian/Owner

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Perry joined the CPC team in July 2015 after a career change from the Guide Dog organization in Oregon. Perry enjoys napping, belly rubs, doing quality control on our treats, laying in weird positions in her crate, eating crayons and trying to eat Dr. B’s socks  whenever possible.  In her spare time she likes to go hiking, playing with her kitty friends at home, or going to the dog park with her Mom and Dad. Perry also watches every Seahawks  game during football season usually while wearing her jersey and Seahawks  bandana. She also likes watching Premier League Football (soccer) with her dad.

Emily, Assistant/Receptionist

Dr. Rebecca Birchmeier, Veterinarian/Owner

Emily, Assistant/Receptionist

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Emily joined the CPC team in August 2016 after moving to Seattle from Wisconsin. She started as a Receptionist then quickly transitioned into one of our Veterinary Assistants, although you will still find her up front occasionally. She enjoys knitting, especially  sweaters for her cat Hygge, the coziest cat around. Also in her spare time she goes hiking and swimming with her boyfriend. Emily has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Archeology.

Callie, Assistant

Susan, Receptionist

Emily, Assistant/Receptionist

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Callie joined the CPC team in August of 2016 as a Veterinary Assistant. She is a graduate from PIMA’s Veterinary Assistant program. Callie and her boyfriend enjoy watching and attending College Softball games (Go Alabama State!). She currently doesn’t have  any pets but they are hoping to add a kitty or two to their family soon. For now she has to settle for snuggling our kitty patients.

Susan, Receptionist

Susan, Receptionist

Susan, Receptionist

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Susan joined CPC in September 2017 as our Receptionist. She has worked for one other clinic in the Seattle area and has over 3 years experience in the Veterinary field. Susan also has a Bachelor’s degree in accounting.  She has two very adorable rescued Persian cats at home (Bubbles and Coco Puff). She loves to see all the kitties that come into the clinic and can be often found visiting with them during her lunch break. In her spare time she enjoys reading,  sewing, painting, and doing puzzles.

Kandra, Assistant

Susan, Receptionist

Susan, Receptionist

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Kandra joined CPC in October 2019 as one of our Veterinary Assistants. She also graduated from PIMA’s Veterinary Assistant program and will soon be going back to finish up the Veterinary Technician program. Kandra has been in the veterinary field for over 3  years, previously work for another clinic in Seattle and one in Las Vegas. In the winter time she likes to binge watch shows on Netflix. During the summer she enjoys camping, music festivals and playing with her daughter. She currently has one kitty named  Falcor. Kandra also loves Halloween!