People and pets routinely died from infections before penicillin, the first antibiotic, was introduced in the first half of the 20th century. Today, veterinarians use antibiotics to treat many typ ...View Article
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Dr. Bart Iaia is a 1992 graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine.
“I have always admired Veterinary Medicine. It truly is a profession that allows one to practice all aspects of medicine.” His professional interests include dentistry, nutrition and animal behavior. Dr. Iaia also has interests in complimentary medicine and has completed courses in Lomilomi, and is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist from the Chi Institute.
Dr. Bart enjoys spending time with his wife Denise, their daughters Brie and Gianna, and the household pets.
Dr. Liana Hankwitz was raised in Eastern Washington and attended Washington State University. She received her undergraduate degree in biology, She then obtained her Veterinary Degree from WSU graduating in 1998, and located to Gig Harbor.
Dr. Hankwitz enjoys working with both cats and dogs, and her special interests lie in dermatology and internal medicine.
In her free time, Dr. Hankwitz enjoys traveling, boating and spending time with her family. She shares her life with her husband, her beautiful daughter and handsome son, and her cat Kirby.
“Veterinary medicine appealed to me because it is the true form of medicine. This profession allows me to practice different areas of medicine, and also allows me to interact with the animals and the people of my patients. My interest started when my Uncle gave me his old lab. He was a pretty cool dog, and when I first got him, he would run home to my Uncle’s house that lived 30 miles away.” This Seattle native shares his life with his school sweetheart Carolyn, their sons David and James, and of course their family dog Buddy.
His interests are orthopedics, dentistry and geriatrics. Dr Kane also enjoys working on his 1949 blue Chevrolet pickup, which is a welcome addition to the parking lot in spring.
Dr. Dorothy Kielkopf grew up around the country, her parents being in the army. She attended Penn State and received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and geography. She worked with the government for a brief time, and then decided to return to school and received her Veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1998. She has been practicing since in the Puget Sound region.
“Being a Veterinarian, I feel I am able to make a tangible difference in the lives of people and their pets. I left my government job because I saw no end to my work, but working with pets, I find a common ground with their owners because we both care for the same thing.”
Dr. Samir A'agha is our bilingual (Spanish/English) veterinarian. Born and raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, Dr. A'agha was always surrounds by animals. This created a passion for veterinary medicine at an early age. After volunteering for several years with his local veterinarian, Dr. A'agha chose to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Dr. A'agha is a 2010 graduate of Iowa State University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. He then graduated from Iowa State University of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 and joined the staff of Evergreen Animal Hospital soon after. His medical interests include animal dermatology and internal medicine. In his free time, Dr. A'agha enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping & traveling to new places.