Dr. Rob McMonigleVeterinarian, DVM
Dr. McMonigle is a 1998 graduate of Washington State. He has dedicated his professional career to creating a warm and caring environment in which he provides excellent medical and surgical care to his patients. Rob's greatest enjoyment is watching his patients grow up - "It's something special to see a young animal grow up and become not just a pet, but part of the family". Rob grew up in Kent, is an avid cyclist and enjoys spending his off-hours with his wife and three children. His dog Wilson visits the clinic occasionally, while his cats have opted to stay home. Add Dr Rob as a friend on Facebook!
Dr. Sandy LarsonVeterinarian, DVM
Dr. Larson is a 1977 graduate of Washington State. He's been working with us since 2001 and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the practice. Sandy enjoys spending his free time in the great outdoors with his wife and son. Sandy and his son are involved in Boy Scouts, which has allowed them to go canoeing and on quite a few backpacking trips. They have also recently adopted a great dog.
Dr. Ali ClarkVeterinarian, DVM
Dr. Clark joined McMonigle Veterinary Hospital PLLC after graduating from Washington State University in 2008. In her spare time she enjoys her snakes (Princess, Gwenny and Hoggle), cats (Simon and Roxy), dog (Spencer) and spending time with her husband Charlie. As a former competitive gymnast she plans to continue to pursue coaching gymnastics in the future.
Dr. Angie MartinezVeterinarian, DVM
Dr. Martinez graduated from University of Wisconsin in 2007. She has experience in general practice and emergency medicine and has a special interest in surgery and preventative care. Angie was born in Southern California, met her husband (a Washington native) while in school in Wisconsin and moved to Washington state after graduation. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their cat, Mason. Her hobbies include cooking, gardening and cheering on the Seahawks! Angie also speaks fluent Spanish!
Maria BiermannPractice Manager
Maria started working at McMonigle Veterinary Hospital as a Veterinary Technician in 2007. She currently works at the front desk and manages the practice. She graduated from the College of Southern Idaho in 2005 and worked as a Technician in North Dakota for 2 years before moving back to her home state and joining our team. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, backpacking and flying with her husband and spending time with her cat, Jules..
Edie joined our front office team in July 2012. She had previously worked at a vet clinic in Kingston before moving to Maple Valley. She enjoys reading and gardening.
Betony joined our reception staff in 2015. She has worked with pets and their families for a decade. She moved here from California is 2012 and since then, she has been enjoying the beauty of the PNW along with her husband and her dog Bogart. When she isn't here helping our great clients, she enjoys camping and game nights with friends.
Cordia MickelsonVeterinary Technician
Cordia graduated in 2005 from Pierce College's Veterinary Technology Program. She joined our staff in 2008 and does our in house lab work, anesthesia, teeth cleanings, radiography and general assisting. Cordia and her husband have two dogs, and two kids (Lilly and Lars) who keep them very busy. She enjoys mountain trail riding, hiking, skiing and reading.
Trish joined our team in May 2009. She has worked as a Veterinary Assistant since graduating from PIMA Medical in 2001. Having worked at a specialty cat clinic, she gained a lot of skills and knowledge about caring for and handling all types of cats. She spends her free time with Jeremy and their two cats (Calli and Hank) and also enjoys camping, fishing and hiking.
Kyla SmithVeterinary Technician
Kyla graduated from the Pima Veterinary Technician program in 2010 and joined us in July 2015. She previously spent nearly 4 years in emergency medicine and now enjoys the more relaxed atmosphere and pace of general practice. She enjoys hiking, backpacking, camping and eating bacon chocolate chip cookies in her spare time. She has a pitbull named Mimzy who is ridiculously adorable.
Michelle MarrillVeterinary Assistant
Michelle started working at our office in 2013 after graduating and completing her externship with us for the PIMA Veterinary Assistant Program. She plans on continuing her education to get her technician license. Michelle spends her free time with her crew of animals – she has 3 dogs: Jake, Rox and Winnie, as well as 3 cats: Sky, Kloe and Tali.
Miri RuthfordVeterinary Assistant
Miri moved to the Seattle/Tacoma area with her husband in 2008 and started working for us in 2014. She is currently attending school to acquire her Veterinary Technician license. Miri has a dog and a toddler who are both quite energetic and keep each other entertained by one-sided games of fetch. In their spare time, Miri and her family enjoy hiking, biking and reading.
Art Gee, Jr.Veterinary Assistant
Art joined our team as a Veterinary Assistant in July 2016 and he loves the opportunity to help the technicians and doctors when it comes to caring for our patients. In his free time, Art and his husband Bryan enjoy spending time with their two dogs, Yogi & Pierre, as well as hosting their friends for a variety of things - brunch, dinner, game nights or sometimes just hanging out and socializing with one another.
Grace TorlaiKennel Assistant
Grace started working with us in 2016. She will graduate high school in 2018 but is still unsure of what she wants to pursue after graduation. Grace is currently on her high school dance team, the Chatelaines, and continues studying dance at a studio. She also participates in her school's drama program, photography and Deca.
Em MattinglyKennel Assistant
Em joined our team in 2016 as a Kennel Assistant. She is currently attending Green River Running Start and wants to study ecology. Em volunteers at The Seattle Aquarium and enjoys her assortment of pets: a crested gecko, betta fish, two cats and one dog!
Dr. Rob's young weimaraner Wilson fills the clinic with joy when he visits a few times a month. He makes friends quickly and is always full of energy and ready to play. Wilson is an enthusiastic hiker/runner, exceptional fetcher and exuberant treat taker. When Wilson comes to visit, he spends most of his time in the back or playing in the field but occasionally you can find him making friends in the lobby.
Olive (black and white) and Frankie (tabby) are foster kittens that settled in and stayed at our clinic while their sister Roxy went to live with Dr Clark. They often hang out in the back with our staff but occasionally make appearances in the lobby. Check our Facebook page for more pictures and updates!