Our Team

Dr. Ben Alfrejd

Dr. Ben Alfrejd

Principle Veterinarian

Dr. Ben Alfrejd is a native Washingtonian, having grown up in Redmond and graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has a great interest in behavioral training in regards to anxiety and aggression, surgical treatment options, dentistry, and allergies and dermatological issues. Dr. Ben prides himself on being a dog lover and a cat whisperer, seeking the comfort of the animal during an exam in addition to their good health.

Dr. Ben is owned by his 13-year-old Golden Retriever, Tilly. He has a love of all things Sci-fi, and is an avid movie-goer. He spends his free time with several local Star Wars charity groups, whose main goal is to raise money for the Seattle Children’s Hospital and other beneficiaries.



Practice Manager

As a child who moved often, Kelly’s retriever mix, Missy, was the constant in her life, helping her adjust to new situations. They were always together; she walked with Kelly to the bus stop and waited for her return after school. That relationship sparked Kelly’s love for animals.

After working in office environments for quite some time, it was time for a change. Kelly had always been interested in the medical field and when she learned about the Veterinary Technician program it seemed like a perfect fit. Kelly obtained her license in 2008 and has had a fulfilling career since then. She has mainly worked in general practice but also in veterinary ER, Cardiology and Geriatrics. She really enjoys caring for elderly patients.

Kelly lives in the Bellevue area with her son Noah, boyfriend John, and their three dogs, Koda, Miles and Roscoe. Her 22 year-old twins are animal lovers like their mom. Kelly enjoys hiking with her dogs, reading, camping and knitting. She feels extremely lucky to have found Critter Doctor and looks forward to continuing to develop relationships with our clients and their pets.



Licensed Veterinary Technician

Erika is a licensed veterinary technician here at Critter Doctor Animal Hosptial. She attended Pima Medical Insitute and obtained her license in 2017. She has been in the veterinary field since 2016. She has two dogs, a cat, and a columbian red tailed boa that she considers her babies. She is dedicated to the utmost care of all animals and looks forward to meeting your furry baby


Certified Veterinary Assistant

Alex believes that the bond between a pet and their human is very special and significant in all of our lives. Our pets are always there for us no matter what and Alex is thankful for the fact that her job is to protect and strengthen that bond. Alex has wanted to be in the vet field since she was 3 years old. The first step she took toward obtaining her goal was attending PIMA Medical Institute. She is now a certified vet assistant and looks forward to helping animals every day.

If Alex isn’t snuggled up with her dog, Pudge, you can find her on her four wheeler (rain or shine), baking yummy treats, or hanging out with her friends.



Certified Veterinary Assistant

Paige is an animal lover from birth. Her passion grew from seeing the “Reptile Man” (Scott Peterson) as a child at her local elementary school. Interacting with him made Paige realize that being in the animal care field was not only a viable career path, but was something she was truly passionate about.

After that day, she volunteered at the Reptile Zoo through elementary school and into early high school. She assisted in feedings, demonstrations and overall care. This experience taught her a great deal, and spurred her into educating herself further in the field. She did this through her own personal study, but also through a vocational program called Sno-Isle, where she received her veterinary assisting certification and a valuable externship at a local clinic.

After school, she worked as a Veterinary Receptionist and Groomers Assistant, and finally settled at Critter Doctor in August of 2019 as a Veterinary Assistant. She is very excited to further her skills, and looks forward to finishing her current endeavor; becoming an LVT through Penn Foster and taking on more roles.

In Paige’s spare time she enjoys taking her Great Dane Hawkeye out to dog parks, watching old movies with her boyfriend Patrick and her step son Isaac, and sketching portraits.

Caring for pets and their people.

At Critter Doctor Animal Hospital, expect exceptional care and service for your furry friends.


11828 Slater Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
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Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Sun: Closed

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