Greta is an adventure junkie who wants to see all the places, do all the things, and meet every dog along the way. Originally from Rochester, NY she has lived in Ireland, Alaska, New Orleans, and, of course, her favorite, Seattle. Of the things, she has tried so far yoga, hiking, snowboarding, and scuba diving are her favorite. Her favorite pet is her own dog, Buttons, but she’ll think yours is a close second!
Greta has loved animals since she was little when her family owned 4 parakeets, 2
turtles, 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 9 horses. Fostering her love for animals, Greta pursued a career in animal care interning at the Center for Elephant Conservation in Florida and joining the education teams at the Audubon Zoo in Louisiana and Woodland Park Zoo here in Seattle. She holds a master’s degree in Wildlife Conservation Biology from Miami University. Greta started in Veterinary Medicine as a receptionist in 2015 and went on to be a general practice veterinary assistant for 4 years. She is an avid supporter of preventative medicine and building strong partnerships with owners to keep pets healthy.
Paitin grew up in West Seattle with her dad and two sisters. When visiting her mom in Eastern Washington, she would frequently sneak in abandoned/stray kittens to foster and care for as her own. As an adult not much has changed, and Paitin shares her household with her very own clowder of cats. (A total of FIVE!) Moogana, Gaius, Turbo, Tina, and Chestnut. When she’s not at work or caring for her cats, she enjoys being crafty and sneakily adding to her house plant collection without her significant other knowledge.
Paitin started working with animals in high school helping her grandmother with her grooming business. She later started her career in the veterinary field in 2015 as a Veterinary Receptionist at an emergency hospital. From there, she went on to work 2 years in the pet insurance industry and has partnered with animal rescues such as Pawsitive Alliance to help pets find homes. She started as a Veterinary Receptionist at the Critter Doctor in August of 2019 and has worked her way up to be our very own Lead Veterinary Assistant! She looks forward to developing relationships with our clients and their pets and learning more about veterinary medicine!
Amanda first started her career with dogs when she was four years old, washing her own dogs in her childhood home. She soon graduated to cutting her stuffed animal’s hair with kitchen scissors and taming wild kittens in her mom’s pet shop. In 2008 she joined her mom at a grooming and boarding facility where she strived to learn everything she could about taking care of animals and grooming dogs. She learned the ins and out of the business including training, taking care of, bathing, and grooming dogs of all breeds, sizes, and temperaments.
It was a goal of Amanda’s to get into the veterinary field as a vet tech. She had never had the chance to learn the inside scoop of veterinary medicine until a position opened up at critter doctor. Her favorite thing about working at Critter Doctor is how different each patient is and how specific their needs can be.
In her free time, Amanda goes to college in Seattle, working to obtain her master’s in social work so she can work with children in foster care one day. She enjoys hiking and camping with her two dogs, Maia and Scrappy Doo, when she is on a break from school. She is a Seattle native who loves to travel, check out new bars and restaurants, and see live music.
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