Veterinarians & Staff
Dr. Carl Anderson, B.A., B.S., M.A., D.V.M.
- Bachelor of Arts Philosophy: University of Washington
- Master of Arts Philosophy: University of Massachusetts
- Bachelor of Science Veterinary Science: Washington State University
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine: Washington State University
As a Seattle native, Dr. Anderson attended Roosevelt high school and the University of Washington. Later, while a graduate student in philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Anderson acquired a German Shepherd puppy that tragically died of complications from canine distemper. This experience, combined with a love of German Shepherd dogs, convinced Dr. Anderson to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Dr. Anderson’s special interests include veterinary dentistry and problems of the German Shepherd Dog.
After practicing for six years in a large two-hospital practice, Dr. Anderson decided to establish his own practice on the east side of Lake Union on Eastlake Ave – within walking distance of his home on Portage Bay. Dr. Anderson felt that a smaller neighborhood setting would facilitate his goal of providing high quality veterinary care in a friendly, relaxed manner.
Over the years, Dr. Anderson has actively pursued his interest in German Shepherd dogs, serving a term as veterinary liaison for the German Shepherd Dog Club of America. His other hobbies include sports, motor sports, and tending the family farm on Whidbey Island. Dr. Anderson resides on Portage Bay with his wife Maren. The family companions include Tess (German Shepherd), Chia (Pomeranian), and a cat named Charlotte.
Dr. Mark D’Orazio, B.S., D.V.M.
- Bachelor of Science: University of Michigan
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine: Oregon State University
Dr. Mark D’Orazio was born in Canton, Ohio and attended Kent State University and the University of Montana prior to graduating from the University of Michigan in 1979. After working several years as an iron-worker and in the mechanical field, Dr. D’Orazio attended veterinary school in the combined veterinary program at Oregon State and Washington State University. Upon graduation he joined the Peace Corps as a volunteer in Morocco, followed by two years of mixed animal practice in Washington and a year of practice in a rural veterinary clinic in Italy. Since 1997 Dr. D’Orazio has practiced small animal medicine and surgery in the Seattle area and has a dedicated following. His special interests are surgery and feline medicine.
Currently Dr. D’Orazio shares a small home in Ballard with two former feline patients, Henry and Klinger. Outside of the office he enjoys woodworking, mechanics, cats, and travel.
Dr. Alex Shearer, B.S., D.V.M.
Bachelor of Science: Whitman College
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine: Washington State University
Dr. Shearer grew up in Seattle, and after receiving his undergraduate degree from Whitman College attended Washington State University where he earned his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.
Since graduating, Alex and his wife, also a veterinarian, have practiced in the Seattle area. As a veterinarian, Alex’s interests include pain management, surgery, dentistry, and preventative health care. Outside of work Alex enjoys the Seattle area’s great outdoors, live music, sports, and great food. The family includes two cats, Ethel and Murray, and a dog is in future plans.
Tracy May, Office Manager / Receptionist
Tracy has worked at the clinic since the practice opened in 1985, and worked with Dr. Anderson at Northeast Veterinary Hospital as well. Tracy has loved and admired animals for as long as she can remember, starting with newts, frogs, snakes, and toads on her grandparents’ farm in Sequim. She can’t imagine working in any other field. She has had pet rats, cats, dogs, horses, and fish. She used to assist the doctors, but is now generally found at the desk answering the phones and doing whatever. In her spare time Tracy likes to teach the Bible, learn about stuff, and spend time with friends and family.
Mary has been at Eastlake Veterinary Hospital since 1985, and also worked with Dr. Anderson at Northeast Veterinary Hospital. Away from the practice Mary enjoys cycling, skiing, and riding her horse Lance.
Shantel came to us from Michigan, after having worked as a full-time assistant/technician in a general practice and part-time in an emergency clinic. Her feline companions, Sassafrass and Freddy, made the trip shortly thereafter. We are delighted to have Shantel and the positive energy and enthusiasm she brings. In addition to her feline interests, in her spare time she likes shopping for shoes and watching scary movies.
Erin is originally from Pennsylvania. She graduated from the University of Maine in 2009 with a B.S. in Zoology. She arrived in Seattle after obtaining her veterinary technician degree in Pennsylvania, and is now a Licensed Veterinary Technician in the state of Washington. Her lovable deaf cat Sabrie came as well. Erin has fallen in love with Seattle and enjoys exploring the city, bike riding, and playing board games with friends.
Lauren is originally from Maryland. She joined the team after graduating from University of Maryland, College Park, in 2013 with a B.S. in Neurobiology and Physiology. She graduated from PIMA Medical Institute in December 2015, and is now a Licensed Veterinary Technician in the state of Washington. She enjoys traveling, fictional writing, trying new foods, and spending her free time with her cat Chloe.
Macy grew up in Athens, Greece and came to Seattle to study at the University of Washington. After completing a B.A. in Philosophy, she started working with animals. She plans to further her education in the veterinary field. She lives with her dog Kyle and in her free time she enjoys going to the dog park, spending time with her friends, and travelling.