We Love Animals Too

When it comes to the health and happiness of your pet, settle for nothing but the best. That's why you should choose Companion Pet Clinic of Seattle for your veterinary needs. Our certified veterinarian, veterinary technicans and assistants were educated at the nation's top schools and offer a wide range of expertise, enabling us to provide your pet with the most comprehensive treatment possible.

Dr. Rebecca Birchmeier  is a native of Dearborn, Michigan. She graduated from Michigan State University with her DVM in 1995, and moved to Salem, Oregon soon after. She has been in the Seattle area since 2008, and loves the Pacific Northwest. She shares her home with several pets. In her free time she enjoys travel, food, reading, and exploring this wonderful city. Her special interests include surgery, pain management, reducing pet over population, and the human-animal bond.


Chuck Paholke, CVA (Front Desk) attended Pima Medical Institute for veterinary assisting. He was born and raised in the fine land of Renton, where his parents own a business on the Airport. He broke the family tradition of aviation to pursue his passion for animals. He owns a 2-year-old boxer, who is the shoot'nus toot'nus guard dog of the wild south King County. Chuck also pursues a passion for astronomy, and  stargazes every weekend, looking for the asteroid that will doom us all. He also volunteers at the aquarium, where he can answer all your questions about the wonderful marine life we have in the Puget sound.

Liz Lopez LVT (Technician Trainee) attended Pima Institute for Veterinary Technicians in Renton.  She was born and raised in Compton, California and later moved to Washington. Taking care of animals has always been a passion where she has special interests in animal training and behavior. Liz has two Chihuahua mixes named Rabby, Chicho, and one cat named Oliver.   When not working at the hospital, she's walking her dogs on the beach and sipping Coronas. 

The Entire Team at a Glance