Meet Our Team

  • Dr.
    Joel G. Chatterson

    Dr. Joel Chatterson has an undergraduate degree from Western Washington University, and received his veterinary medicine degree from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, which is where he met his wife Cassy. He and Cassy married soon after their graduation in 2003. After practicing for a short time in the Midwest, the Chattersons moved back to the Pacific Northwest, where Dr. Chatterson joined Mukilteo Veterinary Hospital in 2009. In March of 2015, Dr. Chatterson was proud to become the owner of Mukilteo Veterinary Hospital.

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  • Dr.
    Charu Kapnadak

    Dr. Charu Kapnadak was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. When she graduated from veterinary school from Western University of Health Sciences in California in 2016. When not at work, Dr. Kapnadak can be found hiking with her dog, Sadie, trying out a new recipe, or spending time with her family in the area.  Dr. Kapnadak joined Mukilteo Veterinary Hospital in 2020.

  • Dr.
    Abby Farmer

    Dr. Abby Farmer is a North Carolina native, where she attended NC State for her undergraduate degree in Animal Science prior to earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2019. She then moved to Washington to join her husband, also a veterinarian, after graduation and they have loved calling this state home ever since! Dr. Farmer’s professional interests include preventative medicine, dentistry, internal medicine, and soft tissue surgery. She values client communication and maintaining a pleasant experience for each patient by using her Fear Free certification training. Outside of work, Dr. Farmer enjoys spending time outdoors, baking, and values time with family and friends. She has two cats, Sasha and Zoe, with hopes of adding a canine companion to the mix soon! Dr. Farmer joined Mukilteo Veterinary Hospital at the end of 2020.

  • Melanie
    Practice Manager

    Melanie has been in the veterinary field since 1998 and has been with Mukilteo Veterinary Hospital since 2008. Melanie and her husband Nathan live in Everett with their two sons, Chance and Elijah, and enjoy spending their spare time camping, hiking and just being outside. Melanie has two dogs, Timber and Buster.

  • Liz
    Client Care Representative

    Liz has been in the veterinary field since 2004 and joined the family in 2008. She has had many pets over the years, but currently only has one, a spunky long-haired orange tabby named Chaos. Liz has learned to be careful when eating around Chaos, as he learned to be the sneakiest of food stealers! His favorite is freshly popped popcorn. Both Liz and Chaos enjoy lounging on the couch on stormy nights and bathing in the sun on warm summer afternoons. Spending time with family and friends is their favorite past time.

  • Danica T
    Client Care Representative

    Danica joined the family July 2016. She has been in the veterinary field since 2011. She has two dogs Teddy and Odie, two cats Reggie and Billy. She loves to take road trips and do actives with her furry family.

  • Sheryl
    Client Care Representative

    Sheryl joined the family November 2015. She has one son named Gadge and a fiancé named Stephen. She one day will own a pug named Pancake.

  • Amy
    Client Care Representative

    Joined the family in November 2018

  • Kelsey
    Veterinary Assistant

    Kelsey joined the family in 2010. She's been kept busy raising her second Border Collie Baby ' Q ' a lovable mischievous goofball. Q has been keeping Kelsey on her toes as he discovers all the joys of the world from hiking, going to beaches, dog parks and barn time. Kelsey also has a horse named Wren who is enjoying a lovely retirement at the age of 25 years old. Kelsey also enjoys hanging out with family and friends.

  • Marina
    Veterinary Assistant

    Joined the family in October 2018

  • Rebekah
    Veterinary Assistant

    Joined the family in January 2019

  • Brittany
    Veterinary Assistant

    Joined the family in September 2018

  • Destiny D
    Veterinary Assistant/ Kennel Attendant

    Joined the family in October 2019

  • Ashley P
    Veterinary Assistant

    Joined the family in 2019

  • Allie S
    Kennel Attendant

    Joined the family in 2020


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Office Hours

After Hours: Seattle Veterinary Specialists, 425-823-9111


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Closed for New Years Eve and Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27th, Christmas Eve and Day.


Feedback from our clients

  • "My dog injured her paw while I was traveling, they were able to get her in on short notice and get her history from my regular vet. Prices were reasonable. But most of all I LOVED how the vet interact with my dog and discussed the the course of treatment with me."
    Julianne Upton
  • "I love this place, they are amazing, their staff is super friendly and helpful. They have taken great care of my new puppy and my older dog."
    Jessica Hewett
  • "Having raised two mastiffs, a three-legged dog, and now attending to my lab, I have been to multiple vets in many states over the last two decades. This vet surpassed all of them."
    Lorelei Walker
  • "I had an appointment and I canceled it, and the few minutes that had been canceled, my puppy had an stroke, and I took her to this hospital amd no matter what they helped me! Thanks to this guys my puppy is having a healthy life."
    Luis José Rivera Godínez