Staff Bios

ts photoDr. Thomas Sullivan, DVM

Dr. Sullivan grew up in New Haven, Connecticut, working in nursing homes and hospitals (for people, that is) through high school and into college. He had wanted to be a veterinarian since the age of five, but found work in the human health care arena. He attended Tufts University and Boston University for undergraduate work, nearly ending up in medical school. After submitting applications, he decided instead to pursue his dream of becoming a veterinarian. Leaving school, he found work as a veterinary radiology technician at Angell Memorial Hospital in Boston where he learned patience (it can be difficult to convince an animal to lie quietly in perfect position while you leave the room to snap an X-ray!). He moved on to stints at Angell as a cardiology and neurology technician, then worked at a large general practice in Connecticut as a general technician. He moon-lighted milking cows in order to gain large animal experience before applying to veterinary school. He attended Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, where he developed a love of ophthalmology. Following graduation, he followed with a 1 year rotating internship as a clinician at Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine, then undertook specialty training in ophthalmology at North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine. N.C. State was a recognized world leader in veterinary ophthalmology- the training he received not only solidified his passion for ophthalmology, but also instilled a drive for innovation and lifelong learning within the field. He joined the Animal Eye Clinic in 1995, and has been owner since 2000. Although he loves all things ophthalmic, special interests within the field include the surgical treatment of retinal detachment, management of uveitis in large and small animals, and treatment of zoo, aquarium, and wildlife species. When not working, he enjoys music, long walks, and spending time at home with his wife, their two teenage children, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 1 tortoise, and a collection of gregarious fish.

 

landryDr. Matt Landry, DVM

Dr.Landry grew up mostly in Maryland, lived in Germany for four years of his childhood and spent many summer vacations on the coast of New England. He started his career volunteering with a mixed animal veterinarian in Brunswick, Maine at the age of thirteen which solidified his love of both small and large animal medicine. Throughout high school he worked as a veterinary assistant with three different veterinary practices as well as spending summers working on a dairy farm and a horse breeding farm. He received his bachelor's degree in Forestry and Wildlife with a double major in Biology from Virginia Tech. Prior to entering veterinary school, he spent several months working for a large poultry company while living in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has also been involved in research with the Center of Veterinary Medicine at the Food and Drug Administration and human schizophrenia research with the Maryland Psychiatric Research Institute. While attending the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, he developed his love for ophthalmology during graduate research in veterinary pharmacology. After graduation from veterinary school, he completed a one year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville. Following his internship, he pursued his specialty training in ophthalmology at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. He joined the Animal Eye Clinic in 2007 and he never plans on leaving the Seattle area. While he really enjoys all aspects of veterinary ophthalmology, his special interests include intraocular surgery, exotic animal ophthalmology, glaucoma, as well as corneal disease and surgery. In his free time away from the clinic, he enjoys spending time in nature with his wife, a veterinary cardiologist, their two toddlers, and their lovable, adopted visually impaired dog.

 

Rachel

Rachel McFarlane is the practice manager at Animal Eye Clinic and has worked in veterinary medicine for over 13 years, the last 11 of which were spent in specialty medicine.  She earned her BS in Animal Science with a Minor in Business from The Ohio State University.  Rachel is currently in the process of obtaining her CVPM (Certified Veterinary Practice Manager) certification.


She developed a passion for animals at young age and always dreamed of working in veterinary medicine.  After growing up and attending college in Ohio, Rachel moved to Charlotte, NC where she met her husband, Chris.  They made the move to Seattle, WA with their two spoiled cats in the spring of 2013.  In her spare time, Rachel enjoys spending time at home with her family, sampling the variety of cuisine the city has to offer, and indulging in the endless amount of outdoor activities within Washington.  She truly has grown to love this city and the wonderful practice she is now a part of. 

 

 

 

Heather

Heather was born in Nevada and raised in California’s central valley, where she worked as a surgical assistant at a spay and neuter clinic. Heather moved to Arcata, California in 1991 to attend Humboldt State. After several years in Arcata, Heather decided to move further north to Seattle in 1998. Shortly thereafter, she began working at Animal Eye Clinic. Heather became a licensed veterinary technician in 2005. She mostly enjoys working in surgery and caring for the patients. Heather delights in traveling, hiking, reading, music, and long walks with her dog. She also shares her house with a very vocal siamese cat.

 

Anne

Anne was born in Indiana and raised in Seattle. She’s lived in several other states but moved back after missing the evergreens and beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Anne, who has worked in the veterinary field since 1999, loves listening to people’s stories of their pets. When away from the clinic, Anne loves reading, spending time with her daughter, having coffee with friends and family, watching movies, horses, and in-line skating.

 

 

 

Lesa
Lesa was born and raised in the Seattle area. She has been in the veterinary field since 1999 and became a licensed veterinary technician in 2005, shortly after she joined our staff. Lesa never forgets a furry face and loves meeting the various and diverse personalities of our patients. Lesa enjoys relaxing with friends and family, movies, games and cooking. Lesa shares her home with her husband, son and several cats who are constantly keeping her on her toes.

 

Christa

Christa moved to Washington in 1992 from Durham, North Carolina after getting a degree in Animal Care and Management.  She has been working in veterinary medicine since 1991 and always knew that she wanted to work in the animal care field.  She joined the Animal Eye Clinic team in September of 2013.   Christa has a soft spot for our senior pets, as they usually come with a story that tugs at the heart.


Christa has a full house that she shares with her loving husband, beautiful daughter, two dogs, fat cat and turtle.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching scary movies and cooking.  She and her family also own a restored 62' Impala, so going to car shows is another favorite pastime.

 

Katherine

Katherine joined the Animal Eye Clinic as a Veterinary Assistant in August 2014, shortly after moving to Seattle from Atlanta, GA with her partner and their spectacular cat, Clovis. She has worked in veterinary medicine since early 2013, with experience in general, emergency, and specialty medicine. Prior, she conducted biochemical research for three years at Georgia Tech, after graduating from Carleton College with a degree in Chemistry.

At the Animal Eye Clinic, you can find her working the front desk, running appointments, or assisting in surgery - the latter of which is her favorite place in the clinic. Her favorite aspect of the job is working intimately with and developing relationships with clients and their furry companions. She hopes to combine her love for animals, medicine, science, and art towards a compassionate career in animal prosthetics.

 

Kristen - Picture coming soon!

Kristen was born and raised in Chicago.  Her passion for horses led to a Bachelor’s degree in Equestrian Science and her career with animals began in Equine Behavioral Training.  She got her first job as a vet assistant to help her decide if she wanted to pursue veterinary medicine, but decided that remaining the assistant was a better choice for her.   After taking a break from work to travel the world for a few years, she settled in Washington, first on San Juan Island, then moving down to Seattle, where she joined the AEC team as a Veterinary Assistant.  Outside of work, Kristen is very active in her church and enjoys reading, writing, cooking, making journals, and cuddling her adorable blind kitten.

 

Mara - Picture coming soon!

Mara was thrilled to become a member of the Animal Eye Clinic team in the fall of 2016. She graduated with a B.S. in Animal Science and a minor in biology from the University of Rhode Island, where she discovered her passion for providing hands-on animal care. She has worked with a variety of domestic and exotic species, including rescued wildlife at an Audubon sanctuary, livestock at a collegiate farm, and marine animals at three AZA-accredited zoos/aquariums.
Her specialty interests include the psychology of animal training, octopus and seal biology, and the effects of stress on animal health.  Mara recently moved to WA with her senior dog and they are greatly enjoying exploring the wonders of the Pacific Northwest.

 

 

 

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