We provide compassionate, professional care and nothing less.
For over 60 years we have been providing top quality care using the most current technology and medications to our clients. Our surgeries are performed by dedicated and skilled veterinarians and our staff provides competent and loving care to your pet. Your pets needs are well taken care of in our hospital. We are ready to handle urgent and emergency situations 24/7.
▶ Dr. Rod Hanna
Veterinarian | Owner
When not at work, Dr. Hanna can be found enjoying his time on the tractor on his farm. He and his wife, Julie, enjoy their dogs, cats, chickens, cows, horses, ponies, parrots, ducks, and turkeys. When time allows, other interests include gardening, hiking, snow skiing, motorcycles, and sports! GO TIPS!
Washington State University 1987- PHD Veterinary Science Washington State University 1985- DVM Oregon State University 1979- B.S. Animal Science & B.S. Microbiology
▶ Dr. Susan Zakos
Veterinarian | Owner
Since graduation Dr. Zakos has completed extensive continuing education courses to provide the most current medicine available to her patients. Although she enjoys all aspects of general practice she has a special interest in dentistry. Dr. Zakos and her husband have three "children". The two cats had each been abandoned at the veterinary hospital and their Doberman was from a rescue organization. Outside of work Dr. Zakos enjoys walking with her Doberman, downhill skiing , golfing and gardening.
▶ Dr. Michael Longoni
Veterinarian | Medical Director
A native of Tucson, Arizona, Dr. Longoni began his undergraduate education at The Colorado College in Colorado Springs. He was then accepted to Colorado State University, where he completed his DVM, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1992. After graduating, Dr. Longoni returned to Arizona to practice, working in small animal general medicine, emergency medicine, and as a relief veterinarian in Arizona and Oregon. Dr. Longoni also served as Assistant Medical Director of the Emergency Animal Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona for 10 years. In 2010, Dr. Longoni became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. Dr. Longoni enjoys emergency medicine and soft tissue surgery and is excited about the mix of general and emergency medicine at Diamond Veterinary Hospital.
In the spring of 2016, Dr. Longoni and his partner Elyse decided it was finally time to leave the heat and moved up to Everett. Both avid hikers and nature-lovers, the Pacific Northwest was a natural fit. They enjoy the excellent hiking and natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest with their dogs. They are enjoying figuring out gardening in their hillside micro-climate. Their four-legged family includes Millie, a crazy poodle-boxer mix, Chai an Italian greyhound- poodle mix with seizures, 2 senior gray cats, Vladimir and Marilla, and Fenn, a younger Siamese mix.
▶ Dr. Annabelle Zastrow
Dr. Annabelle Zastrow has been at Diamond Veterinary Associates since graduating veterinary school in 2000. She continues to love practicing medicine and general surgery, and greatly enjoys the relationships built with clients over the years. On her days off, Dr. Zastrow is busy with her husband and two young boys, relishing family time, camping, hiking and of course many school and church activities.
▶ Dr. Gretchen Stroh
I am a Class of 2016 graduate of the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine. My top interests in school were emergency, internal medicine, and surgery of companion animals. I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree from WSU in Animal Sciences in 2012 and went straight into vet school. I have known since I was a kid that I wanted to be a veterinarian and have worked hard to make that dream a reality. I grew up with a variety of animals, showing horses, dogs, and poultry in 4-H. My furry family includes a 2 year old orange tabby cat named Simon and a brand new 9 week old tuxedo kitten named Leo.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time outdoors enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest, hanging out with friends and family, and curling up with a good book and my two kitties. I am so excited to join the awesome team here and can't wait to meet you and your furry friend!
▶ Dr. Michelle Schmidtke
Dr. Michelle Schmidtke is a native of Washington state, born and raised in Seattle and a graduate of Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine. In her 36 years as a veterinarian, she has worked on horses, cattle, llamas, goats, sheep, chickens, and lots of cats and dogs. For the past ten years, she has specialized in emergency and critical care medicine. She enjoys the challenging cases and fast-paced environment of an ER practice. Working at a 24-hour practice such as Diamond Veterinary Associates/Animal Emergency Clinic of Everett is particularly rewarding because of the family-like relationships among the staff and the close collaboration on cases with all the other veterinarians who work both days and nights.
In her leisure time, Dr. Schmidtke trail rides, often in the National Forests and National Parks of Washington state, and spends time with her husband, dogs, and horses at their small ranch in the Methow Valley. They have four horses, two Australian shepherds, two barn cats, and a flock of chickens. Other hobbies Dr. Schmidtke enjoys are gardening, photography, kayaking, cross-country skiing, and writing.
▶ Dr. Kristina Modjeski
Dr. Modjeski is a recent graduate of Washington State University and is thrilled to practice medicine at Diamond Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Modjeski grew up locally in northern Snohomish County and she and her family have been taking their pets to Diamond for over 14 years. From a young age, Dr. Modjeski knew she wanted to be a veterinarian and her first job was at the Marysville Petting Zoo in Jennings Park. She completed a B.S. in Biology at the University of Washington and received a Ph.D in Pharmacology from the University of Rochester in upstate New York. Dr. Modjeski is very interested in internal medicine, emergency medicine, and feline medicine. A lifelong cat person, her furry feline companions include Henry, a cantaloupe aficionado, Rosalind, a sweet calico, and Parker, an adorable polydactyl. Dr. Modjeski is relieved to be back in Western Washington among the evergreen trees and moss that she missed on her hiking adventures elsewhere. She hopes to continue the excellent care and compassion that Diamond is known for and is eager to work with clients to provide the best care possible for their furry companions.
Angie loves working in the veterinary field and wearing the many hats of a Practice Manager. Angie has had a wide variety of professional experience – she has worked as a veterinary assistant, wildlife rehabilitator, teacher, researcher, entrepreneur, and veterinary practice manager before joining us in 2019. Angie obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Cognitive and Social Psychology from the International University Bremen in Germany (now Jacob’s University). She is owned by 7 very spoiled geriatric kitties. In her spare time, she enjoys quilting and playing vintage board games.
Tracie has been with Diamond Veterinary since 1999. She loves working with the clients and their pets. She spends her free time taking care of her family, a husband who is active duty Navy and their two young boys. She has four dogs and three cats. She enjoys being outdoors, taking care of her garden, hiking, going to the beach and fishing a little bit when she can.
Inventory Manager & Assistant
Brittany re-joined the Diamond team in 2015 as a Veterinary Assistant. She is currently in school to obtain a Veterinary Technician Associate Degree. When she is not in the clinic, she is busy spending time with her husband, showing her Cardigan Welsh Corgi, and relaxing with her three cats. Her special interests in Veterinary Medicine include Neonates and Anesthesia.
Janet has been at Diamond Veterinary since 2000. She originally came over from Spokane after working at a vet clinic there for 10 years. She loves working with the clients and their pets and really loves the Pacific Northwest.
Keagan has been working in the reception team since June of 2018. Keagan has an energetic Pomeranian, named Yui, who goes everywhere with Keagan. When not working, Keagan likes to practice k-pop dances, create art and watch anime.
Sami has been working for Diamond Veterinary Hospital since September of 2014. She works as a receptionist and veterinary assistant. When Sami is not at work she loves baking, cooking, and spending time with her two dogs (Moose and Colt) and her family.
Alison came to Diamond in August 2018 after working for many years as a human medicine receptionist. Her love for animals peaked her interest in the veterinary field. Alison is a Washington native growing up in Marysville and now lives in Granite Falls with her husband, 3 dogs (Greta, a German Shepard; Rocko, a Terrier mix; and Cleveland Brown, a Chihuahua) and 2 cats (Thelma, a domestic long hair; and Axel, a domestic short hair). In her free time, Alison and her husband enjoy drag racing their 1989 Ford Mustang and travel all over Washington, Oregon and California doing so. She also enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Receptionist and Kennel Attendant
Whitney started here at Diamond in August of 2018 and works as both as reception and kennel staff. She has received her Associates of the Arts and Sciences and has a fond interest in behavior and training. Her Chihuahua mix Zorro is what started her interest in behavior and she is working on training him along her other pets Sherman, a Chi mix, and Umbra, a DSH Tuxedo. She grew up raising horses and beef cattle, and spent most of her childhood showing in 4H and FFA. Outside of work Whitney enjoys video gaming and working with animals.
Remy is fairly new to the Diamond team but a strong player none the least. Aspiring to one day be a vet tech, Remy has a passion for all types of animals. Remy has dogs, cats, reptiles and even a tarantula. In Remy’s free time, Remy likes to study different types of parasites, watch anime, try new foods, and explore new areas. Remy is a team player and always happy to help anyone in need.
Mercedes is a Licensed Veterinary Technician, she graduated from PIMA in 2016 and passed VTNE in December 2016. When she’s not working, she loves traveling, camping, and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys bird hunting with her German Short Haired Pointer, named River. Working with animals is her passion and being their voice when they are in need of help.
Katee is a Licensed Veterinary Technician who found her Diamond family in September 2018. She has a Bachelors Degree in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg Florida and has future plans to obtain a Master Degree in Animal Forensic from the University of Flordia. In her spare time she enjoys traveling the world with an organization called WordVets, helping reduce pet over population in developing countries. Katee has one cat named Swy that she brought home from her spay & neuter trip to Thailand back in 2016.
A lifetime Washington resident, Kelsey grew up with deep love and passion for all animals big and small. She met her husband ten years ago and moved across the water to start a new life. About eight years later she decided to go back to school to start the career she had always dreamed of. She went to Pima Medical and graduated with an Associate degree in applied science in July 2018 and passed her national exam in July 2018. After passing her exam and becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician, she accepted an offer to become a part of the Diamond Veterinary team in August of 2018. She has a passion for rescue, rehabilitation for animals, and emergency medicine. During her time in school she led a group of students called SCNAVTA (Student Chapter National Association of Veterinary Technicians of America) in helping their community by cleaning up dog parks, volunteering at various animal rescues, and fundraising for local rescues. Her passion for helping others has led her to working for low cost spay neuter clinics such as Pasado’s Safe Haven and Feral Cat Spay Neuter Program. In her free time, she loves volunteering for various groups such as Pasado’s Safe Haven, New Moon Goat Farm, Doney Clinic, and SAFE (Save a Forgotten Equine). She also loves spending time with her husband, two Pittie babies Jaxon and Jordyn, two rescue cats The Donald and Kenzie, and one wild crow who thinks he is a part of the family too. In the summertime you can find her out on the lake enjoying the sun or catching a wave behind a boat. Her passion and love for animals shines in everything she does. She has dreams of becoming rehabilitation certified so she can be a great foster to the many animals out there who need the extra TLC she has to offer.
Amanda has been working at Diamond Veterinary since July 2005, she started out as a kennel attendant and now assists the doctor. She has a dog named Sasha that is a real love, a male cat named Sly and a female cat named Shomme. She loves the warm weather and getting outside with outdoor activites.
Jackie started as an Kennel Assistant and is now a Veterinary Assistant. She is currently in school to obtain a Veterinary Technician Associate Degree. When she is not working, she is a proud foster parent of pets from the Everett Animal Shelter and enjoys hiking with family and friends.
Tyler started at Diamond Veterinary Hospital as an assistant in April 2019. He started in the vet field as a kennel assistant in 2013. He loves working in emergency medicine. Tyler is a huge sports fan and loves watching soccer, hockey (Go Penguins), and baseball. When he is not working he enjoys playing soccer, video games or spending time with his girlfriend Hailey and their 3 dogs, Parka, Honey and Cooper.
Kendra joined the Diamond team in April of 2019. She has worked in the veterinary field in various capacities for over 10 years. She comes to us with a background in general practice, veterinary insurance, mixed-animal shelter medicine, and high-quality-high-volume spay and neuter. She spent the last 4+ years managing the medical care of 250+ animals (including cats, dogs, cows, pigs, goats, sheep, llamas, alpacas, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, and the occasional guinea or peafowl!) at a local farm animal sanctuary. Kendra’s passion will always be for rescue, and she is determined to do her part to end pet homelessness and overpopulation. When not at Diamond, you can still find her working - usually on board the “Spay Station” as a part of the Pasado’s Safe Haven Spay and Neuter Team. On her days off, Kendra spends her time with friends and family, and/or with her animals – Franny, a deaf terrier mix; Nugget, a truly perfect orange tabby/the love of her life; Lilo, an equally perfect orange tabby; and the occasional foster animal(s).
To go above and beyond for our clients and their pets to make them feel like part of our Diamond family.
To continue to offer the best veterinary care and medicine available. To keep up with changing medicines and treatments as they become available and offer them to our clients.
Our Core Values
We will strive to stimulate and encourage teamwork, compassion and trust in employees and clients. We will encourage personal growth and confidence. We will build lasting relationships between staff, clients and pets. We will promote desire for continuing education by offering seminars and classes to our staff. We will continue to educate our clients and promote compliance on all recommended pet health protocols.