We provide compassionate, professional care and nothing less.
For over 25 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. After regular business hours, we are open as the Emergency Clinic of Everett.
Meet Our Veterinarians
▶ 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 seemed like a natural fit. They are already enjoying the excellent hiking and natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest with their dogs and are looking forward to gardening in a more hospitable climate. Their four-legged family includes Pippin, a senior standard poodle, Millie, a crazy poodle-boxer mix, and 2 senior gray cats, Vladimir and Marilla.
▶ 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. Bekah Garrison
Born and raised in Mississippi, Dr. Bekah Garrison moved to Washington in June of 2015 to start her veterinary career as an associate veterinarian at Diamond and AECE and to begin a new life chapter. As an avid nature lover, the Pacific Northwest has been a wealth of wonderful experiences so far, between hiking, camping, kayaking, swimming in the many bodies of water, and simply looking out over the mountains and the Sound. Fern, her 8-year- old female poodle mix, enjoys these adventures almost more than she does!
At work, Dr. Garrison enjoys internal medicine and emergency medicine and is interested in broadening her scope to include acupuncture and other holistic medical practices.
At home,she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and eating delicious food, and watching too much Netflix. Her household also includes Titus, a senior Yorkie with an attitude, Gwynna, a sassy middle-aged cat, and Nina, the newest addition and cutest kitten in the world. If you know of any great hikes or local food recipes, please share at your next appointment!
▶ 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.
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.
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 two Cardigan Welsh Corgis, and relaxing with her three cats. Her special interests in Veterinary Medicine include Neonates and Anesthesia.
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 three dogs, a lab mix Jackson who is 11 years old and two young chihuahua mixes Harley and Daisy.
She enjoys being outdoors, taking care of her garden, hiking, going to the beach and fishing a little bit when she can.
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.
Jenn has known from a very young age that she wanted to work with animals. She has volunteered at animal shelters & rescue groups since she was a teen. Jenn has worked in various capacities at Veterinary Hospitals & Emergency Clinics for the past 10+ years. She has worked at Diamond as an emergency assistant and a receptionist since August 2011. Jenn lives in Bothell with her husband , 4 teenagers , 5 cats, 4 dogs & 2 chickens. She enjoys movies (reading the book first), hiking, goats, and going to the zoo.
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.
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.