Mon-Sat: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Emergencies: Open 24/7

(253) 851-7387
3316 56th Street Suite 104,
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Meet Our Team

Dr. Cathy Corrigan

Veterinarian & Medical Director

Bio coming soon!

Dr. Allison DeWitt

General Practice Veterinarian & Feline Advocate

Dr. DeWitt is a Washington state native who is now a Gig Harbor local! She graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from WSU, go cougars! She takes a special interest in feline medicine and ensures to create a calm and soothing environment to minimize any stress that comes along with visiting the Vet. She also enjoys the special care that comes along with geriatric patients. When she is not catering to her six kitties and Wallace, her very fluffy puppy, she enjoys the outdoors.

Dr. Austin Hardegree

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Hardegree is an emergency veterinarian who works with small animals and exotics. Dr. Hardegree grew up in Houston, Texas and moved to Washington after graduating from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. He is passionate about emergency medicine, but he is most excited about continually learning new and better ways to practice veterinary medicine and improve patient care. In addition to practicing in the ER and being a life-long learner, Dr. Hardegree also enjoys educating others, teaching science classes at a local high school and hosting veterinary students at the hospital. Dr. Hardegree has two dogs, a cat, and various reptiles at home that he enjoys spending time with whenever possible. Dr. Hardegree loves being a part of the team at Uptown where he continues to learn and practice the best standard of care for our patients!

Dr. Jessica Self

General Practice Veterinarian
I’ve wanted to be a veterinarian since I was 4 years old; as a child I found I connected with animals faster and easier than I did with people, being a very shy and introverted person. Having a mother who was an RN also exposed me to medicine, which I found to be fascinating. When I found out I could pursue a career that allowed me to combine medicine with my love/affinity for animals, there was no other choice out there for me. Initially I went to veterinary school at Washington State University with the hopes of becoming an equine surgeon but found that I enjoyed the aspects of mixed animal medicine immensely so started my veterinary career in mixed animal practice. After working with anything from dogs, cats, and rabbits to horses, cattle, and alpacas for 8 years, I decided it was time to move my focus to my small animal patients, leading me to move to small animal practice.

Since that time, I’ve grown more in love with surgery along with improving the human-animal bond between my patients and clients. While the stresses and expectations of this field present their challenges daily, I find It is a privilege to be able to care for so many amazing pets and connect with their owners in the process. My husband and I have 3 dogs of our own, Kaia (husky/corgi mix), Mr. Bear (Min. Pin./Dachshund mix), and Yeller (Yellow lab) that pretty much run our house; of the 3, Kaia is the absolute princess of the castle and tends to be my partner in crime. I love all dogs but admit that I have a healthy obsession with corgis and if allowed, I would have my own herd of wiggle-butts. When I’m not working you can typically find me absorbed in a good book (fiction/fantasy/Sci. Fi.), enjoying time with friends/family, getting into trouble with my pup Kaia, camping with my husband and our team of dogs, or traveling to new places.

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Dr. Anne-Marie Burrell

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Anne-Marie Burrell is a graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Canada. She shares a chaotic home with her husband, Mike, four dogs, and four cats. When not at work or wrangling her household, Dr. Burrell enjoys horseback riding, taking the dogs to the park, and enjoying local theatre. She has also recently started showing Persian cats!

Dr. Garrett Ballou

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Garrett Ballou was born in Oak Harbor, WA and raised all over by a military family. He graduated veterinary school from Washington State University in 2018. He has always had a love for animals big and small, but dogs, cats, and horses are his favorites. His professional interests include pain management, emergency medicine, and internal medicine. Garrett is an avid tennis player, golfer, weightlifter and likes to spend as little time sitting down as possible. He and his fiancée, a classmate from veterinary school, are owned by two cats, Tika and Touka.

Dr. Chantz Lockwood

Emergency Veterinarian

Bio Coming Soon!

Dr. Abby McKisson

General Practice Veterinarian

Bio coming soon!

Racheal Pozzi

Senior Hospital Administrator

Racheal is a Pacific Northwest native, cat lover and most importantly, an advocate for Veterinary industry professionals. Her career in veterinary medicine started nearly 15 years ago, at a local general practice right outside her hometown. Her resume includes nearly every position there is to hold within a hospital, giving her a unique perspective to hospital operations and the needs of her teams, clients and patients. She has expansive knowledge in emergency/critical care, reproductive medicine, dermatology and most recently, has managed a multi-department specialty hospital. Racheal’s passion extends beyond animal care, having spent the second half of her career working alongside veterinary professionals within her hospitals as the Senior Hospital Administrator.

She prides herself on providing a compassionate approach to leadership, maintaining a positive, upbeat team culture and ensuring that all team members have access to educational resources, career guidance and an appropriate work/life balance. While not on shift, Racheal enjoys providing personal shopping experiences, tending to her extensive exotic houseplant collection, traveling with her high school sweetheart and Australian Shepherd, instagram – @thegoodqueenadelaide. She is also a cat fancier, sharing her home with her Scottish Fold, Omelette, and her baby Maine Coon, Gwendolyn.

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