Dr. Bonnie GoldthwaiteAssociate Veterinarian
Dr. Goldthwaite grew up on a farm in the rural Midwest where she developed a passion for caring for, rather than eating animals. She has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and has been known to recite Hamlet’s soliloquy to her patients- “To pee or not to pee, that is the question.” She attended the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She has three children in addition to her dog Odie, who serves as the clinic greeter, and two ferrets. Odie is more popular than she is, but she doesn’t hold it against him- you can follow him on instagram @saddog_odie. She believes that good medicine is centered on a team approach focused on strong communication with owners to help them make the best decisions regarding their pet’s health.
Dr. Daiga RozensteineAssociate Veterinarian
Dr. Daiga Rozensteine has been with Madison Street Animal Hospital since 2019. Born in Latvia, she knew by age five that she wanted to devote her life to animals and by ten was determined to become a veterinarian. While working at an animal shelter called Dzivnieku Draugs in Latvia, she helped establish a charity hospital for stray animals and pets of low-income families. She’s a graduate of the Latvia University of Agriculture, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, and obtained her Washington State Veterinary License in 2015. She has extensive experience in emergency care and general practice. She loves and feels deeply connected to each of her patients and strives to provide them with the highest quality care.
When away from her patients, she can be found hiking, traveling, cooking vegan food, and volunteering at Pasado’s Safe Haven. Dr. Rozensteine also shares her home with Bholu, a rescued dog from India.
Dr. Lexi McGilvrayAssociate Veterinarian
Dr. Lexi McGilvray (Dr. Mac) grew up in the beautiful Seattle area. She moved to San Diego, California for college, graduating from the University of San Diego with a BA in Biological Anthropology. She returned to the Pacific Northwest to attend Washington State University for veterinary school, graduating from WSU College of Veterinary Medicine with honors in May 2015. After graduation, she was accepted by Seattle Veterinary Specialists for a one year, small animal rotating internship in emergency and specialty medicine. She has worked as a small animal general practitioner since the completion of her advanced training. Her interests include cardiology, dentistry, and internal medicine. When she’s not working with animals as a Cara team member, Dr. Mac enjoys traveling with her husband, snowboarding with friends, practicing hot yoga, cheering for the Seahawks, and exploring the PNW’s great outdoors with her Chihuahua mix, Leoberto.
Tanya CamperHospital Manager/Veterinary Technician
Tanya was born and raised in San Diego, California. She attended the University of Redlands, where she earned a B.S. in Biology. In 2017 she made the move to Seattle, WA with her seven-year-old hermit crab Shelly. She has been working at Madison Street since 2018 as a Technician and Hospital Manager. In her free time, Tanya loves to sail and scuba dive.
Tom SpenceVeterinary Technician
Tom was a construction foreman for 15 years but had a feeling in the back of his mind that he wasn't doing what he should be. He switched to Veterinary Medicine and won't ever look back. After a brief stint in Tucson, AZ he came back to the city that he loves to do the work that fulfills him so much. In his spare time, Tom likes gardening, playing video games and showing his partner around this beautiful metropolis.
Jackie LuccheseVeterinary Assistant
Jackie attended Grand Valley State University and earned a B.S. in Biology. Throughout her career she has done fieldwork with Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, working with their Greater Sage Grouse and Wild Turkeys in various states. Jackie moved to Seattle in 2018 and started working at Madison Street as a Veterinary Assistant. On her days off she can be found hiking up a mountain.
Jasmine TorresVeterinary Assistant
Jasmine has spent the last two years in Bahrain. A small country off the east coast of Saudi Arabia situated in the Persian Gulf. During her time there, she worked at a small veterinary clinic as a vet assistant. When not at the clinic, Jasmine would foster strays within her home. Now back in her hometown, she has been working at Madison since November of 2019 and enjoying getting reacquainted with the Seattle area.
Fern BaronVeterinary Assistant
Fern Baron, born and raised in the Seattle area, has always been pulled towards the animal kingdom, particularly hippos. Though they might be one of the most dangerous mammals, she has always seen them as big lovable critters and hopes to one day travel to Africa. The dream of a lifetime would be to work side by side with one, or at least with a safe precautionary distance.
Sierra ZierlerVeterinary Assistant and Receptionist
Sierra's career goal since she was a very young girl has been to work with animals. After graduating from the University of Idaho, she worked at a marine mammal center in Northern California. She recently moved to the greater Seattle area. She is excited to be a part of this team to help keep your pets active, healthy, and happy. She will treat your furry friends like they are her own, not just because she is an animal lover, but because it is how she wants her furry family members to be treated. She is looking forward to meeting you and your pets!
Jonnica RoyalVeterinary Receptionist
Jonnica was born and raised in Seattle. She went to school in Montana for equine science and her true passion is horses. She also loves dogs, specifically Corgis - her family has owned Corgis for 50 years! She spends her days off playing with her puppy Josie, going to the coast, or participating in tribal activities as a Duwamish tribal member.
Odie GoldthwaiteClinic Greeter
Odie was born in California but made his way to the Seattle area as a puppy. He started working for Madison Street in 2017 as a clinic greeter. On his days off he enjoys hiking with friends, begging for food, and posting on his instagram @saddog_odie.