Our Board of Directors
Kent Thomazin, DVM
Dr. Thomazin is a 1991 graduate of Kansas State University. He has been at the Animal Hospital of Newport Hills since 1993. Professional interests include general surgery, with an emphasis on orthopedics, as well as oncology and geriatric medicine. Dr. Thomazin and his wife Suzi have three daughters who keep them very busy at home. Pets include a black lab “Chester”, a golden retriever “Jazzmine”; ”D” and “Wilbur”, two polydactyl cats, along with two bunnies, “Peppers” and “Marshmallow.”
Sandy Willis, DVM, Dipl ACVIM
Dr. Sandy Willis is the small animal internal medicine specialist for Phoenix Central Laboratory in Mukilteo, Washington. Dr. Willis facilitates their Continuing Education program consisting of wetlabs and seminars on diagnostic testing, communications and internal medicine.
Dr. Willis, board certified in the ACVIM, graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. She completed a small animal internship at the University of Minnesota and a residency and master’s program at the University of Saskatchewan.
Dr. Willis got her start in organized veterinary medicine in SKCVMA (now PSVMA) public information and later served as president for two terms, 1998-2000. Dr. Willis is also past president of the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association, currently serves as program chair of the WSVMA annual conference and is the alternate delegate from Washington to the AVMA House of Delegates. She was recently elected to the AVMA House Advisory Committee and serves as a site visitor for the AVMA Council on Education. Dr. Willis is passionate about the importance of veterinary associations in advocating for both the profession and for veterinary medicine, promoting leadership skills and opportunities for members and providing opportunities for learning and social interaction among members.
Dr. Willis serves as staff for kittens Fiona and McTavish, and young at heart kitties Giselle and Lilly. Dr. Willis hobbies are hiking and cycling, traveling, wine appreciation, the arts and reading.
Gene E. Mueller, DVM, MPH
Dr. Mueller is currently Manager of Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC. Previously, his career included being Hospital Administrator of Chicago’s largest critical-care veterinary hospital, Chicago Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center, and he served for eight years as President of The Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago, one of the Midwest's largest animal shelters.
Mueller also has experience in the public sector, heading up the Commission on Animal Care and Control for the City of Chicago and serving as the Director of Environmental Health and as an Epidemiologist for the Chicago Department of Public Health. He holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He began his career as a veterinarian in the Chicago suburb of Wilmette, Il.
Aspen Davidoff, BVM&S
Dr. Davidoff attended the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and graduated in 2011. Her undergraduate degree was in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (BBMB) and French from Whitman College in 2006. She previous worked in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England for 2 years before moving back to the Seattle area and joining the Newport team in August 2013.
She enjoys baking, historical fencing and knitting. She has a geriatric American Eskimo Dog named ‘Bianca’ and a black and white tuxedo cat named ‘Clive’.
Directors at Large
Christine Wilford, DVM
Public Information Committee Chair
She graduated from veterinary college at Texas A&M University in 1987 and pursued a small animal internship at Virginia Tech. Moving to Seattle in 1990, she’s almost a naturalized Washingtonian. Christine’s passions include animal welfare and feline geriatric medicine. Dr. Wilford founded the Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project in 1997 for which she received the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association Achievement Award in 2004.
She has led the continuing education program at the University of Washington for the PSVMA since 1991. Outside of work, she enjoys two wonderful daughters, four rescue horses, seven rescue cats and one spoiled dog.
Occasionally, Dr. Wilford lectures nationally on feral cats, trap-neuter-return and high-quality, high-volume spay-neuter programs. She has written several chapters for veterinary textbooks, sat on the Seattle Animal Control Commission for three years and serves on advisory boards for several animal-related non-profits. Her latest educational endeavors are natural horsemanship and how to raise a rational teenage girl. She is never bored.
Rachel Olsen, DVM
Membership Committee Chair
Dr. Rachel Olsen graduated from Oregon State and Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine with honors in 1997. Her undergraduate degrees are from Santa Clara University, with a B.S. in Combined Sciences and a B.S. in Biology with honors in 1991.
Dr. Olsen’s professional interests include geriatric medicine, oncology and urology. She lives in Seattle with her husband, Mike and daughter, Emersen. They have many pets including two English Pointers, “Tess” and “Angus,” three cats, “Ozzy,” “Jimmy” and “Ruby,” and her little buddy, a Dachshund mix, “Buzz.” She recently adopted a Chihuahua mix from Animal Control whose leg required amputation due an untreated injury. In her free time, Rachel enjoys running in the Seattle parks, yoga and being a mom at home.
Craig Galloway, DVM
Dr. Craig Galloway joined the practice in May of 2015. In 2006 he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and in 2010 with a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, both from The Ohio State University. He has been practicing in the Puget Sound region since he graduated and is very happy to join this excellent team. He is particularly interested in dental care, but finds all aspects of medicine fascinating.
Dr. Galloway lives in Bellevue with his wife, Cherries, and two pets, a small dog and a cat, Caska and Jack. His interests include hiking, camping and almost anything that could be considered “nerdy”.
Tejinder Sodhi, DVM
Dr. Tejinder Sodhi graduated in 1983 from the “College of Veterinary Science” in Punjab, India. He got his ECFVG certification from American Veterinary Medical Association.
After working as associate veterinarian at two different animal hospitals, Dr. Sodhi opened his practice at Animal Hospital of Lynnwood in 1991. In 1996, Dr. Sodhi opened his second location in Bellevue to meet the demand of growing holistic clients in the greater Seattle area as well as on the Eastside. Dr. Sodhi’s client came to him from throughout Washington State and even from the East coast of the United States and Canada.
Over the past years, he has taken time from the clinics and continued to further his education in holistic and alternative animal health by taking several weeks to months of extensive training Veterinary Acupunture from IVAS, Certification in Veterinary Chiropractic from AVCA, and under training in Canine Rehab from North Carolina State University and the University of Tennessee.
Dr. Tejinder Sodhi has given a lot to the Veterinary community and has been serving on the Veterinary board of advisors for Seattle King County Veterinary Medical Association (SKCVMA) and Washington State Veterinary Medical Association (WSVMA). He is also twice president of SKCVMA. He was the founding president of the Holistic chapter of Washington State and served as the first president of Holistic Veterinarians in the state of Washington. As a president, he worked to promote the holistic animal care.
Kit Bowerman, DVM
Professional Relations Committee Chair
Dr. Kit Bowerman became interested in becoming a veterinarian as a young boy when he went on farm call with his Scoutmaster, who happened to be a veterinarian in Spokane, Washington. After moving to Bellevue in high school, he worked for a local small animal hospital. Dr. Bowerman graduated from Washington State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1973. After graduation he began practicing small animal medicine at The Cat & Dog Clinic of Bellevue, and became owner in 1984.
He is Past President of the Puget Sound Veterinary Medical Association (PSVMA) and Washington State Veterinary Medical Association (WSVMA). He is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Currently, Dr. Bowerman is chair of the Professional Relations Committee of the PSVMA. He has been involved with Boy Scouts of America, Rotary, and is active in his church. ;Kit enjoys reading, fishing, golfing and snow skiing.