About

Columbia City Veterinary Hospital is a locally-owned, small, independent animal clinic. We offer high quality medicine and state-of-the-art diagnostics at a reasonable price.

Meet the team

Dr. Lizzy Dean

MEDICAL DIRECTOR & CO-OWNER

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Dr. Lizzy Dean

MEDICAL DIRECTOR & CO-OWNER

Dr. Lizzy Dean grew up in a large catholic family in the Midwest. She has three older brothers, which molded her into the bold, boisterous person she is today. She wanted to become a vet from a young age and finally reached that dream in 2010 when she graduated from Michigan State University with her DVM in 2010. She started her career in Florida where she completed an internship in surgery, emergency medicine and regenerative medicine. She moved to Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood in 2011 and still lives there with her boyfriend and two rescue Persian cats. She has “dog fever” and if her landlord hadn’t threatened eviction, she’d have several by now. Her lifelong hobby has been horseback riding and she currently owns is a paint quarter horse that she uses mostly for trail riding and occasional fox hunting. Don’t worry folks, no foxes are actually hunted, it’s more like motocross on horseback. She also enjoys alpine skiing, wakeboarding, hiking, and running during her free time. She’s run the Rock and Roll half marathon every year since 2012. She looks forward to living and working in the same community.

Dr. Katie Rob

Medical Director & Co-Owner

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Dr. Katie Rob

Medical Director & Co-Owner

Dr. Katie Rob has worked as a small animal veterinarian for the past 12 years in Cape Cod and Seattle. She grew up in rural Vermont with backyard goats, sheep, chickens and ducks. Her first business venture was selling her chicken’s eggs when she was nine. She has fond memories of helping her dad take care of their pets, from trimming her goat’s hooves to bottle feeding lambs. She left Vermont to attend Amherst College, where she studied biology and met her future husband, Giora, while dissecting horseshoe crabs in a biology class. Her upbringing then led her to the Royal Veterinary College in England. Vet school was filled with good times, one of the best being the three weeks she spent working the night shift on a sheep farm, delivering hundreds of lambs under the Northern Lights. Katie has always felt fortunate to have found what she considers the best profession on earth. While not working, she always looks forward to days spent outdoors with her husband, three children, a brindle boxer-mix from PAWS and an energetic chihuahua-mix from Red Waggin’ Rescue.

Kaity Fox

Veterinary Assistant

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Kaity Fox

Veterinary Assistant

Kaity lives on a peaceful little mountain in Issaquah with her wonderful husband, Eli and her sweet daughter, Freyja. Her human family loves helping out on their “mini farm”, where they have wolfhounds, special needs kitties, and piggies. Kaity has a special passion and love for animals, and specifically enjoys veterinary medicine. She plans on attending Veterinary Technician School in the near future. During her free time, she enjoys hiking, biking and exploring the Pacific Northwest with her family.

Lanae Miller

Veterinary Assistant

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Lanae Miller

Veterinary Assistant

Lanae is one of the rare Seattle natives, who was born and raised in the Ballard neighborhood. She has always loved animals and feels fortunate to have found a way to make that passion her career. She has worked in the veterinary field for almost 10 years and is just finishing schooling to become a licensed veterinary technician. She is an expert at running anesthesia, drawing blood, placing catheters, calming nervous cats and dogs and giving kitties lion cuts. Her favorite part of working in veterinary medicine is getting to know the pets and their families. She loves spending time with her rescue pitbull, Roscoe. Her interests outside of veterinary medicine are listening to music, hanging out with friends and traveling. She is excited to get to know the pets of Columbia City.

Liz Triebold

Veterinary Technician

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Liz Triebold

Veterinary Technician

Liz grew up just outside of Chicago, later attending college and living in the city. She has always had a love of animals and grew up with many rescue dogs, cats, and one prairie dog. She moved to Seattle in 2004 and finally wanted to make her love for animals her career. After starting as a receptionist at a veterinary clinic, she soon moved onto assisting and then become a Licensed Technician. Liz lives in Beacon Hill with her husband, Darren and son, Dax. Her animal family consists of all animals that wound up at her previous clinic in need of a home for one reason or another. Enzo is an energetic and handsome Lab Rottweiler mix, and Psi and Sanford are both sweet senior cats. Liz enjoys hiking, camping, and exploring with her family on days off. She also loves to go cheer for the Mariners whenever she can. She is really excited to be working within her South Seattle community.

Ace Schneck

Client Services & Community Outreach Rep

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Ace Schneck

Client Services & Community Outreach Rep

Ace's experience comes from years of service to those in need and his survival as a Wwoofer (Worldwide Opportunities for Organic Farming) for many years with his dogs. His passions include adrenaline rushes, animal behavior, science, nature and creative expression. He has more non-human family members than not, including his 8-year-old Rottweiler Atlas & his 10-year-old American Bulldog Prometheus. With tales from life unplugged and on the road to calling a school bus home, he’s full of conversation if given the chance. His drive to continue his education has landed him with his Masters Degree in Biomimicry and works with Columbia City Veterinary Hospital in an effort to be surrounded by what he loves most—his community and their animals!

Karly Bickel

Veterinary Assistant

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Karly Bickel

Veterinary Assistant

Our goal is to provide individualized care to ensure your pet lives his/her life to the fullest. We will keep the comfort of your furry family member at the center of our approach and tailor our care to your family’s unique needs. We strive to create an upbeat atmosphere with an emphasis on long-term customer satisfaction.

Client Testimonials

Dr. Katie Rob is fantastic! We plan to drive from NE Seattle to Columbia City Vet Hospital when it opens next month. Dr. Rob has been kind and gentle with our 12 year old black lab. She has gone out of her way to make sure she is comfortable in her final season of life. I am so grateful for Dr. Rob! Looking forward to visiting her new clinic.

— Teresa E.

Dr. Dean helped treat my cats for several years (she was amazing helping me with one that had cancer, taking personal care with his surgery) and she is an outstanding person and veterinarian. I would highly recommend her and Dr. Rob if you are looking for excellent care for your pets!

— Lori G.