All of our doctors and nurses are specially
trained for emergency and critical care.
Emergency and critical care is all we do. We have devoted our professional lives to constant improvement of our knowledge and skills to better serve your pet's needs. [...]
Our doctors work exclusively in emergency and critical care.
The doctors at Animal Emergency Hospital of Redmond have devoted themselves to consistent improvement in their knowledge and skill.
David Fleming, DVM
Dr. David Fleming realized he wanted to be a veterinarian since the 6th grade. While born in Texas, he spent his high school years in Lynnwood, WA before returning to Texas for college. After receiving a B.S. in Biology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and a B.S. in Animal Science at Texas A&M, he went on to graduate from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. After a one year internship in Los Angeles, he has practiced exclusively in emergency and critical care. He practiced in California for many years while his wife, Judith, went through medical school and residency. He and his family relocated to the Seattle area in 2006 after his wife finished her training in internal medicine. His family, including 2 young children, quickly grew to love the area and decided to settle here permanently.
Dr. Fleming enjoys skiing, scuba diving, hiking with his wife, computer programming and spending time with his kids. And although he has a special love of big dogs (and has rescued Dobermans in the past), his home is currently shared with 3 rescued guinea pigs.
Dr. Fleming was finally able to realize his dream of a full service, exceptional, exclusively emergency and critical care hospital when Animal Emergency Hospital of Redmond opened its doors in May 2011.
Brian Hur, DVM
Dr. Brian Hur grew up shadowing his grandfather who was also a veterinarian. It was through these experiences at various small animal hospitals and the Santa Barbara Zoo that Dr. Hur realized early on that he wanted to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps and dedicate his life to the welfare of all different kinds of animals. Dr. Hur received both his undergraduate degree and degree in veterinary medicine from Washington State University. He initially started working as a general practitioner. After performing relief shifts at Animal Emergency Hospital of Redmond, he realized his passion for emergency medicine. He began working full time for AEHR in December 2011.
While working with animals has always been his passion, he also enjoys researching and working with the veterinary community to advance technology through the use of computers. He is an active member of the Association of Veterinary Informatics. He also spends some free time volunteering his veterinary services to the community at various animal shelters and the Woodland Park Zoo.
While not originally from the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Hur has lived in the area for over ten years and considers it home. He and his wife, Elena, currently live in Seattle and love to spend time with their cat, Teemo, hike, snowboard, fish and take their Boston Terrier, Playa, out on random adventures throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Seth Trachtenberg, DVM
Dr. Seth Trachtenberg was born in Massachusetts but raised in the Pacific Northwest. He received his undergraduate and veterinary degrees from Washington State University (Go Cougs!). After graduating in 2002, he worked primarily in small animal general practice until realizing how much he enjoys emergency and critical care medicine. He and his wife Kristin are very active in CrossFit personal fitness. His wife is a certified Level I CrossFit coach as well as a small animal veterinary assistant who currently works at a feline only day practice. The Trachtenbergs have a yellow Labrador named Ana, a miniature dachshund named Lexus and a 17 pound Siamese Tabby cat named Simon. They enjoy going on trail hikes with the "girls" Ana and Lexus and bouldering/rock climbing when the opportunity presents itself.
Mark Davis, DVM, ACVS, CCRP
Dr. Mark Davis is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP). Dr. Davis is a 1993 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma State University and completed his small animal surgical residency at Texas A&M University. He has been board certified since 1999 and has extensive experience in orthopedic, soft tissue/reconstructive and neurosurgical techniques.
We've got some really great people working with our doctors.
All of our nurses strive to continually improve. They do this job because they love it, and they love the pets.
Rodney is AEHR's office manager. He grew up on a horse farm in the state of Maryland. He went to a private business college in Delaware majoring in Business Administration. After several years in the finance industry he decided to change his career and get back to his love of animals. Rod has more than 7 years experience working in general practice clinics. His expertise as a veterinary technician, purchasing and office manager as well as his desire to work emergency medicine lead him to the Animal Emergency Hospital of Redmond. His short term goal is to become a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager while continuing to hone his skills as a Veterinary Technician. At home Rod has 2 deaf and partially blind mini Australian Shepherds and 2 very feisty cats. Outside of work he enjoys home renovation, gardening and flying.
Kristen was born and raised on a farm in Western Washington. She began working in small animal day practice 5 years ago, and when AEHR opened, she was extremely excited to get the chance to work in emergency medicine. At home, Kristen has a Boxer mix, a black Lab, a Schipperke, and a small handful of cows and horses. When there is time away from the animals and school, she enjoys hiking, camping, baking, and going to cow shows.
Melissa was born and raised in Olympia, WA. She spent her childhood showing and raising horses and rabbits in 4-H. After over 10 years of 4-H, she decided a career involving animals was the most obvious choice. She got her first veterinary job at age 16, and she was hooked. After moving to Seattle in late 2010, Melissa was ecstatic to learn about the opening of AEHR, and immediately jumped at the opportunity. While not at work, Melissa enjoys riding her Paint mare Daisy, snowboarding, gardening, and spending time with her family and her 13 year old Pekingese, Pete.
Diandra was born in Washington and has been a Veterinary Technician since 2008. After graduating with a certification in Veterinary Assisting she has worked at various practices, gaining a wealth of knowledge and training. She prefers the high energy of emergency medicine and believes that her calling is to be an advocate for the pets' best interest. With her optimistic manner she cares for animals through the hard times and takes pride in helping owners to strengthen the human-companion bond. Though Diandra enjoys all aspects of animals medicine she has a special interest in senior and geriatric animals, is a fan of omega fatty acids and fiber, and delights in the training dogs and cats. She currently lives in Seattle with her dogs, Maddie and Tucker, cat Helix, and her boyfriend (untrained.) Aside from her passion of helping animals, Diandra enjoys photography, reading, architecture, training her dogs for competitive weight pulling, hiking, off-roading and generally all outdoor-adventuring with her family.
Melissa was born and raised in the PNW. She started her career path 8 years ago by working as a veterinary assistant at a local hospital. She has always been interested in veterinary medicine and care. Melissa graduated from Pierce College with an associates degree in veterinary technology, she passed her licensing test to become a LVT in 2010. She is excited to move from day practice to emergency care and is always looking for ways to improve her knowledge and skills. Outside of work Melissa enjoys spending time with her boyfriend doing outdoor activities like camping, hiking,and traveling. Melissa has 3 cats; an orange tabby named Tiger, a Siamese mix named Kitty, and a polydactyl, sleek, black domestic shorthair named Newt who likes to terrorize everyone else!
Kari was born in Texas and raised in Louisana. Boeing moved her and her family here at the age of 14, and she has lived here since. Being raised in the south, she has had a multitude of different kinds of pets, snakes, crawdads, lizards, and anything she could catch. Currently, she has two cats that were human-raised and rescued from poor living conditions as kittens. A love for animals has always been a large part of her life. She has volunteered for Woodland Park Zoo, Sarvey Wildlife Center and has worked in research. The complexity of emergency and critical care medicine has interested her since receiving her LVT license in 2008. Kari lives in the Snohomish county area with her daughter and husband.
Biography coming soon.
I have been a fan of Dr Fleming's medicine for some time. He is one of the few veterinarians I would trust my animal with. Hearing that he opened his own ER has me thrilled - but hoping I don't have to visit soon. If anything should happen, though, I will be calling on Animal Emergency Hospital of Redmond."
-Madison M. Seattle, WA