Meet the Team
We are proud to uphold the high standard of care and reliability that Highline Veterinary Hospital has maintained throughout the years.
Dr. Shawna Wedde
Dr. Shawna Wedde is the proud owner of Highline Veterinary Hospital. She graduated from Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and has practiced in both Seattle and Tacoma. She is the loving momma of three fur-babies: two playful cats (MacDuff and Maurice) and one energetic labrador (Meda). You may find her at the beach or hiking the trails with Meda in the spring and summer. In the fall, she is likely in Pullman cheering on the Washington State University Cougars (Go Cougs!). In the winter, she is either snowboarding, touring local breweries or wineries, or hanging out indoors with MacDuff and Maurice.
“I can’t remember when I first decided to be a veterinarian, but I think it was before I could walk. Pets have always been an integral part of my family, and I strive to treat each patient with the same love and care with which I want my pets to be treated. I genuinely enjoy getting to know my clients and working with them to provide tailored care for their pets. As a practice owner, I can lead a team that feels the way I do about our patients and our clients. I feel so thankful to be the new owner of Highline Veterinary Hospital and to be a part of this community. I am excited to meet you!”
Dr. Patricia Greene
Dr. Patricia Greene is a 2018 graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. She is originally from Massachusetts but has lived in Washington state since 2018 and absolutely loves the west coast. She loves hiking, camping, trying new local beers, and her pets. She and her husband Derek have 4 goons- 3 dogs and a bossy cat. Her dogs are Wednesday (an energetic black lab mix puppy), Willie (a crazy but lovable Jack Russell terrier mix) and Happy (a devoted terrier mix), and the curmudgeon Milo orange tabby cat. Dr. Greene’s interests include surgery, internal medicine, and dentistry. Dr. Greene’s favorite part of being a veterinarian is seeing the laughter and joy that pets bring to people. She can’t wait to meet you and your pets!
Dr. Victoria McLean
Dr. Victoria McLean is a 2019 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She is originally from Long Island, New York and received her BS in Animal Science from Cornell University. Before veterinary school, she also received her Master’s degree in education from Harvard University where she developed curricula for zoos, museums, and college-level courses. After her schooling, she completed a rotating internship at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle where she received extensive training in emergency medicine, internal medicine, neurology, surgery, and oncology. She and her husband have an energetic red Labrador retriever named Bonnie and a cuddly cat (who thinks he is a dog) named Clyde. When she is not at work, you can find her kayaking, hiking the trails of the PNW, cheering on the Sounders, traveling to National Parks, or cooking/baking something delicious to share with her friends and coworkers. Dr. McLean is very excited to meet the people and pets of the Burien community!
Licensed Veterinary Technician & Hospital Manager
Hali has been in veterinary medicine for more than four years, working alongside Dr. Wedde since entering the industry. She’s performed almost every job in a veterinary setting—from reception to emergency critical care triage—and is now one of Highline’s awesome Licensed Veterinary Technicians. She spends her free time volunteering for animal rescues and loving her own rescue babies, Harvey, Earnest, and Gypsum.
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Abby was raised in Washington and found her love for animals through fostering for her local humane society. After attending Washington State University, she decided to move to the Seattle area and join our team. When she’s not at the hospital, she is kept plenty busy by her cat and two dogs.
Allana graduated from WSU in May 2021 with a bachelor’s in animal science pre-vet, and her goal is to go to vet school. Allana loves the puzzle-solving that is involved since pets can’t tell you where it hurts. She has been horse riding since she was 5 years old and has owned a quarter horse named Zeke for 5 years. Allana has an Australian Shepherd named River and a border collie husky mix named Nyx that love playing with the water hose. Allana has achieved a second-degree black belt in Taekwondo and was also an instructor for a year.
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Client Service Representative
Auna was born and raised in Seattle. Since receiving her first puppy at eight years old, Auna has always had a passion for dogs. Now, at 21, Auna is an Auburn high school graduate and one of our valued client service representatives. When she is not taking care of clients and patients at the front desk, she spends time with friends and family. Auna has a goofy American Bully named Mr. Wick and a Pomchi named Sada Baby.
Katie began her career as a dog trainer, and after saving a dog’s life by using CPR in one of her classes, Katie realized she wanted to be in veterinary medicine. Katie is a certified veterinary assistant and loves being able to make a difference with patient care and client education. Katie always puts her patients first and loves constantly learning. Katie has 4 cats and a vocal German Shepard puppy named Ranger. In her free time, she loves to bake pies and is learning to bake bread.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Lindsay has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician since 2004. She worked with Dr. Wedde previously at another hospital and followed her to Highline Veterinary Hospital. Lindsay has a house full of animals: 3 fish tanks, 4 sugar gliders, 3 cats, 3 dogs, a mouse, a crested gecko, and fosters kittens for a local rescue. Lindsay is a self-proclaimed nomad and has lived in 6 different states.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
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