Meet the Team
Dr. Rob McMonigle
Dr. McMonigle is a 1998 graduate of Washington State. He has dedicated his professional career to creating a warm and caring environment in which he provides excellent medical and surgical care to his patients. Rob's greatest enjoyment is watching his patients grow up - "It's something special to see a young animal grow up and become not just a pet, but part of the family". Rob grew up in Kent, is an avid cyclist and enjoys spending his off-hours with his three children and his German Shorthaired Pointer named Pinto! Add Dr Rob as a friend on Facebook!
Dr. Angie Martinez
Dr. Martinez graduated from University of Wisconsin in 2007. She has experience in general practice and emergency medicine and has a special interest in surgery and preventative care. Angie was born in Southern California, met her husband (a Washington native) while in school in Wisconsin and moved to Washington state after graduation. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their cats - Mason, Marty and Winston. Her hobbies include cooking, gardening and cheering on the Seahawks! Angie also speaks fluent Spanish!
Dr. Amber Ruthford
Dr. Ruthford graduated from Michigan State University in 2016. She has a special interest in surgery and preventative medicine and has practiced both general and emergency medicine. Amber was born and raised in Michigan and met her husband during an AmeriCorps placement in Tacoma. She enjoys the outdoors, gaming, crafting, travelling, and spending time with friends and family. She has a cat and a golden retriever!
Maria started working at McMonigle Veterinary Hospital as a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2007. She currently works at the front desk and manages the hospital. She graduated from the College of Southern Idaho’s Veterinary Technology program and worked as a LVT in North Dakota for 2 years before moving back to her home state and joining our team. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, backpacking, paddle boarding and being outdoors.
Miranda joined our team in 2021. Previously, she was trained as a Nursing Unit Coordinator at a hospital in Vancouver, BC. After moving to Washington state, she made the transition to veterinary medicine from human medicine. Miranda and her husband have 2 dachshunds (Fuzzy and Kitty) and a kitten (Fern). Miranda spends her free time hanging out with her friends and family, playing video games with her husband, and attending comic conventions and renaissance faires.
Rhae joined our team in 2022 after gaining some experience in the veterinary field by working at another local veterinary hospital. She spends her free time with her spouse, their 3 chihuahuas (Delilah, Lucy and Charlie), and 2 kittens (Calliope and Glitch). Rhae enjoys playing board and video games with her friends, watching Netflix and discovering different kinds of vegan cuisine.
Diana joined our team in 2021 after retiring from a lifetime career in the Supply Chain industry. She has had pets all her life (including 2 pygmy goats!) and currently has two cats (Lola and Rascal). Diana and her husband like to travel, and she has been to Scotland, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Africa and more! She adores her 2 grandchildren and enjoys working in the garden, reading, art, music and concerts.
Angee, a Florida native, came to Washington in 2015 for vacation and loved it so much that she never went back to Florida. There’s a running joke in her family that she’s on a multiple years long vacation. Angee rejoined the McMonigle team after leaving in 2020 to give birth to her baby girl. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her family, binge reading books, and logging entirely too many hours into Animal Crossing. She has a beagle named Margot and a cat named Bellatrix.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Miri moved to the Seattle/Tacoma area with her husband in 2008 and started working for us in 2014. She graduated from San Juan College and acquired her Veterinary Technician license in 2018. Miri has a dog and a kid who are both quite energetic and keep each other entertained by one-sided games of fetch. In their spare time, Miri and her family enjoy hiking, biking and reading.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Ayla graduated from the PIMA Veterinary Technician program in April 2016 and joined our team in 2021. She has lived in Washington her entire life and met her husband at a manufacturing company for airplane parts in 2012, later marrying in 2018. In their free time she and her husband like to travel and one day wish to see all of the seven wonders of the world!
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Sabrina is originally from Juliet, IL but her husband is in the military so they move around a lot! We were lucky that they moved this direction in 2022 and Sabrina joined our team. She obtained her Veterinary Technician license shortly after joining our team, but she has worked in the veterinary field since 2018. Sabrina and her husband have several pets at home (5 cats and 2 dogs!) and they enjoy trips to Disney!
Chelle started working at our office in 2013 after graduating and completing her externship with us for the PIMA Veterinary Assistant Program. She is currently attending online school to get her technician license. Chelle spends her free time with her 2 cats: Raelle and Harriet Potter.
Veterinary Assistant/Assistant Manager
Katie graduated from Renton Technical College as an Approved Veterinary Assistant in 2018. Katie started working on our team while still in school and completed her externship at our hospital. She spends her free time going on walks at local lakes with her dog (Chubby) and her husband.
Danica joined or team as a Veterinary Assistant in 2021. She started working as an Assistant in 2017 after volunteering with RASKC for 6 years, working with many cats. She has 2 cats of her own, Simon and Garfunkel, as well as a Lab named Pepper. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her cats and she is an avid concert goer for local bands.
Kaila started working with our team in 2022 after working as a Kennel Assistant at a specialty/emergency hospital for 2 years. It has always been Kaila's dream to become a veterinarian and she has never wanted to be anything else! After working in emergency, she is leaning towards becoming a Veterinary Radiologist. She has a cat named Fyre at home. Kaila likes dance and is a pollotarian!
Kelsey joined our team in 2022, but has been working in the veterinary field since 2018. Taking care of pets and pet parents is her passion and she is currently in school to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys finding new local breweries and spending time in nature with her pups!
Yamilette has been in veterinary medicine since 2020 after completing the Veterinary Assistant Program at Pima Medical Institute. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is helping patients who can not speak for themselves and working with the veterinarian to find out what is ailing them. She enjoys giving patients treats and loves to minimize their stress while in hospital. Yamilette also speaks Spanish fluently, which enables her to be extra helpful in ensuring clear communication regarding our patient's needs! Outside of work, Yamilette loves spending time with her four kitties Andy, Blu, Boo and Disco, as well as her dog Mia.
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Frankie came to us as a foster kitten and ruled the hospital for 13 years. He currently resides with one of our assistants since was diagnosed with diabetes on his 13th birthday. He is doing very well on his medication and he is loving his new life as a house cat instead of a clinic cat. We miss having Frankie around - he truly understood the role of clinic cat, even venturing out to the lobby occasionally (sometimes checking out purses and snuggling on coats!)
Mac & Poppy
Mac (orange male) and Poppy (tabby female) were welcomed to our McMonigle family after they were dropped off on our back porch over the holidays. They quickly melted our hearts and found a home with us. They are spunky, yet snugly, and they tried their best to learn the clinic cat life from their older brother Frankie, but they didn't quite pick up all of his lessons. They usually do not venture out to the lobby so don't expect to see them hanging out when you come into the office. Check our Facebook and Instagram pages for more pictures and updates!
Pinto is Dr. Rob's German Shorthaired Pointer that gets to come to the office every day. He loves his friends at the office - both staff and staff pets! He is happiest when he is fetching or swimming!