Associate Veterinarian, Newcastle and Kirkland
Education: Washington State University
Pets: Funny Face and Kaos
Education: Washington State University, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
“Animals provide joy and companionship to our lives. I see animals as an important part of our lives and as family members they deserve the highest quality of care. I work tirelessly to do the best for every animal I see.” – Dr. Colleen Engel
Dr. Engel grew up in eastern Washington and received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Washington State University in 2006. Her experience in vet med started prior to vet school as a veterinary technician. She continued to work as a tech during holiday and summer breaks throughout school. After starting her career as a doctor in Pullman WA, she and her family packed up and headed west to the Seattle area in 2009. She has been practicing small animal medicine, surgery, and dentistry in area ever since.
Dr. Engel is passionate about giving her patients the highest standard of care. She prides herself on client communication and education. From wellness and preventative care to critical care and senior disease management, Dr. Engel will guide owners and treat her patients through it all. Her professional interests include internal medicine, dentistry, and pain management. She is excited to join the Eastside family to be part of a team that shares her vision of preforming the highest quality of care.
When Dr. Engel is not at work she loves taking in all that Seattle and the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Whether it is enjoying a great new restaurant in the city or spending time on the coast with her husband and two children. Nothing beats some downtime with the family. They are also fortunate to share their home with two lovable senior felines, Funny Face and Kaos.