Education: Washington State University, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
““Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” One of the few Bible verses that stuck in my head growing up was God giving us plants and animals to take care of. I originally was going to go to medical school, but realized it reminded me about this verse and felt like the right thing to do. To help care for the animals.” – Dr. Erika Glocker
Dr. Erika Glocker is a General Practitioner who has been practicing in the Seattle/Eastside area since 1996. Initially, Dr. Glocker had planned on becoming a human doctor. However, her experience with caring for animals and the unique challenges and rewards of veterinary medicine encouraged her down her current path.
A native of Bellevue, Washington, Dr. Glocker attended Lake Forest College where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1991. After graduating from college, she worked at a veterinary hospital near her home and began applying to veterinary school. In 1992, she entered Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and earned a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1996.
Though she is skilled in all veterinary modalities, Dr. Glocker holds a particular professional interest in Dentistry. Now that she is a practicing veterinarian, Dr. Glocker says she very much enjoys the opportunity to use her skills to help her clients’ pets. In particular, she remembers one kitten with a rather interesting surprise. “During my first year out of veterinary school a client brought in their six-month-old kitten that would randomly jump like some invisible object was poking it,” she says. “I ended up removing a sewing needle that made it all the way to her colon. Amazing how far that needle traveled before it caused a problem.”
Not long after graduating veterinary school, Dr. Glocker married her husband Paul after becoming reacquainted at their 10-year high school reunion. The couple has three charismatic children, Maria, Hugh, and Hank. The family also provides a home for a dog named Chewy, 2 black cats that are virtually identical litter mates named Blackie and Smokey, and a box turtle named Chuck that she adopted from her brother in 1989.
She is part of the amazing team at Eastside Veterinary Associates named Best Vet by 425 Magazine every year since 2009, and by Seattle Magazine in 2010! She is a super mom who is active in the community and is a die hard Seahawk fan since the Kingdome days! Go Hawks!