Melanie Lynn

Customer Service Coordinator

Pets: 2 Dogs - Bobby and Gus 2 Cats - Henry and Bella 1 Bird - Pixel

“You cannot share your life with a dog, as I had done in Bournemouth, or a cat, and not know perfectly well that animals have personalities and minds and feelings.” Jane Goodall
 
I am new to Eastside Veterinary Associates, but I am not new to working for animals. I traveled a very interesting road and I am so proud of my accomplishments. I have been lucky enough in my life to have worked to spread the word of environmental and species conservation by working with species such as California sea lions, meerkats, otters, cheetah, bears, parrots, birds of prey, as well as many ambassador animals. Success to me is helping people understand how important they are in ensuring that the natural world thrives now and into the future. I am also lucky that I have success in two animal related fields. I get an immense sense of pleasure working for our animal family members as well. I am a Certified Dog Trainer and I also have a background in cat behavior as well. Helping owners understand their pets behavior is important to me as it often times helps the pets stay in a happy home. Working at Eastside Veterinary Associates allows me to learn a whole different side to caring for our beloved furry family members. I look forward to learning as much as I can in all aspects of the hospital. I am so excited to be part of this team.
 
Outside of work, I enjoy photography, hiking with my husband and dogs, interior design, traveling, continuing education and going to museums, zoos and aquariums.
 
Both of my dogs (Bobby and Gus) were rescued off the street. They had a rough start to their lives, but since they have been part of my family, they have been given only the best. Both of my cats were recently rescued from Seattle Humane. We decided on these particular cats because they were having a hard time being adopted. Henry is almost 9 years old and senior pets have a harder time getting homes unfortunately. Bella is almost 2, but she is a black cat and black cats have a hard time getting adopted. Finally, they were a bonded pair, they had 3 strikes against them finding a forever home, so my husband and I decided their home was with us. Our little bird Pixel, has been with us for about 3 years now. He was an owner surrender at another animal hospital that I worked at a few years ago. He is a fun bird that has brought us lots of joy. My husband and I do not have any human children, so our pets are our kids, and we are thankful they are in our lives everyday.