Doctors and Staff Daytime

Jeffrey F. Duke

Jeffrey F. Duke, DVM

Dr. Duke grew up in McMinnville, Oregon, and received his veterinary degree from Oregon State University in 1984. He joined Pilchuck the same year as a large animal veterinarian, but by 1987 had decided to dedicate his practice exclusively to small animals. Dr. Duke’s areas of special interest are surgery, both soft tissue and orthopedic, and small animal reproduction. He was instrumental in Pilchuck’s addition of laser surgery technology in 2001. In 2004, Dr. Duke received the AAHA Waltham Award for contributions made in small animal veterinary medicine outside of the United States, in recognition of his four trips to Mongolia to provide hands-on training and resources for veterinarians there. He is active in his church, enjoys riding his street bike on sunny days, traveling, and boating with his family.

   
Tim John

Timothy John, DVM

It was while working for his family veterinarian in the San Francisco Bay area that Dr. John decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. He attended Oregon State University, receiving his veterinary degree in 1990, and joined Pilchuck as a small animal practitioner the same year. Dr. John’s special interests are internal medicine and cancer therapy. He is known for his easygoing nature and good humor. Though serious about medicine, Dr. John is a prankster at heart, and not above providing well-timed comic relief for his staff. His time away from the hospital is spent with his wife, two children, and the animals that make up their “farmette” - three horses, three dogs, two cats, and eight chickens. He also enjoys camping and fishing.

   
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Lisa Krauter, DVM

Dr. Krauter’s love for veterinary medicine began when she started working for a small-animal veterinarian in her hometown at the age of 15. She graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988 and then completed an internship and residency in equine surgery at Kansas State University. She became board-certified in surgery and joined PVH in 1992, where she spent the majority of her career as an equine sports medicine/lameness veterinarian and surgeon. When the physical demands of working with horses began to take their toll, she decided to go back to her roots, re-train, and finish her career in small-animal medicine. Dr. Krauter’s interests include general practice, emergency medicine/surgery and older pet care. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, taking long walks with her dog, Jackie, gardening, and being active in her church.

   
Sally Lester

Sally Lester, DVM, MVS, DACVP

Dr. Lester received her DVM with distinction from Washington State University in 1967 and then received her Master of Veterinary Science from the University of Saskatchewan in 1979. She is a Diplomate in the ACVP in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. In 1982 she helped to establish Evergreen Professional Services (Veterinary laboratory), in Kirkland Washington and at the same time Central Laboratory for Veterinarians (CLV) in Langley BC. She worked with both laboratories until 1985, and was a director and CEO of CLV from 1982 to November 2006. Dr. Lester is now the Director for the laboratories at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital and its other specialty hospital, Seattle Veterinary Specialists. She is also a consultant for Phoenix Central Laboratory for Veterinarians. Other professional activities include Assistant Editor for the Feline Medicine Journal and the Canadian Veterinary Journal as well as Scientific Reviewer for the American Journal of Veterinary Research. She has two sons, one an equine surgeon at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital and the other a feline practitioner at Cats Exclusive Veterinary Center.

   

Dini McGregor, DVM

Dr. McGregor was born in Kailua, Hawaii. She grew up between there and the small town of Idyllwild, California. After graduating high school in Hawaii, she attended college in California, and veterinary school at Colorado State University. She started her veterinary career in 1995 in Laurel, Montana with a mixed animal practice, where she also worked with the local zoo in Billings. She has practiced exclusively small animal medicine for the past ten years in Snohomish, and has been working with Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital for the past five years. Her special interests lie in emergency medicine and surgery. Dr. McGregor lives with her husband and 4 children in Snohomish. She is active in the PTG of her kids' elementary school. She enjoys spending time with her family, including 2 dogs, 2 horses, 7 chickens, multiple fish, a tortoise and a hamster. They enjoy hiking, camping, boating and playing many sports together.

   

Andrew Rocco, DVM

A Mill Creek native, Dr. Andrew Rocco grew up just 10 minutes from Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University in Bellingham, he attended the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University, graduating in the spring of 2015. His professional interests lie in internal medicine, preventive care and radiology. Dr. Rocco lives with his wife, Kayla; son, Charles; and their three cats, Gregory, James and Oscar. He and his wife are happy to be back in the area, and they enjoy being with their families, attending minor league hockey games, and spending time with their son. It is with great enthusiasm that Dr. Rocco joins the PVH team. He is excited to get to know his clients, so please don't hesitate to stop in!

   

April Tolle, DVM

Dr. April Tolle knew at an early age she wanted to be a veterinarian. She grew up near Houston, Texas, and relocated to Dayton, Ohio, her senior year of high school. In Dayton, she shadowed local veterinarians and worked in the kennel of a local clinic. She attended The Ohio State University in Columbus and graduated with her DVM in 2007. After veterinary school, she worked at small-animal practices in Cleveland before relocating to the Seattle area in 2012. Dr. Tolle’s professional interests include dentistry, internal medicine and radiology. During her downtime, she enjoys drawing, climbing, and getting outside to hike and camp with her dog, Cooper. She also has a cat, Mr. Stigglesworth.