Our Doctors

Dr. David Burgess

Dr. David Burgess

Dr. Burgess graduated from the University of Arizona in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. In 1987, he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University. He’s been practicing emergency and critical medicine since 1988 with a special interest in soft tissue surgery, endoscopy, and emergency surgery.

Dr. Burgess resides in Poulsbo with his wife Jackie, their two boxers (Bug and Ali), and their cat Belle. Dr. Burgess enjoys hiking, biking, martial arts, painting, fishing, kayaking, woodworking/carving and guitar.

Dr. Burgess founded AETC with Dr. Carollynn Zimmers in 1993. Animal Emergency and Trauma Center is a 24 hour animal emergency hospital in Poulsbo. AETC serves areas as far East as Bainbridge Island, North to Kingston, South to Port Orchard and Gig Harbor and across the Hood Canal Bridge to Port Townsed and Port Angeles. Before starting the emergency animal hospital in Poulsbo, he worked as relief doctor for many veterinary hospitals in Kitsap County including Silverdale, Bremerton, Port Orchard, Bainbridge Island and Kingston.

Dr. Michael Stone

Dr. Michael Stone

Dr. Stone is a 1999 graduate of Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2000 he completed an internship in Emergency and Critical Care in Milwaukee, WI. Since his graduation, Dr. Stone has been practicing emergency and critical care medicine.

In his spare time he enjoys hiking, backpacking, gardening and woodworking near his home in Gig Harbor and around Kitsap County or beyond on the Olympic Peninsula.

Dr. Cheyene Blanchard

Dr. Cheyene Blanchard

Dr. Blanchard was born and raised on the bayous of southeast Louisiana. She attended high school at Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, where she frequently volunteered at animal shelters. 

She completed her B.S. in Biology at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she worked in a Neurobiology Laboratory for 3 years, headed the Pre-Vet Club, and worked as a veterinary technician at a local clinic. 

She then went on to receive her D.V.M. from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in May 2020.  Her interests include emergency medicine, clinical pathology, internal medicine, and ultrasound. 

Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, camping, reading, and playing video games. Her family includes her husband, her dog (Chiyo), and her three cats (Poofers, Comet, Minou).

Dr. Cameron Smithee

Dr. Cameron Smithee

Dr. Smithee is an emergency medicine and wildlife veterinarian from Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Although originally from the Rocky Mountain’s most colorful state, Dr. Smithee’s interest in nature and medicine has lead him to call five different states home – in addition to the South American country of Peru.  Prior to receiving his doctorate of veterinary medicine from Oklahoma State University, Smithee pursued a degree in Zoology from the University of Oklahoma.  An adventurist at heart, he loves backcountry snowboarding, kayaking, vigorous hikes, and traveling the globe – or nearest wilderness.  When stuck inside, Smithee can be found reading, perfecting his culinary skills, or promoting his small art business.

Dr. Amanda Mason

Dr. Amanda Mason

Dr. Mason is originally from Florida. She obtained a B.S. in wildlife biology at West Texas A&M University in 2016 and her DVM at Texas A&M University in 2020. 

She has a special interest in emergency medicine, surgery, feline medicine, and utilizing fear-free handling techniques for patients. 

Amanda enjoys cooking, reading, and traveling, as well as spending time outdoors camping, hiking, and kayaking with her husband and dogs.  

She has 4 pets: a blue heeler named Lily, an Aussie mix named Lucy, a torti cat named Luna, and a Yorkie named Bennie. 

Dr. Schulte

Dr. Schulte

Dr. Schulte completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and Master’s of Public Health at the University of Missouri Columbia. 
Her professional interests include wound management, multi-modal pain control, and One Health. 
Outside of work, Dr. Schulte spends time hiking, reading, and exploring the Pacific Northwest. 
 
Additionally, two cats claim Dr. Schulte as their human.

pattyPatty Selvidge, Practice Manager

Patty Selvidge graduated from Knapps College in 1982 and received a diploma in Accounting and Business. Since graduating, she has work for numerous financial organizations including The Russell Company, Harborstone Credit Union, Russell/Mellon Analytical Services and KeyBank. She also has 8 years as a corporate training and worked at Holland America Line for 2 years as their manager of corporate training.

Patty joined AETC in early 2010 and has truly enjoyed the experience of learning the veterinary field.

Patty lives in Poulsbo with her husband Ron and two cats, Amy and Mac. She enjoys spending time with her two boys and grandson along with the rest of her family. During her spare time, Patty enjoys sailing, hiking, jogging and cooking.