Our Team - Se Habla EspaƱol!

Meet the compassionate and caring team at Southpaw Animal Health.

Southpaw Animal Health was founded in 1996 by Dr. Debora Drake who had a vision of building a veterinary practice that was based on understanding the importance of the human-animal bond. Her approach to healing and wellness is to provide the most modern veterinary medicine in a compassionate environment with a focus on the individual patient.

When Dr. Drake purchased the small practice known as Northwest Pet Vet, she began the work with only one receptionist and one technician. Over the years, Southpaw Animal Health has grown into a three-doctor practice with a large supportive staff.

In 2003 she expanded and moved our facility's current location. In 2008, she further expanded the practice adding more exam rooms, treatment facilities, and offices. Meet our providers below.

"Nothing But Amazing treatment when we bring our dog or cats! The staff and the service they provide is above and beyond. I feel safe dropping my pets off here for procedures or check ups. They make sure you leave with everything you need and that you understand. And even listen when we have extra questions. Thanks Southpaw for taking care of our pets!"

Stephanie Yan