Our Practice

We are a full-service animal hospital providing comprehensive pet healthcare services in Shoreline, WA. Our veterinarians offer a wide variety of medical, surgical and dental services. Our veterinary hospital has advanced equipment and technologies, including comprehensive in-house testing for accurate diagnosis, digital x-ray, surgical suite, dental suite, and a pharmacy. We also offer complementary medicine, including chiropractic and acupuncture. We are committed to providing quality care at every stage of your pet's life. From routine preventive care to early detection and treatment of a wide range of conditions and diseases, we have the expertise to provide the highest standard of care for your pet. We also serve Bitterlake, Greenlake, Greenwood, Northgate, Broadview, Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds, Lynwood, Seattle, Bellevue and beyond!

  • Dr. Ulrike Rudolf, DVM


    Veterinary medicine, surgery, dentistry and nutrition counseling have improved the quality of life of countless animals and their human guardians. I am eternally grateful to be a part of this field as it grows in new medical scientific discoveries and returns to a deep rooted compassion for animals.

    After 15 years as a veterinarian I can honestly say that my enjoyment of coming to work and treating your animal companions has increased significantly. Due to this connection with my field I continuously seek education to improve the quality of care I give to my patients. Over the years I have added animal chiropractic and animal acupuncture to my general veterinary knowledge with great results. Most of my practice consists of traditional western medicine but on request and when current treatment is not enough adding these modalities may help significantly in keeping your animal companion feeling their best.

    Communication and calm, gentle treatment is of utmost importance at Cascade Pet Hospital. Our goal for every appointment is for your pet to feel as comfortable as possible at our office and for you to go home satisfied with the information and care you and your pet have received.

    My educational background spans the Midwest (University of Wisconsin, Madison – Undergraduate Bachelor of Science) to the South West (University of Arizona – Graduate School) to the Caribbean (Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine).

    When I am not at Cascade I am spending time with my two wonderful children and husband and pet menagerie of 2 dogs, 3 cats, a parrot, a guinea pig, and 7 chickens!. For personal time I love glass blowing and kayaking.

  • Dr. Nicole Taylor, DVM


    Veterinary medicine has always held a place in my heart because it allows me to not only help animals, but strengthen the bond between pets and their human family members. Being a veterinarian means providing support for clients during the stressful times of having a sick pet, and through the exciting times of adding a new furry member to the family. Creating bonds not only with my patients, but with the people who love them most brings me great joy.

    I am new to the state of Washington and have lived in Indiana for the majority of my life. I attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana for my bachelor’s degree. I then moved to the island of Grenada to attend St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine. From there, I completed my clinical training at The Ohio State University.

    I have a strong interest in preventative medicine, dermatology, feline medicine, and behavior. I am certified in both Low Stress Handling and Fear Free medicine which allows me to improve the often scary veterinary experience for your pet by creating a more comfortable environment. A visit to the veterinarian does not have to be a fearful experience. My aim is to reduce stress for both you and your pet when they visit.

    Grenada left me with a sense of adventure and love for the outdoors – which ultimately brought me to the Pacific Northwest. Outside of hiking, camping, and sailing, I thoroughly enjoy cooking, film photography, and have recently taken up watercolor painting. I have two wonderful cats named Ceviche and Merlot and we are all beyond excited to be a part of the team at Cascade Pet Hospital!

  • Carla, LVT


    From owning cats and dogs, to one very loud rooster and most every pet in between, I have developed a love and respect for all creatures. I got my first job at the age of 15 at a pet store, where I began my journey in pet husbandry. I developed a strong drive to learn everything I could about caring for and ensuring the health of every creature I was responsible for. After graduating high school, I attended Pima Medical Institute’s Veterinary Technician program and graduated with honors. I met Dr. Rudolf during my externship and have dedicated my career to helping her build a hospital and team who provides the upmost compassion and care for our patients and clients.  I especially enjoy my leadership role within the hospital, interacting with our clients and participating with surgery and dental health.

    When I am not at Cascade, I enjoy spending time with my husband and pets, traveling, hiking and camping. I have two dogs and two cats. At Cascade, you may occasionally see my dog Jamie or my black cat, Lorenzo.

  • Briana


    Recent transplant to Washington all the way from sunny Florida! I chose to pursue a career in veterinary medicine because I have always had a very special place in my heart for our beloved pets and nothing brings me more joy than helping to provide the best care possible to our client’s four-legged family members. I love coming to work because I know that I am making a positive impact in the health and well-being of animals alongside a great team of people. I am currently pursuing my dream career of becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician at Pima Medical Institute, and can’t wait to graduate!

  • Louise


    I graduated from the Danish Veterinary Medicine School back in Denmark after 3.5 years worth of education and working as a student at two different animal hospitals, emergency & specialty and general practice hereafter.
    Altogether I have been doing what I love the most for 6 years, so far.

    I have had the great pleasure of working for Cascade Pet Hospital since June 2016 and I can’t imagine finding a better job, hospital or colleagues!

    I moved to the States at the end of May 2016 and I’m now living with my Husband and our Pitbull, Loki north of Shoreline.

    When I’m not working you’ll find me out and about, discovering the great state of WA and all it has in store. I’m already very much in love with everything this amazing place has to offer

  • Faith

    Animal Care Provider

    I’ve had a life long love affair with animals of all kinds, not only spending time with them, but learning as much as I can about them! I pursued that passion during my time as a Harvard undergrad, and graduated with a degree in animal biology. I plan on applying to vet school in a few years either here in Washington or my native California.

    I live in Seattle with my husband and three of the best kitties in the world, Sky, Ariel and Lupin. Some how, we adopted all Siamese cats, so there is always a lot of meowing in our home. In my free time, I enjoy exploring the outdoors, reading a great book with a cup of tea and trying to find all the great places to eat in Seattle!

  • Yara

    Animal Care Provider

    I have always been drawn to and deeply fascinated by animals since I was a child. Having moved to Washington from Montreal, Canada in 2014, I rediscovered my passion for animals by spending most of my time volunteering at companion shelters, a wildlife hospital, and the Seattle zoo. I’ve since followed my dream to pursue a career working with animals by joining the incredible team at Cascade Pet Hospital.  I have a bachelor’s degree in international business and management from the Concordia School of Business in Montreal and I am now continuing my education to be a licensed vet technician.

    Outside of work, I love to hang out with my cat and furry best friend, Shumi. You can often find me with my nose in a book drinking a good cup of coffee. I love going out, whether it be finding new places to eat or going dancing. My husband and I recently moved North of Seattle and we enjoy spending time outdoors, taking in the beautiful nature and scenery that Washington has to offer.

  • Maiko Tanaka

    Animal Care Provider

    Animals have been a big part of my life since I had my first loving dog, Qoo when I was around 6 years old. My family had three dogs when I was a younger that were all found near my neighbor’s houses and needed rescue. They were my best friends and supported me so much. As a child, I couldn’t allow myself to cry in front of others, but I could be open in front of my dogs. After I moved to Seattle in April 2011 from Japan, my host mother who used to have two cats and two dogs awakened the animal lover in me once again.

    One Saturday morning in 2015, I discovered the “Dr. Jeff Rocky Mountain Vet” show and became inspired by what I saw. Soon after the show started, I witnessed an extremely passionate veterinarian, Dr. Jeff, immersed in his life’s work with the utmost devotion and care. Displaying his motto, “Surgeon Samurai” tattooed on his arm in Japanese symbols, he took on patients purely for the love of his craft, often charging a vastly reduced fee. I already had a strong belief in animal rights and a fondness for taking care of animals, so Dr. Jeff’s influence greatly impacted me. Previously, I had reflected on my passions in life and what career I could pursue that would embody my interests, but I was finding it difficult to determine a direction that suited my goals. Dr. Jeff’s program opened my eyes that day to a personal and career path that fully aligned with my vision.

    After completing the VTA program at Pima Medical Institute of Seattle and externship at Cascade Pet hospital in 2016, I went back to Japan and worked at the animal hospital where my childhood pets were treated many times. Working there for over a year taught me much about Japanese veterinary medicine, practice, and emergency procedures. I came back to Seattle this April with much more confidence in the field and I am very excited to be part of this amazing team once again! I vow to always be eager to learn and practice my skills in the veterinary field to provide the best care for your loving fluffy families!

  • Daniela

    Animal Care Provider

    Daniela stays very busy—she holds two jobs while also enrolled in school—and all of her endeavors involve helping animals! Daniela is studying to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She finds spending time with the animal community especially refreshing: “I love spending time with people who are equally as cat-obsessed as me”! Daniela has one kitty named Jedi, who is her best friend.