Ridgetop Animal Hospital

1193 Tahoe Lane
Silverdale, WA 98383




Dr. John Paulson:

Dr. Paulson graduated from Oregon State University in 1991.  He practiced in Cottage Grove, OR and Redmond, WA before coming to Silverdale in 1996.  His veterinary interest lies in Orthopedic and Soft Tissue Surgery.

Dr. Paulson is certified for orthopedic bone plating and Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteomtomy (TPLO) Surgery. 

His personal interests include golfing, backpacking, and spending time with his wife Lisa, and two children Josie and Isaac.  His personal motto is "To live life more like a marathon than a sprint -- and add plenty of rest stops along the way."


Dr. Justine Zingsheim-Nadeau


Dr. Kathleen Sutten










Dr. Kassandra Kondas






Dr. Kassandra Kondas joined the Ridgetop team in July of 2016. Originally from Canada, she received her veterinary degree from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland before moving to Washington. Her veterinary interests include internal medicine and dermatology. In her spare time she enjoys trail running, horseback riding and hiking. She currently owns a horse and enjoys fostering; she can't wait to open up her home to her next fur-baby!





Dr. Jaclyn Snyder













Dr. Michelle Burch











 Dr. Kristen Shearer (Relief Veterinarian):

Dr. Shearer grew up in West Seattle and went to undergrad at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. She graduated in 2004 with a BA in French language literature. She then went to vet school at WSU's College of Veterinary Medicine in Pullman, WA.

Her special veterinary interests include dentistry, internal medicine, and exotics. She lives with her husband and two rambunctious cats, Ethel and Murray.

She is an avid backpacker, sea kayaker, and skier. Currently she is employed full time across the water in Seattle but she enjoyed Ridgetop so much she comes back to visit and see her clients once a month.