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. Catherine Morrow:

Dr. Morrow grew up on a small hobby farm outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA with a Bachelors of Science degree in biochemistry in 2005. She moved to Philadelphia, PA soon after graduation to attend the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. After spending four years studying a wide variety of animals, she graduated in 2009 with a degree in small animal medicine.

She has a special interest in Cardiology and Internal Medicine.

Outside of work she is involved in sheep herding with her Australian Shepherd. She also enjoys exploring Washington and sampling local wines.








Dr. Kristen Cage:

Dr. Cage received her bachelor’s degree and DVM from University of Missouri. She moved to Washington in 2005 when her husband, John, was transferred with the US Navy.

Her veterinary interests include wildlife medicine, small animal internal medicine, and radiology; however, it’s the variety of general practice that truly keeps her interest.

Her lifestyle interests include kayaking, hiking, and triathlons.





 Dr. Claire Hoffman:

Dr. Hoffman was born and raised in Bremerton, WA. After high school, she attended Colorado State University for two years before transferring to Western Washington University to complete her Bachelors Degree. She moved to Lansing, Michigan in 2008 to attend Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

After four intense years of studying, exams, and cold long winters she, her husband Galen, and their cat Herman have returned to the Pacific Northwest!

Dr Hoffman's areas of interest include nutrition, dermatology, and all types of surgery. She enjoys general practice because it allows for the formation of a lasting relationship between the patient, the client, and the veterinarian over the lifetime of the pet. She enjoys keeping animals healthy and happy, supporting their families, and fostering the human-animal bond. 

Her personal hobbies include running, yoga, cooking, and baking. Go Spartans!







Dr. Kristen Tjerandsen:

Dr. Tjerandsen 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 fiancé and two rambunctious cats, Ethel and Murray.

She is an avid backpacker, sea kayaker, and skier. She is thrilled to have joined the Ridgetop team and looks forward to meeting you and your pets.