Dr. Michael Betts graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in 1974. After graduation, he moved to Longview, Washington, and gained valuable experience working at two small animal practices in the area until 1976.
From there he moved to Seattle and was employed at three different practices as well as working in Alaska for a short time. In March 1982, Dr. Betts hung out his shingle and established Mill Creek Veterinary Hospital. As the owner, Mike has been a full time small animal practitioner since then.
Dr. Betts enjoys all aspects of practice especially surgery and internal medicine. His other interests include boating, salmon fishing, camping, reading, and racquetball. He has 2 children, Kristy, a graduate of WSU with a B.S. in Psychology, and Tom who is currently enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine at WSU. Dr. Betts lives with his wife and daughter in Everett along with two cats (Kira and Manny) and the dogs (Tina, Chupe, and Paco).
Dr. Kathy Johnson received her DVM from the Ohio State University in 1983. She completed her first year of veterinary college at WSU, and has a BS from The Evergreen State College. She came "home" from Ohio in 1985, and part-time she does small animal relief work. She began working at Mill Creek Veterinary Hospital
on a regular basis in 2002. Dr. Johnson enjoys the variety and challenge of a general practice.
Diane has been employed at Mill Creek Veterinary Hospital
since April 1991. She is a skilled veterinary technician and an integral part of our practice. In her leisure time, she enjoys travel, snowboarding, and hiking. Diane currently resides in Kirkland with her chihuahua "Peapep" and Australian Cattle Dog "Jayda".
Rhonda has been our receptionist and office manager since 2004. When she's not at the clinic she enjoys spending time with her two Australian Shepherds "Smarty" and "Satin", and being with her horse "Leila". In her spare time, she likes to stay involved with dog shows and thoroughbred horses. Rhonda was born and raised in Washington State and currently resides in Everett.
Kristen graduated from Washington State University in 2008 with a degree in psychology. Although, she is pursuing a career in the mental health field, she has always had a love for animals and has worked as a veterinary assistant for several years. Kristen currently lives with her family in Everett and enjoys spending time with the families' three dogs and two young cats.