Dr. Amy Cottrille is a Washington state native, spending half her childhood in Eastern Washington in a small farming and ranching community,
and the other half in the Seattle suburbs. She grew up in a family that loved animals, and has wanted to be a veterinarian since the age of
six. She was greatly encouraged and supported to follow that path by her immediate and extended family.
After graduating from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998, she practiced at Rose Hill Animal Hospital in
Kirkland, WA, then as a relief (substitute) veterinarian in the greater eastside area. She has always been intrigued with the idea of house
calls after spending a day with a house call veterinarian in Sequim as a senior veterinary student. The ability to spend more time with the
patient in a relaxed setting made a lot of sense, both for the comfort of the patient and their owner, and for the ability to have a more
comprehensive exam in the patient’s natural setting.
Dr. Amy lives in the Sammamish area with her husband of 23 years and their three school aged children. The family takes advantage of many
outdoor activities available in our area such as hiking, boating and camping. They regularly foster kittens and cats for MEOW Cat Rescue in
Kirkland. Dr. Amy enjoys participating in recreational
running and triathlon races, sewing and gardening, has been a weekly MEOW Cat Rescue volunteer for 18 years and a very active volunteer
in their children’s schools. Their family has several spoiled pets, including two cats, two dogs, three chickens, and a very temperamental rabbit.