Meet the Team

Emergency and Critical Care

DVM, DACVECC

Maike Bachmann

Veterinary Specialist, Emergency and
Critical Care

DVM, Medical Director

Andrew Rocco

Emergency and
Critical Care

Dr. Rocco originally hails from Everett, WA. After getting his first job walking dogs at a boarding kennel in high school, he continued to work his way up the ranks in the animal care field. He attended Western Washington University for his undergraduate studies and earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Washington State University.

Following graduation, he worked at a busy mixed animal practice in Snohomish, WA as a small animal general and emergency practitioner. His family chose to relocate to Spokane to escape the hustle and bustle of the Seattle area. Dr. Rocco has taken a keen interest not only in the practice of emergency veterinary medicine but also in leadership and business operations.

In his free time, he spends time with his wife, three sons, and five cats.

DVM

Seth Thomas

Emergency and
Critical Care

DVM

Jennifer Bronk

Emergency and
Critical Care

Dr. Jennifer Bronk is an associate emergency veterinarian at Pet Emergency Clinic. She earned her DVM at University of California at Davis, then moved to Snohomish, Washington for an equine internship. She practiced equine medicine for two years, then realized that her true interest lay with small animal emergency and critical medicine, where she has been for over a decade.

She thrives in the busy, fast-paced environment and appreciates the quality of medicine and dedication to patient care she finds at PEC. She believes that collaboration and support between colleagues are an essential component to a fulfilling work environment. Both professional and fun-loving, she strives to provide respectful and compassionate care while being both flexible and practical in her medical approach.

While not caring for patients at PEC, Dr. Bronk enjoys running, and exploring the outdoors with her Australian Shepherd, daughter, and twin boys.

DVM

Jennifer Earnest

Emergency and
Critical Care

Jen Earnest, DVM received her undergraduate degree in Animal Sciences from the University of Arizona. She graduated from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. After graduation, she completed equine internship and worked primarily in equine and mixed animal practice for the first 3 years of her career.

In 2018, she started working part time at an afterhours emergency clinic in Visalia, CA and discovered her love of emergency medicine. She enjoys the opportunity to care for clients and their pets when they most need it.

Dr. Earnest joined the Pet Emergency Clinic Team in February 2020. She is excited about being able to provide the community with high quality veterinary care that allows clients to best care for their pets in their given situation.

In her spare time, Dr. Earnest enjoys horseback riding, kayaking, running, and hiking with her two dogs (Lu and Oakley), and anything else that allows her to be outside.

DVM

Melissa Brown

Emergency and
Critical Care

DVM

Sarah Fick

Emergency and
Critical Care

Internal Medicine

DVM, DACVIM

Whitney Nelson

Veterinary Specialist, Internal Medicine

Whitney Nelson, DVM, DACVIM is a Native of Washington State. She is originally from Richland, WA and pursued her undergraduate degree in Biology at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Dr. Nelson attended Veterinary School at Washington State University where she graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2008.

After graduation, Dr. Nelson completed a Small Animal Internship at Cornell University. In 2012, Dr. Nelson completed her residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at Texas A&M. After earning her specialty in Small Animal Internal Medicine, she worked for 2 years at Pieper Memorial Veterinary Center, an emergency and specialty hospital in Connecticut, before returning to Texas A&M to teach as a Clinical Assistant Professor.

Dr. Nelson returned to Spokane and joined PECRC in 2015 and is currently serving as the head of the Internal Medicine Department. She is excited for the future of PECRC in Spokane and is dedicated to adapting to the ever-changing needs of the community. She enjoys all aspects of her challenging cases and loves the relationships she develops with her clients and referring veterinary community.

In her spare time, Dr. Nelson enjoys spending time with her husband Sean, their growing family, and their Labrador, Tillie.