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Kingston, WA Veterinarians

Eric Sutten, DVM

vets in kingston Dr. Eric Sutten was born in McCleary, Washington and raised in Elma, Washington. Being raised in rural Washington allowed significant exposure to a variety of different animals. His family has owned cattle, swine, poultry, dogs, and cats. It is no surprise that by eight years of age he wanted to be a veterinarian.

After high school Dr. Sutten moved to Ellensburg, WA where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Central Washington University. After graduating in 2006 he moved to Pullman, where he earned his Master of Science in Veterinary Science at Washington State University. During his three year graduate program, Dr. Sutten focused on immunology and infectious disease.

Dr. Sutten obtained his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in 2013. During his veterinary studies he focused on mixed animal medicine. Following graduation Dr. Sutten worked for three years as a mixed animal practitioner in Moses Lake, WA.

One of Dr. Sutten's professional interests is internal medicine. More specifically he enjoys infectious disease, immunology, and endocrinopathies. He also enjoys soft tissue surgery and hopes to build on his experience in orthopedic surgery.

Outside of the clinic Dr. Sutten spends time with his lovely wife Kathleen (who is also a veterinarian) and their two dogs: Dixie and Walker. He also enjoys spending time outdoors: fishing, hiking, camping, and furthering his understanding of the biological world.

Dr. Sutten is excited to have purchased a home in Kingston and looks forward to developing and nourishing a relationship with the community in and outside the veterinary practice.

Owners

Howard Robinson, DVM, Co-Owner

kingston veterinarians Dr. Howard Robinson co-owns Apple Tree Cove Animal Hospital with his wife, Dr. Marie Robinson. A general practitioner, Dr. Robinson purchased Apple Tree Cove Animal Hospital with Dr. Marie Robinson in 2011.

Dr. Robinson grew up on a sheep farm in Northern Ireland; seeing up close what veterinarians did helped push him toward a career in veterinary medicine. He attended University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland and was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. During his time in veterinary school, he spent five months working on stud farms in New Zealand; one and a-half months working at a racehorse stable in Australia and six months working at horse farms in Kentucky.

Following veterinary school, Dr. Robinson completed a one-year internship in large animal medicine and surgery at Washington State University. He then went on to complete one year of a three-year residency in large animal surgery at the University of Tennessee.

Surgery is one of Dr. Robinson's primary professional interests; he is capable of performing cruciate ligament repairs, exploratory laparotomies and selected fracture repair cases, among other advanced procedures. Dr. Robinson finds helping pets to be very rewarding and particularly enjoys seeing clients' smiling faces and their pets' wagging tails following a successful procedure or treatment.

Dr. Robinson and his wife are the proud parents of three children, Colin, Ciara and Olivia. When he's not busy with his duties at the hospital, he can be found in his garage building a replica of a 1965 Shelby Cobra. He also races a modified Mustang at the local racetrack and in autocross racing events. Dr. Robinson also holds a black belt in shito ryu karate.

Marie Robinson, DVM, Co-Owner

kingston veterinarian Dr. Marie Robinson is married to Dr. Howard Robinson and is co-owner of Apple Tree Cove Animal Hospital. A general practitioner, Dr. Robinson purchased Apple Tree Cove Animal Hospital with Dr. Howard Robinson in 2011.

Dr. Robinson loves animals and enjoys strengthening the human/animal bond through veterinary medicine. She also enjoys the scientific and medical aspects of veterinary practice and enjoys working on and successfully treating difficult cases.

Having grown up in Seattle, Dr. Robinson attended Washington State University as an undergraduate. She was accepted early into Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1992.

Internal medicine (specifically endocrinology), the treatment of chronic renal failure, and nutrition are among her many professional interests. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association. Dr. Robinson is an enthusiastic supporter of MEOW, a cat shelter located in Kirkland.

Dr. Robinson and her husband are the proud parents of three wonderful children: Colin, Olivia and Ciara. The family's animal companions include two Labs, Cassie and Cody; two cats, Jilly and Scuba; and a Beta fish named Silver. Dr. Robinson enjoys working outside in her garden and writing in her spare time. She is a volunteer at her children's school with the 6 Traits writing program and also volunteers in her son's 4-H chapter.