Dan Sargent, DVM, Owner
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Dr. Sargent has always had a passion for medicine. He was born with a congenital heart defect and spent much of his early childhood in the hospital. His heart defect was rare since it was a trifecta of three heart conditions at the same time. At the age of 5, he had open heart surgery to repair the worst condition. The remainder of his childhood, he continued to see the cardiologist several times a year. With this exposure, he knew that he would pursue a career in medicine, though he took a very non-traditional path to get there.
Dr. Sargent graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Once graduated he spent 8 years working as a law enforcement officer. During this time, he was a member of the SWAT team and was a Field Training Officer(FTO). He also learned an extensive amount about community and the importance of having close relationships with the community. Throughout his time as a police officer, he continued to aspire to be a doctor, but with a minor tweak due to his love for animals. In 2009, he decided to take the leap. Dr. Sargent returned to Metro State and completed 1.5 years of pre-requisites for veterinary school. He obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in May 2015. Dr. Sargent has interests in surgery, internal medicine, dentistry and feline medicine. Along with dogs and cats, he has a passion for working with exotic animals including small mammals, birds, and reptiles.
Dr. Sargent moved to the Mount Vernon area in July 2017 after purchasing Highland Animal Clinic. As a Colorado native, Dr. Sargent was born and raised in Colorado and until moving to Washington has never lived outside Colorado. Dr. Sargent moved to the Skagit Valley with his wife Cece, their teenage children Alicia and Caleb, 2 Labrador Retrievers Mongo and Jewels, a German Shorthaired Pointer Mocha, 2 cats Angel and Applesauce and a corn snake Ribbon. Dr. Sargent is an avid rock climber, and enjoys lead climbing. He loves climbing the Colorado 14ers and to date has climbed 10 of the 53, with the goal of climbing all 53. Now that he is living in Washington he and he wife plan to summit Mount Baker and Mount Rainier, with strong aspirations to head north to try to summit Mount Denali in Alaska. Dan also enjoys hiking, snowboarding, cycling, running, camping, kayaking and pretty much anything outdoors with his family.
Lisa Donaldson, DVM
Dr. Donaldson practices with compassionate and excellence to her patient's care. She is dedicated to providing excellent care and goes the extra mile in client communication. She possesses strong medical and surgical skills always taking the utmost in patient care. She loves to laugh and contributes to our positive environment and staff.
She graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1998. She began her veterinary career in California and practiced medicine as a relief veterinarian. She continued her work in a busy five doctor practice and gained focused experience with reproduction in canines where she had the pleasure of teaching incoming young veterinarians.
Dr Donaldson moved to the northwest in 2007 where she focused on feline exclusive medicine for three years. She longed to return to a mixed small animal practice where she could use her vast experience with dogs as well. Her friendly, confident approach with clients is an excellent asset to our practice. Her hobbies include riding horses in the hunter jumper discipline and spending time with her family.