Meet Our Vets

Dr. Erin Perotti-Orcutt is the owner and visionary of Four Paws Veterinary Center. She came to Seattle in 1994, after receiving her veterinary degree from the University of Tennessee. She opened Four Paws in order to create a hospital where she would truly enjoy working, serving her local community, and could bring her dog to work.

Erin has a special interest in integrative medicine, feline medicine, and end-of-life care. She and her wife Paige share their home with their two children and a rotating assortment of dogs and cats. Erin spends her “free” time homeschooling their children, leading a Girl Scout troop, and cooking. She is currently two years behind on her Netflix queue.

Brian Thomas-Jones

Dr. Brian Thomas-Jones joined Four Paws in 2004, after receiving his DVM from Washington State University. His love of science and his connection with animals were a natural fit for his path toward veterinary medicine. He brings a gift for the art of medicine, a practical approach to patient care, a foundation for nurturing the human-animal bond, and an excellence with surgical procedures and dentistry.

Brian enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife have two children and a pair of adorable kitties (Savannah and Ocean) at home. When Brian is not working, he loves cheering for the Seahawks and Sounders, gardening, hiking, camping, and mastering his tie-dye!


Dr. Allison Miller received her DVM from Oregon State in 2010 and brought her kindness and enthusiasm to Four Paws in 2014. She has a special interest in internal medicine, and she enjoys working with people and their pets. She is dedicated to case research and client communication. Allison lives in the neighborhood with her husband and cool-cat orange tabby, Sibo. She loves exploring new restaurants, wine tasting, and the arts (she has a bachelor degree in theater arts!)


Dr. Abbigail Alexander has loved all animals for as long as she can remember and has to thank her childhood cat, Thomas, for teaching her how amazing the human-animal bond is.  She has wanted to be a veterinarian since she was 4 years old.  Dr. Alexander graduated from Ross University in 2015 and completed her clinical year at Louisiana State.  She then participated in a year-long internship in emergency medicine and general practice in Los Angeles, California.  She has been practicing in Seattle for 7 years and her medical interests include feline and internal medicine and geriatric care.

Dr. Alexander is a certified crazy cat lady and there’s nothing more she enjoys than looking at pictures and videos of people’s cats quite literally, all day.  She loves dogs as well, of course, but is cat-like in her own qualities. She is owned by a lynx point Siamese named Mr. Darcy and a lab-hound named Macy.  In her spare time she enjoys being with her pets and husband, reading a book and enjoying a coffee, or out in the garden.  Her cat is the love of her life and husband a close second.

Dr. Grace Kline received her DVM from Texas A & M in 2002 and practiced for many years as a general practitioner in NYC and Seattle.  In 2013, she began her formal training in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (acupuncture, tui-na, food and herbal therapy). In 2018 she added veterinary medical manipulation (similar to human chiropractic) to her tool box to help her patients feel better in addition to allopathic medicine.  She is thrilled to be able to practice integrative medicine when called upon at Four Paws.

When not practicing integrative medicine, she is a full-time mom to a 13 year old daughter and 10 year old boy.  She and her family live on Mercer Island and are excited about their third baby.  A standard poodle puppy named Hanazame (Japanese for rain flower).

Eric Hartmann

Dr. Eric Hartmann graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. During time off from his human acupuncture practice, he practices veterinary medicine for the joy of it. His interests include internal medicine, geriatric palliative care, and the human-animal bond. We are delighted that he finds his outlet at Four Paws! Eric lives with his husband Jeremy and doted-upon Shih Tzu mix, Schmeegla (Foo-Foo to those close to her.) He enjoys traveling, beekeeping, and gardening.