Maple Leaf Veterinarians
Dr. Scott Schini received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin. He practiced in Wisconsin and Chicago before moving to Seattle with his wife, Alice, and opening Maple Leaf Veterinary Care Center in its previous location in the neighborhood. They live with their rambunctious collies, Skye and Riley, along with their cats, Ollie and Leo. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, traveling, gardening, and visiting the local dog parks.
Dr. Melissa Yanik completed her doctorate in veterinary medicine at Kansas State University in 2001 and has been practicing in the Seattle area since 2005. She lives with her husband, their Aussie mix Digby, and four high maintenance cats named Manny, Emmitt, Miles and Franklin (aka Frank the Tank). Dr. Yanik absolutely adores cats and dogs and feels so fortunate to have fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. She especially loves internal medicine and surgery. Her personal time is spent with friends and family enjoying the outdoors and traveling.
Dr. Bridget Drinon grew up in Alaska before attending Washington State University. After graduating in 2011 she moved to the west side with her husband and border collie Indy. Dr. Drinon enjoys surgery, dentistry, and partnering with owners to provide the best care possible for their pets. In her free time she enjoys running, traveling, and competing in canine agility.
Dr. Dan Hall grew up in Wisconsin where he started helping his veterinarian grandfather at an early age. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, he practiced at a mixed animal practice on Whidbey Island. In 1979 he established Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital in Bellingham and co-founded Animal Emergency Care in Bellingham. Seattle became his home in 2016 when he moved here to be closer to his children and granddaughter. For over 40 years his career has focused on helping people and their pets live life to the fullest. Outside of veterinary medicine he enjoys travelling with his wife, hiking (often with his Cavalier, Hunter), biking, and fishing. (Hunter is also a movie star who played alongside Blake Lively and Harrison Ford in “The Age of Adaline”).
Our Support Team
Hope is from California where she started working in the veterinary world at the age of 15. She lives in Edmonds with her husband, son, two adorable dogs (Mays and Kona) and two crazy cats ( Kuiper and Koa). She enjoys hiking with Mays, traveling and watching her husband and son play baseball.
Alana is a Seattle native who was born and raised in the Ballard area. She is married her long time best friend, Angel. They share 7 beautiful children together. Her pet family includes a three sweet dogs (Bella, Willow and Navi). In her spare time she enjoys exploring the outdoors and spending time with her family.
Nicole is one of our licensed veterinary technicians. She was born and raised in Seattle. Her pets include a wonderful Mastiff named Ranger and a brown tabby named Colonel Kitten Meow.
Deb has been devoted to animal services for over 10 years. She has 3 kitties named Djoser, Zuzu, and Mojo Sam. She is an avid landscaper, motorcyclist, and mahjong gamer.
Tessa is one of our licensed veterinary technicians. She was born and raised in Bothell and grew up with dogs, cats and an occasional rabbit. She currently resides there with her two sweet mutts, Sookie and Raylan.
Hannah is one of our receptionists and a Seattle native. She is also a book illustrator and fish mommy to Pati, Wendy, Dude and Caviar and kitty mom to Hanzo and Zelda.
Tina is one of our assistants and has lived in Washington her whole life. She grew up in Renton and attended the University of Washington. For fun, she enjoys traveling (she has a special interest in our National Parks), reading and playing board games. She lives in Shoreline with her husband, dog Winston, and cat Giles.
Noel is new to the veterinary world, but a lifelong animal lover. She is a recent transplant from the Midwest where she grew up with cats, dogs and draft horses. She looks forward to building a life here with her partner Ky and fluffy companions of their own.