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. Anne Heskel graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She practiced in Boston and NYC before moving with her family to the beautiful PNW in 2017. Her professional interests include dentistry, dermatology, internal medicine and the environmental needs of geriatric pets. As a veterinarian, Dr. Heskel enjoys combining her love of problem-solving with the intricate details of medicine and the adorableness of dogs and cats. She shares her home with her husband, two daughters, and two socially inept cats.
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. 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.
Dr. Elizabeth Teyssier received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Oregon State University in 2019. Although she grew up in southern California, during her time in Oregon she fell in love with the beautiful Pacific Northwest and decided to continue to move north. She lives with her partner Molly, a perfect cat named Lady Sybil, and a very mischievous cat named Scoop. Dr. Teyssier has a particular interest in dermatology, surgery, and geriatric feline medicine. In her spare time she enjoys baking, crafts, and tending to her houseplants.
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 (McCovey and Kona) and two crazy cats ( Kuiper and Koa). She enjoys hiking with McCovey, 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.
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.
Kimberlee is one of our receptionists and comes from the pet nutrition side of animal care. She is dedicated to the health and well-being of her own animals and is excited to extend that to the clinics clients and their pets. She lives in Everett with her husband, Ian, daughter, Adi and their fur babies, Radu- the cantankerous old kitty, and Koda- her “mama’s girl” rescue pup.
Eli is one of our receptionists who is a recent transplant from south Florida who spent most of his childhood caring for a variety of four-legged friends alongside his parents, veterinarians themselves. He is currently studying audio engineering and spends his spare time playing piano and composing music