Our veterinary dental assistants are experienced and committed to caring for your pets as well as providing you all of the information you need regarding your pet's procedure or post operative care instructions. 


Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Biology from the University of Delaware, Lucia came to us in 2013 with a variety of animal experience under her belt.  Wanting to pursue the more technical side of veterinary medicine, Lucia continues to grow her skills and knowledge as a surgery assistant, treatment assistant, care coordinator, and more. 

Lucia’s passion for the field comes from being a patient advocate and partnering with our clients to improve our patients’ lives.  She and her kitties, Miles and Toby, lay claim to the best cat tooth brushing method ever, which has evolved into them begging for their nightly routine and holding their lips up for her to reach!  


As a Washington State University graduate with a BS in Zoology, continuing in the field of veterinary medicine was an easy choice.  Having worked in the field since 2005, Kim has held a variety of positions including work at a mixed practice and at the WSU School of Veterinary Medicine in the anesthesia department.

With Kim, our patients are in good hands.  Her favorite aspect of being part of Dr. Matson’s dentistry team is seeing so many patients’ lives change for the better.  At home, Kim is an accomplished seamstress and quilter and enjoys camping and hiking with her two dogs, Sadie and Damon.

Quick Info

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    We are pleased to work with our referring colleagues. If you have a patient to refer: Please call: 425-820-7000 You can Read More
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    To contact us with questions or to schedule your pet's appointment please call or request an appointment online: Phone: 425.820.7000   Read More
  • Our Services +

    We offer board certified veterinary dental care services to care for all pet dental conditions, disease and injuries. Read More
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Vet Dental FAQ's

  • Should I brush my pet’s teeth? +

    Yes, just like in humans, pet’s need daily tooth brushing to remove plaque from their teeth. Plaque is the soft, Read More
  • How often should I have my pets teeth cleaned? +

    In most cases, we recommend annual dental cleanings. There are some special situations in which a patient needs their teeth Read More
  • Does my pet need to go under anesthesia to have his teeth cleaned? +

    Yes, general anesthesia is required for all dental procedures. With the use of general anesthesia, we keep our patients safe Read More
  • Does my pet need a veterinary dentist? +

    Most routine procedures such as dental examinations, cleanings and extractions can be completed by a veterinarian. There are many cases Read More
  • What should I expect during the dental consultation? +

    A dental consultation is the initial step in addressing your pet’s dental concerns. During the dental evaluation the doctor will Read More
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