Allen D. Matson, DVM, DAVDC
One of only a few board certified veterinary dentists in the country, Dr. Matson founded Eastside Veterinary Dentistry in 2007 with the goal of providing specialty veterinary dental care for dogs and cats in the Puget Sound area. After practicing small animal veterinary medicine for many years, his passion for dentistry inspired him to seek accreditation as a board certified veterinary dentist.
This process involves years of extra training, mentorships, and rigorous examination to ensure patients receiving care from boarded veterinarians receive only the very best from highly skilled practitioners. He achieved this status in 2003.
With an impressive resume that includes graduating from WSU with honors in 1985, owning a small animal general practice for more than 20 years, and providing valuable consultation services to veterinarians around the country, Dr. Matson is a compassionate veterinarian and excellent teacher, making the client and patient experience under his care comfortable, practical, and educational. Outside of work, Dr. Matson enjoys bicycling, driving his Mustang, and relaxing over a latte with his wife. He is a father to three adult children, an exuberant Alaskan Malamute, and two adorable cats.
Emily Ward, DVM, Dentistry Resident
Dr. Ward graduated from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 and worked in general practice in Texas for the first 4 years after graduation. She grew up in the Houston area and enjoyed practicing close to family and friends until having the opportunity to move to Washington in 2015. Dr. Ward developed a strong interest in veterinary dentistry, and she officially started her residency to become a Veterinary Dentistry Specialist in January of 2017, under the mentorship of Dr. Matson.
In her free time, Dr. Ward enjoys spending time with her husband, Steve, dogs, Oberon and Venture, and two cats, Theo and Luna. In her free time, she can be found taking her dogs for long walks or in the pool at Master’s Swimming practice.
Veterinary Technicians and Assistants
Our veterinary technicians and assistants are experienced and committed to caring for your pets as well as providing you all of the information you need on everything from details about your pet’s procedure to post operative care instructions.
Adriana grew up in Bogota, Colombia where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business. In 1999, she came to the United States and realized she wanted to change gears and attend Oklahoma State University to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. In 2005, after a lot of hard work, she earned her license. She has an enormous passion for all animals inside and outside of the work place. Since July 2017, Adriana has been a part of the Eastside Veterinary Dentistry team, where she has been able to thrive, learn, and practice in one of her favorite subjects, dentistry. In her free time, Adriana likes to spend time with her family which include 1 son, 2 cats and 1 dog. She enjoys hiking, dancing, traveling and going to the lake. Her favorite color, green, can almost always be found on her, she loves banana splits and really enjoys the Pacific Northwest summers.
Sarah grew up right here in Woodinville, Washington but began her veterinary career as an assistant in New Mexico. She eventually got home sick and moved back to Washington and was hired as an assistant at a veterinary surgery hospital. There she was able to pursue her goal of becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She obtained her technician’s license in 2012 and continued to work in surgery until joining us in July 2018. Sarah has a strong interest in anesthesia and pain control and always looks forward to learning about new techniques and medications to help achieve safe and pain-free anesthesia.
Jenny, Veterinary Assistant
Jenny has been with Eastside Veterinary Dentistry as a registered Veterinary Assistant since February 2018 and has been a wonderful addition to our staff. She had wanted to work in the veterinary field since she was little and in August 2015, she became a registered Veterinary Assistant to pursue that passion. She loves all animals and has a few of her own that include two dogs, three cats, and a tarantula. She likes to spend time with her fur-babies in her free time and also explore her artistic side with painting and drawing.
Seren, Veterinary Assistant
Seren recently moved here from Oklahoma, where she was raised on a farm and grew her passion for animals. She has worked in the veterinary field for 3 years now and recently started the Penn Foster program to become a Veterinary Technician. Seren enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, Krylic, in her free time.