Veterinary Internal Medicine

We work with your pet’s internal body systems, whether the illness is sudden or chronic due to: infection, cancer, degenerative, inflammatory, immune, or trauma. We emphasize minimally-invasive techniques and our advanced diagnostic procedures give us the power to effectively diagnose and treat your pet.

Tanya Donovan, DVM, DACVIM

Tanya Donovan, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Donovan is a board certified specialist in small animal internal medicine. She received her degree in veterinary medicine from Tufts University in 2004. Having a strong interest in the pursuit of an internal medicine residency, she entered and completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Angel Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. The completion of her internship leads to acceptance into a residency program in small animal internal medicine and a return to Tufts University. In 2008, Dr. Donovan completed her residency and passed the certification to become board certified in internal medicine.

Following the completion of her residency, Dr. Donovan worked as a clinical professor until 2010 at Auburn University. Since her academic appointment, she has been in private practice in Seattle, WA, Burlington, VT, and Portland, OR.

Dr. Donovan’s clinical interests are diverse and include hematologic disorders, stomach and intestinal diseases, liver disease and metabolic disorders such as diabetes, hyperadrenocorticism and kidney disease. She is skilled in a variety of endoscopic procedures including bronchoscopy, gastrointestinal endoscopy, rhinoscopy, and cystoscopy as well as interventional radiology procedures such as stent placement.

Dr. Donovan is a member of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American Veterinary Medical Association. She frequently lectures at national and international conferences as well as providing continuing education lectures on a variety of topics to local veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Her clinical research projects have focused on endocrine diseases, including diabetes and hyperadrenocorticism and have been published in veterinary journals.

Dr. Donovan lives with her husband and their two dogs and cat. She enjoys hiking and biking in her spare time.

In addition to Tanya Donovan, DVM, DACVIM, Erinne Branter, BVSc, DACVIM assists with the Animal Medical Center of Seattle’s Interventional Radiology department to provide non-invasive options for your pets. Learn more here!
Erinne Branter, BVSc, DACVIM

Erinne Branter, BVSc, DACVIM

Erinne Branter grew up in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Victoria. Upon completion, she attended the University of Melbourne Veterinary School in Australia and graduated with Honors in 2006. Following veterinary school, she completed a small animal rotating surgical and medicine internship at the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan, NY.

Erinne then completed a three-year small animal internal medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin- Madison and received board certification in 2011. During her residency, she developed a strong interest in Interventional Radiology/Interventional Endoscopy and went on to complete the first year-long, full-time IR/IE Fellowship at the Animal Medical Center, NYC. Dr. Branter also headed a full-time Interventional Radiology department in Los Angeles for 4 years.

In addition to being endlessly passionate about her field and her patients, Dr. Branter loves the outdoors, is eco-conscious and can be found hiking or biking when not at work. Dr. Branter is also bilingual, speaking both English and French fluently. Recently, Dr. Branter moved back home to British Columbia.


Services Provided


CT Scan (Learn More)
Ultrasound (Learn More)
Interventional Radiology (Learn More)
Endoscopy/Bronchoscopy/Cystoscopy (Learn More)
Intra-arterial Stem Cell Therapy for Chronic Renal Failure or Protein Losing Nephropathy in Dogs
Medical Management of Portosystemic Shunting

Trans-tracheal Washing
Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)

Please contact our Internal Medicine Department for more information or questions about these services.


Types of Cases


Addison’s Disease
Chronic and Acute Renal Failure
Cushing’s Syndrome
Diabetes Mellitus/ Diabetes Insipitus
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
Gastro-Intestinal Diseases
Immune-Mediated Diseases

Portosystemic Shunting
Pulmonary Diseases
Treatment and Diagnostics of Endocrinopathies
Thyroid Diseases
Hypo/Hyper Parathyroid Disease


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17518 15th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
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Call: 206-204-3366
Fax: 206-204-3858