Evergreen Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital, located in the Totem Lake area of Kirkland, WA. The practice specializes in exotic animals and birds including parrots, poultry, passerines, ferrets, rabbits, other small mammals, lizards, snakes, chelonia and more.
Dr. Carter has worked for over 20 years in small animal and exotic practices in the Puget Sound area, England, Arizona and the San Francisco Bay area. She obtained her veterinary degree at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, in 2000. While there, she was active in the Zoological Society, serving as president during her 4th year. She conducted research on iguana husbandry and paramyxovirus in snakes. She also earned a coveted spot in the exotics elective course at the London Zoo and Whipsnade Wild Animal Park. During her early years in practice she developed a skill for rabbit/small mammal dentistry and corrective trimming. She works closely with ferret and other small mammal shelters in the area to provide veterinary care and maximize the quality of life for the shelter and foster animals. Dr. Carter has owned Evergreen Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital since 2013.
James Boutette, DVM
Dr. Boutette joined Evergreen Avian and Exotic in August of 2015. He is originally from Ontario, Canada and graduated from University of Tennessee’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Dr. Boutette participated in an internship and residency in avian and exotic medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College and the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary College respectively. While a student, Dr. Boutette worked at the American Eagle Foundation and he has since sat on the board of directors of the Freedom Center for Wildlife in New Jersey. He also served as the primary veterinarian for two other wildlife rehabilitation and education centers in South Jersey and near Philadelphia. Dr. Boutette has pursued further education in aquatic medicine, undertaking an intensive course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts. He is an avid aquarist himself.