Meet the Team

  • Dr. Rupali Sodhi
    Dr. Rupali Sodhi

    Dr. Rupali Sodhi is our newest veterinarian! She recently graduated from Washington State University's Veterinary School and has just started working with us at the Animal Hospital of Lynnwood and the Animal Wellness Center in Bellevue. In 2019, she earned her Certificate of Veterinary Acupuncture from the Chi Institute.

  • Dr. Andrea Oas
    Dr. Andrea Oas

    Dr. Andrea Oas joined the Animal Hospital of Lynnwood team in 2024 after having spent several years working as a small-practice general practitioner at hospitals in the greater Seattle area. During this time, she had the opportunity to fine-tune her surgical and dentistry skills while also providing mentorship to her larger medical support team. Now at Animal Hospital of Lynnwood, Dr. Oas is focusing on expanding our surgery practice while continuing to share her skills and dedication with our team and the larger community we serve.

    “I found some paperwork from the 3rd grade where there was a question that asked what I wanted to be when I grew up,” shared Dr. Oas. “I wrote – a vet! I feel like I was destined to be in this field where I could help the animals that bring us all so much joy and love. I honestly can’t imagine myself doing anything else.”


    • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
    • Bachelor of Science, Zoology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
    • Associate, Arts and Science, Everett Community College

    Volunteer Work:

    It is important to note that Dr. Oas has spent a great deal of time “giving back” to pets and the underserved communities in need. This is reflected in her work with World Vets in Nicaragua as well as her work with Old Dog Haven, Must Luv Boxers Rescue, and the Seattle Humane Society.

    Home Life:

    Dr. Oas shares her home with a literal pack of French Bulldogs (Nizmo, Jazzie, Lilah, Diddy, Bruno, and Lilly) and her two Pygmy Goats, Evie and Ellie. When not enjoying and corralling her extended pet family, Dr. Oas enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time playing cards and board games with family and friends.

  • Dr. Debra Nicholson
    Dr. Debra Nicholson

    Dr. Debra Nicholson spent her early career working in the field of exotic animal veterinary medicine and rehabilitation at such facilities as WildCare Foundation in Noble, Oklahoma, Homer Veterinary Clinic in Homer, Alaska, Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation in San Antonio, Texas, and Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah. Finally, in 2010, Dr. Nicholson moved to Seattle, Washington, where she worked a brief time with a local nonprofit before pursuing practice ownership. Dr. Nicholson would go on to purchase four independent practices, Elliott Bay Animal Hospital, Bothell Pet, and Rainier Veterinary Hospital before securing Animal Hospital of Lynnwood. Always with a commitment to fostering the development of independent, community-focused practices.


    • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University School of Veterinary Medicine
    • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Colorado State University

    Dr. Debra Nicholson is the founder of the Rainier Animal Fund which works to help ensure access to veterinary care for pet owners who cannot afford the full cost of treatment.

    Home Life:

    In her free time, Dr. Nicholson enjoys hiking, running, snowboarding, touring the area in search of unique breweries with amazing IPAs, and biking with her family and her three dogs, Tater, an American Bulldog, and their ever-rowdy Bernadoodles, Yeti, Jimmy and Marley.

  • Laura and Bandit
    Laura Daniel
    Office Manager

    Laura graduated from the University of South Carolina-Aiken (magna cum laude) with a BS in Biology and a minor in Literature. She has worked for over 15 years in the veterinary and research fields. She is an avian enthusiast but also loves moles, tardigrades, and seals. She crochets, writes, and is overly obsessed with taxonomy and evolutionary history. 

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