Everett Veterinarians

Everett Veterinarians Karen Morris, DVM, co-owner

Dr. Karen Morris joined the Veterinary Medical Center team in July 1994. She completed her undergraduate work at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, graduating cum laude in 1986. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and her professional interests include internal medicine and soft tissue surgery.

Growing up in Indiana, PA, Dr. Morris was interested in the well-being of animals from an early age. "I would 'bandage' our Siamese cat," she says. "When he got older I was the only one who was able to give him his medicine." She later became interested in horseback riding, an activity she still participates in today.

Dr. Morris has two dogs, two cats, and five horses. She is a member of the United States Equestrian Federation and the Arabian Horse Association, and regularly participates in shows with her Arabian horses. She is also a member of the Friends Cove United Church of Christ and is serving her second term on the church council. In her free time she enjoys boating and fishing with her boyfriend and his daughter.

Everett Veterinarians Bruce Mueller, DVM, co-owner

Dr. Bruce Mueller attended California University of Pennsylvania, earning a BS degree in Elementary Education in 1981. After teaching fifth grade for seven years, he decided to make a career change. "My wife Andi encouraged me to go back to school and pursue a career in veterinary medicine," he says. "She believed in my abilities and without hesitation was willing to place her career on hold and go wherever we needed so I could attend veterinary school." This turned out to be the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Mueller joined the Veterinary Medical Center in 1994. His interests are focused in orthopedic surgery and general veterinary medicine. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, and the Society for Theriogenology.

Dr. Mueller's wife Andi is a business/office manager for three oral surgery offices. They have two children, Ryan and Erin. In his free time Dr. Mueller enjoys training, field trialing, and hunting his English setters, Jigs and Mia. He also enjoys fresh and salt water fishing.

Everett Veterinarians Lindsay Turnbull, DVM, co-owner

Dr. Lindsay Turnbull joined our veterinary practice in June 2009. She completed her undergraduate work at Juniata College, earning a degree in biology. She then attended the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating valedictorian in 2009. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Regarding her position as a veterinarian, Dr. Turnbull says: "It's extremely fulfilling to see an animal that's been very sick get better and go home with their family, and then get to see that pet come back for wellness checks for years to come."

At home Dr. Turnbull has three children, as well as a dog, three cats, two horses and chickens. She attends the Bedford Assemblies of God Church. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family.

Everett Veterinarians Amber Davidhizar, DVM, co-owner

Dr. Amber Davidhizar started as a Veterinarian at Veterinary Medical Center in June of 2017. She grew up in Altoona, PA, and has known from a young age that she was meant to be a vet. Amber graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Spanish. She continued her veterinary studies at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 2017. While earning her degrees, Dr. Davidhizar worked at several animal hospitals that cared for from small animals, to large and even dairy.

"The best part about being a veterinarian is forming relationships with people and their animals," Dr. Davidhizar shares. "You get to be there to support families through good times and bad. There is no other profession like it!"

In her free time, Dr. Davidhizar spends time with her husband, Curtis, and their two children, Elliott and Genevieve. They have a plethora of fun pets, including their Beagle mix, Daisy, their cats, Purry, lilac, and Aslan, and 12 chickens.

Elizabeth Santini, DVM

Dr. Elizabeth Santini joined Veterinary Medical Center in October 2002. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology and Political Science at St. Mary's College of Maryland in 1996, graduating Cum Laude. After, she went on to attend the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech for her veterinary degree, graduating in 2000 and receiving multiple special recognitions including Outstanding Senior Student, Pharmacia and Upjohn Student Chapter of AVMA President, and a Large Animal Proficiency Award. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

"I grew up with animals (dogs, cats, birds, fish, goats, ducks, hamster)," Dr. Santini shares about her upbringing in Upper Marlboro, MD. "I also rode horses competitively until I graduated from college. Animals were a huge part of my childhood." Before pursuing veterinary college, Dr. Santini volunteered with several veterinarians and spent a lot of time learning about their daily work before she was sure of her choice to apply.

When asked about the most satisfying part of being a veterinarian, Dr. Santini says, "Teaching people to care for their pets in a way that prevents disease, extends their lives, and improves their quality of life." At home, Dr. Santini and her family have a handful of wonderful pets: Luke, a "large, smelly and loud" hound dog, Chester, a Beagle, "also loud," several goldfish, a leopard gecko, and a bearded dragon, all of which are "very quiet."

In her free time, Dr. Santini enjoys exercising, reading, gardening, traveling with her family - husband Tom, also a veterinarian, and her children, Braden, Caroline, and Garrett - to the beach, as well as carting her kids to various school activities and sports.

Back to Top