Dr. Riley Wilson received his degree in veterinary medicine from Washington State University. He has lived in Alaska for most of his life. Riley has been the owner of The Pet Stop since 1994 and the zoo vet for the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage for almost 30 years. He is also a commercial fisherman. Special interests include orthopedics, internal medicine, exotics, birds and wildlife. Riley and his wife, Cindy, have twin daughters, and a house full of critters, which include 2 dogs, 2 cats and a variety of exotic pets. They enjoy spending time together cross country skiing, fishing, and traveling.
Dr. Chris Michetti received her degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Missouri. Her special interests include endoscopy and soft tissue surgery. Chris and her husband enjoy fishing, flying and playing with their two cattle dogs, Pesto and Orzo.
Dr. Linda Chang received her doctor of veterinary medicine from Colorado State University. After graduation she completed an internship in emergency medicine and worked in the critical care unit. Her special interest include ultrasound, rehabilitation and geriatric medicine. She completed all the rehabilitation course through the University of Tennessee and attended numerous advanced training classes in ultrasound.
Linda and her two daughters enjoy spending time outside hiking, biking and skiing. They have a house full of 3 dogs, 1 cat and one very spoiled horse in California.
The Pet Stop is excited to welcome Dr. William M. Willis to our team. Dr. Willis was born and raised in Anchorage and journeyed to the lower 48 after high school to pursue his dream of becoming a veterinarian. He attended Tuskegee University in Alabama for a bachelor’s degree in biology. During his studies, he worked as a research student for multiple summers and even returned to Alaska to work with the local moose population in conjunction with the University of Alaska Anchorage. After receiving his bachelors, he then traveled to Indiana and attended Purdue University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating with his D.V.M, he decided to bring his talents back to Alaska to treat our adventurous pet population.
His hobbies include fishing ,both down at Ship Creek and dip netting on the Kenai, and biking though the trails of Anchorage. He also loves to travel internationally visiting and exploring a dozen different countries. His pet hedgehog, Zuko, also made the long journey back to Alaska.
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Dr. Willis is a competent and hardworking lifelong learner with years of diverse veterinary related experiences. He is eager to collaborate with his fellow doctors at The Pet Stop and provide the best veterinary care possible for your pets.
Dr. Elizabeth Boyd received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Colorado State University in 2018. After graduation, she gained experience in a mixed animal practice in Colorado, before moving to Anchorage and joining the Pet Stop team.
During her years of practice, Dr. Boyd has developed a special interest in feline medicine and is currently a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners with hopes to eventually obtain board certification. Her other professional interests include soft tissue surgery and dentistry.
When not working, Dr. Boyd can be found hiking, running, kayaking, and reading. She also enjoys spending time with her two cats, Hollow and Lilith, and her dog, Fletcher.
Dr. Erin Earhart is a proud Tennessee Volunteer, having graduated with her Bachelor of Science (2009) and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (2013) from the University of Tennessee. While a “small-town country girl” at heart, having grown up raising and showing cattle, her career has been focused on practicing small animal medicine and surgery in both Alaska and Texas. Dr. Earhart has special interests in surgery, dentistry and geriatric animal care. She shares her life with her loving husband Will, son Henry, daughter Eleanor, 2 yellow labs, Della and Millie Pearl, and 1 rotten house cat, Timothy.
When not working, you can find her exploring Alaska with her family.
After 24 years of work with The Pet Stop, Dr. Richard Palmatier retired in the fall of 2021. He was an outstanding veterinarian, providing kind and compassionate care to his patients and clients. He will be missed but we hope he is enjoying retirement life!