At Olympia Pet Emergency, our team of tightly-knit veterinarians are focused on the cutting-edge of comprehensive emergency care. With over 50 years of accrued experience exclusively in emergency veterinary medicine, our veterinarians are prepared to deliver rapid assessments, comprehensive diagnostics, medical interventions, intensive surgeries and much more.

When you receive care from one of our locally renowned and highly trusted veterinarians, you’re receiving care from a remarkable team that embraces your pet the way they do their own.

Blair Burggren, DVM

Dr. Burggren

Medical Director, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Burggren has been with Olympia Pet Emergency since 2003. He graduated from the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. His special interests include emergency medicine and surgery, analgesia (pain management), fluid resuscitation, and honoring the trust that families put into medical care providers especially when lives are at stake.

Dr. Burggren has two dogs: Bow (a Chihuahua mix) and Zoey (a Miniature Dachshund) and one cat named Corbin. All are rescues. He and his wife also usually have some type of rescued local wildlife in their care.

His hobbies include camping, reading, organic gardening, cooking vegan cuisine and brewing homemade kombucha. He loves to spend time with family and close friends. He frequently enjoys the local attractions around Olympia and the rest of the great Pacific Northwest. Recent additions in hobbies include mushroom cultivation, foraging and identification and virtual reality (VR) gaming.

Paul Chauvin, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Chauvin has been with Olympia Pet Emergency since 2012. He graduated from the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 and then went on to complete a one-year rigorous internship in emergency/critical care and surgery at Dove Lewis Emergency Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Upon completion of his internship training in 2005, Dr. Chauvin has worked solely in emergency veterinary hospitals in the Seattle and South Sound areas. His special interests include soft tissue surgery/trauma repair, ultrasound, endoscopy and critical care. Dr. Chauvin worked for several years as a technician in emergency hospitals before and during his veterinary school training. He is also the 2-year recipient of the VECCS award for proficiency in emergency and critical care.

Dr. Chauvin currently resides in Lacey with his 2 dogs and 4 backyard chickens. When not helping people with their pet emergencies, he enjoys motorcycling, snowboarding and plays competitive hardball in a Seattle adult baseball league.

Dr. Chauvin is committed to providing excellence in emergency care, educating pet owners and training support staff at Olympia Pet Emergency.

Robin Reese, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Reese has been working as a veterinarian for over 13 years. She has been in emergency medicine for over 8 years and is highly passionate about practicing the highest quality medicine she can for both her patients and their families. On her days off she greatly enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 children and her own pooch.

Naomi Weinberg, DVM, cVMA

Dr. Weinberg

Emergency Clinician

Dr. Weinberg grew up in Northern California in the city, but has always surrounded herself with as many animals as possible her entire life. She received a BS in Animal Science at UC Davis 2006, graduated at UC Davis vet school tracking equine in 2011. She practiced mixed animal medicine on both US coasts first 4 years after graduation, which led her to emergency medicine for the past 6 years, where she continues to learn and thrive. She also received her certification for Veterinary Medical Acupuncture in both large and small animals in 2013 through CuraCore in Fort Collins, CO.

She has been an animal lover for her entire life, and with the addition of her love for science it seemed like the perfect choice, and it was.

Her goal with every patient visit is to help guide the client throughout their pet’s care and provide top quality veterinary care with each case. She takes her job seriously as a voice for the voiceless.

Naomi loves the outdoors, camping with their dogs, and is excited to start gardening on her property in Olympia.Her family is comprised of 3 dogs (Jelly Bean, Cheesecake and Squirt).and 2 cats (Tubby and Little). Her human family consists of George.

Some of her favorite philosophies are “Work smarter, not harder” and “When you know better, do better.”

George Pirie, DVM

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Emergency Clinician

George has been most interested in science and animals over any other subject, and his interests led him to attend veterinary school in his home state of Georgia. He became interested in veterinary medicine throughout his undergraduate studies and was accepted to the University of Georgia School of Vet Med in 2007. George focused primarily on large animal medicine during his first 4 years following graduation in 2011, and subsequently worked with cattle farmers in central PA. He transitioned to small animal emergency medicine around 2015, where he has maintained his interest and excitement in veterinary medicine and dabbles in orthopedic surgery from time to time. He enjoys his free time working outdoors, riding motorcycles, and building furniture. His goal is to do as much as he can for each patient within his capabilities and hopes for and works towards the best outcome possible.

His family is comprised of 3 dogs (Jelly Bean, Cheesecake and Squirt) and 2 cats (Tubby and Little). His human family consists of Naomi.

His favorite saying is “Pay it forward, when you can.”

Michelle Yamashita, DVM

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Emergency Clinician

Dr. Yamashita has been drawn to animals ever since she was young. Her first rabbit, Joey, inspired her to become a veterinarian. Joey was sick with a parasite called E. cuniculi which affects the brain and other organs. After months of hard work and dedication, Joey recovered and lived a full life. Joey’s recovery was so rewarding that it inspired her to pursue a career in caring for animals.

Her goal with every patient visit is to provide the best quality care for every patient and provide comfort for not only pets but their families.

Her family consists of a collie mix (Indiana Jones), chinchilla (Arya), and two sugar gliders (Hiccup and Toothless)

Her hobbies include a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, trail running with her dog Indy, mushroom foraging, and horseback riding. When not outside, she enjoys drawing and cooking during her free time.