Our Vision

As a small hospital, we take pride in developing personal relationships with our clients and their pets. Using the most current knowledge and the cutting edge technology you might expect to find in a much larger hospital, we provide the best possible care in a warm, intimate environment.

Our goal is to build strong, long-lasting relationships with our clients and patients. These relationships, are based on trust, and allow us to tailor our medical approach to meet your needs.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Shlomo Freiman

Dr. Shlomo Freiman is a graduate of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has a strong interest in both internal medicine and surgery. He has owned AHoF since 1999 and has devoted his energy and creativity into making it the unique veterinary hospital that it is today.

“I love my work and feel so privileged to do this for a living. This practice is first and foremost about developing a close relationship between the client, the pet, the staff, and the vet.

When I was growing up in a small, rural community in Israel, our local vet lacked the great resources and technology that we have today, but he was always there for us and for our pets. I really enjoy building these kinds of relationships. I strongly believe that helping my clients understand the often complex medical issues facing their beloved pets, and guiding them through all the choices and options available to them, is one of my most important and rewarding roles as a vet.”

Dr. Freiman’s family includes a wife, two sons and a daughter-in-law, plus a Jack Russell Terrier and a Cairn Terrier, both of whom accompany him to work every day. His hobbies include mountain biking, trail running, and reading. He is also an avid theater and movie-goer.

Dr. Deanna Androski

Dr. Deanna Androski is a seasoned practitioner with over 20 years of experience. She thoroughly enjoys the full range of general veterinary practice – medicine, surgery, dentistry, animal behavior, and wellness care.

“I feel so blessed to do be able to do this work and I am excited to work with the AHOF team.

I grew up in the midwest and started working at age 12 as a kennel worker. I instantly fell in love with working with animals. I was equally interested in exploring science, medicine, and surgery. I set my sights on vet school and graduated in 1998. I can’t think of anything I’d rather do more. I especially enjoy how much veterinary medicine, surgery, and dentistry is constantly evolving. I am passionate about life long learning and this career is a perfect fit. My goal is for our pets to have the very best experience and outcome possible. Compassionate, straightforward patient care and communication is fundamental. It’s important that my clients know all of their options. We can then discuss what is the kindest and most appropriate plan for each individual pet and family.”

Dr. Androski lives in Bellevue with her two daughters, a very active cattle dog mix named Rex, a not-so-active geriatric schnauzer/poodle mix named Sprocket, 3 cats, and a small yellow lovebird that they fostered (and then adopted) from the Seattle Animal Shelter. As a family they love to ride horses, travel locally, read regularly, and foster both animals and children. Rex makes sure they are out on a hiking trail or at the dog park often. He has also taught them many lessons on dog behavior and obedience/agility training (and more importantly patience, love, and more patience…and more love).

Meet the Staff

Alycia’s route to becoming a veterinary assistant was very circuitous. She has always had a love of animals, both large and small. She grew up in Issaquah with a menagerie of animals and showed llamas in 4-H for nine years.

Alycia graduated from Colorado State University in 2009, majoring in Biological Sciences and Zoology. While in her junior year at CSU, she took a field research course studying the immune system diversity of prairie dogs and fell in love with research.

After graduating, Alycia spent a few summers studying the ecological recovery on Mt. Saint Helens after the 1980 eruption, where she was in charge of small-mammal trapping. She then moved to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, to work at a field station and lead eco-tours for a year.

When Alycia came back to the U.S. in 2013, she got the opportunity to work in the veterinary field as a kennel assistant at a clinic in Colorado. While there, she was promoted to veterinary assistant before returning to Washington and joining the AHoF team in 2014.

Alycia is currently in school to become a licensed veterinary technician. She has two dogs: a Yorkie named Quila, who is the boss of everything; and a black Lab mix named Lilou, who has more energy than she knows what to do with.

Barb grew up in the Issaquah area and started working in the veterinary field while in high school. After earning degrees from Eastern Washington University in both Business Management and Human Resource Management, she joined the AHoF team in 2003 as a veterinary assistant. She claims that working for AHoF (and Dr. Freiman specifically) has proven to be one of the best and most fulfilling decisions she has made.

Barb currently lives in the Renton Highlands with her two young daughters, Evelyn and Claira-Jane as well as her German Shepherd, Sachi. Sachi was rescued from Honduras and flown to the U.S. to have orthopedic surgery when she was 6 months old. She needed an adoptive home that could be involved in rehabbing her, and could deal with her physical limitations as she gets older. She has turned out to be the BEST. DOG. EVER. and Barb cannot imagine life without her.

Barb's passion for helping animals is what originally drew her to this profession but working for Dr. Freiman and the love of the relationships she has built with our clients is what has kept her at AHoF. She feels honored to have a job where she can connect with people through their pets and where she believes in the care and quality of medicine we provide.

Growing up, Jordyn didn’t know what she wanted to be, but knew she belonged in a medical field of some sort. Her mother encouraged a career in neonatal nursing. Over time, Jordyn realized that human nursing was not the right path for her.

Shortly after moving to Washington, Jordyn was hired at a veterinary practice and introduced into the world of veterinary medicine. She fell in love right away and knew that she wanted something more. Around the same time, her long-term friend, Sarah had graduated as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Sarah encouraged and motivated Jordyn to pursue a higher education and career in the veterinary industry and she hasn’t looked back!

Since completing her degree in Applied Animal Sciences and passing the VTNE, Jordyn has joined our family at AHoF. She and her new husband, Chase, care for three dogs: Rupert and Panda, English bulldogs, and Felix, an energetic pit bull.

As a child who moved often, Kelly’s retriever mix, Missy, was the constant in her life, helping her adjust to new situations. They were always together; she walked with Kelly to the bus stop and waited for her return after school. That relationship sparked Kelly’s love for animals.

After working in office environments for quite some time, it was time for a change. Kelly had always been interested in the medical field and when she learned about the Veterinary Technician program it seemed like a perfect fit. Kelly obtained her license in 2008 and has had a fulfilling career since then. She has mainly worked in general practice but also in veterinary ER, Cardiology and Geriatrics. She really enjoys caring for elderly patients.

Kelly lives in the Bellevue area with her son Noah, boyfriend John, and their three dogs, Koda, Bubs and Roscoe. Her 21 year-old twins are animals lovers like their mom. Kelly enjoys hiking with her dogs, reading, camping and knitting. She feels extremely lucky to have found Animal Hospital of Factoria and looks forward to continuing to develop relationships with our clients and their pets.

Nikkole originally began working in the veterinary field because she always loved helping animals and wanted to make a difference in the lives of both animals and humans. She went to school in 2009 to become a certified veterinary assistant (CVA) and has been a veterinary assistant at AHOF since 2012. Before then, she worked in three other veterinary clinics; AHOF is by far the best!

Nikkole lives with her daughter Issabell, boyfriend Landry, and their 2 cats. When away from work, she spends most of her time with family and friends. Nikkole enjoys doing art and craft projects, organizing, planning, accounting, camping, and attending her daughter’s school events. She also enjoys helping her grandma make quilts (she taught Nikkole how to sew) and volunteering her time at the food bank where her grandma works. She has enjoyed becoming a part of the high level of care that we strive to provide to both clients and their fur children. Furthermore, she has enjoyed getting to know numerous clients and their stories along the way.

Saa came to Seattle as a refugee from the war in Liberia. Growing up, animals were a part of his life and he always felt connected to them, especially during times of instability within his country. When he came to the U.S., it felt only natural for him to work with dogs and cats.

Saa has worked as a kennel attendant at AHoF since 2006, just a few weeks after he arrived here. He appreciates the bond that he creates with the pets who board at AHoF, and he loves getting to know their different personalities.

Saa proudly attended Green River Community College and obtained his GED in 2011, despite English being his second language. After accomplishing that goal, he went on to attend PIMA Medical Institute and got his Medical Assistant certification.

Working at AHoF has allowed Saa to build a house for his family back in Liberia. He enjoys volunteering at his church and spending time with his young daughter, Carly.