As a small, independently owned hospital, we develop a personal relationship with you and your pet and we treat each pet like one of our own. 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.
We strongly believe that being privately owned allows us to serve you better by concentrating on delivery of the highest quality care at good value. Bucking the trend of larger and larger, corporate-owned hospitals, at AHoF we don’t answer to profit-driven CEOs or shareholders.
Our goal is to build strong, long-lasting relationships with our clients and patients. These relationships, based on trust, allow us to tailor our medical approach to meet your needs.
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. Jennifer Christey grew up in the Redmond-Bellevue area, and attended the University of Washington for her undergraduate degree in zoology and wildlife science. She then moved to Knoxville, Tennessee and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004.
She returned to the Pacific Northwest and joined a large, mixed-animal practice in Lynden, Washington. In 2010 she settled in Issaquah with her wonderful husband, two adorable young boys, their dog, Apple, a Cattle Dog mix, Panda the cat, and a Bourke’s Parakeet. She has also added four beautiful chickens to her family.
Dr. Christey started at AHoF in 2012 and currently has appointments on Fridays. Her areas of special interest include dermatology, ophthalmology, behavior, and preventive medicine. She loves to improve the quality of each patient’s life through attentiveness, listening and observing pets and clients. Her hope is to enhance the relationships that people and pets have with each other.