Support Staff

ASOC support staff show their dedication by caring for our patients, equipment, and spaces with professionalism and heart. They are the foundation of our excellent service.


Noelle Norrie

Practice Manager

Noelle has one of the longest tenures at Animal Surgical, joining the practice in 1997 as a referral coordinator. Her passion has always been creating lasting relationships with the clients and making sure that everything runs smoothly for the practice. Since becoming a Practice Manager in 2014, she became a Veterinary Management Institute Graduate, solidifying her position here at ASOC. She looks forward to continuing helping the practice to grow. Noelle and her husband spend their free time mountain biking and trying to keep up with their two black Labradors, Finn and Wallice.





Isabella Barnes

Assistant Manager

Issy, short of Isabella, hails from Nottingham, England where she inherited her love of animals, great and small. She has been working with them since she was 17 years old.  She became a certified Animal Care Assistant for the Royal Society for the Protection of Animals (RSPCA),  then decided to move to Thailand to manage a stray animal clinic. It was there where she met her husband and the two of them took off to China where they both taught English.

After a while, they both yearned to put down roots, so they moved to the Seattle area where her husband is originally from. Shortly after, she dove right back into the animal care field and worked at PAWS for a while before making her way to us.

She may have settled down, but her adventurous spirit remains.  She has already climbed Mt. Rainier and is currently in training to become a marathon runner! She shares her love of corgis with The Queen and enjoys spending time with her corgi Arthur. She also enjoys cooking, trying exotic cuisines and traveling. She believes that if you dance for 10 minutes a day, you’ll increase your happiness by at least 50%.

When you encounter Issy, be prepared to be charmed by her English accent and her infectious positivity!

Christie Gilliam

Referral Coordinator

Christie, our front office manager has worked in the veterinary field for the past 15 years. She originally hails from Nashville, Tennessee and contrary to what most recent transplants claim, the reason for her recent relocation to our area had nothing to do with our economic boom and everything to do with our weather! She found that in her search for the best places to live with chronic asthma, Seattle came on top, so she and her husband and three kitty cats made a beeline up to the PNW.

A self-proclaimed “cat addict,” (Yes, she’s the one with the stroller), she’s also an avid reader, Karaoke enthusiast, (she auditioned for The Voice and American Idol–that’s how good she is!), enjoys painting, arts and crafts and she studied music in college. She brings her experience, her care, and her exceptional communication skills to our practice. And who can resist that warm southern drawl!


Holly Taylor

Referral Coordinator

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Holly is originally from the far corner of Eastern Oregon and she moved here 6 years ago to play softball at Shoreline Community College.

After college she went into the human health care field, working as a home care aid, but recently made the switch to the veterinary field and she’s glad she did because she absolutely loves it!

When you meet Holly the first thing you might notice is her laugh. And maybe that’s because she is currently active in two comedy groups that perform in the area. One is called the Honey Roasted Hams, which, as you might guess, specializes in roasting—so watch out if you attend any of their shows! The other is a sketch comedy group called Lois, after a funny aunt. Check your local listings!

Holly lives in Lynnwood, WA, with her boyfriend and when she’s not working or performing, she enjoys travelling, spending time with her loved ones and making people laugh.



      Emily Annis

       Referral Coordinator


Emily is not originally from the PNW, but she has grown to love the Seattle area for the balance of nature and the city.

Before Washington, she was world traveler living in Guam and Italy and took every opportunity to explore different cultures in other countries. She has been in animal welfare for several years –  beginning as a dog and cat room attendant at a local animal shelter at the age of 13.

She had  worked at several veterinary clinics until she found her perfect fit with us!

When Emily is not at ASOC, she can be found hiking in the North Cascades, kayaking, bike riding, or just hanging out with her dogs and cats.





Paul Lomano Pack Room Manager

Paul Lomano

Pack Room Manager

Paul joined Animal Surgical in 1999. As the pack room manager, he is responsible for sterilization, maintenance and inventory control for all surgical instruments and equipment and making sure the surgeons have the necessary paraphernalia for the many procedures they perform. Paul’s quick wit and sense of humor lends for a bit of comic relief in our somewhat serious-environment! Paul enjoys traversing the trails of Discovery Park with his wife, Lisa, traveling to the United Kingdom and chilling on the couch with his kitty, Mina. Paul is also an avid reader of a wide range of literature,  from Lord of the Rings to historical novels.





Colin McCaul

Head Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon!






Emmanuel Estrada Certified Veterinary Assistant Emmanuel Estrada

 Certified Veterinary Assistant

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Sarah Gagliano Veterinary Assistant


Sarah Gagliano 

Veterinary Assistant

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Ann Devin Veterinary AssistantAnn Devin

Veterinary Assistant

After spending the past 20 years in I.T., Ann decided to follow a dream of hers, and started a new career in veterinary medicine.  In 2019, she began working  part time as an assistant with us while going to school, and in 2021, Ann graduated with her Associate degree in Animal Sciences.

Her goal is to spend the next 20 years caring for animals in need and their human guardians.