Dr. Oncken graduated from veterinary school at Washington State University. She completed a one-year rotating internship at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver, Colorado and a three year emergency & critical care residency at the Animal Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After becoming board certified, she was the staff criticalist and Medical Director at DoveLewis in Portland, Oregon for 10-years and then moved on for another ten years as a staff criticalist at WestVet in Boise, Idaho. Most recently she worked as a staff criticalist and Medical Director at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Renton, Washington.
Dr. Oncken's clinical interests are in emergency surgery, extracorporeal blood therapies, toxicities, acute kidney injury, and so much more! Outside of work, Dr. Oncken enjoys running, hiking, backpacking, and mountaineering, kayaking, traveling the world, and spending time with her partner and two great dogs.