Our Radiologist

Steve Pokorny

VMD DACVR, Owner

Undergrad: Bowdoin College

VMD: University of Pennsylvania

Residency: University of Tennessee

Steve’s background in both general and emergency practice allows him to work closely with general practitioners to help correlate findings with the overall clinical picture. In his free time, Steve acts as a private taxi service for three children and enjoys biking as well as playing and watching soccer.

Our Sonographers

Maria Moody

DVM, Veterinary Sonographer

Undergrad: Washington State University

DVM: Washington State University

Certificate: Small Animal Ultrasound Imaging, Academy of Veterinary Imaging

Dr. Moody was born and raised in Western Washington. She attended UW for four years, then WSU where she graduated Summa Cum Laude from her Bachelor of Science degree program and Cum Laude from veterinary school. She has been performing CT scans and ultrasound studies and assisting with case management for our radiologists since 2006. In her free time, Maria volunteers at her daughter’s school and enjoys reading and traveling with her family.

Gabrielle Bassin

DVM, Veterinary Sonographer

Undergrad: University of California, Berkeley

DVM: University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

A California native, Dr. Gabrielle Bassin has an undergraduate degree in biology from UC Berkeley (2002) and a DVM from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (2009). She worked as an ER doctor in busy specialty referral hospitals for 8 years, did general practice and high volume spay/neuter before joining NWVI in 2020 to focus exclusively on ultrasound and associated case management. After intensive training at NWVI, Gabrielle completed the rigorous months-long soft tissue imaging course at Sound Academy of Veterinary Imaging in Arlington, Texas in 2021. She enjoys big and small adventures with her husband, two turbo-charged human children, sweet bully mutt, and fluffy orange feline.

Crystal Brazle

DVM, Veterinary Sonographer

DVM: University of Missouri

Certificate: Small Animal Ultrasound Imaging, Academy of Veterinary Imaging

Dr. Brazle has spent the past eleven years in both small animal general and emergency practices, during which she completed over 130 hours in continuing education in abdominal ultrasound.  In the fall of 2018, she completed the Small Animal Ultrasound Imaging Soft Tissue Program at the Sound Academy of Veterinary Imaging.  Since that time, we have been working closely with Dr. Brazle to provide interpretations for studies acquired through her own sonography practice on Whidbey Island. Dr. Brazle has also spent time shadowing our radiologists on mobile days, as well as providing outpatient services at our Mountlake Terrace facility.

Misty McNeil

DVM, Veterinary Sonographer

Undergrad: Western Washington University

DVM: Washington State University

Dr. Misty McNeil is a native PNWer born and raised in the Seattle area and so happy to still be able to call the area home! She has spent the last several years practicing emergency medicine at a specialty/referral center in the area as well as practicing in general practice and spay/neuter clinics. She attended undergrad at Western Washington University in Bellingham, obtaining her BA in psychology. She then went on to attend veterinary school at Washington State University. While at WSU she helped to start and became president of the radiology club for students. She has a passion for diagnostic imaging, having seen how critical it is in practice to find answers and form treatment plans. In her downtime she loves spending time with her family (both human and furry), playing in the woods, and adventuring.

Our Staff