Meet Our Doctors
Evan Crocker DVM, Practice Owner
Doctor Crocker earned a BS in Biology from Cal State San Bernardino in 1992 and a BS in Veterinary Science as well as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Washington State University in 1994 and 1996 respectively. After graduation he worked as an associate veterinarian in Monroe, WA and subsequently purchased the Mercer Island Veterinary Clinic in 1997. Doctor Crocker has formed a healthcare team and practice that he is very proud of, whose goal is to provide the highest level of health and preventive care possible in a compassionate and caring environment.
Over the past decade he has developed a very strong interest in advanced veterinary dentistry and oral surgery and has constantly improved the quality of dentistry services offered through continuing education and equipment upgrades needed to do excellent work.
This passion was formalized in 2011 when he entered a residency program to work toward meeting the requirements for Board Certification in Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery. Doctor Crocker enjoys all facets of Dentistry including root canals, restorative dentistry, jaw fracture repair, oral cancer surgery, and periodontal disease treatment. He enjoys dentistry since “It allows me the opportunity to have an instant and profound impact on an animal’s quality of life, same day. I cannot express the joy I feel when pet parents tell me that they have seen huge improvement in just a few days after their dog or cat has had oral surgery.”
Mercer Island Veterinary Clinic is currently one of five practices in Washington State offering advanced dental care at this level.
He is a member of the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry, Washington State Veterinary Medical Association, Puget Sound Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. His outside interests include spending time with his family and pets, playing soccer with his GSSL team, watching English Premier League and club soccer, attending Sounders games, and playing video games (when there is time).
Melissa Wu, DVM- Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Melissa Wu grew up in Olympia and always knew she wanted to become a veterinarian. A proud Cougar, she earned her BS in Neuroscience followed by her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Washington State University. After years in small animal practice in Olympia, her family moved up to Mercer Island in the summer of 2016 and she joined the team at MIVC in the fall. Dr. Wu particularly loves surgery, and enjoys general practice because it offers a little bit of everything. She appreciates working with both dogs and cats for the unique traits of each species. Her dog Penny, a border collie mix, accompanies her to work. During her free time she likes to read, play with her kids, binge watch Netflix and run.