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Who We Are


  • Robert K. Pelant, DVM
    Robert K. Pelant, DVM

    Chief Executive Officer

    Dr. Pelant has lived and worked on site since June of 2005. Robert’s former career took him all over the world working in rural communities on animal health, sustainable development and ecological restoration. He lives on Whidbey Island with Joanne, his wife, and they have two adult sons, Zach and Luke.

  • Mosa Neis
    Mosa Neis

    Operations Manager

    Mosa, a graduate from South Whidbey High School, grew up on the island but left after graduation to seek schooling and employment opportunities. She has over 15 years of administrative and leadership experience, having worked for a large corporation, a small company and even an animal hospital in Lynnwood. Upon joining PRI in 2015, Mosa stated, “I was glad to be heading out into the bigger world after high school graduation, but am just as glad to be returning to Whidbey now. I am excited about PRI’s mission and am excited to help PRI become even more relevant to our community and beyond.”

  • Mark Lagasse
    Mark Lagasse


    Mark has been the head bean counter for PRI since November 2015. During his 20 year service in the U.S. Navy, he traveled to six of the seven continents. A native Washingtonian, he was drawn back to the natural beauty of this area and has lived on Whidbey with his family since 08/08/88. He enjoys cooking, science fiction, and a good game of cribbage.