Doctors & Staff

Referral Hospital

Referral Hospital Doctors

James Bryant


Board-Certified Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist

After receiving his veterinary degree from the University of California at Davis, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995, Dr. James Bryant completed an internship at Texas A&M University, followed by a surgical residency at the University of Florida. He was a member of the clinical faculty of both Kansas State University and the University of Florida before returning to the Pacific Northwest, where he grew up. Dr. Bryant is a diplomate of both the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (DACVS, 2000) and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (DACVSMR-Equine, 2016). He has a strong interest in equine sports medicine, particularly lameness diagnosis and treatment of all types of sport horses. Dr. Bryant is actively involved in the sport of endurance, nationally and internationally, and serves on the veterinary committee of the American Endurance Riding Conference. Surgical interests include equine lameness, orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his spare time, he likes to play golf, ride, travel, and attend Mariners games with his family.


Joanne Fehr, DVM, MS, DACVS

Emergency Clinician, Staff Surgeon

Originally from England, Dr. Fehr is a 1993 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed an internship at the Young-Crawford Clinic in Alberta, Canada, followed by a surgical residency at Colorado State University. After becoming a board-certified surgeon, Dr. Fehr stayed on at CSU for another year as an emergency clinician before going into private practice in Alberta, Canada in 1998. Since joining Pilchuck’s large animal staff in 2000, Dr. Fehr became very involved in the medical and surgical treatment of llamas and alpacas as well as following her areas of special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of colic and laminitis. In 2008 she changed position to provide full time emergency coverage for the Equine hospital. Dr. Fehr enjoys spending quality time with her children, and her husband while keeping up with all their activities such as vaulting and hockey. She has a gift for art, including interior design, and enjoys staying active riding, running or rollerblading.


Greg Haines, DVM, DACVS

Staff Surgeon

Dr. Greg Haines is a 1990 graduate of Ontario Veterinary College. He spent five years in private practice in Ottawa, Ontario, prior to a surgical internship at Illinois Equine Clinic. Dr. Haines went on to do a large-animal surgical residency at the University of Florida. Upon completion of his residency and passing boards, he was on the clinical faculty at the University of Florida for four years before spending the last 10 years as an associate veterinarian (surgeon) at Dubai Equine Hospital. He joined Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in October 2014. Over the course of his career, Dr. Haines has focused on surgery, sports medicine, diagnostic imaging and performance horse medicine in particular. In Dubai, Dr. Haines worked on multiple breeds of performance horses in a variety of disciplines, including show jumping horses, racehorses and Arab endurance horses. While at Dubai Equine, he was responsible for establishing the hospital's MRI service and bone scan unit. His surgical interests include soft-tissue surgery, emergency surgery and orthopedics.

Wendy Mollat

Wendy Harless Mollat, DVM, DACVIM
Staff Internist, Critical Care and Neonatology Specialist
Medical Director

Wendy Harless Mollat grew up in Bend, Oregon where she was actively involved in riding and training Hunter/Jumper and Dressage horses. She graduated with her DVM from Oregon State University in 2002 and then went on to complete a 1-year internship in Equine Medicine and Surgery at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital where she developed an interest in camelids, neonatology and infectious disease. Dr. Mollat followed her internship with a 3-year residency in Large Animal Medicine at UC Davis and became Board Certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. In September 2006, Dr. Mollat returned to Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital to lead the medicine section of the Equine referral hospital. Her focus at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital includes biosecurity (controlling the spread of infectious disease), neurological diseases, neonatology, Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome, and camelid (alpaca and llama) medicine. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Mollat enjoys sending time with her husband, working on projects in her new (old) home, which was built in 1895, sailing in the San Juan Islands, and bicycling. She and her husband, Martin, recently opened Snohomish Bicycles, a full-service bicycle store in downtown Snohomish.


Ambulatory Doctors

Liz Devine DVM

Liz Devine, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA

Equine Practitioner and Surgeon

Dr. Liz Devine was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago and learned to ride hunter/jumper horses at an early age. She received her bachelor’s degree in equine science from Colorado State University and attended Iowa State University for veterinary school. Upon graduation, she did an internship at Oakridge Equine Hospital, a surgical referral center outside Oklahoma City, where she had the opportunity to work on a variety of western performance and racehorses. Following her internship, Dr. Devine went to Kansas State University, where she completed a surgical residency and her master of science. Her research at K-State focused primarily on pain management in the post-operative patient. She was hired as a faculty member at Kansas State after the completion of her residency and provided emergency coverage for both the surgery and medicine services. Dr. Devine passed her boards in February 2013 and is now a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. She joined Pilchuck in March 2014. Outside her veterinary practice, she enjoys reading, riding her horse Pokey, skiing, and hiking with her dogs Sydney and Addie.  

Brandi Holohan

Brandi Holohan, DVM

Equine General Practitioner, Dentistry and Reproduction

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000, Dr. Holohan was accepted for a one-year, post-doctoral internship at Pilchuck’s equine referral hospital. Her move to Snohomish allowed her to broaden her veterinary experience and, during her time away from the hospital, to enjoy hiking, camping, horseback riding, and dirt biking in the Pacific Northwest. In July 2001, Dr. Holohan joined Pilchuck’s team of equine ambulatory doctors where her special interest has been mare and stallion reproductive management. Her continuing education in this area has been a major asset to the services offered at Puget Sound Equine Reproduction Center. Dr. Holohan has also furthered her skills in Equine Dentistry and offers full services to our clients both I hospital and in the field. On her weekends off, Dr. Holohan continues to enjoy outdoor activities with her husband, two sons, and their two Jack Russell terriers.

Dr. Travis McKinzie

Travis McKinzie, DVM

Equine Practitioner

Growing up on a farm in southeast Kansas, Travis McKinzie was around a variety of animals. He was actively involved in both 4-H and FFA. Riding horses has always been a special interest. After receiving his degree in veterinary medicine in 1993 from Kansas State University, Dr. McKinzie was an associate in mixed-animal practice for three years before purchasing Regional Veterinary Service in Oswego, Kansas, near his hometown of Altamont. He practiced mixed-animal medicine there for 18 years. Although the practice was about half cattle, Dr. McKinzie considered himself a “case hog” on the horse appointments! Dr. McKinzie joined Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital as a large-animal ambulatory practitioner in May 2014. He has a special interest in equine dentistry. Away from his veterinary practice, he enjoys working with his own horses, especially trail riding, and spending time with his family. He feels rewarded working with 4-H horses, being able to keep some of the older horses going and having a purpose in their senior years.

Stephanie Meyer

Stephanie Meyer, DVM

Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, Certified Veterinary Chiropractor and Equine Practitioner

Dr. Stephanie Meyer received her DVM from Texas A&M University in 2006. She then completed a one-year rotating internship in large-animal medicine and surgery at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in 2007. Dr. Meyer returned to Pilchuck after completing a three-year residency in 2010 in large-animal internal medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and receiving certification as a large-animal acupuncturist from the Chi Institute in Ocala, Florida. In 2012, she received her certification in veterinary chiropractic at Options for Animals. Dr. Meyer's clinical expertise includes general internal medicine and large-animal acupuncture with special interests in equine cardiology, neonatal emergency and critical care, and complementary medicine modalities, including acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Dr. Meyer’s outside interests include her two horses, Luke and Raleigh. While Luke is her favorite pasture pet, Raleigh lives to work and enjoys jumping, cross country and some dressage. In fact, Dr. Meyer grew up participating in western pleasure riding but only started competing in amateur jumping in the last two years. When she isn't riding, Dr. Meyer enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and four dogs.

Liana Wiegel, DVM

Liana Wiegel, DVM

Equine Practitioner

Dr. Liana Wiegel grew up riding paint horses around the corn fields of southern Wisconsin, where she was born and raised. She received both her B.S. and DVM from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to joining Pilchuck as an associate ambulatory equine veterinarian in 2013, Dr. Wiegel completed her hospital and ambulatory internship at the Snohomish hospital. Her professional interests include equine dentistry, lameness, reproduction, senior care and ophthalmology. Dr. Wiegel also particularly enjoys treating alpacas, llamas and other small ruminants. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her four dogs and three horses, and running.



2016-2017 Interns

Ashley Slaviero, DVM

Ashley Slaviero, DVM

Dr. Ashley Slaviero grew up in Benicia, California where she discovered her love for horses and riding at the age of 4 years old. From that point on she rode and competed in many disciplines such as western pleasure, gymkhana, dressage and her favorite, show jumping. She received her B.S from the  University of California Davis in 2010 and her DVM from Ross University in 2016. Her professional interests include reproduction and sports medicine. In her spare time she enjoys riding, playing with her dogs, biking and swimming. She is excited about the opportunity to explore the beautiful state of Washington.

Brianne Hagerty

Brianne Hagerty, BVM&S MRCVS

Dr. Hagerty grew up on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. Given her first pony at the age of six, she started riding and competing actively in Pony Club, and become increasingly involved in teaching and training. Dr. Hagerty received her B.S. from Seattle Pacific University in 2011, and her Doctorates in Veterinarian medicine from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinarian Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland. While studying in UK, Brianne continued to ride and compete. Riding both for the veterinarian school’s international dressage and jumping team, as well as the University of Edinburgh’s equestrian team.  Dr. Hagerty’s professional interests include sports medicine, internal medicine and the One Health Initiative. She enjoys traveling, hiking, rock climbing and photography and plays the classical flute.

Katy Brandes

Katy Brandes, DVM

Dr. Kathleen (Katy) Brandes was born and raised in the central mountains of Colorado.   After a year-long family adventure in rural Tanzania at the age of 9, her family returned to the US where she began fostering an interest in veterinary medicine as well as riding and competing in a wide variety of different disciplines through college.  She received both her BS in Equine Science in 2012 and DVM degree in 2016 at Colorado State University (Go Rams!).  Dr. Brandes’ professional interests include internal medicine, lameness, and small ruminant medicine.  In her spare time, you can find her appreciating a few outdoor activities (skiing, mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, packrafting, wondering what all this rain is about…), riding her horse, drinking craft beer, and enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest.