Doctors & Staff

Referral Hospital Doctors

   
James Bryant

James Bryant, DVM, Diplomate ACVS

Staff Surgeon and Lameness Specialist

After receiving his veterinary degree from the University of California at Davis, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995, Dr. 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 has a strong interest in equine sports medicine, particularly lameness diagnosis and treatment of all types of sport horses. He is actively involved in the sport of endurance, both nationally and internationally, and serves on the veterinary committee of the American Endurance Riding Conference. His surgical interests include soft tissue surgery, colic, upper airway, and orthopedic procedures. In his spare time, Dr. Bryant likes to play golf, ride, travel, and attend Mariners games with his family.

   
Joanne Fehr

Joanne Fehr, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS

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.

   
Wendy Mollat

Wendy Harless Mollat, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM

Staff Internist, Critical Care and Neonatology Specialist

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, Diplomate ACVS

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.

   
Lisa Gift Krauter

Lisa Gift Krauter, DVM, Diplomate ACVS

Equine General Practitioner, Ambulatory Lameness Specialist and Emergency Surgeon

Dr. Krauter has been a member of Pilchuck’s team of board certified large animal surgeons since 1992. She graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988, and received her equine surgical training at Kansas State University. Her areas of special interest are equine lameness diagnosis and treatment, and colic surgery. She enjoys the challenge of helping her equine patients achieve their athletic potential and is frequently consulted on subtle lameness issues. A former competitive swimmer, Dr. Krauter continues to enjoy water sports and scuba diving. She likes snakes, and hates shopping. Dr. Krauter is an active member of her church, and has fun debating religion or politics with her friends. She and her husband enjoy time with their children, hiking and traveling.

   
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, reproduction, lameness and emergency care. Dr. Wiegel also particularly enjoys treating alpacas, llamas and other small ruminants. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs and her horse and kayaking.

 

 

2014-2015 Interns

 
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Daphne Johnson, DVM

Dr. Daphne Johnson grew up in Warrenton, Virginia, trail riding and hilltopping since she was a toddler. She received her B.A. from Colorado College in Spanish in 2007. She then worked in a small-animal emergency hospital in Portland, Oregon. She graduated with her DVM from Oregon State University in 2014. Dr. Johnson’s professional interests include internal medicine, small ruminant and camelid medicine, acupuncture, and equine dentistry. In her spare time, she can be found riding her bike, skiing up and down mountains, or playing her banjo. 

   
 
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Greg Thompson, DVM

Dr. Greg Thompson grew up in South Bend, Indiana. He graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in biology in 2008, and worked for a pharmaceutical research company for two years. He then attended veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he decided he wanted to work with horses. He worked at an equine hospital as the overnight treatment technician and graduated from UW-Madison with his DVM in 2014. Dr. Thompson’s interests include equine dentistry, surgery and lameness. Away from the hospital, he enjoys going on runs, hiking, wakeboarding, and reading a good book. Once snow hits the ground, you can find him on his snowboard.

   
 
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Erica Wolford, DVM

Dr. Erica Wolford grew up on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, on a five-acre hobby farm where she developed her love for animals. After spending three years at the University of Victoria, she was accepted into the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatchewan from which she graduated with a DVM in April 2014. Throughout her education, she completed a research project working with and manipulating stem cells for the purpose of reproductive xenografting, worked as a deckhand on a commercial fishing vessel, and worked as a veterinary assistant in an equine surgery and lameness practice. Dr. Wolford’s professional interests include internal medicine and clinical pathology. In her spare time, she enjoys pencil drawing, gardening and riding in multiple disciplines.