Doctors & Staff

Referral Hospital | Ambulatory | Interns

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.

James D. Lillich

DVM, MS, DACVS, James D. Lillich

Board Certified Surgeon

Dr. Lillich grew up in Santa Fe New Mexico, where he worked at the horse racing facilities during high school and college. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of New Mexico. He then attended Colorado State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude with the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. From there, he completed an internship in large animal surgery at Cornell University and subsequently completed his equine surgical residency at The Ohio State University. He obtained board certification in surgery in 1996. For the past 22 years, Dr. Lillich has worked as a faculty member at Kansas State University, where he has instructed numerous veterinary students and trained over 20 surgical residents. His interests include orthopedic surgery, equine sports medicine, developmental orthopedic conditions, and regenerative medicine. Dr. Lillich is well versed in general surgery as well.

Joanne Fehr

DVM, MS, DACVS, Joanne Fehr

Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, Certified Veterinary Chiropractor and Equine Practitioner

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 has become very involved in the medical and surgical treatment of llamas and alpacas, as well as in her areas of special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of colic and laminitis. In 2008, she changed positions to provide full-time emergency coverage for the equine hospital. Dr. Fehr has had a long-term interest in integrative medicine and recently invested in this specialty by becoming a Certified Veterinary Chiropractor and Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. After years of treating some of the most difficult lameness and general health cases, she is excited to incorporate this avenue of evaluation and treatment for both large- and small-animal patients.

Greg Haines

DVM, DACVS, Greg Haines

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 Harless Mollat

DVM, DACVIM, Wendy Harless Mollat

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, MS, DACVS-LA, Liz Devine

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

DVM, Brandi Holohan

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.

Travis McKinzie

DVM, Travis McKinzie

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

DVM, Stephanie Meyer

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.

Joseph Bergevin

DVM, Joseph Bergevin

Equine Practitioner

I grew up on a small ranch in Ellensburg, Washington and was involved in High School and College Rodeo where I participated in tie down roping and team roping. I still enjoy going to ropings and rodeos with my wife in my spare time. I first became interested in veterinary medicine when traveling with my grandpa, who is a veterinarian, as a child. My dad is a farrier in the Puget Sound area and I began working for him at the age of 12. I attended Central Washington University for undergraduate and graduated from Veterinary School at Washington State University in May of 2015. I completed a one year equine surgical internship at Texas Equine Hospital in Bryan, Texas. Following my time in Texas, I spent time in Lexington, Kentucky working with an Equine Podiatrist. In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my wife Cassie and our son Jimmy who we welcomed in May, 2016. We enjoy going to rodeos and spending time on our family ranch in Ellensburg.

Emily Fray

DVM, Emily Fray

Dr. Emily Fray was born and raised in Monclova, Ohio and was sitting on the back of a horse before she could walk. She was an active 4-H and Pony Club member and rode in several disciplines. As a young adult she competed in dressage and eventually went on to ride and groom for an Olympian on the East Coast. She received her Bachelor of Science and her veterinary degree from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Fray's professional interests include lameness and sports medicine, internal medicine, alternative therapies and neonatology. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, traveling, photography and drawing.

2018-2019 Interns

Stephanie Hernandez

VMD, Stephanie Hernandez

Dr. Stephanie Hernandez was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Growing up, she would head upstate to the family cabin for trail riding away from the city noise. She received her bachelor’s from the University of Pennsylvania studying neuroscience and chemistry in 2014. She continued her education at Penn and graduated as a VMD in 2018. Her professional interests include equine internal medicine and neonatology. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, running, rock climbing and scuba diving.

Marissa Snelling

DVM, Marissa Snelling

Dr. Marissa Snelling grew up on a small farm in northern New Hampshire with Hereford cattle and her two show horses. Growing up she spent most of her free time showing her Quarter Horse and Paint in western pleasure and all-around events on the east coast. Dr. Snelling earned a B.S. degree in animal sciences with a minor in chemistry from the University of Findlay in Findlay, OH. She then moved to the south to earn her DVM from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in Alabama. Her professional interests include theriogenology, sports medicine and internal medicine. She is excited to be back in the cooler part of the country and ready to explore the beautiful hiking trails the pacific northwest has to offer.