Doctors & Staff

Referral Hospital | Ambulatory | Interns

Referral Hospital Doctors

   
James Bryant

DVM, DACVS, DACVSMR, 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 throughout high school and undergraduate studies. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of New Mexico. He 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  Ohio State University. He obtained board certification in surgery in 1996.  Over the next 22 years, Dr. Lillich worked as a faculty member at Kansas State University, where he instructed numerous veterinary students and trained over 20 surgical residents. He has authored over 60 peer reviewed publications and book chapters and done research for the NIH.  He has a strong interest in 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 colic and laminitis. In 2008, she changed positions to provide full-time emergency coverage for the equine hospital through 2015. During the last 18 months on emergency she invested in becoming a Certified Veterinary Chiropractor and Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist to expand her diagnostic and treatment abilities for both the colic patients as well as the increasing number of back sore patients fulfilling her long-term interest in integrative medicine. After years of treating some of the most difficult lameness and general health cases, she has been excited to incorporate this avenue of evaluation and treatment for both large- and small-animal patients while continuing to offer emergency care within the Equine hospital.

   
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.

   
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 became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2013. She joined Pilchuck in March 2014 and her practice focuses on lameness and sports medicine, as well as surgery. Outside her veterinary practice, she enjoys reading, hiking, pottery and spending time with her two dogs.

Ambulatory Doctors

   
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 boating, camping, downhill snow skiing, baking, cooking and gardening. In July 2001, Dr. Holohan joined Pilchuck’s team of equine ambulatory doctors where her special interest has been mare and stallion reproductive management. Dr. Holohan has also furthered her skills in Equine Dentistry and offers full services to our clients both in hospital and in the field. On her weekends off, Dr. Holohan continues to enjoy outdoor activities with her husband, two sons, their Jack Russell terriers, cats, goats and chickens.

   
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 medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic, Chinese herbal medicine, and complementary medicine modalities.  Outside of work she enjoys outside activities with her dogs, horses, goats, and chickens on her small hobby farm.

   
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 and went on to complete a rotating internship at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital before accepting a position as an associate in March 2018. Dr. Fray is a member of the WSDA Reserve Veterinary Corps which assists with animal emergency response. Dr. Fray's professional interests include preventative care (dentistry, vaccinations, herd health, geriatric care), internal medicine, alternative therapies and neonatology. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, traveling, drawing and hanging out with her two lovable mutts.

   
Brandon King

DVM, Brandon King

Dr. Brandon King grew up in New Jersey where he began training and competing horses in barrel racing and cowboy mounted shooting. He went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science/Pathobiology at the University of Connecticut and continued on to complete his veterinary degree in Boston, Massachusetts at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Looking to expand on his experience with English sport horses in the Northeast and to follow his interest in Western sport horses, Dr. King completed a one-year rotating internship at Weatherford Equine in Weatherford, Texas. Dr. King’s primary interests include sports medicine, preventative medicine/general practice, and ultrasound and radiographic imaging. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. King and his wife enjoy cycling, trail running, backpacking, and adventure photography.

2019-2020 Interns

   
Rachel Hillard

DVM, Rachel Hillard

Dr. Rachel Hilliard was raised in a small town outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She grew up riding western and starting trail horses on local farms. Rachel earned her B.S. degree in biology with minors in biochemistry and English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2015. She then went on to earn her D.V.M. degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY in 2019. Her professional interests include large animal surgery and international medicine. In her free time, Rachel enjoys running, hiking, snowboarding, and cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins.

   
Zoe Crowder

BVM&S, Zoe Crowder

Dr. Zoe Crowder grew up riding three day eventers and dressage horses in Northern California. She received her bachelor’s degree in animal science from University of California, Davis. From there she moved abroad to Edinburgh, Scotland to complete her veterinary degree at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. Her veterinary interests include theriogenology, sports medicine, and surgery. Outside of work she is an avid reader, hiker, and rugby player.