Brier Veterinary Hospital

Brier Veterinary Hospital is proud to serve the Mountlake Terrace area for high-quality veterinary care services.
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Our Team

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Melaine and Don Gerard

DVM's
Drs. Don and Melanie Gerard purchased Brier Veterinary Hospital from its founder, Dr. Earls, in January 2020. Dr. Melanie and Dr. Earls attended veterinary college together at Ohio State University in the class of 2000. Dr. Melanie has years of experience working to promote animal welfare through providing high-quality veterinary care in a variety of settings. She was the senior veterinarian in a large humane society in Minneapolis, which led her to start Mission Animal Hospital, a charitable veterinary hospital, in 2012. Raised in Bellevue, Dr. Don Gerard started his career at Bellevue Animal Hospital as a kennel attendant. Don graduated magna cum laude from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Don and Melanie have a large and active home with five children and two dogs, Zorro and Behr.
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Carol Earls

DVM
Dr. Carol Earls received her degree from Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. Through the years, she has had the opportunity to acquire various skills and techniques that have added to her repertoire. These skills include internal veterinary medicine practices, dental techniques, and traditional Chinese medicine treatments including acupuncture, etc.

Dr. Earls is a lover of the outdoors and moved to the Seattle area after graduating from Veterinary School. She has been living and practicing Medicine in Edmonds ever since. When she isn't caring for pets, Dr. Earls enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. They enjoy hiking with their dogs, enjoying the beach, going to concerts, and any activities that include being outside and with animals! Dr. Earls is a passionate runner who still finds time to enjoy the competitiveness of an occasional race.
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Janel Cawthra

DVM
Dr. Cawthra joined our team in June 2020. Before becoming a veterinarian she worked as a veterinary receptionist and veterinary assistant. She did her undergraduate years at Washington State University and majored I zoology. In 2016 she graduated from Ross University in Saint Kitts. Her favorite aspects of veterinary medicine is performing surgeries. When Dr. Cawthra is not working at the hospital she enjoys craft projects ad taking trips to Disney Land with her husband Josh. At home they have one fur child: Calypso, their six-year-old island mutt.
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Tracy Tomlinson

DVM
Dr. Tomlinson is our newest doctor. She graduated from Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. In fact, one of our owners, Dr. Don Gerard, was her vet school classmate! She has known Dr. Melanie Gerard for several years as well.

Dr. Tomlinson grew up in Kent, where her family had a small hobby farm. She raised and cared for goats, chickens, rabbits, a horse, and, of course, cats and dogs. She went to WSU for undergraduate studies as well as vet school. In her spare time, she loves painting, going to the gym, cooking, and spending time with her pets. She has two Golden Retrievers and six Sphynx cats. They are all very important parts of her family.
Medically, she enjoys managing endocrine diseases (hormonal conditions like diabetes, Cushing's disease, thyroid disease, etc.), weird feline medical cases (cats are not small dogs!), and managing preventive/wellness care for all life stages. She is a strong believer in using screening diagnostics for early disease detection rather than waiting for the pet to be suffering from a disease before treatment is initiated. She also believes strongly in regular dental cleanings before dental disease has progressed to where multiple teeth must be extracted. The foundation of Dr. Tomlinson's approach in practice is to understand the wants and needs of her clients as well as determining the needs of her patients. She feels that having a detailed conversation with the client and clear communication in both directions is of vital importance for her to provide the best care for your pets.
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Bevin Marzullo

DVM
Growing up, Dr. Marzullo was very interested in the science and conservation around wildlife and wildlife medicine. She pursued her Bachelor's degree from UC Davis in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology. After graduating, she volunteered with wildlife veterinarians in South Africa, hoping to go into conservation medicine with large African wildlife. She recognized how strong foundations in companion medicine translated to wildlife medicine, so she decided to build her companion animal skill set and ended up falling in love with it. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2011 and worked at a large 24-hour hospital in England for two years. She moved back to the US in 2013 and has worked in both a 24-hour hospital in Bellevue as well as a busy smaller hospital in Seattle before sharing her time here at Brier Veterinary Hospital and our sister clinic Bellevue Animal Hospital.

When she is away from the hospital, she enjoys traveling, participating in outdoor activities, trying new recipes, and seeing live music as often as possible.
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Kaija

CSC
Kaija started her career in the veterinary field as a kennel assistant, worked her way to becoming a lead, and now is a CSC at Brier Veterinary Hospital. She adores working with animals and even adopted two of her own kitties after one's previous owner wanted to euthanize him and her other kitty was abandoned. In her free time, you can find her and her cats curled up around a good spooky story. Kaija strives to make your experience at Brier Vet a positive one where you feel comfortable that your sweet baby is in good hands.
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Jennifer Garcia

Practice Manager, LVT
Jennifer was born and raised in San Diego, California. She graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Management in 2000 and Mesa Jr. College with a degree in Animal Health Technology in 2007. She and her husband moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2008. She currently has two Great Danes, Dexter and Willow. She started her career as a licensed veterinary technician and moved into the Practice Manager position where she can utilize her management and technician skills.
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Sheyenne Murphy

Managing LVT
Sheyenne grew up in the Tacoma area and moved up north about 6 years ago when she made a career change from being an esthetician into veterinary medicine. She has found great joy in working with all types of animals from horses to research dogs and hopes to one day adopt a retired research beagle after her girl, Melon, was never able to come home. She has an 11-year-old son, Liam, and a 14-year-old cat, Mooch, at home who keep her on her toes. She’s looking to add a guinea pig to our little family as well. She is excited to be at Brier with such great people that will allow her to continue to grow both personally and professionally.
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Rebecca Hancock

LVT
Rebecca joined the Brier family in May of 2020 as a Licensed Veterinary Technician with 10 years of experience under her belt. She is a 2009 graduate of PIMA Medical Institute and also holds a Bachelors of the Arts in English and Creative Writing. Her dog baby, John, is her pride and joy. He is the bestest boy in the whole world! In her free time, Rebecca enjoys doing cross stitch projects. She makes a special Christmas stocking for each of her nieces and nephews. Rebecca is an avid movie watcher. She can recite The Princess Bride word for word. (Inconceivable!)
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Rebecca Sands

LVT
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Paris

Veterinary Assistant
Paris has been with Brier Veterinary Hospital since the start of the clinic. She is married, and she and her husband recently had their first child. She is also currently going to school to earn her veterinary technician license. When she isn’t at work, Paris enjoys hiking and outdoor activities. She also likes crafting. She currently has one dog and one cat and plenty of room for more animals!
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Kaylee

Veterinary Assistant
Kaylee went to Pima Medical Institute and completed her certification to be a veterinary assistant. She has always been passionate about animals and is currently working toward becoming a licensed technician. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, her dogs and traveling to new places.
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Karla

Veterinary Assistant
Karla has been working in veterinary medicine for about 1 year. She graduated from the Pima Veterinary Assistant program in 2019. When not at work you could find her at the gym, hanging out with her pug, or just binge-watching RuPaul's Drag Race.
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Kaitey

Veterinary Assistant
Kaitey is a born and raised Washingtonian. She has loved working with animals her entire life and has never wanted to do anything else. She has a passion for her work and everything that is involved with it. Her favorite thing to do in clinic is assisting with surgeries because she loves anatomy. In her free time she enjoys gardening and taking care of her many unique pets such as Hermit crabs, frogs and her 3 dogs.
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Veronica

Veterinary Assistant
Veronica spent most of her 20s traveling with her faithful companion Orion the Cat and in 2014 planted roots in the Evergreen State. She discovered her passion for animal welfare in 2016 while working in a daycare, training and boarding facility. Since then, her training and education in the field hasn’t stopped. Her love for animals was always there, at one point she had 6 foster cats in her home in Puerto Rico. In her free time, she enjoys video games, the great outdoors and calls herself a “cat lady”.
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Stephen

Managing Client Service Coordinator
Stephen was born and raised in Texas and moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2010. Since then he has started a career in Veterinary medicine in 2015 working everything from front desk to surgeries. Stephen spends his free time cooking, snowboarding, hiking and playing video games.
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Ashlee

Veterinary Assistant
Ashlee has been working in the veterinary field for three years. She graduated from Pima Medical Institution in 2019 and became a VA, and she is currently in school to become an LVT. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors hiking or riding quads. She also loves playing with her family’s multiple Labs.
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Glen

Veterinary Assistant
Glen has lived in Washington for 40 years and has dedicated the past 18 years of his life to helping and caring for animals. He loves them all but has a strong affinity for our feline friends. He enjoys teaching himself guitar as well as spending time with his family and beautiful cat Mina.
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Jackie

Veterinary Assistant
Originally from California, Jackie moved to Washington State in 2016 when her husband, Phillip, was stationed here. She graduated from Pima Medical Institute in 2019 as a Veterinary Assistant. She has always had a strong love for animals and loves everything about being a VA. When she isn’t at work, she enjoys caring for her houseplants (and adding more to her collection) and spending time with her husband and Whiskey, their crazy German Shorthaired Pointer, doing almost anything outdoors.
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Lauren

Veterinary Assistant
Lauren is originally from Southern California and has been in the Pacific Northwest for about eight years. She has been in the veterinary industry for five years and has worked as both an assistant and a receptionist. Outside of work, she enjoys camping, crafting, and playing video games.

Veterinarian in
Mountlake Terrace

Brier Veterinary Care provides wellness and preventative care, vaccinations, dentistry, surgery, and more for dogs and cats in Westlake Terrace, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Shoreline, Everett, and the surrounding areas.

Veterinarian in
Mountlake Terrace

Brier Veterinary Care provides wellness and preventative care, vaccinations, dentistry, surgery, and more for dogs and cats in Westlake Terrace, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Shoreline, Everett, and the surrounding areas.