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Hospital Staff - Animal Caretakers

Traci Graydon, Animal CaretakerAnimal Caretaker Traci joined the Brookfield team in February of 2015. She loves all animals and has a special place in her heart for dogs. She is currently participating in the running start program through her high school, and is attending several college classes to get a head start on her college career. She is working towards attending Washington State University’s veterinary school and hopes to become a veterinarian in the future.

Traci loves to spend her free time with her two dogs. Max, her senior Cocker Spaniel mix, enjoys spending his days lounging in the sun and snuggling with his family. Brizo, her Great Dane, is the perfect hiking buddy and can be found frequenting the trails in Cougar Mountain and Snoqualmie with Traci.

Allison, Animal CaretakerAllison joined the Brookfield team in the winter of 2018 as our Animal Caretaker zone coordinator. She graduated from Washington State University in the fall of 2014 with a degree in Animal Science. Allison then spent a year saving up money by working for a cat rescue, which is where she fell in love with special needs cats. She spent the next two years interning on small fruit and vegetable farms while advising on ruminant nutrition on Vashon Island.

Allison is excited to start her career at Brookfield and hopes to become a Licensed Animal Technician in the future. In the meantime, she loves being an advocate for animals: helping both household pets and agriculture animals lead healthy, happy lives.

Outside of work, Allison’s other passion is music. She teaches drumming to youths aged 8 – 18 with the Northwest Junior Pipe Band (a premier youth bagpipe band in the Pacific Northwest). She also travels to Burnaby, British Columbia once a week to play with her own band, the Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Band. Allison has traveled with her bands to the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland where both she and her students have won, receiving medals in their respective age and ability groups.

Sarina joined the BVH team in August 2018 as an animal care taker. Sarina enjoys being able to bond with the animals and make sure that each pet’s stay is as comfortable as possible! Sarina is currently enrolled at Highline College and is working towards graduating this spring with her AA in Biology. When not at work or studying, Sarina enjoys hiking, cooking, drawing and taking trips to the local beaches.