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Erin Russell, DVM

redmond veterinarians Dr. Erin Russell joined us in 2010 after 12 rewarding years practicing exotic and small animal medicine in New York City. She is not a stranger to the Northwest as she spent her high school years in Federal Way. She moved to NYC after finishing her undergraduate and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 at Washington State University.

The Veterinary Medical Association of New York City (VMA of NYC) presented Dr. Russell with a Merit Award in 2007 for recognition of her significant contribution to the VMA of NYC and the advancement of the veterinary profession and in 2002, was co-awarded the Outstanding Service to Veterinary Medicine Award for her efforts at Ground Zero. Dr. Russell also served on the VMA of NYC's Executive Board from 2003 -2006. In addition to volunteering for the VMA, she volunteered annually as the attending veterinarian at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Dr. Russell is adept at working up and managing complex medical and behavioral cases. Her favorite areas of interest are dermatology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, preventative medicine and client education.

When Dr. Russell is not practicing medicine, she loves to travel. Her favorite adventures have included hiking the cliffs around Siberia's Lake Baikal, trekking above 17,000 feet in the Tibet Himalayas, and dancing the tango in Buenos Aires. She is married to her high school sweetheart from Vashon Island who is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Dr. Russell lives in an A-frame in the woods with her husband, two young boys and a baker's dozen of rescue chickens.

April Tolle, DVM

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Dr. April joined the Brookfield team as an associate veterinarian in April of 2017. She grew up near Houston, Texas and relocated to Dayton, Ohio her senior year of high school. She knew at an early age she wanted to be a veterinarian so while in Dayton, she shadowed local veterinarians and worked in the kennel of a local clinic. She attended The Ohio State University in Columbus to pursue her undergraduate and professional education.

Dr. Tolle worked at both general and emergency practices to gain experience and graduated with her DVM in 2007. After completing veterinary school, she worked at small-animal practices in Cleveland before relocating to the Seattle area in 2012. Dr. Tolle’s professional interests include dentistry, internal medicine, and radiology.

During her downtime, she enjoys drawing, climbing, and getting outside to hike and camp with her two rescue dogs, Cooper and Lucky. She also has a cat, Mr. Stigglesworth.

Carrie Wright, DVM

redmond veterinariansDr. Carrie Wright joined our team at Brookfield in 2017 after relocating to the PNW from Reno, NV. She has always been passionate about animal care since volunteering at her first hospital at the young age of 12! She worked her way up from volunteer work to kennel duty to working at the teaching hospital at Colorado State. She pursued her undergraduate degrees at Colorado State and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from there as well in 1999.

After graduation she moved to Oregon to practice and met her husband. They moved to Las Vegas for careers and rock climbing but after having children, relocated to Reno. Their ultimate goal however was to eventually head back to greener land and were recently granted that opportunity.

Dr. Wright enjoys everything about general practice but has a special interest and passion for surgery and dentistry. Preventative medicine, geriatric comfort, and good honest communication are a mainstay of her practice as well.

In her spare time, you can find Dr. Wright spending time with her family of 4 and her menagerie of animals. She has 2 busy boys, 3 dogs - Sidney (Golden Retriever), Toby (Mix), and Josie (Doberman), plus 2 cats - Piper (Tortoiseshell short hair) and Peter (Maine Coon). When she isn't cleaning up or chasing after her small zoo, they enjoy time outdoors hiking, climbing, and exploring. She also enjoys yoga and running to bring her sweat and peace, cooking, and crafting.

Cathy Pierce, DVM

redmond veterinariansDr. Cathy Pierce joined the Brookfield team in April of 2018. She developed a passion for veterinary medicine at the age of 13 when she earned school credit by volunteering at a mixed practice animal hospital in rural Oregon. She continued to work a variety of hospital positions from kennel attendant, receptionist, and emergency technician throughout her high school and college years.

She received her degree in biology from Montana State University in Billings followed by her degree in veterinary medicine from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. After graduation she spent eight years practicing emergency and critical care medicine and surgery in Tacoma, Las Vegas, and Issaquah. Despite her interest in emergency medicine, she missed developing long term rapport with clients and helping her patients through all life stages.

Dr. Pierce loves all aspects of general practice and takes a special interest in endocrine diseases such as diabetes and autoimmune diseases such as hemolytic anemia. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Outside of work, Dr. Pierce can be found rock climbing, summiting some of the amazing mountains of the Pacific Northwest, biking, practicing yoga, hiking, and running obstacle course races with her husband. Together, they currently have one dog, Oscar, a plucky Cairn Terrier that also accompanies them on most of their outdoor adventures.