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Howard Robinson, DVM

veterinarian Redmond Dr. Howard Robinson co-owns Brookfield Veterinary Hospital with his wife, Dr. Marie Robinson. A general practitioner, he has cared for pets here since the hospital opened in 1999.

Dr. Robinson grew up on a sheep farm in Northern Ireland; seeing up close what veterinarians did helped push him toward a career in veterinary medicine. He attended University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland and was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. During his time in veterinary school, he spent five months working on stud farms in New Zealand; one and a-half months working at a racehorse stable in Australia and six months working at horse farms in Kentucky.

Following veterinary school, Dr. Robinson completed a one-year internship in large animal medicine and surgery at Washington State University. He then went on to complete one year of a three-year residency in large animal surgery at the University of Tennessee.

Surgery is one of Dr. Robinson's primary professional interests; he is capable of performing cruciate ligament repairs, exploratory laparotomies and selected fracture repair cases, among other advanced procedures. Dr. Robinson finds helping pets to be very rewarding and particularly enjoys seeing clients' smiling faces and their pets' wagging tails following a successful procedure or treatment.

Dr. Robinson and his wife are the proud parents of three children, Colin, Ciara and Olivia. When he's not busy with his duties at the hospital, he can be found in his garage building a replica of a 1965 Shelby Cobra. He also races a modified Mustang at the local racetrack and in autocross racing events. Dr. Robinson also holds a black belt in shito ryu karate.

Marie Robinson, DVM

redmond veterinarians Dr. Marie Robinson co-owns Brookfield Veterinary Hospital with her husband, Dr. Howard Robinson. She has cared for pets as a general practitioner since the hospital first opened in 1999.

Dr. Robinson loves animals and enjoys strengthening the human/animal bond through veterinary medicine. She also enjoys the scientific and medical aspects of veterinary practice and enjoys working on and successfully treating difficult cases.

Having grown up in Seattle, Dr. Robinson attended Washington State University as an undergraduate. She was accepted early into Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1992.

Internal medicine (specifically endocrinology), the treatment of chronic renal failure, and nutrition are among her many professional interests. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association. Dr. Robinson is an enthusiastic supporter of MEOW, a cat shelter located in Kirkland.

Dr. Robinson and her husband are the proud parents of three wonderful children: Colin, Olivia and Ciara. The family's animal companions include two Labs, Cassie and Cody; two cats, Jilly and Scuba; and a Beta fish named Silver. Dr. Robinson enjoys working outside in her garden and writing in her spare time. She is a volunteer at her children's school with the 6 Traits writing program and also volunteers in her son's 4-H chapter.

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. They have two non-furbabies, James and Finn and their furbaby is Annie their second West Highland Terrier. She dreams of having backyard chickens to replace her beloved pigeons she kept in NYC.

Debbie Carlson, DVM

redmond veterinarianDr. Debbie Carlson joined our team of veterinarians at Brookfield Veterinary Hospital in June of 2016. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2000 from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. While in veterinary school, Dr. Carlson was president of CSU's student chapter of the American Academy of Feline Practitioners, a member of CSU's Phi Zeta Honor Society, and the animal welfare representative for her veterinary class. She received the American Academy of Feline Practitioners senior award for excellence in feline medicine and surgery in 2000. After graduating cum laude from Colorado State University she spent one year in Vancouver, British Columbia in an externship at a feline specialty hospital.

Dr. Carlson moved to Washington state in 2001 and considers Washington her home. She has spent the last 16 years working in emergency, critical care, and specialty referral hospitals in western Washington. She has special interests in feline medicine and surgery, endocrinology, analgesia, and critical care medicine. She completed a course in Veterinary Acupuncture from Tufts University in 2004.

When Dr. Carlson is not practicing medicine, she enjoys traveling, cooking, exploring all of the wonderful farm-to-table restaurants in Seattle, and cheering on the Seattle Seahawks. She and her husband, Adam, share their home and hearts with their four Golden Retrievers (Lady Byng, Shadow, Becky, and Wilson) and their rescue kitties (Mini Moose, Raisin, and Kenny).