Ava joined the staff of Brookfield Veterinary Hospital in 2010 after moving from Michigan. Ava and her husband drove cross country in a Jetta with two cats, a rabbit, and a lizard in tow! Soon after moving to Washington, while working at the Seattle Humane Society, Ava unexpectedly had her heart stolen by an 8 year old Cocker Spaniel named Lola. Lola was a very special part of Ava’s life and became a beloved addition to the Brookfield family. Lola was Ava's doggie soul mate, and she fostered in Ava an affinity towards senior pets because they have so much love to give and are so appreciative of the love we have to offer them. After losing Lola, Ava adopted a senior Pug named Arwen. Arwen taught Ava that it is possible to have more than one doggie soulmate in a lifetime, and reaffirmed all that senior dogs have to offer. Arwen brought boundless joy, levity, and love into Ava’s life during her short time with Ava and her family. Arwen had a way of bringing a smile to the face of everyone she met and was the best combination of a total goofball disguised as a couch potato. Ava’s passion is to continue to adopt and advocate for senior dogs, and to bring attention to the importance of giving them the love, stability, and care they deserve in their golden years.
Ava enjoys continuing her education in the veterinary field and the never ending learning opportunities veterinary medicine provides. Ava has worked at Brookfield for so long because she feels Brookfield puts patient care first, and she loves the collaborative environment between the doctors and staff. Above all else, it is important to Ava that she can confidently bring her own pets to Brookfield, knowing they will receive comprehensive, compassionate, high quality care.
In her free time, Ava enjoys hiking, playing soccer, gardening, traveling, reading, and binging a good show or podcast. Ava’s current pet family consists of three cats, Wiley, Fig, and Lunar, one dog, Jade, and a lizard named Willow.