Dr. Cathy Pierce joined the Brookfield team in April of 2018 and started her role as Managing Veterinarian shortly thereafter. 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 assistant throughout high school, college, and during her veterinary education.
She received her degree in biology from Montana State University in Billings followed by her doctorate 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 mellitus and autoimmune diseases such as hemolytic anemia. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, The Washington State Veterinary Medical Association, and International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management.
Outside of work, Dr. Pierce can be found rock climbing, mountaineering, hiking, or managing the many projects of a small homestead including gardening and canning. She and her husband currently have one dog, Oscar, a bossy Cairn Terrier, as well as a flock of Jersey Giant chickens, a leopard gecko, and a tropical freshwater fish tank.