Our Veterinarians

Proudly serving Southwestern Washington, the Brady Veterinary Hospital team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. At Brady Veterinary Hospital, it is our daily privilege to provide quality veterinary care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners and the local community.

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Dr. Laela Arnold

Dr. Laela Arnold graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005.and has been with Brady Veterinary Hospital since that time Dr. Arnold enjoys working with a variety of animals and the people who care for them. She is grateful to work in a clinic that has an excellent support staff and the resources that allow her to practice a high quality of medicine. She grew up in Olympia, but now lives in Elma with her husband, 3 sons and assorted dogs, cats, chickens, cattle, pigs and a guinea hen.

Other interests include working on her home and garden, music, reading, outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.

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Dr. Diane K. Pinkers, C.V.A., D.A.B.V.P.

Dr. Diane Pinkers graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Veterinary medicine was her life-long dream job, captivating her interest as no other profession has.

She is interested in internal medicine of both small animals like cats and dogs, and large animals like horses, llamas, and sheep, and in alternative medicine. In 2000, she became certified in acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. In 2005 she expanded her knowledge to include Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, and is hoping to become certified in that as well.

In 2011 she became a diplomat in Canine and Feline Practice from the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. As defined on the ABVP website:

“An ABVP board certified veterinarian has demonstrated by the certification process that they are capable of providing a level of clinical practice that is clearly superior to the norm of the profession”.

A former resident of Bellevue, Washington, she rode horses dressage and hunt seat during high school and college. She is interested in all sorts of fiber crafts often from the wool of her own sheep such as: spins, weaves, dyes, and knits.

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Dr. Alycia Warbington

Dr. Alycia Warbington graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She grew up in Olympia and is grateful she could return to the area after veterinary school. She is living in Montesano with her husband, daughter, Labradors, cats and a variety of farm animals. She enjoys small animal surgery as well as large animal cases. On her days off she enjoys the outdoors, hiking, camping, enjoying the water with family and friends.

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Dr Melanie Knapton

Dr. Melanie Knapton graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 & joined Brady Veterinary Hospital the following year. For Dr. Knapton becoming a veterinarian was a career decision that was made at the age of 3. She has always enjoyed animals, but also finds joy in helping people. Her professional interests include; equine medicine, surgery, acupuncture, & chiropractic. She has been working hard to further her knowledge in these areas, completing her training in Veterinary Medical Manipulation through the Integrative Veterinary Medicine Institute (IVMI) in 2016, and Acupuncture through the Chi Institute in 2017.

While not at work, you may find her hiking or horseback riding in the woods, participating in local church events, gardening, or relaxing at home with her husband & their three cats - Pinkie, Skunk, & Gabi.

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