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.


Dr. Laela Arnold

Dr. Laela Arnold graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Go Cougs! 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 and assorted pets. Other interests include working on her home and garden, music, reading, outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.


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.

Dr. Pinkers is owned by two elderly cats, Natasha and Misha.


Dr. Carolyn Prouty

Dr. Prouty came to Brady Veterinary Hospital in May, 1991, with a strong interest in internal medicine. She attended college and veterinary school at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and grew up in Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC.

In the last few years, Dr. Prouty has cut back on her time at Brady Vet, while she works at two other positions. She is doing research at the University of Washington School of Medicine in health care communication (human!). She is also doing some teaching of undergraduate students in health sciences at The Evergreen State College in Olympia.

Dr. Prouty has been involved for many years with RESULTS, a grass-roots citizen’s lobby working to end the worst aspects of hunger and poverty. With RESULTS, she lobbies our Representatives and Senators, and generates editorials and other media about solutions for TB, AIDS, malaria and other diseases of poverty.

With her dogs, cat, partner and friends, she enjoys cross-country skiing, hiking, and singing.


Dr. Alycia Warbington

Dr. Alycia Warbington graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014.  She grew up on Steamboat Island in Olympia and is grateful she could return to the area after veterinary school.  She is living in Montesano with her husband, two yellow labs Clyde and Pinny, her kitty Clinton, their barn cat Vern and a dozen Rhode Island Red chickens. She enjoys small animal surgery as well as large animal cases.  On her days off she enjoys hiking, baking, crafts and spending time with family and friends.


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.