Meet the Team

Meet the Team


Kent  Thomazin<Br> DVM / Managing Veterinarian  photo

Kent Thomazin
DVM / Managing Veterinarian

Dr. Thomazin is a 1991 graduate of Kansas State University and had previously been a veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of Newport Hills since 1993. Professional interests include general surgery, with an emphasis on orthopedics, as well as oncology and geriatric medicine. Dr. Thomazin and his wife Suzi have three daughters who keep them very busy at home. Pets include a black lab “Chester”, a golden retriever “Jazzmine” and “D” a polydactyl cat, along with two bunnies, “Peppers” and “Marshmallow.” His family just recently acquired a feral kitten named Elsa. Dr. Thomazin enjoys restoring old cars in his free time.

 Twyla  Brown<br>DVM / Associate Veterinarian photo

Twyla Brown
DVM / Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Twyla Brown graduated from California Polytechnic State University with honors in marine biology and ecology in 1996. She graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in 2003 and spent her first year gaining surgical experience. Dr. Brown was previously at the Animal Hospital of Newport Hills since 2004 and enjoys surgery, geriatric medicine and preventative medicine. Dr. Brown and her husband, Jeremy, have twin daughters, McKenzie and Madison, and live with their yellow lab “Piper” and their three cats named “Roofus,” “Nash,” and “Lily.”

Erin Bennett<br>DVM / Associate Veterinarian photo

Erin Bennett
DVM / Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Bennett grew up on a small farm in Port Angeles Washington. She completed her undergraduate degree at Washington State University receiving a bachelors of science in zoology. She was accepted to the Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2015. Dr. Bennett’s medical interests include cardiology, theriogenology, and shelter medicine. Dr. Bennett and her husband live on a small urban farm with their chickens, guinea pigs, cats (Murmur and Theodore), and corgis (James and Bella). Besides collecting animals, she enjoys traveling and a variety of outdoor activities.

 Melanie  Gerard<br> DVM / Associate Veterinarian  photo

Melanie Gerard
DVM / Associate Veterinarian

Bio coming soon!


Jenny M. <BR>Office Manager  photo

Jenny M.
Office Manager

Jenny our office manager has over 20 years of experience in the veterinary field. She has worked many of those years with Dr.Thomazin, Dr. Brown and the rest of the Salish Veterinary staff at a previous hospital. She lives in Renton with her husband and 10-year-old daughter. Her pets include 2 yellow labs, a boxer/pit mix, a domestic short hair cat and her daughter has several small reptiles and amphibians. Jenny’s outside interests include anything culinary, hiking and cars.


Alyson<br>Licensed Veterinary Technician  photo

Licensed Veterinary Technician

I have worked in the field for 5 years and ever since I started I felt like this is what I was meant to do. Helping sick animals get well and being able to witness a young dog or cat’s journey to adulthood is very rewarding. I recently graduated from San Juan College Veterinary Technician program with an AAS in Veterinary Technology. I live in West Seattle with my 2 dogs Boots and Turbo who love being outdoors. In my free time, I like hiking, running and playing with my nieces as much as possible.

Liz<br>Licensed Veterinary Technician  photo

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon!

Jenny A.<br>Veterinary Assistant  photo

Jenny A.
Veterinary Assistant

Jenny has been working as a Veterinary Assistant for over 15 years. She lives in Maple Valley with her husband and their 6-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son. They share their home with 2 dogs – a long-haired Dachshund named “Lola” and a Golden Retriever mix named “Remi” that she rescued after a long hospitalization due to parvovirus. She also has a cat named “Shortie” who her daughter carries around the house on a daily basis.

Erik<br>Veterinary Assistant  photo

Veterinary Assistant

Erik has been working with the staff at Salish Veterinary Hospital for over a decade. He plays guitar in a local band that frequents the Snoqualmie area. He owns a cattle dog named Hoti and a husky mix named Ruger along with his cat Don Pancho. Erik loves working with animals and enjoys providing a calm and safe experience for the extra nervous or stressed patients.

Russell<br> Veterinary Assistant  photo

Veterinary Assistant

Russell has been working in the veterinary industry for 16 years and with the Salish Veterinary Staff for over 10 years. In the past he has spent much time volunteering at PAWS Wildlife Rehab Center. He and his wife Bethany own 2 Persian cats Chippy and Stinky. Russell plays bass in a band that frequently plays around the Snoqualmie and Puget Sound area. He loves nature, camping, riding motorcycles, playing music and taking care of animals.

Simeon<br>Veterinary Assistant  photo

Veterinary Assistant

Simeon has been working as a veterinary assistant for 9 years. He has spent all of those years training and working with the current staff of Salish Veterinary Hospital. In his free time he enjoys playing basketball working out and spending time with his English Bulldog named Charlie.

Samy<br>Veterinary Assistant  photo

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Kiley<br>Receptionist  photo


Bio coming soon!

Gabriel<br>Receptionist  photo


Bio coming soon!

Salish Veterinary Hospital

7328 Better Way Loop Southeast

Snoqualmie, WA 98065

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

(425) 292-0288 Email us:

In case of an emergency:
Aerowood Animal Hospital
(425) 746-6557

Seattle Veterinary Specialists
(425) 823-9111


Monday 7:00am - 7:00pm

Tuesday 7:00am - 7:00pm

Wednesday 7:00am - 7:00pm

Thursday 7:00am - 7:00pm

Friday 7:00am - 7:00pm

Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday 9:00am - 4:00pm