Dr. Brady

Dr. Brady is a 1994 graduate of Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut and a bachelor’s from the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas. After practicing in Skowhegan, Maine and Dallas, Texas, she settled in Arizona at Best Friends since 1997. She is actively involved in the AVMA, AzVMA and American Heartworm Association. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, gardening and spending time participating in her children’s busy lives. In addition to three children, Dr Brady has one dog, two cats, three sulcata tortoises, a corn snake and seven chickens.

Dr. Olson

Dr. Olson is a long time resident of Arizona, moving here from Minnesota when she was six. She attended Highland High School in Gilbert and then went to Northern Arizona University for college. At NAU she received a Bachelors in Environmental Sciences but realized she really wanted to works hands on treating animals and changed her focus to veterinary medicine and has been on that path ever since. She is a 2005 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine graduate from Colorado State University and after completion moved back to Arizona and have been practicing here since then. Professional interested include internal medicine, dentistry, and feline medicine.

When not working, she loves playing her violin and singing in a musical group called Far From Home. Every spring she participates with the Arizona Renaissance Festival with Far From Home. She also enjoys reading, movies, and traveling (with a goal of visiting all continents someday). At home she has four cats, Bouje, Jesse, Toaster, and Vincent. However, it is not unusual for one or two neighbor cats to be around the house looking for a snack or some extra scratches.



Alicia has been working at Best Friends Animal Hospital part time for just over three years. She is a sophomore at Seton Catholic Preparatory where she is a student ambassador. She is actively involved in swimming, as well as many clubs including Latin, drama and sister schools connection. After graduation she hopes to pursue a career in forensic psychology.