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 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.
Gina is an Arizona native that transplanted to Missouri for 15 years. She and her family moved home to the Chandler area about 6 years ago. When she’s not working at Best Friends Animal Hospital she’s a full time mom to the four of her seven children who still live at home. Her three older children are adults and “flew” the coop a few years ago to start their own families and their dream jobs.
Weekends are full of time spent at their cabin up north in Forest Lakes hiking and fishing. When they’re down in the valley they stay busy with swimming and Sunday family dinners. Fall in Arizona means football, Gina is a diehard Kansas City Chiefs football fan!
Gina has worked in the veterinary field for approximately ten years. She has three dogs: Macy is a Lab Blue Tick Mix, Olivia is a mix of unknown origin and Vick is her Lab Pitt mix. She also has a foster lionhead rabbit named Alejandro.
Yvette has been in the Veterinary field since 2016 after graduating from Pima Medical Institute with her Associates Degree. She didn’t grow up in a family who had a love for animals like she did but she always knew she wanted to help them and be their voice. She loves being a surgery technician and managing pets under anesthesia. Her next goal is to take her state boards to become a Certified Veterinary Technician.
She loves all furry friends but she is a German Shepherd mom at heart. She is an Arizona Native who currently resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband of 7 years, their 2 year old daughter, a second daughter on the way, plus their three dogs Oliver, Stella and Cheddar. In her free time she likes to craft DIY projects with her daughter, start new projects around the house, camping with her family, go to concerts and enjoy the good life.
Felicia started volunteering at animal hospitals when she was just 8 years old. She has wanted to be a veterinarian since she was 3!
She plans on going to school to get her veterinary technician certification and then working towards a doctorates in veterinary science.
Felicia has 3 Corgis, a Husky Pitbull mix, a St. Bernard Dalmatian mix, and three cats.