Brenda Carlson, MDVM is originally from Colorado. She got her BA from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, and her DVM from Colorado State University. She moved to Oregon in 2002 because she’s always loved the ocean and the combination of ocean and mountains was ideal here in the Pacific Northwest. She’s married with one daughter and 3 cats! She loves hockey- (Go Winterhawks!), reading, swimming, gardening, crochet and other crafts like scrapbooking. Though she enjoys surgery her true love is geriatrics/pain management and helping patients live not only long lives but good lives, too.