Dr. Shay Redfield
Dr. Shay Redfield graduated from U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Since then she has worked in a variety of large clinics, practicing emergency medicine, critical care and general medicine. She has additional training in ultrasound and soft tissue surgery.
Dr. Redfield worked emergency medicine for half of her career in Sacramento. She served as the Medical Director of two large, multi-doctor facilities in Chicago. Additionally, she was charged with managing interns at a large specialty hospital. She is now proud to be the independent owner of her own practice in Marin.
Her early education includes training as a veterinary technician and a diploma in animal behavior and training (including elephant training) — two fields she worked extensively in while pursuing her Doctorate at UCDavis.
Growing up in Australia, Dr. Shay Redfield began her life-long love of animals. Her first internship in high school was with a flying vet serving the outback. From bringing home strays to rescuing a koala from dogs or a kangaroo from the local library, Shay always thrived when animals needed help.
Dr. Shay Redfield loves being a veterinarian, and she strives to inspire the next generation. She is dedicated to helping animals at all life stages, but takes a particular interest in caring for aging pets. Additionally, she believes only in gentle animal handling and trains her staff in ways to reduce stress.
At home, Dr. Redfield and her husband Jason are the proud parents to two boys. Their house is full of love and life with Daisy, a Jack Russell Terrier, Valley and Jimmy Clifford, McNab collies, and two cats Juju and Luigi. She is honored to be serving the community in which she lives.
Denise La Brie
Denise is a California native of the Bay Area, who has now lived in Fairfax 25 years. She has a background working in healthcare administration. This is the first time she’s had the pleasure of working at a veterinary hospital, and is really enjoying being part of the WMPH team and working with Dr. Redfield and Rachel.
Denise loves dogs, even though she didn’t get her first dog until she was an adult. She has had a devoted canine companion ever since. She thinks, “All you need is love (and a dog)” is what The Beatles really meant.
Denise currently and happily shares her home with her cute little black dachshund mix Steinbeck. She and Steinbeck can often be spotted walking around Fairfax.
Ariana has had a special connection with animals around Marin county since she was very young. Growing up she used to interact with any animal she could find including feeding skunks treats found in the hav-a-heart traps. Ariana started out working with animals on ranches and 4H until she got a job at 14 with her local pet store. Since then she moved on to volunteering at Marin Humane in the spay and neuter clinic and eventually started working as a Veterinary assistant. She hopes to get certified as a Registered Veterinary Technician and be involved in wildlife rescue. Ariana spends her weekends with her German Shepherd Lyanna and black cat Drogo. When she’s not attending to animal’s needs she enjoys ready fantasy and cooking. Her goal is to hold a baby fox before she leaves this earth though she would settle for a baby raccoon.