Veterinarians

  • Dr.
    Jerry Brown
    Veterinarian
    Dr. Brown is a lifetime resident of Yelm and became a Veterinarian at Yelm Veterinary Hospital over 30 years ago after graduating from Washington State University. His passion is in the surgery suite, specializing in orthopedic repairs. Dr Brown's hobbies include glass blowing, traveling the world, and wood working. His magnificent pieces of glass can be seen around the hospital in pieces like glass pumpkins, hearts, Christmas ornaments, and even lamp shades. All proceeds of his work benefit our wildlife rehabilitation fund. He is also heavily involved with World Vets making his surgical skills available to third world countries.
  • Dr.
    Claire Griffin
    Veterinarian
    Dr. Griffin was born in Tennessee and after graduating from the University of Tennessee, she ventured across the country to our beautiful state and fell in love with our area. She now has set her roots in Yelm and owns a house that is full of animals including, 2 cats, 4 dogs, and a coop full of chickens! Dr. Griffin loves to go hiking and especially enjoys the goat rocks wilderness area or anywhere she can go hiking with her dogs! Dr. Griffin is our other surgeon and has a special interest in ultrasonography.
  • Dr.
    Emily French
    Veterinarian
    Dr. French is another Washington State University Graduate, Go Cougs! Yelm has always been her home so it was natural that she join our hospital in 2010. Dr. French loves all her animals, consists of 2 cats, 4 dogs and 2 horses. Her husband owns his own small business in excavation. Dr. French rarely has an actual day off as she cares for her patients so much she is always coming by the Hospital to check in on them!
  • Dr.
    Michelle Raleigh
    Veterinarian
    Dr. Raleigh joined our team February 2016. She graduated from Washington State University in 2009 and actually completed her preceptorship with us before graduating! She has worked in Olympia, Puyallup and Tacoma before finally joining our team. Dr. Raleigh is originally from Olympia and her husband from Yelm so they are happy to be back in the area. Her and her husband have one son, two dogs, multiple chickens, and a few cows. Dr. Raleigh and her family enjoy hiking, fishing, camping and most things that involve being in the woods or on the water in our beautiful Pacific Northwest.