Our Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Woodland Veterinary Hospital in Woodland! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Doctors

Brett T. Sharman, DVM

Doctor
Graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. He relocated to Washington state after graduation and worked for a private veterinary practice in Southwest Washington before purchasing Woodland Veterinary Hospital in May 2002. Dr. Sharman and his team have grown the hospital from a one doctor practice to the blossoming four doctor hospital that it is now. He helped design and shape the building that we are in today with patient care and comfort at the forefront. His true passion is improving his patient’s quality of life and longevity through surgery.  He lives locally with his wife, their three dogs, three cats, and many chickens. When he is away from his hospital he enjoys working on his farm and its many construction projects, cooking, and traveling.

Tiffany L. Makowski, DVM

Doctor

Joined the Woodland Veterinary Hospital team in 2020. She grew up in Eastern Michigan, dreaming of becoming a veterinarian while treating her stuffed animals! She graduated from Central Michigan University in December of 2010 with BS in Biomedical Sciences and University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2015. Following graduation, she moved to Maryland working at a mixed animal/ER practice for 5 years.  At this practice Dr. Makowski treated a range of species, as long as they didn’t have feathers or scales! The variety of species and their behaviors shaped her loving, gentle, bedside manner tailored to each patient. Her medical interests include: preventative care, breed advancing through responsible reproduction, pediatrics, soft tissue surgery, and neurology.

She was drawn to the beautiful Pacific Northwest by our abundance of outdoor activities and breathtaking beauty.  In her time away from the hospital she enjoys sharing her outdoor adventures with her much-loved shepherds, Knox and Kojac, no matter the weather.

Catharine S. Olbricht, DVM

Doctor
Joined the Woodland Veterinary Hospital team in 2018. She graduated from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990 then moving to Southern California following graduation. She spent the next 8 years working for a private practice, providing relief services and finally opening her own full service mobile veterinary clinic. She and her family relocated to Southwest Washington in 1998 where she worked for a private practice for a year before taking a sabbatical to raise her family. During this period, she maintained her veterinary license staying current on new therapies and procedures through continuing education and volunteering her services for many local animal welfare and rescue groups providing medical and surgical care. She loves to improve patient wellbeing through client education. In her time away from the hospital she enjoys Kungfu, gardening, reading books, and spending time with her husband and children. She and her husband share their home with 1 dog, two cats, an African grey parrot, and a tropical fish tank.

D. Jeff Frey, DVM

Biography and photo coming soon!

Office Manager

Mary Goble

Office Manager
Joined the Woodland Veterinary Hospital team in 2004. This was also her start in veterinary medicine. The skills that make her an accomplished practice manager/team traffic controller were forged by the many positions she has held during her tenure at our hospital. Her management duties started in 2012 and she became our practice manager in 2015. Her tireless enthusiastic “team first” response to “Hey Mary would you please” is vitally important to patient care, client satisfaction, and hospital flow. 
In her time away from work she and her boyfriend enjoy riding her horses, traveling, driving ATVs in the sand, cooking, canning and farming. She also shares her life with two horses, 1 cat, and three dogs.

Receptionist

Sarah

Lead Receptionist
Joined the Woodland Veterinary Hospital team in 2015. She has been in the veterinary medicine field for 7 years. She is our awesome team lead who is constantly driving her deep devotion for our clients and patients into our entire team! She is a native Pacific Northwesterner. She is a sports fanatic and a RABID Philadelphia Eagles fan since early childhood! She is an enthusiastic soccer mom (GO TIMBERS!!) and wife. Together Sarah and her husband have 5 children, two cats and one dog. With family, hiking, sports, and animals she is always finding ways to have fun and enjoy our beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Anna

Receptionist
Joined the Woodland Veterinary Hospital team in 2018. She graduated from Pierce College with a degree in veterinary technology in 2007 and began her career as a licensed veterinary technician in 2007. She is a native Pacific Northwesterner. She and her husband moved to the area in 2012. She has a kindhearted quiet approach when addressing a client’s concerns or questions. In her time away from the hospital she enjoys hiking with friends, watching sprint car racing with her husband, reading fantasy novels, and snuggling her sphynx cat Moshi.

Porshia

Receptionist
First joined the Woodland Veterinary team in 2016. She has worked in veterinary medicine since 2006 in an array of positions at both referral and primary care veterinary hospitals. Her knowledge of how a hospital operates from reception to treatment, has given her the ability to help our clients find solutions for their pets scheduling and health needs even when there doesn’t appear to be one! She and her family share their home with two Labradors, Shake and Sugar, and two cats, Aria and Bagel(the hero blood donor). In her time away from our hospital, she enjoys traveling with her husband and their son, Theo.

Heather

Receptionist
Heather first joined the Woodland Veterinary Hospital team in 2007.  Her calm pragmatic approach to client and patient care has been honed by her life experience, training horses, running the family business, raising her children, and  growing up on a farm with all species of animals. Heather, her husband, and children,  share their farm with a menagerie of animals. In her time away from our hospital , she and her family, camp, ride horses, and enjoy competitive motocross. Heather’s potbelly pig Ashley is a staff FAVORITE!

Kathie

Receptionist

Biography & Photo coming soon!

Technicians

Paula

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Lead Technician

Joined the Woodland Veterinary Hospital team in 2015. She plunged into veterinary medicine in 1989 and became licensed in 2002. Her uplifting approach to team leadership and patient care shows in her and strict adherence to kindness, organization, and education. She is exceptionally skilled in senior care, behavior, phlebotomy, and dentistry. She is a certified veterinary dental technician with amazing expertise and skill in small animal dentistry. When she isn’t GLUED to her team and patients at the hospital she is volunteering for animal related rescue organizations, socializing with other veterinary professionals and continuing her education.  She and her husband share the love for their family, competing in car shows, and restoring and racing classic cars.  Chickens have become her new homesteading project!  Paula can often be found “talking” to her girls after a busy day at our hospital.  The memory of her beloved dog Colt shines through in her passion and energy for large breed dogs!

Esther

Licensed Veterinary Technician
Joined Woodland Veterinary Hospital team in 2007. Her love for veterinary medicine has been lifelong. She is incredibly skilled in cytology and all things laboratory! She answers the cry of “Esther would you please look at this” when any of her team members are stumped at the microscope. In her time away from the hospital she is a passionate writer and artist. She loves literature of all types. She loves to sing, is an active member in her church, and as a lifelong Woodland resident, is a familiar calming face to our clients and patients.

Liz

Licensed Veterinary Technician
Joined the Woodland Veterinary Team in 2016. She embarked on her veterinary career in 1998 and became licensed in 2003. She brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to our practice. She strives to use that knowledge to not only educate our pet parents but also to help further the education of other staff members. Behind the scenes, she is known as our crazy little, hyperactive, extremely humorous, energy filled technician. There is never a dull moment when Liz is near! In her time away from our hospital, she enjoys skiing, wine tasting, and her horses. She dedicates her life to her family and her farm. Liz and her husband have two daughters together. Always on the move, they stay busy caring for their three horses, one pony, one dog, four barn cats, and several other farm animals.

Chelsea

Licensed Veterinary Technician
Joined the Woodland Veterinary Hospital team in 2018. She is a native Pacific Northwesterner who served our country for 5 years in the Air Force and continues to serve as a Tech Sargent in the Air National Guard. She graduated from Eastern Wyoming College, became licensed, and entered the veterinary field in 2013. Her military service provided the opportunity to travel the world. She brings loving compassion and grace to her patient care. In her time away from the hospital she enjoys spinning and weaving her own yarn, rock tumbling and polishing river rocks, camping and sharing those activities with her son. Chelsea and her son share their home with 3 dogs and 1 cat feisty cat named Denali.

Assistants

Stephanie

Veterinary Assistant
Joined the Woodland Veterinary Hospital team in 2018. She has been in the veterinary medicine field since 2011. She is skilled and cheerful in her approach to patients, clients, and our team. During her veterinary medicine career, she has worked both small and large animals. This experience in all facets of medicine are big help for clients and their diverse questions. In her time away from the hospital she works in special education, volunteers for local animal welfare charities, rides her horses, and relaxes with her 3 dogs and 6 cats.

Kristin

Veterinary Assistant
Joined the Woodland Veterinary Hospital team in 2017. She has been in and out of the Pacific Northwest during her veterinary career which started in 2007. Kristin’s nickname that the team bestowed upon her is Sunshine. It’s the energy and demeanor behind her nickname that she brings to patient care and client education. She always has a beaming smile and vibrant approach to her patients and their human “parents”. In her time away from the hospital she loves winter sports, art, movies, camping and sharing this life with her boyfriend and their son.

Maddy

Veterinary Assistant
Joined the Woodland Veterinary team in 2018. She is currently enrolled in Penn Foster program to become a licensed veterinary technician. She has always had a passion for animals and a fierce protective zeal for all creatures that slither, walk, scurry, scamper, fly, swim and run! She wouldn’t be happy in anything not related to improving their care, health, and wellbeing. Her loving menagerie includes: two cats, a dog, and whatever she is currently fostering. In her time away from the hospital you will find her rescuing of all kinds of animals, fostering kittens, or going on outdoor adventures with her fiancé Jonathan and their special needs shepherd Sunny.

Katelyn

Veterinary Assistant
Joined the Woodland Veteirnary Hospital Team in 2019. She graduated from Brigham Young University in 2016 with a BS in Animal Science. She is a native Pacific Northwesterner who upon returning to Washington in 2016, started her career in the veterinary medicine at a mixed animal practice. She brings her drive and passion for learning new skills and furthering her knowledge of veterinary medicine to every patient. In her time away from the hospital she enjoys photography, singing, swimming, going on adventures and showing her son all the beauty that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. She shares her home with her young son and two rescue kitties Hudson and Loki.

Aspen

Veterinary Assistant

Joined the Woodland veterinary team in 2020. She is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster program to become a licensed veterinary technician. She always finds the time to help an owner out with training tips. Growing up showing horses in all disciplines has given her the steady calm demeanor to help tame some of our most rambunctious patients.   In her time away from our hospital she enjoys snowboarding, surfing, and spending time with the love of her life, her dog Spencer!

Tabby

Veterinary Assistant
Joined the Woodland Veterinary Hospital team in 2016. Tabby is an integral part of our patients care. Her gentle kind words and touch can often help sooth a frightened or anxious patient. She is a master of knowing what the doctors and technicians need often before they do. She was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Her love of the outdoors, hiking, and our beautiful coast is shared with her fiancé, their daughter, and three dogs.

They are great with your animals. They treat them as their own! And always so clean. It doesn’t smell like all the other veterinarian clinics I have been in. Love them guys and gals!

Keri Tobel