Brita grew up in Seattle, with an enthusiasm for all animals and the outdoors. She told her parents and anyone else who would listen that she wanted to be a veterinarian when she “grew up”, and was fortunate to be supported in her efforts. During her high school years she worked at both small animal veterinary clinics and at the Woodland Park Zoo.
Brita has worked at Northshore Veterinary Hospital as an Associate Veterinarian since 2002, and has practiced veterinary medicine since 1995. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science.
Brita became a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (AVBP) in canine and feline medicine and surgery in 2012. This is one of the specialty areas recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association, and takes at a minimum of three years to complete. ABVP Diplomates have proven knowledge and expertise above and beyond what is required to practice veterinary medicine. She is currently Chairperson of the ABVP Outreach Committee, on the ABVP Residency Committee and a study group leader, mentoring other veterinarians who are seeking to become board certified. She has a special interest in internal medicine, oncology, and diagnostic imaging.
When not at work Brita loves to be outside, skiing and hiking with her family. She has been married to Peter for more than 25 years, and together they are proud parents of two children, Conlon and Juliette. Of course no family is complete without pets; three cats, a three legged Chihuahua and one silly Golden Retriever.