Our Veterinarians

Animal Hospital of Newport Hills is proud to offer an extensive selection of veterinary care services to residents of Newcastle, WA. Our team of highly trained, professional veterinarians are dedicated to the health and wellness of pets. With years of experience and a commitment to ongoing training and development, you can count on our veterinarians to always provide care that is compassionate and informed.

Dr. Jody Thomas O'Brien, D.V.M
Managing Veterinarian

Dr. Jody Thomas O’Brien attended Michigan State University where she received her B.S. degree in Zoology with a specialization in Neurobiology and Animal Behavior in 1998. After spending a few years as a zookeeper at the Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek, Michigan, she went back to school and graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006.

Upon graduation she moved to Seattle and began practicing veterinary medicine in a small animal practice. She has been at Animal Hospital of Newport Hills since 2010 and became the Medical Director in 2016. She and her husband Justin have a 7 year old son and 4 year old daughter, a tailless cat named Otter, an Axolotl and many fish.

Dr. Sheri Belau, D.V.M.

Dr. Sheri Belau earned her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1998. She holds a BS degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse and worked for a large investment firm for several years before making the decision to switch gears and pursue her DVM degree. She joined Newport Hills Animal Hospital in 1999 and can't believe almost 18 years have passed since then. She enjoys both medicine and surgery and believes in life-long learning.

Sheri lives in beautiful North Bend with her husband, Johnnie and daughter, Elia. They have a high energy chocolate lab named "Harley" and a young, very playful cat named "Motor" who is good at keeping them entertained. She loves the great outdoors and enjoys all that this Pacific Northwest playground has to offer, including mountain biking, hiking, skiing and paddle boarding.

Dr. Erin Bradley, D.V.M.

Dr. Erin Bradley graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology and remained at Iowa State to receive her degree of veterinary medicine in 2015. She continued her education by pursuing a small animal surgical and internal medicine internship in Denver, CO. From there, she was excited to make Seattle home and to start practicing at Animal Hospital of Newport Hills! She has a special interest in emergency medicine.

Erin really enjoys living in downtown Seattle, but also loves venturing into the mountains for backpacking and hiking with her dog Josephine. She also spends much of her free time with her handsome horse Ricky.

Dr. Aspen Davidoff, B.V.M. & S

Dr Davidoff has long been interested in surgeries, particularly orthopedic. She has taken the steps to attend and receive specialized training and education in TPLO, luxating patellas and fracture repairs. In addition to the orthopedic surgeries, she provides many soft tissue procedures such as penil urethrostomies (PU) and anal gland removals. In addition to our dogs and cats, Dr Davidoff works with other species; rats, guinea pigs, rabbits and ferrets.

Dr Davidoff has been a doctor with AHNH since 2013, but she is very familiar with our hospital, as she grew up just around the corner and her family brought all of their pets here. She attended the International School in Bellevue, and went on to college at Whitman College for her undergraduate degree in biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology (BBMB). She attended the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland and graduated in 2011, working in Tunbridge Wells, England before returning here to Seattle.

In her "spare" time, Dr Davidoff makes amazing cakes, is an avid knitter and enjoys historical fencing. She has an American Eskimo Dog named Kir and a Miniature Pincher Basenji mix named Morrigan.

Dr. Rachel A. Olsen, DVM

Dr. Rachel Olsen graduated from Oregon State and Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine with honors in 1997. Her undergraduate degrees are from Santa Clara University, with a B.S. in Combined Sciences and a B.S. in Biology with honors in 1991.

Dr. Olsen joined the veterinary team shortly after graduation in November 1997. Dr. Olsen lives in Seattle with her husband, Mike and daughter Emersen. They have many pets including two English Pointers, "Tess" and "Angus," two cats, "Jimmy" and "MC" and her two little buddies, a Chewennie "Buzz" and a Chihuahua "Olive."

In her free time, Rachel enjoys running in the Seattle parks, climbing and being a mom at home. She is also active in volunteering for the Humane Society and is a board member for the Puget Sound Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Shan M. Rosenkranz, D.V.M.

Dr. Rosenkranz graduated from Moorhead State University in Minnesota with a degree in chemistry in 1993. She then graduated from University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. She practiced small animal medicine for 8 years in Minnesota before moving to Washington State, where she started working at the Animal Hospital of Newport Hills in August of 2005.

She and her husband live in North Bend and enjoy hiking and meeting neighbors with their yellow lab "Scout." and their newly adopted terrier "Monkey." Their cat “Dewey” causes more mischief than they imagined possible.

Dr. Jennie Shih, D.V.M.

Dr. Jennie Shih studied Biology at California State University, Fullerton for her undergraduate degree, then got a Master's in Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005. She worked for a couple years in the public health field before going back to school to become a veterinarian. She graduated from Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 and has been practicing in the Puget Sound region ever since. She happily joined this well-established veterinary team in June 2016. She is interested in laser applications in general surgery, bulldog care, dermatology, and dentistry.

Dr. Shih lives in Bellevue with her techie husband, Nathan. They have two little boys ages 19mos and 3yrs, and two pets, Casper the Friendly Cat and Ritz the chocolate lab. In her free time Jennie enjoys exploring all of the area parks with her kids, skiing with Nathan, and birding with the Audubon Society.

Dr. Alex Park, D.V.M

Alex didn’t follow the traditional path of knowing he wanted to be a vet at an early age. He actually had a few different career goals in his adolescence - marine biologist, weatherman, and race car driver. It wasn’t until early college in engineering school did he realize his capacity to want to care for and treat those who cannot treat themselves. He finds much reward and pride in being able to provide proper and compassionate care for his patients. Early in his veterinary career he has spent much time in the emergency and critical care setting and now enjoys the intricacies of internal medicine as well. He graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine with his doctorate in 2014. He grew up in Michigan but the appeal of the Pacific Northwest drew him to Seattle.

In his free time he is out rock climbing, hiking in the mountains, taking pictures, or just outside in general with his two dogs - Beau and Koya.