Arlington Veterinary Hospital is a new veterinary practice to Arlington, Washington. We provide customized patient care to meet the individual needs of our patients and clients with honest and warm communication and interactions while respecting and embracing the unique bond each pet owner has with their pet. We will be adding large animal services in the near future as the practice grows.
Krystal Grant, DVM
Owner and Primary Veterinarian
Education: Washington State University
Hometown: Boise, Idaho
Dr. Krystal Grant lives locally near her family farm which has been shared by the family for over 80 years. Dr. Grant cherishes her family consisting of a loving husband, 3 horses, her 6 goats, her 2 dogs Sally Ann and Paisley, her 3 cats Kricket, Sherbert, and Stewart Littles, and the chickens, roosters and a duck. She has 16 years of experience as a mixed animal veterinarian working with small companion animals and large farm animals. She strives to form bonds with her clients as well as her furry patients.
Hobbies include: Trail riding with Skip her Sorrel Quarter Horse and dog Sally Ann, camping, hiking, gardening.
Melanie McGraw, DVM
Dr. Melanie McGraw was born and raised in Arkansas and graduated from Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine. She moved to Washington shortly after graduation. Dr. McGraw lives locally with her husband and adores her furry family of 3 corgi’s: Radar, Doppler and Aurora, 2 cats: Murphy and Emma and 2 horses: Reynolds and Frodo. In her spare time she loves to ride horses – both English and western disciplines, snow ski and is an avid runner. She has been practicing at Arlington Veterinary Hospital since 2016. She loves all aspects of her career, but surgery is her favorite!
Abigail Olson, DVM
We would like to WELCOME our newest associate doctor, Abigail Olson, DVM! Dr. Abigail Olson comes from multiple generations of Skagit Valley natives. She attended Washington State University for both her undergraduate and Doctorate degrees and practiced in California as a dairy and small animal veterinarian for three years after graduating. While central California was an exciting place to live, nothing compares to living in the Pacific Northwest so she decided to move closer to family. Dr. Olson is passionate about dermatology, preventative medicine, and building lifelong relationships with animals and their families. She also loves working with livestock including sheep, goats, and cattle. Her posse includes an Australian Shepherd named Miles, a tripod cattle dog named Mercy, Oakie the cat, her horse Lakota, and a Jersey cow named Cami. Outside of veterinary medicine, she loves water and snow skiing and cheering on the Cougs in Martin Stadium. Dr. Olson is thrilled to be joining the incredible team at AVH and is looking forward to serving the local community.
Kellie, LVT, SAMP
Practice Manager/ Licensed Veterinary Technician
Kellie helped us open Arlington Veterinary Hospital in 2014 and worked as our LVT and Office Manager. She retired in 2017 after working in the profession for 27 years, but decided that coming back home to be the Practice Manager at AVH was the best choice for her. Kellie lives locally with her husband and 2 daughters. She has quite the love for her pets at home. Moose, her pride and joy, is an 11 year old Chihuahua that follows her everywhere. She also has 2 wonderful Dobermans at home (Gunnar and Max). She has a geriatric cat named Tigger (He’s almost 20years old!) and 3 rats (Sabrina, Phoebe and Nellie). We are so excited to have her back in the family!
Lead Licensed Veterinary Technician
Kristina comes to us with a head full of knowledge and a heart full of love. Kristina has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician for 10 years. Kristina graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Pierce College in Tacoma. Shortly after graduation she obtained a job with an emergency hospital where her love for animals grew. Kristina has always been interested in large animals and farm medicine, which is what led her to us! Kristina grew up riding horses and living in the country. She enjoys being outdoors, swimming, painting and working on her 1967 Mustang. Kristina resides with her horse BooBoo and dog-child Koda Jospheses. We are so excited to have Kristina at AVH!
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Alex just passed her Washington State Licensed Veterinary Technician exam. We are so excited to have her as part of the AVH team. Alex loves all things by J.R.R. Tolkien (especially Lord of the Rings), random facts and trivia, reading, writing, knitting, playing games with her friends and family, and the Great Outdoors. Alex once knitted a three and a half foot long Humpback Whale!
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Makaila grew up in Lake Stevens and recently bought her first house with her husband in the Skagit area where she enjoys spending time with her two cats Bert and Ernie and her Shilo Shepherd Koda. Makaila is one of our licensed technicians graduating from the Veterinary Technology Program at Yakima Valley College in 2015. She has worked in small animal practice but has always had a passion for large animals! She enjoys being outdoors, working on projects, but most of all riding her paint horses (Mickey and Quinto) whenever possible.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Kirsten grew up in Las Vegas for the first 14 years of her life and has been living in Washington for the last 4 years. She has always had the biggest heart when it comes to all animals even though she didn’t grow up around a wide variety of them. She didn’t even see a goat in person until she came to Arlington! She plans to graduate from Bellingham Technical College after completing the Veterinary Technician program in 2021. She lives with her dog Winnie, 2 cats Charlie and Leah, and 2 fish. Her extended fur family includes 2 cats, Comet and Galaxy, a hamster named Ruby and 2 pomeranians Cami and Sadie. She brings a great enthusiasm to her work here in the evenings and we are excited to have her on our team!
Carissa lives locally with her boyfriend and best friends Duke and Thor. Duke is her 4 yr old black lab, who enjoys hiking with his humans and playing with his squeaky duck. Thor is her 2 yr old Boxer who loves chasing the ball!
When she is not working, Carissa enjoys camping, hunting and eating food!
Carissa recently obtained her Medication Clerk’s License, and is currently enrolled in Penn Foster’s Licensed Veterinary Technician program.
Carissa is an excellent assistant and we are very happy to have her as part of our team. She is always ready to take on new challenges, and is an extremely hard worker.
Ashley fist visited our hospital after attending a Veterinary Assistant Program through the high school. We liked her so much we decided to ask her to be a part of our AVH family. She is currently enrolled n Penn Foster’s Licensed Veterinary Technician program. Ashely grew up in Everett but lives locally with her 7 dogs, 2 parakeets, 2 chickens, a turtle and axolotl. We are so excited to be a part of Ashley’s journey of becoming an LVT!
Hailey was born and raised in Texas, but moved to Washington 3 years ago with her family. She lives locally with her family. She has two dogs, Sasha and Stella. You will often see Hailey taking care of our hospitalized patients and keeping our hospital clean and organized. Hailey hopes to attend WSU School of Veterinary Medicine!
Client Services Representative
Maureen (who prefers to go by the name Moe) grew up on a dairy farm in Lynden, WA. She has now lived in Arlington for 5 years with her husband and 3 kids, and currently has 2 cats, Ronan and Jewels. Moe enjoys the outdoors with her family, weather it’s camping in the woods or a day at the beach.
Aries was surrendered to our care in 2017 for ongoing management of some urinary issues. It was meant to be a temporary situation but he became such a staple in our office that we quickly decided to make him a permanent AVH family member. You’ll often times find him sleeping in one of the waiting room chairs, more than willing to tolerate kids playing doctor on him. He also has become quite the trickster that likes to dart out the door to see how long it will take someone to come get him.