Dr. Karen Hook
Dr. Hook grew up in small towns in Montana and Eastern Washington. She was very active in 4-H, FBLA, hiking, camping, horseback riding and reading. She knew from a young age that she wanted to be a veterinarian because it appealed to many facets of her personality; the problem solving of medicine, the hands on skills needed for surgery and a love of spending time with people who love animals. After a lot of volunteer work in a local veterinary hospital and many other animal related volunteer jobs, Dr. Hook graduated from the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. She has worked in a number of practices in Washington and Oregon. Dr. Hook practiced for 5 years in a small animal hospital in north Seattle where she developed a love for internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. Dr Hook moved to Lacey and joined Mountain View Veterinary Hospital in 2001. She loves to quilt and is an active kayaker, she even did a 100 mile trip on the Washington coast from Neah Bay to Klaloch and survived! Her current pet family includes 5 cats and her crazy Doberman's Athena and Orion.
Dr. Diane Desselle
Dr. Desselle has worked with animals most of her life. She received her BS in Zoology from Washington State University in 1993 and then graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in September 2001. She has been with Mountain View since July of 2003. When she isn't working she enjoys playing video games, watching movies, reading, painting ceramics and snow skiing. Travel is her passion. Her favorite places to visit include Orcas Island, WA and Dangar Gorge / New South Wales, Australia. Her current pets include her silly dog Lit'l John and her cats Popeye (who has only one eye) and Olive.
Dr. Elizabeth Muller was born in Illinois and moved to Olympia as a child. She has called this area home most of her life. Her love of helping people and animals led her to a career in veterinary medicaine. She also loves to see all sorts of species, and we are lucky to have her at MVVH. It has been great to be able to offer appointments for our "exotic" friends most days of the week. Dr. Muller graduated from WSU as a bioengineer and recieved her DVM at Ross University in 2014. She has also travelled to South Africa to work with wildlife, When she is not working, she enjoys the outdoors: hiking, camping, paddleboarding, surfing, snowboarding and rock climbing.