Dr. Alex Thiel grew up in Michigan before coming to the Pacific Northwest. After earning her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Washington State University, she graduated from WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. Dr. Thiel then started her career on the Olympic Peninsula and joined the caring team here at Blue Mountain Animal Clinic.
Dr. Thiel’s interest in science began when watching the Discovery Channel and Planet Earth, inspiring her amazement for wildlife and the natural world. When she was young, their family cat gave birth to a litter of kittens and Dr. Thiel began to feel the reward that comes from loving animals and providing care. Working as a veterinary general practitioner allows Dr. Thiel to connect with people and their pets, honoring the bond that is so important with our furry family members.
Dr. Thiel shares her home with Whiskey — a majestic black longhair cat who went from avid hunter on the family farm to the true indoor queen she was meant to be. She also has a friendly gray corn snake named Albus who likes to explore new places when he manages to escape from his tank (to Dr. Thiel’s dismay). Dr. Thiel likes to spend her free time outdoors hiking, gardening, or reading and she aspires to learn everything there is to know about mushroom hunting.
Dr. Thiel is working to learn more about exotic pets and hopes to soon provide care for more unique patients.