what to expect

Our Promise to You



To provide your pet the highest quality care with dedication to compassion and communication.



Who is “the team?”  The team is you, your family veterinarian, and us. We’ll all work together to ensure that optimal care is provided every step of the way.


love & care

Your pet will be treated with the same love and care as our own family members.

Our Team

Brian Maran

Brian Maran

Board-Certified Veterinary Cardiologist™


Dr. Maran is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in the specialty of Cardiology.

He earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State University and completed his small animal medical and surgical internship at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Dr. Maran completed his Residency in Cardiology and Masters degree in pharmacogenomics at Washington State University where he was awarded the Outstanding Resident Research Award by the ACVIM in 2010 and 2011.

Prior to founding Olympic Veterinary Cardiology, Dr. Maran practiced in a multi-doctor specialty clinic near Seattle.

He also served as a locum Cardiologist for the University of Florida where he was responsible for student and resident training as well as managing the clinical service, including numerous minimally invasive surgeries.

He has served for years as an adjunct faculty member of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

He lectures internationally on various topics in cardiology and veterinary medicine and has presented numerous continuing education lectures for veterinarians throughout the United States.

Dr. Maran is an avid alpine skier, SCUBA diver, private pilot, and hiker.

He also volunteers his medical expertise at the Seattle Aquarium and the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium.

He and his husband of 16 years, Mike, are proud fathers to their son Caleb as well as their four-legged children: Orville – a rescued and extremely rambunctious Jack Russell Terrier and Süda – a spoiled rotten but incredibly sweet rescued Papillon.

 Holly Sawyer

Holly Sawyer

Board-Certified Veterinary Cardiologist™

Dr. Sawyer is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in the specialty of Cardiology.

She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University and completed her small animal medical and surgical internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Sawyer completed her Cardiology Internship and Residency in Cardiology at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. She stayed for a few months after residency completion to help train the new Cardiology intern and resident before joining Olympic Veterinary Cardiology.

Dr. Sawyer was born and raised in Washington state and is excited to be able to continue her life in the Pacific Northwest. She grew up on a hobby farm with llamas, alpacas, a herd of sheep, geese, chickens, and horses. Her time in undergraduate college was spent earning a Bachelors in Music Performance and she continued to join performance groups between her veterinary school pre-requisite classes.
She is a massive Greyhound fan and sadly, her canine soul-mate (Farel), recently passed away prior to moving to Seattle.  She knows the PacNW has a new canine family member waiting for her.  The fastest way to her heart are snuggles from Greyhounds and Cavaliers!
Cherlyn Williams

Cherlyn Williams

Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)


Cherlyn is a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She earned her Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from Pierce College in Tacoma, Washington. For the past 30+ years she has worked as a LVT mostly in small animal specialty medicine (Emergency, Surgery and Dermatology). Cherlyn looks forward to helping pets every day.

Cherlyn grew up in the Pacific Northwest and enjoys the great outdoors with her three children and her chihuahua/corgi rescue named Dobby; whether it’s driving along rivers or mountains, walking trails or beaches, or camping. She also loves to snuggle with cats and binge watch tv, listen to good music and watch the Seahawks win!

Holly Lapole

Holly Lapole

Veterinary Assistant


Holly was ‘born’ into the world of animals as her family raised and showed Newfoundlands for many, many years.  

When she turned 18, she began working with a Veterinary Surgeon and has remained in animal care since that decision.

She has worked with animals for 40+ years in various capacities – including as a technician, assistant, receptionist.  

She has worked in all aspects of practice including: day practice/general medicine, emergency medicine, specialty care, referral medicine, and many years in a boarding kennel.

Her passion is animals and she is a breeder and frequent show-competitor for Clumber Spaniels.  

Right now, six of these wonderful dogs live in her home along with three rescued Min-Pins, two amazing cats, and a 20 year old parrot.

With her years of expertise, your beloved family member is in good hands during every step of our evaluation!

Megan Vogler

Megan Vogler

Referral Coordinator


Megan is proud to be a Seattle Native. She started in general practice in 2005 as a Certified Veterinary Assistant. In 2014 she made the leap into specialty practice and has loved it ever since.

Megan shares her home with her husband, daughter, and crazy chocolate lab. In her leisure time Megan enjoys exploring new Washington Wineries with good friends and rooting for her home football team. Go Hawks!

Rachel Rowe

Rachel Rowe

Referral Coordinator

Rachel has been enamored with animals of all kinds since she was a child. In 2008 she started volunteering at various animal shelters, caring for rabbits, ferrets, rats, and many other exotic and pocket pets, as well as cats (her favorite!). This led to her wanting to work with animals full-time. She has since worked as a receptionist and assistant in both general practice and radiology, as well as having a pet-sitting business for over ten years.
In her spare time, Rachel loves to make yummy vegan treats, read, hike, and explore her town. She also loves snuggling with her fur baby: four-year-old rowdy kitty Rupert.  She also has an affinity for bunnies.


In the comfort of your family veterinarian’s office
and with the cooperation of your trusted veterinarian, Dr. Maran will perform a complete cardiac examination of your pet.

Dr. Maran will perform an echocardiogram, which will allow a detailed evaluation of the anatomy and function of your pet’s heart. A systemic blood pressure and diagnostic ECG (6 lead digital) will be obtained with each consultation. Appropriate diagnostics or therapy can then be advised for your pet based on specific needs or concerns.

There are no “surprise” fees associated with your consultation.

We believe the best care is the right care, every step of the way.

You are always welcome to be present during the evaluation. However, due to the nature of a mobile practice, precise arrival times can occasionally be difficult to predict.

It may be more convenient to schedule a ‘drop-off’ appointment with your family veterinarian for the evaluation.

If you do not have the opportunity to meet Dr. Maran personally, our promise is to treat each pet as our own.

You can have confidence that all of the diagnostic tests and recommendations, as well as therapeutic and monitoring plans have been discussed thoroughly with your family veterinarian.

At the conclusion of the consultation, your veterinarian will possess all the needed diagnostic results and treatment recommendations to discuss our findings and treatment options.

Why the team?

You have entrusted your beloved family member’s care to your veterinarian.

We know how stressful learning your pet might have or does have heart disease can be and want to do all we can to provide the highest and uncompromised level of care without stress to you or your pet.

We believe direct communication and education is the best possible approach to improve accuracy and ensure optimal continuity of care.

Bringing specialty medicine to a clinic and team you and your pet know and trust minimizes stress, maximizes information, and improves diagnostic interpretation and treatment planning.

You do not have to give up your favorite doctor, technician, or assistant to still have access to the highest level of cardiac diagnostics and care available.

We function as an additional member of the team you have bonded with, know, and trust.

Your family veterinarian will remain your primary point of contact and have support every step of the way from us. If there are questions he or she are not confident answering, Dr. Maran can provide recommendations and education to ensure optimal management is maintained.

Frequently asked questions

Where do I take my pet to be treated?

We are a concierge service, meaning – we come to the comfort of your trusted veterinary office!

Do I call to schedule you OR does my vet do that?

Contact your trusted veterinary office. They will coordinate their team and ours to bring us in and get answers!

Do I need to be present during the evaluation?

At this time, all appointments are scheduled as drop-off evaluations. Please stay tuned for updates as COVID protocols and our schedules change.

How much does it cost?

Your trusted veterinary office can provide an appropriate estimate based on the necessary diagnostics and appointment type.

Please contact your trusted veterinary office for more details and their expected diagnostic plan.

Additional diagnostics, such as radiographs or laboratory studies, may be recommended prior to or following the cardiac assessment and this can also lead cost to vary.

We provide the love and care to any pet, without exception. Your best friends are in good hands!

Olympic Veterinary Cardiology

PO Box 1959
Snohomish, WA 98291

[email protected]

Phone: 425.409.1545
Fax: 425.740.0169

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