Dr. Amanda Brenna, DVM, MS, DACVIM

NEUROLOGY

Originally hailing from Kirkland, Washington, Dr. Brenna is overjoyed to return to the Pacific Northwest and call the Kitsap Peninsula her home. Throughout her childhood, she accumulated a menagerie of rescued pets and injured wildlife and had settled on a career as a veterinarian by the age of ten. An intense love for horses had her certain that she would be an equine veterinarian. After her own cat Cleo suffered a serious neurologic injury, she saw firsthand how neurologic disease can impact a pet and their family and her focus shifted.

Dr. Brenna obtained her veterinary degree at Washington State University (GO COUGS!!!) where she quickly developed a reputation as “the neuro girl” amongst her classmates. After receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2013, she moved home to Seattle to complete a small animal rotating internship, and then to Dallas to complete a specialty internship in neurology at Center for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care. In Dallas, Dr. Brenna became acutely aware of how much she missed the rain and green of Washington, and how ill-prepared she was for the relentless sun and heat of Texas. Her three-year residency in neurology and neurosurgery took her to Auburn University in Alabama, where she got to spend every day honing her neurodiagnostic and neurosurgical skills and sharing her love of neurology with the veterinary students she taught.

To everyone’s surprise (including her own), life after residency took Dr. Brenna back to the Lone Star State, where she rejoined her friends at Center for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care as an associate neurologist. After four fun years in downtown Dallas enjoying the food & music scene (and hiding inside from the sun), she has made her way back to Washington to join the team at PSVS.

Dr. Brenna’s areas of interest are neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, and neuroimaging. Her favorite part of her job is watching a previously paralyzed dog take their first steps again – there is nothing quite like that proud little tail wag and smile they get! She also knows the pain of finding that your pet has a chronic or incurable disease, and cares deeply about supporting pets and their families as they navigate through a difficult diagnosis. She will work with you to help you understand your pet’s disease so that you can make the best decisions on their behalf regarding treatment plan.


When she is not at work, Dr. Brenna can be found hiking, backpacking, camping, and kayaking – rain or shine! She has a keen interest in primitive survival skills and enjoys shelter building, foraging, and fire-starting. Culinary arts, classical piano, and watercolor painting are less grimy pastimes Dr. Brenna is enthusiastic about. She has two precious pets that make her smile every day – her cat, Toulouse the Tailless Wonder, and her dog, Lady Marseille Chickenbones (the name is a long story…ask her about it sometime).


Dr. Brenna is incredibly grateful to be home in Washington and to become a part of the Kitsap Peninsula community.

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Port Orchard

1730 Pottery Ave, Suite #120 Port Orchard, WA 98366

Hours

Sun–Fri: 7am–5pm
Sat: Closed

Gig Harbor

6565 Kimball Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

• 24/7 Emergency
• 24/7 Critical Care

• Neurology
• Diagnostic Imaging

Hours

ER Only: Open 24/7
Neurology/Imaging:
Tues–Fri: 8am–5pm