Our Animal Care Philosophy
We are dedicated to providing the highest quality medical and surgical care for our patients in a clean, comfortable environment. We strive for a compassionate and empathetic doctor-client-patient relationship built on trust, honesty and integrity. The importance of the human-animal bond is at the core of our philosophy. The understanding that the veterinary care team includes both ends of the leash alongside medical professionals is a guiding principal in our practice.
The ITAH Team fosters an unparalleled relationship built on compassion, honesty and trust in order to cultivate progressive and comprehensive veterinary care to enrich the lives of pets with their human companions.
Indian Trail Animal Clinic was established in 2009 by its founder, the late Dr. Ryan Brown, who left a legacy filled with kindness, honesty, compassion, and high-quality veterinary care. Dr. Keri Bayley joined the clinic in 2009 after having previously worked with Dr. Brown and enjoyed his enthusiasm for pet care. We expanded to support another veterinarian and fellow ‘Coug’, Dr. Gordon Armstrong in 2010. With a well-trained staff and progressive attitude, Indian Trail Animal Clinic was renamed Indian Trail Animal Hospital. We moved our location across the street in the new Indian Trail location on 5150 W. Barnes and built a beautiful new building to care for pets. Dr. John Kuhn joined our team in 2015 and serves as the current Medical Director. Dr. Susan Seethaler joined our team in 2016 all the way from Colorado. Dr. Shelby Turnbull joined Indian Trail Animal Hospital in 2018. In 2019, we welcomed Dr. Nick Snider and Dr. Heather Skinner to ITAH to complete our team. Dr. Natalie Smith fills our Relief Veterinarian position and has become an important part of our pet care team.
Meet Our Staff
Our entire staff is dedicated to assisting your pet. We understand that coming to the veterinarian’s office is typically not an animal’s favorite thing to do. That is why we are so excited that each individual staff member is Fear Free certified so that we can assist your pet in staying healthy.
Dr Bayley is a graduate of Washington State University who loves all aspects of veterinary medicine but has special interests in internal medicine, dermatology, and feline medicine. She enjoys getting to know the families and their pets while understanding the importance of the bond we share with our animals. Dr Bayley is an accomplished world traveler who loves adventures, including scuba diving, hiking, and cooking food from all over the world. She has also completed the Veterinary Management Institute Program at CSU.
Dr Kuhn has been practicing in the Northwest since his graduation from both the University of Idaho and Washington State University. He has special interests in cardiology and ultrasound. He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fly-fishing, wildlife habitat restoration, reading, and ATVing. He is the proud father of two boys. He currently serves as the Medical Director for Indian Trail Animal Hospital.
Since his graduation from Washington State University in 2010, Dr. Armstrong has been practicing at ITAH. He has special interests in neurology and orthopedics. Some of his favorite activities include day trips and camping with his wife and adorable daughters. Dr. Armstrong is proud to serve as an officer in the USAR Veterinary Corps.
Dr. Seethaler was born and raised in Arizona and graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in mechanical engineering. She received her veterinary degree from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. She has a special interest in ophthalmology and veterinary dentistry. Dr. Seethaler moved to the Spokane area with her family in 2016 to enjoy the outdoor activities it has to offer including mountain biking, camping, and snowboarding.
Shelby graduated from WSU in 2018 and joined our ITAH family shortly after. She enjoys mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, and swimming with her husband and fur baby. In the winter she likes to snowboard, cross country ski, and snowshoe. She has a special interest in big cats, cheetahs being one of her favorites!
Dr. Snider grew up in North Spokane. He attended Eastern Washington University for pre-vet and Washington State University where he received his DVM. He has special interest in soft tissue surgery and veterinary dentistry. On his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and trying new recipes.
Dr. Heather is originally from Salt Lake City, UT. After completing her DVM at Washington State University, she and her husband decided to move to beautiful Spokane where they have loved living for 4 years. She has a special interest in behavior medicine, internal medicine, and emergency medicine. Dr. Heather loves to be outdoors and loves crafts. She has 2 dogs, a cat, a horse, 13 chickens, and 2 human children
In memory of Ryan Brown
Dr. Brown practiced in Spokane since his graduation from Colorado State University in 1999. He had a special interest and is well respected in the field of orthopedics. He routinely performed cruciate injury repairs, utilizing TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) and extra-capsular repair techniques. His arsenal of treatment options included Platelet Rich Plasma therapy and Class IV laser therapy. He was a believer in preventative medicine and understands the deep connection we have with our pets. Dr Brown and his family enjoyed the many outdoor activities that the Spokane area had to offer. Dr. Brown passed away April 9th, 2018.