Patrick O’Dea D.V.M.
Doctor Patrick O’Dea has been in practice since 1975 after graduating from Washington State University. He established Heart Arrow Veterinary Service in 1978 after working in other locations as an associate veterinarian. His duties now include management along with veterinary work. He is interested in all facets of veterinary medicine especially the more technical diagnostic aspects. His other interests are computers and electronics as well as ham radio. Dr. O’Dea recently adopted a Border Collie Mix from Texas named Harry, who is a ball of energy!
Marlene O’Dea, Bookkeeper
Marlene (pictured with Dr. O’Dea and their dog Harry) was raised in the Spokane Valley and graduated from University High School and WSU. She currently is the bookkeeper at Heart Arrow. She enjoys spending time with her cats Lil Bit, Will, and Dixie, playing pickleball, reading, gardening and sewing. Also, she’s been married to Dr. Pat O’Dea for 45 years!
Megan McElroy D.V.M.
Doctor Megan McElroy graduated from Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in May, 2002. She is Dr. Pat O’Dea’s daughter. She is married to Jim who works in the accounting field, and has recently added a beautiful baby boy named James. She has special interests in cardiology and treatment of cancer. In her spare time she enjoys reading, gardening, and outdoor recreation. They share their house with two black labs, Suzy and Pepper, and a spunky cat named Bert!
Joan Vendramin, D.V.M.
Dr. Joan Vendramin received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from WSU in 1983. Dr. Vendramin has a special interest in senior pet medicine, as well as, feline medicine and surgery. She shares her home with her daughter, Paris. They have a wonderful black Bombay kitty named Banshee who loves to live up to her name!
Cheryl, Veterinary Assistant
Cheryl has been working at Heart Arrow Veterinary Service since 1989! She enjoys spending time with her family and is a very proud Grandma to Hayleigh! She has a little Pomeranian mix named Lyric who loves to make her laugh!
Heather, Veterinary Receptionist
Heather is originally from North Pole, Alaska. Having been part of a family that bred and raised Labs and Newfoundlands, she has an immediate love of animals and a vast interest to comfort and care for them. Heather loves spending time with her husband and 2 children, sewing, and going for walks. She also enjoys country music and football. Go Hawks! She recently adopted sweet girl, Foxy, a 2yr old hound mix!
Mollie, Veterinary Assistant
Mollie comes to us from Caldwell, Idaho. She moved to Spokane in May of 2015 after graduating from the University of Idaho with a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. She is also an alumnai of the Delta Gamma Sorority. She grew up around horses and was involved in team roping and rodeo queening. Her hobbies include hiking, scuba diving, long range rifle shooting, skiing, and traveling. Mollie is currently continuing her education by pursuing an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology to become a Veterinary Technology Specialist. She has a sassy Bernese Mountain Dog named Griffin and a wild Siamese mix named Petunia.
Alex, Veterinary Assistant
Alex was born and raised in Spokane and from a young age she knew she wanted to be involved in animal health. She started riding at 6 years old and was involved in many recognizable equine organizations and competed throughout high school. Alex graduated from Central Valley High School in 2012 and continued her education at Washington State University. In 2016, she graduated from WSU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. At WSU she was a member of Cougar Cattle Feeders Team, worked at the WSU vet hospital in large animal care, and was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. After college, Alex participated in the Kentucky Equine Management Program, where she worked with world class, top of the line Thoroughbreds. Alex came to Heart Arrow in January of 2017 and has ambitions to obtain her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology. She has an energetic Mini Aussie named Paisley, a rambunctious Black Lab named Dani, and an adventurous cat named Charlie.
Annabele, Veterinary Assistant
Annabele was born in Riverside, California but ended up in the Spokane area because her father was in the Military! She is currently pursuing an Associates Degree in Biology with the goal to have a career in wildlife rehabilitation. Annabele is a true animal lover and has many species of animals! She has three cats named Naula,Dexter and TaC, a Russian Tortoise named Henry, a rabbit named Felix, two chinchillas named Eddie and Casper, a crested gecko named Murphy, two Axolotls, named Darwin and Penny, and multiple fish! Annabele has been a part of the Heart Arrow staff since September of 2016.
Emily, Veterinary Assistant
Emily is originally from Georgia, but due to her father’s navy career, she also grew up in Nebraska, Maine and Washington. She became interested in the veterinary field because of her experiences with her family’s dogs cats, and cattle. While Emily attended Witworth University for her bachelors degree, she was also a volunteer at Heart Arrow. She was recently accepted into Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and plans to begin school in August! In her spare time she enjoys going on veterinary service trips to Haiti!