Our Doctors

The doctors of Brookswood Animal Clinic genuinely love caring for animals of all shapes and sizes. With years of experience in veterinary medicine and surgery, and a team approach to each case, our doctors will make sure that your pet receives the best care. 


Ruth Loomis, DVM

Dr. Ruth Loomis got her BA in English Literature from Washington State University and was considering pursuing a masters in English literature when she had an epiphany and decided veterinary medicine was her calling.  After 2 years of additional schooling to complete all the prerequisites for the veterinary program she was accepted into the School of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University and graduated in 2006. 

She has practiced as a veterinarian in the Bend area for over 11 years, first at Central Oregon Animal Hospital and then  at Blue Sky Veterinary Clinic before opening Brookswood Animal Clinic in 2014. Ruth has a special interest in soft tissue surgery and dentistry. Dr. Loomis is a member of the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) and COVMA (Central Oregon Veterinary Medical Association).

Dr. Loomis and her family, which includes her husband Wayne, daughters Olivia and Kylie, dogs Willa and Dulcie, cats Monster and Tommy, enjoy the natural beauty and sense of community that defines Central Oregon. 

Kara Erickson, DVM

Dr. Kara Erickson has lived in the Pacific Northwest for the last 14 years, after growing up outside of Chicago.  She received a BS in Biology from the University of Washington.  After two years working in the veterinary field, she decided to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine.  In 2011, Dr. Erickson graduated with a DVM from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a member of the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) and COVMA (Central Oregon Veterinary Medical Association).

She and her husband, Jon, moved to Bend soon after graduation.  In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, yoga, skiing, triathlons and entertaining her two dogs, Porter and Gobie. 

Dr. Erickson works full-time at Brookswood and is available to see your pets on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

Liz Gray, DVM

Dr. Liz Gray got her BA in Biology from Middlebury College in 1998, and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Zoology (specializing in applied animal behavior) at Colorado State in 2002. She then decided to pursue veterinary medicine and graduated in 2006 from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Gray has enjoyed a varied career in the veterinary field including work in general practice, mobile diagnostic ultrasound, behavioral medicine, and shelter medicine. Dr. Gray also enjoys volunteering with VIDAS and Vet Treks in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Kenya. Liz shares her home with a wonderful loyal Mexican malix (Mayan for street dog or mutt) named Kali and a ball-obsessed rescue Border Collie named Baxter.

Dr. Gray works at Brookswood on Wednesdays and Fridays, and offers mobile diagnostic ultrasound to the veterinary community on the other days of the week. She is a member of the COVMA, IVUSS (International Veterinary Ultrasound Society), Sonopath, and Phi Zeta. Dr. Gray is also a mentor for Vets4Vets (a support group for new or struggling veterinarians) and enjoys lending an ear and offering support to other veterinarians. On her days off, she enjoys spinning at CycleBar, and exploring the great outdoors with her husband and two young daughters.