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.

COMING SOON!! Michelle Munck, DVM

Dr. Michelle Munck grew up in a veterinarian household in a rural agricultural area of eastern Washington. She dreamed of becoming a veterinarian from a young age and diligently pursued that goal. She attended Washington State University and graduated with honors in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program. Her special interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, wound management, building client relationships and promoting low-stress visits for the patient. Outside of veterinary medicine she enjoys hiking, running, swing dancing, drinking coffee and spending time with friends and family. She has two dogs, Cedar, a huge, white, fluffy mutt, and Tisha, a sweet Border Collie and faithful running companion, as well as a mischievous cat named Squirt. 

Dr. Munck will be full time at Brookswood, and will be starting in January 2020.