Northwest Animal Eye Specialist

13020 NE 85th Street
Kirkland, WA 98033


Dr. Karen Brantman

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists


Dr. Brantman is originally from Michigan, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees (Graduated in 2008). After that, she completed a small animal medicine & surgery internship and then an ophthalmology internship before being accepted into an ophthalmology residency program at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She takes a special interest in ophthalmic surgical diseases, especially cataracts and glaucoma. She believes that eyes are not only a fascinating organ, but also an expressive window to the soul.

Prior to getting into the veterinary field, she worked with the Peace Corps in Morocco. While in veterinary school, she volunteered with racehorse rescues and taught puppy training courses! Outside of work, she loves to sew, hike, and ski. She adores the Pacific Northwest and would likely never leave the slopes if she could. At home, she has two adorable dogs: Georgie and Marcel.


Dr. Brantman with two of her past dogs, Yasmeen and Pearl, as well as Georgie (bottom right).


Pearl giving Dr. Brantman some kisses