Brandi Bayliff, DVM, CVA


Dr Brandi Bayliff grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and received her BS in Biology from the University of Utah in 2008. She moved to Southern California to attend veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences, where she was inducted into the Phi Zeta Honors Society in 2012 and graduated in 2013. Prior to veterinary school, she worked as a veterinary technician for over eleven years in two small animal practices in the Salt Lake Valley. She practiced at Montrose Pet Hospital in Montrose, California for seven years prior to returning to Utah so she could reunite with family and enjoy Utah’s beautiful four seasons.

She then practiced at a private practice in the Salt Lake Valley for 1 year and then began pursuing her dream to open her own practice. While working on the details of opening Highland Park Pet Hospital, she did relief work at her former practice in California and also in the Salt Lake Valley. Her interests lie in relationship-centered care, dentistry, nutrition, medical oncology, and soft tissue surgery. In 2019 Dr Bayliff pursued training in acupuncture to provide an additional modality to help her senior patients with pain relief. She quickly realized that many patients, including those with chronic disease, pain, cancer, and cognitive decline, can also benefit from acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.

She became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist from the Chi Institute in January 2020, which required 150 hours of online and onsite lecture, 32 hrs of laboratory practice, passing of 4 written exams, passing the clinical acupoint exam, submission and approval of a case report and a 30 hr internship with a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. Dr Bayliff shares her life with her husband, Todd, her Great Dane, Hodor, and her cat, Clark W. Griswald. She enjoys gardening, running, yoga, weight lifting, and reading, as well as spending quality time with her family.

Medical Team

Heidi Snell CVT

Practice Manager

Heidi is originally from a small ski resort town in the green mountains of Southern Vermont where she got her start in veterinary medicine as a teenager at her local humane society. After moving to Ohio to obtain her degree in Veterinary Technology, she returned home to lead the feline and medical departments at that very same humane society. During her career, Heidi has spent time working in wellness, emergency, oncology, neurology, orthopedics, advanced imaging and high volume spay/neuter practices. She first found her way to Utah in 2015 to work with Best Friends and fell in love with the area. Prior to moving back earlier this year, Heidi spent much of the last 5 years managing a thriving integrative small animal hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Heidi’s special interests are shelter medicine, feline medicine & behavior, neonatal intensive care, anesthesia and inventory management. In her personal life, some of Heidi’s passions are road trips, nature, music, travel and raising orphan bottle baby kittens. Heidi shares her home with three monsters; Chiri, an adorable Sphynx originally seized in a hoarding investigation, TJ, an orphaned kitten she hand raised from just a few weeks old and Charlie O’Malley, a rough n’ tough alley cat recently retired from the streets.

Talon Stueben, CVT

Talon is a Certified Veterinary Technician with a passion for animal welfare. Since graduating from Utah Career College in 2009, she has practiced in Utah, Virginia and Colorado, returning to Utah in 2021 to be near family, again. She has three dogs at home named Wolf, Otter and Kingfisher.

When she isn’t working, Talon enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, art shows and puppy play dates. She has been vegan for over ten years and feels it has made her a more compassionate veterinary professional.

Her special interest at work include animal nutrition and dentistry, and continuing to learn and grow as a technician.

Sariah Powers

Veterinary Assistant

“Growing up with a veterinarian in my family, I have always had a passion for animals. I graduated from University of Nevada, Reno in 2021 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Science. My favorite part of being a Veterinary Assistant is helping the doctor with diagnostics and being able to help relay any findings to the client. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, reading and spending time with my family, friends and my dog, Serena!”

Elizabeth Davidson Robertson

Veterinary Technician

Elizabeth joined the field four years ago after graduating from West Jordan High in 2019. She completed a Veterinary Assisting Program with Jordan Academy for Technology and Careers (receiving an enhanced diploma). She also completed a Career and Technical Education Pathway in the Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources – Veterinary & Animal Sciences – 2019. Elizabeth has worked with various animals and enjoys working primarily with our feline and diabetic patients. Elizabeth is married and has two cats, Simba M’Baku and Asher T’Chala. In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys reading and outdoor adventures.

Trista Walsh

Client Service Representative

I moved here from Idaho a little over a year ago and it has been quite the adventure. I have only been working in the veterinary field for a short time and have quickly learned how much I love it. Interacting with clients and their fur animals is the best part of the job. When I am not at work snuggling cute fur babies I enjoy spending time with my husband and 3 kids in the outdoors: camping, fishing, and four-wheeling. I also love to read in my downtime. I am a dog lover and have one chocolate lab and a goofball, a Great Dane.

Henry Lloyd Forster

Client Service Representative

This is my first time working within the veterinary field, and I am pleased to say I love to come to work each day, and to work side by side with people who care so much about what they do for our clients and their fur babies.

I was born, raised, and have lived in the Salt Lake valley, with the exceptions of a brief time spent in Indiana when I was very young. And an even briefer time spent in Idaho when I was not so young and maybe just a little dumb. For the bulk of my adult life I have been a retail professional within the home improvement industry. In my spare time you’ll find me at home with my wife Erin, our 2 dogs Mooch and Sam , 2 cats Sidecar and Akira, a turtle named Bilbo, numerous fish and a rescued leopard gecko named Tiger.