Our Veterinarians

The Holladay Veterinary Hospital of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. The clinics you have known as All About Pets and Central Valley Veterinary Hospital have come together to become Holladay Veterinary Hospital. We proudly serve the Salt Lake City area.


Dr. Richard Pratt, DVM

A 1984 graduate of Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Pratt has additional training in small animal dentistry with interests in preventive medicine and general surgery. His most recent continuing education courses include: problem pet behavior, high risk anesthesia, pain prevention and control, dermatology, pathology, and pharmacology. Previous degrees include: AA Spanish, BS Animal Science, and BS Veterinary Science.

Raised on the Mexican border with farm animals (especially beef cattle), Dr. Pratt worked in a mixed practice treating anything non-human for his first two years. He soon discovered his love for pet practice and ultimately gave up the farm animals when he moved to Utah in 1988. After joining the Central Valley Veterinary group, he restricted his practice primarily to dogs and cats for greater focus.

Active in his community, the Salt Lake Veterinary Medical Association, and the Utah Veterinary Medical Association, he is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association. His current hobby outside of work is spending time with the grandkids.


Dr. Susan McDonald

Dr. Susan McDonald received her Master of Science degree in biology from Utah State University, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 1984. Dr McDonald practiced at Central Valley in the 1990's, and rejoined the hospital staff in 2002. Her veterinary interests include canine and feline internal medicine, pain management, and nutrition. Outside of veterinary medicine Dr. McDonald enjoys vegetable gardening, cooking, horseback riding, music, and barn chores. She lives with her husband Mike and 7 four legged kids - 2 horses ( Keno and Rocky ), 2 dogs (Spot and Sally), and 3 cats (Missy, B.C., and Hudson).


Dr. Laura McLain

Dr. Laura McLain received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1997. She practiced in Milwaukee for two years before moving to Salt Lake City to join the Central Valley group of veterinary hospitals. Her professional interests include health issues of working dogs, internal medicine, critical care, soft tissue surgery, and pain management. Besides working at Holladay Veterinary Hospital, she is also the team veterinarian for FEMA Urban Search and Rescue—Utah Task Force 1, providing veterinary care for search dogs. Dr. McLain lives with her husband, two daughters and a dog; Pippin, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.


Dr. Kristen Blum

Raised on a small horse farm with numerous barn cats and dogs in central Ohio, Dr. Blum has always loved caring for all animals. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 2002 and also became certified in canine rehabilitation in 2009. Practicing with the Central Valley Group since graduation, her professional interests in addition to rehab medicine include dentistry, soft tissue surgery, pain management, and internal medicine. Her love for the outdoors brought her from Ohio to Utah where she enjoys skiing and hiking with her husband and two young children. Her current four legged kiddos - 1 crazy Thoroughbred cross, Dexter; 1 crazy Goldendoodle, Hendrix; one crazy Bengal cat, Madison; and one sweet Persian cross, LP continue to be lovingly cared for by Dr. Blum and her family.