Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Broadway Animal Hospital in Eureka! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 707-442-5717 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Marlena Folden, D.V.M.
Veterinarian/Practice Owner

Dr. Folden is really excited to be a part of the new team here at Broadway Animal Hospital. She brings over nine years of veterinary experience to us. After graduating from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008, she practiced emergency and general medicine in the Coachella Valley until 2014. Dr. Folden always wanted to return to Humboldt County to live, work, and play, as she was a previous HSU student athlete. She and her husband had also started raising their family here before leaving for veterinary school. Since 2014, she has worked at various local hospitals until recently, when the opportunity to purchase Broadway Animal Hospital became a dream come true.

“I love veterinary medicine. There are so many opportunities to engage in the aspects I love while I get to play a role in improving people and animal’s lives and bonds. You will find me always making important pet health decisions with you, the best we can.”

Emergency medicine, wellness, feline medicine, dentistry, and dermatology are a few of her veterinary interests. In her spare time, you may find her hanging out at the beach or hiking with her family and three dogs. Other times, she might be curled up with any of her six kitties. And don’t forget the three turtles, Daisy, LT, and Lilly; she has many stories to tell about them.

Jennifer Tavares, V.M.D.

Dr. Tavares graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a VMD in 2001. She worked in Western Washington after graduation, and recently moved to Humboldt County with her husband, two dogs and three cats. She enjoys working with exotics, as well as doing wildlife medicine. She has particular interests in internal medicine, surgery and pain management.

“Coming to Broadway Animal Hospital gives me the opportunity to utilize skills that are linked to my particular areas of interest in veterinary medicine.”

Dr. Breeann Flores, D.V.M.

Dr. Flores graduated from Colorado State University in 2009. She worked in Arizona after graduation and recently moved to Humboldt County with her husband, daughter, four dogs, one cat, and tortoises. Her veterinary interests include acupuncture, pain management, some exotics, and dentistry to name a few.

Her hobbies include gardening and exploring the many trails and beaches of the north coast with her husband and daughter.

“Veterinary medicine is a way to improve the quality and lengthen the time we have with our pets.”

Chris Pitts

“I absolutely love veterinary medicine. The more I learn the more I realize that I am just scratching the surface of what there is to know. I began my career in the large animal field and transitioned to small animal medicine in 1995. It is wonderful to work for Broadway Animal Hospital where every doctor and staff member is fully invested in providing the best care for every patient.”

Rick Hepburn

Edgar Roberts

Ed has been an RVT for 3 years now, but has been in the animal industry for many years before then. He is committed to reinforcing the human-animal bond that we experience here at Broadway.

“Reptiles and exotics are definitely my passion. I have over thirty snakes of my own, as well as a dog. I spent a lot of time working in shelter medicine while I went to technician school. It is wonderful to be in a combined small animal/exotics practice where my passion and my education can come together.”

Jess Boling

Tatiane Prado
Veterinary Assistant

Shari Moehnke
Bookkeeper/Office Manager

“I have been in the veterinary field for over twenty-five years. I enjoy supporting the human-animal bond by helping clients and patients receive the care they need. Many times a little moral support can go a long way.”

Kayleigh Folden
Veterinary Assistant

Kayleigh loves animals, especially cats! She has three of her own: Electra, Eugene, and Penny. She loves working in an animal medicine environment because it helps improve the lives of both the animal and the fur-parent.

“I love being a part of that journey and making an impact in the lives of other beings. I have always been interested in medicine; it is nice to be in an environment where I get to have more practical experience that lines up with my educational interests every day.”

Kayleigh is getting her degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology with a minor in music from HSU.

Chloe Cunningham
Veterinary Assistant

“I spent several years working in an animal shelter prior to coming to a small animal hospital. It is so heart warming to see the other side of the coin as a dog or cat becomes a family member.”

Leanna Yact’e
Veterinary Assistant

“I love to interact with all the wonderful patients that come into Broadway Animal Hospital and the boarders at Cozy Cat Cottages. When I was little I wanted to be a princess. When I found out that ‘princess’ was not a job title, I decided to follow my heart and got involved in veterinary medicine. I started taking classes to become a Registered Veterinary Technician this Fall. I am so excited to learn more!”

Linda Small

“Although Linda is new to the veterinary field, she’s been around animals all her life. She received her Bachelor’s in Zoology from Humboldt State in 2018, and aspires to work in a zoo with exotic animals. Linda spends her free time with her husband, dog, and 2 cats and loves exploring the Northern Coast and all it has to offer. Getting to see and help all of the sweet dogs and cats that come through the hospital is, to her, the best part of the job.”

Jen Manning

Ora Folden
Cozy Attendant