Meet Dr. Molly Lien
Dr. Molly Lien
Dr. Molly Lien was constantly exposed to wildlife, a variety of ecosystems, and hands-on animal care during her time growing up in the great outdoors of Michigan. She even volunteered with local nature centers and a wildlife rehabilitation center as a young girl, which only further cemented her desire to help animals in whatever way she could. By the time Dr. Lien had started working in animal clinics and began to realize the true scope and breadth of the veterinary field, she knew that it was the only career choice that made sense!
Dr. Lien attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan to earn her undergraduate degree in biology, working and shadowing in small-animal practice, wildlife medicine, and laboratory medicine during her studies. After graduation in 2007, she headed to Michigan State University to obtain her Doctorate from the school’s College of Veterinary Medicine, simultaneously gaining further real-world experience by doing summer research with Michigan’s Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory and completing internships at local zoos and aquariums.
Dr. Lien graduated with her veterinary degree in the spring of 2011 before beginning her career at a mixed-animal practice in Michigan, where she would remain for the next three-and-a-half years. Next, she completed an internship in wildlife and conservation medicine at the Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife in Sanibel Island, Florida. The experience led her to a realization: her true passion was caring for both small-animal and exotic patients. That’s when Dr. Lien moved to Milwaukee to join the Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital family! She also volunteers her time and services to the Wisconsin Humane Society’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center when she’s not helping pets here at the hospital.
Medically, Dr. Lien has a special passion for soft-tissue surgery and also enjoys working on challenging wildlife cases. Most of all, she likes developing lasting relationships with her clients, which allows her to impart her animal-care wisdom to the area’s pet owners.
Outside of work, Dr. Lien stays active by hiking, biking, snowboarding, kayaking, wakeboarding, and surfing. She also enjoys spending quality time with her family and pets—Dr. Lien shares her home with a black Labrador named Dakota, who is obsessed with playing fetch, and a lovable cat named Renesme.