Dr. Moriyasu was born and raised in Washington, and graduated in 2002 from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She also has her undergraduate degree from WSU and comes from a long line of Cougars. She has practiced at both clinics and shelters in the Pacific Northwest since graduating from veterinary school. Prior to graduating from veterinary school, she did externships at both the NIH and CDC in parasitic diseases, as well as in immunology and pharmacology labs at WSU, and in comparative medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Dr. Moriyasu has special interests in preventative medicine, parasitology, shelter medicine, and public health. She believes that the focus of veterinary medicine should be on disease prevention rather than management. Because of this, she is a strong advocate of vaccination, deworming, and spaying and neutering.
When Dr. Moriyasu is not practicing medicine, she enjoys movies, reading, and traveling. When not working, she lives with her husband Dave and cat Dominic.