Meet The Team

Riley

Riley

Office Manager

I was born and raised in Arizona but moved to Portland in 2015. I come from a family of animal lovers and grew up riding horses and raising animals for the county fair. I got my first dog, Oscar, when I was 16 and he inspired me to work with animals for a living!

I live with my partner, Allen, and our two dogs Zeke and Oscar. We spend our free time camping, hiking, and exploring dog parks!

Laura

Laura

Certified Veterinary Technician

Growing up in the Pacific NW, I knew I always wanted to work with animals. I began my career with animals volunteering time at the Oregon Zoo, which is where I learned that I have a passion for teaching. Becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician was a great way to serve animals as well as their owners in a both a nursing and teaching capacity. I began my experience in the veterinary field in 2005 and graduated with my CVT license in 2008. I started my professional journey in a veterinary oncology practice and moved to general practice in 2011. I value the diversity and individuality of our clients and their pets. My favorite parts of my job are spending time with clients to help them make informed decisions and to provide the best possible care for their pet.

I spend all of my free time being a mom to two little kids, Maverick and Evelyn, and our dog, Holley. I like to cook, garden, travel and take on home improvement projects with my husband (usually getting ourselves in over our heads!).

Christine

Christine

Veterinary Technician

Born in San Francisco, I began working in the veterinary field in 2007. Although I originally planned to be a veterinarian, I discovered my passion for the hands-on technical aspect that defines veterinary assisting and being there to comfort patients during times of stress. My top priorities include creating a fear-free environment for pets and educating clients on preventive healthcare so that pets can lead long and healthy lives. Although I don’t have fur babies at home, I treat all my patients as if they are my own. I have lived in Portland since 2009 and enjoy hiking, music, reading, and crafting.

Brenna

Brenna

Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

Born and raised in the South Coast of Massachusetts, I attended the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!) before moving to Portland in 2019. I worked with exotics in zoos and aquariums before joining the veterinary field and have now been a vet assistant and receptionist for 3 years. Working with dogs and cats is a huge departure from reptiles and fish, but I carried my love of positive training and enrichment into general practice.

I spend all of my free time with my dachshund, Bowie, traveling the PNW, knitting, and watching movies.

Chelsey

Chelsey

Veterinary Technician

I grew up in Vancouver, WA where I attended Washington State University for my bachelor’s degree. I have always loved animals and I’ve had a variety of pets in the past. I previously volunteered and worked at the local humane society for several years as an animal care tech before I became a veterinary assistant. I worked at an ER/specialty hospital for 4 years. Now I’m on the path to obtain my veterinary technician degree. My foremost goal is to provide the best quality of care to our patients.

My partner, Brandon, and I enjoy running, hiking, camping, watching movies, and playing video games. We love all that the PNW has to offer which is why we decided to live in Oregon. We currently have a cat named Minerva and a Havanese named Claire.

Arlene

Arlene

Receptionist

I am originally from Massachusetts, but I have lived all over the country. I love exploring and have an intense desire to see an do new things as often as possible. I’m an avid hiker, backpacker, and wanderer. I have a special love for animals with missing body parts, underbites, scraggly fur, and legs that are either too short or too long for their body. Please understand that when your pet visits our clinic, I will tell them I love them at least once. It is important to me that they know that.

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