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Veterinary Assistant Originally from Kingman, AZ, Emily has loved animals her whole life. She holds an associate degree in veterinary technology from Penn Foster and is currently working towards certification in veterinary assisting from Ashworth College. Emily’s at-home “zoo” includes two English bulldogs named Crowley and Lilith, Rambo the dachshund, a ferret named Abaddon and … Read moreEmily



Certified Veterinary Assistant Born in California to a military family, Heather spent her formative years in Boise, ID. It was after volunteering to rescue and rehabilitate birds at the International Bird Rescue Center that she found her passion and enrolled in vet tech school. She earned her degree from Carrington College and landed here at … Read moreHeather


Veterinary Assistant – Surgery Dillon is an Oregon native and was brought up on a farm, surrounded by animals. He moved to the city for school and attended the Academy of Arts and Academics magnet for high school. While still attending school, Dillon joined dog behavioral training classes for 7 hours a day, solidifying his … Read moreDillon


Veterinary Assistant Lead – Surgery Lead Emily grew up in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and became interested in veterinary medicine after the devastating loss of her dog. Although her career began working at the front desk as a receptionist, Emily yearned to help pet parents on a deeper level. After saying goodbye to her beloved dog … Read moreEmily


Veterinary Assistant – Physical Medicine Katie grew up in Oregon and fell in love with animals at an early age. After adopting her cat Chloe, she has dedicated her life to caring for pets and helping people care for their fur-ever pets. She also has a passion for travel, outdoor activities, and cooking.


Veterinary Assistant – Surgery/Physical Medicine Tara grew up in Minneapolis and volunteered at a humane society as a teenager. She also worked at doggy daycare before moving to Oregon, and after working with animals at the local Humane Society, she wanted to get more experience with shelter medicine. Tara has been right at home here … Read moreTara


Veterinary Assistant – Patient Care Before joining the team at OVRA, Brenda spent 6 years working at animal shelters. Her love of animals runs deep, and she treats each patient as if they were her own. Brenda has a full life outside of work, playing with her grandkids, and taking time to explore Oregon. She … Read moreBrenda