Our Health Care Team

Certified Veterinary Technicians

Our veterinary technicians use a soft, gentle touch and kind words to relax your pet while we care for them.  We believe this type of compassionate care is the cornerstone for healing and feeling better.  Whether it’s taking a radiograph, performing an ultrasound, providing nursing care, assisting in surgery, monitoring anesthesia to make sure your pet is safe, applying a splint or bandage, or running diagnostic tests in our lab, our technicians constantly strive to make each part of your pet’s visit stress free and comfortable.

Katy & Lab Katy has been with Fremont Veterinary Clinic since day one. In 2014, she celebrate her 40th anniversary at Fremont.  Wow.  Impressive.  Katy spends most of her time caring for our patients; her specialty is running tests and looking at samples under the microscope.  She loves surgery and dentistry too.  When she finds a free moment here and there, she maintains our drugs and supplies, manages our staff and doctor schedule, maintains our medical equipment, and is our safety officer.
Judy in Fremont Vet Dental Suite Judy joined the Fremont Family in 1988. She spends most of her days as our surgery and dentistry technician.  She is one of the two original members in Oregon of the American Veterinary Dental Technician Society.  She also really enjoys our hospital technician position so she can care for our sick patients and pets recovering from anesthesia.
Ryan Ryan completed his 40 hours observation for the PCC Veterinary Technician Program earlier in the year 2015 and then accepted our offer to work part time while he attends the program.  He’s our resident sponge, soaking up everything he can about veterinary medicine.  He graduated and successfully passed his national boards to earn the title Certified Veterinary Technician in July, 2017.  Most of his time is now spent working with our surgery/dental team and hospitalized patients.
 Lindsay Lindsay joined us during the summer of 2017 and is balancing full time school work with her part time position at Fremont.    Since she graduated from the veterinary technician program, most of her time has been in emergency and critical care as well as cardiology.  She is a tremendous asset and really knows how to help pets stay relaxed and comfortable during procedures.  It’s really great to have someone with Lindsay’s experience on the staff during busy, stressful times when lots of patients need care.

Advanced Skilled Veterinary Assistant

Dan Dan Dan joined us in 2001 and stays busy either in the role of our Appointment Technician or Hospital Technician.  In 2007, he went to Texas to study sonography (ultrasound / echocardiogram). After completing the four sets of courses he obtained his certification of completion in advanced imaging in 2008. You’ll see him performing ultrasounds on our patients one to two times a week.
Faith in Fremont Vet Dental Suite Faith joined the team at Fremont Veterinary Clinic in 2007 after she graduated from Apollo Veterinary Assistance program. She is eager to jump into any task that is presented to her and always eager to learn something new everyday. She works full time and is taking classes online to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. She resides with her dog ‘Beyla’ and her 5 cats.
alyssa-2 Alyssa joined our clinic in late 2015 to help us with our Hospital Technician position.  She’s been working in the veterinary profession since 2007 and really enjoys patient care and being a patient advocate.  Any time one of our patients needs care or hospitalization, she’s ready to help.  She also loves helping in other parts of the hospital too, so it’s not unusual to see her helping in our lab, surgery and dental suite,  or working with doctors and other Technicians in the exam rooms.
IMG_5247 Brian came on board at the end of December, 2016 and immediately hit the ground running.  Brimming with manners and a friendly, cheerful, attitude, Brian is always ready to help. We’ve got him helping in lab, helping with Tech Appointments, and filling our Floater position, aptly titled because you float and go wherever help is needed. We really appreciate and enjoy Brian’s outlook on life:  Smile and be of service to others.
 Jessica A  Jessica has been working in the veterinary profession for over five years and recently moved to Portland to be closer to friends and family in 2017.  She enjoys the different positions in our clinic and has a special interest in nursing care and surgery.    She especially loves working with sick patients that aren’t feeling well and need lots of care.  On Fridays, she’s our appointment technician, ready to help your pet with vaccines, nail trims, blood draws, micro-chipping, and other outpatient medical services.
 stella  David joined us in 2017 and comes to us with quite a bit of experience from his work at a few other general practices and one emergency clinic.  David loves to stay busy and enjoys the challenges that come with a busy practice.  He’s always on the move, ready to help that next patient that needs to be admitted or have x-rays taken or blood collected for lab work.  David also enjoys surgery and dentistry.

Doctor Assistants

Our Doctor Assistants have a wide range of responsibilities in the clinic and are vital members of our health care team. They work hand and hand with our doctors from the time your pet is escorted to an exam room until it’s time for you to say goodbye. They will obtain an accurate weight and temperature of your pet and gather information to relay to the doctor.  They will prepare and administer vaccines and prepare any medications to go home.  They also assist the doctors and technicians in handling pets that need treatment, blood draws, x-rays, or medications.

 

Erin with Margot Erin joined us in early 2014 and has been a wonderful addition to our clinic.  We love how friendly and helpful she is, often going out of her way to make sure everyone is helped and cared for.  She loves learning about what’s going on with you and your pets and being part of your pets medical team.
 Michael 2 Michael has been with us since 2004 and his area of focus is helping the doctors with appointments, assisting with anesthesia monitoring, and helping hospitalized patients.  He has the magical ability to appear exactly where and when you need him.  Michael’s also pursuing his Associates degree at PCC.
Atalie Atalie came to us in 2016 with three years experience as a Doctor’s Assistant.  She really enjoys interacting with clients and making sure they have all of their questions answered.  She’s been a great fit for our clinic is focusing her training with our in-house lab.
dasha-rats Dasha also joined us in 2016 with aspirations of learning all she can about veterinary medicine, since she’s considering a career as a veterinarian.  She’s learning all of the responsibilities for our Doctor’s Assistant position.  We really appreciate her cheerful, helpful ways and big smile.  She’s compassionate and very gentle with our furry patients.

Client Care Representatives

Our warm, friendly Client Care Representatives have a twinkle in their eye and a smile on their face.  They are the first person you hear when you call to make an appointment or ask a question and they are the last person you’ll see on your way out the door.   If you have a special need or special request, please ask.  We want your pets to feel safe and confident about  about coming our way and we want you to have peace of mind.

 Fremont_Vet_Onsite0096 Nicole joined us in March 2012.  She’s been in this profession since 2009 and loves all the action and excitement at the Front Desk.  She has a huge smile and a twinkle in her eye and goes out of her way to help our clients and patients check-in and get comfortable.  In 2014, she accepted the challenge to be the Team Lead for our Front Desk Team.  Her passion and dedication to making Fremont Vet Clinic one of the best in town shows every day in her kind, thoughtful actions and words.
paris-glory Paris started in April, 2014 and is quickly learning all of the responsibilities and medical knowledge needed to be a great Client Care Rep.  She has a very thoughtful, kind approach and genuinely enjoys helping people and pets.
Heather T & her dogs work photo Heather  started in the fall of 2015 and has both Doctor Assistant and Client Care Rep experience.  She enjoys learning new things about patient care and client service every day.  She is one of our pet whisperers; she just knows how to hold and talk to pets, especially when they’re stressed.  Heather also really enjoys teaching our clients how to take the best care of their pets.
stella Kelley joined us in 2010 and now works part-time for us while she builds her clientele for yoga classes.  She’s multi-talented and does an amazing job of effortlessly juggling many assignments and requests during our busy times at the front desk.
zachary Megan started with us in 2016 and is uber excited to be working in the veterinary profession.  She plans to learn all she can about client service and patient care at Fremont and then she’ll be applying to the PCC Veterinary Technician program in 2-3 years.  She’s previously worked at 3 Dogs Day Care and Boarding, one of our favorite, local doggie day care facilities.  She loves dogs and cats, so don’t be surprised when you see her come around the counter to say hi.
 Kathy Kathy was ready to start a new career in veterinary medicine when she applied at our clinic in 2017.  Some folks would say working with pets is a calling.  Kathy thoroughly enjoys learning about general health care and urgent care for pets so she’s ready to  answer your questions or send you to the right person when you call.  She has the best customer service skills and absolutely loves to meet all of our patients and their human parents.
 IMG_5237  Shelby found herself at an interesting crossroads in 2017.  She had recently graduated from college and was really enjoyed a career in the veterinary profession and then her housing situation changed.  She had an opportunity to move to Portland to be with her best friend, so that’s exactly what she did.  She joined us in late 2017 and has been fantastic.  She’s very conscientious about helping our clients and patients feel welcome and she’s very inquisitive about our computers and electronic records.  She’s going to be a big help when we go electronic records next year.
11-pat-harper Pat has been with us since 1982 (she claims she was 3 when she started). While she spends a bit of time in our reception area, most of her time is spent updating our medical records and maintaining our books.  She also helps with phones where there’s high phone volume.
joshie-grant-portrait Grant joined Fremont Vet in January, 2014 as our Hospital Administrator.  Grant has over 22 years of veterinary management experience and spends most of his time helping develop our processes and protocols, taking care of our staff – HR, hiring, and overseeing our computers and website.  He also facilitates our staff meetings and our new hire orientation and training.

Animal Care Assistants

Our our Animal Care Assistants work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep our clinic beautiful, odor free, organized and fully stocked. They also help with patient care by holding patients for procedures.

 Freya  Freya joined our team in the summer of 2017 and immediately started learning both the ACA and the Doctor’s Assistant position.  She comes to us with animal handling experience and really enjoys interacting with our canine and feline patients.  She’s curious to learn more about a career as a Certified Veterinary Technician.  Her hard work and careful attention to detail really make Fremont beautiful.