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Welcome to The Veterinary Hospital

We are so happy you are here. Pets are part of our family, and you trusting us with their health is a pretty big deal. We want to earn that trust by providing your pet with high quality medical care; from new pet exams to end of life care. We also want to take care of you, and become your partner in navigating the heart warming and ever changing world of pet ownership. Whether that is offering the latest medical treatments, creating a comprehensive wellness care plan, offering home deliveries of your food and medications, or making sure the cookies and coffee in our waiting area always stay fresh.

Our family owned practice has been serving the Eugene community since 1962. Our founder, Dr. Stan Blinkhorn, set out to create a place where pets and their people were treated with respect, honesty and dedication. His business partner, and our current owner, Dr. Nancy Johnson is honored to carry that vision to today. While some things might have changed, (we have an app now!) these core principals will always remain our first priority. 

Our team is knowledgeable, compassionate and excited to help your pet live a happy, healthy life. Ever single person who wears our snazzy green uniforms carries the same passion for excellent veterinary medicine. In addition to offering 'traditional' veterinary services, we go beyond to offer you alternative options like acupuncture, Chinese medicine and stem cell therapy. Our commitment to excellence can be seen from our separate dog and cat waiting rooms, to our high-grade anesthetic, another way we keep our surgeries as safe as possible. 

Please come and meet us! We are always happy to give you a tour and introduce you to our office cat, Gidget. If you have ideas of ways we can improve, or new services you would like to see, tell us. We want our hospital to work for you, and are overjoyed to hear how we can complete that vision.  

Just because it's so nice we want to say it twice: thank you for choosing us to be your pet's healthcare provider! We're so grateful to be there for the best pets -- and their people too. 

 Sincerely, 

Your team at The Veterinary Hospital

Meet Our Team

These veterinary heroes are some of the best in the industry! Or at least we think so.

  • Dr.
    Nancy Johnson
    Owner and Veterinarian

    Education: Michigan State University, DVM 1984

    Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture by the Chi Institute in 2013

    Hometown: Suburban Detroit, Michigan

    Favorite part of the job: Seeing happy families reunited with healthy pets after illness/trauma.

    Family: Daughter Dana, brother Rob, 5 horses, 5 chickens, 3 dogs and 7 cats.

    Hobbies: I spend my free time playing liberty games with horses, trail riding, Gaidhlig song, and reading.

    Superhero name and power: Mana Mamma – I can convince sick animals to eat.

  • Dr.
    Sarah Yamada
    Veterinarian

    Education: B.S. in Animal Sciences, Oregon State University,  2013

    DVM from Oregon State University, 2017

    Hometown: Eugene, OR

    Favorite Part of the job: Restoring quality of life to animals in trouble, especially difficult cases. 

    Family members: My parents Greg and Wendy, my younger brother Chris, my two cats Franklin and Max, and my parent's dog Sage. 

    Hobbies: Zumba, horseback riding, art, hiking and piano. 

    Superhero name and power: The Great Catzini; cat training.

  • Dana
    Practice Manager

    Education: University of Oregon, Bachelors in Journalism and Communication 2016

    Hometown: Eugene, OR

    Favorite part of the job: Working with such an enthusiastic and dedicated team who is always looking for ways to improve.

    Family: Mom Nancy, partner Jose and our fur babies; Everest, Geri, Leslie & Ori.

    Hobbies: When I am not playing with animals, you can find me hiking, lifting weights, watching awful films on Netflix and touring Oregon breweries.

    Superhero name and power: Musical Gal - I can make almost any situation into a musical!

  • Debbie
    Receptionist & Veterinary Assistant

    Education: 14 years on the job.

    Hometown: Springfield, OR

    Favorite part of the job: Being able to help pets and their owners. I love my job.

    Family: My kitty, Pretty, daughter, Son in Law, Oscar and grandchildren, Corina, Abril and Andrew. They are the loves of my life.

    Hobbies: Working outside in the yard, going to the woods, spending time with my family and reading.

    Superhero name and power: Cat Whisperer- I am great at calming spirited kitties.

  • Summer
    Veterinary Assistant & Receptionist

    Education: Veterinary Assistant program at college.

    Hometown: Eugene, OR

    Favorite part of the job: It’s rewarding to show clients that we truly care about their pets.

    Family: Bugs, my English lop.

    Hobbies: Being out in nature, reading, arts & crafts.

    Superhero name and power: Curly Whirly – capturing the bad guys with my curly hair.

  • Megan
    Veterinary Assistant

    Education: LCC and Penn Foster

    Hometown: Eugene, OR

    Favorite part of the job: Running lab work, working in the pharmacy, given loves (pets) to dogs and cats.

    Family: Baxter, my pug and Genevieve, my Chihuahua.

    Hobbies: Cuddling on the couch with my pups and watching movies or playing video games, taking my pups on walks around the neighborhood.

    Superhero name and power: “Unknown” –It’s a mystery.

  • Tyler
    Veterinary Assistant

    Education: Florida State University, Bachelors

    Hometown: Tallahassee, FL

    Favorite part of the job: Clinic work and all the animal cuddles.

    Family: Saxon, my lab, Thera, my kitty and Catherine, my girlfriend.

    Hobbies: Hiking, fishing and reading.

    Superhero name and power: The Doctor, Time Travel

  • Molly
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Education: CVT since 2005

    Hometown: West Seneca, NY

    Favorite part of the job: All aspects of care, especially having a patient very injured or sick walk out of the hospital happy and healthy.

    Family: Brian, my husband and all the beautiful furry and feathered friends here in Oregon.

    Hobbies: Bird watching, hiking and playing on the beach.

    Superhero name and power: It’s classified.

  • Wendy Sabin
    Receptionist

    Education: Bachelor in Psychology from the University of Oregon

    Lifetime Oregon Nurseryman

    One year accounting at LCC

    Hometown: Eugene, Salem (I was born in Utah)

    Favorite part of the job: Meeting people are their pets. Pet antics, especially dogs that smile and cats whose meows sound like human words.

    Family: Minnie, my cat, Rob, my son, Rachel, my daughter and my grandchildren.

    Hobbies: Gardening, reading (especially award-winning fiction), and holiday decorating.

    Superhero name and power: Queen of Halloween – the ability to fill every room in my home with awesome second-hand Halloween delights and sights.

  • Katie
    Receptionist

    Education: Bachelors in Criminal Justice

    Hometown: Whitefish, MT

    Favorite part of the job: Pets leaving feeling better than when they came in. Clients leaving with hope.

    Family: Stephen, Jack, Jessa, Betty & Digit.

    Hobbies: Family, camping & writing.

    Superhero name and power: Super Stresser Girl – I can turn the most mundane event into a panic attack, which quickly deescalates to nothing once more.

  • Cassidy
    Receptionist

    Education: BA in Journalism: Advertising and Cinema Studies

    Hometown: Portland OR

    Favorite part of the job: All the cute furry faces!

    Family:Partner Molly and maltipoo Alfie

    Hobbies: Karaoke and binge-watching bones.

    Superhero name and power: Megaphone- ability to sound like many voices at once.

  • Matthew
    Veterinary Assistant

    Education

    San Jacinto College, TX

    University of Utah Park City, UT for 20 years

    14 years of tech work at Silver Creek Animal Clinic

    Hometown: Baltimore, MD

    Park City, UT for 20 years

    Favorite part of the job: Phlebotomy, radiography and gentle restraint.

    Family: Wife Trey, Daughter Taylor, Dogs, Jack, Hannah, Marley & Layla; Cats, Kodak, Riddy & Briggs.

    Hobbies: Skiing, bikejoring, singing and playing guitar.

    Superhero name and power: The Freeze – I can help animals feel calm during their exams and treatment.

  • Jessica
    Veterinary Assistant

    EducationCPR Certified, Quickbooks proficient and a trained pastry chef

    Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

    Favorite part of the job: Taking care of animals big & small. Making them feel better.

    Family: Husband, Cody, 2 daughters, Aubrey and Josilyn, my cat Merfin and shepherd, Blaze.

    Hobbies: Crafting with the girls, making treats & sweets. Hula hooping and spending time with my family.

    Superhero name and power: Jessicat! – soothing and comforting cats.

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Wonderful caring staff. I can not say enough about them. My Gidget also enjoys her visits , except for some parts of the exam. Everyone takes time to give your fur baby a kind word or pat"
    Barb W.
  • "You must bring all your animals here if you are looking for a new animal doctor. The most friendly staff I have ever encountered. Very empathetic and concerned for your babies. Would give 1000 stars if I could."
    Donna J.
  • "They are all amazing there they treat everyone like family� been going there for years. The best staff� I was just in there yesterday for my dogs teeth�"
    Shane L.
  • "These people are awesome! They have been with us through good times,as well as the worst times, and they are wonderful!!
    Can't say enough good things about them."
    Lynn H.
  • "Everyone here is so sweet. You can tell they care about our little buddies. They make you feel like family. I would recommend them to any dog owner."
    Edna H.

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Location

We're located on River Road, one block south of Beltline. Our hospital is in the same parking lot as the Carl's Junior.

Our Hours

Monday:

7:30 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-2:00 pm

No doctor available. You can pick up medication, food or get your pet's toenails trimmed, ears cleaned or anal glands expressed.

Sunday:

Closed