Staff

Meet your fabulous team members here.

  • 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.

  • Dr.
    Melissa Berman
    Veterinarian

    Education: B.S. Northern Arizona University, DVM University of Tennesse College of Veterinary Medicine, 2019

    Hometown: Bullhead City, Arizona

    Favorite part of the job: I have a major soft spot for the misfits; tri-'pawds', deaf, blind etc. 

    Family: Mom, Carrie, Sister, Ruthie, Dad, Howard four uncles and an uncountable number of cousins. 

    Hobbies: Rock climbing, Netflix binging, open mic nights and refilling my coffee cup. 

    Superhero name and power: The Musical Polyglot - the ability to speak any language or play any instrument. 



  • Dana Bredeweg
    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!

  • Steve H
    CVT
    Veterinary Technician

    Education: Rend Lake College, CNA

    Hometown: Pinckneyville, IL

    Favorite part of the job: From a technical standpoint, I find clinical pathology and parasitology the most fascinating. With dentistry as a close second. From a client care point of view, removing a client's apprehension and replacing it with gratitude and appreciation for the care you have given to their beloved pet. 

    Family: Two sisters and one brother and my father. I live with my geriatric cat, Speed Racer, a handsome, lovable boxer mix named Halford and a big German Shepherd named Blaze. The dogs rescued me. 

    Hobbies: Music is everything to me, so I am unsure that something as vital as food and water can be called a hobby. Listening, creating, collecting records, building instruments and recording music are my first love. I also love to get lost in nature. 

    Superhero name and power: Knucklehead Supreme. Negating negativity and thwarting ne'er do wells and buzzkills with ridiculous rhymes. 

  • Dakotah B
    Veterinary Technician

    Education: University of Maine, BA in Psychology

    Carrington College, Associates of Vet Tech

    Hometown: Concord, NH

    Favorite part of the job: Being able to help animals and their humans. 

    Family: Jazz, my 13 year old Golden Retriever Mix

    Hobbies: D&D, writing, reading, kayaking and baking. 

    Superhero name and power: Cinema Woman - Able to make perfectly timed movie quotes.

  • Debbie C
    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.

  • Tyler S
    Veterinary Assistant & Receptionist

    Education: Florida State University, Bachelors

    Hometown: Tallahassee, FL

    Favorite part of the job: Working with animals and fellow animal lovers. I love continuing education and learning things on the job. 

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

    Hobbies: Hiking, fishing, beer tasting, photography and reading.

    Superhero name and power: Big T, Time Travel

  • Wendy S
    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.

  • Alleya H
    Receptionist

    Education: B.S. in Exercise Science with a minor in Biology from Northwest Christian Univeristy

    Hometown: Gilchrist, Oregon

    Favorite part of the job: Holding puppies, cuddling with Gidget and meeting kind people. 

    Family: Romeo, my parent's aussie, my parents, sister and brother and my new cat Stitch. 

    Hobbies: Long bike rides, reading books, and listening to music in any language I don't understand. 

    Superhero name and power: Restora - the ability to wave my hands and fix machines and clean messes. 


  • Rebekah N
    Veterinary Assistant

    Education: Animal science at TVCC

    Hometown: Harrisburg/Eugene, OR

    Favorite part of the job: I love to snuggle the animals. I love to nurse animals back to health. There is always something new to learn. 

    Family: Noah, my son and Dakota, my leopard appaloosa.

    Hobbies: Horseback riding, drawing, playing music and hunting. I am a western artsy gal!

    Superhero name and power: Wonderwoman/Superwoman. My grandpa nicknamed me that since I had Noah because I am strong and tough. I also work till I drop, I try to take on more than needed. Being a mom has made me strong in many ways.  

  • Amanda P
    Veterinary Assistant

    Education: Carrington College

    Hometown: Noti, OR

    Favorite part of the job: Being able to help pets and their owners. Also being able to love and snuggle the pets is a pretty good win.

    Family: My 13 (almost 14) year old cat, Sadie, my 2 year old chocolate lab, Leela Rose, and my Dad, Grandpa and 2 sisters. 

    Hobbies: I like to do photography and I'll occasionally draw. 

    Superhero name and power: Manda Panda - Master of dumb jokes and animal snuggles!

  • Loryn L
    Veterinary Assistant & Receptionist

    Education: On the job training. 

    Hometown: Grants Pass, OR

    Favorite part of the job: Helping both people and animals. And all the amazing things I have learned and continue to learn. 

    Family: Partner, Michael and our two kitties Maeko and Freddie. 

    Hobbies: Thrifting home decor! I love fake plants and all things wicker. 

    Superhero name and power: The Amazing Young Grandma - the age of a younger Millennial but the past times and tastes of the Greatest Generation.

  • Avery E
    Veterinary Assistant

    Education: University of Minnesota, BA

    Hometown: Minneapolis, MI

    Favorite part of the job: Meeting wonderful pets and people. Seeing animals leave feeling better than before. 

    Family: My parents, Scott and Gina; my brother Taylor; sister Tara; and my cats Hinata and Haruka.

    Hobbies: Reading, writing, hiking, taiko drumming and playing video games. 

    Superhero name and power: The Reverse Cat Burglar - every cat I meet steals my heart. 

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Our Hours

Monday:

7:30 am-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-12:00 pm

1:30 pm-5:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed