Our Team

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Virginia

Certified Veterinary Technician
Team Member Since 1991

I have enjoyed positions at Murrayhill Veterinary Hospital as a groomer, a receptionist and a doctor’s assistant before becoming a certified veterinary technician.

My four-legged family members include Patch, the most wonderful dog in the world, and four very loving kitties, Daisy, Chiang, Noalani and Boo Boo.

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Joni

Pet Groomer
Team Member Since 1994

I have 25 years of experience in pet grooming. I have two cats: Clooney and Jacobi.

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Debbie

Hospital Manager and Certified Veterinary Technician
Team Member Since 1995

I am one of Murrayhill’s hospital managers and a Certified Veterinary Technician. I have two dogs, JoJo Potato, a Lab/Golden mix, and Abbie Appleton, a Labrador, and several “stray” cats I care for. In my spare time, I enjoy going to the beach, watching movies and walking my dogs.

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Cindy

Certified Veterinary Technician in Oregon and Registered Veterinary Technician in California
Team Member Since 2000

I have two cats: Gabriella Blixen and Jeremy Nardo, both Siamese mixes.

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John

Technician Assistant – IT – Hospital Maintenance
Team Member Since 2002

I am a computer science transfer student at Portland Community College. I received my B.A. in psychology from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. My duties include organizing and maintaining the hospital computers and assisting team members with our patients. I have one pet, a cat named Jezebel.

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Amy

Certified Veterinary Technician
Team Member Since 2011

I have been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 2002 and have been in the veterinary field since 1994. I developed an interest in animal behavior while still in school and after graduation. I joined the Society for Veterinary Behavior Technicians in 2002 and have continued my education throughout my career at places like Purdue University, University of Minnesota, Portland Veterinary Medical Association and many others. I studied under dog trainers for several years prior to starting classes here at Murrayhill Vet Hospital in 2012. I have also consulted people on behavior problems since 2002. I really enjoy helping people create better relationships with their pets so that both lives are enriched!

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Kim

Client Care Coordinator
Team Member Since 2011

I am originally from upstate New York and started working at Murrayhill when I moved to Oregon in 2011. I have worked in customer service my entire career and in veterinary customer service since 2002. I have a Portuguese Water Dog named Finn and love hiking with my husband and Finn, gardening and being outdoors in this beautiful state!

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Mariko

Certified Veterinary Technician
Team Member Since 2013

I graduated from PCC’s Technician Program in 2002. My pets include two dogs, a Border Collie and a GoldenDoodle, one cat, a domestic short hair, one Beta fish and a Netherland Dwarf rabbit.

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Brittany

Doctor’s Assistant
Team Member Since 2013

My current special interests include radiology and dentistry. I have one pet, a black-and-white Chihuahua named Oreo.

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Rebecca

Certified Veterinary Technician
Team Member Since 2014

I attended Western Oregon University and graduated with a major in general science and a minor in business. A commercial chicken farmer’s daughter, I followed my dream to work with animals and completed Portland Community College’s Veterinary Technology Program in 2004. I have special interests in the human-animal bond, canine rehabilitation, canine fitness and animal behavior. I am not only an avid dog trainer for my own three “fur kids” Glide (pictured with me to the left), Izzy and Zhen but also instruct companion pets in basic obedience and dog sports. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, mountain biking, baking and competing in the dog sports of flyball and agility.

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Valerie

Certified Veterinary Technician
Team Member Since 2014

I have an associate degree of applied science in veterinary technology. My pets include a cat, Chevy, and a Pomeranian/Jack Russell mix, Jack. I have a young daughter named Natalie. When I am not working, she and I enjoy going to the zoo, coloring, reading, doing puzzles and snuggling up on the couch to watch movies like Frozen and Hocus Pocus (our favorite!).

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Lani

Licensed Veterinary Technician in Washington, California and Alaska
Team Member Since 2014

I have worked in the veterinary profession since 1998 and have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to explore many different aspects of the field. I enjoy working with all species of animals. I am a California import and in my spare time, I enjoy fishing, horseback riding and bird watching. I have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Lacey, two rambunctious cats adopted from the Cat Adoption Team and a handsome Cockatiel named Jon Snow.

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Katie

Client Care Coordinator
Team Member Since 2015

I grew up in Beaverton and, with 20 years experience in small business management and customer service, life has brought me here to Murrayhill Veterinary Hospital. I love helping our clients provide their pets with the best care and life possible. When you are a client you are like family! When I’m not greeting you at the front door, or answering the phones, you can find me traveling with my family, singing karaoke or walking my two dogs Lily and Winnie.

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Angela

Office Manager
Team Member Since 2016

Even though I grew up living next to and working for the county veterinarian as my first job, if you had asked me what I would be doing today, I would have never said working in a veterinary office. I did not yet understand the human-animal connection and the impact it has on us. That moment happened years later when a veterinary technician friend convinced me to take a young dog home on a “trial basis” over a weekend. The dog, of course, never left, and I learned everything I could about caring for my new fur baby. I even traded in the high heels and pantsuits I wore as an office manager for a scrub top and a position in a local animal hospital.

Over the years, I worked in every possible position within that hospital until I was an office manager again. My mission now is to do everything within my power to help people learn about the human-animal bond and all that it has to offer and to help them hold on to that connection for as long as possible. I am fortunate to have found the perfect clinic to help me with this mission. The Murrayhill Veterinary Hospital team strives to help people extend those years of joy and contentment with their “fur babies” by educating them on the best medicine and health care practices. I am proud to be a part of this team!

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Susannah

Client Care Representative
Team Member Since 2016

I grew up on a small farm, which is where I first learned to love animals. I started working with animals as a veterinary assistant and volunteering at the Oklahoma City Zoo. Here in Oregon, I enjoy hiking with my husband and playing at home with our rescued cats, Nonna and Ponce de Leon.

Hannah

Doctor’s Assistant
Team Member Since 2016

I have been working with animals since I was 14 years old! While I have worked at a couple different veterinary hospitals prior to Murrayhill, the majority of my experience has been working with zoos, caring for a wide variety of species from elephants to penguins. I am working towards becoming more involved in wildlife conservation outside of the U.S. and recently finished an incredible volunteer experience in Malaysia, working with the Sabah Wildlife Rescue Unit. I am extremely passionate about animals and providing the best possible care for all kinds of animals, both wild and domestic. My roommate and I have a full house with 6 dachshunds, 9 rescued cats, an African Mud Turtle and a wide variety of salt water fish and coral.

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Jamie

Certified Veterinary Technician
Team Member Since 2017

I have an associate degree of applied science in veterinary technology and have been a CVT since 2012. I enjoy working in surgery and looking after hospitalized and critical care patients. My dog Cowboy, an Australian Shepherd, is my sidekick and my Dad’s farm hand. I enjoy training my 4 year old Quarter horse Woodrow, and spending time with my daughter and husband in the great outdoors.

Maddie

Technician Assistant
Team Member Since 2017

I am a recent graduate of Oregon State University, but I have been working summers are Murrayhill Vet for the past three years. I have lived in Portland for my whole life, and I love Oregon for its amazing hiking opportunities and beautiful coastline. I have always had a passion for animals and received my undergrad degree with an intention of going to vet school one day. If I’m not working, I can probably be found at the barn riding my thoroughbred, Delgado.

Katelynn

Client Care Representative
Team Member Since 2017

I have years of experience with customer service, and am passionate about it! I am new to the veterinary field. I hope to eventually pursue a career as a math teacher. I enjoy swimming, hiking and playing with my spunky little man (kitten), Chairman Meow!

Jessica R.

Doctor’s Assistant
Team Member Since 2017

I was raised in California before moving to Oregon about 3 years ago. I’ve been around animals all my life, so I decided to make a career out of it! I’m currently in school to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. I have one fur baby, a lab mix named Duke, who thinks he’s a lap dog.

Eden

Certified Veterinary Technician
Team Member Since 2017

I have been a certified technician for 15 years. I have worked in almost every field within veterinary medicine including exotics, orthopedic surgery and even post-op rehabilitation and hydrotherapy. I found my niche in a fast and busy environment of urgent care mixed with general practice. When I’m not at the hospital, I enjoy playing and cuddling with my two giant dogs Henry and Johnny Meatloaf, and the sweetest of all calico kitties, Tori. When the pets are asleep, I also fancy myself somewhat of a musician and play in a rock and roll band.

Brieanna

Technician Assistant
Team Member Since 2017

I could not be happier to be realizing my lifelong passion for animals. I am currently in school, working towards becoming a certified veterinary technician. I love all creatures whether they have fur, feathers, scales or a hard exoskeleton. Like so many of us though, dogs and cats hold a special place in my heart – so thank you for letting me help care for yours!

Lindy

Certified Veterinary Technician
Team Member Since 2017

I have worked in the veterinary field since high school, and became a certified technician in 2005. I have a special interest in dentistry and anesthesia for pets, and love learning new things. My pets include a big spicy 4 year old black cat named Alderaan, and a loving 12 year old pug named Nero.

Keeley

Client Care Representative
Team Member Since 2017

I have always had a love for animals, and my desire to work with them brought me to the veterinary field. I thoroughly enjoy working in the customer service and love all that Murrayhill Veterinary Hospital values. I have a black lab at home and hope to welcome another pet to my family soon!

Justina

Doctor’s Assistant
Team Member Since 2017

I was born and raised in upstate New York, and my husband served in the Army for six years. Our travels led us to Oregon in August 2017. Since I was a young child, I have always had an empty spot in my heart that can only be filled when I have animals in my life! I am currently in school to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. I have an Australian Shepherd/Labrador Retriever mix named Sheila who I consider my first child.

Jessica H.

Client Care Representative
Team Member Since 2017

I am very happy to be a part of the Murrayhill Veterinary family! This is my first experience in the animal field. I have a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon in Political Science. I am currently taking classes at Portland Community College studying to be a Certified Veterinary Technician. I enjoy exploring the beach and mountains with my four legged friend, Morty.