Our Team

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Virginia

Certified Veterinary Technician

I worked at Murrayhill as a professional groomer, a receptionist and a doctor’s assistant before I became a CVT.

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

I have 25 years of experience in pet grooming and have been a Murrayhill team member since 1994. I have two cats: Clooney and Jacobi.

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Debbie

Hospital Manager and Certified Veterinary Technician

I am one of Murrayhill’s hospital managers and a Certified Veterinary Technician. I have been a team member since 1995. 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

I have been a 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

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. I have been on the Murrayhill team since 2002, and my duties include organizing and maintaining the hospital computers and our website. I have one pet, a cat named Jezebel.

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Amy

Certified Veterinary Technician

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 Representative

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

I have been a Murrayhill team member since 2013, and 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

I have been a team member at Murrayhill 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

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

I have an associate degree of applied science in veterinary technology and have been a Murrayhill team member since 2014. 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

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 have been a team member since 2014. In my spare time, I enjoy fishing, horseback riding and bird watching. I have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Lacey, two rambuctious cats adopted from the Cat Adoption Team and a handsome Cockatiel named Jon Snow.

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Katie

Client Care Representative

I adore my Shihtzu/Yorkie mix named Lily! I enjoy cooking and traveling to learn about other cultures. Plus, you might just find me karaoking a tune or two!

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Angela

Office Manager

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

I grew up on a small farm, which is where I first learned to love animals. As soon as I was old enough to get a job, I began working at animal clinics 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.

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Jamie

Certified Veterinary Technician

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.

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Hannah

Hannah’s Borneo Adventure!

In case anyone is wondering where I have disappeared to Mid August-Early October, just YouTube search Borneo Wildlife Warriors and you will get a glimpse of what I am off doing! I have been honored to receive an invitation to go spend a month and a half working with the Sabah Wildlife Rescue Unit in Malaysia. I will be spending time in their multiple facilities including their Borneo Pigmy Elephant Orphanage, wildlife sanctuary, wildlife rehab center, and of course, working with the Wildlife Rescue Unit in rescuing animals from snare traps, human/animal conflict situations, and just about any other situation that wildlife need rescue/rehab/relocation.

If you are interested in learning more about the team, there is a documentary series on YouTube called “Borneo Wildlife Warriors”, where a wildlife videographer follows the team and helps them in their mission to save the local wildlife. They also have a facebook page called Sabah Wildlife Rescue Unit if you would like more information or would like to make a donation to help them in their mission.

Aside from their rescues they also work with local researchers to help them track and collar or tag wildlife to study their lifestyles, migration patterns, etc.

They are a pretty incredible team and I am very excited to get to spend time working with them and learning from them! And don’t worry, I will bring back plenty of pictures!