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 veterinarian office. I did not yet understand the human animal connection and the impact it holds on us. That moment happened years later, when a veterinary technician friend convinced me to take a young dog home on a “trial bases” over a weekend. The dog, of course never left, and I went about learning everything I could about caring for my new fur baby. I even traded in my high heels and pant suits as an office manager for a scrub top in a local animal hospital.
Over the years I worked in every possible position within that hospital until one day I was an office manager again. My mission now is to do everything within my power to help people relies the human animal bond, with all that it has to offer them, and to help them hold on to that connection for as long as humanely 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 our “fur babies” through education of what the best medicine for them would be. I am proud to be a part of this team!
Certified Veterinary Technician
Team member since October 1991
Virginia has worked at Murrayhill as a Professional Groomer, a receptionist, then a doctor’s assistant before becoming a CVT.
Four-legged family members: Patch (the most wonderful dog in the world), and 4 very loving kitties – Daisy, Chiang, Noalani and Boo Boo.
Twenty years experience in pet grooming Team member since 1994 Pets: 2 cats: “Clooney” and “Jacobi”
Debbie is one of our Hospital Managers and a Certified Veterinary Technician; she has been a team member since 1995. She has two dogs, JoJo Potato, a Lab/Golden mix, Abbie Appleton, a Labrador and several “stray” cats that she cares for. In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach, watching movies and walking her dogs.
Certified Veterinary Technician in Oregon and a Registered Veterinary Technician in California. Cindy has been a team member since 2000. She has two cats: “Gabriella Blixen” and “Jeremy Nardo”, both Siamese mixes.
Tech Assistant – IT – Hospital Maintenance. Computer Science transfer student at PCC B.A. Psychology, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado Team member since 2002 Duties: organize and maintain the hospital computers, and our website Pets: 1 cat, “Jezebel”
Client Care Representative and a team member since 2005. She has two dogs “Henna,” Australian Cattle Dog mix, “Bjorn” a Great Pyrenees, three cats “Mr. B”, “Vader” and “Spicy”.
My name is Amy Fellner, and I have been a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) since 2002, and have been in the field since 1994. I took an interest in animal behavior while still in school, as well as after graduation. I joined the Society for Veterinary Behavior Technicians in 2002, and have continued my education throughout my career at such places as Purdue University, University of Minnesota, Portland Veterinary Medical Association as well as 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 a better relationship with their pets, so that both lives are enriched!
Kim is one of our Client Care Representatives. Originally from upstate New York, Kim started working here when they moved to Oregon in 2011. She has been working in customer service her entire career, and in veterinary customer service since 2002. She has a Portuguese Water Dog named Finn, and loves hiking with her husband and Finn, gardening, and being outdoors in this beautiful state!
Certified Veterinary Technician Team member since 2013 PCC Technician Program Graduate, 2002 Pets: 2 dogs – Border Collie and GoldenDoodle 1 cat – Domestic Short Hair 1 fish – Beta 1 rabbit – Netherland Dwarf
Doctor Assistant and Technician Assistant. Currently studying at Portland Community College, planning to major in Zoology. Blake has been a team member since 2013. Pets: “Hattie” a Lab/Hound mix, two American Eskimo dogs: “Comet” and “Ajax.” Four cats: “Alfie,” “Athena,” “Boreas,” and “Hypatia.”
Doctor’s assistant and receptionist in the Portland area since 2007. Team member since 2013. Current interests: Radiology and Dentistry. Pets: 1 black and white chihuahua named Oreo.
Certified Veterinary Technician since 2004. Rebecca attend Western Oregon University and graduated with a major in general science and a minor in business. A commercial chicken farmer’s daughter, Rebecca followed her dream to work with animals and completed Portland Community College’s Veterinary Technology Program in 2004. Rebecca has special interests in human animal bond, canine rehabilitation, canine fitness, and animal behavior. Rebecca is not only an avid dog trainer for her own three “fur kids” Glide (pictured with Rebecca to the left), Izzy, and Zhen but also instructs companion pets in basic obedience and dog sports. In her spare time Rebecca enjoys hiking, mountain biking, baking and competing in the dog sports of flyball and agility.
Doctor’s Assistant and Team member since 2004. She has a Chihuahua “Sergio”, a Bulldog “Church”, a cat “Carmen”, and one Ball Python “Carl”.
Certified Veterinary Technician with Associate Degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. Team member since 2014. Pets include 1 cat, “Chevy”, and 1 Pomeranian/Jack Russel mix, “Jack”. I have a daughter who is almost 3 years old, named Natalie. When I am not working her 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!).
I am a Licensed Veterinary Technician in the states of 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. On my spare time I enjoy fishing, horseback riding and bird watching. I have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Lacey, 2 rambuctious cats adopted from The Cat Adoption Team and a handsome Cockatiel named Jon Snow.
Worked in the veterinary field for eleven years. Team member since 2015. Pets include 3 cats: “Tazo”, “Java” and “Tira”, and 1 dog, “Pogo”.
Client care representative with a small business management background and 18 years in customer service. Adores her shihtzu/Yorkie mix Lily! I enjoy cooking, traveling to learn about other cultures and you might just find me karaoking a tune or two!
Alexa began as a Bather&Brusher for both cats and dogs in the Petsmart grooming salon at 16 years old. She then transitioned into working at various animal boarding facilities. Shortly after that she began work at the Humane Society of North Texas, taking on many tasks from Pet Adoption Manager, Kennel Crew, and handling pet 911 calls. The past 5 years she has worked in the veterinary industry at some of the most competitive hospitals. She worked with us here at MHVH a year ago, moved to SoCal for a year, and has returned to work with us again! She manages her own Pet Sitting business and lives here in Beaverton with her husband, 3 cats (Sheldon, Gibson & Avery) and her new French Bulldog puppy Malcolm. Follow him on Instagram!! (@meet_malcolm)
Joanna is our Certified Small Animal Massage Practitioner and a Client Care Representative. As a licensed human massage therapist for 6 years she chose to specialize in small animal massage. She is pictured here with her 2 year old Staffordshire Terrier Axle.
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Susannah grew up on a small farm where she first learned to love animals. As soon as she was old enough to get a job she began working at animal clinics as a Veterinary Assistant and volunteering at the Oklahoma City Zoo. Here in Oregon she enjoys hiking with her husband and playing at home with their rescued cats Nonna and Ponce de Leon.
Valerie is originally from Michigan and moved to Oregon 8 years ago. She has 3 cats and 1 dog. In her spare time Valerie enjoys sewing/knitting, cross-stitch, watching movies and playing world of Warcraft.
I have been working as a veterinary client care representative for over 2 years and I love my job! I am certified as a veterinary assistant as well and I love working with both the pets and their pet parents. I have a Great Dane named Hayden and a Miniature Dachshund named Penny, who are inseparable. I also have a cat named Lily who I raised from kitten-hood which was about 14 years ago! When I’m not at work, I love to be outside whenever I can and workout everyday!