Our Team

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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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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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Brandy

Client Care Representative

I have been a team member since 2005. I have two dogs, Henna, an Australian cattle dog mix, and Bjorn, a Great Pyrenees, and three cats, Mr. B, Vader and Spicy.

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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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Blake

Doctor’s Assistant and Technician Assistant

I am currently studying at Portland Community College and am planning to major in zoology. I have been at Murrayhill since 2013. My pets include Hattie, a Lab/Hound mix, two American Eskimo dogs, Comet and Ajax, and four cats: Alfie, Athena, Boreas and Hypatia.

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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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Mandi

Doctor’s Assistant

I have been at Murrayhill since 2004. I have a Chihuahua named Sergio, a Bulldog named Church, a cat named Carmen and a Ball Python named Carl.

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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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Kirsten

Client Care Representative

I have worked in the veterinary field for 11 years and have been at Murrayhill since 2015. My pets include three cats, Tazo, Java and Tira, and one dog named Pogo.

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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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Alexa

Doctor’s Assistant and Client Care Representative

I began as a bather and brusher for cats and dogs in the Petsmart grooming salon at 16 years old. I then transitioned into working at various animal boarding facilities. Shortly after that, I started working at the Humane Society of North Texas, taking on many tasks, like pet adoption manager, kennel crew and handling pet 911 calls. The past five years, I have worked in the veterinary industry at some of the most competitive hospitals. I worked at Murrayhill previously, moved to SoCal for a year and have returned to work at Murrayhill again. I live here in Beaverton with my husband, three cats (Sheldon, Gibson and Avery) and my new French Bulldog puppy Malcolm. You can follow him on Instagram: @meet_malcolm.

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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.

Valerie M.

Doctor’s Assistant

I am originally from Michigan and moved to Oregon eight years ago. I have three cats and one dog. In my spare time, I enjoy sewing, knitting, cross-stitching, watching movies and playing World of Warcraft.

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Emma-Jean

Client Care Representative

I have been working as a veterinary client care representative for over two years, and I love my job! I am certified as a veterinary assistant as well, and I love working with 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 I workout everyday!