Sarah - Lead Veterinary Technician
I have lived in the Pacific Northwest my entire life. My love for animals began very early on, and my lifelong passion has been to love, help, and care for them. I have had the privilege to work in the veterinary field all of my adult life, and be a part of the Irvington team since 2010 when the clinic opened! I have one amazing dog and four fabulous kitties!
Nicholas - Lead Receptionist
I was born an animal lover. Born and raised in Louisiana. I worked as a hairstylist for 28 years. After helping me and my partner through the passing of my 24 year old kitty, Dreyfus, I knew that I wanted to be a part of the Irvington Vet Team! My pets are my family so I am very passionate to be able to work and share with clients in the celebration of a new member of their families, watch their children grow, and be there as a shoulder to lean on when we have to let them pass on. I like to spend my free time with my partner, Wally and our dog, Poochie.
Cassie - Practice Manager
I have always been an animal lover, and it has always been a passion of mine to care for them. I moved from San Francisco to Portland 6 years ago, and have held a few jobs that I've loved, but I never quite felt fulfilled. Every time I would bring a member of my animal family in for a visit at Irvington Veterinary, I was treated so well that when I was waiting in the lobby, I used to daydream about working in an environment like that. After the team here cared for my cat during some scary health issues she was having, I knew that I wanted to be able to help people like they helped me. In my free time, I care for my abundance of plants, attend hot yoga classes, cook for friends, binge watch 90's teen dramas, and spend time with my husband, Jake, and our cat kid, Lula. Fear Free Certified!
Jean - Certified Veterinary Technician
I grew up in Connecticut and got my Veterinary Technician Degree from The University of Maine. I first worked in a clinic in New York City before moving to Portland to work for Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital. After 7 years I went back to school and began a career in Human Resources in both Eugene and Portland. Eventually I pulled out of the workforce to raise my two children. I re-entered veterinary medicine in 2008, and worked in various settings as a Surgery Tech, a Clinical Medicine Tech and also volunteered with the Feral Cat Coalition of Portland. Here at Irvington Veterinary I love learning so much about applying Eastern and Western Medicine to the care of animals. In my off time, I take Tai Chi classes, cross country ski, hike, bicycle, go to live performances of dance and theater, and share my life with my husband, teenagers, dogs and cats!
Kimberlee - Patient Care Coordinator
I am a proud Portland native. I have loved all creatures great and small my entire life and started working in the veterinary field at age sixteen. After college I entered the field of interior design for a dozen years but always missed the fulfillment of working with animals, my true passion. In 2012 I returned to the veterinary field here at Irvington Veterinary Clinic and couldn't be happier to be doing what I love, especially with such a compassionate and professional team. I enjoy bicycling around town, traveling, working in the garden, exploring all the local restaurants, and spending time with my husband Paul, our kitties Moon and Sunny and our rescued Greyhound, Noche.
Ria - Client Care Coordinator
Growing up in Houston Texas as an only child with multiple dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, horses, rodents (and even a pig!) ensured that I was never lonely or bored. When I decided to leave a career in the design world to raise my three children, my life still included many creatures large and small. I’ve been an active part of the Northeast Portland community for over 15 years, so Irvington Veterinary was a natural fit for me when I considered returning to work. The staff feels like a close-knit family, I love that I get to connect with so many familiar faces and families, and best of all – I get puppy kisses almost every day.
Lori - Certified Veterinary Technician
I grew up in the Midwest but had been drawn to the Pacific Northwest for a long time. I finally moved to Portland in 2011 and haven't looked back since. After working in the service industry for most of my life I decided that I needed a career change. I feel so grateful and lucky that Irvington Veterinary Clinic hired me as a veterinary assistant. I am now a Certified Veterinary Technician and couldn't be happier. I absolutely love working with animals! In my spare time I cook, enjoy the outdoors and hang out with my boyfriend and cat son, Ronnie.
Leah - Patient Care Coordinator
My family always had pets growing up and I've always felt a strong connection to animals. I feel very lucky to be able to get to care for our animal patients and their families everyday! In my free time, I enjoy exploring this beautiful city, biking, hiking, running, and yoga.
Sam - Client Care Coordinator
I grew up in the Portland area and moved back after attending college in Flagstaff Arizona. I've been in the veterinary field for about 3 years and before that worked at a local pet store with small animals and dog and cat nutrition. My favorite part of what I do is being able to work hands on with people and their pets with such a caring and compassionate team. I like to bike, hike, and paint, and I enjoy spending time with friends and my 8 year old shepherd mix, Oliver.
Nick - Certified Veterinary Technician
I'm originally from Saint Louis, Missouri and I moved to Portland in the fall of 2016. I graduated from my veterinary technician program in Saint Louis in 2010 and passed my national and state boards in early 2011. I always had a strong interest in medicine and animals growing up, so becoming a veterinary surgery technician was a perfect match. I love all things surgery and anesthesia related. Working with the team at Irvington Veterinary Clinic is very rewarding and every single team member goes above and beyond to ensure we are providing the highest quality of medicine and care to our patients. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my partner Paul and cuddling my perfect black cat named Puma. We enjoy exploring all the beautiful hiking and camping Oregon has to offer, and maybe exploring/tasting all the delicious Oregon beer too.
Wendy - Patient Care Coordinator
I was fortunate to grow up with a cat and various dogs, and have always felt a special and different bond with animals that I don't share with humans. The bond that we share with animals is so precious and important, which led me down the path I am currently on. I am studying to be a Certified Veterinary Technician program at PCC here in Portland; and the doctors and staff here at the clinic have been so helpful, insightful, and thorough in helping me with my education and training for this exciting and challenging field. I am so thankful for this position and opportunity to help both the pets and their humans live happy and healthy lives!
Brittany - Patient Care Coordinator
I have been part of the Irvington Vet Clinic family since late 2013. Throughout my career, I have worked with numerous species of animals including Exotics, wildlife, and domestic pets. In 2006, I obtained an Associates Degree in Animal Behavior and Wildlife Education from Moorpark College's Exotic Animal Training and Management program in California. I have always been passionate about training with animals that are under human care. It is my hope that these animals can participate in their own health care without fear or anxiety. Recently, I have obtained my Certified Behavior Consultant Canine -Knowledge Assessed certification. At Irvington Vet Clinic I offer Behavior consultations as well as outside private lessons. I enjoy spending my free time with my husband, daughter, two dogs and two rats.
Taylor - Patient Care Coordinator
I was born in Northern California and grew up in a small agricultural town. Though I never lived on a ranch, I loved riding my horses every day after school from when I was 6 years old. Ever since knowing the love of my first 1000 pound animal, I knew I wanted to help every living being I could. I studied Animal Science at Fresno State and began working with all sorts of animals, from birds to pocket pets to pigs. I also dedicated all of my spare time to a local animal shelter, where I found my current canine soulmate, Winchester. When I’m not in the clinic, I love hitting the beach with my pup, reading, writing and exploring new places in our quirky city. In 2015, my husband and I moved to Portland with our fur kids in tow (my 11-year-old kitty wasn’t thrilled at first) and haven’t looked back since. I have grown to love this city and every creature in it.
Jenn - Client Care Coordinator
I grew up in Connecticut and moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1997. As a kid, we always had small animals and kitties. It wasn’t until 2007 that I got my first dog. Who knew that a beautiful, yet mangey dump dog could change your life? Pepsi will be 15 years old this year. I can’t help but think that my 13 years in the pet industry and my keen interest in canine nutrition have helped her get this far. Peps and I share a home with Mat – a very patient and tolerant partner and Rocket – a 6 year old Chihuahua/Cattle Dog Mix. I love working at Irvington Veterinary Clinic because I’m inspired daily by the most caring, selfless, and committed animal enthusiasts who understand and implement the importance of an integrated approach to animal health. I am currently studying in school to become licensed in animal massage therapy!
Jody- Client Care Coordinator
I grew up just north of Portland in Fairbanks, Alaska and have had pets for as long as I can remember! The connection between animals and humans is such a special one and I love the mutual elevation each brings to the other’s life. Outside of the clinic you can find me at a bluegrass festival, camping or getting to know the world better!
Brian - Business Manager
I was raised with cat and dog rescues of all types and sizes. My first dog as an adult was a bullmastiff mix named Emma that meant the world to me. After experiencing her diagnosis with cancer and the care related to it, I became very passionate about veterinary care and wellness. After Graduating from University in 2004, I became a project manager in the design industry and continued to do so while opening Irvington Veterinary Clinic with Dr Rachel. When I am not working I enjoy camping, snowboarding, cooking, gardening, bonsai, bicycling, and hanging out with Dr. Rachel, our daughter, and our dogs and cats!