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 - Client Care Coordinator
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.
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.
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 Virginia Commonwealth 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 two dogs Henna and Buddha.
Tara - Client Care Coordinator
Most people know me as the ultimate cat lady, but I love dogs too! Working as a Veterinary Receptionist for over twelve years has allowed me to get my canine fix without upsetting the balance at home, where two very spoiled cats make the house rules. Helping animals is my true passion. When I’m not catering to feline royalty, you can find me trapping colonies of free roaming cats for spay/neuter, taming feral kittens for adoption, volunteering with various animal rescues, attending puppet shows, hugging trees, and supporting Portland’s local metal scene. There’s no place like the Pacific Northwest!
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! I have one cat. He is more than a handful, and his name is Machine.