Annie, Hospital Manager
Lisa, Head Technician and Inventory Manager
Lisa has worked in veterinary medicine since 1997 and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2002. She has been with the Veterinary Surgical Center of Portland since it opened in 2000. When not working with animals, Lisa enjoys hiking, traveling, and working in the yard. Lisa shares her home with her husband and their dogs Tony and Vinnie. Lisa and Todd welcomed their first baby, Logan, in November 2011 and their second child, Lucy in April of 2014. “I feel very fortunate to be helping four-legged (or sometimes three-legged) family members on their journey from illness to injury back to good health and an active life.“
Maeve has been in the Portland area for over 10 years after moving from the East Coast. She attended Indiana University and went on to earn her BS in Biology at Simmons College in Boston, one of the few all-women schools in the country. Always drawn to science, she spent time at Mass General researching transplant biology before moving into the veterinary field. With 13 years of anesthesia and surgical experience and 5 years working with a veterinary neurologist, she is a great resource for our clients and their pets. Maeve is owned by three cats, Diego the Velvet Prince, Elijah Dolittle the hippo-fattiumus, and Jibba, an orange tabby who Maeve describes as being very goldfish-like. Her household also consists of Bits, the 2 1/2- legged terrier wonder dog, and Fluffy the stunningly beautiful and bald Columbian Red Tail Boa. “I like to know how things work. Understanding the biology behind the medicine can help us control pain and begin the healing process, benefiting both pets and their people.”
Renee, Veterinary Assistant
Renee joined the Veterinary Surgical Center of Portland in July of 2007. Prior to joining our team, Renee worked at a general practice for 3 years. Renee shares her home in Portland with her husband Bobby, sons Luca and Saul, her English Bulldog, Piglet and Beagle Mix, Bruno. “I understand how stressful it can be to see your pet undergo surgery. I hope to ease the concerns of pet parents by communicating, listening, and educating. After all, pets are our family.”
Chris, Lead Instrument Technician
Chris moved to Portland from Florida in 2015 but is originally from Wisconsin. She came to VSCP with experience in instrument sterilization from previous employment at a human hospital. When not at work she enjoys playing video games, spending time with her partner, and going on hikes with Lierre and Magic, their 2 Russian Wolfhounds.
Chai has been a veterinary technician for almost 17 years while working in a variety of roles within the field. During this time Chai has come to realize her “calling”, patient care. Taking care of the patients while in the hospital is her primary passion and she is lucky to have found such a wonderful place to do it.
In her spare time, she and her husband enjoy the outdoors and anything that comes with it. Her household consists of an 11-year-old pit-bull named Trippy, an 11-year-old french bulldog named Mochi, a 5-year-old cat named Sati, and a 16-year-old Appaloosa horse named Eagle.
Amber, Reception Manager
My name is Amber, prior to joining VSCP, I stepped into the vet med field in 2008. I worked for a general practice hospital for 4 years, a preventative care hospital for 1 year and then a 24 hour emergency and specialty hospital for 6 years. In my spare time I enjoy raising my two daughters, listening to true crime podcasts, binging documentaries, any outdoor activities, and cuddling my fur babies Chloe (DSH), Maize (Munchkin) and Penny (Mini chihuahua/yorkie).
Kalia was born and raised in Oregon and spent her days as a kid riding horses and helping out around the barn. Having grown up around lots of animals she decided early on that she would be happiest helping and being an advocate for animals in need. After graduating from the veterinary technician program in 2015 Kalia spent 6 years working in general practice before coming to VSCP as a surgical technician.
In her spare time she enjoys biking, roller skating, and taking her dog “Olive” out paddle boarding and hiking.
Stacey is a graduate of Portland Community College and is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She grew up on her grandparents’ farm and from the age of six years old, dreamed of becoming a part of veterinary medicine. She is a passionate advocate for animals, spending time volunteering at shelters as well as studying behavior in order to help people better understand their pets. She believes that all animals have a “voice”, you just have to know how to listen. In her free time, she enjoys painting, exploring the outdoors with her family, and spending time with her three dogs, a cat, and her two pet rats.
I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I first found my passion for the veterinary field working as a kennel assistant in a small animal hospital. I attended Pima Medical Institute to work toward a career as a veterinary technician. I graduated with my degree in 2017 and have since been working in the field. I have 3 years experience in ER & Specialty and I am still learning every single day! I have now moved to Oregon where I plan to stay and call my forever home. I live here with my husband and my 8 year old daughter. On my free time I love to sketch and paint. I don’t have any pets at this time but I would love to have a dog someday. Maybe a cavalier king Charles because they’re my favorite.
Briyana, Veterinary Technician Assistant – Appointments and Treatments and Part-Time Client Services Representative
I am a San Diego native and just moved to Oregon recently. I have been working with pets for a couple of years now and my ultimate goal is to be a surgery technician. I love helping animals and making sure they live happy healthy lives. In my free time, I love hanging out with my border collie/Pitbull named Bear and my Schnoodle named Maisy. We love going on hikes, and playing at the park.
Hannah, RDVM Coordinator, Dr’s Assistant, and Part-Time Client Services Representative
I have been fortunate to have worked in the Veterinary field for 3 years. I love customer service, whether it is greeting you over the phone or helping you check-in and out of an appointment. Being part of the preventive care or a solution for animals in pain is a great feeling at the end of the day. I look forward to meeting you and your furry family!
My free time is spent with my furry family; Elle (my horse), Dakota (Border Collie) and Trigger (Dachshund). I also enjoy all outdoor adventures with friends & family.
I graduated from PCC in 1980. I then worked in general practice for 22 years. I started in a surgery practice in 1999 as a surgical nurse and anesthesia tech for 20 years. I also worked in urgent care for 1 year. Surgery has always been my favorite part of veterinary medicine. My hobbies are mushroom hunting, hiking, gardening, kayaking, and anything outdoors. I have three cats named Pearl, TT & Spicy Pickle.
Elizabeth, Client Services Representative
My name is Elizabeth. I’m originally from southwest Washington but I went to school at the University of Portland and I’m very happy to be back in the Portland area. I’ve been working in veterinary medicine since 2016, both emergency/specialty and general practice. My fiancé and I have one gray tabby named Wesley. He is too mean to pet but too cute not to! In my free time, I love to cook and bake (especially bread!).
Johana, Veterinary Technician Assistant – Appointments and Treatments
I graduated from Carrington College in 2020 with a certification in veterinary assisting. Any spare time is spent with my two horses Max and Roo, or with my German shepherd mix, Fox. I worked 1 year in emergency veterinary medicine prior to VSCP. I’ve always had a passion for animals and have worked with them a majority of my life. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else!
Amanda, Veterinary Assistant
Hi! I am 25 years old and born and raised in Portland Oregon. I was always interested in the animal health care world and after working with humans for a while I decided to continue schooling and taking classes online with Penn Foster. I personally own 2 lazy cats and two loud cockatiels. I am an aspiring artist with a bachelors degree in art but I can’t wait to continue my future in the vet assistant field with this amazing team here at VSCP.