Ashley grew up in Portland, Oregon where her love for animals blossomed at a very young age. She always wanted to pursue a career in pet care and was intrigued by the medical aspect of the veterinary field. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree from Portland State University, she volunteered for a few animal rescues and wrote grants for small no-kill shelters surrounding the greater Portland Metro area.
Ashley moved to Bend and joined our team in October of 2015, first hired as a nurse + client care specialist. She has been a valuable asset to our practice as she has grown into the Practice Manager role. Outside of work she loves spending time with her husband Zachary, two Siberian Huskies – Apollo + Alta and kitty Rico. She enjoys nature therapy and outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, and camping.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Siobean is our Lead Certified Veterinary Technician and has been with us since March 2017. She graduated from the Central Oregon Community College Veterinary Technician program. She is the official cat whisperer of the clinic and makes the most delicious cupcakes.
In her minimal spare amount of free time, Siobean like to snuggle up with her 2 kitties, Hermes and Hades, while in bed on cold days. Siobean also likes to read, play handheld games, video games and is known to play a few card games once in a great while. We are so happy to have Siobean as a part of our team!
Dani is one of our veterinary assistants and the primary wildlife handler at the practice. She started working with animals while completing her Bachelor’s degree in Zoology at Humboldt State University. She has been with the practice since 2015 and has natural talent when it comes to veterinary medicine. She treats our patients with compassion and tenderness. She is a very versatile team member, so you may see her in multiple roles within the practice.
Dani has an interest in wildlife and has been instrumental in helping the injured raptors brought in by the Sunriver Nature Center. She enjoys running, snowboarding, and spending quality time with her family and dogs.
Client Care Specialist
Regan is our client care specialist + support staff and has been with us since July 2019. She is an expert in customer service and has previously worked in veterinary medicine as an assistant.
Regan recently moved to Bend on a wing and prayer this summer but is originally from Paris, Texas. She lives in an adorable 1977 Wilderness Travel Trailer that she flipped into a tiny home. Regan has worked on a cattle ranch and participated in 4H. She has previously competed in shows, western pleasure, and trail riding. She has also volunteered her time with cattle, elk, and fowl rehabilitation.
Regan received 2nd chair in an all-region choir for 2 years and recently learned how to play the ukulele about a year and a half ago. In her free time she enjoys hanging out at the mountain lakes in the with her 9-year-old Basset Hound, Buddha. She is very excited to start this new chapter with a beautiful view and her dream job. Regan enters our building with nothing but a positive attitude each day and has been the absolute best addition to our team!
Veterinary Assistant and Client Care Specialist
Lacey is our newest veterinary assistant + client care specialist and joined our team in February of 2020. Lacey moved to Bend shortly after graduating from Iowa State University with a degree in advertising and event management. She was born and raised in a small town in Iowa where she participated in 4H and would show rabbits and goats. Lacey’s family always had many pets and often worked with the humane society in her hometown.
When Lacey is not at work, she can be found hiking around Oregon with her puppy, Sancho. Since adopting Sancho from the Bend Humane Society, her interest in animal wellness has lead her to this new position. She is very excited to dive into her new role!
Phoebe is the newest member of our team and has been with us since September 2020. Phoebe grew up in Bend, Oregon and has always been around animals. She went to Oklahoma State and studied Psychology, Mass Communications, and Animal Science.
During the winter seasons she spent her time ski instructing in Colorado and Washington. Her love for animals stemmed at a very young age, she volunteered at the humane society and that led her to this position and wanting to work with animals and help them.
When not at work Phoebe can be found in the mountains skiing, or out hiking in Oregon with her 3 year old German Shepherd/ Golden Retriever rescue Harlow.