Shauna has loved animals her entire life and knew from a young age that the veterinary profession was meant for her. She has been a certified veterinary technician with Newberg Veterinary Hospital since 1995, and especially loves veterinary dentistry and working with farm animals. In fact, Shauna recently founded a non-profit here in Newberg called Wildwood Farm Sanctuary, with the goal of rescuing abused and abandoned farm animals. Outside of the more domestic animals, Shauna has spent time volunteering at the Portland Audubon Society, working with injured wildlife in their Wildlife Care Center. What time isn’t dedicated to animals, Shauna spends with her family hiking, traveling to Central Oregon, bike-riding or reading.
Hailey became a certified veterinary technician in 2010 and spent some time working at the Cat Adoption Team in Sherwood and Columbia Equine Hospital before joining our team at Newberg Veterinary Hospital in 2014! Hailey’s favorite parts of the veterinary profession are small animal dentistry, surgery and large animal medicine, though her work with animals started at a very young age when she began helping her mother with the breeding, training and showing German Shepards. In her free time, Hailey enjoys painting and riding horses.
Pam has worked as a certified veterinary technician since 1981 and has been with us at Newberg Veterinary Hospital since 1994. She loves every aspect of her job, but especially getting to know the clients and their animals. This love manifests itself in her enjoyment of pet-sitting, as well; it gives her one-on-one time with lots of different animals, while allowing the owners to enjoy their time away without worrying about their precious pets. Pam is married with one daughter and one granddaughter and likes to spend time with her family and friends at the North Umpqua River in southern Oregon.
Kristel grew up surrounded by pets big and small, and after wishing to be a veterinarian (and a horse trainer) all those years, she attended Eastern Oregon State College for two years of Pre-Vet. She has since spent over 24 years getting hands-on experience at various clinics—including Chehalem Animal Clinic, Twin Oaks Veterinary Hospital and Countryside Animal Hospital—during which time, she became a licensed tech in 2001. The aspects of veterinary medicine Kristel most enjoys are nursing care and surgery. When not at the hospital or spending time with her husband, Ryan, and their two boys, Kirstel loves to take time for herself with a good book or a nice camera. She also places great importance on being active, which she accomplishes by running, kickboxing, hiking or participating in team rope.
Madeleine has spent her entire life in McMinnville, OR. After having just graduated high school she saw an ad about a kennel assistant. She applied to the position and got a response in less than five minutes. She started the very next day with all kinds of training. She started working as a kennel assistant which includes walking dogs, feeding dogs and helping our techs, and has enjoyed her job since day one! Her love for animals started at age six months thanks to a boxer named Bruno. Madeleine and Bruno were inseparable, and although he passed many years ago, his memory endures. Madeleine recently got two French Mastiffs who answer to the names Brunella (French for “little thing”) and Adele (because it’s French, not because of the singer). Her favorite way to spend free time is hanging out with her horses, but Madeleine recently discovered that she loves to work out and is hooked on CrossFit.
Michelle has had a passion for animals her whole life. Throughout her childhood it wasn’t unusual for her to bring stray pets home. When moving to Newberg from Tigard about eight years ago, Michelle established veterinary care for her pets here at Newberg Vet. By luck, on a regular appointment four years ago, she inquired if NVH was hiring, and ended up landing a kennel assistant job. Michelle started out in a kennel position and then worked her way up to Technician Assistant before her current position in the front office. She has enjoyed expanding her knowledge throughout the clinic, learning different positions within veterinary care. Michelle has a six-year-old Calico named Autumn, who is the princess of the house—though she adores her sister, Dakota Sky, as evidenced by constant kisses and snuggles. In the moments of free time between two jobs, Michelle enjoys relaxing at home with her pets. On adventure-seeking days, Dakota and Michelle like to go for walks, runs, hikes and, especially, swims. Michelle loves horseback riding, camping trips and taking her dirt bike out to the dunes and trails.
Nikki’s love of animals began in her few years living in California, when her family adopted an abandoned pit bull puppy. At age five, Nikki moved to Tigard, OR, where her family has since had many other dogs. With her love of animals in mind, Nikki decided to go to college straight out of high school to become a veterinary assistant. After graduating with honors, she did her externship at Newberg Vet and was later hired in August of 2011. Nikki currently has a 5.5-year-old miniature Schnauzer named Nova that Nikki received as a gift while she was in college. Nova currently lives with Nikki’s parents and her friend, Cujo (a chihuahua), and there is no question she is the princess of the house! In Nikki’s free time, she enjoys spending sunny days outside, camping or at the river. In the fall, she spends most weekends traveling to Eugene where she is a season ticket holder for the Oregon Ducks football games. GO DUCKS!
Heather grew up in Sherwood but has lived in Newberg for over 20 years. After attending PSU for a completely unrelated career, she started volunteering with Cat Adoption Team in 2010. It was then she decided she would be much happier working with animals and the people who love them. Heather currently has three cats; Pongo, a very shy and sweet six-year old Siamese; Fat Ted, a three-year-old black and white short-hair who loves nothing more than sniffing the feet of guests; and the latest addition, Stuart, a little orange tiger-striped two-year-old ball of energy. When she’s not playing with her cats, Heather enjoys spending her free time with her family, reading or gardening.