Veterinarian Owner/Medical Director
Dr. ten Broeke (pronounced “TEN-brook-ee”) was raised in Austin, TX. She received her bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. After a 6-year career in environmental engineering, she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Dr. ten Broeke worked in both equine and small animal hospitals before purchasing Gladstone Veterinary Clinic in January of 2007. She loves the relationships she develops with her clients and patients at GVC.
Dr. ten Broeke has been doing veterinary volunteer work in developing countries since 1998, mainly in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Peru. She serves on the board of a non-profit organization called Sustainable Vets International, which focuses on training local veterinarians and veterinary students in developing countries. She also volunteers with Feral Cat Coalition, the Portland Animal Welfare (PAW) Team, is president of the Portland Veterinary Medical Association, and is very involved in a local women’s veterinary leadership organization called Practice Share. In her precious spare time, she enjoys biking, snow-shoeing, kayaking, photography, traveling off the beaten path, hiking, camping, and spending time with her rescued critters. JuneBug, a ridiculously cute basset hound-shar pei mix, is a “certified acupressure therapist” and ambassador for the hospital. Radar is an easy-going yellow lab who was released from the Canine Companions for Independence service dog training program because he could not pass calculus. Pido (short for Rompido, which is slang for “broken” in Spanish) is a dog trapped in an orange cat’s body. He was surrendered to the clinic as a broken-legged kitten. Salty is a medium-haired tortoise-shell cat who was abandoned outside the clinic in a winter storm, which may explain why her favorite sleeping spot is on top of the furnace. Her demands include no less than 10 pets before she’ll settle down to eat her breakfast.
Dr. Winkler grew up in Northern California’s wine country. Her life-long passion of veterinary medicine began at the family farm and continued throughout her formative years in 4-H and at UC Davis, and during her master’s program in clinical microbiology. Dr. Winkler graduated from Western University of Health Sciences’ College of Veterinary Medicine in June of 2012. She decided to move to the beautiful Portland area after completing several externships in and around the Portland area during her last year in veterinary school, and she joined the Gladstone Vet team in 2012.
Dr. Winkler has a special interest in public health, ophthalmology, zoonotic diseases, and reptile and small animal exotic medicine. She is watched over by her crested gecko Salazar and her rose-haired tarantula Arachne at work. Dr. Winkler shares her home with her three cats (Dacts, Helix, and Yoda), and her black lab mix Fenrir, a Fences for Fido rescue named for a dog-like creature in Norse mythology. In her spare time, she loves to bake, kayak, road bike, garden, and antique.
Dr. Cassi Snyder was born in California, but grew up in Michigan. She spent her childhood dividing most of her time btween caring for the many family pets (including cats, dogs, rodents, and reptiles), and dance class. She continued to teach and choreograph competitive pieces for her dance studio as she was getting her bachelor’s degree in biology at Alma College, but sadly had to “retire” when she moved for veterinary school. She received her veterinary degree from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015.
Dr. Snyder’s love of good food and animosity towards winter weather led her and her boyfriend Jared to move to Portland as soon as she finished vet school. She immediately started practicing at a veterinary clinic in Warren, where she worked until joining Gladstone Veterinary Clinic in early 2017. She enjoys working with such a kind and devoted team at GVC. Her special interests include feline health and well-being, geriatric care, and internal medicine.
In her spare time, Dr. Snyder and Jared like finding beautiful hiking trips, great places to eat, and new places to explore in the city of Portland. They are owned by their two cats Chandler and Hercules, two littermates who share the family’s intense passion for food.