Our Client Care Specialists
Jessica grew up on a farm in Camas with her horse, 3 dogs, 2 cats, ducks, and chickens. Prior to going to Apollo College to become a veterinary assistant, she worked as both a nanny and a preschool teacher. Both of these positions helped Jessica develop her gentle touch, which both our clients and our patients need. Jessica also has great problem-solving skills, is detail-oriented, and she’s fantastic at trouble-shooting. She occasionally splits her time between the front desk and the tech team, but her main focus is client care. Jessica shares her home with her son Brayden, and two cats Grace and Louie. When she’s not working, she loves photography and cooking.
Dalainee is a cat lover through and through. She also enjoys helping people who love animals, which makes her a natural for our Client Care Team. She and her husband Alex share their home in Oregon City with 4 cats, which makes for an exciting household at times. Liam and Oliver were the only ones game for our photo shoot, and they had to be bribed with cat treats!
Megan joined our Client Care Team in 2017. She has worked as a dog trainer in the past, and is excited to start her career in veterinary medicine, helping people who love their pets. Megan’s dog Henry is quite the ham, and enjoys sniffing all of the smells he can on trails throughout the greater Portland area.
Our Technician Team
Amy, Certified Veterinary Technician
With over 10 years of experience working in the veterinary field, Amy’s passion for animals led her to become a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2010. She is very happy to be part of the wonderful team at Gladstone Vet Clinic. Amy shares her home with two feisty felines (Ronin and Ando), and a golden gecko (Fizzigg). Her family also includes her husband Ryan, daughter Aubrey, and son Jace. In her free time, Amy enjoys gardening, backpacking, and herping (searching for reptiles and amphibians outdoors). As a Certified Veterinary Technician, Amy uses her skills and training to keep our patients safe under anesthesia, as well as take the lead during veterinary emergencies.
Henry began his career in veterinary medicine a little later in life, after he had traveled the world as a airline flight attendant for a private airline. He started as a veterinary assistant in private practice, while he completed his Veterinary Technology degree at San Juan College, and earned his license as a Certified Veterinary Technician. After spending a year at an emergency and specialty practice in the greater Portland metro area, he has returned to private practice, joining the Gladstone Vet team in 2017. In his spare time, he teaches for the San Juan College Veterinary Technology program, which is a primarily on-line program.
Mia was born and raised in Israel. The job that made her begin her veterinary path was an assistant job in a large veterinary hospital in Israel. She had no prior experience working with animals, but once she started, she realized that this was what she was meant to do.
In 2012, her little family (her husband Ran and her golden retriever Messi) relocated from Israel to San Francisco. During the 4 years she was there, she completed her Veterinary Technology degree at San Juan College, earning her Certified Veterinary Technician license. She worked as a vet tech at San Francisco Animal Care and Control. Even though it was very emotional work at times, dealing with abused or neglected animals, she loved working at the shelter, especially when she was able to treat wildlife–baby owls, raccoons, skunks, and even sea gulls!
In 2016, Mia and her family relocated to Portland and she joined Gladstone Veterinary Clinic. They fell in love with the small town vibe and all of the beautiful nature that surrounds Portland. In her spare time, Mia enjoys watching movies, reading sci-fi and fantasy books, and spending quality time with her family (both 2-legged and 4-legged).
Katie graduated from Oregon State University in 2010 (Go Beavs!) with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology. She began working with animals in 2008, doing education and husbandry. She began working first with reptiles, and eventually worked with large exotic cats. In 2011, Katie felt the call of the veterinary field. She completed the Veterinary Assistant program at Linn-Benton Community College, and began working in the veterinary field. Katie loves working with animals of all shapes and sizes, but he ones with scales or feathers seem to hold a special place in her heart.
When Katie is not working, she enjoys discovering all the outdoor adventures Oregon has to offer. Katie loves snowboarding, rafting, rock climbing, camping, mountain biking, just to name a few. She also enjoys exploring the local music scene, going to Blazer games and visiting local microbreweries. During what little down time she has, she spends time with her cat Esy, her sulcata tortoise Ziggy and her 3 snakes Pluto, O’Malley and Juicy Fruit.
Brittany worked for many years as a veterinary assistant in the Puget Sound area in Washington state. She moved to Portland in 2016, and now lives with her family in the Happy Valley area. She is the proud mother of an adorable baby boy, and shares her home with her husband, two children, and baby Justin, as well as beautiful Charlie, the heterochromic (two different colored eyes) Persian.
Mickayla completed an externship with Gladstone Veterinary Clinic during her Veterinary Assisting Program at Carrington College and we never let her leave. She shares her home with her terrier mix Rowdy and her cat Oreo.
Tess, Veterinary Assistant
Tess grew up in Lake Oswego with her English Setter, Tanner, and 4 cats. Her love and passion to be the voice for animals is what drew her to veterinary medicine. She is working towards becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician in the near future. In her free time, she enjoys sports, working out, music, visiting the various Portland-area animal shelters, and spending time with friends and family. Her two loves are her orange tabby littermates Toulouse and Flynn.
(Bio coming soon)
Our Four-Legged Team Members
Bosco, Chief Feline Officer
Bosco came to Gladstone Vet Clinic with a urinary blockage, and was surrendered to us for care. He won our hearts with his outgoing and vocal personality, and we realized he was here to stay. He has taken on the role of CFO (chief feline officer). He spends his days supervising activities in the treatment and management areas, and is always on the lookout for snacks. On occasion, he is asked to lend a paw in demonstrating how to administer oral medications or subcutaneous fluids, a favor for which he is richly rewarded.
JuneBug is a basset hound-shar pei mix (picture a long body, short legs, and a bunch of extra skin). As Dr. ten Broeke’s personal assistant, she comes to work every day and cannot wait to greet all of her co-workers each morning. When days become stressful or sad, she is always ready to give a consoling hug, or participate in a game of “stretchy-face” or fetch. “Throw the ball! It will make you feel better!” She is also “certified” in acupressure, and is convinced that having her 65-lb body sitting on you will bring you joy and peace, and it’s true.