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.