Dr. Tanya ten Broeke, Veterinarian Owner/Medical Director Dr. ten Broeke (pronounced “TEN-brook-ee”) was raised in Austin, TX. After a short career in environmental engineering, she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Following graduation, Dr. ten Broeke practiced in Grants Pass before moving to Portland, where she worked for both equine and small animal veterinary hospitals. She purchased Gladstone Veterinary Clinic in January of 2007.
Dr. ten Broeke especially enjoys geriatric medicine, dermatology, and endocrinology. She has done veterinary volunteer work in Central America since 1998, mainly in Guatemala and Nicaragua. Dr. ten Broeke volunteers with Feral Cat Coalition, the Portland Animal Welfare (PAW) Team, is a board member of the Portland Veterinary Medical Association, and is involved in a local women's veterinary group. In her precious spare time, she enjoys biking, snow-boarding, kayaking, photography, travel, hiking, and camping. Her three dogs come to work with her every day. June Bug is a ridiculously cute basset hound-shar pei mix. Hammie is a recently-rescued black lab with a seizure disorder. Zedd is a dignified senior lab-border collie mix, who just barely tolerates the antics of the rest of the family.
Dr. Kristi Winkler, Veterinarian Dr. Winkler grew up in Northern California's wine country. Her life-long passion of veterinary medicine began at the family farm and continued throughouth her formative years in 4-H, and 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 at school.
Dr. Winkler has a special interest in public health, zoonotic diseases, reptile and small animal exotic medicine, and ophthalmology. She currently resides in an apartment in Portland with her three cats (Dacts, Helix, and Yoda), but would love to get a dog once she gets space. In her spare time, she loves to bake, kayak, road bike, garden, and antique.
Dr. Christy Lee, Veterinarian Dr. Christy Lee grew up in a house full of pets on the Oregon coast. As a teenager she began working as a kennel attendant at a veterinary hospital and eventually became a certified veterinary technician. She completed her undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry at Portland State University, and then graduated from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a one-year small animal rotating internship in Michigan, where she worked with and gained additional training from several veterinary specialists. When she wasn't working directly with specialists, she worked in the emergency and critical care unit of the hospital.
At the end of her year in Michigan, Dr. Lee was eager to return to Oregon and excited to begin her career in general practice, where she works to form long-term bonds with her patients and clients. Dr. Lee especially enjoys caring for her geriatric patients and taking on complicated internal medicine cases, but she is always delighted to love on her healthy patients, too! During her time off, she enjoys birding, crafts, photography, hiking and backpacking with her partner and their cute mutt, Danger. She also has three kitties: Ronald, Rippley, and Lemur. Dr. Lee volunteers with local environmental organizations as well as with the Feral Cat Coalition, helping to spay and neuter feral cats in the Portland area.
Our Practice Manager ..............................................................................
Amanda with Kallie and Naomi
Amanda Long, Practice Manager Amanda began her career in veterinary medicine in 2001 as a volunteer in a small animal clinic in Michigan. A strong desire to help animals drove her to become a certified veterinary technician in 2005. Amanda loves learning and pursued her BS in Finance from Michigan State University and her MBA in Health Care Administration from Marylhurst University. Over the years, she has worked as an oncology technician and a practice manager. She joined Gladstone Veterinary Clinic in 2012 and is excited to bring her knowledge and her heart to all of our wonderful clients and patients.
In Amanda's spare time, she does a lot of crafting, including making jewelry and dog collars. She shares her home with her wonderful husband, a beagle mix named Kallie, and shepherd mix named Naomi, a recently-rescued Fences for Fidos puppy named Penny, and an affectionate orange cat named Kitty.
Our Client Care Specialists ....................................................
Kady with Blitz and Breezie
Kady, Lead Client Care Specialist Kady joined the Gladstone Vet Clinic team in early 2011 as a Client Care Specialist. She has had 11 years of experience working as a veterinary technician and loves the one-on-one interaction she has with clients in her current position. Kady is a true Oregonian at heart. She grew up in Oregon City and loves the outdoors, including camping, hiking, and soaking up the sunshine during the summer months. When it is cold and rainy, she loves to cuddle up on the couch with her husband, her boxer Blitz, and her Boston terrier Breezie for a good movie.
Diane with Chloe
Diane, Client Care Specialist Diane grew up in the Portland area and has been with GVC since 2002. She loves being able to build relationships with our amazing clients and their pets. She has 3 wonderful children and 6 grandchildren (including a set of twins). She shares her home with her sweet dog Chloe. She enjoys reading, doing puzzles, shopping, and gardening.
Paige with Billy
Paige, Client Care Specialist Paige has always had a passion for animals, even as a small child. She started her career in the veterinary field when she was a freshman in high school and worked at a vet clinic cleaning kennels. She got her associate degree in veterinary assisting at Apollo College and worked at a doggie daycare while she was in school. Paige and Billy, an incredibly cute Chihuahua mix, enjoy watching Animal Planet together. He especially loves Animal Cops Phoenix because of the horses. The first time he saw a horse on TV, he ran up to the screen barking, and then ran behind the TV to find the horses. He was so confused because he couldn't find them!
Shelley with Coco
Shelley, Client Care Specialist Shelley always had a lot of pets growing up--fuzzy kittens, a crocodile, parrots, a snapping turtle, and wild baby birds she tried to raise herself. Jeremiah Johnson was a German shepherd that her dad brought home when Shelley was two years old. He was her best friend and always by her side. He even towed her around on her roller skates! Shelley began working in the veterinary field in 1999 as a receptionist, then a boarding manager. "It was very rewarding caring for all of the pets and tucking them in at night, just like being a mom at home!" She has worked in other fields, but came back to veterinary medicine because it is what she is most passionate about. She's a great addition to the Gladstone team and always has a warm smile on her face!
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.
June Bug, Director of Fun June Bug is a basset hound-shar pei mix (think 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, participate in a game of "stretchy-face" or fetch. "Throw the ball! It will make you feel better!" She is also "certified" in acu-pressure, and is convinced that having her 65-lb body sitting on your will bring you joy and comfort.
Amber, Lead Technician Amber started working in the veterinary field in 2002. Her experience in emergency medicine and quick pace make her a tremendous asset to the Gladstone Vet Clinic team. She is also known as the cat whisperer among her peers. When she's not helping animals and their owners, she enjoys the outdoors--camping, snowboarding, fishing, hunting, rafting, and prospecting for gold. Amber also has a fantastic voice and enjoys singing karaoke. She has a daughter named Keyle, two dogs (Princess and Buster), and three cats (Zeus, Lil Key Mow-Mow, and Tiger).
Kim with Fannie and Rupert
Kim, Certified Veterinary Technician
Kim grew up near Eugene, went to UC Santa Barbara and earned a B.S. in Psychology, and then lived in San Francisco for 8 years where she started out working in the financial district. Once she realized that she was destined to work with animals, she hasn't looked back. Kim started working at Gladstone Vet Clinic in 2003, and has over 11 years of veterinary experience. Kim's attention to detail, caring touch, and strong technical skills help keep our patients safe under anesthesia and calm during recovery.
Kim shares her home with Fanny (a three-legged tabby who was injured by a fan belt when she was a kitten), Nigel Nubbins (also a three-legged cat who was rescued after he was hit by a car and one of his legs was shattered), and Charlotte (a polydactyl cat). In her free time, Kim enjoys snuggling with her kitties, traveling, playing dress-up, and sleeping-in.
Leah with Jessie
Leah, Certified Veterinary Technician Leah joined Gladstone Vet Clinic in 2011. She worked as a veterinary assistant for many years before attending PCC's Veterinary Technology Program in 2004 and earning her credentials as a Certified Veterinary Technician. Leah's experience is varied, as she has worked in general practice, emergency medicine, dermatology, and anesthesia and surgery specialty practices. She has experience working with wildlife and exotic pets, and also has worked with the Oregon Veterinary Response Team preparing for large animal disease outbreaks and disasters.
Leah and her boyfriend share acreage in Damascus with three full-size horses, a miniature horse, a senior Alaskan malamute named Jessie, and three cats (Griffin, Spooky, and Kootz). Leah's positive attitude and enthusiasm bring life and energy to the clinic every day.
Andrea with Baby Girl
Andrea, Technician and Boarding Manager Andrea has been working at Gladstone Vet Clinic since 2006 and she has always been surrounded by animals. She grew up with dogs, cat, pocket pets, and chickens. Her passion for animals sent her to Apollo College for veterinary assisting. She is now working towards becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician in the near future. Andrea does an amazing job of juggling her technician duties and also managing our boarding service.
Andrea has an Australian shepherd mix named Baby Girl (who earned her name due to her less-than-stoic demeanor) and a cat named Front Porch, who showed up on her front porch one day and stayed. Andrea and her 4-legged family also share their home with her 2-legged son Brayden.
Kathy with Ruby and Maverick
Kathy, Technician Kathy can't imagine her life without animals. She shares her home with 4 smallish rat terriers (Ruby, Maverick, Wesley, and Jax) and 3 1/2 cats (Finnegan, Simon, Goose, and the 1/2 cat is Fancy Pants, who is actually a neighbor's cat, but spends as much time on Kathy's porch and inside her house as she can.) In her spare time, Kathy loves to garden and be outside with her family, both two-legged and four-legged.
Kathy's positive outlook and wealth of knowledge help give our clients comfort in difficult situations, and our patients the high-quality care that they deserve.
Jessica with Kody Bear
Jessica, Technician's Assistant 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, and she's great at trouble-shooting.
Jessica shares her home with her boyfriend Daniel, son Brayden, dog Kody Bear, and two cats Grace and Louie. When she's not working, she loves photography and cooking.
Morgan with Stella
Morgan, Patient Care Specialist Morgan has always dreamed of being a veterinarian. Even as a small child, she never wanted anything more. She is currently majoring in Organismal Biology at Portland State University and participates in the Honors Program and the Pre-Vet Club. She openly admits to being a "science nerd."
Morgan is an amazing asset to Gladstone Vet Clinic, whether she's helping with a procedure, monitoring patients after recovering from anesthesia, or just giving a patient some extra love. She plans to attend OSU in a few years to become an equine veterinarian. When she's not working or studying, Morgan enjoys spending time with her mom, reading, writing, and cooking. She shares her busy life with a paint mare named Flicka, a mini lop rabbit named Sophia, and a very sweet golden retriever named Stella Maxine.
Cricket with Ripley
Cricket, Hospital Assistant Cricket took a long and winding path to her current career in the veterinary field. She spent over 20 years in bookkeeping and customer service until seeing a technician care for an injured pet on an episode of Animal Cops inspired her to change her focus. She graduated from Carrington College's veterinary assisting program with a 4.0 GPA and perfect attendance. Cricket shares her home with 2 dogs (Ripley a shepherd/rottweiler mix) and Mr. Bo Jangles, a pit bull/labrador mix.) She also has three children who keep her on her toes.
Cricket does an amazing job taking wonderful care of our boarding patients during their stay with us, and keeps our hospital neat and clean. When she is not taking care of our boarding patients or caring for her family, Cricket enjoys singing karaoke.
Darian with Zeke
Darian, Hospital Assistant Darian always knew she was destined for the veterinary field. Her love of animals and her desire to care for them drew her into an internship with Gladstone Vet Clinic while she was still in high school. "Being involved in veterinary medicine makes me feel like I can give back to all of these beautiful creatures on our earth." Darian cares for our boarding patients and her gentle touch helps calm them then they are spending time away from home.
Darian has a chihuahua named Zeke, whom she rescued in 2010. When she's not working or taking care of Zeke, she's taking classes to prepare for entry into the Veterinary Technology Program at PCC.