Ilea - Practice Manager

Ilea, Practice Manager

Ilea joined the HOVC team in November of 2016, with a long history of veterinary care and management. She has worked in general practices, zoo and exotic rescues, but longest termed in veterinary emergency medicine. Ilea truly enjoys providing care and comfort to all of her patients, you will often find her talking to an anxious pet instead of being in her office.

When not in the hospital, Ilea typically spends the day hiking with her family or working on home renovations. Ilea is an avid fan of the Portland Thorns FC, so if there is a home game that’s where she will be.

Allison, CVT

Allison, CVT

Allison joined the HOVC team in May 2016 to expand her knowledge of cardiac care. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician who graduated from Cal Poly Pomona in 2013 with a B.S. in Animal Health Science. She worked in general practice for two years before moving to Oregon in 2014 and taking a position alongside an Internal Medicine Specialist. Allison has always had a soft spot for animals in need, and will make every effort to share some TLC while providing the best medical treatment.

In her spare time, Allison enjoys crocheting, gardening, traveling, and hiking/camping with her husband. Allison also loves spending time with her two cats.

Karen, CVT

Karen joined HOVC in 2018 with a wealth of experience from large animal medicine, shelter medicine, and general veterinary practice. Karen thrives on providing support however needed, including for her patients, clients and her team. Karen has a very strong sense of empathy which is easily noted.

When she’s not working, she thoroughly enjoys time with her wirehaired griffons and the rest of her family.

Daryl, Client Care Advocate, Receptionist

Daryl joined the HOVC team in April 2019, coming all the way from the lone star state of Texas. Growing up she had all sorts of different pets, including ball pythons, bearded dragons, eclectic parrots, Guinea pigs, dogs and cats. It seemed a natural career choice to work alongside animals, dedicated to improving their lives. Daryl graduated with honors from the Veterinary Technician Institute of Houston, and has had the opportunity to work for the University of Texas Health and Science Center, an orthopedic and surgical specialty, and small animal general practice. Daryl is excited to delve into the field of cardiology, and grow with her new team. Her goal is providing only the highest level of care possible for people and their pets. Including a warm, personable welcome to the clinic every time.

In her spare time, Daryl can be found foraging for mushrooms or observing the sea life in Oregon’s teeming tide pools with her husband, and their furry son Tamlin the Finnish Lapphund.

Evan, CVT

Evan joined the HOVC team June of 2019 as a new graduate of the PCC Veterinary Technology Program. He received his B.S. in Biology from Portland State University in 2016. While there he traveled to Southern Africa for an international volunteering position and discovered his love for veterinary medicine. Having grown up with no pets of his own, he is happy to be able to love each patient as if it were his own.

During his spare time, he enjoys going out and enjoying the beautiful Oregon Wine Country with his fiancé. He also enjoys keeping up with his favorite teams, the Portland Timbers FC, Vegas Golden Knights, and the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team.