Karen, Practice Manager

Karen joined HOVC in 2018 with 20 plus years of experience and a wealth of knowledge 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. She loves serving pets and clients and providing the best opportunities to enhance the animal client bond. When she’s not working, she thoroughly enjoys outdoor time with her Wirehaired Pointing Griffons, gardening, and spending time with family.

Allison, CVT

Allison joined the HOVC team in May 2016 to expand her knowledge of cardiac care. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician with a B.S. degree in Animal Health Science and has a wide range of experience including general practice, shelter medicine, and internal medicine. She is also Fear Free Certified and will always go the extra mile to try and comfort an anxious patient. When not at work, Allison keeps busy chasing after her two toddlers. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, camping, and gardening.

Katie, CVT

I have been in the veterinary field in the Portland area for over 20 years. I wanted to be a veterinarian since I was young, but through work I realized how rewarding and fulfilling I found veterinary nursing to be. I attended PCC’s Veterinary Technology program and earned my CVT license. Since then, I’ve had the privilege to work as a CVT in many roles including Oncology, Internal Medicine, Emergency and Critical care, and Exotics medicine. I fell in love with Cardiology and officially joined the team at Heart of Oregon after working relief shifts with them over the past couple of years. I live in Beaverton with my husband, our senior spaniel Charlie, and our cat Benny “the prince”. Outside of work, I enjoy cooking, crafting, traveling, and reading.

Courtney, CVT

Courtney joined the HOVC team in November of 2021 to expand her knowledge of cardiac care. She is a certified veterinary technician who graduated from Ridgewater College in 2015 with an AAS in Veterinary Technology. She has worked in general practices, shelter medicine, but the longest term in emergency veterinary medicine. Courtney truly enjoys providing the best patient care and treatments for each and every patient. When she’s not working she enjoys camping, hiking, and kayaking with her family.

Jimmi, Customer Service Representative

Jimmi started her journey in 2009 as a client service representative at a veterinary practice in Seattle, since then she has worked her way up through various roles such as manager and veterinary assistant. She holds a degree in criminal justice and psychology, and has studied music. Life’s goal for Jimmi is to inspire and educate individuals about animal behavior and caring for their pets. She enjoys quenching her wanderlust and exploring various sci-fi/paranormal/fantasy/supernatural podcasts/shows/movies/books; she has always called herself a humanist and has held a strong passion for understanding animal behavior. She favors bright vibrant colors, singing, guitarist, and makeup art/expression. Enjoys open minded debates and theories, the more odd and peculiar the better. Spends her time with her husband, online groups – singing and gaming, her cats, tiny home planning, and creating plans for local and personal podcasts.