Melissa Flora, DVM
Veterinarian & Medical Director
Dr. Melissa Flora was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. She moved to Portland in 1998 to attend Lewis and Clark College and fell in love with the city. After receiving her B.A. in English and History, Dr. Flora spent time traveling and discovered her true passion, working with animals, while helping out on a farm in New Zealand. Dr. Flora returned to Oregon in 2004 and started working in the veterinary field. She received her veterinary degree from Oregon State University. Dr. Flora has special interests in dentistry, end of life care and management of chronic disease. She is experienced in integrative medicine and feels comfortable discussing a wide variety of supplemental therapies.
As a third generation Alaskan, Dr. Flora feels most at home out in the woods. When not at work, you will find her rock climbing, backpacking, cross-country skiing, canoeing, or just trail running in Forest Park. She volunteers with PAW Team caring for the pets of the homeless and those in extreme poverty. Dr. Flora currently resides in Northeast Portland with her cat Blue, and her dog, Chip. Dr. Flora believes all pets are members of a family, and that we must consider the entire family and the pet’s role in any decision we make.
Greg Lathrop, DVM
VeterinarianDr. Lathrop graduated from the Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. He has been promoting the human-companion animal bond at Powell Boulevard Veterinary Clinic since 1983. Greg has built his clinic successfully, following only two other veterinarians that preceeded him. Since the clinic has been here for more than 80 years, we have multi generations coming to us for their pets’ needs. Greg is the clinic’s dental guru. He has done root canal therapies on pets and has even fit a dog for braces! When away from the office, Greg enjoys camping and fishing with his four children and 4 dogs. His wife and cat enjoy their quiet time when the rest of the family ventures into the great outdoors.
Steve Ault, DVM
VeterinarianDr. Steve Ault moved to Portland in 2014 after nearly 7 years away from the city. While originally from Salt Lake City, UT, he came to love Portland while attending the University of Portland for his undergraduate degree. He fell in love with the culture, vibe, and laid-back attitude of the city. Steve says he knew that he would have to make it back to Portland.
He took some time after graduating from UP to obtain more experience before attending veterinary school. Dr. Ault has worked not only in a small animal clinic, but also an equine hospital and an exotics clinic. He attended veterinary school at Washington State University in Pullman, WA (Go Cougs!). After graduation, he returned to Salt Lake City and worked in a large veterinary hospital. In addition to providing general medicine and surgery, the hospital offered 24-hour emergency care where he gained a lot of technical and medical experience managing ER cases (though he says he doesn’t miss the night shifts). Currently, his personal interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine, soft-tissue surgery, emergency medicine, nutrition, ultrasonography, and dentistry.
Dr. Ault believes strongly in the human-animal bond and the distinct ways animals and pets can enhance peoples’ lives. He feels that the bond with their pet is unique for everyone, but all points are valid and special. He hopes to utilize his medical knowledge as a single avenue to enhance the human-animal bond for people and their pets.
When not focusing on improving the health of animals, he typically enjoys “outdoor” activities… While at UP, he ran cross country along with track and field, so he still runs constantly. He enjoys biking (both road and mountain), has recently been doing triathlons and really enjoying them! Being from Utah, he’s definitely a ski bum at heart! His wife, Whitney, is a Nurse Practitioner and works at OHSU. Together, they have a 2 year old son named Aiden they love to watch grow. They also have two furry companions, a Golden Retriever named Penny, and a cat named Vivian.
Emily Schoenrock, DVM
Dr. Emily Schoenrock grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, but was lucky enough to have a parent in the San Juan Islands where she learned to enjoy sailing and the beautiful PNW. Although she grew up with both human and veterinary doctors in her family, she always knew she wanted to be a vet. ☺ During her training years she enjoyed working with marine mammals in California, and wildlife in the Midwest.
Emily earned her Bachelor’s degrees at the University of California, Berkeley and California State University, East Bay before attending vet school at the University of Illinois. After vet school she completed a year-long Small Animal Medicine Internship at Iowa State University. She has published research on post-operative pain management, and has contributed to research on thoracic trauma, asepsis, microsurgery techniques, neuro mapping, and the application of myocardial stem cells in regenerative medicine
She says she is most passionate about surgery, diagnostic imaging, and supporting aging pets
When she is not working she enjoys playing squash, loves swimming, and getting outdoors as much as possible. She also enjoys living in Portland with her two blind cats, who continue to surprise her about how little their disability affect them, and an old beagle, who lives for food. ☺
While living in Lake Tahoe, she observed that if she had to be anything other than a veterinarian, (skill level aside), she would want to be a professional snowboarder! We are glad you chose to be a Veterinarian instead! Welcome to the team Dr. Emily!
Amy Horlings, DVM
“I see veterinary medicine as a partnership between the doctor, the patient, and the family. Getting to know folks and their pets well enough to be an active partner in an animal’s care is one of the daily joys of my work life.”
After growing up in Northern California (with periods in Korea and India), Dr. Horlings moved to Portland to begin her career in emergency medicine at Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital. After years of experience as a veterinary technician with both emergency and specialty practices, “The medical experience in critical care, oncology, and cardiology practices was invaluable, yet it also reinforced for me my wish to help pets throughout their lives, rather than through a single illness. Preventative medicine, especially dentalcare and health screenings is such an important part keeping our pets healthy, and it’s why Veterinary Family Practice is my calling.”
- Intern, Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital 2002-2003
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis, 2002
- Bachelor of Arts, History, University of California, Berkeley 1992
- PAW Team, Portland, OR. “Volunteering at PAW Team, I see every day how deep the connections are between people and the animals in their lives. It is a privilege to be trusted with the health of pets who are so beloved.”
- Portland Audubon Society
- Big Sister, Big Brothers Big Sisters Colombia Northwest
Loves of My Life
After years of living with Labradors, the house is now a haven for tiny dogs: Guinness, Tuley, and Monty the terriers. There are also Floof, the Ragdoll and Leo the orange tabby.
Sarah Petri, DVM
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Practice Manager & Certified Veterinary Technician
Katie’s love for animals started at a young age. Whether she was playing with the barn cats or taking home her grade school chinchilla, she was always wanting a furry friend nearby. Katie grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota where her parents owned and operated a pet store.
She moved to Portland in 2008 after graduating from Montana State University with an Organismal Biology degree. She was fortunate enough to do an internship and volunteer work with birds of prey at the Montana Raptor Center for the last two years attending college.
You can find her dabbling in the wonderful Portland food scene, walking her dog Lollie or relaxing with her friends and family on the weekends. Katie’s favorite hobby is traveling, whether it’s in-state or in a different country. Katie’s favorite thing about being part of Powell Vet is getting to know you and your loved ones.
Lead Technician AssistantSaundra was born in Massachusetts and lived many places while growing up (including the island of Guam), but has lived in Oregon since 1996. Saundra was born with a love for animals; as a baby, her first word was “dog”.
When not helping animals at work, Saundra loves to explore the outdoors, travel abroad, browse antique stores, spend time with her family, and read. She loves the Beatles almost as much as she loves animals. Saundra shares her home with an Aussie named Boone, a Border Collie named Darla, a tabby named Stella, two hens named Peaches and Lefty, and her husband, Chris.
Lead Technician Assistant
Taylor was born in San Francisco, California but made the move to Portland with her family when she was 8 years old. Since then, she has grown to love the Southeast Portland community. She is currently enrolled in school to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. She has a few furry friends of her own: an Australian shepherd named Finn, his mom Piper, a kitty named Louie, a ferret named Boba and even a cockatiel named Lady… It’s a zoo! On her free time, Taylor enjoys hiking, going to the river, hanging with friends and pretty much anything that involves the great outdoors. Taylor is eager to continue learning more about the veterinary field.
Technician AssistantLinja was adopted by her parents into the United States from Korea, and has moved around from the East Coast to the West Coast her entire life. She came to work with us here at Powell Boulevard Veterinary Clinic fresh from an 8 year career of working with various animal shelters around the country.
For fun, Linja likes to take friends “jogging”. Her definition of “jogging” is running the stairs at Mt. Tabor. She also likes to help homeless dogs out by giving them food from time to time! Thanks for all you do Linja!
Technician AssistantKristen originally joined our team as a receptionist, but has since become a veterinary technician where she has enjoyed learning more about the medical end of veterinary medicine. She has always loved animals and is enjoying working among our patients. Kristen is from Damascus, OR, and has lived in the Portland area her whole life. She attended Clackamas Community College and was licensed as an EMT in 2012. Kristen loves to go camping and kayaking in the area, and also spends her time on artistic pursuits including painting, charcoal drawing, and playing guitar. Kristen has an orange and white tabby named Otis who she has had since he was a kitten, and is hoping to adopt her first dog sometime soon (when the right one comes along!)
Samantha was born and raised in Portland. When she was growing up, her grandparents had a farm where she spent lots of time enjoying the outdoors in the company of animals. Currently, she lives on a “farm” of her own, and spends her free time taking care of the chickens and ducks, tending to the vegetable garden, and hanging out with her family (her 3 year old son, Jackson, Pomeranian named Sahara, and bunny named Cranberry).
Sam has been working in customer service roles for as long as she can remember, and always had an interest in working with animals. This is her first role in a veterinary environment that allows her to combine the two!
Sarah is a native Oregonian, residing in Portland for the past 3 years. She has a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling but has always had a passion for animals. She is able to combine her two interests by helping people and their animals lead a more happy and healthy life together! When she is not at Powell Vet, she spends her time volunteering at the Oregon Humane Society Foster Department and studying to become a Certified Veterinarian Technician. She also enjoys pet sitting, cooking and meal prepping, and hanging out with loved ones. She unfortunately does not have any pets of her own (yet!), so she thoroughly enjoys taking care of animals in a variety of different settings. She looks forward to meeting you and your pets!
Sarah is also a technician at Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital.
Matthew was born and raised in Northern California, he relocated to Portland to pursue bigger opportunities. Matthew is a very compassionate person, with love for all animals. Matthew also loves music, camping, and watching baseball. He has a blue/gray Pit Mix named Shelby, who loves to play fetch and give slobbery kisses. Matthews’ next venture is to become a CVT, and continue expanding his knowledge in all areas of the Veterinary Field.
Technician AssistantBrittanie is originally from southern CA but spent the last 7 years in San Francisco earning a BS in zoology at SFSU. She has been passionate about animals since she was a young child. Currently she has a cattle dog mix named Guava who keeps her great company!
Although she is new to the veterinary world she has worked with animals previously at a groomers and boarding facility.
When she isn’t working she enjoys being outdoors, hiking, camping and spending time with friends. Thanks for joining our team Brittanie!
Lucy was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and earned her degree in Communications from University of Portland in 2016, having also studied Spanish and Marketing along the way.
An avid animal lover, Lucy began volunteering at the Oregon Humane Society in 2012 and adopted her cat, Duck, in 2016. In 2018 Lucy moved to Mexico where she spent the better part of a year working at an animal shelter where she helped foster, treat, and adopt out over 100 dogs, including her foster failure, Honey.
She enjoys running and hiking as often as she can, preferably with as many dogs as possible. She hopes to one day run a marathon.
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Kennel AssistantKendra is a true Oregonian, she has lived here her entire life! She has two cats named Bentley and Star, and two aquariums full of fish and frogs. Kendra loves working in a fast-paced environment and loves seeing all the animals. When not at work, Kendra loves skateboarding and designing tattoos. If she could be an animal, Kendra would be a snake because she finds them cool and absolutely adorable.
Kennel AssistantLyndsie is originally from Flagstaff, Arizona. She moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2018. She has a gracefully aging Shih-Tzu named Romeo, a spunky Shih-Tzu/Chihuahua mix named Loki, and a very loving rescue Bowie, an Azorean (Saint Miguel) Cattle Dog. Before working at Powell Vet, Lyndsie volunteered at The Oregon Humane Society. She loves working with a team that has common goal and values in caring for pets. Lyndsie enjoys yoga, basketball, video games, and spending outdoors while hiking with her dogs. If she could be any animal, Lyndsie would be a sloth because living a slow, day-by-day lifestyle while also eating and napping would be awesome.
Lead Customer Service RepresentativeMelissa was born and raised in the NW and currently resides in Vancouver. Her furry family includes: a Lhasa/Maltese mix named Benni, a Chihuahua/Pomeranian mix named Cherry Pie, and a previously feral orange tabby named Pumpkin Head.
She spends her free time with her two daughter’s, other family, and friends. She enjoys various outdoorsy activities, some of which include camping and hiking. Melissa also aspires to be a beekeeper with her own natural apiary someday.
Customer Service RepresentativeShari is a proud native to the rainy Portland. Before joining our team here at Powell, she worked in various retail positions. It was her love of animals that called her to the veterinary industry, and is passionate to learn all about it. She has a Siberian Husky companion named Hugo and a mix breed dog named Clyde who she adores very much. In her free time she enjoys hiking at nearby Mt. Tabor, antique shopping, baking (and finding taste testers!), reading and painting. In the summer months her favorite past times are to be by the water and having barbeques at home with friends.
Customer Service RepresentativeKaiya is originally from Nebraska. She moved to Oregon in 2017. She is happy to hear our winters are not as snowy and the summers are less humid. In high school, Kaiya shadowed at a local veterinary hospital where she learned about the world of veterinary medicine. While attending college for general studies, Kaiya worked as an office assistant. At home, Kaiya has a house full of fur babies… well maybe not all furry. She has 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 naked guinea pigs! Their names are Cello, Carbon, Cali, Cooper, Raisin, and Rufus. Can you guess what the naked guineas names are? Raisin and Rufus were rescued at a recent show where they were being sold as snake dinner. On her days off, Kaiya is working towards her rabbit judging license. This process usually takes over 10 years to achieve and a 200 question test! Kaiya also enjoys baking. If Kaiya were an animal, she would be a guinea pig.
Customer Service RepresentativeMaggie is originally from Los Angeles, California. She had two Australian Shepherds, Charlie and Yoyo, and two cats, Oliver and Nala. Maggie’s dream job growing up was to be a veterinarian. Her favorite part of the job is being able to meet all the animals. When not at work, Maggie loves running, hiking, cooking, and baking. If she could be an animal, Maggie would be a dolphin or a hummingbird.
Customer Care RepresentativeAbbey is from Beaverton, Oregon. Abbey loves coming to work and being able to see and love all the animals. Her favorite part of her job is the atmosphere and compassion she sees every day. On Abbeys days off, she enjoys going on runs, playing games, and altering clothes and embroidery. If she could be an animal, Abbey would be a shark or a frog.
Customer Service Representative
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