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Dr. Greg Lathrop, DVM

Dr. Greg Lathrop, DVM

Practice Owner

Dr. 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.


Katy Felton, DVM

Katy Felton, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Katy Felton grew up in The Dalles, Oregon. She says she has always had a love of animals, especially rescues. At one point growing up she had 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 rabbits, 2 guinea pigs, 4 ducks and 3 chickens, all of them rescued!

She attended Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon and received her B.S. in Biology while simultaneously working as a veterinary technician. Dr. Felton then spent 4 years working in wildlife biology and fisheries with Canada geese, endangered desert tortoise and Columbia River salmon and steelhead. She finally returned to the field of veterinary medicine and attended Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Corvallis, Oregon to earn her DVM.

Dr. Felton also studied canine rehabilitation therapy through the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and received her CCRP (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner).

Dr. Felton currently lives with her cats Finnegan and Kipchoge, 2 tiny chihuahuas, Lupe and Jorge, a retired greyhound, Beatrice Fern, and her husband Alex. When she isn’t rescuing animals, Dr. Felton enjoys playing tennis, running half marathons, traveling and wine tasting.


Chicory Eddy, DVM

Chicory Eddy, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Eddy is originally from Montreal, Quebec, Canada and graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada in 1998.  Her first job out of school landed her in beautiful Juneau,  Alaska, where she stayed for 8 long years (Portland is dry compared to the northern rain forest in Southeast Alaska!).

While in Alaska she became very experienced in treating all types of trauma and illness, as referral to a specialist wasn’t an option in this isolated community.  Aside from the usual cats and dogs she also worked with all types of exotic pets and wildlife, raptors in particular.  Dr. Eddy became known as a “foster failure” – at one point she had 3 dogs, 6 cats, a 20 year old Amazon parrot, and an outside pond full of large goldfish.

The isolation and rain finally got to her in 2006 and she moved to Oregon.  She now especially enjoys counseling clients about preserving the human-animal bond through preventive medicine, particularly nutrition, behavior, and geriatrics.

Outside of work Dr. Eddy enjoys gardening, hiking, and running with her dogs, Ajax, an Australian Shepherd mix and Nitro also an Australian Shepherd. She has even completed several half marathons.  She is especially active in the dog world of the Pacific Northwest.  Ajax competes at the highest level in Agility and is often the fastest dog on the course, even though he is 10 years old!  He has attained his Championship titles in Agility but still competes because he enjoys it so much, it’s such a fun and addictive sport! Last year he earned his Championship titles in Obedience and Rally and has retired from those sports, so now he has time to compete in his newest sport – Nosework! Nitro is following in his big brothers footsteps, getting his feet wet in agility competitions!


Steve Ault, DVM

Steve Ault, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. 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.


Danielle Drennen, DVM

Danielle Drennen, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr Danielle Drennen was born and raised in Oregon and could not ask for a better place to call home. She started working in the veterinary field at a young age and always knew becoming a veterinarian was her true calling. She has worked in every position in a veterinary hospital including a dog walker, kennel technician, receptionist and veterinary technician.

Dr Drennen attended Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon and double majored in Animal Science and Bioresource Research with a special interest in animal reproduction. She loved Corvallis so much that she stayed there to attend veterinary school at Oregon State as well (Go Beavs!!) Her current interest is enhancing the human animal bond including geriatric medicine, dentistry, nutrition, behavioral consultation, and sports medicine.

Dr. Drennen currently lives with her two labs, Dakota and Hudson, black cat named Brooklyn and her husband Matt. She enjoys volunteering for the community and helping with non profit organizations and shelters including Oregon Humane Society.  When she is not practicing medicine, she enjoys spending her time snowboarding, wake boarding, hiking the beautiful northwest, spending time at the beach, gardening and knitting.


Melissa Flora, DVM

Melissa Flora, DVM

Veterinarian

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.


Denise

Denise

Hospital Manager

Denise is on her second tour as an employee of PBVC; she worked here in 1996 during the “great remodel” as a technician, and she is back again as the hospital manager.

Prior to working at Powell the first time Denise moved to Vancouver from the Skagit Valley, (where she was born and bred) so she could attend the Veterinary Technician program at PCC in 1992. She liked it so much that she’s STILL in the Greater Portland area! To add to the technician degree she also has collected both her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Business Management from Concordia University.

When she’s not going to school or working Denise enjoys hanging out at home with her beloved pets: Tiny, Edge (Kitty McBiscuit), Vincent, and Cameron or going to the barn to ride her horse Firenze. She also enjoys movies, television, the band U2, surfing the net, road trips and U2…whups, did we say U2 twice? (Not an accident, it’s just that important it bears mentioning twice).




Maria

Maria

Technical Support Staff

Maria comes to us from Philadelphia, PA where she received a BA in Biology at the University of Delaware in 2001. Post graduation she moved to the Pacific NW and attended the Veterinary Technology program at PCC and passed her National Boards to become a Certified Veterinary Technician!

When Maria isn’t busy at work she enjoys attending concerts, camping and traveling abroad (or locally) to sample International cuisine. When she is home, she spends time with her husband Ryan, dogs Curtis and Dupree, and cat Fred.

We heart Maria!


Linja

Linja

Technical Support Staff

Linja 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!


Katie

Katie

Technical Support Staff

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 in SE Portland 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 Blvd Vet Clinic is getting to know you and your loved ones.


Stephanie

Stephanie

Technical Support Staff

Stephanie moved to Portland in 2010 from Bozeman, Montana.  Before that she lived in Las Vegas where she graduated high school and started working in the veterinary field.  She attended PCC’s Veterinary Technology program and graduated and received her CVT license in June 2015. Stephanie lives in Southeast Portland with her husband Charles (a Portland native), and their little Boston Terrier, King. When Stephanie isn’t studying or working she loves to go hiking, running, hang out with friends and go to the beach.


Jasmine

Jasmine

Technical Support Staff

Jasmine has always felt a strong connection to animals and it is no surprise that she ended up working at an animal hospital. She started out as a kennel attendant and right away knew that a career working with animals was meant to be. One of her favorite experiences was working with dogs that had been rescued through Fences for Fido; these dogs still had never ending love in their hearts, even after everything that they have been through.

Growing up in Eugene, Oregon, she and her sister volunteered at more than one horse stable and enjoyed going on trail rides.  In 2010 she was a working student at a stable outside of Portland for two years. Mouse the ‘once wild mustang’ is now a good friend.

Jasmine studies dressage and has learned how beneficial it is for the health of horses. At home her tortie kitty keeps her busy demanding belly rubs and playtime as often as possible. Jasmine thinks her cat sometimes acts more like a dog than a cat.


Rebecca

Rebecca

Technical Support Staff

Rebecca was a New Hampshire native that moved to Portland in June of 2014. She jumped at the opportunity to move here with her husband and two young kids as well as their large tuxedo cat, Barney. Rebecca has been in the veterinary field since 2007. She loves getting to work, both as a receptionist and as veterinary assistant. She also enjoys creative writing, board games, and exploring all that Portland has to offer with her family.


Ally

Ally

Technical Support Staff

Ally is originally from Santa Barbara, CA, where she earned her BA in Film and Media Studies and minored in Music at UC Santa Barbara. Before entering the veterinary field, she worked in radio, television and music festivals! Ally moved to Portland in June 2015 to start a new career that could truly make a difference. She recently went back to school for her CVT license and graduated in the summer of 2017. Eventually, Ally wants to study canine and feline cognitive development and would love to pursue a DVM program. Ally grew up with Australian Shepherds, and has always loved animals ever since she adopted a stray cat when she was 4 years old (naming him Isis after Catwoman’s cat). She currently has a Maltipoo named Theodore Kingsley and a tortoiseshell kitty named Fleur Louise. She loves spending her spare time (when not studying) seeking out new music and frolicking around music festivals.


Saundra

Saundra

Technical Support Staff

Saundra 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.


Megan

Megan

Technical Support Staff

Megan grew up all over the country but calls the Northwest home. She graduated from OSU in 2015 with a B.S. in fisheries and wildlife. Megan has always loved animals of all types, especially wildlife and exotics. She spent the last five years volunteering, interning, and working at wildlife rehab centers. She recently moved back to the area after interning at a rehab center in Wisconsin working with all native animals including black bears, bald eagles, and river otters. She loves to hike, run, bike, backpack, travel, scuba dive, and just be in nature. She also enjoys going to music festivals and seeing live music. Megan has an Australian Cattle Dog Mix named Hubble, a terrier mix named Paxton, and a house bunny named Kamikaze.


Taylor

Taylor

Technical Support Staff

Taylor moved to Portland in the third grade and has called it home ever since. A little while ago she enrolled in the veterinary technician program at Portland Community College. After doing her externship at another clinic, she found a home here at Powell Boulevard. She has a few furry friends of her own: a three year old shepherd named Finn, an ancient feline named Lizzy and even a cockatiel named Lady. In her free time, Taylor enjoys hiking, going to the river, hanging with friends and pretty much anything that involves the great outdoors.


Kristen

Kristen

Technical Support Staff

Kristen 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

Samantha

Technical Support Staff

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!


Evan

Evan

Technical Support Staff

Evan grew up in sunny Southern California. As a young boy, Evan always loved animals, especially dogs, and had a strong interest in the Veterinary field. In 2012, Evan moved up to the Portland Metro to attend Portland State University. Evan immersed himself in the world of Biology for 5 years and has come out the other side with his Bachelors Degree in Organismal Biology. Evan loves to go camping, listening to music, and spending time with his partner and their two pets, Crosby (the dog) and Leo (the cat). This is Evan’s first foray in the veterinary field and his experience has only bolstered his desires to continue on in his education to become a full-fledged DVM.


Sara

Sara

Technical Support Staff

Sara is originally from Minnesota before she came to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Some of her favorite things to do are hiking, camping and crocheting. Sara has two cats named Squiggy and Peanut. She also loves to pet sit when she has the time. Sara is a Certified Veterinary Technician, and although she has been certified for five years, has been working in the veterinary field for the last four. She has known she would work with animals since she was just 3 years old and is happy to join the passionate team here at Powell Blvd. Vet Center.




Melissa

Melissa

Reception Staff

Melissa 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.


Dan

Dan

Reception Staff

A native of the Adirondack Mountains in New York State, Dan (gracefully) stumbled into Portland by train on October 28th, 2011 to try some place new. He happily found a place here at Powell Vet to nurture his love for animals and the desire to support and comfort them.  Previously considering himself a staunch ‘cat person’, Dan quickly found a soft spot just as big and cozy for canines, often sad to see patients leave for the day.

At home he enjoys the relative peace of his computer nook, playing games, composing electronic music and typing up notes for stories he may yet author two decades from now…if lucky. Dan keeps company with his cats, Anna and Booger, guinea pigs Xander and Icarus, and two dogs named Stanley and Bungee. Not to mention four other humans he considers family.


Shari

Shari

Reception Staff

Shari 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, who also happens to be the best Valentine’s gift she has ever received. 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.


DeeDee

DeeDee

Reception Staff

Long time SE Portland resident, DeeDee is please to be part of the Powell Blvd Vet Clinic team. She brings years of experience working with dogs and cats in shelters. As well as, a background in theater costumes, culinary arts and years of office/customer service experience. DeeDee is the proud “helicopter mom” to 3 very wonderful rescue cats, Sam, Sonny, and Felicia. When not working at the front desk at Powell, DeeDee can be found knitting, baking, cooking, gardening or helping to rescue cats. DeeDee and her husband also enjoy hiking or walking in the fabulous Portland neighborhoods.


Rachael B.

Reception Staff

Rachael came to the Pacific Northwest from California as a young teen, and has since fallen in love with the rain! She worked for a few years at various rescue shelters in Vancouver, before finding herself at Powell Boulevard. Rachael spent a lot of time working with larger dogs that needed extra love and care at the shelters. From a young age, Rachael’s had a fascination with animal anatomy and behavior. When Rachael isn’t working, she’s hiking, playing basketball, or playing Dungeons and Dragons! She currently has two mice as part of her family at home, Nakoah and Bailey. She’s very excited to return to school to continue her dream of becoming a veterinarian.

 


Rachel R

Rachel R

Rachel is originally from Centralia, WA and moved to Portland in 2012 to pursue life in a bigger city. She’s had a passion for animals from as early as she can remember and has always dreamed of working in the veterinary field. Her love of animals, specifically cats, steered her to volunteer at local animal rescues since her teenage years, guiding her to her position now at Powell Veterinary Center. Rachel hopes to attend college to further her knowledge of animals and become a CVT one day!  When not at work, Rachel can be found at home with her 3 cats Max, Miles and Layla Bean and her boyfriend Bryce. She enjoys watching horror movies, cooking yummy vegan meals and taking lots of cat photos!   Being native to the PNW, she also quite enjoys being outdoors and loves to kayak, hike, bike and explore the state of Oregon whenever she has the chance.