Dr. Greg Lathrop, DVM
Practice OwnerDr. 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.
Melissa Flora, DVM
VeterinarianDr. 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.
Emily Schoenrock, DVM
VeterinarianDr. 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!
Lainey Vaught, DVM
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.
Technical Support StaffLinja 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!
Technical Support StaffJasmine 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.
Technical Support StaffRebecca 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.
Technical Support StaffSaundra 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.
Technical Support StaffTaylor 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 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. Taylor is eager to continue learning more about the veterinary field.
Technical Support StaffKristen 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!)
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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!
Technical Support StaffSara 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.
Technical Support StaffMatthew 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.
Technical Support StaffBrittanie 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!
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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.
Reception StaffMelissa 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.
Reception StaffShari 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.
Reception StaffRachael 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 a mixed breed dog named Meela, and two mice named Nakoah and Bailey. She’s very excited to return to school to continue her dream of becoming a veterinarian.