MeiMei Welker, DVM
Dr. Welker came to Powell Veterinary Center after working since 2006 as a staff veterinarian at Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital. Her last three years were spent in the community outreach position. That time brought MeiMei a deep respect and appreciation for the human-animal bond and the profound and unique role animals play in our lives. Dr. Welker says she hopes to utilize this experience and knowledge as much as possible so that people can make informed decisions in the care of their animal companions throughout the stages of their lives. In MeiMei’s spare time, she enjoys: running with her two dogs, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and camping with her human twin children. Dr. Welker’s interests and specialized skills include: emergency/critical care, wellness care, dentistry, feline medicine, soft tissue surgery, and senior wellness care.
Certified Veterinary Technician
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 Cen
Certified Veterinarian TechnicianShiloh is originally from Washington, D.C. but has lived in a few different countries. In 2014, they found a new place to call home in Portland. Shiloh attended Kenyon College in Ohio where they graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in studio art and minoring in philosophy. Shiloh then went to Pima Medical Institute in Colorado where they graduated with a veterinary technician Associate of Applied Science. Now Shiloh is in their final year at Medical Laboratory Science at Oregon Tech for a Bachelors in Science! At home, Shiloh has a black cat named Sid. Shilohs favorite part of the job is working with the team, animals, and anything laboratory related. When not at work, Shiloh loves to sew, craft, bake, play with their cat, play video games, and play Dungeons and Dragons. If Shiloh could be any animal, they would be an opossum!
Autumn was born in Arkansas but moved around a lot to due to her family being in the military. She ended up moving to Oregon in 2019. When Autumn was younger, her grandparents owned a farm where she worked every summer and during holidays. This is where her love for animals began! Autumn started off as a customer care representative at a large animal hospital in North Carolina in 2017. She then started learning about how to handle and care for pets. Autumns favorite part of the job is seeing the transformation in patients, “it could be a scared dog that’s learning to love coming to the clinic or a sick cat that’s make a full recovery. There’s something so special about seeing change through the power of medicine that makes it all feel worth it. ”
At home, Autumn gets to love on 4 dogs; Hannibal, Cornileus, Becca and Josephine, and a Ball Phython named Greta Van Snake. When not at work, Autumn cares for over 80 house plants! She enjoys creating art. If Autumn could be an animal, she would be a Red Panda because they are praised for thier dorkiness and lazy behaviour. She also finds them very cute and fluffy.
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.
Darby moved from a small southern Oregon town to the big city of Portland in 2011. She currently lives in the Westmoreland neighborhood and loves that she gets to walk to work.
On her days off she enjoys watching movies, drinking coffee, and hanging out with her dog Gunther.
Customer Service RepresentativeNatalie is originally from Colorado, but settled with her family in Gresham in 2002. She has been a long time animal lover and has had golden retrievers since kindergarten. This is her first job in the veterinary field and she loves meeting all the pets that come through our doors. In her free time she enjoys reading, binge watching TV shows, and hanging out with her dog Tierney.
Customer Service RepresentativeDebby has always been passionate about working with animals. For thirty years, she managed the Sunnyside Veterinary Hospital before she brought her knowledge and experience to Powell Boulevard. She has worked in the veterinary industry for almost 39 years total. She also has a few fur children of her own: Lillie, a Chihuahua mix and Team Thunder Cat, comprised of two felines Avery and Pippin. In her free time Debby enjoys traveling with her husband.