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.
Lainey Vaught, DVM
Dr. Vaught was born in South East Alaska, and then grew up in North West Montana near Glacier National Park. During her undergrad time at University of Puget Sound in Tacoma she worked at a general practice vet clinic in Washington. While attending Washington State University Veterinary program she worked in the University’s ICU and ER departments. She enjoyed the emergency medicine, surgery, radiology, and senior wellness care in particular. Lainey really values relationships with clients and their pets. She enjoys seeing animals grow over time from puppy/kitten-hood to adulthood to seniors, making her a perfect fit at Powell Veterinary Clinic. In her spare time Dr. Vaught enjoys spending time outdoors hiking with her Aussie / heeler named Rowdy and her Border Collie named Topeka. She is also an avid skier, hose-back rider, loves cooking and gardening, and film photography.
Certified Veterinary Technician
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.
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 Technician
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.
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.