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.
Melissa Flora, DVM
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.
Technical Support Staff
Leah came to Portland July 1, 2007 from Northern California where she worked in the Veterinary field since 2002. Prior to that she worked at the local Humane Society as well as the local Farm Sanctuary.
Leah lives with her husband Shaun in the SE Portland. In her spare time she enjoys movies, friends, family, animals and crafting
Leah has a Chihuahua named Uma Thurman and two chocolate labs named Flo and Peet.
Technical Support Staff
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!
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.
Natalie 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.
Anne grew up in Boise, Idaho. She has a BA from Boston College and an MFA from Eastern Washington University in Spokane. She grew up working with horses and still jumps at any chance she gets to ride. At one point or another, Anne has enjoyed the companionship of mice, rats, hamsters, rabbits, turtles, parakeets, fish (her beloved goldfish Neptune is buried next to the tennis courts in an undisclosed park in Queens…) dogs, cats, and—currently—a leopard gecko named Jake. In her time off she enjoys writing, reading, hiking, and music.
Debby 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.
Delaney grew up in Richland, Washington. After attending Whitworth University in Spokane where she studied theatre, she finally made her way down to Portland in the spring of 2018. Once she arrived she was lucky enough to find a home at Powell and has never looked back! Delaney has loved animals since an early age and in her position as receptionist she gets to combine her love of customer service with her love for our furry friends! Delaney lives with her partner Connor and their dog Pumpkin in Milwaukie. In her spare time she enjoys exploring her new home, going to concerts, cooking, writing, listening to podcasts, and playing board/video games with friends!