Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Marie W.
    Veterinary Tech School: Portland Community College

    Marie was born in Anchorage, Alaska but grew up in Vancouver, WA. She received her Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) degree from Portland Community College. After working in veterinary emergency medicine for some time, Marie made the transition to VCA EMPAH and general practice in July 2009. Shortly thereafter, Marie became the hospital's technician supervisor and oversees EMPAH's veterinary assistants and team of Licensed Veterinary Technicians.

    Marie lives with her wonderful husband, Daniel and their menagerie of animals; two smoosh-faced dogs named Benny and Joon and two tortoiseshell cats named Kira and Delia.

    In her spare time Marie enjoys being with friends, crafting, traveling with her husband and working on their home.

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Jamie H.
    Veterinary Tech School: Portland Community College

    Jamie graduated in June 2008 as a Licensed Veterinary Technician from Portland Community College and started at VCA East Mill Plain Animal Hospital shortly thereafter. Her passion is in avian and exotic creatures. Jamie was fortunate to be chosen for an internship at the Portland Zoo after graduation.

    Jamie is very active in wildlife rehabilitation with her favorite critter to rehab being squirrels. You can often find her rehabbing a small army of baby squirrels for release at any given time!  She owns a cockatiel named Einstein, two Russian tortoises named Crush and Wall-E, and a mixed breed dog named Linus

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Geoffrey M.
    Veterinary Tech School: Portland Community College
    School: Washington State University, Zoology

    Geoffrey is our newest licensed veterinary technician. He graduated from Portland Community College in 2013 and joined EMPAH shortly after. Geoffrey also has a zoology degree from Washington State University. He started working with animals in 7th grade with the Oregon Zoo ZooTeens program and has continued working with them ever since. Geoffery is contemplating continuing his education to become a veterinarian in the future.

    Geoffrey has three cats.  Piki, Zoey, and Boulos, though Boulos is currently living with his parents. In what little spare time he has he enjoys skiing, hiking, playing saxophone.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Riley B.

    Bio coming soon!

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Krys L.

    Krys started at EMPAH in the fall of 2014. She is an aspiring veterinarian and is currently taking pre-veterinary classes. She has three dogs, three cats, 27 chickens, and a lot of livestock. Her favorite thing to do is play fetch with her dogs!

  • Doctor Assistant

    Sumaya Mitchell

    Sumaya joined VCA East Mill Plain Animal Hospital in 2015 and has thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity of working with all furry, feathered, and scaled family members.  Originally born and raised with her own animal family in Chicago, she has made a home in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her two dogs and cat.  If not travelling and hiking to enjoy the outdoors, she spends her time writing stories, reading and painting. 

  • Doctor Assistant

    Justine S.

    Bio Coming soon.