Certified Veterinary TechnicianAnneliese Kiefer
Anneliese is a Certified Veterinary Technician and has her bachelor's degree in fine art from The Evergreen State College with an emphasis on painting, ceramics, installation art and art theory. Anneliese has worked in the veterinary community since 2003 as both a technician and client specialist in general practice, oncology and specialty surgery. She enjoys world travel, snowboarding, rock climbing, and living in Portland. She shares her home with her acrobatic cat Fiesta, the handsome but not particularly smart cat Buddy, the vocal boarder collie mix Francis Fancy Pants, and her very fur-tolerant husband.
Certified Veterinary TechnicianNancy Moritz, CVT
Nancy has been a licensed veterinary technician since 1985. Nancy started at Michigan State University and majored in English. After realizing her true passion was working with animals, she attended the Veterinary Technician Program at MSU (Go Green!).
Nancy and her husband now share their home with Cora, a lab terrier mix, Josie, a 16 yr old feline, and Spider, a 13 yr old feline. Nancy also cares for two feral cats she rescued from her neighborhood, Chief and Itchy.
Cora’s life began on a rocky note and she has been monitored for heart problems over the last 4 years. Thankfully, she is doing wonderfully and always shows her sweet and gentle side with one of the biggest toothiest grins. In their free time, Nancy, her husband and Cora love going to the Oregon coast. Cora especially loves to run and frolic on the sandy beaches. They also enjoy many of the Portland eateries, especially Lucky Lab Brew Pub were even Cora is allowed to eat!
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianEmerald Perigen
Veterinary AssistantWhitney Gassaway
Veterinary Tech School: Penn Foster
School: Apollo College, currently enrolled
Whitney has always known that her heart was made for veterinary medicine; ever since she was a little girl she wanted to work with animals. In 2007, she received her veterinary assistant certificate and has worked for Raleigh Hills the past four years.
Whitney has four pets at home. Marley is a high energy, 5-year-old lab mix who loves to give kisses. So many kisses, that every person who walks into her home gets a second shower followed by many apologies from Whitney. Whitney hopes that one day Marley will have some semblance of control over her tongue, but in the mean time, hand wipes help. Jasmine and Alley are 4-year-old cats and are also littermates who happen to be incredibly lazy, and Macey is the baby kitty of the family who is only a year and a half old. Whitney’s family loves to take Marley to Washington Park to enjoy all the different trails. While the cats do not get to go to the park they do take trips around the block on their harnesses.
Whitney’s four legged children love unconditionally and Whitney is very happy they are all very healthy right now (knock on wood).
Veterinary AssistantMargaret Gotsch
Veterinary AssistantEstee Imlay
Veterinary AssistantJessie Tillotson
Veterinary AssistantErika Vasquez
Veterinary AssistantLeah Verdeyen