Amy has worked at CMVH since 2007 and loves greeting all the furry faces that come in to see us. She can help just about anywhere in the hospital, but you will most often find her smiling face at the front desk. At home she has a cat named Jareth and a dog named Arrow. In her free time she enjoys reading, playing video games, and baking.



Muriel is an Oregon native who graduated from Santa Clara University in 2015. Previously a local scuba instructor, she recently took her talents and love of animals back to land, working as a veterinary assistant.  When she’s not helping out around the hospital, or cuddling her three-legged cat, Blu, you can find her cleaning the tanks and feeding the fish at the Oregon Coast Aquarium as a volunteer diver.



Veterinary Technicians


Molly is a spunky gal who is always willing to help out around the hospital. At home she lives with her husband Paul and the spottiest dog to ever have spots, a Dalmatian named Bella!



Alexis grew up in Boulder, Colorado and moved to Oregon in 2018 to join the Cedar Mill Veterinary Team. She did her undergraduate at Colorado State University, then went on to study at Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology to become a Certified Veterinarian Technician. Alexis does not have any pets of her own currently but has been a puppy raiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind for 10 years. In her free time she loves to do yoga, dance, ski, and be in the great outdoors.





Practice Manager



Amie moved to Portland from Fresno, California in 2011. She found her passion working with animals shortly after and has been working in the veterinary field since. She has done many roles within the field from kennel assistant & veterinary assistant to surgical assistant and even receptionist. She became the Practice Manager at CMVH at the beginning of 2019. Amie loves to mix it up and help out where ever she is needed in the hospital. At home Amie has a 3 legged long hair chihuahua named Princess Peach, a Wheaten terrier mix named Charli, a Tabby cat named Link, oh and a husband too. In her spare time she enjoys reading, relaxing, snuggling her pups and traveling to new places.





Veterinary Assistants


Alani moved to Oregon in the spring of 2014 from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is a graduate from Carrington College with a certification in Veterinary Assisting, and after finishing her externship with us, joined our team in June of 2017. Alani has 2 cats, Kai and Bella, and 2 dogs, an Australian Shepherd mix named Lily and an Australian Shepherd named Franklin. Alani spent 11 years in the United States Air Force as a Security Forces Leader and has traveled to over 7 countries and has deployed to the Middle East twice. In her spare time, Alani enjoys reading, gardening, hiking, camping, traveling, watching football (Go Pack Go!), and hanging out with family, friends and her husband Mitch.



Vivienne moved to Oregon in 2015 from South San Francisco. When she first started working with dogs as a dogs handler she knew right away that this is what she wanted to do. She takes great compassion into making sure boarded pets are well taken care of and helps out whenever needed around the Hospital. At home, she loves spending time with her dogs Enoch and Starlet.



Katie is a 2011 graduate of the local veterinary assisting program, and after finishing her externship, joined our team in December 2011. You can find her in all areas of the hospital. Assistants have to be flexible and help out wherever the hospital needs them. Katie has a cat, Henry, and a puppy Jupiter at home. In her free time she enjoys hiking, cooking, traveling, and collecting rocks.


Dave has lived in Oregon for 20 years after growing up in Southern California. He has lots of history volunteering at the Bonnie L. Hayes Animal Shelter and working at local veterinary hospitals. Dave joined our team in September of 2013. He enjoys helping to care for our patients and help educate their families. At home, Dave lives with his Bengal cat Ronan (who thinks he is a dog!). He hopes to soon add a Corgi to his family.



Aaron is a former biology teacher, arborist, and furniture builder now pursuing an encore career in veterinary medicine. While not saving puppies here at Cedar Mill, he can be found puttering around his home orchard or slowly rehabilitating his 1926 bungalow in NE Portland.






Danni has been working in the veterinary field since 1997 and has been a valued member of our team since 2012! She is always willing to help out wherever needed and puts a smile on everyone’s face. At home she lives with her wife and their zoo; dogs Sookie, Bella, and Furiosa, and cat Penny Lane.




Kennel Staff


Kailin recently joined CMVH as a kennel tech with hopes of attending PCC’s tech program next year. When she’s not here taking great care of our boarders, she spends time training and playing with her own pups Mattis and Oakley.




I was born and raised in Oregon, currently living with two cats, a dog, and eight chickens. I love woodworking, doing extreme sports, and spending time with family. I also enjoy going to work and running around the hospital doing all sorts of tasks. After high school, I started PCC so I could get into a career involving animal rescue.








Benita has been working at CMVH since 2006 and works very hard to keep our facility sparkling clean. You will never see her sitting still, but will always find her with a smile.