Jaclyn Schock began working for our hospitals in the fall of 2003. She started here as part of the Boarding Staff and after a few years of learning how to care for injured animals she decided to become a licensed Veterinary Technician. Jaclyn has 5 horses, 1 donkey, 3 cats, 4 dogs AND a small ranch in Chiloquin where she raises meat goats and beef cattle. She is an outdoor enthusiast and an artist who specializes in drawing portraits of animals and wildlife scenes. She also enjoys camping and bow hunting with her Husband and their Children. Jaclyn's in-depth knowledge of animals and her leadership skills make her a true asset to our Hospitals.
Randi Renner joined our staff in September of 2010 after moving from the Bend, OR area. Due to her dedication and advanced knowledge, she is now our boarding manager. You may also find her working in reception and assisting the veterinarians as well. Randi also has a certificate of radiology in 2011 and has recently been accepted to San Juan Community College where she plans to pursue her goal of becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Randi has a passion for working with large animals and raising and showing club calves as well as being a valued children's 4-H coach.
Robbyn Thompson has been with us since April, 2012 and she is a valuable member of our staff. Robbyn performs a variety of duties including caring for the animals which are boarding and assisting the veterinarians with medical treatments. Robbyn has been an animal lover as long as she can remember; as a child Robbyn would bring home stray animals that she found, nurse them back to health and try to find them loving homes. Today Robbyn brings that same passion to work and shares it with our patients. In her free time Robbyn enjoys spending time with her friend and family and multitude of outdoor activities including swimming, hiking and wake-boarding.
Amy Swindler joined our staff in 2002. She has her Oregon Veterinary Radiology Certification. She is currently attending San Juan College's Veterinary Technology program. She will graduate with an associate's degree in April of 2013. Amy enjoys fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, horse activities, and spending time with her family. She has three cats, two dogs, and two horses. Amy has been a 4-H leader for 13 years. She has coached the Klamath County State Judging/Hippology Team. She is also a leader of the 4-Shots shooting sports team and is certified in Archery, Pistol and Rifle. She plans to become certified in Shotgun in 2013. She is also involved in the 4-H Veterinary Science club with Dr. Marcie Keener. She is a member of NAVTA, OVTAA, SCNAVTA, and OHA.
Ashley Coldren has been in Veterinary field since 2012 and has wanted to be a veterinarian since she was 8 years old, she recently moved to Oregon with her husband from Las Vegas. She writes: "I have loved animals since I was born. I'm a serial cat-chaser and a dog-kisser. I have always bonded with animals and feel comforted and less stressed when I am around them. I've told my family since I was 8yr old that one day I will be a veterinarian. I'm currently in pre-vet med classes pursuing that dream. I have experience volunteering at the Las Vegas Zoo, where I'm originally from, and I've spent the last 2 years in the Veterinary field doing multiple positions from Kennels, to treatment and reception work. In my spare time I love to spend time with my animals, go hiking and volunteer at out local shelter to feed the homeless. And as of recent, volunteer for the local Large Animal Humane Society."
Sandi Marino: is one awesome person! She is a huge help around the hospitals because she can do just about everything. She has been a veterinary technician for 17 years. She has experience with large and small animals. She is currently helping us with accounts receivable, and helping the office run smoothly. She also can be found assisting doctors with procedures on a regular basis. She is happily married with 2 kids and a small farm.
Heather started working at West Ridge/East Ridge Animal Hospitals about a year ago, but has been working with animals for 13 years. She became a licensed Vet Technician 5 years ago and she loves every aspect of the job! She originally started out in the Forestry with a degree from Humboldt State University but quickly realized that it wasn't her passion. She and her husband moved from California to Oregon and that is when she really
got to working around and with animals. They have been in Klamath Falls for about 13 years and have 3 wonderful kids and 4 furry kids. They love this area because of all of the outdoor and camping opportunities it has here.[/ezcol_1half_end]