Our Veterinary Support Staff
Kim L., Practice Manager
Kim joined KVC in May 2014. She has BA in Anthropology from Central Washington University, but has found her true passion to be in the veterinary field. Since graduation in 2007, Kim has worked as a veterinary receptionist, assistant, and assistant manager. Although she loves animals, she feels the best part of working at a veterinary clinic is building relationships with clients. Kim enjoys seeing the look on clients’ faces when they pick up their beloved pet from the hospital and knowing that the pet is in better health. Kim lives with her husband Chris and their beautiful daughter Abigail. They share their home with an Australian Cattle Dog mix named Chloe, a gray tabby named Ryo and a calico cat named Jewel. When not at work Kim enjoys spending quality time with her family, camping, hiking, and watching movies.
Celeste W., Surgical Supervisor
Celeste, our surgical supervisor, has been a part of our team since May 2006. She loves working at Keizer Veterinary Clinic because every day is different. She enjoys helping and improving animals’ lives, thinking quickly on her feet, and participating in emergency surgeries and orthopedic surgeries. Her own furry friends include Señor Paco, her Maine Coon, and Jaspurr, her brown tabby. When she isn’t at work, Celeste enjoys reading, watching movies, and designing jewelry. She loves travel and she has been to Italy, Australia, and Thailand.
Kori D., Receptionist
Kori has been with KVC since December of 2014. She greatly enjoys being a veterinary receptionist because of the positive atmosphere and our wonderful clients. Kori has a Rottweiler named Diesel and recently adopted a black kitten named Nova. Outside of work she enjoys playing tennis, crafting and just about anything outdoors, especially hiking, boating, and fishing.
Rachel G., Lead Pharmacy Technician
Rachel has been at Keizer Veterinary Clinic since May 2011. Before working for our team, she attended college at Oregon State University. She enjoys bringing comfort to sick or injured patients at our practice. Rachel grew up in a big family (she has a twin sister as well as two older sisters, a brother, two step brothers, and three step sisters). Now, she lives with her husband, Jake, and has a cat named Garrison. When she isn't at work, Rachel enjoys outdoor activities, hiking, and camping.
Jennifer S., Veterinary Technician
Jennifer is a veterinary assistant and has been with KVC since April 2000. She enjoys assisting and observing as the doctors diagnose and treat difficult cases. She also enjoys the expressions on the faces of both owners and pets when they are reunited after a treatment. Jennifer shares her home with her husband Dennis and their pets: three golden retrievers named Sophie, Oliver and Nora; and three Siamese cats named Daphne, Deva, and Luna. When not working, Jennifer loves gardening, cooking, hiking and observing her dogs daily for a reminder of what is important in life. She also founded a non-profit 501(c)(3) breed rescue for golden retrievers.
Rebecca A., Veterinary Technician
Rebecca has been with KVC since July 2014. She enjoys hands-on learning and providing compassionate care to all of the wonderful pets that come through our doors. She earned her BS degree from OSU in Fish and Wildlife. Rebecca lives with her husband Larry, their three cats named Oasis, Tempest, and Paradise, a snake named Bellatrix, and three bearded dragons named Remington, Colt and Winchester. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, cooking, and being outdoors.
Rachel P., Veterinary Technician
Yadira E. (Dani), Veterinary Technician
Yadira joined our team in September of 2015. She has a BS in Animal Science from Oregon State University and has worked as an animal care taker in the past. Yadira enjoys working here because she loves the medical environment and knowing that we can help improve the health of companion animals. She enjoys working as a team and side by side with our doctors. Yadira is bilingual in Spanish and English and has a special interest in American Sign Language. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the gym early in the morning, and trying new foods. She has two family pets; a chihuahua mix named Ruffus and a cat named Smokey.
Mandy J., Veterinary Technician
Mandy has been with KVC since October of 2015. She has been working as a veterinary assistant since 2013 and is currently going to school at San Juan College to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. She enjoys helping educate clients about products and medications and addressing any questions they may have about their pets. She also loves meeting all the wonderful pet parents and their pets while making their visit as comfortable as possible. Mandy lives in Keizer with her husband Billy and their three chihuahuas Marty, Annie, and Gideon. She also recently took our clinic kitty Benny home to live with them. In her spare time she enjoys reading books, hiking, camping, fishing, crocheting and anything DIY. Her dogs are involved in everything she does.
Snickers, Clinic Cat
Snickers, our clinic cat, has been with us for seventeen years. She is our office mascot who loves getting snacks and meeting and greeting fellow felines. She was adopted and considers everyone at Keizer Veterinary Clinic to be her family (see also: loyal servants). Her hobbies include napping, eating, sunbathing, people watching, and did she mention eating? One thing people may not know about Snickers: she has lived here at the clinic for her whole life, and she splits her time between the front desk and the back of the clinic. Also, people often fail to realize that Snickers is a girl!