Dr. Jaime Houston
Dr. Houston has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2004 when she graduated from Colorado State University. She is originally from the deserts of Arizona and is still adjusting to the Oregon rain. She lives with four cats, one adorable Irish Terrier, two cute leopard geckos. Her husband, Shan, has been a wonderful addition to the clan. She was the head veterinarian for over 1500 alpacas just after graduation but then shifted gears to small and exotic animal medicine. She is excited to become the owner of the The Village Vet and looks forward to continuing her excellent client and patient care.
Dr. Candie is a native of North Carolina; she graduated from N.C. State's vet school in 1995. She has done a bit of everything since then- a large animal internship, equine private practice, small animal private practice, horse racing regulatory work, and animal shelter work. When she's not working at The Village Vet with her wonderful team members, she can often be found doing spay/neuter surgery for the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon and animal shelters. Dr. Candie lives in Sherwood, OR with her husband Philip and their 5 cats- Martin, Duane, Ian, Crystal, and Claire. There is never a dull moment in their house with 5 cats! In her spare time she loves backpacking, hiking, and mushroom picking in the beautiful Oregon woods; and riding/showing dressage horses.
My name is Brandi and I have been a veterinary assistant since 2000, I took a break to care for my young children and returned in 2007. I love working here and taking care of your pets. I am happily married and have two boys which keep me quite busy. I am blessed to have such a wonderful life and enjoy the time I spend at the Village Vet. We have a wonderful team that feels more like a family.
From childhood I knew my passion was caring for animals. I have always had pets and consider them family. As a native Oregonian I enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, camping and snowboarding. I have been lucky to be able to follow my dream by working with animals for over seven years. I have a tailless tabby named Inspector, whom I love dearly. As a new mom I appreciate teaching my son to love all creatures and show compassion. Now I found a great clinic where I can continue doing what I enjoy with a great group of people. Someday, I hope to have my own animal shelter where no pet is turned away.
I graduated from Carrington College in February of 2011. My first opportunity to meet Dr. Houston was when I did my internship at the Village Vet! I have two cats of my own that are very playful and keep me busy. I am so grateful that I get to work for Dr. Houston!
I have always had animals in my life, all shapes and sizes. I have had the privilege of owning a horse, two black labs, and some rats even. Animals are the most dependable of friends and will never disappoint you. That is why its such a privilege to help keep your pets happy, and healthy. Dr Houston is such an amazing person to work with, along with my fellow co- workers. The Village Vet is a place where we can work well with animals, and people, I love being a part of the team!
Stacy Fitz Gerald, CVT
I have been truly blessed in this life. I have a job that I love, a family I adore and amazing friends (both furry and otherwise). I started my career in veterinary medicine eight years ago working with Dr. Houston in Gresham. I became a Certified Veterinary Technician four years ago. I am so excited to once again be working with Dr. Houston and to be working with such an incredible team in the same place that I call home. I have lived in Damascus for five years with my wonderful husband Todd. Together we have started a beautiful family that consists of our 2-year-old son Parker and our newborn daughter Charleigh. Our 4-footed family completes the picture and is made up of our fearless Boston Terrier, Porter, and his security team, German Shepherd siblings Leo & Juno.
I may be the most blessed person ever. Take my job: I get to work with the most amazing team of caring pet professionals I have ever had the privilege of knowing. I get to work for the extraordinary Dr. Houston. I get to manage the business end of things, which is work I enjoy enough to do for free (please don't tell Dr. Houston that). And every day is different, but full of puppies and cats and dogs and kittens and even the occasional turtle or hamster or something. I live in the beautiful state of Oregon. I have two of the best sons a father could ask for. Right next to my computer, the picture of the most lovely bride. What more could a man ask for?