Our Staff

Julie Nelson, Lead Receptionist

I started my career in the Veterinary field as a Vet Tech several years ago when I took time off to raise my family. I then pursued other careers such as an HR Manager, Operations Director and Office Manager within both the United States as well as Mexico. I also worked with two non-profit organizations in Operations where I managed all aspects of the organization from daily operations to HR to Accounting. I am now so excited to be back where I first started and where my heart is; working with animals and the people who take care of them.
 
 
 

Brandi, Veterinary AssistantBrandi-Harmier

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.

 

Brittney LeeBrittney Lee

I was born in Lebanon and raised in Sandy Oregon. I’m a true Oregonian! Growing up around animals has always made me want to work with these beautiful creatures since I was little. I graduated from Carrington college in 2017 and joined the Barlow Trail and Village Vet teams immediately afterward. I’m currently working towards my CVT degree. During my spare time, you can find me around my horses and with my family.
 

 

 

Shan HillShan Hill

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?

 

 

Tyler Grimes – CVT

Hi, Tyler Grimes here. I’ve been in the veterinary business since 1992 and a certified veterinary technician(CVT) since 2003. My home is occupied by 2 horses, 2 cats, two daughters under 10, and a wife who is a general practice (GP) veterinarian in Oregon City. I graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelors in Microbiology and have held many other occupations throughout the years including kennel assistant, gym associate, dairy milker, slaughterhouse processor, construction/demolition assistant, freight hub driver at PDX, parcel sorter/loader, ranch hand, and most recently a certified chauffeur for the last 5 years with a limousine company. Many of these previous occupations were in addition to/on top of veterinary work as I have always kept a hand in the field somehow. As a CVT I have worked in neurology for a year, Internal medicine for 5 years, and a year as an overnight technician at a small animal surgical facility. Coming to work as a CVT for the Village Vet and Barlow Trail has been a learning/relearning process for me since this is my first time ever working as a CVT in general practice, which my wife as a GP veterinarian finds quite amusing. She still asks me about internal medicine stuff, and I seem to be constantly asking her some of the finer points of GP protocols. My outside interests include ice hockey, which I played for a number of years and hope to go back to soon, fishing for salmon, rock fish, tuna, and surf perch, projects on the 5 acre hobby farm we have, and woodcutting of which I cut, haul, and process most of by hand. An average year is 5-7 cords, but has gone as high as 10 cords in a season. Its a busy life, but a life we have chosen. Cheers.

 

 

Kandi Anderson, CVT

I am a licensed veterinary technician that has had the privilege of working in the veterinary profession for 30 years, 26 of them as a technician. When I am not working I enjoy wood carving, camping, spending time with my family, 3 dogs, friends, and teaching my grandson how to make funny animal noises.

 

 

 

 

 

Heather, X-ray Technician

Hi! I’m Heather and I’ve been a veterinary assistant for almost 2 years now. I have always been told I should work with animals but I took a 3 yr detour in the Army as mechanic in Louisiana and almost 9 years as an office administrator for an equipment dealership in Portland. I’m happy to be home and doing what I love now. In my free time, I enjoy reading, painting and spending time with my husband, daughter and of course my pets. I keep busy with a dog, 2 cats, a goat, 8 chickens and some 40,000 bees!

 

 

 

Summer VanLoon

Summer is a native Oregonian and has lived in Sandy for the past 5 years. She enjoys helping animals and their families. This spring Summer is looking forward to advancing her veterinary education by enrolling at Penn Foster. While not at the clinic she enjoys spending time with her husband, kids and dog Priya.