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.
My name is Cristi. I started at Barlow Trail after I moved from Portland into this area. I have one cat named Socks because he looks like he has socks on and one dog named Chopper because that’s the name he had when I got him :). I find traveling to be one of the best ways to fill my time whether that be up the mountain for a hike with Chopper or across the world. I have always had a love for animals and am so grateful that I am able to assist with keeping yours happy and healthy.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
I am an Oregonian born & raised, with an academic background in forest science & technology and have a decade of retail experience. I’ve been lucky enough to have some amazing experiences – student government in college, a full-ride scholarship for a womens leadership conference in Washington, DC, and a season working in sport fishing in Alaska. I love to read, identify neat plants & mushrooms, cook meals from scratch, and play video games with my husband after our daughter goes to bed. While I work as a cross-trained assistant and receptionist at Barlow Trail, I’m beginning the process to become a certified veterinary 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 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.
I just graduated from Oregon State University in Fall of 2018 with a Major in Animal Sciences and a minor in Business, with a Pre-veterinary option. I am 22 years old and plan on going to vet school. I will be applying in September of this year. I have an 11-month-old German Shepherd named Grizzly, and he means the world to me. One of my hobbies is playing volleyball, but I also love riding horses. I have always loved animals, and have been raised around them most of my life, from horses to cats and dogs. Previously, I have interned and observed at veterinary clinics, and have even traveled to Thailand for a veterinary experience. I love my new job here and am excited to learn more things about the veterinary profession.
I joined the Barlow Trail/Village Vet team in 2018. Before that, I worked in natural resources and land management. I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University. In my spare time, I enjoy my horses, dogs, and family.