Staff Highlight

Holly, Technician Supervisor

I am originally from Bellingham, WA, which is where I started my veterinary career in an assistant program many years ago. I then set out on a “walk about” from coast to coast and eventually circled back to the Pacific Northwest in 2000. I graduated from Portland Community College with a degree in veterinary technology in 2003. I worked in a few hospitals until I found Northwest Neighborhood Veterinary Hospital in 2007 and haven’t looked back. Almost nine years later, I am the technician supervisor as well as an active certified veterinary technician.

I thought about making the switch to human medicine briefly, and even started schooling for it, but I cannot deny that my passion is in helping to improve the lives of animals. I enjoy mentoring aspiring technicians, and I coordinate Northwest Neighborhood Veterinary Hospital’s participation in veterinary technician externships with both local and nationwide veterinary technology programs.

I try to stay involved in community programs such as the PAW (Portland Animal Welfare) Team and the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon, volunteering as often as I can for these important causes.

I currently live with my sweetheart and our rescue Pitbull named Ping. I love watching him slowly grow more confident and realize that the world is not such a scary place! We also share our home with two kitties, Iggy (the pest) and Brutus (the fat panther).