Andrew (Certified Veterinary Technician)
Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Andrew migrated westward to California for college, a career in photographic printing, and to meet his wife. After the world of photography went digital, he decided not to spend all day in front of a computer, and instead do something that used the other side of his brain. He studied veterinary science at Los Angeles Pierce College, and became an RVT in California and a CVT in Oregon. Currently he lives with his wife and a calico cat in a yellow house he built with his own two hands.
Bill (Veterinary Assistant)
Bill was born in Chicago, Illinois, and started his veterinary career as an assistant at Lake Shore Animal Hospital in 1971. In 1975 he started working at Blum Animal Hospital in Chicago. He came to work for AHA in 1996. Known for his perceptive animal handling skills, Bill has been successfully wrangling dogs and cats for over four decades. An ex-biker and Italian food lover, he enjoys the blues and all kinds of animals.
Crystal was born and raised in Albany, Oregon. She got her degrees in Administrative Medical Assisting and Medical Assisting from Linn-Benton Community College, and worked for many years in doctor's offices. Recently she decided that working in animal medicine is a much better fit for her. She and her husband love taking their two dogs, Kimber and Maverick, to the beach or hiking in the mountains. They also have fun driving the roads less traveled in Oregon, exploring the small towns and learning the history of our beautiful state. In her free time she enjoys reading, making her own soaps and lotions, creating chainmail jewelry and baking.
Jeanette (Veterinary Assistant)
Jeanette was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Eugene in 2016 to provide a better life for her family. She was a licensed technician in California for 6 years and plans to pursue her CVT certification in Oregon. She has a 3 year old son and a fur family that consists of two chihuahuas (Snowy, the Diva, and Monkey, a momma's boy with a gentle soul) and a cat (Sheldon aka Shelly Bean, arescue kitty that likes warm hugs.) Jeanette enjoys ice skating, and exploring Oregon's great outdoors with her son.
Jim (Practice Manager)
Jim received a degree in electrical engineering from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1981. He taught himself software engineering, and spent many years writing software for musical composition and sound design. He met Dr. Johnson while working for Motorola in Tempe, Arizona and they moved to Oregon in 1990.
Jim came to work at AHA because Dr. Johnson needed someone to bring the clinic's computer system into the 21st century. His day-to-day schedule includes bookkeeping, network maintenance, personnel management, Web design and marketing, all sorts of repair work, building remodeling, and anything else that needs to be done.
In his free time he enjoys reading, playing synthesizers, and spending time with his sports enthusiast son.
Josh (Certified Veterinary Technician)
Josh moved to Oregon in 1996 to escape the Iowa winters, summers, springs and falls of his youth. He flipped burgers at McDonald's for 3 months before getting hired as AHA's first ever male receptionist. Having worked for a vet in Iowa, he had the required experience to challenge the state boards when AHA needed another CVT in 1998. He became our fourth CVT at the time. He spent a few years at another hospital in town, but came back to AHA in 2007, and has been here ever since. Besides veterinary medicine, his passions are singing, playing guitar, race simulators and making goofy faces at his wife and new son. He has two silly cats and two even sillier dogs.
Kimberlie (Veterinary Assistant)
Kimberlie was born and raised in Port Orford, a small coastal town in the south west of Oregon. She moved to Eugene to pursue a career as a veterinary technician and to work in the veterinary field. While growing up she learned most of her animal knowledge from her family's farm and through her 4-H club. Her favorite animals are her family's dogs Orie, Holly, Bindi, her horses Bo and Copper, and her piggies Funky Fresh and Geneviéve. When not working or with her animals, Kimberlie is printmaking, taking photos for her photography hobby, and collecting and playing retro video games.
MacKenzie (Certified Veterinary Technician)
MacKenzie was born in Montana and grew up in Idaho, dreaming of working in the veterinary field. She spent time in human medicine as a hospice nurse, but eventually decided to pursue her lifelong interest and earned a degree in Veterinary Technology from the College of Southern Idaho with high honors. She moved to Eugene in 2009, and joined AHA in 2013.
She has no human children, but plenty of fuzzy ones. She seems to attract the stray and castoff variety, so some of her furry family members include Mouse, the three-legged wonder cat, a less-than-brilliant Italian greyhound, and an abandoned Easter rabbit with a severe spinal injury.
She takes special interest in client education, dentistry, pain management, anesthesiology, and rabbit medicine, and hopes to attain her Veterinary Technology Specialty Certification in Dentistry or Clinical Practice in the near future. In her spare time she enjoys being crafty and antique shopping.
MacKenzie is also our AAFP Cat Advocate, helping ensure that we provide the best possible care to our feline patients.
Nancine (Veterinary Assistant)
Nancine grew up in Connecticut, and graduated from the University of Vermont with a bachelor's degree in Science. After living in the chilly Boston area, she decided to migrate to the warmer weather of Arizona. It was there that she gained her professional experience with animals, working at the Sedona Humane Society for three years and volunteering at the Jerome Humane Society Clinic for four.
Nancine happily landed in Eugene with her two cats in 2011. Self-described as "small but mighty", she has a special interest in the complexities of cats, and is determined to become our cat whisperer. Nancine also moonlights as a cello teacher and rock star, playing cello for the local band Betty and the Boy as well as Bohemian Dub Orchestra.