Mon–Fri: 8 AM – 6 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 3 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

(541) 345-1544
2835 Willamette St,
Eugene, Oregon 97405

Our Care Team


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 Animal Health Associates 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.


Veterinary Assistant

Dianna grew up in Coos Bay, Oregon. They started their career in veterinary medicine as a kennel assistant in 2017. They plan to attend school to become a veterinary technician in the near future. They have a grumpy Chihuahua named Tank. Most of their free time is spent walking and cuddling with their dog, watching anime and Steven Universe, and visiting the beach. Their dream is to travel around the world to help strays and any animal in need.


Hospital Administrator

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 Animal Health Associate’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. In April of 2020, he was promoted to Hospital Administrator. Besides veterinary medicine, his passions are singing, playing music, sim racing, and making goofy faces at his wife and kids. He has a mischievous cat and a even more mischievous dog.


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 Animal Health Associates 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 a 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.

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Customer Service Representative and Veterinary Assistant
Emily was born in McMinnville, Oregon and now resides in Corvallis with her husband. She began working with animals at the age of 12 through the Oregon Coast Aquarium youth program and hasn’t looked back since. From pet stores to doggy daycare, she eventually started her veterinary career as a kennel assistant and cross-trained as a receptionist at a small clinic in Philomath, Oregon. She eventually wants to go back to school to get her technician degree.
Emily has a soft spot for the creepy crawlies and pocket pets as she currently has three snakes (Tiger Lily, Tig, and Ophelia), a tarantula (Roxanne), a crested gecko (Jones), a guinea pig (Santiago), and a young miniature pinscher named Charlie. She spends her free time enjoying the great outdoors at her family’s cabin in Detroit, Oregon, and hiking with her husband and dog.
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Shayna was born and raised in central California and moved to Corvallis in 2003. After finishing school for business and accounting, Shayna had a feeling she needed to be in Eugene and so made the move in 2019. Eventually, she came to accept her passion for animals and joined the family at Animal Health Associates as a receptionist. Shayna is currently enrolled in a CVT training program. In her free time, she enjoys graphic design, gaming, reading curled up with her three fluffs, and hanging out with her husband.


After moving to Oregon as a young child, I grew up on a 20-acre ranch on the outskirts of Eugene. My family owned a travelling petting farm and horseback riding center so I was constantly around animals growing up. I spent most of my childhood riding horses, tending to the animals, and befriending any stray cats that would show up on our property. Around age eleven I started to bring home sick and injured animals to nurse them back to health, which drove my parents crazy. I have the world’s sweetest black lab named Zeke; a spicy, special needs black cat named Ed, two kittens Lola Marie and Theodore who are foster fails, and two senior horses named Whinny and Buttons. In my free time I enjoy fostering kittens for local rescues, drawing, working out, flow arts, yoga, and spending time with my pets and boyfriend.


Alexa grew up in Arizona with many family pets. In 2018 she made a solo journey from Arizona to Eugene, Oregon after graduating with her EMT certification and working as a preschool teacher for a year. While looking for a job on an ambulance, she instead chose to pursue her love for early childhood education by continuing as a preschool/prekindergarten teacher for the next 6 years. In 2023 her sister Marina opened the door for her to step into Veterinary Medicine at Animal Health Associates, where they have been working together ever since. Alexa began her Veterinary career as a receptionist and has now started transitioning to assisting with appointments. She has begun the process to apply for the Veterinary Technician program and looks forward to becoming a Vet Tech one day. Alexa enjoys spending time with her three huskies, three cats, ball python, hermit crab, and maintaining her 20- and 60-gallon fish tanks.


Kate started her career in the veterinary field in 2018 where they studied Animal Science with an emphasis in Equine. Throughout her years of schooling, she worked in multiple large animal vet clinics, specializing in reproductive care. Kate started her journey here at AHA in 2023, quickly finding a love for the small animal world. Most of her free time is spent with her partner and her three dogs, Bruce, Sweets and Rebel. She also has 2 full size horses, a mini Donkey properly named Diablo, a menagerie of chickens and goats, and a mischievous kitty named Johnny Cash.



Kimberlie grew up on the Southern Oregon Coast. Kimberlie comes from a family of Cattle ranchers and Cranberry farmers; she has loved working with animals her whole life and was a member of 4H. Her love for animals started with the family dogs, and cats. Her first pet was a cat named Aqua, she graduated to working with horses and raising swine. Kimberlie has always known that she wanted to work in the animal industry. Kimberlie moved in 2016 to Eugene with her partner Santiago, where they adopted their first dog Angie, a retired racing Greyhound and their sassy cat Cranberry. In her free time, she enjoys playing and collecting retro video games and listening to vinyl records.


Isabella was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, and has been passionate about animals for her entire life. In high school, she did two veterinary internships and decided pursuing a career in veterinary medicine was her career goal. She plans to eventually attend school to become a CVT. She has one spirited fur-baby named Star, and would like to have many more. Outside of work, Isabella enjoys writing, reading, drawing, painting, felting, and a slew of any other art-related things she manages to get her hands on.


Jorge has lived in Oregon his entire life and loves being in the outdoors with his dogs; either hiking or camping. His favorite dog ever was his miniature schnauzer who was grumpy but so kind and loved being around people. He has also had many different pets throughout his life such as bunnies, dogs, cats, hamsters, and lizards.