Welcome to the Orchard View Family!
We understand that seeing a familiar face can put both animals and people at ease. We do have some new members and are pleased to introduce our wonderful staff, so you can get to know us.
Sarah has been in the veterinary field since 2012. She started out in reception and worked her way up into management. She has worn many hats over the years and has worked in all areas of a clinic. She has been passionate about animals ever since she was a little girl and has had many pets over the years. Some of these include chickens, ball python, leopard gecko, rabbits, hamsters, rats, mice, cats and dogs. Now she has two cats (Jack & Scarlet) and a shiba inu (Jasmine). In her free time she enjoys hiking, going to the coast and playing video games.
Assistant Practice Manager/Veterinary Assistant
Marilyn began working at OVVC as an animal caretaker in 2013 and has since moved up to veterinary assistant and assistant manager. Marilyn was originally studying studio art at Willamette University but has since changed career paths and is currently working her way towards becoming a veterinarian. While she still enjoys shooting and developing film photography and drawing in her free time – working at OVVC has inspired her to pursue her love for animals further. At home Marilyn has a black and white tuxedo cat named Jack and a Golden Retriever named Marley.
Erica has been at OVVC since September of 2015. She is currently pursuing a career in law enforcement but working with animals has always been something she is passionate about. In her free time she enjoys hiking, fishing, and spending time with her family. She has a Border Collie named Rodeo and a cat, Narcissa.
Christina started with OVVC in October of 2016. Christina has been a client of OVVC since it opened and thought it would be rather interesting to join the team. She worked at a Salem area veterinary clinic during high school so it was an easy transition. Stepping in as a Veterinary Assistant, Animal Caretaker, Receptionist, or any other position needed. Christina is a professional dog handler and a Rottweiler breeder under the name 2Infintiy. She enjoys training, showing and loving her pack of rottweilers (Ozzie, Xander, You Know, I Know, Right, Eleanor, Hush, Porter, and SWAT) and the random french bulldog (Decaf).
Sandra has been an Animal Caretaker at Orchard View Veteterinary Center for nearly a year. She loves animals and has had several of her own and been around them since she was a child. She has had a passion for caring for pets as long as she can remember. She currently cares for her dog, a blue heeler mix, and two cats, both domestic shorthairs, and four chinchillas. She is focusing on a career with animals, and hopes to make a real change in the lives of pets. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and beach trips with her dog.
Katherine has always loved animals since she was very young and grew up surrounded by them. She moved to the Salem area to attend Western Oregon University to pursue her bachelor’s degree and loved the area so much that she never left. When not at the clinic, Katherine enjoys activities like snowboarding, wake boarding and hiking. She also loves getting to spend quality time with her two cats, Wes and Eve.