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.
Practice Manager/Certified Veterinary Technician
Sandy has been in veterinary medicine since 1994. She has worked mostly for small, intimate family practices as well as large 24 hour emergency facilities. She joined our team in the Fall of 2018 and brings with her over 25 years of experience of both technician and practice management skills. She also breeds and trains Basenjis for conformation and performance events, and is an AKC Licensed Lure Coursing (field trials for sighthounds) Judge. In her free time she also plays the Cello and Banjo in a local bluegrass group.
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.
Melissa recently joined our team! Come back soon for a photo and a bio!
Veterinary AssistantChristina 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).
Veterinary Assistant/ReceptionistSandra has been an Animal Caretaker at Orchard View Veterinary Center since July 2018. 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.
Lead ReceptionistStephanie started at Orchard View Veterinary Center a year ago as an animal caretaker, and has since moved up to receptionist. She has always known that she wanted to work with animals and thoroughly likes helping our pets and providing assistance for their families. When not at work, Stephanie enjoys hiking, reading, drawing and playing with her beagle, Tank.
Animal Caretaker/ReceptionistBrandelyn started at Orchard View Veterinary Center in October as an animal caretaker, but has been passionate about animals her whole life. She grew up on a farm surrounded by livestock including; cattle, pigs, chickens, the occasional goat and a sassy horse. She has raised steers for beef for close to 15 years. As well as the livestock she has always had pets, currently two cats and a sweet lab mix named Sugar. In her free time, Brandelyn enjoys reading, doing yoga, and of course, spending time outside with her animals.