Dr. Ochsenreiter - Veterinarian
Dr. Ochsenreiter received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois. He has worked in Emergency and Zoo Medicine, as well as Companion Animal Care. He was a staff veterinarian for both the San Francisco Zoo and the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. He also has cared for the famous gorilla “Koko”, of The Gorilla Foundation. He is currently working with the large cat conservation organization Panthera.org, which studies snow leopards in Kyrgyzstan. Dr. Ochesenreiter is an accomplished orchestral musician and he performs in several orchestras throughout the Puget Sound Region. He's also an avid cyclist and cross-country skier.
Jessica Levitt-Thornton L.V.T. - Licensed Veterinary Technician
Jessica graduated from PIMA Medical Institute in 2012 and passed her licensing exam shortly thereafter. She recently began teaching classes at PIMA in their L.V.T. Program. In her capacity as a veterinary technician she has cared for both small and large animals, as well as some exotics. She identifies horses as her favorite animal to spend time with and lives with four large dogs, two cats, some small reptiles, amphibians and a rabbit. Jessica would love to travel the world and teach people animal husbandry, as well as participate in spay/neuter clinics.
Dr. Michael Ericson - Owner/Veterinarian
Michael Ericson received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis, which is consistently rated the #1 Veterinary School in the country. He and his wife, Karen, purchased Companion Veterinary Clinic in May 2011. Dr. Ericson was a large animal veterinarian for many years before moving to smaller companion animals more than 15 years ago. He has a particular interest in health and reproductive issues in purebred dogs. He also enjoys volunteering his services for a number of animal rescue organizations. His hobbies include sailing on Puget Sound and reading about the history of aviation.
SEAN AND ROBERT
Kathryn Spear - Veterinary Assistant
Kathryn attended the Veterinary Assisting Program at Skagit Valley College. She shares her life with her two rescues, her cat "Night" and her Australian Cattle Dog "Karma." When she is not working, she can be found hiking the trails of the Puget Sound Area. Her compassionate way of tending to the many cats and dogs that visit our clinic is very evident and even the most difficult pets enjoy her calming touch.
Julia Johns - Front Office Manager
Julia is currently studying for her undergraduate degree, with plans to continue on to the School of Veterinary Medicine at WSU. She is well known for her breeding and showing of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Julia loves to travel all over the world to show her champion dogs, including the Westminster Dog Show in New York City and Crufts in Birmingham, England. She is an advocate for health testing and gaining clearances from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, as well as supporting responsible breeders of purebred dogs.
We feel so good about bringing Bodhi and Cinder to you. You always have their best interests at heart. Your gentle care is wonderful.
I wanted to express my heartfelt gratitude for the care and compassion the Companion Vet staff showed me while Anna was sick... Thank You
MICHELLE AND THERESA
ALYSSA AND CRYSTAL
A month ago I brought Berry to you with injuries... I (and Berry) want to thank you for the wonderful care she received.
Thank you for all of the care you gave Bear. You understood his sweet, goofy temperament.
Thank you all so much for being so compassionate, so loving and really adoring our kitties as much as we do!
Dr. Karen Ericson - Owner/Practice Manager
Karen Ericson received her Doctorate of Education from the University of San Francisco. For many years she taught classes in management at both the undergraduate and graduate level at the University of San Francisco and the University of Washington, Bothell. She met her husband, Michael, while helping a cow deliver her calf. Karen has bred and shown a variety of purebred dogs for the last thirty years. She currently is an AKC Judge, licensed to judge all Sporting and most Terrier Breeds. The Ericsons share their home with their English Setter, Forest, a whippet named Sarah, and Daisy, their rescue Jack Russell Terrier.
Thank you for your donation of pet food... donations like yours keep us going for the people and pets that need it.
Thank you for all your love, attention, and special care that you all gave our sweet Buddy over the years.
Meaghan Walters B.S.,L.V.T. - Licensed Veterinary Technician
Meaghan showed livestock while in high school and college. She graduated from Berry College with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science in 2013 and from Bellingham Technical College in 2015. She passed her exam and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician shortly thereafter. Meaghan has volunteered for Greyhound Rescue and as a result has an adorable Greyhound named Cosmo. She also shares her life with her two cats, Penni and Luna.
Thank you for all your wonderful care and love for Isaiah. You really helped ease our pain by taking such good care of both him and us.
The nicest, most caring, loving, patient, knowledgeable warm people I know... All of you are the BEST!!!
THE HOFFMAN FAMILY
Words cannot describe how thankful we are for all of you.
Amy Russell-Johnson A.A., L.V.T. - Lead Veterinary Technician
Amy has been an important part of our clinic staff for the past four years and is our resident feline expert. She graduated from PIMA Medical Institute in 2012 and passed the exam for her Veterinary Technician's License that same year. Along with her husband, she is kept busy by her two young sons and their family of cats. Amy is a strong supporter of rescuing and fostering animals in need of their forever homes. Her favorite part of being a veterinary technician is helping animals live a long and healthy life.
Companion Vet Clinic - Clearview is staffed by highly qualified people who love their jobs and are dedicated to helping pets and their owners. We are proud of our welcoming facility and state-of-the-art equipment.
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TAYA AND PORTER