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Erin Miller, DVM

Owner, Veterinarian

- Origin: Twin Cities area Minnesota
- Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, Graduated 1999
Internship completed in 2000 at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
- Family: Joyfully married to my husband JB and living a wonderful life together with our dog Raleigh; companion, comfort and source of endless smiles.
- Why I love my job: I get to take care of animals and help them live their best lives. I am grateful to our pets for the joy and comfort they bring us. And I am inspired by how deeply people love their pets and how much pets love their owners. I love to solve puzzles, I love to fix things and I love to learn . Basically, this is the perfect job for me!
- Favorite things: My husband’s hugs, walking with my dog, swimming in lakes, fall, flowers, rainstorms/snowstorms, warm sunshine on a cool day, watching my husband and my dog have fun.
- Wisdom from my dog: Celebrate every time you get to see someone you love!
- Wisdom from my husband: There is no time like the present and no present like the time.
- Downtime: being outdoors, hiking/walking, mountain biking, camping, snowboarding, SUP, reading, snuggling up on the couch with my family and watching movies

Lauren Stayer, DVM

Owner, Veterinarian

- Origin: Native Oregonian, born in Portland
- Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Graduated 2009
Internship completed in 2010 at WestVet Specialty & Emergency Center in Boise Idaho
- Veterinary Passions: Creating bonds with my patients & their owners. Helping guide an owner through a stressful situation. Caring for geriatric patients and improving their quality of life. Creating a compassionate veterinary clinic culture for pets, clients and staff.
- Family: Moved to Bend in the summer of 2010. Married to the most supportive, loving husband with 2 fun, crazy, happy kids and 1 rescue dog. Looking for another dog to include in our family in the near future.
- Downtime: Running, reading, spending time with my family & friends, enjoying the many lakes in Central Oregon, hiking
- Favorite things: Family, chocolate, the beach, coffee, sun, good historical fiction books, pasta, wine, relaxing on the couch watching TV

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Erin Miller, DVM

Owner, Veterinarian

Origin: Twin Cities area Minnesota
Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, Graduated 1999
Internship completed in 2000 at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Family: Joyfully married to my husband JB and living a wonderful life together with our dog Raleigh; companion, comfort and source of endless smiles.
Why I love my job: I get to take care of animals and help them live their best lives. I am grateful to our pets for the joy and comfort they bring us. And I am inspired by how deeply people love their pets and how much pets love their owners. I love to solve puzzles, I love to fix things and I love to learn . Basically, this is the perfect job for me!
Favorite things: My husband’s hugs, walking with my dog, swimming in lakes, fall, flowers, rainstorms/snowstorms, warm sunshine on a cool day, watching my husband and my dog have fun.
Wisdom from my dog: Celebrate every time you get to see someone you love!
Downtime: Being outdoors, hiking/walking, mountain biking, camping, snowboarding, SUP, reading, snuggling up on the couch with my family and watching movies

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Lauren Stayer, DVM

Owner, Veterinarian

Origin: Native Oregonian, born in Portland
Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Graduated 2009
Internship completed in 2010 at WestVet Specialty & Emergency Center in Boise Idaho
Veterinary Passions: Creating bonds with my patients & their owners. Helping guide an owner through a stressful situation. Caring for geriatric patients and improving their quality of life. Creating a compassionate veterinary clinic culture for pets, clients and staff.
Family: Moved to Bend in the summer of 2010. Married to the most supportive, loving husband with 2 fun, crazy, happy kids and 1 rescue dog. Looking for another dog to include in our family in the near future.
Downtime: Running, reading, spending time with my family & friends, enjoying the many lakes in Central Oregon, hiking
Favorite things: Family, chocolate, the beach, coffee, sun, good historical fiction books, pasta, wine, relaxing on the couch watching TV

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Laura, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician

Origin: Perrysburg, Ohio; born in Michigan
Education: B.A. from Miami University (OH); Associates in Veterinary Technology from Portland Community College
Family: Recently married my wonderful husband and moved to Bend from the Vancouver/Portland area. We’re excited to be here beginning our married life and enjoying our Border Collie, Lily.
Why I love my job: I’ve always had a passion for animals. A fun-loving Golden Retriever, Ditzel, was my best friend growing up. I love playing a role in keeping pets healthy so that the bond between humans and animals stays strong. I’ve also enjoyed working in Ophthalmology the last few years. Exciting advancements in veterinary medicine are improving the quality of our pets’ eyes.
Downtime: Exploring the gorgeous PNW, hiking, camping, paddle boarding or curling up on the couch with some ice cream, a movie and my new love. You may also find me on the country dance floor, line dancing!

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Kassie, CVT

Certified Vetrinary Technician

Origin: Born and raised in Oregon
Education: Associates degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Medicine from Central Oregon Community College, Certified Veterinary Technician, 2016.
Family: Happily married to my husband, Jerry. Two four-legged Boxer kids, Luke and Thea, that are always there for a warm snuggle or a good laugh. 
Downtime: My absolute favorite thing to do is load up the camp trailer and hit the road with my husband and dogs. Spending time with family and friends. I love the ocean and it is where I find my center. Spending time in the woods or on a lake in my kayak. 
Favorite things: My husband, dogs, reading, good food, the ocean, sun, watching TV, sitting around a fire pit, cider and wine.  
Wisdom from my dogs: Love unconditionally, bask in the sun anytime you can, stop and smell the flowers (or everything), never pass up the chance for a good treat or a meal. 

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Rhonda

Veterinary Technician

Origin: Native Oregonian, born in Southern Oregon
Education: I worked as Surgical Veterinary Technician from 2002-2006. Then I wanted to expand my knowledge of veterinary medicine and had the wonderful opportunity to work for Bend Veterinary Specialty Clinic as an Internal Medicine Technician for 15 years.  
What I love about my job: Making a positive difference in the lives of not only my patients, but their owners lives too. I love the fast paced environment of being a technician and the variety of tasks that must be performed with each patient. 

Family: I’m very blessed to be married to my best friend Rick and to get lots of puppy kisses from our dog, Poax. 
Downtime: I love spending time with my husband and our dog camping, hiking, paddle boarding, road and mountain biking.
Favorite Things: Spending my days off with my husband, dog, family and friends. 

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Amanda

Veterinary Assistant

Origin: Las Vegas, Nevada
Veterinary Career: I started as a Kennel Attendant and trained on the job to become a Veterinary Assistant. I fell in love with every aspect of veterinary medicine. Plus, I love the opportunity to snuggle all of the animals I get the pleasure of meeting!
Wisdom from my dogs: “Give them the puppy dog eyes, works every time!”
Downtime: Spending time with my family, of course. I love reading a good book or watching a thriller/horror movie. Playing keep away or ball and long hikes in the forest with my rescued fur babies. 

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Wendy

Customer Service Representative

Origin: Born in Colorado, raised here in Bend.
Education:  Proud graduate of Bend Senior High School
Family: The most loving parents a girl could ask for, a niece – that now includes a husband and 2 little ones that own my heart! And my rescue, Charlie.
Favorite Things: Hugs and kisses from the 2 littles in my life, the laughter of my parents and the luvins of my boy Charlie.
Job: I’m excited to be a part of Pawtown and to start forming relationships with our clients that love and care for their pets like I do.
Downtime: I’m a family girl and spend as much time with them as I can. Spending time with my Charlie. And I’m a happy foster for the Humane Society of Central Oregon. 

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Makayla

Customer Service Representative

Origin: Lincoln City, Oregon
Veterinary Passion: I love being around all animals, they create my happy place. Working with animals has always been a dream, and now it’s a dream come true!
Family: Moved to Bend in September 2014, surrounded by my mom, sisters and niece
Favorite Things: I love long walks and enjoy watching sunsets. Being around animals. Getting in a good gym sesh is always important!
Downtime: Reading motivational/inspiring books, yoga and watching crime TV shows.