Meet our friendly staff at Happy Valley Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Katie Kralik grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska and graduated from the veterinary school at Iowa State University in 2012. She started working in central Washington after graduation, then moved to Portland in May of 2015 with her dog and 2 cats. She and Boone (the pit bull) love to hike and ski, and she also enjoys biking, floating on water, reading, and good food. Dr. Kralik is excited about her career every day, and loves that she gets to make the lives of animals and their people better.
Dr. Sara Caldwell grew up in Atlanta Georgia with her mom and step-dad, one brother and a house full of pets. She always wanted to be a veterinarian since she was a little girl rehabilitating tiny birds that fell from their nest and putting pretend casts on her teddy bears. She is thoroughly fulfilled by relieving the suffering of animals and is honored to be able to do so as a livelihood. She enjoys horses, specifically dressage, although she has evented, foxhunted and played polo. Her favorite dog breeds tend to be brachycephalic (like pugs and bulldogs) but she has also owned and loved dachshunds, Danes, and heelers. She currently shares her home (and her heart!) with a pug, a Clyde cross horse, and her very sweet small child :)
Dr. Kevin Pflaum graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in May 2017, and is thrilled to be joining Happy Valley Vet Hospital. He is passionate about practicing high quality medicine and surgery, and his special interests include strengthening the human-animal bond, reducing stress in veterinary visits, behavior, and feline medicine. He moved to Portland with 1 dog and 1 cat, and enjoys hiking, reading, film, sports, and eating local foods.
Michanne grew up in Cathlamet, Washington. She has been in the Human Resources field for 8 years and has always had a passion for animals. Since moving to Portland in 2011, Michanne has worked with many organizations to promote the well-being of animals. She has two cats, Peggy and Ray Charles, that she adopted through the Save A Life Kitten Adoption program ran in the hospital.
Megan has loved animals for as long as she could remember. She always knew a career in animal health was her calling. In high school she worked part time at an animal hospital before going away for college. She was certified as a groomer since 2008. After moving to Happy Valley she made the career change to a veterinary assistant then to Front Desk Manager. Megan is married with one child and two pets - a cat named LuLu and a dog named Ifrit.
Crystal has always had a passion for animals. Growing up, there was always a pet in her home which she loved and cared for. This love led to her career in veterinary medicine as a technician where she is able to directly impact pets’ lives, as well as advocate for the best quality of life possible. She has three kitties, Snickers, Kittan, and Delia, and one German Shepard puppy named Eliza.
Katie was born in Germany and spent most her childhood on the east coast. She is a total cat lady- ask her about her cats! She has three at home but is always looking for more to add to her collection. She’s been a veterinary receptionist for over 4 years and enjoys getting to know clients and their furry companions. In her spare time she likes hiking, reading, and cooking. She lives in Sandy with her fiance, cat hoard (Beavis, Brisby, and Vesuvius), and a sweet mini Aussie named Arya.
Skylar has been an animal lover since day one, and all of her cats have been rescues or strays. She volunteered at a reptile/amphibian shop for a few months in high school, before attending Southern Oregon University for two years. She started out as a volunteer here and was excited to be added to a part of the team. She has been excited to learn as much as she can and provide animals with the health and well-being they deserve. She lives with her two year old tuxedo cat, Felix.
Molly is Oregon born and raised, currently living in Gresham with her Pembroke corgi, Ein. In their free time, they enjoy going for long walks and exploring the Colombia River Gorge. Just Molly likes painting, reading, and playing video games, though. While she has experience with dogs as a trainer at Petco, Molly's heart belongs to the kitties. She has set herself on the path of animal care after working at the Oregon Humane Society and deciding that she loved it! That love has led her to pursue this career and she hopes to continue her education to eventually become a vet tech.
Christina's career with animals began at Petsmart caring for customer's, small pets, birds, fish and reptiles. Christina later worked as a dog trainer and then went on to pursue dog grooming, which she did for a couple years. Christina is currently attending school to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. She has a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Prince, a Pomeranian that she rescued from the hospital named Bambi, and two cats (Tyrone and Jasper) that she can't live without.
Karla grew up in Oregon City and spent seven years away in Arizona and Florida while she served in the Air Force. After separating from the Air Force in 2014, she came back to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She finished a Bachelor's in Environmental Studies along the way but has realized that she wants to be in the animal healthcare field. Karla is currently attending the Certified Veterinary Technician program at Portland Community College.
Ebony has loved animals her entire life and knew that her career had to involve working with them. After spending some time volunteering, she was picked up by HVVH as a Tech Assistant and could not be happier gaining the lab and hands on experience that will further her career. Currently, Ebony lives in Milwaukie with her boyfriend Justin, their two ferrets (Zoro and Korra) and corn snake (Zuko). She enjoys spending her free time reading, crocheting, cross stitching, watching Japanese anime and playing video games.
After a satisfying culinary career and a couple wonderful stints on small organic farms Afsha has found a deep sense of happiness in the field of veterinary medicine. She fulfills her other passions by working in her garden and cooking frequently with aspirations of putting together a cook book. Her three dogs are a constant source of joy and amusement while her betta fish helps her stay calm.
Jordan is originally from Illinois but has bounced around the country ever since graduating from Unity College in 2012. She has two cats and has been dreaming about the day a dog will be added to the family her whole life! She loves all animals and can't wait to meet you and your pet!
Zac grew up in a small town just outside of Birmingham, Alabama on a farm. There, he helped take care of cows, horses, goats, baby deer, peacocks, chickens, and even a catfish pond. He has loved all types of animals ever since he could remember and has always knew that a career in animal health was his calling. Zac moved to Portland in late 2010 and plans on going back to school to become a CVT. His partner, Garrett, and him have one cat who is a Norwegian Forest Cat/Maine Coon mix named Margot. In their spare time, they enjoy anything outdoors, singing, photography, traveling, soccer, and spending time with family!
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