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Dr Jay Stewart

Jay Stewart, DVM


Dr. Stewart practiced veterinary medicine for 3 years in Hawaii before moving to Oregon and his current practice.  He wholeheartedly enjoys all aspects of private practice and ownership with its constant variety and challenge.  He feels that some of his proudest moments have been in the clinic.  "I feel that I have chosen a profession that I love. One where I get to see my friends and their pets on a daily basis and get paid for it."


When he is not working, Dr. Stewart and his wife, Carla,  enjoy spending time with their three children, their spouses, and  grandchildren. He also enjoys many outdoor activities such as snowboarding, wakeboarding, motorcycle riding and SCUBA diving. 


Dr Stewart

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - Colorado State University, 1980
  • Past president of the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC)
  • Acting Board Member of CAPC
  • Member of the AVMA


Susan Omstead, DVM

Susan Omstead, DVM

Dr Omstead immediately joined the veterinary staff at Aumsville Animal Clinic after graduation and has been  an integral part of the leadership team at the practice ever since.
Dr Omstead takes pride in her work and strongly believes in honest, professional care for both pets and owners.  She also believes in helping educate pet owners so that they can provide the best care for their pets.
In her spare time Dr. Omstead enjoys horses, skiing, and SCUBA.

Dr Omstead

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - Oregon State University, 1989
  • Past Secretary of the Marion Polk Veterinary Association
Dr Mike Meiners

Michael Meiners, DVM

Dr Meiners owned his own mixed animal practice in Stayton, Oregon for approximately 25 years before joining the Aumsville Animal Clinic staff.  He still operates his own large animal business part-time to maintain a connection to the large animal industry.
Dr Meiners was President of the Marion Polk Veterinary Association and remains an active member in the organization.  He is also involved in various local educational and agricultural programs.
Golf, bicycling, and the violin are Dr Meiners' favorite past-times when he is not practicing veterinary medicine.  He is also the clinic supplier of fresh cut flowers during the summer months from his dahlia garden.

Dr Meiners

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - Washington State University, 1976
  • Past President of the Marion Polk Veterinary Association

Lori Braun, DVM

Dr Lori Braun received her BS in Zoology from Washington State University in 1993 and her DVM from St George's University in 2006.  She completed her clinical training at Auburn University in Alabama.
Prior to attending vet school, Dr Braun spent nine years working as a zookeeper and exhibit manager at a variety of zoos in the United States. 
Dr Braun enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and appreciates the opportunity that she has as a veterinarian to make a difference in the lives of her patients and their owners.

Dr Braun

  • BS, Zoology - Washington State University, 1993
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - St George's University, 2006
  • Trained in Veterinary Acupuncture, 2009
Dr Mike Morrow

Michael Morrow, DVM

Dr Morrow graduated from Colorado State University in 2006.  He worked in Medford, OR at a mixed animal practice for several years before settling in at Aumsville Animal Clinic in 2010.  Dr Morrow has a special interest in pain management and has recently completed a certification in canine rehabilitation in 2012.


Dr Morrow enjoys traveling, especially to French speaking countries.  He also enjoys martial arts and working in his garden.  He and his wife Katie have 2 cats, a dog, a horse and a daughter named Hannah.

Dr Morrow

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - Colorado State University, 2006
  • Certified in Canine Rehabilitation, 2012

Danielle Stoermer, DVM

Dr Stoermer is a Salem native who received her BS in Animal Sciences with a Chemistry minor in 2006.  She continued her education at Oregon State University and completed her DVM degree in 2010.  She started working as an Associate Veterinarian at Aumsville Animal Clinic immediately after graduation.

Dr Stoermer enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine from interacting with clients and their pets to performing surgery.  She has a special interest in ultrasonography.

When she is not working, Danielle enjoys spending time with her husband and their two cats Jasmine and Omar.  Her hobbies include running, hiking, biking and gardening.

Dr Stoermer

  • BS, Animal Sciences - Oregon State University, 2006
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - Oregon State University, 2010
  • Certified in Ultrasonography, 2012

Cathy, Practice Manager

Cathy's first job was in her dad's veterinary clinic when she was in high school.  After college she worked in the human medical field for several years with a management position at a durable medical supply company in Hawaii and then at Oregon Health Sciences University.  Eventually she rejoined Aumsville Animal Clinic and has most recently been at the practice since 2003.


Her interests are in technology and operations and how they can help improve patient care and client education.  She loves working in an environment where she  gets to enjoy all the wonderful pets and their owners that visit the clinic.


Her "other life" consists of spending time with her husband, three children, two dogs, and one cat.  She also enjoys working on home improvement projects, reading, wine tasting, boating, and travelling.


  • BS, Biology - Willamette University
  • MBA - University of Phoenix

Carla, Bookkeeper

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  • Over 30 years of experience with veterinary hospital ownership

Kelli, Office Manager

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  • Over 20 years of experience with veterinary medicine
  • Enjoys working with her lab "Remi"

Andrea, Veterinary Technician

Andrea began her career in the veterinary field at Aumsville Animal Clinic in 1997.  After moving to Nevada she obtained her Associates in Animal Technology in 2006 at the College of Southern Nevada and became a certified veterinary technician.


She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and loves that she gets to help animals.  In her work in Nevada she assisted with exotic wildlfe and performed dentisty on cheetahs at an animal sanctuary.


Andrea has 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a horse in addition to her husband and beautiful daughter Hailey.  In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, camping, hiking, fishing, visiting the Oregon Coast, gardening, and running.


  • With Aumsville Animal Clinic since 2010
  • Certified Veterinary Technician
  • Special interest in veterinary dentistry

Bobbi, Veterinary Technician

Bobbi grew up on a farm and has been around animals her entire life.  She began working at Aumsville Animal Clinic in 2006 while she was completing her Veterinary Technician Certification course.  She says that she enjoys being part of such a great team and working with animals every day.


Bobbi lives with her husband in Salem and in her free time enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, camping, and hanging out with her husband.


  • With Aumsville Animal Clinic since 2006
  • Certified Veterinary Technician

Ilene, Veterinary Technician

Ilene joined Aumsville Animal Clinic in 2013.  She has lived on a small Christmas tree and animal farm since childhood.  She graduated from Portland Community College Veterinary Technology Program in 2001 where she received her CVT certification.  Prior to tech school she worked as a veterinary assistant in a companion animal hospital for 2 years.


Ilene has 2 dogs - a blue heeler and a lab mix.  When not caring for animals at Aumsville Animal Clinic she enjoys camping and hiking in her spare time.


  • Joined Aumsville Animal Clinic 2013
  • Certified Veterinary Technician

Jana, Veterinary Technician

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  • With Aumsville Animal Clinic since 2006
  • Certified Veterinary Technician

Kristin, Veterinary Technician

Kristin started with Aumsville Animal Clinic as a Receptionist in 2003 while completing her BS in Animal Science at Oregon State University.  She eventually obtained her CVT license in 2009 and has been a member of the Technician staff ever since.


Kristin married her high school sweetheart in 2006.  They have an amazing son and are expecting another child in December 2013.  Her busy household also includes dogs, cats, a horse, rabbits, a turtle, and alpacas.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, riding her horse, and doing anything outdoors-related.


  • With Aumsville Animal Clinic since 2003
  • Certified Veterinary Technician

Leigha, Veterinary Technician

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  • With Aumsville Animal Clinic since 2002

Suzanne, Pharmacy and Lab Technician

Suzanne has lived around animals her whole life and grew up on a small farm.  She raised and bred dairy goats before working at Aumsville Animal Clinic.  She has a poodle, an australian shepherd mix, a pomeranian, a chihuahua, and cats.


Most of her free time is spent enjoying time with her 2 kids.  She's a self-declared "homebody" and likes reading, sewing, gardening, and vegetarian cooking.  To get away she loves to visit the Oregon Coast.


  • With Aumsville Animal Clinic since 2006

Anna, Client Relations

This is Anna and her "Bambino".  She may be a newer addition to Aumsville Animal Clinic but she is no stranger to working in the veterinary field.  She grew up in Tillamook County working at Cloverdale Veterinary Clinic, Oceanlake Veterinary Clinic, and Pioneer Veterinary Hospital over the past 20 years.


She says, "I have always loved animals and I'm very happy to be at Aumsville Animal Clinic where I am able to assist in helping animals and their families."


  • With Aumsville Animal Clinic since 2012

Charlene, Client Relations

Charlene has worked in veterinary reception positions for the past 16 years.  Twelve of those years with Aumsville Animal Clinic and four in the Carson Valley of Nevada.  Charlene has always loved animals and people, and began her working career in retail with Fred Meyer.  Retail gave her a great base to be able to communicate with clients which she believes is the most important aspect in helping owners with their pets.  She believes we learn so much from our animals and in many cases these animals are a client's only family.


Charlene presently shares her home with her husband Steve of 40 years and two Siamese cats Lilly and Flash.  Charlene and her husband have 2 adult sons, a  daughter, 3 granddaughters, and 1 grandson.  Her daughter Andrea also works at Aumsville Animal Clinic as a veterinary technician.  In her free time, Charlene loves gardening and travel.


  • With Aumsville Animal Clinic originally for 9 years, then returned after several years in Nevada.  Most recently with us since 2010.

Debbie, Veterinary Assistant

Debbie resided in Eastern Oregon until moving to Mill City in 2007.  She grew up with animals and wildlife in her home.  She bought a small pet store in John Day and ran it for several years before starting at Grant County Vet Clinic as a veteirnary assistant.  She worked there until the clinic closed.  She then started a dog grooming business in her home while working at Gambler Vet Clinic in John Day.


Most recently she and her husband moved to Mill City in 2007.  She came to work for Aumsville Animal Clinic at that time.


Debbie's hobbies include her parrots, her dogs, cats, and chickens.


  • With Aumsville Animal Clinic since 2007
  • Previous experience with dog grooming, pet store owner, veterinary assisting

Jennifer, Veterinary Assistant

Jennifer has been around animals all her life.  She began working at Aumsville Animal Clinic during her senior year at Stayton High School.  Working at the clinic has only driven her passion of helping animals and her dream is to become a vetereinarian.  She plans on attending Oregon State University's veterinary school in the future to pursue her dream.


In her spare time she enjoys spending it with family, horseback riding, reading a good book, and doing anything outdoors-related.  She currently has two horses, two dogs, two cats, and three goats.


  • With Aumsville Animal Clinic since 2012
  • Working towards becoming a Certified Veterinary Technicina

Mindy, Client Relations

Mindy has worked for Aumsville Animal Clinic since 2005.  In addition to her husband and three children her family includes two dogs and three cats.  She says "she loves helping clients and their pets every day."


In her free time Mindy enjoys being with her family, cooking, and photography.


  • With Aumsville Animal Clinic since 2005

Ronda, Client Relations

Ronda enjoys all aspects of client relations and the multiple tasks that a busy veterinary practice entails, especially helping to educate clients, which ultimately improves patient care.


Ronda feels very fortunate to work with a wonderful group of people whose common goal is making a difference in the lives of people and their pets.


In her spare time you'll see her on the back of a Harley, with her significant other, Greg, enjoying the great outdoors exploring the beauty of the West coast.  She also enjoys yard work and assisting Greg with building/remodeling projects, especially roofing, around the surrounding area.  You might even see her jumping out of a perfectly good airplane.


She has two children, three grandchildren, two dogs, and two cats.


  • With Aumsville Animal Clinic since 2007

Sarah, Veterinary Assistant

This is Sarah and her dog Camas.  She has been a part of the Aumsville Animal Clinic family since 2008.  She says she feels very fortunate to work with a group of individuals who are as compassionate about animal care as she is.


When she is not working she enjoys hiking, horseback riding, rafting, skiing, and being in the company of family and friends.


  • With Aumsville Animal Clinic since 2008

Jenny, Kennel Assistant

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  • With Aumsville Animal Clinic since 2007

Scott, Clinic Assistant

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  • Has been around animals his whole life
  • Loves playing sports