meetjanelle

Meet Dr. Janelle Walker

Janelle Walker was the neighborhood kid who brought home strays and tried to nurse injured birds and squirrels back to health. Following a double major of Biology and Microbiology, Janelle received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1992 and has been a dedicated veterinarian ever since. A pet owner herself, Janelle knows how stressful it can be to bring a beloved family pet to the veterinarian for care. That’s why she created a better, more comfortable way.

Professional Degrees & Affiliations

  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State
  • University and Washington State University
  • Portland Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Animal Hospital Association
  • American Association of Feline Practitioners
  • Oregon Veterinary Medical Association
  • Cofounder, Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon

    Meet our Staff


    Selene, Director of Administration

    Selene joined our team in 2017. She is a native Oregonian and has been in veterinary medicine since 1992. She remembers every pet her family ever had and loves working with people and their pets. She shares her home with an elderly Dachsund named Max who hates strangers, loves bedtime and would prefer never to eat actual dog food again.


    Jacqueline (Jaq), Vet Tech Assistant

    Jaq is originally from Macon, IL. She grew up on a farm tending to horses, cows, bulls, peacocks, dogs, and cats. She currently is attending school at Penn Foster for her CVT and been at this clinic since 2018. She has four lovely cats at home and can’t wait to get another dog and Llama someday. Her nickname is Snow White.


    Sophie, Vet Tech Assistant

    I’m Sophie, but I also go by Mahina’s Mom because Mahina, (my five-year-old Mastiff mix) is the love of my life and best friend. I got into veterinary medicine because of Mahina. She showed me how special the bond is between ourselves and our pets and inspired me to help dogs and cats live their best lives and get the best care.


    Jess, Vet Tech Assistant

    Hi, I’m Jess! I’m originally from Vermont but went to school in Boston, and I took my two cats, Chance & Guppy, on a road trip to get to our new home here in Portland. Chance got really sick just after the big move, and after spending many weeks in and out of this outstanding veterinary office, I realized I loved the staff, and even more so I loved the work! I’m a vet tech because I know just how much my best friend means to me – and I’m committed to helping yours too!


    Jessica, Front Desk

    Hi, I’m Jessica. I moved to Portland from Sandpoint, Idaho and am currently pursuing a career in veterinary medicine. I grew up on a large acreage lavenderfarm with horses and many other pets. I grew up competing in rodeos and was also an active member of horse 4-H. I am currently attending Portland Community College to earn my Certified Veterinary Technician and hope to give as many pets and help as many animals as I can!