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



    Amanda began working at Best Friends Veterinary Medical Center in June 2014. She grew up loving animals and people and has found her purpose, working for a great cause which is ensuring our patients get the best care possible, personally and medically. She and her husband share a Pit-Lab mix named DUKE!, a Siberian Husky named Sabur, a Ball Python named VooDoo and a Beta Fish named Fishy. She looks forward to meeting with you!


    Cameron Bio Pic

    Cameron has always been surrounded by animals. When he was a kid he wanted nothing more than to see and work with all kinds of animals. Like so many, he forgot about this dream for many years. He loves working with pets and running lab work. This is his new puppy Dizzy, and he also has two cats (Zero, and Owlie), and a ferret (Le Weeze). But he would have his own zoo if he could.



    Sarah has loved animals her whole life. She is new to the veterinary field and has just completed her Veterinary Assistant degree and is working on becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician. She has rescued and found homes for countless feral kittens and has taken in animals people can’t care for. She currently has 5 pets, her cat, Amber, her Mealy Amazon, Alex, her cockatiel, Patricia, Pete the parakeet and Mr. Beta, the fish.



    Shelly has always had an immense passion for all animals. She’s been a technician for 5 years and absolutely LOVES her job! She loves to help homeless animals find loving homes and is dedicated to providing the best possible care to furry friends. She has adopted six beautiful cats: Gizmo, Spokley, Isabelle, Sheba, Exotica and her special little 20 year old, Smokie.