Dr. Ulbrich earned his undergraduate degree at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York and his veterinary degree at The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. In 1994, he became a Certified Veterinary Homeopath, and in 2005 he received Certification as a Veterinary Chiropractor through the The Healing Oasis Wellness Center. Dr. Ulbrich can address any health problem using a variety of modalities and has enjoyed a great deal of success using homeopathy to treat cancer and even behavioral problems.He is also available to consult by telephone with pet guardians and their local veterinarians throughout the country, and internationally, when a more holistic approach is desired.
Dr. Ulbrich lives in SW Portland with his wife, two sons, two cats and the one and only Hannah Banana. He lists some of his most interesting past employment experiences as being the Curator of Animals at the Aqua Circus of Cape Cod and volunteering to treat oiled seabirds in Washington state after the sinking of the Tenyo Maru. In his free time, he enjoys sailing, hiking, camping, dancing, SCUBA diving, and river rafting.
Rachel Tennant DVM, CVA
Dr. Rachel Tennant was born and raised in rural WV. Growing up, she had a variety of pets ranging from dogs and cats to goats and geese. She received her BS in Animal and Veterinary Science from West Virginia University in 2002 before deciding to head west to Oregon. She attended Oregon State University, obtaining her Masters in Microbiology in 2005, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She then worked in Cottage Grove, Oregon, for two years after completing her veterinary degree.
During her time at Oregon State, she developed an interest in Integrative Medicine. Integrative medicine uses a combination of traditional medicine as well as other modalities like acupuncture, herbs, rehabilitation, and chiropractic, to provide the best possible outcome for the patient. She completed her acupuncture certification through the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in 2012. Her special interests include: acupuncture, sports medicine, rehabilitation, nutrition, and pain management.
In her spare time, Dr. Tennant competes in both American Kennel Club (AKC) and Canine Performance Events (CPE) agility. She has two boxers, Harry Potter, age 6, and Lexi, age 2. They also enjoy taking in the beauty of the northwest during long hikes.
Dr. Rachel Tennant
Laurie Austin Laurie is a native of Portland and has been working in veterinary medicine for the last thirteen years. Her experience includes conventional and holistic veterinary care as well as extensive veterinary physical therapy and rehab work. Over the past ten years she has worked with many disabled, senior, and special needs dogs. Because of the express needs of her own disabled dogs, she became a Certified Small Animal Massage Practitioner and Reiki Practitioner in 2007. She established her own canine massage practice, From Head to Tail Canine Massage, at that time. (You can visit her website, www.laurieaustin.com, for more information.)
Laurie grew up with dogs, rabbits, fish, salamanders (and other creatures from the creek in the woods), occasional horses, and later, cats. Her involvement in veterinary care grew from her passion for all animals as well as the express needs of her own dogs and cats. Laurie has an 11 year old Chocolate Lab, Lexi, a very special, special-needs girl; Hunter, an exuberant 14 year old black Lab; and two orange Tabbies, Fiona and ZuZu, both full of the typical orange Tabby attitude!
Janice is a native of Phoenix, Arizona, but spent a good deal of her youth in Seattle, Washington. She returned to Arizona to earn her Bachelors of Science in Biology at Arizona State University, and has come to Oregon to pursue studies in Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University. She gained her experience as a veterinary technician in Emergency and Large Animal clinics in Arizona, but once in Portland, she came to Holistic Pet Vet Clinic because she "found something lacking in the care provided" at conventional clinics.
Janice has many interests including horseback riding, skiing, snowboarding, reading, and playing several musical instruments. She shares her home with Jeremy, her partner of 10 years and best friend of 14 years. Together they care for two cats and a Ball Python known as Edward (but he prefers "Ed".)
Born in the Bay Area, Kristin moved to Portland in 2006 and would never think of living anywhere else. She graduated from an AHAA accredited Veterinary Technician School in California after high school, but has been working with animals almost all her life. She has worked with several rescue groups, both in Oregon and California, and has fostered pets in the past.
Kristin lives with her son and their kitty, Aeris, in SW Portland. In her spare time she enjoys playing board games with friends, trying local restaurants, gardening, crafting and doing charity work with the 501st Legion.
Eve grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada and moved to Portland with her beautiful black cat, Freya, in 2005. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2002, and is currently studying Psychology and taking prerequisites for the nursing program at PCC. When she is not busy studying for class, she enjoys volunteering, running, and working in her vegetable garden.
Eve currently shares her home in SW Portland with her four cats, Enki, Freya, Nox, and Rue.
Michael is a Monterey Bay-area native and has been working with animals almost all of his life. After attending Monterey Peninsula Community College with a major in Auto Tech and Music, Michael decided to pursue his passion for animals and moved to Portland where he attended Carrington College. He earned his Certification as Veterinary Assistant and did his internship at Holistic Pet Vet Clinic. It is here that Michael experienced a new-found love for Holistic and Naturopathic health care.
Michael is currently in two bands and enjoys spending his time in nature. He lives with his fiancée, Teal, dog Camo and cat Dyna in the St. Johns area. Michael also enjoys tattooing, skateboarding, and all kinds of arts and crafts.
Reid is a Certified Veterinary Technician who grew up in North Carolina with 5 dogs and 5 cats. She earned her Associates in Applied Science degree in Veterinary Medical Technology while in Asheville, N.C. She then worked at an emergency veterinary hospital in Western North Carolina. Reid is now very excited to learn about holistic medicine and to be part of Holistic Pet Vet Clinic!
In her spare time, Reid loves to hike, explore the Oregon coast, take pottery classes, and spend time with her Border Collie mix, Orion, and her Beagle mix named Echo. Reid lives with 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 humans.
Hannah the Wonderdog
Hannah "Banana" became the official
greeter in our clinic after being
adopted by Dr. Bob. She possesses the amazing balance of friendliness,
compassion, and respect that makes a true clinic critter!! Hannah has
been known to put both clients and patients at ease in the clinic
setting, volunteering herself freely as an unofficial therapy dog of
sorts. In her free time, Hannah lives for food and fetch!!
Lexi is the "unofficial" clinic dog, second only to Hannah Banana. She comes to work daily with Laurie, our clinic manager. Lexi likes to greet clients and patients, and spends much of her time searching for food and treats (after all, she is a Lab!) She also likes to snooze in Laurie's office when the mood strikes her.