Dr. Bob 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. Bob lives in SW Portland with his wife,one cat, 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.
Dr. Ann Swartz
Ann Swartz, DVM, CVH
Dr. Ann Swartz grew up on the East Coast and is a US Army veteran. Migrating to Oregon in 1979, she earned degrees in Animal Science and Microbiology from Oregon State University in 1984, and a DVM from OSU in 1988. Throughout her training as a veterinary student Dr. Ann worked in clinics in Oregon and Alaska, including the Oregon State University Sheep Barn and other private lambing operations. Adding to her varied experience, she had the exciting opportunity to volunteer on the Iditarod. Additionally, she has experience vetting and participating in Endurance Rides and in Ride and Ties. Following a year dedicated to primarily equine practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico she settled in Oregon, and has practiced in a mixed-animal, mobile capacity since 1988.
She keeps current in her field through membership in professional organizations, often holding leadership positions. She is a current member of the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (board member and past president), American Veterinary Medical Association (serving on the Council on Veterinary Services 2014–2017), Oregon Veterinary Medical Association, American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AVH Liaison and Secretary 2014–2018), Veterinary Botanical Medical Association, American Endurance Ride Conference (certified judge), Rogue Valley Veterinary Medical Association (President 2014) and the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners.
In her free time, Dr. Ann enjoys bothering her adult children, hiking and camping, vetting endurance rides, and reading and learning more about homeopathy. She also volunteers locally, with 4H and FFA groups, and as part of a high school mentor program. She actively volunteers at the Jackson County Animal Shelter and at Sanctuary One in Oregon.
Mari grew up in Iowa and moved to Southern California to major in Still Photography, then relocated to Portland. She worked in hospitals (Neonatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Graduate Medical Education, Psychiatric Liaison Service, and Medical Transcription). She is also a freelance editor.
Besides her love for animals and photography, Mari is an avid gardener, having removed all the grass from her backyard over many years and replacing it with raised beds, rock gardens and pathways. Her garden grows year-round with many kinds of vegetables, her favorite being tomato plants (growing at least 20 each year). She loves to share them with friends. She also simmers them way down into a sauce and cans about 40 quarts each year.
Mari has taken her cats to Dr. Ulbrich since 1996, after becoming dissatisfied with traditional veterinary care. Little Mari and Fuzzy found her trainable and “let” her live with them.
Cat started her career in veterinary medicine in 2013 as a veterinary assistant and technician at a small general practice in Oregon City. In 2019 she worked long hours as a veterinary emergency technician in Tigard, finally coming to work as the veterinary surgery technician and a general technician for Holistic Vet Pet Clinic in September 2020.
She currently resides with her two cats; Xerxes (aka ZZ), a gray, domestic medium-haired male who will steal everything off your plate if you aren’t paying attention, and Dani, a female domestic short-haired calico who is the friendliest calico you will ever meet (once she warms up to you). She, however, is very dramatic when ZZ does something to annoy her. In her spare time Cat enjoys working on one of her many art projects, from sculptures to writing. She is always working on something! She is currently embroiled in teaching herself animation.
Sam Bean has always enjoyed animals of all kinds, being of service to others and for many years has been a health nut. Working at Holistic Pet Vet Clinic is a perfect meld of many of her joys.
She grew up in a small town in New Hampshire and moved to Portland with some friends 30 plus years ago, where she fell in love with this progessive city. Sam enjoys psychotherapy, dancing, cooking, gardening and traveling to name a few. She has been happily married for 18 years.
Morgane grew up in sunny southwest Florida and moved across the country to Oregon with her dog Thai and fiancée Kory in 2017 after falling in love with the diverse landscape on this coast.
Morgane has always had a love and respect for animals and started working in the veterinary field just after high school and she has been working with animals ever since. She enjoys camping, hiking, dancing, crafting and traveling.
Patrick grew up on the East Coast with a father who trained dogs for a living and a mother in the entertainment industry. Three years ago he found his passion working in the veterinary field and he has pursued it ever since. Working at a holistic veterinary clinic is nothing short of a dream job for him, having personally found the benefits of these medicines to be life-changing. Patrick has his black belt in Oyama-style karate and his Bachelor's degree in Music Industry. In his free time he enjoys playing the drums, keyboards, listening to records, trail running, camping and playing with his cat, Paco.
Cheyenne says she has a loud and eccentric personality and spends too much money on getting tattoos. She starts colts in her spare time and loves to work cows. She has been around animals all her life, and her friends nicknamed her “The Disney Princess” for always bringing home animals of all kinds. She currently has two Persians: Migi (14 years), Myrtle (4 years), a Russian Blue named Ebi (2 years), and a feral cat with one eye and no teeth named Dean (15 years). She also has a 4-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer Heeler mix named Gravy and a 14-year-old bay roan quarter horse mare named PeaBrain.
She is currently enrolled in Cosmetology School to become a hairdresser specializing in alternative styles and colors.
Alaura came to Portland from Eugene, Oregon. She has more than 12 years of experience in the animal care field. She has had the pleasure of working in a variety of roles with a focus on animal behavior and positive reinforcement training methods. Alaura is incredibly excited to join the team at Holistic Pet Vet Clinic and continue to expand her knowledge of holistic veterinary medicine. In her spare time she can be found hiking with her rescue beagle, Fiona, watching her favorite movies and spending time with her partner, friends and family.