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.
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.
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.
Becky is a Pennsylvania native, but a gypsy at heart. Her travels led her to settle in Oregon 18 years ago, where she spent the first four years living in Portland and working here at Holistic Pet Vet Clinic. Next she moved to Clatskanie, where she has spent the last 14 years. During that time she has set up an organic homestead, homeschooled her two children, operated a veggie CSA, helped to start a farmers market, served a community potluck, and worked in the public library.
Becky has a degree in Photocommunication and Anthropology from the University of Miami, a Certificate in Animal Health, is a Certified Lactation Counselor and Educator, and “would be a life-long student of SO many things if I had bottomless resources.” She brings 12 years of experience working in veterinary clinics in every position from kennel attendant to office manager. As a passionate advocate for good nutrition and the health of all living things, she loves working in the integrative setting of Holistic Pet Vet Clinic most of all.
When she is not working you’ll find Becky gardening, hiking, mountain biking, doing fiber arts and shuttling her daughter to horse shows. She and her kids share the farm with a large furry and feathered family, which now includes dogs, cats, chickens, bunnies and one very naughty goat.