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.
Keith Weingardt, DVM CVA
Dr. Weingardt is a holistic veterinarian who has extensive experience incorporating the best of all worlds into finding a treatment plan that provides optimal health for his patients and their families. Dr. Weingardt has a unique ability to connect with the animal and their people so that compassion and empathy provide a framework for the path to health. You can read more about Dr. Weingardt at http://www.ahapdx.com/about/dr-keith-weingardt-bio/
Dr. Keith Weingardt
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 needs of her own dogs and cats. Laurie has a 12 year old Chocolate Lab, Lexi, a very special, special-needs girl; Hunter, an exuberant 14-1/2 year old black Lab; and two orange Tabbies, Fiona and ZuZu, both full of the typical orange Tabby attitude!
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, with her favorite being tomato plants (growing at least 15 each year) and then cans, makes sauce to freeze, and shares lots with friends.
Mari has taken her cats to Dr. Ulbrich for 19 years, after becoming dissatisfied with traditional medical care. LePaws, Precious, Ebony, Little Mari and Fuzzy currently “let” her live with them.
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.
A Portland native, Cody has been working in medicine for about 5 years, but up until 2 years ago his patients were all human! Currently finishing a degree in Biology at Portland State University, he hopes to attend veterinary school in the near future.
Cody lives with his dog Guster Bartholomew and cats Rygel and Layla, as well has his wife Kelley. Gus has managed to make a few rounds across the internet as he likes to hang out the car window in style!
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.