The PVMA Executive Board of Directors consists of 7 members: three officers and four general directors. Executive Board Directors are elected by the general membership in way of written ballot. Director terms are three years in length with the president-elect serving one year with a one year term as President following. Regular elections are held in May.
Thank you for the volunteer efforts of the executive board members, past, present and future!
President: Dr. Tanya ten Broeke
Dr. Tanya ten Broeke was raised in Austin, TX. After a short career in environmental engineering, she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada, in 2002. Following graduation, Dr. ten Broeke practiced in Grants Pass before moving to Portland, where she has worked for both equine and small animal veterinary hospitals. She purchased Gladstone Veterinary Clinic in January of 2007. She especially enjoys geriatric medicine, dermatology, and endocrinology. She has done veterinary volunteer work with Rural Area Veterinary Services in Central America since 1998, mainly in Guatemala and Nicaragua. Dr. ten Broeke also volunteers with Feral Cat Coalition, the PAW Team, and is involved in Practice Share.
Gladstone Veterinary Clinic
18420 SE McLoughlin Blvd
Milwaukie, OR 97267
Treasurer: Dr. Carla Lerum
Carla Lerum has been working as a small animal practitioner in the Portland area for the last six years, and most recently has transitioned out of the clinical setting and to work as a project manager on the Medicine team at the Banfield corporate offices. Prior to veterinary school she worked as a veterinary technician at Canyon Pet Hospital where she found her passion for veterinary medicine. She graduated from Lewis & Clark College with a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and continued on to veterinary school at Oregon State University. Her dedication to organized veterinary medicine started with several roles in SAVMA activities while in vet school, including lobbying to the SAVMA delegation for exposure and advancement of Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Banfield Pet Hospital
Publications, Marketing, and Governance: Dr. Lori Gibson
I have had the great fortune to serve on the PVMA Executive Board since 2010. During this (me, I have seen first-hand how involved our veterinary community is. I also have had the unique perspective to watch the PVMA grow over the past 4 years, and to see and be involved in the incredible vision the board has that will propel the organization forward. I am very much looking forward to continuing to do what I can to assist with this vision. I grew up in Portland, and graduated from the University of Portland, and am a 1999 grad of Oregon State University and Washington State University Colleges of Veterinary Medicine. I founded Compassionate Care Home Pet Euthanasia Service, P.C. in 2009 – we are devoted to helping pets and their people stay at home during end of life.
Compassionate Care- Home Euthanasia
Public Relations and Community Events Chair: Dr. John Wooldridge
Dr. Wooldridge attended veterinary school at Atlantic Veterinary College of the University of Prince Edward Island, before completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at The Animal Medical Center in New York City, and then a residency in small animal surgery at the University of California, Davis. He became board certified as a specialist in small animal surgery by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2001. Dr. Wooldridge has been in specialty practice in the Portland area since 1999, and most recently co-founded Veterinary Cancer & Surgery Specialists in 2014.
Veterinary Cancer & Surgery Specialists
Community Animal Welfare: Dr. Sonja Lapinski
As a relatively recent grad and native Portlander, I am looking forward to the opportunity to run for the PVMA board this spring. I attended the Catlin Gable School here in Portland for the first 13 years of my education, then went East to Walla Walla for my undergraduate studies at Whitman College. I wound up back in the Willamette Valley at Oregon State University for veterinary school several years later. Between my bachelors and DVM degrees, I got hooked spending my summers as a deckhand on a commercial sockeye gillnetter in Bristol Bay Alaska - a nasty habit that I kept up for almost 10 years. AGer a rota(ng small animal internship in Tucson, I returned to the Portland metro area, where I have been doing relief work ever since. My first exposure to organized veterinary medicine was in veterinary school where I was very active in student organizations, particularly our amazing student-run and funded international program. I co-presided over this club for several years, and served on our annual trip to Nicaragua 4 times. These experiences as veterinary student, combined with what I have observed during my internship and "new grad" phases, have kindled a passion for organized veterinary medicine as a vehicle for change and communication within the profession. I am particularly interested in working with the PVMA to foster support and mentorship for new grads, and in bringing discussions about our rapidly changing profession to the local level. Working as a relief doctor in many different hospitals with many different teams has also been a wonderful and fascinating experience, informing my desire to be part of this larger organization. I have been a PVMA member since 2012, and have been very impressed with the vitality and activity of this group.
Continuing Education: Dr. Yvonne Roberts
Dr. Yvonne Roberts was born in Australia and raised in New Zealand by her British commonwealth globe-trekking parents. Her family ended up in Los Angeles, of all places, in the late eighties. For two years, she attended Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, on the campus of Cal State L.A., where she studied in the visual arts department. She obtained her undergraduate degree at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, where she studied environmental science, microbiology and organic farming. Post-graduation, she worked in environmental planning and restoration and at a bacteriophage lab. In 2000, she began vet school at Washington State University. Her first veterinary job was in Ukiah, Mendocino County, located in Northern California. There she had a wonderful experience in a large, rural practice with an interesting mix of cases and clientele. Then in 2006, she came back the Pacific Northwest.
Fremont Veterinary Clinic
5055 NE Fremont St
Portland, OR 97213
Membership: Dr. Alon Kramer
After receiving my DVM degree from UC Davis, I completed a year-long internship, after which I returned to UC Davis for a 3-year small animal surgery residency. Upon attaining ACVS board certification, I worked one year as staff surgeon at a Santa Cruz, California referral practice. I then joined a multi-specialty practice in Portland, where I was an associate surgeon for more than three years. I Then joined Cornell University Veterinary Specialists, a multi-specialty private/academic hybrid advanced care facility in their New England location, where I had a central role in creating, establishing and operating the hospital’s surgery department. My family and I underestimated our deep ties to, and affection for the Pacific Northwest area, and we returned to the Portland area in 2012, when we established OREV, a locally and independently operated specialty clinic.
My surgical interests and experience include all aspects of orthopedic and soft-tissue surgery, as well as neurosurgery. I get immense satisfaction from my profession, but Veterinary medicine is not all that I am about...
Oregon Expert Vets
19308 SW Mohave Ct
Tualatin, OR 97062
Past President: Dr. Jon Plant
15800 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Dr. Lisa Williams
Mt Tabor Veterinary Care