Allied Partnership Program

The Portland Veterinary Medical Association, established in 1936, is a non-profit professional membership organization that supports the dedicated veterinarians and veterinary professionals of the Portland metro community. We are a very active and unique organization supporting over 670 veterinarians and the over 300 members of the Oregon Veterinary Technician and Assistant Association (OVTAA). Our mission is “To inspire and elevate our local veterinary community through personal and professional connections and growth”.

Your partnership with the PVMA helps support our efforts to promote education, healthy business practices, collaboration, and community outreach for the benefit of veterinary professionals. We encourage growth and connection through education and personal and professional development programs. We strive to improve the health and well-being of veterinary professionals and in turn, the animals they care for.

Platinum Level Partners
Tristyn Gies

I am part of the Practice Solutions team focused on meeting the financial needs of veterinary practice owners. From practice acquisition and expansion to equipment financing and commercial mortgage loans, Practice Solutions offers a single, convenient source for financial services.

At Bank of America, we listen carefully to learn what your practice needs. Whether you want to start or grow your practice, the Practice Solutions team is with you every step of the way – delivering tailored solutions and striving for outstanding results. Contact me today for customized financial help for your short-term needs and long-term aspirations.

We create inviting spaces pets, people, and practitioners love!

Mackenzie Martin
Financial Advisor

Mackenzie believes the foundation of every client relationship is based on the goals and values that are unique to each individual. Starting at the ground level and developing a sound strategy is integral to future success. Mackenzie offers a wide range of comprehensive services such as retirement preparation, college funding options, investment portfolio design*, life/disability/LTC insurance needs, and cash flow analysis. In addition to personal matters, she also enjoys the unique challenges associated with small business ownership. Business strategies include succession programs, risk management and employee benefit packages.

Cheryl Dorman
Senior Vice President-Private/Healthcare Banking Relationship Manager

Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM

Director of Specialty Services

Caryn Reynolds, DVM, DACVIM, is DoveLewis’ first Director of Specialty Services, a new position focused on fostering collaboration among the specialty teams while leading client-focused care and growth initiatives. With a strategic focus on improving care delivery, she will manage specialty medical services, ensuring that each patient receives the highest standard of treatment. Dr. Reynolds will continue to manage DoveLewis Cardiology and see patients.

DoveLewis will open its new specialty medical center this fall, doubling its clinical space and allowing it to serve the Portland referral community better. The new center will integrate specialists into the ER/ICU, providing a single point of service for pets requiring emergency and specialty care.

When Dr. Caryn Reynolds joined DoveLewis in 2017, she brought her veterinary expertise to the forefront of animal care. With a passion for fostering connections between patients, their families, and medical professionals, Dr. Reynolds is dedicated to diagnosing and treating various heart conditions in cats, dogs, and other companion animals. Her commitment to maximizing the quality of life for animal companions with serious heart illnesses has earned her admiration within the veterinary community and beyond. Now, as she steps into her new role as Director of Specialty Services, Dr. Reynolds is poised to lead DoveLewis into an era of growth. Drawing upon her previous experience as a Medical Director, she is ready to streamline operations and nurture the expansion of specialty services.

Luke Eilers, PharmD

COO, Pharmacy Manager

Luke is the Chief Operations Officer of Northwest Compounders, the Northwest’s highest rated compounding pharmacy. Northwest Compounders has proudly served veterinarians and their patients in the Portland metropolitan area and beyond since 2005. In October of 2022, Northwest Compounders relocated its entire operation to a state-of-the-art, 15,000 square foot facility, equipped with a 7,500 square foot compounding lab. This new facility will allow Northwest Compounders to expand its reach locally and regionally, affording the opportunity to serve new veterinary patients all over the greater Northwest.

In July of 2023, Northwest Compounders obtained an esteemed accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care’s Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB). Obtaining PCAB accreditation is a testament to Northwest Compounder’s unwavering commitment to excellence. Furthermore, it reflects the hard work and dedication of our highly skilled pharmacists, technicians, and support staff. As a PCAB-accredited compounding pharmacy, we remain committed to delivering the highest standards of product quality, continuous improvement, and personalized solutions for all of our veterinary patients.

Stacy Choczynski DVM
Veterinary Scientific Services


Dr. Stacy Choczynski is a scientific services veterinarian with 12 years of companion animal clinical experience and over 20 years of experience working with animals ranging from kittens to beluga whales. Dr. Stacy holds a dual undergraduate degree in biology and psychology from Canisius University. She moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2008 after graduating from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Stacy has a passion for comprehensive compassionate veterinary care, nutrition, and building capacity in the veterinary profession. Dr. Stacy enjoys educating on various veterinary topics and has been featured in podcasts and over 60 media publications.

Nikki Nitz CPA, CMA

Inspiring and empowering, Nikki Nitz brings over 25 years of business consulting experience to her clients and all those she is in contact with.  Nikki is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant. Having started a veterinary practice and working in the trenches of that practice, Nikki realized her passion was to help more veterinary business owners achieve their financial and lifestyle goals. Aligning with her passion to help others be successful entrepreneurs and live the lifestyle they desire, Nikki purchased Simmons & Associates Northwest in 2011 and recently purchased Simmons & Associates Midwest. Simmons & Associates Inc. is an international veterinary brokerage and appraisal firm represented by thirteen territories. Simmons helps veterinary practice owners understand the value of their investment through practice appraisals. No individual or firm has helped more veterinarians achieve their dreams of buying their own practice or reaping the rewards of their efforts by offering their veterinary practice for sale.

Gold Level Partners
Dr. Amelie Hatfield
Rebecca Slayton Parmeter
Joe Carlisle
Jonathan Miller, DVM
Craig Coughlin
Jim Vander Mey, Rod Johnston, Jason Clowers
Joey Hayek
Nicole Shuey, LVT, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)
Brad Brandeau
Anthony Davalos
Sean Fitzgerald
Silver Level Partners
Julie Baird
David Markham
Keri Weppler

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