The PVMA Board of Directors consists of 7 members: three officers and four general directors. Board Directors are elected by the general membership by way of written ballot. Director terms are three years in length, with the president-elect serving one year and a one year term as President following. Regular elections are held in May and special election can be held as needed.

Thank you for the volunteer efforts of our board of directors: past, present and future!

PVMA Board of Directors 2022-23

Association Veterinarian Fremont Veterinary Clinic

Dr. Amanda Veatch (she/her)


UC Davis, Class of 2011
Sadie Veterinary Urgent Care

Dr. Cindy Galbreath (she/her)

Treasurer & Practice Owner Programs

Cornell University, Class of 1996
Chief Medical Officer
Oregon Humane Society

Dr. Steve Kochis (he/him)

Continuing Education

Texas A&M Class of 2007
Director of Veterinary Quality Banfield Pet Hospital

Dr. Kate Hilsenteger (she/her/hers)

Student and Early Career Support Programs

University of Tennessee, Class of 2014
Veterinary Oncologist
VCA NW Veterinary Specialists

Dr. Matt Dowling (he/him)

President-Elect & Membership

Oregon State University, Class of 2012
Associate Veterinarian
Brooklyn Yard Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Kate Hooper (she/her)

Health and Well-being

Western University of Health Sciences, Class of 2012
Associate Veterinarian
Fremont Veterinary Clinic

Dr. Kazuki Ueki (he/him)

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
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DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital

Sarah Harris CVT, VTS (ECC) (she/her)

OVTAA President- Liaison

University of Illinois, Class of 2010
Associate Veterinarian
NW Neighborhood Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Laura Lambruschi (she/her)

Past- President

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PVMA Staff

Cristina Keef (she/her/hers)

Executive Director
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Lynda Nielsen (she/her/hers)

Communication & Partner Relationship Manager