Our Careteam

Scott

Co-Owner, Practice Manager

Scott grew up in Portland, Oregon, where he loved playing hockey and spending time with his childhood dogs. Little did he know that he would one day co-own a veterinary practice and work to better the lives of pets every day! Scott is thankful for the opportunity to serve the pets and animal owners of the area here at Linwood Animal Clinic.

When Scott first met his wife, Dr. Barbara Cain, he was serving as the Chief of Law Enforcement at the Portland Air National Guard Base. While he enjoyed his work, he was ready for a change from the high-stress environment—when the opportunity arose for Scott and Dr. Cain to purchase their very own veterinary clinic, he jumped at the chance to make a change! The couple purchased Linwood Animal Clinic in 2006 and have been providing high-quality veterinary care here ever since.

Scott particularly enjoys managing the business side of the clinic and meeting with all varieties of vendors and salespeople. For him, a career spent working in business and animal care at the same time is truly a dream come true!

Scott and Dr. Cain have four grown children and currently share their home with two cats named Meme and Charlie, an African Grey parrot, and a Queensland Blue Heeler who goes by Bode Blue. When he isn’t tending to his duties here at the clinic or kayaking and hiking with Bode, Scott enjoys woodworking, relaxing on the beach, and vacationing in the Caribbean.

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Ivan

CEO

It is with deep sadness that we say goodbye to Ivan, Linwood Animal Clinic’s beloved clinic cat and CEO (Cat Executive Officer). He will be sorely missed, but certainly never forgotten.
Ivan first came to Linwood Animal Clinic in 2004 after his rear leg was injured during a run-in with a motor vehicle. Dr. Barbara Cain treated him and eventually decided to take him in permanently—Ivan was a staple here at the clinic ever since, and never let his three-legged stature slow him down. He will be fondly remembered lounging in his basket on the main counter, stealing food morsels whenever he could, and dressing up in various outfits to the staff’s delight.

Rest in peace, Ivan. You will always remain in our hearts and in our memories.

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Carol Ann

Veterinary Technician

After 20 years of working in the retail and bartending fields, Carol Ann was ready for a change. When her husband gave her an amazing opportunity to go back to school, she jumped at the chance! After plenty of hard work and perseverance, Carol Ann is now living her dream as a Certified Veterinary Technician here at Linwood Animal Clinic.

After completing two years’ worth of prerequisite coursework, Carol Ann began her veterinary studies through Portland Community College’s Veterinary Technician program. She interned at three separate veterinary clinics during her studies, and also volunteered with the local animal shelter and other rescue groups. It didn’t take Carol Ann long to realize that she had indeed picked the right path!

Carol Ann graduated in June of 2015 with an Associate’s degree in general studies and an Associate’s degree in applied science. Her last internship rotation was completed right here at Linwood Animal Clinic, and she was offered a job before she had even graduated. Carol Ann gladly accepted, and has been a part of the clinic family ever since.

At home, Carol Ann and her husband, Seth, live with several pets of their own. They share their lives with five cats—Patches, Mocha, Coco, Spooky, and Pooh Bear—as well as a pair of dogs named Zoe and Tyson. Together, Carol Ann and Seth enjoy traveling, fishing, and camping.

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Jamie

Veterinary Technician

Jamie has adored animals since she was a young girl—she even recalls keeping a diary in which she would log the personalities and activities of all the stray cats, raccoons, and birds in her neighborhood! For Jamie, a career in the world of veterinary medicine simply makes sense.

Jamie grew up in Oregon City. She attended college to study marine biology before moving to Salt Lake City, Utah for a few years while obtaining her certification in veterinary technology. After becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician, Jamie moved back to the Portland area and joined the Linwood Animal Clinic family in May of 2012.

Medically, Jamie enjoys drawing blood, placing IV lines, and performing laboratory work. Most of all, though, she loves getting to know clients and their beloved pets on a daily basis; she never knows exactly what might walk through the clinic doors!

Jamie was recently married, and she and her husband live with an energetic bulldog named Hooper. When she isn’t working or spending time with her family, Jamie enjoys crafting, practicing her photography skills, expanding her collection of shot glasses (she has over 300!), and studying cryptozoology. This discipline is the study of animals whose existence has not been proven due to a lack of evidence—one of Jamie’s most memorable moments was seeing an Okapi, a zebra-like creature once believed to be only a myth, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

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Kristin

Veterinary Technician

Although she began her post-high-school education in the marketing and graphic design industries, Kristin felt herself intrinsically drawn to the medical field over time. It didn’t take her long to realize that her long-time compassion for animals and her extensive history in customer service made one career path the perfect choice: veterinary medicine! Now, Kristin is a here at Linwood Animal Clinic.

Kristin grew up in the Bay Area of California, and moved to Portland in 2004. She received her Associate’s degree from an American Animal Hospital Association-accredited veterinary technician program in California. After working in various veterinary practices throughout the Portland Metro area over the past 10 years, Kristin joined the Linwood Animal Hospital family in February of 2015 and couldn’t be happier. She’s particularly fond of Occupational Safety, laboratory work and puppy and kitten visits.

At home, Kristin and her young son, Lucien, live with two pets of their own: Aeris, a loveable cat whose favorite pastime is relaxing in a sunny window, Treece who is quite elderly but has a very loud purr. Aside from spending time with her son, Kristin enjoys cooking, crocheting, and attending heavy metal concerts. Kristin is also an avid Star Wars fan—she’s an active member of the 501st Legion, a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization that contributes to local communities through costumed charity and volunteer work!

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Trisha

Lead Veterinary Assistant

Growing up in the small farm town of Chehalis, Washington, Trisha had everything from dogs and cats to ducks and rabbits as a child. Her early experiences with pet care left no doubt in her mind—she was destined to work in the veterinary field one day!

Trisha obtained her certification in veterinary assisting from Apollo College, and has now served in the veterinary field for over a decade. Having previously worked for animal clinics in Chehalis and Olympia, she moved to this area in 2011 and joined the Linwood Animal Clinic family shortly afterward. Trisha particularly likes phlebotomy work and diagnostics—she loves the puzzle-solving nature of her job!

Outside of her interests in the veterinary world, Trisha likes going to the beach, attending concerts, traveling, playing poker, and spending time in the great outdoors. She lives with two pets of her own at home: Tucker is an elderly cocker spaniel who likes to think he’s still a puppy, and Marvin the cat considers himself Tucker’s personal sidekick.

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Amanda

Veterinary Assistant

Amanda was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she earned her degree in equine science at Scottsdale Community College. She secured her first veterinary job in 2006, when she started working for a small-animal practice that specialized in avian care. Amanda was then fortunate enough to work at Arizona’s largest equine care facility, where she performed outpatient care alongside a lameness specialist.

In 2011, Amanda moved here to Oregon and became a member of the Linwood Animal Clinic family in June of 2015. As an assistant, she has special passions for phlebotomy, radiology work, and lameness cases. Most of all, she enjoys seeing the clinic’s patients recover and knowing she’s had a hand in returning them to full health!

When she has a spare moment between work and her busy family life, Amanda enjoys showing her horses, hunting, fishing, rock crawling, and practicing archery.

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Brandi

Lead Receptionist

Brandi didn’t always know that she would pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She started at Linwood Animal Clinic because she thought it would be a rewarding job—little did she know that she would stick around for well over a decade and enjoy a passionate and fulfilling career in animal care! Brandi is the hospital’s lead receptionist.

Brandi is an Oregon native and first joined the clinic team in 2004. She continues to be inspired every day by her compassionate and talented coworkers, as well as the wonderful clients and pets who visit the hospital on a daily basis.

In her time away from work, Brandi enjoys snowboarding, hiking, and camping in the great outdoors. She lives with two cats of her own at home: Burrito got his name because of his size when he was a kitten, and Kiki loves food and is affectionately referred to as Brandi’s “two tons of fun!”

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Karyn

Receptionist

A native of New Zealand, Karyn would often visit her aunt and uncle’s sheep and dairy farms while growing up. Seeing the animals cared for made a permanent impression on her—she’s known that she wanted to work in the veterinary world from a very young age! Now, Karyn gets to better the lives of pets daily as a member of the Linwood Animal Clinic family.

Karyn’s animal-care career began when she started volunteering with a local animal rescue group. Through her work, she got to know the staff at the clinic her rescue group used; before she knew it, she had signed up at the hospital as a kennel technician! It didn’t take her long to start working as a veterinary assistant.

Karyn joined the Linwood Animal Clinic team in the fall of 2013, and serves the pet owners of the area as one of the hospital’s receptionists. She’s particularly fond of answering clients’ questions regarding pet care, and also likes getting to learn more about exotic creatures.

At home, Karyn lives with several pets of her own. She has a Dachshund named Jack, a pair of cats who go by Homer and Jodie, and multiple fish.

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Tim

Client Care Representative

Tim grew up in the Sacramento Valley with his parents, sister, and numerous dogs and cats. For him, animal care has always been a natural part of life!

Tim first heard of an opening at Linwood Animal Clinic from a college friend of his who worked as a Veterinary Technician here. Tim joined the team in February of 2007, and has been caring for the area’s pets as a Client Care Representative ever since. He especially enjoys meeting new and unusual animals, and also likes greeting pets whom he’s known for many years.

In his spare time, Tim likes hiking, reading, attending concerts, collecting records and books, and spending time with his own pets. He lives in Portland with two cats, Boyda and Saul.

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