Our Careteam


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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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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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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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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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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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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Veterinary Assistant Apprentice

It’s been Becca’s dream to work in a veterinary clinic since childhood—she can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to do everything in her power to help the earth’s creatures live happier, healthier lives. Her early experiences caring for pets and bringing home stray animals left a permanent impression! Becca is a proud member of Linwood Animal Clinic’s talented care team.

Becca is originally from California’s Bay Area, and moved around frequently with her family until settling in Oregon nearly two decades ago. She’s been volunteering in animal hospitals and shelters since she was only 10 years old—Becca is thrilled to finally put her passion into practice by working in a veterinary clinic. She’s a Veterinary Assistant Apprentice here at Linwood Animal Clinic, and loves soaking up knowledge from her coworkers and the clinic’s veterinarians on a daily basis. Becca finds that her favorite part of her work is knowing that she’s making a real difference!

Away from the office, Becca enjoys hiking, going on road trips, reading sci-fi stories, making art—her primary mediums are watercolor, paper and pen, and embroidery—and spending time with her family. She and her fiancé share their home with a senior cat, Pancho Villa, as well as a pudgy dog named Olive whose favorite activities include sunbathing, begging for broccoli and immediately spitting it out, playing tug-of-war, and yodeling while relaxing on her owners’ chests.

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Veterinary Assistant Apprentice

Kelsey has felt an innate bond with animals ever since she was a little girl. For her, working hands-on with pets isn’t just a job. It’s her truest passion! Kelsey couldn’t be more excited to put her love of pets to good use on a daily basis—she’s a Veterinary Assistant Apprentice with the Linwood Animal Clinic team.

Kelsey grew up in Bishop, California, and started her journey in animal care by volunteering at the Humane Society and pet-sitting whenever she could. She secured her first job in an animal hospital when she signed on as a Veterinary Assistant in Reno, Nevada, then transferred to a larger, fast-paced practice in Carson City. When Kelsey decided to further her education to become a Veterinary Technician, she set her sights on the Pacific Northwest for her schooling. In April of 2016, she was thrilled to join the team here at Linwood Animal Clinic—she’s been a member of the hospital family ever since.

Outside of work, Kelsey enjoys exercising at spin class, wine tasting, and spending quality time with her pets at home. She shares her life with two cats: Reginald (Reggie for short), a black domestic shorthair who acts more like a dog than a cat, and Jojo, an affectionate blue tortoiseshell mix with a mischievous streak.

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