Serving Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR areas
Dr. Stephenson received her BA in Biology from St. Louis University in 2001 and went on to receive her degree in veterinary medicine in 2008 from the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced in a mixed animal practice for 7 years and especially loves challenging cases in dermatology and internal medicine.
A NOTE FROM DR. STEPHENSON: I have always loved medicine and animals. As a child, I was fortunate to have a family who nurtured and encouraged my interest in science, while also allowing me to bring home several rescue pets! I actively volunteer with several animal rescue groups and shelters. My free time is spent horseback riding, endurance racing, running, gardening, and cooking. My very large furry family includes 2 dogs, 2 cats, and several horses.
Dr. Bertke received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Mississippi State University in 2002 and went on to receive her degree in veterinary medicine in 2005 from the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced in a mixed animal practice for 10 years. Her interests include brachiocephalic (flat faced) breeds and internal medicine.
A NOTE FROM DR. BERTKE: I love the opportunity that working in a general practice allows you to form long lasting relationships with pets and their owners. I feel very privileged that I get to see many of my patients for their first visits as puppies and kittens and watch them mature into their older years. It is truly an honor to help them through all the stages of their lives and any medical problems that they may encounter along the way. It is my goal to be your pet’s strongest advocate while forming a personal and professional bond with you. I am excited to become an active member of the Portland and Vancouver communities by helping treat your four legged family members in the comfort of your own home. I have two dogs: Lucy, a Boston terrier, and Dottie, a French bulldog. In my spare time I enjoy playing the guitar, kayaking, running, and watching sporting events.