DoveLewis staff and guest contributors share stories from the hospital floor, professional advice, and some off-the-clock musings.

Hold the Phone

Beth Ann Fretz

After working as a Client Service Representative at DoveLewis, Beth Ann shares her experiences working at the front desk.

Techs and the City

Stephen Cital R...

A guest contributor for, Stephen share his thoughts on veterinary exotics, research and anesthesia.

ER and Back Again

Chris Green , CVT

Chris Green, CVT, reflects on his experience working weekends in the ER at DoveLewis.

Pearls of Wisdom

Cheryl Latta

After working as the Practice Manager at Pearl Animal Hospital, Cheryl joined the DoveLewis team as the Human Resources Generalist and continues he work to better the lives of employees.

Management Matters

Jessie Merritt , CVPM

A guest contributor for, Jessie is the Practice Manager at Lake Oswego Veterinary Hospital.

Is This Really Happening?

Nikki Graf , DVM

What happens on overnights... is shared here. Stories and rhetorical questions from a trusty ER doctor.

Sit, Stay, Behave!

Jenn Fiendish , CVT , VTS(Behavior)

Guest blogger Jenn Fiendish, CVT, VTS (Behavior) get's down to the knitty gritty about the behavior of your patients... and you!

Diary of a Crazy Cat Lady

Erin Sochocky , CVT

DoveLewis Inventory/Purchasing Specialist Erin operates out of the Central Supply room (aka "The Bat Cave").

From the Front Desk

Brian Stief

Brian enjoys chicken husbandry, travel, art, dance, theater and the the great food/brewery/distillery scene in Portland.

The Money Lady

Amy O'Daly

Amy offers up tips on talking through medical charges and tricky financial situations with clients.

Work Hard, Tech Hard

Morgan VanFleet , CVT

Adventures in veterinary volunteerism, and lessons learned from a public health education.

Put a Gown On It

Josey Kinnaman , CVT

As an overnight shift technician, Josey specializes in talking to people about their cats at 1:00am (tech calls).

Do You Need A Hug?

Enid Traisman , CT, MSW

Director of the DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program, Enid specializes in helping people.

Notes From the CEO

Ron Morgan

Dove's fearless leader, Ron specializes in staff culture and business management.

Rainy Days and Sundays

Christy Michael , BVMS

DoveLewis DVM Lead, Christy loves sleeping in on rainy days and the craziness of an ER on the weekend.

Reverse Cutting

Coby Richter , DVM , DACVS

An introverted surgeon, Coby shares backward thoughts and hip hop lyrical inspiration.

Caution: Science Ahead

Josh Cruz , DVM

A seasoned DoveLewis ER/ICU veterinarian, Josh is an all-around cool guy.

Not in the Job Description

Monica Maxwell , SPHR

With over 10 years of experience in Human Resources, Monica has a lot to talk about.

Less Talking, More Doing

Lee Herold , DVM , DACVECC

DoveLewis Chief Medical Officer Lee is a critical care specialist and reluctant blogger.

Wait... What?

Megan Brashear , CVT , VTS(ECC)

Megan wants veterinary technicians recognized as medical professionals, not glorified animal restrainers. RN-level respect.