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Doctors

Yuko Eguchi-Coe

Yuko Eguchi-Coe
DVM, CVA, CCRT, CVMMP, CVCH, CVFT, CVTP, CTPEP, MS-TCVM, Practice Owner

Dr. Yuko Eguchi-Coe has specific focus on Integrative Medicine, which includes laser therapy, acupunture, medical manipulation, physical rehabilitation, and Chinese Medicine. 

Dr. Yuko grew up in the Tokyo, Japan area. She came to Jacksonville, Florida as a high school exchange student and elected to stay in the United States to attend Oregon State University. She assumed ownership of West Hills Animal Hospital in September of 2015 after practicing in the Portland/Salem area. 
 
Dr. Yuko earned her Bachelor of Science, Masters of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees at Oregon State University, as well as a Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Chi University. She has worked and trained with numerous board certified specialists including surgeons, dentists, oncologists and anesthesiologists. She has her certification in Radioisotope 131 therapy to treat hyperthyroidism and set up the treatment unit at VCA Raleigh Hills in Portland. She is also trained in endoscopy and surgical laparoscopy, and is always learning new material from various classes that she travels to around the US.
 
Her leisure hours are spent tending to the family farm, canning, reading, quilting and crocheting.
 
Yuko and her husband, Matt, have 2 children - Madeline and Sierra. The girls attend classes  here in Corvallis. They also have furry children including 9 dogs (sizes range from 5 lb mini pinscher to 90 lb Greater Swiss Mountain Dog), 5 cats (including an oriental Siamese along with various domestic breeds), backyard chickens and ducks, and a few cows. 

Her certifications are as follows: 

Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Certified Veterinary Medical Manipulation Practitioner, Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist, Certified Veterinary Tui-na Practitioner, Palliative and End-of-life Practitioner and is a MS- TCVM (Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine).

 

Candace Remcho

Candace Remcho
DVM

Dr. Candace Remcho sees cats and dogs, and her practice interests include internal medicine, chronic disease management and hospice, as well as wellness and cooperative care for all ages.  

Dr. Remcho grew up in southern Maryland and attended Virginia Tech for undergraduate studies before completing her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.  She practiced in Utah, Washington and West Virginia before moving to Corvallis and joining West Hills Animal Hospital in 1998.  With support of the staff, she contributed to the hospital’s AAHA and Cat Friendly Gold status certification.  Additionally she is a Fear Free Elite, Low Stress Handling and Cat Friendly certified veterinarian. 

Dr. Remcho teaches as a guest instructor at the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University, sharing insights on the topics of communication and preventive medicine in private practice.  She also serves as an OVMA member on the college’s admissions committee.  

Candace is married and has three children, Parks, Nate and Olivia.  She loves all that Oregon has to offer like hot yoga, hiking, flying, the Portland Timbers and specialty coffee shops.  Until recently, she shared her home with Eddy, a Border Collie rescue and Jack, an off the track thoroughbred turned eventer.


 

Julianne Vickstrom

Julianne Vickstrom
DVM

Dr. Julianne Vickstrom sees special species which include but are not limited to birds, small mammals (rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, hamsters, etc.), and reptiles.

Dr. Vickstrom grew up in the SW Portland area, spending many summers working in a small animal hospital in Astoria and at a small sheep operation outside of  Elgin, OR. Dr. Vickstrom graduated from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine and practiced in the greater Portland Metro area before moving to Corvallis. She joined West Hills Animal Hospital in 2005. 

Dr. Vickstrom is a member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians, Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians, and of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. She has also attained Fear Free Elite status, and strives to incorporate this into everyday practice.

Dr. Vickstrom is married with two children, two cats, two budgerigars, and one ornate box turtle. She is an avid runner, and also enjoys camping and sailing in the summer months.

Alis Fogarty

Alis Fogarty
DVM

Dr. Alis Fogarty sees cats and dogs, and is studying chinese acupuncture as a treatment modality to add to her care. 

Dr. Fogarty was born and raised in San Diego, CA., and moved here to Oregon with her husband and children in 2004. She attended veterinary school at Oregon State University and has since practiced in the Salem/Albany areas. Dr. Fogarty has been a part of our team since 2018, and is very excited to be working in her home town!

Alis lives in Corvallis with her husband and three children and a plethora of pets, including a little terrier (Emmett), three kitties, a mini Rex bunny, two rats, two parrots and an aquarium. She enjoys birding, knitting, reading and relaxing with her family.

Jessica Cole

Jessica Cole
DVM

Dr. Jessica Cole sees cats and dogs, and has a special interest in geriatric care and an affinity for senior pets. 
 
Dr. Cole is originally from the Bay Area, California and grew up in Southern Oregon. She completed her undergraduate degrees at Oregon State University prior to graduating from Oregon State’s Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Following graduation she moved to Washington where she worked at a small animal veterinary clinic. In 2021, Dr. Cole returned to the Willamette Valley and is thrilled to be a part of West Hills Animal Hospital. She loves the family feel of West Hills, the caring staff and the high quality collaborative medicine that is practiced. Dr. Cole is fascinated by the human animal bond and strives to form lasting relationships with pets and their people. Additionally, she is a fear free and cat friendly certified veterinarian. 
 
Dr. Cole is a faithful Beaver fan and lives in Corvallis with her husband, Aaron and their three children - Lillian, Eloise and Jett. She also has two goofy pit bull mixes and two perfect orange tabby cats. In her free time she likes to garden, and be outside with her family (two and four legged) enjoying all the beauty the Willamette Valley has to offer.

Eric Glaze

Eric Glaze
DVM

Dr. Eric Glaze sees cats and dogs, and has a passion for preventive and internal medicine as well as soft tissue surgery. 

Dr. Glaze moved from Los Angeles to Eugene, Oregon as a teenager with his family in the late eighties. He received his undergraduate training from the University of Oregon, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He then received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Oregon State University, graduating in 2006 with honors. Dr. Glaze settled in Albany after graduating, where he practiced medicine for fifteen years before moving to WHAH in 2021. He has recently received his Fear Free Certification and looks forwards to implementing these new skills to help better the patient experience. 

Dr. Glaze enjoys hiking and camping in the Pacific Northwest with his longtime girlfriend and their mighty little mountain dog Mo during his time away from work. Mo is a 6-lb terrier cross they rescued and nursed through an almost fatal case of parvovirus when he was 3 months old. They have also accumulated seven cats between them, many of whom have unique needs - a feature common among veterinary professionals. Dr. Glaze also enjoys cooking and even cleaning the dishes!

Team Members

Trina Scharlau-Neuwirth

Trina Scharlau-Neuwirth
Practice Manager, Certified Veterinary Technician, CCRA

Trina has been part of our team since 1998

Trina was born in Paducah, KY but mostly grew up in the Puget Sound area in Washington (though she did live in Guam for a couple years!). She attended OSU as a Zoology Major, then found a job with West Hills and has been with the team ever since. Along with her Practice Manager and CVT titles, Trina is a Certified Canine Rehab Assistant, Fear Free and Feline Friendly Certified, and a Hill's Nutrition Advocate. She loves that every day at the clinic is different and that we get to help pets and people while working with an amazing team.

Trina lives with her husband Dan and 2 indoor kitties, Kramer and Leo, who are both rescues that were brough to the clinic as kittens. Kramer, now 13 yrs, had been hit by a car and had a long recovery. Leo, 3 yrs, was spotted as he ran across Philomath Blvd. and found hiding in the bushed at Dairy Queen. Trina enjoys cooking, hiking, camping, and probably our staff favorite, pickle making!

Lauren  Santamaria

Lauren Santamaria
Certified Veterinary Technician

Lauren has been part of our team since 2014

Lauren is originally from Turner, OR and has an Associates in Veterinary Technology from Yakima Valley Community College. Lauren relays that the standards of care that WHAH upholds makes it easy for her to stand behind a hospital that shares the same values as she does. "Working at WHAH is like working with my family". She loves how well our team gets along and how we all work together. Lauren and her husband Alex have 2 cats, Harold and Lars, and 3 guinea pigs at home - Chewbacca, Han Solo, and Lando. Lauren enjoys swimming, yoga, and camping in her free time.

Lauren is pictured with one of our celebrity clients, Zen!

Courtney Williams

Courtney Williams
Certified Veterinary Technician

Courtney W. has been part of our team since 2014

Courtney W. is originally from the Central Valley in CA but has spend her adult life in beautiful OR. She has her B.S. in Biology and minored in Chemistry. Courtney W. earned her CVT in 2012 and is in pursuit of getting her specialty in felines. She has worked at Heartland Humane Society since 2006 and has run the HVHQSN clinic for the past 12 years. Courtney W. is Fear Free Certified for both veterinary clinics and shelters. Her skills and love for helping others and their animals has given her the opportunity to work with Animal Balance, an orginization that provides medical care to animals around the world.

Courtney W. relays that she loves the team and talent and knowledge base of the doctors at West Hills. She also loves the variety of animals we see and says it is a "super bonus" to see recently adopted animals come through for their wellness exams. She appreciates all the options in care we are able to provide owners at all the various stages of their pets life. Courtney W. has a multi-cat household, a pair of lizards and a pair of turtles and has recently taken much curiosity to the free range spiders in her house. In her free time she likes to foster kittens, go to concerts, do needle point and watch baseball - preferably a live game Go Cubs Go! Halloween is her favorite holiday... She starts decorating for it in August!

Courtney Cenkner

Courtney Cenkner
Certified Veterinary Technician

Courtney C. has been part of our team since 2016

Courtney C. is originally from Pennysylvania, but lived in Florida while completing her undergrad in Marine Biology with a minor in Marine Ecology. She completed tech school while in PA before coming to Oregon. Courtney C. likes to read and do anything outdoors, and has a dog named Winston who is always down for an adventure. She also has an "adopted" sea turtle named Nelson who she helped rehabilitate and release back into the ocean. 

Uta Briggs

Uta Briggs
Certified Veterinary Technician

Uta has been part of our team since 2021

Uta grew up in the Monterey Bay area, CA. Beginning in 2006, Uta started out where many of us animal lovers do: being by pet and owners’ sides as they start their life together, in general practice. She was excited by the opportunities when the clinic grew into a buzzing specialty practice, opening doors into specialty surgery, oncology, ophthalmology, and radio-iodine therapy. During this time, Uta worked alongside Dr. Yuko and many other notable doctors. 

Nearly a decade later, Uta found a special interest in emergency medicine, and in particular, anesthesia. Her two chihuahuas, Chancho and Sister, found her at the emergency clinic after their elderly owners passed away. 

Uta says that wherever her career has taken her, she has been witness to the sound minds of veterinarians and tender moments shared between pets and their nurses, and West Hills is no exception; the thoughtful decisions about keeping animal’s visits Fear Free is unmatched. Over the years, she has most enjoyed keeping an artistic outlook: be ever curious, attentive, and imaginative. 

Uta attended Portland Community College’s Vet Tech Program, as well as OSU to study Art and Fisheries/Wildlife Science. You can find her love of animals expressed as artwork on Instagram @artsyuta.

Laurie Flood

Laurie Flood
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Laurie has been part of our team since 2008 

Laurie grew up in So. Cal where she completed her college degree along with a veterinary technician program. Laurie has been working in the veterinary field for over 40 years and still enjoys the opportunity to provide compassionate care to many beloved family pets. Her husband and 2 adult children are her biggest supporters and cheerleaders. Laurie's family relocated to Oregon in 1999 to enjoy a slower pace in life. Laurie says she has too many pets to list but currently has a cat household plus 1 fish!

Aside from work and family Laurie enjoys cooking, gardening, travel and genealogy. She has also been an artist for 35 years and is currently volunteering her time painting at The Historic Albany Carousel. 

Seana Perry

Seana Perry
Technician Assistant

Seana has been part of our team since 2017

Seana (pronounced "Shay-nah") is originally from Sandy, Oregon and moved to Corvallis in 2015 to pursue a Bachelors in Animal and Rangeland Sciences from OSU. She started working for us during her Junior year of undergrad, and has since become Fear Free certified, undergone Cat Friendly training and is also certified to take radiographs. Seana enjoys the warm and close atmosphere she has with her coworkers here and appreciate everyone's work ethic and desire to serve our patients and their family. 

Seana doesn't have any current pets, but grew up with dogs, cats and a bunny in her household. She likes to ride her bike and enjoys cooking Korean food and desserts!

Shay Bateman

Shay Bateman
Technician Assistant

Shay has been part of our team since 2021
 
Shay is an Oregonian from Coos Bay, and has been working in veterinary medicine since 2017. She is Fear Free Certified and also Certified Feline Friendly. Shay enjoys the work environment and WHAH and her coworkers. She has 2 dogs, Marli the Border Collie and Olive the Rottweiler who love to play ball, and Shay likes gardening as a hobby. 
 

Jayce Rivera

Jayce Rivera
Technician Assistant

Jayce has been part of our team since 2021

Jayce was born in Southern CA and also lived in Sahuarita, Arizona before moving to Corvallis, Oregon in 2021. Jayce was previously an Animal Care Technician/Adoption Counselor at Pima Animal Medical Care Center, which is a no-kill shelter in AZ. Much of his involvment was focused on dogs with behavioral issues/struggles, so he has experience and compassion for dogs who may be fearful/nervous in new and scary situations. Jayce is Fear Free Certified and working towards being Avian Fear Free, and has been enjoying being involved and learning new things being a part of a different side of animal care/welfare. 

Jayce currently has 2 pets - his best friend Buddy, a 10 year old Chow mix who came from a rescue and Jayce has owned since he was 14, and Goob, who is a very fluffy potato - or better knows as a guinea pig. Jayce enjoys going on hikes/adventures with Buddy to explore the great PNW, and also likes to go rock climbing/bouldering and being a part of the Corvallis Climbers of Color.

Daelyn Wilde

Daelyn Wilde
Technician Assistant

Daelyn has been part of our team since 2022

Daelyn is an Oregon native who has experience working in a holistic veterinary hospital as well as a normal practice one, and came to West Hills from Eugene. She has a Radiology certificate as well as being Fear Free certified, and has a German Shepherd named Kiger and a cute white ball of fur kitty named Embers. Daelyn was a Collegiate runner at Lane Community College for cross country and track, and has also backpacked both the Oregon and Washington sections of the PCT. 

Terra Sadowsky

Terra Sadowsky
Veterinary Assistant

Terra has been part of our team since 2018

Terra was born and raised in Albany, OR, and has lived in Corvallis, Eugene, and San Rafael, CA. She completed the Veterinary Assistant program at LBCC in 2018, and completed her 30 day internship at West Hills. She loved it so much and got hired directly after! She is Fear Free Certified as it is an important and much needed aspect of being a part of WHAH. Terra really enjoys that we see exotic animals as well as cats and dogs. She has a French Bulldog named Scout, a cat named Simon, and a newly adopted Havanese/Yorkie mix named Zoey. In her free time, Terra enjoys walking, hiking, kayaking, camping and spending time with her beloved pets. 

Jordan Dolezal

Jordan Dolezal
Veterinary Assistant

Jordan has been part of our team since 2019

Jordan was born in Las Vegas, NV but has spent most her life in Klamath Falls, OR until moving to Corvallis, OR to attend Oregon State University with an interest in Zoology. She has a Radiology Certificate and is Fear Free Certified, and loves learning new things to increase her knowledge. Jordan has two German Shepherd Dogs, Asher and Aero, and likes taking them on adventures to explore the outdoors. 

Shelby Ruhl

Shelby Ruhl
Veterinary Assistant - Exotics

Shelby has been part of our team since 2019

Shelby grew up in Klamath Falls, OR but was born in Juneau, AK. She loves being outdoors, espeically if it involves hiking. Shelby went to school at Oregon State University and has a B.S. in Zoology. Through WHAH she has a Fear Free Certification that has helped her with handling patients and being able to make a difference in their care. Shelby works primarily with Dr. Vickstrom, our special species doctor. She loves small exotic animals and gre up having various reptiles, amphibians, and small mammals. Shelby currently has a small spunky Boston Terrier mix who loves doing everything with her and never seems to runs out of energy, and recently added a labradoodle named Alsea to their family.  

Juli Garcia

Juli Garcia
Veterinary Assistant - Exotics

Juli has been part of our team since 2020

Juli grew up in Nevada and moved to Oregon to get her B.S. in Zoology at OSU. She is certified for Fear Free with cats, dogs, and birds. She works primarily with Dr. Vickstrom and the exotics, and especially enjoys the variety of species she sees every day. Shortly after starting at West Hills, Juli fell in love with rabbits and adopted an English Spotted rabbit named Figaro who loves foraging, performing tricks for veggies, and getting into trouble. Her hobbies including reading, gardening, and playing the trumpet and piano.

Kayla Cavender

Kayla Cavender
Veterinary Assistant

Kayla has been part of our team since 2020

Kayla has lived in Oregon all her life, and has enjoyed having animals for as long as she can remember. Before coming to West Hills she was a manager at Joyful Noise dog boarding, and learned a lot about dog body language and behavior. Kayla has enjoyed becoming Fear Free Certified, and works hard at making sure animals are comfortable for any treatments needed while at the hospital. Kayla is an adaptible team member and helps us with both answering phones as well as taking appointments and covering the front desk when needed. She has a few pets of her own, including a large dog named Koa, a small dog named Sadie, and a senior cat named Sweetie Kitty. 

 

Alyssa Van Cleave

Alyssa Van Cleave
Veterinary Assistant - Integrative Therapy

Alyssa has been a part of our team since 2021

Alyssa grew up in Portland, OR and moved to Corvallis in 2012 to pursue a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Animal Science. She is a certified dog trainer and has taught various dog sport classes locally, as well as has competed herself in agility, nosework, barn hunt, dock diving, and Rally FrEe with her Border Collies. She has four rescue parrots who also enjoy training with her! Alyssa is very passionate about animal behavior and implements knowledge from her Fear Free certification to help create better experiences for all types of animals at the hospital. She is currently studying to become a certified veterinary technician and plans to pursue certification in veterinary rehabilitation. 

Cody Thiede

Cody Thiede
Patient Care Coordinator

Cody has been part of our team since 2020

Cody was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. After graduating high school he moved to Corvallis to attend OSU with an interest in Zoology. Since being in Oregon Cody has worked on a farm with horses, was an assistant manager at a dog boarding kennel, and is now with the West Hills team. He enjoys the many species that come through the door and loves the variety of patients he gets to greet each day. Cody is Fear Free Certified and loves all of the different learning opportunities West Hills offers.

He currently has a shepherd mix named Fish and recently added a sweet kitty named Gnocchi to the family.

Willow Thompson

Willow Thompson
Patient Care Coordinator

Willow has been part of our team since 2021

Willow grew up in the Columbia River Gorge catching snakes and frogs in her backyard. She moved to Telluride, Colorado in 2007, and has spent most of her life working in and around the ski industry, making her an avid snowboarder. Willow moved back to the Pacific NW to be closer to her family, where she decided to pursue her interest in helping animals. Willow enjoys the great community of people that work here at West Hills, as well as our clients and their unique pets that she gets to greet, and has completed her Fear Free Certification for Veterinary Staff. In her free time she likes to explore the outdoors with her dog Roscoe or stay in and read a book with her cat Gideon.

Nicole Lindahl

Nicole Lindahl
Patient Care Coordinator

Nicole has been part of our team since 2021

Nicole came to us from Bozeman, Montana after spending nearly a decade managing local canine boarding/daycare facilities.  She was most excited about the immense learning opportunity that was presented by transitioning to a veterinary environment, and is always eager to learn more about the different species we see and services we offer here at WHAH.  Prior to the move from Montana, Nicole was quite the collector of reptiles and boasted a menagerie consisting of one bearded dragon, one northern blue tongue skink, an African fat-tailed gecko, two leopard geckos, two crested geckos, a Chinese cave gecko, and a ball python.  Not all were able to make the big move safely, and she now has lots of extra time to spend with her two cats Mia & Milo, and her lone (for now...) ball python Snakey.

Juls Mckinney

Juls Mckinney
Hospital Caretaker

Juls has been part of our team since 2021
 
Juls is originally from Cody, Wyoming and has a lot of experience working at dog boarding facilities. While her job at WHAH is in the evenings, she is currently also working at Joyful Noise Dog Boarding in Albany as a kennel technician during the daytime. Juls has an Associates in Biology from Central Oregon Community College and is a current Junior at OSU getting her Bachelors in Graphic Design. Juls has a lot of passion when it comes to animals, and enjoys the caring team that has been built at WHAH. 
 
She has a 3 y/o Siberian Husky named Sookie, and enjoys running, climbing, hiking, swimming, surfing, backpacking, and just about anything that gets her outdoors. A fun fact - Juls has been a vegetarian since 2015. 

Additional Contributors

Courtney  Marchesi

Courtney Marchesi
Certified Veterinary Technician

Courtney M. has been part of our team since 2001

Courtney M. works as a fill-in for our veterinary technicians when they take leave/vacation time, and is a wonderful asset and welcome face when she is scheduled to come in. 

Courtney M. decided to take a step back from veterinary medicine and focus more on her wonderful art as a full time occupation rather than part-time, which can be seen all over our hospital as well as all over Corvallis. You may see her in local galleries and shows as well. You can find her at www.courtneymarchesi.com or on Instagram @courtneymarchesiart.

Sue Faria

Sue Faria
Patient Care Coordinator

Sue has been part of our team since 2008

Sue is currently retired, but sometimes steps in to help cover for some of our other team members as the occasion arises. She is a long-time favorite of our clients, and we appreciate everything she has done and continues to do for us. 

Emily Jolliff

Emily Jolliff
Social Media Manager

Emily has been part of our team since 2018

Emily was a Veterinary Assistant and Certified Dog Trainer on staff for 3 years before moving out of the area. She now works remotely from La Pine, managing WHAH's social media accounts and keeping the website up to date. 

Emily is an Oregon native with an Associates degree in Business and Companion Dog Studies from Bergin University. She has a passion for training dogs and specializes in techniques to help them understand, accept, and even get excited to participate in veterinary procedures. Her Fear free Certification and continuing education has helped her implement and achieve ways of managing and preventing unneeded stress from animals in the veterinary world, and she continues to strive to make every experience for them a good one. 

In her free time, Emily also enjoys playing soccer, riding four-wheelers on the sand dunes, camping of any kind, riding horses, and exploring Oregon with her dogs and friends. 

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