Berry Hill Veterinary Center

Mission Statement: To provide the best holistic veterinary care possible through the use of progressive, modern medicine and surgery.  To provide excellent communication and a compassion to our clients.  To treat each pet as if they were our own.  To expose ourselves to new techniques and information and provide continuing education to all of our staff.  To work as a team and treat each member with respect.
Berry Hill Lobby
  • 418 S Beavercreek Road, Suite 101
  • Oregon City, OR 97045
  • Phone: (503) 650-1667
  • Fax: (503) 650-7945
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  • Mon-Fri: 8:00AM-7:00PM
  • Sat: 9:00AM-6:00PM
  • Sun: Closed
  • After Hours Emergency:
  • Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin
  • Call: 503-691-7922
  • Northwest Veterinary Specialists
  • Call: 503-656-3999
  • Dr. Penny Jacobs, DVM

    Dr. Penny Jacobs graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. She started her veterinary career in Athens, Georgia and then decided to move to the great Northwest in 2007. She joined Berry Hill Veterinary Center in 2008 and completed the IVAS course in acupuncture soon after. This opened her eyes up to the world of alternative and complementary medicine which she has integrated into her already holistic approach. She has also studied and practices basic Chinese herbs and veterinary orthopedic manipulation (VOM). When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her own pets, hiking, biking, as well as her unusual hobby, trapeze.
  • Dr. Trish Roisum, DVM

    Dr. Trish started her career as a veterinarian working with companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife in a James Herriot-esque practice in rural southern Oregon. She cherishes those small town memories, the incredible adventures, and life altering experiences that laid the foundation for the veterinarian she is today. Her second position was in a busy small animal hospital in Olympia, Washington which was a period of incredible growth. She obtained her Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapist certification, allowing her to incorporate chiropractic care into her practice regime and started her path into complimentary medicine. This was followed by acupuncture training and integrating that modality into her practice offerings. She is excited to start homeopathy training late in 2015. 

    Now Dr. Trish is grateful to be able to practice alongside Dr. Penny Jacobs and Dr Jess Cameron. She appreciates  their similar beliefs in a strong western medicine background beautifully meshed with holistic practices including nutrition, acupuncture, herbs and supplements. She truly appreciates Berry Hill’s friendly environment, caring staff, and fantastic clientele.

    As a veterinarian, she loves discovering the best opportunity for healing and support in each situation. Dr. Trish appreciates, respects, honors, and celebrates the human animal bond. Providing hospice care and helping patients peacefully transition are important aspects of her practice. Her goal is to provide high quality veterinary care with clear communication in each situation.

    Dr. Trish’s family includes: her lovely partner Lee, who is her motivation for her move to Portland, Lavinia the Siamese plus sized model, Bert the best “Berter Collie” ever, Miss Qi Chihuahua a party in a dress, orange Oscar a perpetually surprised cat and Sylvia the feline matriarch sometimes known as Scrappy.

    When not at Berry Hill, Trish enjoys traveling to visit her friends and family in the mid-west. She loves gardening, a good yoga class, Vipassana meditation, cooking, reading and learning.

    Dr. Trish looks forward to meeting you and your family.

  • Dr Jess Cameron, DVM

    Dr. Jess joined our family in July of 2014. She grew up on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, attended University of Vermont for her undergraduate degree, and then gained her DVM from University of Illinois. She is so happy to have found her home at Berry Hill. It is truly a practice that embraces compassion, understanding, and a team approach to provide the best care for animals and their families. 

    She is interested in every aspect of veterinary medicine, and as a young vet she is still learning exactly where her true passions lie. Internal medicine, nutrition, oncology, pain management, and behavior are particularly interesting to her. Working at an integrative practive has been a goal for her ever since she entered the field, and she is ecstatic to have the opportunity to practice both alternative and western medicine. She looks forward to embracing the holistic approach and becoming certified in veterinary acupuncture in the next few years, while maintaining a strong background in traditional medicine.  The amount of evidence supporting the integrative approach is astounding! 

    In her spare time, Dr. Jess tries to embrace all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Her interests include hiking, cooking, camping, going to shows, and enjoying all of the food and culture that Oregon is known for. She has recently rediscovered her love of brewing beer and looks forward to cultivating a massive garden. Her family includes her beloved canine sidekick, Gus, and her fluffy house lion, Jasper. She is excited to be part of a team and to get to know all of our amazing patients and their families. 
  • Tara Practice Manager

    Tara has been working in the veterinary industry for over 10 years.  Starting out Tara loved the excitement of working in the emergency field and worked as an EMT for the AMR, but soon realized she enjoyed the 4 legged emergency field better.  Growing up her family had German Shepherds and has always known she wanted be around animals and finally she found her calling.  Tara worked for 10 years at a specialty practice with 6 of those years in the Emergency Room.  Working in the veterinary field allows me to be around other animal lovers and make an impact by relieving the suffering of animals.

    When she is not at the hospital you can find her at the Dog Park with her Mastif-Boxer Cross or hiking on the many trails Oregon has to offer.  Paddle boarding, kayaking in Hood River and being on the water is another passion.  

  • Alicia Certified Veterinary Technician

    Alicia has been with our hospital since March of 2013 as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She has a Bachelor's of Science from U of O (GO DUCKS) She obtained her associates veterinary technical degree from Portland Community College in 2010. Alicia's strengths include her attention to detail,  an ability to teach and her knowledge of anesthesia. Her keen intuition and education are a benefit to all of our patients and clients. Alicia plans to pursue further training and education in anesthesia, critical care and pain control. She enjoys making the veterinary experience as positive as possible for our patients, with pain control, positive reinforcement and any other support we can provide. 

    Alicia lives with her canine companion Keira, an eleven year old American Water Spaniel who has Addison's disease. Her feline family members include black and white Bailey who is 12 years old and Cleo her beloved 17 year old tuxedo kitty. Two mini Nubian goats, JingleBelle and Shylee also consider Alicia "Mom"! 

    Outside of work, Alicia loves spending time with her family, helping out on her parent's farm and in pursuits of self-improvement. 

    In her previous professional life: Events manager for Salvation Army

    Her favorite movie: Charlotte's Web

    Favorite smell: Campfire

    Alicia's superpower: Ability to communicate with animals in her own made up language that no one else understands.

  • Rachael Veterinary Assistant

    Rachael has been an integral and energetic part of our technical staff for four years now! She has been working in the veterinary field for a decade. Rachael's interest in animals has been life-long. She was fortunate to grow up with dogs, cats and horses. She loves the diversity of her position here, assisting with surgeries and cuddling cute four leggeds that come to see us. We appreciate Rachael's great memory. She doesn't forget a face and can often tell us an animal's history before we even look at the chart! She shares her home with her enthusiastic five year old son, Keegan and Frank, a handsome Himalayan Ragdoll. Outside of work she loves to dance and get outdoors. 

    Her Favorite animal: Horse
    Little known fact about Rachael: a former gymnast
    Favorite smell: Laundry detergent
    Her amazing super power: Performing Lion cuts on cats of all sizes and shapes while quoting movies. 
  • Misty Veterinary Assistant

    Misty is a unique individual who has unconditional love for animals and strives daily to learn something new. At a young age she started working with animals , a former 4-H member from 2001-2003. She showed sheep, rabbits and guinea pigs. She graduated from Arts & Technology High School in 2009. She started pursuing her dream of working in the veterinary field by going to Carrington College in 2010 and graduating in 2011 with a certificate in Veterinary Assisting. She has proudly volunteered over 300 hours at multiple PAWS spay and neuter events, clinics and local shelters. She has always been a true animal advocate and plans to continue her education in the near future by pursuing Animal Cruelty Police Work. Misty has been a proud member of Berry Hill Veterinary Center since June 2011 and loves every minute of it. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family which includes her husband Micah, son Jayden and her fur-babies; Kiana, Lil Bud, Kiki Mow and Buster Brown. She looks forward to meeting you and your furry family member in the near future.    
  • Genelle Veterinary Assistant

    Genelle is 27 and has been a veterinary assistant for eight years. She worked at two other small animal practices before joining Berry Hill in 2012. The first of those clinics is where she was given the opportunity to begin learning the skills of the job. Genelle is very much a "cat person", but loves many other animals, including elephants and giraffes. She has two young cats at home, Stanley and Layla. Stanley came from a client at her previous employers, at the ripe age of four weeks old. She acquired Layla, a Manx, from Berry Hill after she came to us with problems related to her lack of a tail. She was only five weeks old. Layla's breed has qualities similar to that of a dog such as playing fetch. She once had a cat named Sara who lived for twenty-two long years! She enjoys watching comedies and to put a spin on that, really likes the Hannibal Lecter movie series. She has quite a sense of humor and has the ability to make just about anyone laugh. Genelle loves music and is a big fan of the Eagles and Foo Fighters. Genelle cares for the  monthly maintenance in our hospital, which assures that important equipment is operating properly. She hopes to start a family some day and possibly work in the mental health field. Her experience in the Veterinary field has given her the ability to educate animal lovers about their pet's health and well being , as well as give her a feeling of accomplishment in life by helping animals have a healthy life. 
  • Rachel Veterinary Assistant

    I have been at Berry Hill Vet Center since 2012. I am currently working part-time while continuing my education at Portland Community College in the Veterinary Technology program. I will graduate in June and after passing the national exam, I will become a Certified Veterinary Technician. 

    My animal experience includes several years in 4-H, a strong family history in the veterinary field and a Bachelor's in Animal Science from Oregon State University..GO BEAVS!

    I have one dog of my own named Cooper. He is the love of my life (seen in picture). Cooper and I have recently adopted a new member to our family. His name is David. Even though David is a two-legged creature, Cooper is very pleased to be getting a new dad when David and I get married next year. 
  • Julie Veterinary Assistant

    (Set to the tune of Don't Stop Believin'  by Journey)

     

    Julie was a small town girl, living in a lonely world. 

    So she took the midnight train going anywhere.

    Rico was a city cat, born and raised in South Spokane. 

    Took the midnight train going to the shelter. 

     

    Strangers waiting, walking down the shelter hall,

    Her shadow’s searching for who’s right.

    In sight, a cat jumps into motion

    They find each other in the light.

     

    Worked hard in her career, was a baker for a year.

    But Rico bet everything to help her rejoin this field.

    Had some wins, had some blues, now Rico just wants to play and snooze.

    Hope the playing never ends, but it goes on and on and on and on.

     

    Don't stop believing, hold on to that feline.

    Cats for life, people!

    Don't stop believing, hold on.

    Cats are life, people!

     

    Don't stop believing, hold on to that feline

    Cats are life, people, ohh!

  • Jessica Veterinary Assistant

    Growing up in the Midwest, Jessica knew from a very young age that she wanted to work with animals. Her parents helped to nurture her dream by buying her animal medical books and supporting her at every turn. When she was 15, she landed her first veterinary job doing kennel work at a local clinic every day after school. From there, she continued to expand her knowledge and skills, and eventually she became a veterinary assistant. In 2006, she made the big move from her hometown in Iowa to Portland, where she attended Apollo College and graduated with a Veterinary Assistant Certificate in 2008. She's been a Portland resident ever since, and loves every weird minute of it. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping, seeing live music, learning new things, cooking, and hanging out with her amazing friends and family. She has two silly cats named Luna and Vaughn, whom she loves to pieces. She's been working at Berry Hill Vet Center since August 2014 and she can't wait to get to know all of the clientele and their wonderful pets! 
  • Katy Client Care Representative

    Katy is a bright, caring character who has been with our team at Berry Hill Veterinary Center since May 2013 when she to moved to Oregon from Bremerton, WA. She started her career in the Vet field in 2009 in Poulsbo while still a senior in High School. She has always had a passion for helping animals, starting with volunteering at the age of nine for the non-profit Horse Rescue Foundation; Harmony Farms. From there, her joy of working with horses branched out to smaller critters which included the farm's dog. She began pursuing  a degree in Early Childhood Education but soon realized her heart was in the veterinary field. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, which includes her partner Victor and their fur-children; Gizmo, Rylee and Katie. She also enjoys visiting friends and family back in WA as frequently as possible. She looks forward to meeting you and your furry friends!
  • Chelsea Client Care Representative

    Chelsea has been with our clinic since June of 2014. Her background has mostly been in the food industry, but she has always had a love for animals. She owns a black lab named Remmy, a golden retriever elkhound mix named Mia as well as her new addition a domestic long haired kitty named Frankie. The vet industry has always been appealing to Chelsea and she is very happy to be apart of helping all animals and their families.

  • Tori Client Care Representative

    Tori Joined our staff in December 2014. Growing up, she had a love for animals from horses to house pets like cats and dogs. That inspired her to attend Oregon State and obtain a degree in Animal Sciences. At the end of the day she comes home to a border collie mix named Maggie and an orange tabby name Cabo. She looks forward to greeting you and all your furry friends!