Dr. Alan Ross
The son of a former rural veterinarian in Iowa, Dr. Alan Ross graduated from Iowa State University and began practicing veterinary medicine in 1978. He opened Companion Animal Clinic in Roseburg in 1982. The clinic has been in its current location since 1994. Dr. Ross specializes in treating dogs and cats, and is particularly interested in orthopedics and internal medicine. From his earliest days in practice, Dr. Ross has found it rewarding not only to treat patients, but also to work with their owners to achieve optimal health for their pets. He thrives on the ever-evolving aspects of veterinary medicine. The support and skills of his staff enable him to foresee many positive and productive years ahead at Companion Animal Clinic. He can honestly say he looks forward to going to work every day. He and his wife, Tricia, share their home with two very personable schipperkes – Vixen and Hector. When not at work, Dr. Ross enjoys fishing, traveling, doing yard work with his trusty John Deere tractor and rooting for the Cyclones.
Dr. Suzy Hartman
Dr Suzy Hartman dreamed of becoming a veterinarian since she was 5 years old. She was raised in Azalea and was a student of the Glendale School District from kindergarten through her high school graduation. She earned a degree in veterinary medicine from Oregon State University in 1987. Dr Hartman practiced in Northern Oregon and Washington for 13 years, the first 5 of which were in a mixed animal practice. During that time she married a wonderful man who was also from Glendale. They have two sons. Eventually they decided it was time to come home to Douglas County to raise their boys in the same area they had both enjoyed as children. Dr Hartman joined Companion Animal Clinic in 2000. She works each Monday and Tuesday. The Hartmans have two golden retrievers, Gloria and Bravely and two cats, Towhee and Ed. Dr Hartman enjoys gardening, hunting, fishing, and scuba diving.
Dr. Christy Cutting
Dr. Christy Cutting graduated from Oregon State School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. She is from all of the “O” states: first Ohio, then Oklahoma, and finally to Oregon, which she has called home since 1984. She has wanted to be a veterinarian ever since growing up. After graduating from the University of Oregon in 1990, she joined the Peace Corps. She first went to Zaire, Africa, and was there for a year working with fish farmers until there was a military coup and she was evacuated. She then went to Paraguay, South America, working first as a Peace Corps volunteer with farmers for two years, then as a volunteer coordinator for another year. After that, she moved to Bolivia, South America, and trained Peace Corps volunteers for service. These experiences reinforced her conviction that veterinarians play a vital role in helping prevent illness in animals in many ways: through vaccinations, through prevention of overpopulation of stray animals, by helping farmers and their livestock and in curing sick pets. She returned to Portland, Oregon, and worked at the Southeast Portland Animal Hospital while working on the prerequisites for veterinary school. It was here that she met Dr. Suzy Hartman. After graduating from OSU in 2002, she moved to Roseburg and has been here every since.
She has many pets: Boo the heeler mix, two cats Click and Clack, the house goat Bonnie, and three rabbits. When not practicing veterinary medicine, she works on her house and garden projects, goes hiking, and really enjoys a good bitter beer!
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Rasha Van Beek
Certified Veterinary Practice Manager
Rasha Van Beek was still in high school when she began working for Companion Animal Clinic in 1992. She started as a kennel attendant, gradually expanding her duties and responsibilities as receptionist, technician, office manager, and ultimately taking her current position as practice manager. She earned her associate of arts in science in 1995 and earned recognition as a certified veterinary practice manager in 2009.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Holly has been with the clinic since April 1994. She has a lab cross named Junie and a maltese cross named Mojo, one cat, Gary, and 18 chickens. When not working, Holly enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and three boys, going camping, swimming, and gardening.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Andrea has known from a very young age that she wanted to work with animals. In 2006, she got her first job in a veterinary clinic, cleaning kennels. From there she worked her way up and became a certified veterinary technician. She joined us here at Companion in the fall of 2017. She lives with her husband and two daughters on a small farm with horses, goats, tortoises, cats and dogs. Her daughters are showing they have the same animal passion as their mama, which is good news for the home menagerie. When not at work, Andrea enjoys spending time with family, riding horses, gardening and loving on all their animals.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Candy brought 38 years of veterinary experience when she started working at the clinic in October 2019. Her husband, Chris, who is also a veterinary technician, calls her a relic because not many technicians stay in the field as long as she has! Candy and Chris have three dogs, multiple cats, multiple chickens and four horses. In addition, they have three children and six grandchildren – some of whom are next-door neighbors. In her free time, Candy enjoys spending time with her grandkids, riding horses, reading and painting.
Cindy has been with the clinic since 2000. In 2003, Cindy and her husband Mike took over Companion Grooming next door. She recently joined our staff again in 2011, bringing along her many years of experience working with pets. She has 3 children and soon to be 3 grandchildren. Cindy enjoys fishing and spending time with her favorite chihuahuas Hollee, Samantha, and Peter and their bulldog Josie.
Kitty rejoined our clinic in October 2013 with her 18 years of experience. She lives in Umpqua with her husband Andy and two daughters on her grandfather’s homestead raising cattle and sheep. They recently started a BBQ catering business. Kitty has many four legged friends on her ranch. She enjoys spending time with her granddaughter and going to barrel races with her daughters.
Rocky came to us in October 2013. He is the proud father of two daughters, Sierra and Rylee. He has six dogs, two horses and 11 cows. He enjoys spending time with his family, horseback riding and decorating his house with chicken-themed décor. He also owns a flower shop and a furniture store with his husband, Tim, in Sutherlin.
Cintia became part of the clinic staff in June 2019, bringing five years of veterinary assistant experience to her position. Her main passion is for horses, but she and her husband, Aaron, have many different animals on their ranch. Sharing the property with the couple are chickens, ducks, a goose, a guinea pig named Guapo (which means “handsome” in Spanish) and eight cats. Their five dogs are Hunter, Chi Chi, Lakota, Reba, and Tucker. As for the horses, their names are Jack, Jolene, Maximus, Callie and Cheese.
Tami joined our staff in September 2012. She has two boxers, Montana and Zeke and 1 cat named Taz. She spends her time raising her son and going hunting, fishing, camping, riding four-wheelers and shopping! In her spare time, Tami helps her husband of 13 years with his business Day or Night Electric and Construction.
Sue came on board at the clinic in April 2015. She lives with her husband and four pets. Danner, Hope, and Lance are the family’s Great Danes; they share the home with Siamese kitty Wasabi. Sue has two sons in Colorado. She enjoys hiking, camping and fishing with her family. Sue is also a collector of vintage vehicles, including a 1964 Volkswagen Bug and a 1970 Volkswagen Squareback! She and her husband enjoy returning for recreation to Colorado, where they lived for a time. Sue grew up in Roseburg and followed her serviceman husband all over the world. She says she’s happy to be back home in Douglas County.
Cassie joined our clinic in March 2019 and brings great enthusiasm to her work. Cassie earned an associate degree from Umpqua Community College in 2015; she plans to continue her education at Oregon State University. Cassie’s pride and joy is her 11-year-old son. The two of them share their home with what she describes as “a pack of crazy fur babies,” made up of four cats and two dogs. Cassie loves many aspects of her job, including working with people, caring for their beloved pets and being part of the dynamic clinic staff. During her off-duty hours, Cassie enjoys spending time with her horde, reading, watching movies (anything superhero-related), cooking and spending time outside. A Nebraska native with most family members still living in the Midwest, Cassie says her heart will always stay with her home team (Go, Cornhuskers!).
Aurora fulfilled a longtime career goal by joining the clinic in November 2019. Her lifelong love of animals, especially horses, propelled her into the veterinary medical field. Horses are an important part of her life, and she has three of them – Checkers, Chloe and Jaycee. She enjoys riding and caring for them with her family. Over the years she has taken a large role in raising her nieces, Kindal and Avery. Along with the horses, she has a Heinz 57 dog named Best Friend and a cat called Chamoy.
Rosie joined the clinic in November 2019, achieving a dream she’s had since she was a little girl. Rosie’s love of animals came early, as she has childhood memories of watching her local veterinarian perform surgeries. She hopes to become a veterinary technician. She is a proud mom to two sons, Conner and Carter. The family has two dogs, Roscoe and Chloe, as well as three cats named Oliver, Maurice, and Nala. A chinchilla called Dig rounds out the menagerie.
Annette lives with her husband and two children on five acres west of Sutherlin, where she cherishes the quiet and privacy. The family has a horse, four dogs, five cats and several hogs and chickens. They are looking forward to adding sheep to the mix. A lifetime animal lover, Annette has lived in Douglas County most of her life. She says she suspects she may drive her husband nuts with her preoccupation with so many critters, but adds he really doesn’t mind. She feels blessed with everything she shares with her family, and says she doesn’t think she’d change anything. Or at least not much of anything.
Liz has worked in and around veterinary medical settings since she was 19 years old. There’s no doubt in her mind that it’s a field in which she was meant to be. As a student, Liz volunteered at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington in Vancouver for a senior project. “I knew then I had found my niche.” she says. Liz has been with Companion Animal Clinic since August 2018. She’s one of our behind-the-scenes staffers who doesn’t often meet with the public, but who is an important part of meeting the needs of patients as well as those of the clinic itself. Liz says she is thankful to be a member of our team and to play a role in the health and well-being of animals, knowing how much that means to the people who love them. She has her own special companion at home – a Shih Tzu mix named Gebis.
Henry joined the clinic family in 2007. He is the top administrator, ruling everyone and everything with a gentle but firm paw. Henry’s hobbies include stepping on the receptionists’ keyboards, snooping in clients’ purses, tearing open bags of food, chewing on forbidden items and watching the staff clean up after the messes he leaves behind. Despite his active curiosity (some would call it being nosy), Henry is extremely mellow and makes friends easily. He is quick to check on other cats who are being vocal in their carriers, just to make sure our feline patients are OK. He also enjoys hiding out in the cupboards or on top of shelves. Be sure to look him up when you stop by!