Jennifer Choate, DVM
Dr. Jennifer Choate graduated from Oregon State University Veterinary College in 2002. She is a licensed veterinarian in both Oregon and Idaho. She also holds master’s degrees in business administration and in religious studies.
During her 15 years as a practicing veterinarian, Dr. Choate has worked with small and exotic animals, performed OFA certifications, and run a mobile, low-cost vaccine clinic across Oregon. She is excited to slow down and make use of her MBA as Clinic Manager of the Homeward Bound Pets Spay/Neuter Clinic.
Dr. Choate has a husband and three dogs (Australian Cattle Dogs named 7UP and BlueBerry and a Rottweiler named Prince), who have all been active in AKC competitions.
Candie Corriher, DVM
Dr. Candie Corriher is a 1995 graduate of North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her Master’s of Science in shelter medicine from the University of Florida’s Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program in May 2016. Her capstone project for her MS degree was on kitten and puppy foster programs in animal shelters. She has been a volunteer surgeon for the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon since December 2010. She has worked as a shelter and spay/neuter veterinarian at both the Cat Adoption Team in Sherwood, OR, and the Humane Society for Southwest Washington in Vancouver, WA. Prior to that, she spent many years as a small animal private practice veterinarian and has extensive spay/neuter experience, including pediatrics and rabbits.
In 2012, she completed a continuing education course in high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter surgical techniques at the Humane Alliance in Asheville, NC. In addition to her work for the Homeward Bound Pets Spay/Neuter Clinic, she works for Maddie’s Fund® creating online educational flash classes for foster caregivers. Dr. Candie lives in Sherwood, OR, with her husband Philip Toth and their 5 cats. She enjoys backpacking and riding and showing dressage horses in her spare time.
Nancy Groth, DVM
Dr. Nancy Groth attended Dartmouth College and received her doctorate in 2000 from the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts. After graduation she returned home to Oregon to start her career in small animal medicine and surgery. She has participated as a volunteer surgeon with the Feral Cat Coalition’s mobile surgery events and the McMinnville Animal Welfare Society’s feral cat surgery program. She continues to practice locally, in addition to her role at Homeward Bound Pets.
Dr. Groth lives in Dundee with her daughter, dog, and cats. Although she grew up in Salem, she has deep roots in Yamhill County and a large extended family in Dayton. She is an avid runner, gardener, and DIY homeowner.
Kristina Zych, CVT
Kristina Zych earned her Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from the AVMA accredited program at Portland Community College in 2017. Prior to earning her degree, she began volunteering with the Portland Animal Welfare Team, the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon, and with Multnomah County’s ACT program, a Trap/Neuter/Return program that assists in trapping and transporting feral or stray community cats for spay/neuter surgery to reduce the population.
During her time in school, she worked in general practice as a veterinary assistant and interned through the PCC Veterinary Technology program to gain CVT experience at Multnomah County Animal Services and at the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon. After graduation, Kristina continued to work as a CVT at the FCCO until relocating to the Willamette Valley and becoming involved with Homeward Bound Pets. In addition to her CVT duties at Homeward Bound Pets, she is also managing the Angel Fund, which assists in providing funds for urgent veterinary care for pets of low income people.
Kristina lives in Sheridan with her husband, 2 dogs (a Catahoula leopard dog and Border Collie mix), and 5 adorable cats. She enjoys fostering pets, home improvement, gardening, singing, swing dancing, and calligraphy.
Kimberly Robinson, VT
Kimberly Robinson has been a veterinary technician for over 15 years and she was awarded the Technician of the year in 2010 by the OVMA. She has been active in improving the health and wellbeing of dogs for many years. She is a partner in a business that focuses on performing hearing tests in dogs and detecting other genetic defects recommended by the OFA, and competes with her dogs in AKC shows.
Before becoming active in canine health care, Kim spent 15 years working with BLM mustangs and served on the board of the Kiger Mustang Association to improve the heard management and health of the wild horses.
Kim lives in Sheridan caring for her horses, goats, chickens, and australian cattle dogs. She enjoys spending time with her three sons and two grandchildren .