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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 three very personable schipperkes, Raven, Vixen and Hector. When not at work, he enjoys fishing, gardening, traveling, and tending to his flock of more than two dozen chickens.
Dr. Suzy Hartman
Dr Suzy Hartman had 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 one dog, a golden retriever named Gloria, and three cats. 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!