Our Veterinarians and
Certified Veterinary Technicians
Rachel Poet, DVM
Dr. Poet has been serving patients and clients at Highland for over 15 years.
She graduated from the Oregon State University, College of Veterinary Medicine.
She values making long-term connections with pets and their people.
Dr. Poet is the proud owner of 4 Dogs, a Rabbit, and a leopard Gecko.
Outside of work she enjoys exercise, reading and going camping.
Dr. Poet is passionate about Coffee, Star Wars and
spending time with her family.
Blayne Houston, CVT
Blayne has been with Highland since January 2015. Blayne graduated from
Central Oregon Community College with an Associate of Applied Science Veterinary
Technology Degree. Blayne loves her job because she is always seeing something new
and medically fascinating. She is a proud Pug-Mom to the very busy Hamilton.
Outside of work, Blayne enjoys video games, reading, and going thrift shopping.
She is passionate about all things Pug.
Our Support Staff
Andrea joined Highland in January 2019. She enjoys learning new things
and working with people who love what they do. Outside of work, Andrea loves
spending time with her family (including four dogs), reading, movies, and
creating jewelry. Andrea's motto: Exercise, eat healthy, remain positive.
Jessica joined Highland in the summer of 2022 and brings many years of experience in the
veterinary industry. Outside of work, Jessica loves anything outside - skiing, hiking, traveling - the
world is for exploring! If she must be inside, Jessica enjoys woodworking, crafting, gardening,
building just about anything, and - most especially - time with her family.
Sarah: Veterinary Assistant
Sarah joined our veterinary assistant team in 2021. She is passionate about education and
helping our clients optimize their relationships with their pets. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys
anything outdoors - hiking, horseback riding, and spending time with her pets. Sarah is a
professional dog groomer and trains show dogs. Sarah currently attends
Oregon State University and is nearing graduation.
Melissa: Veterinary Assistant
Melissa joined Highland in February 2022 as a Veterinary Assistant.
Melissa has quite an established culinary background, having owned her own
business. Outside of work, Melissa still enjoys cooking, as well as working on
crafts, enjoying the outdoors, and taking care of her two dogs and one cat.
Beth: Veterinary Assistant
Beth joined Highland in the fall of 2022 and brings with her many years of veterinary
experience. She loves animals (having several of her own) and has a passion for
caring for our clients and their beloved pets.
Annika Poet: Kennel Assistant
Annika joined Highland in late 2021. She enjoys getting experience working with
animals. She is the proud owner of many pets of all varieties. Annika graduated from high
school in 2022 and now attends Bushnell University, where she is working toward her
dream of becoming a Veterinarian.