Highland Veterinary Hospital

839 SW Highland Avenue
Redmond, OR 97756



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

: Receptionist

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.

: Receptionist

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.

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.

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
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.