Our Veterinarians and
Certified Veterinary Technicians
Rachel Poet, DVM
Dr. Poet has been serving patients and clients at Highland for over 15 yrs. 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.
John Carr, DVM
Blayne Houston, CVT
Blayne has been with Highland for 7 years.
She graduated from Central Oregon Community College with a degree Associate of Applied Science, Veterinary Technician.
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
Cyndi Arnold: Receptionist
Cyndi has been with Highland for over 20 years! She enjoys meeting new people, their pets and her clerical duties.
She is the proud owner of multiple pets varying for Dogs to Horses to a Conure.
Outside of work, Cyndi enjoys spending time with her family.
Cyndi is a passionate movie buff that is a regular at Regal Cinemas.
Andrea White: Receptionist
Andrea has been with Highland for over a year. She enjoy learning new things everyday and working with people who love what they do.
She is the proud owner of 4 Dogs.
Outside of work your can find Andrea spending time with her family, riding dirt bikes and creating jewelry.
Andrea is passionate about cough drops! She enjoys snacking on them all day long!
Paige Dufour: Receptionist
Paige has been with Highland just under a year. She loves being able to meet people who loves animals as much as she does.
Paige is the proud owner of a handful of dogs, cats and horses.
Outside of work you can find her spending time with her daughter and riding horses.
Paige is passionate about puppies! If you bring your puppy in for a visit she will be happy to give them lots of cuddles.
Kali Houston: Veterinary Assistant
Kali has been with Highland for over a year. She enjoys assisting with surgery and other procedures.
She is the proud owner of Rhett the German Shepherd and Rubbish the Dumpster-cat.
Outside of work, Kali is a dedicated German Shepherd breeder, owner and handler competing A.K.C conformation dog shows.
Kali is passionate about saving the environment, squirrels and S'mores.
Jamie Hall: Veterinary Assistant
Jamie has been with Highland for over a year. She loves being able to work with animals daily and learning new things.
Jamie is the proud owner of 3 cats, a horse and her dog, Dusty.
Outside of work you can find Jamie hiking, horseback riding, antique-shopping or visiting local wineries/breweries.
Jamie is passionate about her kids and being one amazing Mama-Bear!
Jamie Waltenburg: Veterinary Assistant
Jamie has been with Highland just under a year. She has a Bachelors in Biology from Eastern Oregon University.
She loves being able to help sick animals recover.
She is the proud owner of Kealie the dog and Pepper the cat.
Outside of work Jamie enjoys photography, reading and hiking.
Jamie is passionate about Death By Chocolate Milkshakes.
Annika Poet: Kennel Assistant
Annika has been at Highland just under a year. She enjoys getting experience working with animals.
She is the proud owner of many pets of all varieties.
Outside of work you can find Annika being extremely active in her high school sport teams.
Annika is passionate about one day becoming a Veterinarian.