Highland Veterinary Hospital

839 SW Highland Avenue
Redmond, OR 97756



Our Veterinarians & Certified Veterinary Technicians 

Rachel Poet, DVM

Rachel Poet, DVM

Dr. Poet has been serving patients and clients at Highland for 20 years, and owns the practice with her husband.
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 three dogs, ferrets, two rabbits, 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 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. 


Support Staff


Jessica: Receptionist


Jessica: 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.

Sarah: Veterinary Assistant


Sarah has been apart of our veterinary assistant team since March of 2021. She is passionate about client education and
helping our clients optimize their relationships with their pets. Sarah is also cross-trained in reception, so you may see her
at the front desk sometimes! Outside of work, she enjoys anything outdoors - hiking, horseback riding, paddleboarding, and spending time
with her Australian Shepherds. Sarah is also a professional dog groomer and has been competing with AKC show dogs for many years.
Sarah recently graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Psychology.

Kira: Veterinary Assistant

Kira joined Highland in August 2023 as a Veterinary Assistant. She is a recent graduate from Oregon State University,
and plans to go back soon for veterinary school. Kira has an extensive background in large animal medicine through her schooling
and has found a passion in equine science. Kira's positive personality and go-getter attitude is a joy to have in the office.
Outside of work, Kira loves spending time outdoors on her paddleboard!
She is also a plant lover with a large indoor plant collection, and she knows how juggle!

 Daphne: Veterinary Assistant


Daphne joined our veterinary assistant team in October of 2023. She is a recent high school graduate and is beginning
her college education at Central Oregon Community College.  At work, she loves to learn all that she can in all
aspects of veterinary practice, and enjoys learning about the various animal species we see in the office.
Personally, Daphne has a variety of pets at home, varying in all sizes from a tiny Pomeranian to a big Boxer.
Outside of work, Daphne enjoys playing volleyball, hunting with her family, and spending time with friends. 

Azura: Veterinary Assistant


Azura has been with Highland Veterinary since the fall of 2023. She has a passion for veterinary medicine,
and grew up spending time and learning all that she could at her grandfather's family owned veterinary practice. 

Annika: Kennel Assistant

Annika: Kennel Assistant

Annika joined Highland in late 2021. She enjoys gaining more experiences working with
different species of 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
long time dream of becoming a Veterinarian. 

Kayleen: Kennel Assistant


Kayleen joined the Highland team in the fall of 2022. She is working on completing her high school education and
has plans to pursue veterinary medicine in college. Kayleen loves all animals, and has a cat of her own. 
Apart from animals, Kayleen loves to write, and enjoys writing screen plays and short stories.