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.
John Carr, DVM
Blayne Houston, CVT
Blayne has been with Highland since January 2015. She 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
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, from dogs to horses.
Outside of work, Cyndi enjoys spending time with her family, camping, boating, and traveling.
Cyndi is a passionate about dinners out and movies.
Andrea White: 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.
Sarah Stong: Veterinary Assistant
Sarah joined our veterinary assistant team last Spring. 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.
She is a professional dog groomer and trains show dogs.
Sarah currently attends Oregon State University and is nearing graduation.
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.