Dannell Davis, DVM
As a child, Dannell was involved in a variety of sports including competitive horseback riding. As a young adult, she was an active mountaineer summiting many of the Pacific Northwest peaks including Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, and many in central Oregon and northern California. She wanted to become a veterinarian as a young child but abandoned the idea for other career possibilities.
In 1996, Dannell reconsidered her future and decided to make a career for herself in the field of veterinary medicine. As an adult, she traveled to the United Kingdom to attend the Royal Veterinary College. She qualified in 2003, and practiced veterinary medicine in England until 2005. From 2005 to 2007 she worked in Astoria, Oregon, and in 2008 bought the Astoria Animal Hospital. Since then, she has built up the practice and continues to modernize it.
Outside of work, Dannell is a volunteer with the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)—an auxiliary of the Astoria Police and Fire Departments. The CERT’s primary role is to assist firefighters with their equipment and safety in emergency- or disaster-related events. Dannell also spends her free time gardening, walking her dog and taking care of her cats.
Education is very important to Dannell so she writes informative pieces for the BowWow Dog News and the Daily Astorian’s Consult the Professional section.
Jennifer is our technician assistant. She’s responsible for taking care of our boarders, caring for chickens and ruminants (hooved animals), and running blood work. She helps in the front of the clinic occasionally, assisting during examinations, vaccinations and nail trims. She enjoys seeing the different personalities and habits of the animals that come to our clinic. At home, Jennifer cares for 20 chickens, four ducks, two dogs and a cat. Her hobbies include spoiling her pets and playing video games.
Megan grew up in Clatsop County and graduated from Seaside High School in 2017. She was heavily involved in 4-H, and in 2008 she won Top Dog and Handler in obedience and showmanship with her old yellow lab. Now Megan barrel races and trains horses, and has a few of her own. She has a Redbone Coonhound she uses and trains to track down antler sheds from deer and elk. Her future plans are to be a certified veterinary technician and to work with horses and cattle.
Betsy is training to be a veterinary technician assistant. She has nine years of experience in 4-H, handling and showing livestock and small animals. Her favorite animal is the duck—the messier and happier the better. Her hobbies include anything outdoors, anything coffee, and any book she can get her hands on.