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 lead tech. She’s responsible for taking care of patients, helping clients, and doing background work to help keep the clinic running. She helps in the front of the clinic occasionally, assisting during examinations and surgeries, 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 four cats. Her hobbies include spoiling her pets and playing video games.
Aimee is our veterinary assistant. She assists Dr. Davis in finding creative ways to keep the clinic running smoothly and our staff, clients and most of all our furry friends happy. She also enjoys hands-on technical work with patients and clients. She has been in the veterinary field for over 6 years and ultimately would like to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. She loves all creatures and strives to make each pet feel safe and happy during their vet visits. At home she has 2 geckos, 2 snakes, a variety of fresh water fish and a spoiled rotten cat named Oliver. Her hobbies include anything to do with animals, orchids and bonsai.
Mary is our vet assistant, who is responsible for relaying information to the client and doing preliminary exams for your furry friends. She enjoys comforting any animal she encounters when she comes into work. At home, she looks after her cuddle bug of a Malamute. Her hobbies include reading, painting, relaxing, and playing video games.
Mariana is our receptionist who gladly enjoys answering the phone to answer any questions you may have. She is responsible for checking in patients, assisting the vet technicians, scheduling appointments, sending reminders for appointments, and taking care of the clinic animals. At home, she enjoys spending time with her family which includes her husband, her sweet and sassy kitten, and goofy German Shephard. Her hobbies include cooking/baking, crafting and trips to our local hardware stores for home projects.