Our Team

The Santa Clara Animal Hospital team

Our staff of experienced and expert veterinarian doctors and skilled vet staff is ready when your pet needs us. Call or contact us today to learn more.


Patti Liljestrom, Hospital Manager

It has been my pleasure to work with and for the doctors and staff at Santa Clara Animal Hospital since July of 2004. Prior to joining Santa Clara Animal Hospital, I worked at another veterinary hospital for 6 years.

I am the caregiver to five kitty cats. Only one is a youngster at four years old, the rest are all very senior kitties.

I am blessed with three amazing children with four grandchildren (two boys and two girls ages two, three, five and seven). They all bring great joy and happiness into my life.

I am a big Oregon Duck football fan and attend every home game. I was born and raised a football fan due to the fact my Father was a Notre Dame graduate, class of 1943.


Andrea – Veterinary Technician

Andrea is originally from Las Vegas, NV and has worked in veterinary medicine since 2010. She has been with the Santa Clara Animal Hospital team since 2012. Andrea loves the family atmosphere at SCAH and enjoys getting to know the patients and clients.

When Andrea is not working, she enjoys reading, writing, watching movies, and spending time with her husband, three dogs, and two cats.


Veronica – Veterinary Assistant, Kennel Aide

Veronica joined the Santa Clara team in June of 2011. She is a Veterinary Assistant and Kennel Aide. She lights up when working with animals, which is evident to all around her. On her days off she works at the Emergency Veterinary Hospital.


Lisa - Receptionist

Lisa joined the Santa Clara team in June 2011. Her 30-year career in retail and customer service, along with her genuine care for people and animals, makes her job as a veterinary receptionist a perfect fit. When she's not loving on the animals at work, she spends time teaching and working with her two high-energy deaf dogs. She readily admits they take most of her time, but she does find time to garden, go camping and explore local craft breweries.


Niccie – Veterinary Technician

Niccie has been a valued member of the SCAH family since 2009 & is an exceptional Laboratory & Pharmacy Technician. She studied Biology & Biochemistry at the University of Oregon with an emphasis in Veterinary Medicine. Additionally, Niccie volunteers with a local non-profit organization that annually raises near $250,000 supporting our local community & more recently, she has begun breeding Poison Dart Frogs. Niccie also enjoys anything outdoors & this includes all seasons; from camping, rafting, hiking, festivals, skiing, snowmobiling, traveling & sightseeing just to name a few & she is always ready for an adventure & to explore new places.


Fatima - Receptionist

I grew up on a cattle ranch in a small town, and have always loved being around animals. I am fluent in English and Spanish. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my two dogs and painting. I joined Santa Clara Animal Hospital April 2014.


Stacy - Veterinarian Technician

I have been working at Santa Clara Animal Hospital since October 2005. I started as a Receptionist then wanted to try my hand as an assistant veterinary technician and loved it. I enjoy working with all kinds of animals such as exotics, small furry pocket pets, cats and dogs. My cat, Sweet Pea, was rescued here at the hospital. Sweet Pea is a quite the talker! She needs to be around and involved in whatever mom and dad are doing and loves to play fetch with her baby (a feathered toy with bells inside). I am very active in my church, love to read, plant flowers and go hiking.


Jolene - Veterinary Technician

I am originally from San Diego, but have lived in Eugene since 1995. I started working at Santa Clara Animal hospital in 2005 as a Vet Tech. My specialty in the veterinary world is doing pet dentals. I love working with all types of exotic pets.



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