Our 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 at Eugene animal hospital

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.



Team member Abby at Santa Clara Animal HospitalI have been a receptionist with Santa Clara Animal hospital since November 2016. I'm grateful for the opportunity to help animals and people everyday at work. I grew up with lots of different pets, and have always loved to be around animals. In my free time, I love to read, write, see concerts, and spend time with my two dogs and cat at home.


Fatima at Eugene Animal Clinic

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.


Mekenna at Eugene Animal Clinic

I started working at Santa Clara Animal Hospital Fall 2017. I am blessed with the opportunity to work in such a wonderful hospital where I can make an impact on the health of animals. I am a senior at University of Oregon and studying Communication Disorders & Sciences. During my off time, I enjoy spending time with my pack of Australian Shepherds, my family and my lizard.

Veterinary Technicians


Andrea at Eugene animal hospital

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.


Team member Angie at Santa Clara Animal HospitalAngie joined the Santa Clara Animal Hospital team in February 2017. She began her journey into the veterinary field over 15 years ago. She has had experience in working with birds, dogs, cats, pocket pets & reptiles. She enjoys being back in a clinic that offers services to so many different animals. Most of her experience comes from Salt Lake City, Utah. The ocean and natural beauty of Oregon brought her & her family to Eugene in 2015. She loves spending time discovering new hiking trails & camping spots in Oregon along with her Boyfriend & dog Edison. Her cat Sookie has also been known to tag along to visit the ocean on a harness.


Team member Becca at Santa Clara Animal HospitalI moved to Eugene and started working at Santa Clara Animal  Hospital in November of 2016. I quickly found a love and passion as a veterinary technician. In my free time I'm busy exploring all that Eugene has to offer, loving on my two adorable kitties, getting lost on hikes, and running off to the coast on sunny days.


Team member Mary at Santa Clara Animal HospitalHi there, I have been with Santa Clara Animal Hospital since November of 2016. I graduated from an agricultural magnet program in high school and have loved working with animals ever since. My husband and I have two beautiful children, two dogs, two cats, a hamster, and a bearded dragon! I love all animals but always jump at the chance to work with exotics and felines. My job here is a dream come true!


Team member Monika at Santa Clara Animal HospitalMonika has been working in Veterinary Medicine since 2005 and has been with the Santa Clara team since 2016. She particularly enjoys doing pet dentistry and working with intensive care patients. Monika recently moved to Oregon from the Southern California area and is excited to explore all the natural wonders that Oregon has to offer. She is also a die-hard Oregon Ducks fan and loves sports in general. In her off-time, Monika loves going to concerts, traveling and hiking.


Team member Veronica at Santa Clara Animal HospitalVeronica joined the Santa Clara team in June of 2011. She is a Veterinary Assistant and Kennel Aid. 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.