We are a full-service animal hospital providing comprehensive pet healthcare services in Oregon City, OR. Our veterinarians offer a wide variety of medical, surgical and dental services, including nutritional counseling. Our veterinary hospital has advanced equipment and technologies, including comprehensive in-house testing for accurate diagnosis, digital x-ray, surgical suite and dental suite. We also offer complementary medicine, including chiropractic and acupuncture. We are committed to providing quality care at every stage of your pet's life. From routine preventive care to early detection and treatment of a wide range of conditions and diseases, we have the expertise to provide the highest standard of care for your pet. We also serve West Linn, Portland, Clackamas, Vancouver, Beavercreek, Lake Oswego, Colton, Estacada and Molalla.
Dr. Penny Jacobs – DVM
Dr. Penny Jacobs graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. She started her veterinary career in Athens, GA and then decided to move to the great Northwest in 2007. She helped re-launch Berry Hill Veterinary Center in 2008 and completed the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) course in acupuncture soon after. This opened her eyes up to the world of alternative and complementary medicine which she has integrated into her already holistic approach. Dr. Jacobs further developed her holistic education and practice by studying Food Therapy at the Chi Institute and incorporates this nutrition knowledge as well as Chinese herbs and supplements into her daily practice. She also performs surgery and other modalities of traditional medicine like dentistry, diagnostics, and vaccines and her holistic medical education influences those practices as well. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband, friends, Irish Wolfhound and her kitties, hiking, biking, skiing and cooking.
Dr. Trish Roisum – DVM
I am very grateful to practice alongside the wonderful healers at Berry Hill Veterinary Center. We are blessed with an amazing team that includes four veterinarians, three licensed veterinary nurse technicians, enthusiastic veterinary assistants and charming yet efficient receptionists.
My career quite possibly began when at age 4, I asked my mom if I could go to college to become a bird. A few decades later, I graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. My adventures as a veterinarian started in rural southern Oregon making small town memories. Large animals, companion animals and wildlife were teachers and guides. I cherish those incredible adventures, life altering experiences and foundational lessons.
My focus has narrowed through the years and my practice is now devoted to our canine and feline companions. I enjoy providing dental care, managing chronic health concerns and facilitating holistic wellness care with customized vaccination protocols. In addition to western medicine, additional training allows me to offer complimentary therapies such as acupuncture, veterinary spinal manipulation therapy, homeopathy, palliative care and hospice care.
I cherish each puppy visit as much as I honor each end of life transition. I celebrate and respect the bond we form with our four legged family members. They share our lives for a variety of reasons: to support us, teach us, console us, guide us, love us, make us laugh, and to help us appreciate the little things.
My goals as a healer and practitioner are to provide high quality veterinary care with clear communication tailored to each situation.
When I am not practicing at Berry Hill you might find me gardening, hiking, reading, meditating, dancing, volunteering, or exploring the beautiful world we live in. My sweet husband Lee and I currently share our home with Miss Qi (card carrying chihuahua in a dress), Sylvia (our matriarch grey tabby), Oscar (perpetually surprised orange tabby), and Lavinia (Siamese, full of love).
I look forward to meeting you and your family. In gratitude, Dr. Trish
Dr. Eva Denka – DVM
Eva Denka is the newest doctor here at Berry Hill Veterinary Center. For as long as she can remember, Eva has wanted to practice veterinary medicine, without a doubt. She was surrounded by animals growing up on a farm with cows, horses, goats and chickens. As a child, one incident left quite an impression on her; her family’s dog was kicked by a horse and required emergency surgery. Eva did a school project on the dramatic episode and came away with a deep appreciation for the power of good medicine.
Eva comes to Berry Hill after having graduated from the University of Washington with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. She takes a personal approach to her practice by making meaningful connections with her patients and their families. She loves to watch her patients grow and thrive, while also tending to them during times of injury or illness. Eva is passionate about the power of preventative medicine, emphasizing healthy lifestyle choices for our fur friends. She takes a multi-modal approach which includes a balanced diet, regular exercise, and the implementation of both western and eastern medicine modalities.
At Berry Hill, Eva deeply appreciates the quality of medicine that is provided to our patients due to our highly positive and collaborative staff environment. She loves the well-rounded approach provided by a team that is trained in modern and holistic medicine. Maintenance of a good work/life balance is a priority of Eva’s, allowing her to stay present within and dedicated to her practice of medicine. When she is not hard at work, she teaches fitness classes and is aspiring to complete yoga teacher training. She thrives on nature and travel, and loves to hike and camp with her dog, Porter, and her cat (yes, cat), Fuzz.
Dr. Ryan Knoles – DVM
Berry Hill Vet Center is happy to be the home of Dr. Ryan Knoles! Dr. Knoles graduated with a
bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Barbara in 1999 and spent a number of years working in the
biotech/pharma industry before he made the decisive switch to veterinary medicine. He
began practicing upon graduating from the University of Wisconsin in 2008.
Dr. Knoles has special interest in orthopedic surgery and family practice. He hopes to help
foster an opportunity for growth at Berry Hill by giving our clients greater access to surgical
intervention for pets in the case of bone or joint injury. His zest for fixing things and solving
problems drives his desire to provide effective veterinary care to people. He likes to take a
practical and informed approach to diagnostics, utilizing a pet owner’s own knowledge of
their pet to help solve their health troubles. He derives great satisfaction in knowing that as a
team, our clients, our vets, and our support staff at Berry Hill can help make a difference for
our pets every day.
Dr. Knoles’ expertise includes management of Cranial Cruciate Ligament disease in both
conservative and surgical modalities. Procedures performed include: Tibial Plateau Leveling
Osteotomy (TPLO), Tightrope Extracapsular Repair, and Lateral Fabellar Suture Stabilization.
In addition, Dr. Knoles offers surgical management of Medial Patellar Luxation, congenital
abnormalities, and fracture repair. Finally, with the addition of Dr. Knoles, Berry Hill is now
pleased to offer Penn Hip analysis of hip dysplasia.
When he isn’t sporting hospital scrubs and reporting for duty at the clinic, Dr. Knoles enjoys
spending quality time with his life partner and their beloved pets Ivy, Sami, Mary and Trudy.
He maintains beautiful salt water aquariums with living coral and fish in his home. The family
enjoys watching the relaxing fish and bubbles when they aren’t out for a walk with the dogs.
Chelsea has been with our clinic since June of 2014 and is our assistant manager. She has always loved working with people and working with the animals at Berry Hill are an amazing bonus. Her main goal is to help foster a positive environment for clients and for their pets to be taken care of in the most respectful way. She has a black lab named Remmy, a golden retriever elkhound mix named Mia as well as a flame point domestic long haired kitty named Frankie. When not at the hospital, Chelsea spends most of her time outdoors with her husband and daughter. She enjoys paddle boarding, hiking, camping and kayaking. The vet industry has always been appealing to Chelsea and she is very happy to be a part of helping all the adorable animals and their loving families. We love the positive attitude Chelsea brings to our hospital every day.
Licensed Vet Technician
Alicia has been with our hospital since March of 2013 as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She has a Bachelor’s of Science from U of O (GO DUCKS). Alicia obtained her associates veterinary technical degree from Portland Community College in 2010. Alicia’s strengths include her attention to detail and deep compassion which help her everyday in our surgery department. Her keen intuition and education are a benefit to all of our patients and clients. Alicia plans to pursue further training and education in anesthesia, critical care and pain control. She enjoys making the veterinary experience as positive as possible for our patients with proper pain control, positive reinforcement and any other compassionate support we can provide. Alicia lives with her
canine companion Keira, “the old gal”, and other dogs Dakota and Martigan. Her feline family members include Bailey and Ashlynn, “the little old ladies”, Rascal aka “the Carver Slasher” and
Dagney. Goats, JingleBelle “The Loudmouth Troublemaker”, Shylee, and Daisy also consider Alicia “Mom”. Alicia loves spending time with her family and helping out on her parent’s farm.
Licensed Vet Technician
Rachel graduated with a BS in Animal Sciences from Oregon State University, and completed the Certified Veterinary Technician program at Portland Community College. Rachel naturally gravitated to veterinary sciences since her grandfather was a veterinarian and she grew up around animals in 4H. In effort to provide especially positive experiences for our patients, she is currently working on a Fear Free certification. Rachel’s helping hands are often busy in surgery where she supports our veterinarians to provide excellent surgical care every day. Her favorite thing to do at work is help our puppy patients get introduced around to our staff and feel welcomed and at ease for their very first vet visits. Rachel has a dog named Cooper, a handsome red merle Australian Shephard mix who loves to go hiking and also paddle boarding with her.
Licensed Vet Technician
Lorie graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree in Science and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2009. Lorie excels in our surgery department where she is most concerned with helping our patients be as comfortable as possible. Putting animals at ease is important to Lorie and she makes special efforts to ensure smooth and easy recovery from all surgical procedures performed at Berry Hill. She has one kitty at home named Zoey who she says has helped her develop a special touch with cats that tend to be on the spicy side. On her own time, Lorie enjoys going to see live music and dancing, camping, and gardening.
Yolanda has been with Berry Hill since May 2015. She has past experience in both general practice and emergency veterinary medicine. Yolanda is excited to be a part of such a compassionate team of animal lovers at Berry Hill. She feels thankful to be able to help heal animals alongside such exceptional caregivers. Her favorite part of her job is helping support our surgical team and their patients. When she is not working she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and her two sons, like going out for breakfast and strolling around in museums. They currently share their house with a handsome tuxedo cat named Tunes.
Client Care Representative
Vicky has a degree in Criminal Justice and was pre-vet early on in her education. She has been around animals her entire life due to bringing home strays. Vicky was in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) showing livestock, which she showed both in college and professionally. She has fostered many animals and worked with special needs animals over the years. She loves working on her farm at home and has quite a menagerie. Right now she has 5 dogs, 30 cats, 3 horses, 3 cows, 2 goats, and chickens. Vicky really enjoys her job and working with other animal lovers who demonstrate great compassion towards others and their pets.
Bre grew up with many animals from rabbits and guinea pigs to goats and horses. She considers herself a real bookworm who loves to get nose deep in a new book, preferably while relaxing at the beach with her two little doggies, Bella and Rosta. For Bre, being able to provide such great care to all our furry companion animals is very fulfilling. Berry Hill is lucky to have a staff member who can balance receptionist duties as well as assisting with patient care alongside our veterinarians. If she could take a dream vacation, she would love to return to Spain, France, and Italy.
Morgan comes to Berry Hill with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and an interest in becoming a veterinarian herself. Her passion for caring for animals led to her volunteering at the Humane Society and also to working at Berry Hill Vet Center, where she assists the veterinarians every day. She is always busy and she is amazing at keeping the flow at our active hospital. Morgan wants to give back to animals, because they give to us endlessly, in so many ways. She is the proud owner of two dogs, Cynder and Lilah, and one cat named Bonnie.
Client Care Representative
Sam is one of our skilled staff members at the front desk. She is most inspired by people with drive and ambition, but also compassion and intelligence. This may be why she has found a home at Berry Hill, surrounded by so many people working to care for the needs of animals. Sam is happy to be a helper in that regard. Sam has interests in music and nature. She has two beloved cats at home. Gretchen is a sweet gray lady and Wyden is a little young black panther who was lovingly hand-raised with his siblings by employees at Berry Hill.
Shawniall has been with Berry Hill since August 2017. While at work, she is most concerned with providing our patients with a stress free and positive experience at the clinic. Shawniall has the special talent of designing and sewing her own scrubs. She is a confessed cat lover and has three of her own fur babies at home: Mateo the lover of food, Darlington the mature tuxedo cat, and Karma the little black female who has the sassy attitude of a princess and who was hand-raised with love by our BHVC staff members.
Client Care Representative
Laura has an interesting background, having graduated from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School for baking and patisserie in Southern California. Her expertise with sweets led her to being cast as support staff on the television show “Cupcake Wars”, so if you watch it you may catch a glimpse of her on camera working her baking magic. Laura worked at an animal hospital while in school and really loved being able to help people and pets. At Berry Hill, she feels grateful to be a part of such an awesome team of animal lovers. Laura can be found out and about with her husband chasing after their toddler in this beautiful place Oregon they now call home, where life is sweet.
Sara has been working at Berry Hill Veterinary Center since December 2017 as a Veterinary Assistant. She came with extensive experience, is eager to learn every aspect of veterinary medicine, is always offering to help her fellow co-workers, and is always the first person to volunteer for tasks and new projects. Sara is currently working towards her degree as a Certified Veterinary Technician through Penn Foster. She grew up in Newport, OR and attended Oregon State University earning her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Zoology in June 2013. Previous experience includes ~2 years at a small animal clinic in The Dalles, OR, ~1.5 years at a humane society in The Dalles, various animal-related laboratory and research positions, working at a reptile and amphibian breeding/educational facility, 10+ years of involvement in the 4-H small animal and canine programs, and growing up/taking care of multitudes of dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, ducks, quail, geese, mice, rats, gerbils, hamsters, small birds and finches, tropical fish, goats, and many more small furry beings. She currently has one pet at home, a long haired orange tabby named Cheeto (pictured). When she isn’t at home studying she is out running, hiking, biking, or exploring around the Portland area
Hope graduated from the Carrington Veterinary Assistant program in 2017 and has worked in the vet field for one year now. The most rewarding part of working at Berry Hill for her is seeing animals recover from illness and injury. Hope is glad to be involved in nursing and treating our patients and helping them have happy visits at our clinic. She has two of her own dogs. Bear is a Labradoodle that is two years old and Max is a 7 year old miniature schnauzer. When Hope isn’t busy at work she most enjoys being creative through crafting and making art. She is a happy home body who loves to bake and hang with her adorable dogs.
Tori graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelors degree in Animal Science. She has bred, raised, and shown pigs for the past five years. Tori spends a lot of her free time at the local fairs, working with the show pigs and caring for them. Always on the lookout to learn more, Tori enjoys being at Berry Hill because there is always something new and different happening every day. When she isn’t hard at work, she enjoys cooking, baking, and exploring mountain roads with her boyfriend while country music plays on the radio.