Staff

  • Dr. Eric Atwell D.V.M.
    Dr. Eric realized his passion early in life. As a young teenager he began to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine and started working at Orchards Veterinary Clinic. After graduating from Washington State University with a degree in Animal Science, he attended Veterinary School at Mississippi State University. Dr. Eric's favorite part of being a veterinarian is seeing the bond and love people have with their pets and working with his talented staff. Dr. Eric enjoys meeting and developing friendships with his clients and their pets. As a Northwest Battle Buddies Board member, he supports the organization by taking care of therapy dogs in training that will be matched with war veterans suffering from PTSD. Dr. Eric's favorite hobbies include fishing, hunting, and enjoying nature. He also loves spending time at home with his large family which includes June the excited black labrador and her four sisters, Barry the wise cat, two large horses and two miniature horses.
  • Dr. A. Neilan Snowden B.V.Sc.
    Dr. Neilan grew up right here in Portland, Oregon where he attended Central Catholic High School. Dr. Neilan's journey into veterinary medicine began when he left the Northwest to attend the University of Colorado. After graduating with a degree in Biology, Dr. Neilan moved half way around the world to attend the prestigious Veterinary College, Massey Univeristy, located in New Zealand. Eventually Dr. Neilan returned to the Northwest to work at Orchards Veterinary Clinic. He loves Veterinary Medicine because it is such a diverse field and there is always room for growth and specialization. Dr. Neilan currently practices general medicine and surgery in dogs and cats, but would like to expand his knowledge of orthopedic surgery. His love of animals shows through his work and unwavering dedication to the veterinary field. In his spare time, Dr. Neilan enjoys taking long walks in the park with his best friend Indy, a playful golden retriever. Dr. Neilan is an accomplished woodworker and avid sports fan. He also enjoys fine dining, hiking and traveling the world.
  • Dr. Rachel Larson D.V.M
    Dr. Rachel has wanted to be a veterinarian since she was five. Her love of animals started with weekly trips to the Denver Zoo (Rachel is a Colorado Native) and then with her dogs, cat, gerbil and green anoles growing up. Rachel further pursued her love of animals and began riding horses and went on to compete at an international level. All the while Rachel devoted most of her time to her studies. She was initially drawn to the Pacific Northwest to attend Washington State University, where she completed bachelor’s degrees in Neuroscience and Spanish. Rachel then moved back to Colorado to attend Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She is happy to be back in the Pacific Northwest living with her husband, Erik, step-son, Kaiser and their Boston Terrier, Mia. In her free time Rachel enjoys cooking, crafting and exploring.
  • Dr. Steve Kubelun D.V.M.
    Dr. Steve Kubelun was born and raised in Ventura County, CA in a suburb just north of Los Angeles. He always had a deep love for animals and initially pursued careers in wildlife biology, animal training and zookeeping. Early in his college career, Dr. Steve switched his focus to veterinary medicine. He graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. Since then he has practiced in a variety of different hospitals in multiple states including CA, MD, DE, PA, VA, OR, and WA. Dr. Steve really enjoys working with pets and their families, building relationships and seeing the joy it brings to people when their sick or injured pet is brought back to health. Dr. Steve lives with his wife, Lori, daughter, Olive, and their dog, Dr. Finkelstein. When they are not outside hiking, snowshoeing, or nordic skiing, you can find them inside reading, watching movies, or baking.


Tangelo

Tangelo came to Orchards Veterinary as a feral cat in the summer of 2012. Tangelo had a large infected wound from being attacked by a coyote. For two months he lived in the clinic while getting life saving antibiotics and laser therapy. Eventually Tangey became part of OVC, he is no longer a feral, and now lives in the clinic full time. Tangelo's favorite activities include lounging on warm blankets (after they come out ot the dryer), eating any left over dog food and attacking techs when they're holding grumpy cats.

Fun Fact: Tangelo is a blood donor!

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Monday:

8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Tuesday:

8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Wednesday:

8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Thursday:

8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Friday:

8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Saturday:

8:00 AM-1:00 PM

Sunday:

Closed