Meet Our Doctors
We have a diverse group of veterinary doctors, committed to continuing their education to offer you the best in veterinary care to our patients. Our doctors collaborate with each other, which helps them to provide better care and to consult each other. We have a doctor on call until 12 am every night to answer all your concerns related to your pet. We have three doctors in the small animal facility every day, and one in the large animal facility.
Dr. Dustin Galbraith
Dr. Galbraith received his degree from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine. His primary interests include mixed animal medicine with an emphasis on horses and small ruminants including camelids. He believes that all animals, even production animals, are part of a family and deserve the same quality and compassionate care. In his spare time, Dustin enjoys hanging out with his three daughters, Abby, Ayla, and Amber, and his wife Michelle. You will often find him camping, working on his jeep, or roping with his horse Raider.
Dr. Gretchen Glose
Dr. Gretchen Glose graduated from Wisconsin State University and started working for Valley Veterinary Clinic in 2013. Her primary interests include mixed animal medicine with an emphasis on cows and herd management. In her spare time, Gretchen enjoys hiking, biking, and hanging out with her husband, Josiah, and dog, Ein.
Dr. Kayleen McClain
Dr. McClain graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her primary interests include small animal ruminants and herd management. She also enjoys small animal internal medicine. Kayleen believes that each animal has a voice and truly advocates on their behalf. Outside of work, Kayleen enjoys hiking barefoot, gardening, and hanging out with her three cats and dog, Dove.
Dr. Michelle Galbraith
Dr. Michelle graduated from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine where she met her husband Dustin. Her primary interests include small animal medicine and soft tissue surgery as well as client communication and human resources. Michelle believes that is not only important to treat patients, but also to provide knowledge, advice, and piece of mind to our clients. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys spending out with her three daughters, Abby and Ayla, and husband, Dustin, through outings to the pool, park, and zoo. She also enjoys practicing piano, photography, and riding her horse Dotty.
Dr. Sally McNair
Dr. McNair graduated from the University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine. With over 30 years of practicing at Valley, Dr. McNair has developed a healthy interest in small animal soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. Sally believes that quality veterinary care should be easily accessible and affordable to clients. In her spare time, Dr. McNair enjoys driving with her Tennessee Walkers, and going on car tours with her husband, Kelley.
Dr. Lynn Taylor
Dr. Taylor graduated from Texas A & M College of Veterinary Medicine. She has been practicing in the Northwest for over 30 years, and she has been a member of the Valley Vet Team for over 25 years. Her primary interests include small animal medicine and cytology. She believes in providing the best quality of care to all of her numerous patients and families. Outside of work, Dr. Taylor enjoys all things French. She is married to a Veterinarian who now teaches at the Rainier High School.
Certified Veterinary Technicians:
Marie started working for Valley in 1992 as part time help in the kennels. Through her training here, in 2003, she became a certified veterinary technician. Outside of work, Marie enjoys spending time with her husband, and taking trips to the coast.
Kelly D'Agrosa Jewell
Kelly started working for Valley Veterinary Clinic in 2017 while finishing her degree at PCC in the veterinary technician program. Kelly enjoys large animal medicine, particularly horses, owning a few herself. In her spare time, Kelly gives riding lessons and enjoys spending time with her husband, horses, and dogs.
Tango graduated from Portland State University with a degree in Sociology and Philosophy. She came to work for Valley in 1995 and received her Veterinary Technicians License in 1999. She particularly enjoys working with clients and their animals. Outside of work, Tango enjoys camping, walking her dogs, and cuddling with her cats.
Shawna graduated from LCC in 2012 with an associates in medical administrative support and a certificate of proficiency in veterinary assisting. Although she enjoys many aspects of her job, her favorite is caring for critical, and senior patients. She believes that all animals and clients deserve as much love and support as she would offer to her own. When she is not working, Shawna enjoys spending time with her best friend and husband as well as watching her six children and nine grandchildren laugh and enjoy themselves. In her down time, she enjoys watching her two horses graze in the field with her two dogs and three cats.
Cindy grew up in Clatskanie and now lives in Rainier Oregon. She graduated from LCC for veterinary assisting in 2009. Cindy enjoys the challenge of a fast pace clinic and particularly enjoys caring for hospitalized patients. Outside of work, Cindy enjoys taking her dog, Leroy, on new adventures, going to movies, traveling, spending time with family, and relaxing at home during her down time.
Brenda joined the VVC team as an assistant in 2007. She enjoys helping all animals especially cats. If you have had your animal groomed here, chances are likely Brenda has accomplished that job providing excellent care for your patient. In her spare time, Brenda enjoys volunteering through the Vernonia Lions Club, and cuddling with her cats, dogs, and horses at home.
Katelyn graduated in 2016 with a Bachelors of Science in Animal Sciences at BYU Idaho. Since then, Katelyn has been working for Valley Veterinary Clinic as a veterinary assistant. She enjoys the fast paced work environment and variety of tasks that must be performed with each patient as an assistant. Outside of work, Katelyn enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and here two cats.
Client Care Representatives:
Virginia has worked for Valley Veterinary Clinic since she was in high school. Through her time here, she has been involved with every aspect of the clinic. Currently she primarily supports Valley through managing our client care team and facility paperwork. In her spare time, Virginia enjoys camping with her husband and spending time with her grandchildren.
Katie graduated from Davidson College in North Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 2010. From the south, Katie has found herself flying across the country to the PNW to devote a year of service to AmeriCorps in Vancouver, WA. Since that time, she has joined the VVCteam in 2015 and enjoys getting to know her community. She loves being able to help families care for their beloved pets. In her downtime, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband, two dogs, two cats, and four goats of her farm at Brincken acres.
Alicia starting working for Valley in 2016 after graduating from Capital High School in Olympia. She currently is in the process of becoming a certified veterinary technician. Alicia grew up bringing her animals to VVC, and because of the care her, and her pets received, she developed a passion for helping animals. In her spare time, Alicia enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, and furry friends including her pet turtles.
JuliAnn graduated from Portland Community College with a certification in Veterinary Technician and became an licensed CVT for Valley Vet. JuliAnn uses her technical skills to help patients receive quick emergency care at Valley. JuliAnn enjoys helping clients understand their patients treatment plans. You may also see her dog, Speedy, at the desk as the resident chihuahua greeter.
Tara started working for Valley Veterinary Clinic as a licensed veterinary technician. After working for several years, she transitioned to bookkeeping and accounting management. Currently, Tara is our hospital manager and bookkeeper. In her spare time, Tara enjoys playing with her animals and grandson. Many people will meet her little dachshund named “Little Guy,” following her around at work.
Cheryl Beeson Marsch
Cheryl joined the VVC team in 2016 after her husband retired from the US Navy and returned home. As our human resource manager, Cheryl performs a variety of tasks from receptionist to a resource for our team members. She loves helping our staff and clients and most of all our patients. She enjoys the diversity seen here at Valley. In her off time, she enjoys riding her horse, quad, camping and playing with her granddaughter.
Roberta started working for Valley Veterinary Clinic as a certified veterinary technician. After several years of performing multiple tasks, Roberta (known to most as Bert), became our ordering connoisseur for the clinic. These days, you can rely of Bert to quickly stock, locate, and order any form of medication, equipment, or supply for any patient in need. In her spare time, Bert enjoys clam digging at the coast with her dog Margarita, and spending time with her three children and numerous grandchildren.
Valley Veterinary Clinic is open 6 days a week (Mon-Sat), and available 7 days a week (until 12AM)
for after hours emergency services for both large and small animal existing clients.
Monday-Friday: 8:00-5:30 pm
Saturday: 8:00-12:00 pm
(small animal only)
We proudly serve Rainier, OR and the surrounding areas of Scappoose, St. Helens, Marshland, Columbia City, Goble, Clatskanie, Astoria, Vernonia, Beaverton.
We go as far north as Touttle, WA including Longview, Kelso, Toledo, Kathlamath, Castle Rock
Monday - Friday 8:00AM to 5:30PM
Saturday 8:00AM to 12:00PM*
*Small Animal Only
We are available for emergencies to existing clients