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Dr. Arthur Ghitea


Dr. Ghitea graduated from the University of California, Riverside in 1995 and then from veterinary school at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001.  He purchased the clinic in 2006.  Arthur, his wife, daughter and son share their home with a Yorkie named Gucci.  In his free time, he enjoys reading and riding his motorcycle.

Dr. Danielle Hughson

Dr. Hughson attributes her interest in veterinary medicine to growing up on a pig farm in NE Iowa. She attended Iowa State for an undergraduate degree in Animal Science and then moved to Massachusetts to receive her veterinary education at Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine. She moved to Oregon in 2006, worked at a mixed animal practice for two years and now concentrates on small animal medicine. She and her husband Michael have a 7-month-old boy, Henry, and together they enjoy traveling, hiking and photography.

Dr. Audrey Nelson

Dr. Nelson grew up in Wisconsin and moved to Oregon in 1989. She graduated from Oregon State's College of veterinary Medicine in 2001 and completed a one year internship in Maryland. After the internship she returned to where she left her heart... Oregon. Dr. Nelson has been with Tualatin Animal Clinic since the beginning of 2012. In her days away from work she enjoys staying busy with her son, logging miles for her next ultra marathon run and baking cookies.

Dr. Chanel Baron

Dr. Baron graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and then moved to Oregon in June of 2017. She is passionate about enhancing the bond and relationship between owners and their pets. When not working she enjoys traveling, yoga, swimming, camping and spending time with her Australian Shepherd mix and cat. She also has a goal of visiting all the national parks.

Sarah, CVT - Manager with TAC since 2000

Sarah is a native Oregonian. She has worked at Tualatin Animal Clinic since the year 2000 and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2004. In addition to working for the clinic, she is the owner and operator of a cozy, comfortable boarding facility called Timer Ridge Pet. In her spare time Sarah enjoys traveling, sewing, spending time with her husband Joel and their three dogs and four cats.

Daniel - Veterinary Technician, Supervisor, Public Relations with TAC since 2014

Daniel grew up with rescued dogs in his home and is very passionate about the well-being of man's best friend. In addition to his work in veterinary clinics, Daniel has volunteered with the Oregon Humane Society and participated with local rescue organizations that are committed to saving dogs in need. Although Daniel was born in California, Daniel feels very much like a native Oregonian. Daniel enjoys hiking with his two German Shepherds (Titan & Ivy), attending concerts and catching a great movie. Daniel is currently attending Concordia University working towards a degree in nursing.

Krystyna - Veterinary Technician with TAC since 2015

Krystyna moved to Oregon from California when she was five years old.  She spent ten years working with various animal rescue organizations and joined our team in the spring of 2015. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, traveling, spending time with her husband Mark, their two kids and her favorite little schnauzers.

Courtney - Veterinary Assistant with TAC since 2016

Courtney grew up in Thailand and has traveled all over the world. She came to us with more than fifteen years of experience working with animals. She has worked as a veterinary technician, worked with a wild animal rescue and managed a small farm. In her spare time she enjoys travel, scuba diving and spending time with her husband Brett and their two kids.

Michele - Veterinary Technician with TAC since 2016

Michele grew up in the Portland area. She has worked with animals for many years in a variety of settings and  decided to start working as a veterinary assistant after college. Michele is planning to complete her Masters Degree in Public Health and looking forward to an exciting future in epidemiology. When not working she enjoys spending time with her husband and dog hiking, cooking and sampling restaurants around Portland. 

Angel- Veterinary Assistant with TAC since 2017


Gabby - Veterinary Assistant with TAC since 2017


Stephen - Veterinary Assistant with TAC since 2017


Randy - Veterinary Technician with TAC since 2017