Dr. Hernan Montilla was born and raised in Puerto Rico, where a love of animal care was instilled in him early on in life. Dr. Montilla earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Puerto Rico before attending veterinary school at Ross University. He completed a year of clinical studies at Texas A&M University, then took an externship at the Indianapolis Zoo, where he helped train dolphins to accept ultrasound exams. Next, Dr. Montilla worked with small animals, exotic pets, and even zoo animals in Massachusetts and Hawaii before completing a residency in theriogenology—the study of animal reproduction—at Oregon State University, where he would ultimately remain on-staff as a professor in the school’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital for eight years.
Dr. Montilla is highly proficient in ultrasound, laparoscopic surgery, and endoscopy. He has specialized surgical and diagnostic skills for the treatment of ovarian and uterine conditions, mammary tumors, retained testicles, laparoscopic and ovary-sparing spays, stomach-tacking procedures in large dogs, and vasectomies.
Dr. Montilla is a diplomat for both the Society For Theriogenology and the American College of Theriogenologists, along with supporting the mission of the Theriogenology Foundation.
Outside of his interests in the world of veterinary medicine, Dr. Montilla enjoys water sports, sailing, visiting microbreweries, and spending time with his family - his wife Liz and their two sons.
Elizabeth Montilla has grown up loving animals, family, and fun. Liz is known for her wide range of veterinary technician services and management in kennels, vet clinics, and the veterinary hospital of Oregon State University. Liz is a Certified Veterinary Technician and will often be the first voice you hear when giving us a call.
With her wide range of skills from veterinary medicine to cosmetology, Liz's favorite position and experience has and is being the CEO and President of her two sons!
Liz likes to spend her time doing DIY projects, shopping, and of course spending time with her family - Dr. Montilla, their two sons, and their 4 dogs.
Meet Meg! The blue-haired mermaid of anyone's veterinary tech dreams! Meg has been in the veterinary medicine field for over a decade and has had roles starting from kennel technician to reception and veterinary technician. You will often be chatting with Meg through emails as she sets up all the records needed for your successful appointment.
Meg has worked in critical care, emergency, dermatology, internal medicine, and neurology. Meg's most memorable role was working at the veterinary hospital of North Carolina State University.
Meg loves to spend her time competing in roller derby! When Meg isn't at the roller rink you will find her at home doing gardening, painting, and resin art, or out and about pet sitting.
Meet Alyssa! Aly has been an animal care taker for over 10 years. Her passion has always been animal behavior and enrichment and she has even trained bears, panthers, and a feisty pelican. Alyssa also loves education, thus you will often find her right in the room with you answering as many questions you have in order to feel assured in any situation!
Alyssa has worked in critical care, emergency, equine, wildlife rescue, and shelter medicine.
When Alyssa is not working she loves to go to the beach, scuba dive, snorkel, and kayak.
Meet Emma! While new to the field of veterinary medicine she certainly isn't new to the animal caretaking passion. Before starting out here at the clinic Emma worked in restaurants, walked dogs, and has pet sit. Now you will often see her first as she greets you and your pet and takes their vitals!
Emma has always been interested in vet med and has recently graduated from the pre-vet program at her high school. As she explodes the veterinary medicine world she stays positive and meets her patients with understanding and compassion.
In her free time, Emma likes to hang out and play with her two dogs. Emma also enjoys going to the gym, watching carpool karaoke, and painting.