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New house officers welcomed

July 19th, 2011

Eight new Clinical Sciences house officers have joined the College. Two new Biomedical Sciences residents have also joined us. Please welcome them and introduce yourself when you see them. Click to read their bios:

Dr. Lindsay Compton, Small Animal Intern

Dr. Compton received her DVM at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2011, and her BA at Columbia University, Barnard College in 2006. She moved to Corvallis from Dallas, Texas. Dr. Compton and her fiancé Travis have two English Labradors, Laila and Charlie. Her hobbies are running marathons, baking, working crossword puzzles, rock climbing and going to the movies.





Dr. Jennifer Donofrio, Large Animal Clinical Fellow

Dr. Donofrio received her BS in Biology from the University of California, Riverside, MS Veterinary Science degree from the University of Kentucky (Gluck Equine Research Center) in 2001, and her DVM (equine track) from the University of California, Davis. She practiced in central Kentucky for six years at Keeneland Racecourse, Kentucky Horse Park and Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. She also provided ambulatory veterinary services to central Kentucky horse farms. Dr. Donofrio has an awesome 13-year-old cat named Wyatt. Her family currently resides in Southern California. In her spare time, she builds and flies remote control model airplanes. She also enjoys running, travel and horse racing.


Dr. Ho received her BVSc Hons from the University of Sydney, Australia, and her graduate diploma of Animal Chiropractic from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. She had a surgery fellowship at Louisiana State University prior to coming to OSU. She has a 3-year-old male Heeler x named Iroh who came from the New Orleans SPCA where he was used in the pet therapy program. She enjoys soccer, martial arts, table tennis and photography.





Dr. Kelly Hughes, Anatomical Pathology Resident

A Colorado native, Dr. Hughes came to Corvallis from Ontario, California. She received her DVM in 2011 from Western University of Health Sciences in California and her BA in Biochemistry in 2005 from the University of Colorado. Prior to being a vet student, Dr. Hughes worked as a veterinary assistant at a small animal practice in Boulder, Colo., and as a supervisor at Greenwood Wildlife Sanctuary in Lions, Colo. She is here with her fiancé, an Oregon native, and their dog, Moyo (who hates the rain).






Dr. Yuri Lawrence, Small Animal Medicine Resident

Dr. Lawrence, also a PhD student, received his MA in 2006 from Boston University School of  Medicine and his DVM in 2010 from Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. He moved to Corvallis from Raleigh, N.C., where he was a Small Animal Rotating Intern at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has three Persian cats, Mufasa, 11, who came from Paris, France in 2000; and Rajah, 4, and Shere Khan, 2, both from Boston, Mass. He said, “I love the outdoors and I am addicted to running long distances.”



Dr. Nicole LeBlanc, Cardiology Resident

Dr. LeBlanc received her DVM in 2010 from Madison, Wisc. She moved from Raleigh, N.C. in June where she completed her small animal rotating internship at North Carolina State University. She said, “Our pet is a handsome 6-year-old black Labrador mix. He’s a willing partner for hiking, mountain biking, or his most preferred pastime of napping.”





Dr. Beth Marks, Small Animal Intern

Dr. Marks received her DVM from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she has lived the past four years while in vet school. She has a 5½-year-old Golden Retriever named Jack that she rescued when he was two-years-old during her first year of vet school. She also has a 13-year-old kitty named Maizy that used to be the hospital cat where she worked in Boston, Mass. She’s had her for almost four years. Dr. Marks was born and raised in Boston, Mass.



Dr. Matt O’Donnell, Small Animal Intern

Dr. O’Donnell received his DVM from University California, Davis. He moved from Carmichael, Calif. He worked throughout vet school as an OR technician for a group of small animal surgeons. Matt shared, “I live with my beautiful wife and our rambunctious 2-year-old son. We have three dogs: a Catahoula, a German Shepherd mix, and a Golden Retriever (who is a new blood donor for the teaching hospital).”






Dr. Austin Viall, Clinical Pathology Resident

Dr. Viall received his BS in Microbiology at the University of Idaho and DVM at Washington State University in 2010. He then completed a small animal rotating internship at WestVet Animal Emergency and Specialty Center in Boise, Idaho, before moving to Corvallis. He wrote, “My lovely fiancée Jennifer Jouas will be moving here later this summer from her position as a document conservator at the Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections unit at Washington State University. They have two pets. Mr. Foggy Bottoms, “Foggy,” their not-so-little shorthair grey tabby cat. He is mostly sweet, but an absolute heathen at times. In the dog realm, they have their “little girl” Maple, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. He added, “I am 100% Air Force brat. Thanks to this, I have literally lived and traveled all around the US and the world, including South Korea, Alaska, and the Deep South (to me, a whole other country! We consider ourselves fairly outdoorsy. We are going to become Timbers fans instead of Sounders fans.”


Dr. Trina Westerman, Large Animal Medicine Resident

Dr. Westerman received her DVM from The Ohio State University and her BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Illinois. She completed an equine internship at Wisconsin Equine Clinic prior to moving to Corvallis from Oconomowoc, Wisc. She grew up in Kankakee, Ill., about an hour south of Chicago. She moved here with her sister. She has a Husky mix named Lisey.




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