Industry Partners

Thank you to our industry partners for supporting the OVMA and our public relations program.

Find out more about becoming an industry partner and our other advertising opportunities.

Plus Partners

Norwest Contractors Inc.
We Start with Smart: A Plan and a Partnership. For No-Surprises No-Regrets Veterinary Construction. Remove All Doubt, Ask a Fellow Vet!

  • Dr. Libbi Hawkins, Gabriel Park Vet Clinic, (3 projects) (503) 245-7275
  • Dr. Thomas Mackowiak, Heartfelt Vet, (2 projects) (503) 765-1210
  • Dr. Debbie Cochell, Sequoia/Woodburn Vet Clinics (2 projects) (503) 266-6090
  • Dr. Jean Battig, Animal Dental Clinic, (503) 292-4533
  • Dr. Courtney Anders, Heart Anima Hospital, (503) 954-3393
  • Dr. Christine Ortner, Cascade Animal Hospital, (503) 655-1722

For more information:

Angella Heiber: (503) 291-6986 ext. 25

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Omni Practice Group

Over 100 years of Veterinary, Business, Finance, Brokering, and Real Estate experience. Trusted by veterinarians to purchase or sell veterinary medical practices and real estate including: associate to own, mergers, buyer’s representation, lease negotiation, building purchase/sale, associate placement and/or in-house transitions. We provide accredited valuations, creative financing solutions and personalized local service. Serving the Western United States with honesty and integrity. Initial consultation and analysis always free.


Jim Vander Mey, CPA, ABI, (877) 866-6053, ext. 2 or
Michael Kovsky, DVM  (877) 866-6053, ext. 5 or
Rodney Johnston, MBA, CMA (877) 866-6053, ext. 1 or

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First Interstate Bank
Wherever you may find yourself in your practice’s financial cycle, our team of seasoned financial professionals at First Interstate Bank are here to help guide you through your next financial plan for growth, stability or succession. Our array of financial products from equipment loans, lines of credit, treasury solutions, deposits, industry cards, ACH and internet banking can be tailored to fit and suit your individual needs to help you reach your next goal. Give us a call and one of our professionals will schedule an appointment to come visit with you.

For more information, contact:

Roger Schliecher at (503) 499-5933 or

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Architectural Werks, Inc.

Architectural Werks, Inc.

Providing veterinary architecture, space planning, interior design, consultation, and construction administration services throughout the Pacific NW since 1969.

Oregon Representative:

Jeff Clark, AIA: (425) 823-2244

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For over 55 years, AVMA PLIT has supported veterinarians with an insurance program designed by and for veterinarians. Today, the PLIT offers an extensive array of services including professional liability, business and personal insurance. Additionally, the PLIT provides veterinarians with comprehensive educational materials in the form of safety training modules, newsletters and an online library of resources.

Sales and Service Center:

800-228-PLIT (7548)

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BnK Construction, Inc.

Veterinary and Pet Care Facilities are a unique and specialized type of construction that demands a qualified and experienced contractor. BnK Construction, Inc. can assist you in all aspects of your project from site selection, equipment procurement, design on through complete construction. Please visit our Web site to discover what BnK can do for you!

For more information, contact:

Rick Shandy at (503) 342-4352

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Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

Oregon Representatives:

Jake Ray, District Manager: (253) 225-4650
Gaea Walker, Northwestern Oregon: (503) 894-3085
Dr. Amelie Hatfield, Portland: (503) 333-5128
Chris Gaub, Southern Oregon: (541) 602-8571
Lisa Olson, Bend: (541) 213-8151
Amber Roney, Vancouver WA: (360) 844-0744
Dr. Russ Drury, Professional Services Veterinarian: (901) 206-8531

HomeStreet Bank

For nearly 100 years, HomeStreet Bank has been driven to transform the financial lives of our customers—through lifelong relationships, community outreach, and expert service. We offer consumer and commercial banking, mortgage lending, residential construction loans, commercial real estate financing, and investment and insurance products and services. Founded and headquartered in Seattle, HomeStreet Bank is proud to serve customers and businesses in over 100 locations in Seattle and throughout the west.

Oregon Representatives:

Howard Boles: (949) 379-5704

Lakefield Veterinary Group

Lakefield is a privately held, family-owned company building communities of like-minded veterinarians. We know you've spent a lifetime building a veterinary hospital defined by personal care, a unique culture, and dedication to your community. We believe this legacy matters more than anything. By partnering with Lakefield when you transition the ownership of your hospital, we preserve and protect that legacy for decades to come.


Craig Coughlin, Executive Vice President, Business Development: (503) 888-3191
Gary Goldstein, DVM, FAVD, DipAVDC, Chief Medical Officer: (612) 802-5031

Medical Professionals Financial Group

Mackenzie Martin with Medical Professionals Financial Group is part of a team of highly motivated individuals dedicated to the financial health and well-being of our clients.  Our strength is generated from long-term commitment to our clients and veterinary, medical and dental communities. Mackenzie provides guidance for investments, insurance (life/disability/long term care) and financial planning. She is the endorsed advisor for financial planning for PVMA and WSVMA Members.

For a consultation, please contact:  Mackenzie Martin at (503) 697-0817 or
Registered Representative offering securities through Independent Financial Group, LLC (IFG). Member FINRA/SIPC. Medical Professionals Financial Group is not affiliated with IFG. Office of Supervisory Jurisdiction 310 N. State St. Suite 206 Lake Oswego OR 97034. OR Insurance License #708320

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For Equine Owners:

Pet Pharmacy NW

(A Professional Compounding Pharmacy)

We do not sell commercial veterinary products, supplements, flea collars, or vaccines. For we feel veterinary clinics are well-equipped to serve their clientele with these needs. We prepare prescriptions in our state of the art compounding pharmacy. Our clean rooms are certified every 6 months in accordance with USP <795> and <797> guidelines by an independent company. Our pharmacy labs include an independently certified Class 1000 clean room equipped with a Class 100 Laminar flow hoods and a Class 10,000 clean room. We regularly send samples of our products out to an independent testing facility to ensure accuracy, potency, sterility, and BUD. Our pharmacy has been a member of the Professional Compounding Centers of America since 1991. In order to suit your needs, we offer free shipping and most prescriptions can be completed on the same day.


(800) 934-6337 or

Simmons & Associates Northwest

Practice Sales/Purchases/Buy-ins/Appraisals. Ease. Education. Experience. We put the longest established, most experienced, veterinary brokerage and appraisal team to work for you. We educate you on value, the buying and selling process, and your options, to bring you ease and comfort knowing you, your practice, and your dreams are in good hands. Working with buyers achieving practice ownership dreams. Working with sellers achieving rewards from years of hard work. Getting deals done!

For more information, contact:

Nikki Nitz, CPA, CMA: (208) 664-3100

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SoundTM is by a distance the veterinary industry's #1 digital imaging and PACS company, with uncontested leadership positions in ultrasound, digital radiography, imaging education and PACS solutions. SoundTM is the exclusive provider of GE Ultrasound equipment for the veterinary market in North America.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Benjamin Arnold at (503) 956-8723 or

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Total Practice Solutions Group, LLC (Salzsieder & Associates)

We are independent brokers in the Pacific Region of Total Practice Solutions Group. TPSG is a nationwide group of veterinarians, brokers, attorneys and business experts. We meet your practice needs with Buyer Representation, Seller Representation, Appraisals, Financing Assistance, Management Consulting, Contract Negotiations, Legal Representation, Transition Planning and Real Estate Sales and Leasing. As a veterinarian, attorney and Accredited Valuation Analyst (AVA) Karl Salzsieder is uniquely qualified to provide practice owners and future buyers with honest, experienced advice to find value in your practice, to assist in the practice sale and to get clients results in the succession planning area.


Karl Salzsieder DVM, JD, AVA: (360) 636-1228 or

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Valley Insurance Professionals

Valley Insurance Professionals is an independent, full-service insurance agency, proud to represent AVMA LIFE (formerly the AVMA GHLIT). In addition to being the authorized representatives to the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine, we are able to help practicing veterinarians with the insurance needs of their family or business. Offerings include Health, Life, Medical, Disability, Long Term Care, Medicare Solutions, Auto, Home, Liability, and the OVMA Group Health Plan through Oregon’s Health COOP. Contact us today for a comprehensive review of your insurance plan. Enjoy LIFE...we’ve got the rest covered!


Brian Schneider: (503) 480-0499 or
Lisa Schneider: (503) 480-0499 or

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Zoetis is the world leader in animal health. We discover, develop, manufacture and market veterinary medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products, genetic tests, biodevices and technical services. We work to help meet the growing worldwide demand for meat, poultry, fish, and dairy foods and the increasing desire for animal companionship. With our singular focus on animal health, we strive to make our products, services and people the most valued by our veterinarian and livestock producer customers around the world.


  • Alex Hacker, Strategic Account Manager: (503) 449-1578
  • Keri Weppler, Area Business Manager: (703) 307-6333
  • Erin Kilroy, Territory Business Manager, South Portland - Willamette Valley: (425) 442-2378
  • Theresa Jones, Territory Business Manager, West Portland - Western Oregon: (503) 481-135
  • Andrew Springer, Territory Business Manager, East Portland - Central Oregon: (928) 853-6556
  • Dr. Thomas Mackowiak, Professional Services Veterinarian: (503) 200-0346

Updated: 2019-02-20 08:00:00

Author: Oregon Veterinary Medical Association