Dr. Wes Violet
Dr. Kris Willaman
Dr. Eleanor Teplin
255 Emerald Parkway
Creswell, OR 97426
Monday - Friday | 8:00a.m.- 5:30p.m.
Saturday | 8:30a.m. - 1:00pm.
24 Hour Large Animal
We are a proud member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners
Dr. Wes Violet
Dr. Wes Violet grew up on a farm in northwestern Ohio where he owned horses and raised beef cattle. His veterinary training included an externship in Ocala, Florida, with emphasis on equine medicine and surgery. The practice served many Thoroughbred and Arabian farms in the area. After receiving a BS in Microbiology he graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. Dr. Violet's areas of interest are equine reproduction, lameness diagnosis and treatment, and equine medicine and surgery. He has extensive experience in equine pre-purchase evaluation, and has received additional training in embryo transfer, acupuncture, and dentistry. He has been a career long member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and their four horses.
Dr. Kris Willaman
Dr. Kris Willaman received her DVM from the The Ohio State University in 1983, after obtaining a BS in Biology from the University of Cincinnati. As a student she was an in-house extern for the veterinary hospital. Dr. Willaman practiced for 10 years in the Cottage Grove area, then took a brief sabbatical to start a family, which includes three children. Kris has experience in large animal practice and is a member of the Small Ruminant Practitioners Association. Her interests include orthopedic surgery and small animal medicine. She has completed training in Penn Hip certification. In her spare time Dr. Willaman enjoys studying foreign language and is currently learning Japanese.
Dr. Eleanor Teplin
Dr. Teplin grew up riding horses on the outskirts of Washington D.C. She spent several years in Vermont where she earned her bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Vermont. She came to Oregon in 2004 and earned her DVM from Oregon State University. She is excited to work with both large and small animal patients and has special interests in surgery and nutrition. Outside of
the clinic, Eleanor spends time with her two boys, Ethan and Elijah, her dogs, Isis and Roxy and cats Smudge and Dobby.
Marion Bayman started in 1999. Marion is very versatile assisting in the business office, filing and record keeping. Marion has been involved with horses throughout her life. She especially enjoys trail riding with friends at Elijah Bristow State Park.
Karen Wright started in June of 1999. She earned a 2-year business degree at LCC. Karen works in the business office and helps maintain accounting and medical records. She is a cat enthusiast, loves her dog Duke and is an accomplished bowler.
Kendel is one of our small animal technicians. Her primary duties include small animal medicine and surgery and she assists in large animal as well. Kendel began her career in veterinary medicine in California just after she graduated from high school. She moved to Oregon and continued her work in animal care. She married has two daughters, together they enjoy spending time with their 5 horses and raising a small herd of Beef Cattle.
Debi Locke joined our practice in September 2012. She is currently serving as a small animal technician. She and her family have lived in the Mohawk Valley for nine years. They have four dogs, two cats, two horses and a tortoise named Tordo. Debi grew up showing dogs in breed shows and obedience trials and won many accolades as a dog handler. She was also active in her local horse 4-H group and the Morgan Horse Association, along with competing in 3-Day Eventing throughout Oregon and Washington. As a parent Debi is actively involved in the OHSET community and will be assisting with the Thurston High School Equestrian Team during the 2014-2015 school year.
Kasee Harris joined our team in October of 2011. She is talented and versatile for she is a small and large animal technician as well as receptionist and our inventory manager. She was born and raised in Cottage Grove and was crowned 2012-2013 Cottage Grove Riding Club Rodeo Queen. She grew up riding horses, and is currently the proud owner of four horses and three dogs.
Bobbi Smith joined our clinic in July 2012 as a CVT after
receiving her license in November 2011.
She works in our practice with the small and large animals as well as
serving clients at the reception desk when needed. Bobbi grew up with 3 chocolate labs and
participated in 4H with her Palomino quarter horse. After graduating from the University of
Oregon with a BA in anthropology she spent 4 years as a veterinary assistant at
the Emergency Veterinary Hospital in Springfield, Oregon. She has been happily married 18 years to her
husband and they have a wonderful 3-year-old son together. They all enjoy the outdoors, whether it be
hiking, fishing, biking, or just relaxing.
Dara started working at our clinic May of 2008 as a large and small animal technician. She graduated from Linn Benton Community College with her Veterinary Technician certificate in 2006. She began working as a technician right away and was then hired at South Willamette. Dara spent three winters in Florida working with jumpers under a trainer at the Winter Equestrian Festival. She is currently studying Dental Hygiene in Portland during the week but continues to share her animal expertise at our clinic most weekends. When she has free time she continues to train horses and works with her three Australian Shepherds Kyra, Axel and Gambit in agility.