Our healthcare team provides your companion animal with quality veterinary care in a cozy, family oriented environment.
Dr. Lindsay Norman
Dr. Norman graduated from Oregon State School of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. In addition to a DVM degree, she earned a degree in History from Lewis and Clark College, and a BS (Animal Science) and MS (Animal Breeding and Genetics) from Oregon State University. After practicing in Ontario, the Oregon Coast and Idaho, she settled in Ontario, Oregon and opened Ontario Animal Hospital in 1990. Since then, her companion animal oriented practice has grown to over 1000 active clients. She particularly enjoys internal medicine, dermatology and soft tissue surgery.
Dr. Norman makes her home West of Ontario with her husband, Oregon Representative Cliff Bentz, their two cats, Sushi and Tohru, and dog, Jelly Bean. Cliff and Lindsay have two twenty-something children, Allison and Scott.
When not at the clinic, she enjoys running and cycling. She works with the Ontario Feral Cat Project and served on the Board for 6 ½ years. She was recently asked to join the Board for the Philippine Eagle “Forrest Watchers”, a non-profit group striving to save this majestic endangered bird.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Trinity is a full-time Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT), graduating from the two year program at College of Southern Idaho in 2002. She started her employment at Ontario Animal Hospital while still in high school in 1998 as a kennel attendant. Now her duties include assisting in surgery, monitoring anesthesia, dentistry, radiology, and client/patient contact. She finds critical care and diagnostics particularly satisfying. In addition, she is the Boarding House manager and our OSHA and safety committee organizer. Trinity is a native of Ontario where she lives with her husband, Cody, daughter, Emma, and son, Dylan. She has three cats, Buttercup, Flower and Cheddar, two rescue dogs, Sugar and Ellie, and a small flock of chickens. She enjoys softball, crafts, fishing and camping, and helps coach her daughter’s soccer team.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Gretchen became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2001 while working for Ontario Animal Hospital. She joined the practice in February 2000, bringing 5 years of technician and receptionist experience with her. In addition to her full time duties in the hospital, she is responsible for inventory management. Though all of veterinary medicine is enjoyable to her, Gretchen’s favorite subjects include client interaction and education, nutrition and laboratory diagnostics. Gretchen is a native of Payette, where she lives with her husband, Jamie, her daughter, Kynlee, and two cats, Shy and Binx. Barney, a Shih Tzu, and Landri, a Golden Retriever, accompany her to work daily. She enjoys reading, spending time at the family cabin and refinishing Shabby Chic furniture. Check out her Facebook page: Three Blondes, One Bright Idea.
Summer recently joined our practice as a part-time veterinary assistant. She started her veterinary career in California shortly after graduating from high school where she worked for a small animal practice. In 2008, she and her family moved to New Plymouth, Idaho, where she lives with her husband, Robert, and three children, Austin, Kenze and Delaney. In her free time, Summer enjoys working on her family’s farm raising cattle, horses, chickens and a lot of dogs. Milo is her faithful Dachshund-something cross who accompanies her to the clinic. She also enjoys leading her children’s 4H horse club, coaching soccer, camping, biking, hiking and riding horses.
Vickie joined the Ontario Animal Hospital team in June 2015 and is our full time receptionist. She has a varied background in banking and retail. She has enjoyed getting to know our clients and their companions. Vickie grew up in Payette, but now resides in Nyssa with her fiancé, Matt. Spending time with family is an important part of her life. She also enjoys bike riding, going for walks and fishing. Her furry family consists of Roscoe, a Bull dog, and two cats, PJ and Six, both of whom were adopted from the Ontario Feral Cat Project. These two hooligans have made Vickie a fan of felines.
Irene is our part-time receptionist who joined the practice in July 2016. This is her first experience working in the veterinary field. She grew up in Vale and worked for BLM for 34 years as a records manager and contracting officer. Irene is fluent in Spanish which is very helpful to our Hispanic clients and their four legged family friends. She now lives in Ontario with her daughter, Lindsey, and their cats, Icky Thumb, Adolphagus and Scylla. Her newest feline addition is Hippidy. This little kitten was an Ontario Feral Cat rescue who won her heart after he recovered from a bilateral hind leg paralysis. Irene enjoys golfing, gardening and drives in the country. You can follow her cats’ antics on Instagram @threedevilishcats.
Brenna is our part-time Kennel Assistant. You can find her most weekends in the Boarding House where she bathes canine guests, manages medications and diets, and strives to keep up with all the laundry. Brenna graduated from Ontario High School in 2015 and is now attending TVCC where she is studying natural resources. Eventually, she would like to teach. She had a chance to visit Ontario’s Sister City, Osakasiama, this last summer (2016), and found it to be a valuable learning experience. Brenna enjoys horseback riding and is a member of the Cactus Riders 4H Club. She has two cats, Poppy and Carlotta, two dogs, Finn and Remington, and her best friend, a horse named Barbie.
Katrina is a Senior at Ontario High School. She joined the Kennel Attendant team in November 2015 and works weekends to clean, care and comfort your companions during their stay with us. Upon graduation from OHS, Katrina plans to attend TVCC and pursue a degree in Nursing. Her interest in the medical field and attention to detail has earned her a position on the hospital side as the weekend Technician’s Assistant. When she is not at work or school, you can find her caring for nephews or hanging out with cousins. Her constant companion is her spunky Chihuahua, Wilfred.
Juanita is our full-time Kennel Attendant who keeps things clean and organized. Originally from a ranch outside Burns, Juanita graduated from Crane High School. She moved to Ontario in 2001 where she met her husband, Casey, and started her family. She has three children, Clayton, Kyle and Alyvia. Her ranch upbringing exposed her to a wide range of animals, making her comfortable with the care of your dogs, cats and occasional bird or exotic pet. Her personal menagerie includes chickens, Peeps, the duck, one cat, Puff, one dog, Juniper, and Betsy, the buffalo. In her spare time, she enjoys riding dirt bikes and Dual Sport motorcycles with her family. She still rides her horses when she visits the family’s ranch in Burns. In addition, she feels very fortunate to be able to care for her 94 year old Grandpa Scott. Stop by the Boarding House during any weekday to meet Juanita and tour our facility.