Our Team

The Team at Tigard Animal Hospital

Our staff of experienced and expert veterinarian doctors and skilled vet staff is ready when your pet needs us. Call or contact us today to learn more.

Cher Smith at Tigard animal hospital

Cher Smith
Hospital Manager

Cher Smith has been managing veterinary practices up and down the west coast for 30 years and has been with Tigard Animal Hospital since 2014. Her passion is excellent client service and ensuring quality pet care for our patients. She lives in Beaverton with her family including 2 beautiful dogs and an array of exotic cats.


Amica - Scheduling Coordinator

Amica at Tigard Animal HospitalAmica grew up in Washington and started working in the veterinary field in 2007. She moved to Portland in 2012 and shares her home with her 2 cats, Banjo (pictured) and Lulu, who is camera shy. She loves working with clients and getting to know their pets on a personal level. When she is not working she loves to spend time with her family and friends.

Melia - Receptionist/Groomer

Melia at Tigard animal hospital

Melia grew up in the small town of Petaluma, California which is about 40 minutes north of San Francisco. She moved to Oregon in 2015 and loves it! She lives with her two cats, Chloe & Scandalpants, as well as Iggy the piggy and Frankie the Boston Terrier/French Bulldog mix that belongs to her roommates! Melia has had a passion for working with animals for as long as she can remember. Melia is also a certified groomer and would love to beautify your pets!

Paulina - Client Service Manager

Paulina - Client Service ManagerPaulina joined Tigard Animal Hospital in 2015. She has worked with pets for over 5 years and her main area of interest in animal behavior. When she is not at work she is hiking or enjoying the many things Portland has to offer with her small chaweenie, Pearl.

Sydney - Receptionist

Sydney Receptionist at Tigard Animal HospitalSydney is an Oregon native and has been with Tigard Animal Hospital since 2016. She is a long time animal lover and can't wait to have fur babies of her own, but for now loves playing with her mom's dog Ernie! In her free time, She loves hiking, going to the beach and being around friends and family. Sydney is excited to be a part of the Tigard Animal Hospital Team

Veterinary Technicians

Alex - Lead Technician

Alex at Tigard Animal Clinic

Alex graduated from Washington State University with a B.S. in Zoology. She started her interest in the veterinary field in high school, where she volunteered with a travelling veterinarian. She owns a Boxer/Dalmatian mix named Jack, 2 rats, and several fish. In her spare time she likes to hike, go on road trips, and work on aquariums. She also loves to watch hockey and WSU football.

Audrey - Vet Tech

Alex at Tigard Animal Clinic

Audrey graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Animal Science in 2013, and is currently working on her Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology to get certified. Audrey joined the Tigard Animal Hospital team in September of 2013. She has a dog named Trillium, 2 cats named Bae and Drago, and a snake named Monty. Audrey enjoys hiking, fishing, playing in the snow and water, and snuggling with her fur babies.

Madi - Vet Tech

Madi Vet Tech at Tigard Animal HospitalMadi is a native Oregonian who grew up in a small town with 5 siblings and 6 dogs. She studied Animal Sciences at OSU. While she started in reception and client service here at Tigard Animal Hospital in earl 2014, Madi now works as a veterinary technician on or medical team. She is certified in animal radiology and her favorite part of working in the veterinary field is comforting nervous pets. She enjoys taking her Pomeranian mix, Bentley, to the river for kayaking and chasing ducks. Madi recently rescued a kitten named Savage, whose favorite pastime is wrestling with Bentley