Our Veterinarians

The Tigard Animal Hospital team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. Proudly serving the Tigard and Portland Metro areas. At Tigard Animal Hospital, it is our daily privilege to provide quality vet care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners and the local community.

Dr. Carissa Tran at Tigard Animal Hospital

Dr. Carissa Tran, Managing MDVM

Dr. Tran grew up in the small town of Duncan, Oklahoma before relocating to Oregon to attend Oregon State University. After she earned both her BS and DVM at OSU, Dr. Tran entered into small animal private practice where she is particularly interested in dentistry and pain management. She is very excited to be the managing doctor at Tigard Animal Hospital. She is an avid runner and has completed numerous races of various distances, including the Portland Marathon. She also enjoys spending her free time traveling and caring for her husband, dog, and five cats.

Animals have always been a big part of my life. Growing up, I can remember having at least one cat at home at any given time. In high school I began working as a kennel technician in a small veterinary hospital. I worked hard, learned a lot, and moved up to assisting the doctor in surgery. I set my sights on veterinary school and never let go of my dreams until I became a veterinarian.

“I cannot imagine a different career path. I love providing high quality medicine to my patients and forming relationships with so many amazing clients. My areas of interest are anesthesia, pain management, and dentistry. I love discussing dental home care with clients as well as performing surgical extractions. I believe that relieving pets of dental pain greatly improves their quality of life.”

Dr. Dr. Jill DeSau at Tigard Animal Hospital

Dr. Jill DeSau

Dr. Jill DeSau is a native Oregonian and completed her undergraduate degree at Portland State University. She went on to complete her doctor of veterinary medicine and masters in public health degrees at Oregon State University. In her downtime she enjoys hiking and camping with her husband, stepdaughter and stepson. Her furry family includes two crazy tabby cats and her greatest joy in veterinary medicine is being a voice for animals.

“I believe that humans are stewards of the animals with which we share this world and it is our duty to care for them in a way that promotes a quality of life free from pain and suffering. I believe in the human-animal bond and I have seen first-hand the benefits that this bond brings to both humans and animals. As a veterinarian, I guide and support owners as they care for their furry family members and I am there, standing by their side, as they send them over the rainbow bridge.”

Dr. Bridget Hendricks at Tigard Animal Hospital

Dr. Bridget Hendricks

Dr. Hendricks grew up in Topeka, Kansas and completed her undergraduate and veterinary degrees at Colorado State University. She has lived in the Portland area since 2011 and shares her home with her husband and 2 cats, Cleo and Macavity. Outside of veterinary medicine, her favorite activities include dancing, reading, and travel.

“I enjoy working together with people and pets, helping educate clients, and staying challenged mentally and learning every day. I enjoy working closely with colleagues that share philosophies on pet care and medicine.”

Dr. Taylor Miller at Tigard Animal Hospital

Dr. Taylor Miller

Dr. Miller grew up in Lostine, Oregon. She spent both her undergraduate and vet school years at Oregon State University where she spent her time involved with animals, theatre, and ballroom dancing. Her animal family has at various times included beef and dairy cows, horses, chickens, two dogs, four cats, and a hedgehog named Nickel.

“I find joy in veterinary medicine when I am able to feel a connection with my dog or cat patient as well as their human. My goal is to demystify medicine such that an owner feels like a fully informed partner in their pet’s care. I believe strongly that this partnership along with a preventive medicine approach is the best way to facilitate a long, comfortable life for every pet.”

Dr. Biana Tamimi at Tigard Animal Hospital

Dr. Biana Tamimi

Dr. Tamimi grew up in Austin, Texas but spent the past 8 years in the United Kingdom, and completed her veterinary medicine degree at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. With particular interests in the human-animal bond and holistic therapies, she is happy to be in the Portland area where there is such a large animal-loving community.

During her time off she is getting certified as a yoga teacher, caring for the pets of those that are homeless with the PAW Team, or exploring the natural beauty that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. She lives with 2 cuddly but feisty young cats named Bushkit and Crash, and is looking forward to finding a four-legged hiking partner in the near future.

“I practice veterinary medicine not only because I care about the well-being of the non-human creatures we share our lives with but also because it is a way of promoting a sense of community and helping people. As a veterinarian, I seek to enhance the human-animal bond between every client and pet that I meet and ensure that we are all doing our best to look after those that are voiceless but infinitely enrich our lives – our wonderful pets.”