Our mission is to offer veterinary services dedicated to total health and well being for our community's pets. Cascade Animal Clinic is owned and operated by Kelli Rosen, DVM, and the clinic is located just a few minutes from Autzen Statium.
Dr. Rosen has owned Cascade Animal Clinic since May 2001. She quickly began building a loyal clientele by caring for pets with state-of-the-art medical techniques and equipment, and offering the ancient practices of Eastern medicine, acupuncture, and holistic herbs and treatments.
In 2006, the growing practice inspired Dr. Rosen to expand her services, and she purchased a second location — Mohawk Veterinary Hospital on Q Street in the heart of Springfield. Both locations offer clients a friendly and knowledgeable staff and the expertise of seasoned veterinarians.
Dr. Rosen invites you to schedule an appointment to visit her clinics anytime and join her family of clients who are committed to providing the best in veterinary care for their pets.
Meet Our Doctors
KELLI ROSEN, DVM
Veterinarian and Clinic Owner
Dr. Rosen's interest in animals began as a child growing up in rural Oregon, and she quickly decided to pursue a career in animal health care. After graduating from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Dr. Rosen continued her education at Oregon State University receiving a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.
Dr. Rosen became interested in the benefits of ancient Chinese and holistic practices and is currently adding a Master's degree in Chinese medicine to her credentials.
Dr. Rosen currently lives in Eugene, Oregon with her husband Eric and their two children Alex and Raechyl.
JEREMY RAY POLK, DVM
Dr. Polk graduated from St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine with a DVM and has been with Cascade since July 2016.
In his free time, Dr. Polk enjoys crocheting, metal detecting, brewing beer, hiking, fishing, and cooking.
His love for animals is lively at home with a young cattle dog named Rhubarb.
MELISSA WILBERGER, DVM
Dr. Wilberger works at both of Dr. Rosen’s clinic locations: Cascade Animal Clinic and Mohawk Veterinary Hospital.
She is a graduate of Pacific University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in chemistry, and she continued her education at Oregon State University-College of Veterinary Medicine, earning a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 2012.
To stay updated on the latest veterinary practices and techniques, Dr. Wilberger continues seeking new learning opportunities, and she is currently pursuing ultrasound diagnostic training.
When not working at our clinics or in training, Dr. Wilberger acts as a control judge/veterinarian for horse endurance rides; and in her spare time she enjoys riding horses, hiking, gardening, and spending time with her husband, two daughters, two horses, and two dogs.
We were recently excited to learn that Dr. Wilberger and her husband are expecting their third child in November 2017!
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Our Certified Veterinary Technicians
Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)
Brie is a Certified Veterinary Technician and has been working at Cascade Animal Clinic since 2007. Brie’s grandfather was a veterinarian, which gave her the opportunity to be around veterinary care all her life.
She began working for her grandfather when she was in the 6th grade, and was inspired to continue in the field. Brie earned an Associate of Arts Degree in science and continued to complete a two-year program to earn certification as a veterinary technician.
When she isn’t working, Brie enjoys walking her dogs and reading. She has three dogs—Rose, Poppy, and Felix; and three cats—Trixie, Maggie, and Ellie.
Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)
Melanie is a Certified Veterinary Technician and has an Associate of Applied Science Degree. She has been working as a CVT for 11 years.
In her free time, Melanie enjoys spending time with kids, playing video games, reading, and doing beadwork. Melanie has 10 cats at home, and a guinea pig!
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Our Veterinary Assistants
Amber is radiology certified and has 10 years of experience in veterinary care.
She grew up on a ranch and enjoys spending time doing anything outdoors, especially camping, barbecuing, hiking, fishing, snowboarding, and playing volleyball.
Amber has enjoyed many pets throughout her life, and is looking forward to filling up her home with more furry four-legged friends.
Izzy is a veterinary assistant at Cascade and has three years of experience working in veterinary care. Her favorite part of working as a vet assistant is enjoying puppy breath and kittens.
At home, Izzy enjoys spending time with her pets: Bentley, a Toy Poodle; Winston and Willow, both Westies; and two cats named Luna and Khaleesi. In her free time, Izzy enjoys camping, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.
Jennifer has worked in veterinary care for over 20 years, including 11 years as a certified technician outside the state of Oregon. She is also the co-owner of A&J Construction, LLC and spends her free time working to grow the business.
At home, Jennifer’s life includes two dogs and a cat: Walle, a young German Shepherd; Mr. Bean, a senior Chihuahua; and a very old man cat named Anubis. Jennifer enjoys making a difference in the lives of pets and their owners.
Kiersten has been with Cascade Animal Clinic since 2015. She enjoys camping, hiking, hunting, playing volleyball, taking pictures, and watching Cops on TV with her best friend Angela.
At home, Kiersten shares her life with a Black Lab mix named Rio and a Shepherd mix named Justice.
Rachael has over eight years of experience in the veterinary field. She loves making connections with clients and their pets, and she looks forward to a new challenge every day.
Her hobbies include bowling, ballroom dancing, watching movies, hiking, beach trips, and camping.
At home, Rachael enjoys spending time with her pets, including Zeke, a 2-year-old Chihuahua/Mini Pinscher who was rescued from Safe Haven; an 11-year-old charcoal Tabby named Elmer who was rescued from a previous job; and Nya, a 7-year-old long-hair Tabby who was rescued from a bad home.
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Lauren is a receptionist for Cascade and has over five years of experience working with animals. She enjoys helping animals in need and meeting all the beautiful pets that visit the clinic.
Lauren has four dogs of her own: Kona, a Labrador/Shepherd mix; Remington, an old English Bulldog; Margo, a Maltese; and Papa, a Maltese Pekingese.
When Lauren isn’t working, she's doing arts and crafts, cooking, or anything outdoors with her dog, including hiking, swimming.
Receptionist/Social Media/Professional Photograher
Michelle works part-time for Cascade as a receptionist and the clinic’s social media maven! She has been working in veterinary clinics for the past five years, having previously worked for 18 years as a Patient Specialist and Scheduling Manager for an OB/GYN.
Michelle is also a talented photographer with a busy professional photography studio called MJ's Photography (MJsPhotography-Eugene.com); and she is the fantastic photographer who provided the beautiful photos of our clinic and staff for the Web site.
When Michelle isn't working, she enjoys spending time and traveling with her teenage daughter Taylor (who is now college-bound) and her husband Michael, whom she says is not only an awesome father, husband, and business partner, but also the second shooter for their photography business.
At home, Michelle and her family share their lives with two Standard Poodles, Bella and Maggie Mae, a gray cat named Sassy, and an orange cat named Effie. Michelle's favorite part of her job at Cascade is meeting all the clients and their pets.
Sabrina worked as a medical assistant in Germany for over 10 years, and has been in the fire alarm security system field for five years. She also enjoys spending time on the Rescue Express bus transporting animals from California to Oregon and Washington.
Sabrina’s kids (and her furry kids) are her hobby! She enjoys spending her free time watching her kids play sports or hike Oregon’s beautiful waterfalls. Sabrina’s favorite thing about her job is being able to help Cascade’s patients by helping their humans.
At home, Sabrina cares for three dogs, two cats, a snake and a rat, and fosters kittens for Cat Rescue Adoption Network (CRAN).
Travis has worked in veterinary care for over six years. He enjoys interacting with clients and saying "hi" to their pets.
In his spare time, Travis enjoys walking his dogs and watching television. He shares his home with a Whippet named Ariel and two Italian Greyhounds named Spider and Ziggy.
Vanessa has been working in the veterinary field for over 20 years! She enjoys reading, playing with her daughter, listening to new types of music, playing board games, and attempting to watch every Star Trek episode.
Vanessa says the best part of her job is educating clients, meeting new people, and being part of the community. She does not currently have pets at home and is grateful for the opportunity to get puppy kisses and kitten cuddles at work!
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Carol has worked in a variety of veterinary support positions for 40 years. She enjoys keeping her skills on a current level and staying in touch with those working in veterinary medicine.
Carol also is committed to the work she does with McKenzie Cascade Dog Fanciers (Springfield's very own AKC dog club).
At home, Carol loves, raises, and shows Shiba Inu, and she has two elderly foster dogs currently living with her who have become members of her K-9 family.
Carol's hobbies include anything dog related!
Puppy Class Instructor
Charlotte has been with Cascade Animal Clinic for over 15 years. She is the instructor and coordinator for Cascade's fun and successful Puppy Classes!
Charlotte has been showing dogs since 1996, with several Shibas Inu champions to her credits. She also has two registered therapy dogs (that are also R.E.A.D. and TRAGEDY RESPONSE dogs) who love visiting schools and offering much needed love and support to the local community.
For more information about Charlotte's therapy dogs, please visit: CastleShibas.com
John graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science Degree in political science/pre-law.
He loves playing golf, hiking, and attending UO football, basketball, and track & field games (Go Ducks!).
At home, he enjoys hanging out with his big orange cat and two rescue mixed-Chihuahuas.
John says the best part of his job is the pleasure of meeting all the amazing pets that visit the clinic.
Malena enjoys her work at Cascade Animal Clinic, especially meeting all the different animals and getting to know all their different personalities.
In her free time Malena enjoys creative writing, reading, walking, and spending time with her Aussie Doodle named Mapa.
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Our Office Manager
Donna is the office manager for both of Dr. Rosen’s clinics—Cascade Animal Clinic and Mohawk Veterinary Hospital. She has worked as an office manager for nearly 20 years and has worked in the veterinary field for six years.
Managing two veterinary clinics keeps Donna busy, but on her days off she enjoys researching her ancestry, going to the coast with friends, and "just relaxing."
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"The measure of a country's greatness
should be based on how well it cares for
its most vulnerable populations"
— Mahatma Gandhi