Dr. Elizabeth Behrenfeld
Growing up on a farm in rural Oregon instilled Dr. Behrenfeld with a great respect and interest in animal care. This developed into a career as a veterinarian and a passion for all things equestrian. Dr. Behrenfeld lives with her husband Mike in the Alsea Valley with three cats and three horses. Dr. Behrenfeld has a DVM from Oregon State University and Washington State University, and she has a special interest in strengthening the human-animal bond, hunter/jumpers, and dressage.
Dr. Robyn Lantz
Dr. Lantz knew she wanted to help and care for animals since volunteering at a veterinary clinic at 10 years of age. She has always been fascinated with the unique species of the world including reptiles, birds, small furry critters, and fish - even the dangerous and the creepy-crawly! Dr. Lantz volunteers with the Humane Society and has been involved in her local veterinary association since graduating in 2004 with a DVM from Oregon State University. She is especially interested in exotic animal care.
TCVM Acupuncture Certified through IVAS (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society)
TCVM Herbal Therapy, and Food Therapy through The Chi Institute
Dr. Jilinda Lewis
Since entering vet school in 1997 and joining Ark in 2001, Dr. Lewis has been most affected by the relationships she has developed with her animal patients and clients. When not at the clinic she enjoys gardening, playing with her son Alexandre and working with her personal animals. Dr. Lewis has a dual degree DVM from Oregon State University and Washington State University. Dr. Lewis' special interest in surgery prompted her to accept an one year internship with a surgery specialty practice in Nevada in 2009. Now with the internship completed she is committed to spending time at OSU-VTH when not working at Ark or Eastgate to further expand her knowledge of surgery.
Dr. Jessica Link
The newest associate of Ark Animal Hospital and Eastgate Veterinary Clinic Dr. Link is an Oregon State University graduate that is excited to serve the community where she received her education.
Dr. Nova Prince-Kelly
Growing up with all creatures great and small, Dr. Prince-Kelly started to think about a career in veterinary medicine at an early age. Watching the bond between pets and people, she knew veterinary medicine would allow her to help both pets and their owners. Since joining Ark Animal Hospital and Eastgate Veterinary Clinic in 2007, she has loved making people happy by caring for their pets. Dr. Prince-Kelly has a DVM from Oregon State University and special interests in pain management, dentistry, preventative health, and end-of-life care.
Dr. Melody Williams
From the age of five, Dr. Williams knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Since joining Ark in 2004, she has loved witnessing the bond between her clients and patients. When not at work, Dr. Williams enjoys spending time at home with her husband and daughter, as well as their dog and cats, Winnie, Mr. Pinchy, and Mrs. Winklebottom. Dr. Williams has her DVM from Oregon State University and Washington State University. She is also certified in canine rehabilitation and has special interests in companion animal medicine and end-of-life care.