Our Staff

Jessie, ReceptionistJessie-Receptionist

Jessie has been working for Dr. Houston since March of 2014, and feels extremely blessed for the opportunity to work with such an amazing team of people. She also enjoys meeting a wide variety of animals with personalities as unique as the clients who bring them in, as well as learning fascinating information, from the life cycle of fleas, to the importance of boosting vaccines, and much more.

At home Jessie has two cats, Angelo and Josie, and a Jack Russell Terrier, named Jack. In her spare time she enjoys performing in community theater programs, reading, and exploring vintage and second hand stores and oddity shops.


Brandi HarmierBrandi-Harmier

My name is Brandi and I have been a veterinary assistant since 2000, I took a break to care for my young children and returned in 2007. I love working here and taking care of your pets. I am happily married and have two boys which keep me quite busy. I am blessed to have such a wonderful life and enjoy the time I spend at the Village Vet. We have a wonderful team that feels more like a family.


Shauna Galligan, X-Ray TechnicianShauna Galligan Village Vet

My name is Shauna Galligan. I have been a veterinary assistant at The Village Vet since June 2013. I’m currently going to school to complete my veterinary technician certification and look forward to this advanced position of veterinary medicine. I have two amazing cats, they are: Maui and Burlious.




John Davis, ReceptionistJohn Davis - The Village Vet

I’m John Davis and I live by the motto, “Live Life.” I work at the Village Vet Clinic with an amazing team. I am constantly impressed by our daily interactions with clients and patients. After, four years in the service (USN), I am proud to say that working with the team at Village Vet and Barlow Trail Vet there is a genuine bond. This is a new field for me but I enjoy every moment of it — the animals, the owners, the teams, everything.

I am a proud father of two beautiful Daughters, a light-brown Dachshund (Lady), a salt-n-pepper Boston Terrier (Jasper), and a blue-n-red Beta fish (Jenkins), two African Dwarf Frogs (Froggy and Jake). All seven of them constantly keep me on my toes. I am currently finishing my BA in Literature Arts from Oregon State University (O! S! U!).


Maggie Swinson, Patient Care CoordinatorMaggie Swinson

I’m from Virginia Beach, Virginia and have been living in Sandy, OR for about three years now. I’m currently studying Pre Med. with an Associates in Natural Sciences. I enjoy my spending my free time with my three beautiful children and wonderful boyfriend. I’ve worked in veterinary medicine for the past ten years. I love my job!





Tayler, Veterinary AssistantTayler

Tayler has spent her whole life around animals. Originally from Hawaii, she moved to Oregon with her family in 2012 which allowed Tayler to further her knowledge of animals by participating in small animal 4-H, and volunteering at the Oregon Humane Society as a youth volunteer. Working in veterinary medicine is the ideal place as it has been her dream to work with animals for as long as she can remember. In her spare time Tayler enjoys crafting, gardening, and curling up with a good book. She has two beautiful American Chinchilla bunnies Charlie and Miel, and a bichon-maltese dog named Gracie.


Shan HillGrizzly-Bear

I may be the most blessed person ever. Take my job: I get to work with the most amazing team of caring pet professionals I have ever had the privilege of knowing. I get to work for the extraordinary Dr. Houston. I get to manage the business end of things, which is work I enjoy enough to do for free (please don’t tell Dr. Houston that). And every day is different, but full of puppies and cats and dogs and kittens and even the occasional turtle or hamster or something. I live in the beautiful state of Oregon. I have two of the best sons a father could ask for. Right next to my computer, the picture of the most lovely bride. What more could a man ask for?