Our Staff

Julie Nelson, Lead Receptionist

I started my career in the Veterinary field as a Vet Tech several years ago then I took time off to raise my family. I then pursued other careers such as an HR Manager, Operations Director and Office Manager within both the United States as well as Mexico. I also worked with two non-profit organizations in Operations where I managed all aspects of the organization from daily operations to HR to Accounting. I am now so excited to be back where I first started and where my heart is; working with animals and the people who take care of them.

Brandi, Veterinary AssistantBrandi-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.


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.


Tyler GrimesTyler Grimes, Certified Veterinary Technician

I’ve been in the veterinary business since 1992 and a certified veterinary technician (CVT) since 2003. My home is occupied by 2 horses, 2 dogs, a cat, two daughters, and a wife who is a general practice veterinarian. I graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelors in Microbiology and have held many other occupations throughout the years including kennel assistant, gym associate, dairy milker, slaughterhouse processor, construction/demolition assistant, freight hub driver at PDX, parcel sorter/loader, ranch hand, and most recently a certified chauffeur for the last 5 years with a limousine company. As a CVT I have worked in Neurology for a year, Internal Medicine for 5 years, and a year as an overnight technician at a small animal surgical facility. Coming to work as a CVT for the Village Vet and Barlow Trail has been a learning/relearning process for me since this is my first time ever working as a CVT in general practice. My outside interests include ice hockey, fishing, and projects on the 5 acre hobby farm we own.



Sarah BartonSarah Barton, Veterinary Assistant

Sarah was born in Los Angeles, California and moved to Sandy, Oregon in 2007 where she went to high school. Sarah ended up moving back to California where she started her veterinary assistant career in emergency veterinary medicine and veterinary orthopedics. Sarah just loves Sandy, Oregon too much that she had to come back! Sarah has a strong passion for gaming, reading, and working and playing with her service dog, Roland (whom was named after one of Sarah’s favorite book characters!). Sarah has found her calling in veterinary medicine and is very proud to be part of the Barlow Trail and Village Vet team.



Brittney LeeBrittney Lee

I was born in Lebanon and raised in Sandy Oregon. I’m a true Oregonian! Growing up around animals has always made me want to work with these beautiful creatures since I was little. I graduated from Carrington college in 2017 and joined the Barlow Trail and Village Vet teams immediately afterwards. I’m currently working towards my CVT degree. During my spare time you can find me around my horses and with my family.



Shan HillShan Hill

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?